Due: February 5, 2016
Context 2016 will run from March 11th through April 22nd, with an artists’ reception on Friday, March 18th.
A Juror’s choice award and honorable mention will be awarded. The Juror’s choice award comes with a $500 cash prize.
The exhibition is juried by Jennifer Murray, Executive Director of Filter Photo.
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.
Mid-February: Entrants are notified of juror’s decision
March 6th: Accepted work must arrive at gallery
March 11th: Exhibition opens
March 18th: Artists’ Reception
April 22nd: Exhibition closes
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 LevitonA+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.