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Tell Me a Story: The Role of Storytelling in Photography - CPAC Juried Show

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Entry Deadline: 9/22/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (tell me a story): $40.00
Media Fee(Additional Image Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado

This exhibition explores how photographs tell stories through the depiction of objects, people, and places. It asks which stories are important to tell now as well as how photography can tell stories in compelling and honest ways. In photography books and exhibitions, narratives are often constructed by sequencing multiple images. This exhibition focuses on how single photographs can summarize or represent larger narratives and stand on their own.  

Applicant submission deadline: Friday, September 22, 2023 (midnight, MDT)  

Notice of Acceptance: October 13, 2023 

Work received to gallery: Friday, November 17, 2023 

Exhibition dates: November 30, 2023 – January 6, 2024 

Opening reception: Friday, December 1, 2023 6-9pm  

Exhibition juror: Mary Statzer 

Fees: Members $35 and Non-Members $40 up to 3 images; $4/$5 each additional image 

Juror Award - $300 

Director Award - 30-minute portfolio review (in-person or Zoom) 

Honorable Mention

Mary Statzer is Curator of Prints and Photographs at University of New Mexico Art Museum. Her recent lens-based exhibitions include Patrick Nagatani: A Survey of Early Photographs;Please Enjoy and Return: Bruce Conner Films from the Sixties; and Embodied Resonance: Jess T. Dugan and Anne Noggle. In 2021, she co-developed a virtual platform for artist/museum engagement that features Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM) in its first adaptation.  

Mary regularly participates in photography reviews, including REVIEW Santa Fe, Medium San Diego, Filter in Chicago, and LACP's Exposure. She has written about photography for Aperture magazine and edited a multi-author book titled, The Photographic Object 1970 (UC Press, 2016). Mary holds an MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University and PhD in art history with specialties in the history of photography and museum studies from the University of Arizona.   

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Application Requirements

If you have any questions about the guidelines please call 303-837-1341 or email The member discount code can be acquired during normal business hours of the gallery before the deadline for entry

Current members will receive an email with a discount code to submit. Or members can call 303-837-1341 or email for the code.  

The final framed size or size of the photograph if it is not framed must be specified. 

The Gallery also understands that work may be presented in a non-traditional way that is integral to the art. Please contact us in advance if you feel your work fits into these criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

Entry is open to regional, national, and international artists, members and non-members of CPAC. All lens-based media are eligible, including but not limited to images made by film, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography.