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29th Annual Members Juried Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 3/1/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Member
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts

29th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Jurors – Lisa Volpe, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Show Dates: 20 April - 28 May, 2023

Artist Reception: 21 April, 6.30 - 8pm

Our annual call for entry is now open for submissions from February 1st - March 1, 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.


  • $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.

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 juror for a 25 minute portfolio review.

If selected for exhibition – 

Artwork must be framed and ready to hang. Artists will pay shipping to and from the museum.

Application Requirements

  • 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), 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 - subject line Additional Submission Juried Show
  • All memberships will be verified before delivery to juror. The jurying will be anonymous.

Eligibility Criteria

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 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. The number of photographs in the exhibition will be approximately 60 photographs.

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.

There is a membership level for Distance Members for those outside of New England.