Call for Entry | Context 2016

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.

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
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.


Call for Proposals | Filter Photo, Filter Space

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Due: April 13, 2015

Filter Photo is pleased to announce an open call for exhibition proposals for Filter Space, the organization’s new, permanent gallery! We welcome photographic proposals of all types, whether traditional or experimental, or coming from an emerging curator or a veteran artist. Filter Photo hopes to attract a broad range of proposals the reflect the creative diversity of the contemporary photographic community.

Accepted proposals will receive:

• A 4 to 6 week exhibition at Filter Space to take place between July of 2015 and June of 2016

• An online gallery on Filter Photo’s website featuring exhibited artwork

• At least 1 exhibition reception, with refreshments provided

• The opportunity to host an event in conjunction with the exhibition (e.g. a workshop or artist’s talk)

• Exhibition marketing including printed postcards, an email to Filter Photo’s list, coverage on Image 37 (Filter Photo’s blog),
and other social media promotion

• A small stipend to help cover exhibition costs (variable—for more information click here)

• A discount of 10% for all exhibition artwork produced through LATITUDE, a nonprofit digital lab that adjoins Filter Space

For more information take a look at the website here.