29th Annual Juried Members Exhibition
The Griffin Museum of Photography
Entry Deadline: Feb. 28
Our annual call for entry is now open for submissions from February 1st thru 28th, 2023, for all creative artists using photography as a primary medium, highlighting still images and including moving images, installation, and public works, experimental and mixed techniques for inclusion in our summer exhibition.
The Griffin Museum celebrates the craft of photography and the community it serves in its thirtieth year with our Annual Juried Members Exhibition. We want to know what you have been up to creatively over the last 3 years.
The call for this years exhibition is Under the Mask.
This call for entry invites photographers to submit work about the psychological, social, and emotional results of the last three years. We’ve all seen the photographs of masked citizens, but what transpired behind the mask? What were the aftereffects when we put our masks away? Artists are invited to submit work made since 2020….
About our Juror Lisa Volpe –
Lisa Volpe is Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Previously, she was the Curator of the Wichita Art Museum, held various curatorial roles at the Santa Barbara
Museum of Art (SBMA), and fellowships at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her 2021 exhibition catalog, Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, was one of two finalists for the Association of American Publishers Prose
Awards. Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power, published for the 2022 exhibition, was named a “must read” by Esquire and New York Magazines.
Submission Guidelines –
Fee – $35 for submission of up to 5 images
Submissions accepted through CaFE – Submission period ends February 28th, 2022 at 11:59 Mountain time.
Evaluation Criteria –
The Griffin Museum invites member photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We are excited to review all forms of the photographic image, including moving image, installation and public works, experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. The members exhibition celebrates the creativity of all of our members using photography in their practice.
The number of photographs in the exhibition will be approximately 60 photographs.
ELIGIBILITY: This Call for Entries is open to all active member photographers. Entrants must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography (with a current membership through April 2023). We always welcome new members as part of our family and offer a broad range of member opportunities. While some opportunities are for long distance members like our on-line classes, and programs, we want you to feel like part of our community from wherever you reside. There is a membership level for Distance Members for those outside of New England.
Must be a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography through April 30, 2023. There is the availability to renew memberships.
All images must be submitted as jpeg files, sized to 1200 px on the longest dimension, (72 dpi is fine), and in Adobe RGB or sRGB color space only.
All entries that do not adhere to the guidelines above will be rejected. Upload through the Café Portal 5 images. 8 images can be submitted for members at the dual/family level ($75) or above. Do not submit 8 images if you are not a Dual/Family Member or above. We will contact you to remove 3 images from your submission if your membership is not at the Family or above levels.
All memberships will be verified before delivery to juror. The jurying will be anonymous.
$1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award
$500 Griffin Award
$100 Honorable Mentions (5)
(2) Exhibition Awards that will take place next June and July 2023.
(1) Director’s Prize with exhibition and catalog
A catalog of the 29th Members Juried Exhibition will be produced.
An online digital showcase from photographs not chosen by the juror will be produced and available for viewing in the Museum.
Exhibition Dates –
April 21 – May 28, 2023
Artist Reception – April 21, 6.30 to 8pm.
Online Artist Panels highlighting Winning and Honorable Mention Artists.
April 27th – 7pm Eastern
May 4th – 7pm Eastern
May 16th – 7pm Eastern
TBD – Member Project(ions) – Participating members of the exhibition will have the opportunity for a slide show evening event on the Griffin Rotary Terrace.
Curator in Residence opportunity for exhibiting artists to meet with the jurors for a 30 minute portfolio review.
If selected for exhibition –
Artwork must be framed and ready to hang. Artists will pay shipping to and from the museum.
The Griffin Museum invites member photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. There is no theme. We are excited to review all forms of the photographic image, including moving image, installation and public works, experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. The members exhibition celebrates the creativity of all of our members using photography as an element in their practice.
All entrants must use the CallForEntry (CaFE) online entry system.
1. Access the CaFE site and create a free personal account. https://www.callforentry.org/
2. Upload your files into your CaFE portfolio with these specifications:
Image resolution: 1920 pixels (long dimension) @ 72 ppi
Profile: AdobeRGB(1998). Save file as an 8bit Jpeg. Files must not exceed 5MB.
Please remove any visible names, titles, watermarks, etc.
8 images can be submitted for members at the dual/family level ($75) or above. Please submit 5 images through cafe and send the remaining 3 images to [email protected] – subject line Additional Submission Juried Show All memberships will be verified before delivery to juror. The jurying will be anonymous.
Notification and Submission of Artwork: All entrants will be notified of the results via email after March 15th, 2023. Check your spam or junk folders for this notice.
For invited gallery artists ONLY (online artists do not send artwork) artwork must arrive at GMP no later than Friday April 14, 2023 . Work delivered after this date will not be exhibited without prior arrangements.
The number of photographs in the exhibition will be approximately 60 photographs. There are additional opportunities for digital and public art presentations in addition to the museum exhibition throughout the course of the exhibition.
Preparing your image for exhibition
All artwork for display in the gallery must be ready-to-hang. Framed pieces can be wood or metal and in any style or profile and must be glazed, Plexiglas is preferred. Mounted prints are welcome as long as they have some hanging method. Matted but unframed work will not be displayed. Your finished piece must not exceed 30 inches on the long side and weigh less than 10 pounds, with hanging wire securely attached to the back of the frame. No saw tooth hangers. Diptych, triptych, multiple images, etc. must not exceed 30 inches combined on the long side. For the safety of your piece and our gallery visitors, no exceptions will be granted for these framing requirements.
Delivery of Art
Accepted work needs to arrive at the Griffin Museum of Photography no later than Friday, April 14, 2023 via only Federal Express, UPS or USPS. Hand deliveries are welcome during gallery hours, Tuesday – Sunday, Noon – 4:00pm.
If you ship your work please use sturdy, reusable packaging — we will use the same packaging to return the piece to you. You may use reusable fiberboard containers or sturdy cardboard boxes, with additional bubble wrap and cardboard for shock protection. Use of Styrofoam peanuts or similar loose packaging material is discouraged.
FedEx, UPS or USPS can be shipped to the Museum. Please include a prepaid return-shipping label with additional insurance if desired for the return of your work. No cash or personal checks please.
Prints that do not meet our requirements, arrive late or damaged, cannot be hung properly, or are deemed by the jurors and Griffin Museum of Photography to be of poor quality will be not be exhibited. While your work is in our possession, in the event of loss, damage or theft, the Griffin Museum liability is limited to replacement cost of materials only. A signed Exhibitor Agreement needs to accompany your work or be completed upon our receipt of the piece. About the Griffin Museum
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses four galleries dedicated to the photographic arts: The Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world’s leading photographers, the Atelier Gallery and Griffin Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists. The Griffin is also home to the extensive archives of museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin. The Griffin Museum of Photography also maintains 2 additional satellite galleries: Lafayette City Center Passageway in Boston Downtown Crossing, in Winchester @WinCam at Winchester Community Access and Media. For more on the Griffin Museum of Photography, visit www.griffinmuseum.org