Thursday, February 4, 2016

CONTEXT 2016 call for entry

 

CONTEXT 2016

Filter Photo is pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for a juried exhibition, Context 2016.  The exhibition will be held at Filter Space and run from March 11 – April 22, with an artists’ reception on Friday, March 18. Context 2016 will be juried and curated by Jennifer Murray, Executive Director of Filter Photo.
A Juror’s choice award and honorable mention will be awarded. The Juror’s choice award comes with a $500 cash prize.

Important Dates:


February 5th: Submissions Close
Mid-February: Entrants are notified of juror’s decision
March 6th: Accepted work must arrive at gallery
March 11th: Exhibition opens at Filter Space
March 18th: Artists’ Reception
 April 22nd: Exhibition closes

Open Theme:


Juror and curator Jennifer Murray will consider all types of photographic work for this 2nd annual survey exhibition of contemporary photography.  This open theme allows for the widest understanding of the medium and current photographic practices.

About the Juror:


Jennifer Murray is the Executive Director of Filter Photo.  She is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator with more than 15 years experience working in the city’s arts community.  Prior to her appointment as Executive Director she served as Director of the Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, where she organized a broad range of art and design exhibitions over an eleven-year period. Murray is also a founding member of the curatorial collective The Exhibition Project, for which she has helped organize exhibitions including Expanding the Frame, New Landscapes, and an upcoming exhibition at the Freeport Art Museum. She maintains an active photographic practice herself and was recently awarded grants from both the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Murray is currently an Instructor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago, and she has also spent many years teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago.

Submissions 


All types of photographic work will be considered. The entry fee is $25 for 3 submissions and $5 for each additional submission with a maximum of 6 submissions. Entry is $25 for 6 submissions for current Filter Members.
Digital files should be saved as JPEGs and sized at 72 dpi and 1000 pixels for the longest edge. All files must be titled with last name and first initial of the artist, plus the image number, (e.g. SmithJ1.jpg or DoeJ1.jpg.) Accepted artists agree to their work being used to promote the exhibition.
Entrants will be informed of the juror’s decision in mid February. Artists receive 100% of all proceeds from artwork sales.

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