Call Detail
28th Annual Members Juried Exhibition

Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890




Contact Email: photos@griffinmuseum.org
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts
Entry Deadline: 4/15/22
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Griffin Museum of Photography): $35.00

© Aline Smithson, Fugue State, Awarded Directors Prize 2021

28th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

7 July - 4 September, 2022

Artist Reception July 10, 2022 at 4 PM. 

Online artist talks celebrating the award-winning artists during the course of the exhibition. Dates below. 

The Griffin Museum celebrates the craft of photography and the community it serves in its thirtieth year with our Annual Juried Members Exhibition. Our jurors are part of the legacy of the Griffin Museum, and we are thrilled they have agreed to jury this exhibition. As former Associate Directors, Frances Jakubek and Iaritza Menjivar have a long-standing connection to the museum and its members, and we celebrate their success as they moved from the Griffin Museum to other positions working to educate the public and celebrate the art of photography in their respective career paths. 

Juror – Frances Jakubek

Frances Jakubek is a photographer, curator and advocate for photography. She is the Director of Exhibitions and Operations at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York City and past Associate Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Recent curatorial appointments include I Surrender, Dear at Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York; Drawing the Line at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York; Grief on NY Photo Curator, and The RefridgeCurator in Boston, Massachusetts. Her personal work focuses on self-portraiture and how the body is perceived in different contexts. Her photographs have been exhibited at The Southern Contemporary Art Gallery in Charleston, SC; Filter Space; Chicago, IL; Camera Commons in Dover, NH; and The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, MA.

 She has been a guest writer for various publications and for artist monographs including Serrah Russell’s tears, tears. Jakubek has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography fellowships, speaker for The Photo Brigade and juror for exhibitions throughout the US including United Photo Industry’s ‘The Fence’ and PDN’s ‘The Curator Awards’.

Juror – Iaritza Menjivar

Iaritza Menjivar is currently the Events Manager of the Somerville Arts Council and assists with public art projects and grant administration. She is past Associate Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography and continues to work as a freelance photographer. Iaritza’s clients include, The Washington Post, Maine Media Workshops, MIT, and LISC among others. 

For three consecutive years, iaritza was awarded the presidential scholarship for the Advanced Mentorship Study Program in Visual-Storytelling and Documentary Projects at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She was also a recipient of the St. Botolph Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Iaritza has exhibited at the Leica Gallery Boston, Modern Families at ArtsWestchester, and the Emerge-Cubes at Photoville in New York. She has been a judge panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s photography fellowships, speaker for a panel discussion at AIPAD and guest curator for The Fence.

Submission Guidelines - 

Fees

Early Bird Pricing

March 1 – March 21, 2022 Fee $25

(Use coupon GMPeb at checkout)

Standard Pricing

March 22 – April 15, 2022 Fee - $35

Submissions end April 15, 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. 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 in their practice. 

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.

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 2022). We do not advocate for members to join the museum just for this juried opportunity only. 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. 

Submission Requirements

  • Must be a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography through April 30, 2022. There is the availability to renew memberships.
  • All images must be submitted as jpeg files, sized to 1920 px on the longest dimension, (72 dpi), and in Adobe RGB or sRGB color space only.
  • Upload through the Café Portal 5 images.
  • 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 photos@griffinmuseum.org - subject line Additional Submission Juried Show
  • All memberships will be verified before delivery to juror. The jurying will be anonymous.


AWARDS:

  • $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award
  • $500 Griffin Award
  • $100 Honorable Mentions (5)
  • (4) Exhibition Awards that will take place next June and July 2023.
  • (1) Director’s Prize with exhibition and catalog
  • (1) Purchase Prize for Griffin Contemporary Collection

A catalog of the 28th 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 - 

July 7, 2021 – September 4, 2021.

Artist Reception - July 10, 2021 at 4 PM.

Online Artist Panels highlighting Winning and Honorable Mention Artists.

  • July 21st – 7pm
  • August 3rd – 7pm
  • August 18th – 7pm

TBD – Member Project(ions) – Participating members of the exhibition will have the opportunity for an outdoor 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 - 

Artists will be notified of their selection no later than May 16th. 

Artwork must be framed and ready to hang. Artists will pay shipping to and from the museum. Artwork can be available for sale. The Griffin would retain 35% of the sale price as a commission for the sale. 

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. 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. 

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.

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 2022). We do not advocate for members to join the museum just for this juried opportunity only. 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. 

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