Call Detail
New Photography III: National Juried Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 1/10/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (New Photography III: National Juried Exhibition): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Maryland
Event Dates: 4/5/22 - 7/10/22


NEW PHOTOGRAPHY III: National Juried Exhibition

Wed. April 5 – Sun. July 10, 2022


Photography has contributed significantly to the cultural history of the US from the time of its invention as a tool of visualization in the mid-19th century to its establishment as an art form in the early 20th century. Made dynamic by constantly evolving technologies in image-making, yet in conversation with the historical processes that continue to define its contemporary paradigms, the medium is more relevant than ever as an enlightened tool of critical and artistic inquiry. 

The Museum’s acclaimed national juried photography exhibition returns in its third year with artist, publisher and editor Kris Graves as juror. The open call invites photographers at any stage of their career to submit a cohesive body of work comprising of five images, made between 2019 and 2021. The exhibition seeks to showcase the most compelling and relevant work made by photographers all over the US. The juror will select between 13 - 15 artists for the exhibition.  Please refer to the application requirements to confirm your eligibility.


Juror: Kris Graves, Photographer and Publisher, New York, NY

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and California. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Getty Institute, Los Angeles; and National Portrait Gallery in London, England; among others. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Institute, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others. Graves works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. He creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at Parsons.



Nov. 5, 2021                 Registration opens

Jan. 5, 2022                 Submission deadline
Jan. 6 - Feb. 20            Jurying process
Feb. 25                         Email notification of acceptance

Mar. 15                         Works delivered / shipments received
Apr. 5                           Exhibition opens

Apr. 8                           Opening reception & awards with juror

Jul. 10                          Last day of exhibition


About the Museum
The Academy Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a distinction bestowed on fewer than 5% of U.S. museums for their commitment to excellence, accountability, and high professional standards. The Museum’s permanent collection presents a distinguished survey of prints and drawings from 1850 to present day, including American and European impressionists, the WPA and the Group of Eight. In addition to works by Francisco Goya, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro, our collection of late 20th-century works by American artists has grown through donations and purchases to include Judy Chicago, Mary Cassatt, Jim Dine, Richard Diebenkorn, Leonardo Drew, Sam Gilliam, Robert Motherwell, Elizabeth Murray, Frederick Hammersley, Philip Pearlstein, Terry Parmelee, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Renee Stout, Jacob Kainen and Anne Truitt. The collection also includes works by distinguished American photographic artists, such as Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, William Eggleston, John Gossage, Graciela Iturbide, Lisette Model, Zanele Muholi, and Aaron Siskind. In 2008 the Museum was selected as the Maryland recipient of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, launched by the National Gallery of Art in collaboration with the Vogels. The Academy Art Museum enjoys close professional relationships with the National Gallery of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum. These relationships have allowed the Museum to present exceptional exhibitions based on the collections of those outstanding institutions.


  • The exhibition has no theme. Artists and student artists at all stages of their careers are welcome to apply.
  • Please submit a cohesive body of work comprising of 5 images. All 5 images will be shown in the exhibition if you are selected. Selected artists who do not provide all five works in their submission may be disqualified from the exhibition.
  • All work must be produced and printed within the last three years.
  • Works may not exceed 40 inches in any direction, excluding the frame.
  • Lens-based works with 3D components are eligible
  • Artists are responsible for framing and shipping costs. A small number of need-based scholarships for shipping and framing are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Museum staff will be in touch with selected artists about this process.
  • Artists must be at least 21 years of age at the time of submission to the exhibition.
  • Artwork must arrive at the Academy Art Museum by March 15, 2022 in museum-quality frames and ready to hang (only wires and d-rings are accepted) with a return shipping label. Our preferred shipper is USPS and UPS.
  • The Museum has the right to exclude a selected artist if the work is not display-quality and/or differs from the originally-accepted submission. Selected artists who do not provide all five works in their submission may be disqualified from the exhibition.