CALL FOR ENTRIES – 12th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
Dates: April 7th – May 10th, 2017
Opening Reception: April 7th, 2017, 6pm – 10pm
Juror: Doug Fogelson

About the Exhibition:

Morpho Gallery is pleased to announce its 12th annual juried photo exhibit. This years exhibit features 13 photographers from around the country using a vareity of techniques.

Artists Featured:

Brad Perkins, Danny Pena, Kristin Cass, Michael Bertin, Ryan Bourque, Steve Butzlaff, Tina Ward, Claudia Hallissey, Joan M. Ladendorf, Lindsey Altongy, Mike Callaghan, Stephen Jensen, Steve Geer, William Whitten.

About the Juror:

Doug Fogelson studied photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His photographic manipulations are included in notable public and private collections such as The J. Paul Getty Center, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Cleveland Clinic and exhibited with esteemed galleries. He has been recognized by publications including Art News, Photo District News, Art Forum, and AfterImage. Doug Fogelson founded Front Forty Press, an award-winning independent fine art publishing company and has taught in the Photography Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an advocate for the fine arts, ecological sustainability, and currently serves as President of the Board for Filter Photo.

Morpho Gallery
5216 N Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Open Call for Art ~All Media~ All Ages

12th Annual Emerging Artists Winter Sessions 2017

March 3rd opening reception

Deadline for submission February 11th

Delivery deadline February 25th

Morpho Gallery is accepting images via JPEG format to be juried for this upcoming no commission exhibition.

We charge a one-time $25 Jury fee (per piece) ONLY IF YOU ARE accepted into the show. We do not charge if you are not accepted. Fees paid upon delivery.

You will be notified which piece(s) will be exhibited

We will notify you when to deliver your art

Any questions please email us

Art over 36 inches will be $35, over 48 inches $45

Fees must be paid when dropping off work

To submit:

Email images to

Specify: emerging artist exhibit in subject line


1-Title- Media-Price-Dimensions-Contact information

2-Email address-phone number-web site

3-Number of pieces of art you wish to exhibit

If you have a web site, please specify which images you are
submitting-which are available-on the application

Please don’t just email us your web address-we will NOT respond

The opening receptions will be February 10th and March 3rd from 6pm-9pm

We will confirm your participation in the show when you drop your work off.

First deliveries will get date priorities.

Please respond to this email with a proposed drop off date and time.

We are open for deliveries on Fridays and Saturdays from 1 – 5 pm.

Also by appointment during the weekdays and evenings, by email only please.

Winners will be selected at each opening to be exhibited during Chicago Artist Month in October of 2017 as part of a group show.

Please download our application on our website links page:

Call for Entries at Morpho Gallery

CALL FOR ENTRIES – 5th Annual Encaustic Exhibition
Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
Dates: August 5th – September 3rd, 2016
Entry Deadline: July 17th, 2016
Opening Reception: August 5th, 2016, 6pm – 10pm
Jurors: Kathleen Waterloo and Kathy Blankley Roman

About the Exhibition:

The exhibit is open to artists in the U.S. who work in the encaustic medium. Mixed media is welcomed, but media must primarily consist of “hot wax” encaustic. 2D works only, unless it can be hung on a wall. Dimensions should not exceed 28″ per side, including frame or support.

About the Jurors:

After 4 years of successful shows, including: Hot Wax in the City, Wax(N)Blue and Unbound(ed), FUSEDChicago members Kathleen Waterloo and Kathy Blankley Roman return once again to jury our 5th annual encaustic exhibition.

Kathleen Waterloo received her BFA in 1996 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is represented in Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington DC, and Portland, and has been exhibited nationally and worldwide. The artist maintains a studio in Chicago.

Kathy Blankley Roman is an award winning abstract painter. She has studied encaustic with Jenny Learner, Chicago and Shawna Moore, MT. Her acrylic and encaustic works have been exhibited nationally and internationally online. The artist maintains a studio in Chicago.

The complete application is available to download at:

Exhibition calendar:

July 17th Final Entry Deadline
July 22nd Notifications sent
July 30th Artwork received
August 5th-Sept 3rd Exhibition dates
Sept 4th- Sept 10th Pick up art


Entry fee: $25 for three (3) images, $5 for each additional image, limited to six total per person. The fee is non-refundable.

Submissions Details:

Jurying will be done from jpeg images only, submitted via email with the completed entry form and entry fee paid through Paypal (

Email jpeg images and entry form as attachments to, and specify 5th Annual Encaustic 2016 in the subject line. Submit images at 72 dpi, 1500 ppi on longest side. (Accepted artists may be asked for high res. images for promotion.) Please title your jpegs as: Artist last name_# of image_Title.jpg (Jones_1_Title.jpg)

DEADLINE for submissions is July 17, 2016 at 11:59 pm CST. Notifications will be emailed by July 22.

Accepted Work:

All art must be labeled, properly framed, or equivalent, and wired for hanging. No clip frames. Exposed edges and back must be clean. Works not properly wired, or which differ significantly from jpegs, will be rejected, no substitutions. Upon acceptance, information will be resent with labeling and shipping instructions. All art must be available for the duration of the show. Maximum size: 28” per side. Minimum size: 8”x8”.

Delivery of Artwork:

Accepted entries will receive detailed delivery and shipping instructions. Art should be delivered in reusable packing (with paid return label if shipping) and should include specific packing instructions, if applicable. No “peanut” packing or torn boxes. Please use UPS as the driver has access to the gallery. We have had many issues with Fed-Ex.


It is the responsibility of the artist that artwork is properly packaged in reusable packaging and to insure works during transit. Accepted artwork will be handled with reasonable care, however, Morpho will not be liable for any damage or loss during transit, delivery, or return shipping. Works will be insured while in the gallery. Damaged crates will not be opened pending notification of the carrier and the artist.

Work must be picked up within one week of the ending of the show, unless alternate arrangements are made with the gallery. Morpho will not be responsible for work left beyond that date. Specific pick up times will be sent with acceptance letter. Shipped work will be sent no later than September 11, 2015.


Morpho will retain a 20% commission for any sales during the show or that result from the show.


Morpho and those acting for the Gallery, reserve the right to photograph and retain a set of images of the exhibit for promotional, educational and documentation purposes only.

Return of Artwork:

Specific dates and times will be sent with acceptance letter. Morpho will not be responsible for works left after pick up dates, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Artist’s Guidelines:

Work must be framed, ready to hang and a label affixed to the back with the artist’s name and title of work, and must be professionally presented. Morpho Gallery reserves the right to reject any artwork that is deemed unsuitable, including but not exclusive of work not ready to hang or unprofessionally presented.

Morpho Gallery will use all reasonable care in handling entries but assumes no responsibility for damage or loss. Submitted images may be used for exhibition purposes and publicity.

About Morpho Gallery:

Morpho Gallery prides itself in seeking talented artists who are on the
cusp of being discovered by the mainstream art community. We invite local artists to exhibit their work in a creative and non-competitive atmosphere where artistic experimentation and development are encouraged. By creating a blank palette inside the gallery, we offer infinite possibilities for an array of colors, textures and media to come together. Morpho Gallery also offers leasing packages at affordable rates to groups and individuals who wish to stage their own shows.

Morpho Gallery
5216 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

Any questions please email:

Morpho Gallery: Call for Artists

Open Call for Art All Mediums All Ages

11th Annual Emerging Artists Winter Exhibit 2016

February 5th opening reception 6-9pm

Over 20 local artists exhibit a variety of media.

Morpho Gallery is accepting images via JPEG format to be juried for this upcoming no commission exhibition.

We charge a one-time $25 Jury fee (per piece) ONLY IF YOU ARE accepted into the show. We do not charge if you are not accepted. Fees paid upon delivery. You will be notified which piece(s) will be exhibited.


2016 Visual Arts Fellowship Competition

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Visual Arts Fellowship Competition. Each year we select five Chicago artists who each win $5,000 and a Luminarts Fellowship. Luminarts Fellows are then eligible to apply for continued funding through project grants, aimed to support their career advancement through residencies, master classes, professional travel and more. Information about the Fellowship including how to apply may be found online at under “Artist Opportunities.” The deadline to apply is Friday, March 18.

Anyone with questions about the Fellowship can learn more via or contact us directly or (312) 435-5961.