Call for Entries to our July 2020 Exhibition

 Submission fee has been reduced! 
Perspective Gallery is pleased to announce its annual VICINITY 2020 competition for Chicago-area non-members. If you live close enough to travel to Evanston to drop off your artwork (if selected), then you live in the ‘vicinity’ for the purposes of this exhibition. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome.


Jennifer Murray is an artist, educator, and curator based in Chicago. She is the executive director of Filter Photo, a nonprofit festival, exhibition, and educational space. Her research and professional practice spans photography-based visual projects and curatorial projects. Her visual work utilizes both original images and photographic archives as she examines the cultural relationships and histories of objects. Recent curatorial projects include Furtive at the Chicago Cultural Center. Murray is a frequent curator, portfolio reviewer, and juror at photography events across the US including Aint-Bad Magazine, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, LensCulture, SPE, and Filter Photo. She received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. She teaches at Loyola University Chicago and is an independent artists’ consultant.

Awards: Juror’s Award: $100; 1st runner-up: $75; 2nd runner-up: $50

Submission Criteria: Artists who are Chicago area residents are invited to submit up to five (5) photographic images which have been created within the past five years. Submissions should be saved in jpeg format, 2000 pixels on the longer dimension and sRGB color space. Please include dimensions of the framed work on your submission form. Artists should complete the entry form and upload their images at:

Entry Fee: Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Perspective Gallery has reduced the non-refundable submission fee from $35 to $15. The gallery is currently closed until further notice. We are hoping that it will be open in July for this exhibition, but we all must acknowledge that the times are difficult and uncertain. Nonetheless, we invite you to submit your work, which, if chosen, we will be pleased to exhibit in our re-opened gallery; or, if we must remain closed, in our on-line gallery. The artist-members of Perspective Gallery value the opportunity to show the work of area photographers and we hope that you will submit your work to VICINITY 2020.

Deadline for Entries: Sunday, May 3, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: by Friday, May 29, 2020
Delivery of work to the gallery: Thur., June 25  thru Sun., June 28, 2020
Opening Reception and Awards: July 11, 2020
Exhibition Dates: July 2-26, 2020
Pickup of Work: July 26, 2020
Delivery of Accepted Work: All accepted work must be framed in a professional manner with D-rings and hanging wire (no sawtooth hangers). Work must be delivered between Thur., June 25  and Sun., June 28 during gallery hours.
Sales Commission: Artist's commission is 60% of the sales price.
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