LATITUDE's Open Call

Show your work with us! We invite you to submit to our open call for an opportunity to display your prints in the Filter Photo/ LATITUDE shared space and on our online gallery. Submissions due by Wednesday, April 20!

Three artists will be chosen every two months to participate, with each exhibition organized around a different theme. The winning artists can produce their print in the lab themselves at no lab cost, or through our service bureau with a 20% discount. Each exhibition will last 2 months, after which the artists are free to take their prints with them.

THEME

“Landscape is a natural scene mediated by culture. It is both a represented and presented space, both a signifier and a signified, both a frame and what a frame contains, both a real place and a simulacrum, both a package and the commodity inside the package.”

W.J.T. Mitchell

For our first open call theme, we would like to invite artists to submit work that considers landscapes in both traditional and unconventional ways.

Requirements

  • Up to 5 images sized at 72 dpi in JPEG format

  • Longest side of the image sized no more than 1000 pixels

  • A brief artist bio and statement (300 word limit)

  • Title, year, dimensions for every submission

To submit work, email images and text to shir@latitudechicago.org by April 20th. Chosen artists will receive a maximum space of 16”x20” for either a single or multiple prints. The final prints will be displayed as unmounted, unframed work prints.

 

ABOUT THE OPEN CALL

When does a work of art transition from work in progress to a finished piece? When is the artist done making and starts displaying?

LATITUDE is a space that bridges the gap between an artist’s vision and their ability to produce it. We want to use this open call to create a space that bridges the gap between the working lab and the final gallery. Selected artists will have an opportunity to display work in all stages of development in an environment where making is always happening and where our roommates, Filter Photo, are organizing and hosting their own high quality programming and exhibitions . Additionally, the work will be shown online through LATITUDE's website. 

Questions? Email shir@latitudechicago.org!

Open CallColleen Keihm