July 19 – September 2, 2018
Reception on July 19, 2018 7-8:30
Juror Richard McCabe will be in attendance.
A gallery talk by Richard McCabe will take place prior to the opening at 6 PM.
On July 18th Richard McCabe will do portfolio reviews.
Griffin Museum of Photography Juror’s Choices for the 24th Juried Exhibition
Juror: Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum, New Orleans
Cody Bratt, Honorable Mention
Edie Bresler, Director’s Prize
Ashleigh Coleman, Honorable Mention
Barbara Ford Doyle
Susan kae Grant, Honorable Mention
Eleanor Owen Kerr
Molly Lamb, Griffin Award $500
Joyce P. Lopez
Andy Mattern, Arthur Griffin Legacy Award $1000
Molly McCall, Honorable Mention
Nancy Newberry, Richards’ Family Trust Award $2500
24th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibitions
Exhibition dates: July 19 – September 2, 2018
Reception: July 19, 2018 7-8:30 PM
67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890
AWARDS: $2,500 Richards Family Trust Award, $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award, and Honorable Mentions. We will award 4 exhibitions that will take place next June and July 2019. We will award 1 Director’s prize that will result in a catalog and exhibition. We will produce a catalog of the 24th Juried exhibition. We will produce an online exhibition from photographs not chosen by the juror and it will run on Instagram as well. We will award a Member in Focus.
– Director’s Prize, Edie Bresler
– 4 Exhibits for June and July 2019, Eleonora Ronconi, Kay Kenny, Richard Cohen and J. Felice Boucher
– Member in Focus, Sarah Anthony
– Virtual Gallery, Natalie Christensen
– Critic’s Pick, Kevin Hoth
– Instagram Exhibition, TBA
Juror’s Statement For 24th Annual Juried Exhibition: Griffin Museum of Photography
When asked to jury an open-call exhibition, I view the photographs online with an open mind, and let the work dictate the direction of the exhibition. By looking for consistent formal and conceptual threads throughout the submissions, and following visual clues or signifiers from the work submitted, I hope to jury a cohesive exhibition that also features the best work.
Visual storytelling seemed to be the dominant thread throughout the work submitted and selected for the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 24th annual juried exhibition. These images were made by photographers who use the camera to explore and make sense of their world through the traditional genres of portraiture, still life, and the natural and built landscape. Their stories – told with the camera – ranged from straight, documentary photographs to constructed narrative work made on site or manipulated post-production by the computer.
The work that resonated the most with me was the constructed reality or narrative photographs. These photographs reimagine the traditional photographic image through manipulation of the photographic process or the act of making a photograph. My top three award selections all counter the idea of photographic purity or truth in photography.
In first place, the Richards’ Family Trust Award goes to Nancy Newberry. Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings featured a constructed narrative revolving around the myths and history of the state of Texas. Her portraits feature subjects acting out scenes – real and imaged based on Texas-folklore.
In second place, the Arthur Griffin Legacy Award goes to Andy Mattern. His series, Average Subject / Medium Distance features Postmodernist images that are almost anti-photographic – made through computer manipulations of “found objects” or materials usually associated with the average college photo darkroom. His work is painterly and clever,reflecting early 20th century constructionist painting.
In third place, the Griffin Award goes to Molly Lamb.Untitled, The Fog is a dreamy subjective visual manifestation of memories from childhood,constructed and re-imagined years later in the camera, and realized in the form of a 2-diminsional photographic print
What makes a successful photograph to me comes down to the image. Based on many factors including light, subject matter, and composition, I ask, “Does the image work?”. I really don’t care how the photographer arrived at the image; the only thing that matters is if the image resonates with my visual sensibilities, which are totally subjective.
-Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum
ELIGIBILITY: This Call for Entries is open to all member photographers. Entrants must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography (with an expiration after 4/1/2018). We do not advocate for members to join the museum 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. 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. The juror will choose between 50 – 60 photographs. We ask the juror to TRY not to choose more than one photograph per photographer. The juror will choose the recipients of the monetary awards. We encourage submitting images from a singular, unified body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried Exhibition. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition will be limited to FRAMED SIZE of 30×40 inches and under.
JUROR: Richard McCabe is the Curator of Photography for the Ogden Museum in New Orleans. He received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998. Also in 1998, he received a Fellowship to New York University to attend the American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar. From 1998 – 2005 he lived in New York City where he worked for numerous art galleries and museums including – The International Center for Photography, Robert Miller Gallery and the El Museo del Barrio. He was also an adjunct Photography Professor at Pratt Institute, New York City, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, and Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey.
In 2005, He relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana and has worked within the curatorial department of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for the past twelve years. In 2010, he became the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum. He has curated over 25 exhibitions in the past seven years including – Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and 40s, The Mythology of Florida, Mark Steinmetz: South, Self-Processing: Instant Photography, The Rising, and Seeing Beyond the Ordinary. (Photo of Richard McCabe by Patrick Barnes).
PROGRAMMING: Alongside the juried exhibition, the Griffin Museum is organizing 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.
HANDLING FEE: The handling fee is $25 for 5 images. We have kept our handling fee very low for many years. *The fee is waived for institutions who have Academic Memberships to the Griffin for their photo students and faculty.
SUBMISSION TIMELINE: February 20 – April 23, 2018 (We want to get the images to the juror in the last week of April.) Due to server crashes from high volume traffic, we have extended our submission period to April 24, 2018 at Midnight.
- Must be a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography through April 2018. Availability to renew membership on submission page.
- All images must be submitted as jpeg files, sized to 1200 px on the longest dimension, 72 dpi is fine, and in Adobe RGB 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.
- $25 Handling Fee
- Upload through our portal 5 images. 8 images can be submitted for members at the dual level ($75) or above.
- We ask for an artist project statement copied and pasted from word file or typed into application.
Please include a title sheet, artist statement and information page including: Name, E-mail, Address, Phone and proof of membership or membership renewal form.
Prepare your images to the same specifications.
Burn images to CD and mail to:
Griffin Museum 24th Juried Submission
67 Shore Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Selected artists will be posted on the website by May 28, 2018. Please do not call the Griffin Museum to inquire whether your images were chosen. We have very limited staffing.
- Entries: February 20 – April 23, 2018
- Notice of Acceptance: May 28, 2018
- Final day framed works will be accepted to hang June 29, 2018 although earlier is appreciated.
- Gallery Exhibition at the Griffin Museum: July 19 – Sept 2, 2018
- Opening Reception: July 19, 2018 @ 7pm
EXHIBIT PRINTS: All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed professionally with either glass or plexi. The Griffin Museum recognizes that some work is non-traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. Artists will be responsible for shipping their framed images to The Griffin Museum in advance of the gallery show and for supplying a pre-paid return-shipping label. The FRAMED size may not exceed 30×40 in. We have found that images mounted on aluminum have a high damage rate. We cannot be held responsible for any damage to photographs mounted on aluminum.
SALES: All work accepted for the gallery show can be for sale. The Griffin Museum will retain a 35% commission on the sale of any work.
USE RIGHTS: Artists maintain copyright on all of their work. By submission, artists grant The Griffin Museum the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and other Griffin Museum programs; and for reproduction online and in a print exhibition catalogue. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Griffin. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Submitting artists will be added to The Griffin Museum’s monthly newsletter subscriber list. They may opt out using a link on each newsletter at any time.
Please retain this information and your filename information for your files until after announcement of the jury selection.