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25th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

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Image Usage Rights

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. 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.

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 2020. We will award 1 Director’s prize that will result in a catalog and exhibition. We will produce a catalog of the 25th 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.

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 4/1/2019). 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 online classes, we are working on increasing our offerings this year for distance members. There is a membership level for Distance Members. The juror will choose between 50 – 60 photographs. 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: Julie Grahame is the publisher of, a full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog, one of the ten best photo sites named by the British Journal of Photography and one of‘s top 20. She has represented the estate of Yousuf Karsh for licensing for 14 years. Grahame is an independent consultant, reviewer, writer and speaker.

She is on the board of the American Photography Archive Group (APAG); judges photography for various non-profits, and is a contributing writer for PDN’s Emerging Photographer and EDU magazines. In 2013 she helped launch a new website dedicated to architectural photography, as well as working a spell as associate director for ClampArt, a gallery in New York. In a former life, she ran the Retna photo agency.

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 $25 for 5 images.

SUBMISSION TIMELINE: February 20 – April 23, 2019 


  • Entries: February 24 – April 24, 2019
  • Notice of Acceptance: May 28, 2019
  • Final day framed works will be accepted to hang July 9, 2019 although earlier is appreciated.
  • Gallery Exhibition at the Griffin Museum: July 18 – Sept 1, 2019
  • Opening Reception: July 18, 2019 @ 7pm
  • Juror gallery talk 6:15 PM on July 18, 2019 (if available)

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.


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