July 18 – August 30, 2020
Reception July 18, 2020 5 PM - 7 PM
programming with Alexa Dilworth and Aline Smithson will take place on July 18, 2020
Portal opens morning of February 17, 2020.
AWARDS: $1,500 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $1000 Griffin Award, $500 Richards Family Trust Award
and $100 Honorable Mentions (10). A total of $4000 in monetary prizes. We will award 4 exhibitions that will take place next June and July 2020. We will award 1 Director’s prize that will result in a catalog and exhibition. We will produce a catalog of the 26th 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. We will award one purchase prize.
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 in April 2020. 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.
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 a FRAMED SIZE of 30×40 inches and under.
JUROR: Alexa Dilworth
JUROR BIO: Alexa Dilworth is publishing director and senior editor at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, where she also directs the awards program, which includes the CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing and Photography and the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, and the DocX lab. In 1995 she was hired by CDS to work on the editorial staff for DoubleTake magazine. She was also hired as editor of the CDS books program at that time and has coordinated the publishing efforts for every CDS book, including the recent and forthcoming books Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial by Jessica Ingram; Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922, edited by Margaret Sartor and Alex Harris; Test of Faith: Signs, Serpents, Salvation: Photographs by Lauren Pond; Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound, Second Edition, edited by John Biewen and Alexa Dilworth; and Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila: Photographs by Nadia Sablin. Dilworth has a BA and an MA, both in English, from the University of Florida, and an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.
PROGRAMMING: 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.
HANDLING FEE: The handling fee is $30 for 5 images this year. 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. Check with your institution before submitting.
SUBMISSION TIMELINE: February 17 – May 3, 2020 at midnight (We still can give the juror plenty of time to jury.)
Must be a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography through April 2020. 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 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.
$30 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 26th Juried Submission
67 Shore Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Selected artists will be posted on the website by May 29th, 2020. Please do not call the Griffin Museum to inquire whether your images were chosen. We have very limited staffing. We will send you a status letter if you were selected or not selected.
Entries: February 17 – May 3, 2020 at midnight.
Notice of Acceptance on the website by May 29, 2020.
Final day framed works will be accepted to hang July 7, 2020 although earlier is appreciated so we can inspect and inventory.
The gallery exhibition at the Griffin Museum is from July 18 – August 30, 2020
The opening reception is Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 5 PM
Programming with Alexa and Aline will take place on July 18, 2020. Info to come on what that programming will be.
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.