Call Detail
Griffin Museum of Photography's 27th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 3/21/21
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Griffin Museum of Photography's 27th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 8
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 8
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts

The Griffin Museum of Photography is a nonprofit organization (501(c)3) dedicated  solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art. As an institution, we are committed to insuring that our mindset, our practice, our outreach, our programming and our exhibitions set a framework with priorities for building programs and exhibitions that consider diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion through our mission that is centered around the photograph.

The Griffin Museum's 27th Annual Juried Members Exhibition is proud to have Atlanta gallerist Arnika Dawkins as the esteemed juror for this year's exhibition. The museum invites Griffin members working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.  

The exhibition takes place in the Main Gallery of the Museum in Wnchester, Massachusetts from July 15, 2021 – August 29, 2021. 
The Artist Reception will take place online July 15, 2021 at 7 PM. 

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

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.

About the Juror – Arnika Dawkins

Arnika Dawkins is the owner of her eponymous fine art photography gallery established in Atlanta in 2012. The gallery shows work by talented emerging and mid-career artists with a specialization in showing fine art photography by African Americans and images of people from the African Diaspora. Her passion is connecting collectors to photography that is significant, inspiring, and provocative. As a fine art photographer and avid collector herself, she is a valuable resource to collectors and artists alike. She is passionate about the medium, having obtained a Master of Arts degree in Digital Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Arnika Dawkins recently just received the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 14th Annual Focus Award on November 17, 2020. Upon receiving her award, we asked her to jury our annual exhibition. The award was presented to Arnika Dawkins by Deborah Willis who also received a Focus Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2008.


Early Bird Pricing 
Feb 8 – March 7, 2021 Fee $25
Standard Pricing 
March 8 – March 21, 2021  Fee - $35

Submissions end March 21, 2021 at 11:59 Mountain time.

ELIGIBILITY: This Call for Entries is open to all active member photographers. Entrants must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography (with an expiration end of April 2021). 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, we are working on increasing our offerings this year for distance members. There is a membership level for Distance Members for those outside of New England. Just to clarify that New York is not a New England state so people from the state of New York can purchase a distance member membership.

Submission Requirements

Must be a current member of the Griffin Museum of Photography through April 30, 2021. There is the availability to renew memberships.

All images must be uploaded as jpeg files, sized to no more than 5MB, and in Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB color space only.

Files should be titled as follows: LastName_FirstName_Title_ImageNumber
(Ex. Smith_John_Sunset_01, Smith_John_Flower_02)

All entries that do not adhere to the guidelines above will be rejected.

Upload through the Café Portal 5 images. 8 images can be submitted for members at the dual/family level ($75) or above. Do not submit 8 images if you are not a Dual/Family Member or above. 

All memberships will be verified as current before delivery to our juror.

The jurying will be anonymous. Please remove all identifying marks in the image including watermarks.


$1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award
$500 Griffin Award
$100 Honorable Mentions (10)
The juror will award all monetary awards.

We will award 4 exhibitions that will take place next June and July 2022.
We will award 1 Director’s prize that will result in a catalog.
We will produce a catalog of the 27th Juried Exhibition.
We will produce an online exhibition from photographs not chosen by the juror that will be highlighted on the museum's website and Instagram as well as featured on a monitor in the museum during the exhibition. 
We will award a Member in Focus to be highlighted on the Griffin website.
We will award one Griffin Contemporary Collection Purchase Prize.

Programming during the exhibition - 
Alongside the Juried Exhibition, the Griffin Museum will organize a series of professional development workshops presented by a diverse range of thought leaders. These workshops will share instrumental ideas, methods and tools to help build the business and legal foundation of a thriving artistic practice.

Artist Panels - all Awardees will be particpating in artist panels throughout the exhibition to showcase thier work. See dates below. 
Curator in Residence - Our esteemed juror will be available for a weekend of portfolio reviews (date to be determined) 

Important Dates - 

Submission Deadline - 21 March, 2021
Exhibition Date 15 July - 28 August, 2021
Artist Reception - 15 July, 2021 7pm EST
Artist Talk Panel 1 - 22 July, 2021 7pm EST
Artist Talk Panel 2 - 5 August, 2021 7pm EST
Artist Talk Panel 3 - 19 August, 2021 7pm EST

For more information contact - 
Crista Dix
67 Shore Rd
Winchester, MA 01890

P: 781.729.1158

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria