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CALL FOR ENTRIES – 13thAnnualJuried Photography Exhibition
Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
Dates: April 6th– May 12th, 2018
Entry Deadline: March 17th, 2018
Opening Reception: April 6th, 2018, 6pm - 10pm
Juror: Angie McMonigal

About the Exhibition:
Morpho Gallery is pleased to announce its 13th annual juried photo exhibit. Photographers are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in the exhibition. Size limitation is 36” maximum in any direction, framing included. Original photography only, any and all subject matters and photo processes welcomed.

About the Juror:
Angie McMonigal moved to Chicago more than 15 years ago and has been exploring the city with her camera ever since. Raised in a small town in Wisconsin, she approaches the urban environment with the spirit of someone who grew up surrounded by nature, finding moments of meditative calm in terrain that is always transforming. Focusing more frequently on bold architectural details rather than sweeping cityscapes, her photographs celebrate those unexpectedly iconic elements hiding in plain sight. From landmark buildings she distills the essential lines and textures that frame the city. McMonigal sees these structures as actively shaping, and shaped by, human activity; they are never mere backdrop. Steel and brick towers are presented as quilts rich with history, solid structures soar with soul, and concrete edifices echo the lofty ambition of planners and dreamers.
An award-winning fine art photographer, Angie’s work has been internationally exhibited and published. Her photos have been showcased by galleries in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Barcelona and other destinations. Her Urban Quilt series is now part of the Catherine Edelman Gallery’s Chicago Project. Publication credits include National Geographic, Departures, and SHOTS Magazine.
Angie has received awards from the International Photography Awards (IPA) and Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), among others.
She frequently works with art consultants, designers, architectural firms, and private collectors to provide compelling photographs for their collections. She has collaborated with national and global brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Stir, and Icebreaker, creating distinctive images to complement their brands. She is available for commissioned, one-of-a-kind projects for both individual and corporate collectors. Creating images that draw out the organic interplay between design, structure, environment, and society, Angie offers a fresh viewpoint that fulfills clients’ commercial and creative needs.

The complete application is available to download at:

Exhibition calendar:
March 17th Final Entry Deadline
March 19-20th Notifications sent
March 30th, 31st Artwork received
April 6th Opening night reception and winner(s) announced
April 6th – May 12th Exhibition dates
May 12th 13th Pick up art


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

Submissions Details:
Judging will be done from on-line .jpg images, submitted with the completed entry form and entry fee paid through Paypal (see details below). The official entry form can be downloaded at (on the links page). Entries will also be accepted by mail on CD, accompanied with the entry form and check, mailed to Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625.

Email jpeg images and entry form as attachments to,and specify 13th Annual Juried Photography 2018 in the subject line.

Entry Check List:
( ) Digital entries: Send as .jpgs on a disk and mail to Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625 with the entry form and check or money order made out to: Morpho Gallery. Images should be standard format, no larger than 1.5 mb. The images must be titled and numbered to correspond to entry form and the artist’s name must be on the disk, clearly printed. Up to five (5) digital images may be submitted.
( ) On-line entries: Email to as .jpgs along with the entry form. Images should be labeled with your name and image title, corresponding to the entry form. Payment must be made through our account,
( ) Entry Form: Please complete the entry form in its entirety. Type or print clearly.
( ) Entry Fee: There is a $ 25 non-refundable entry fee for three (3) images, an additional $5.00 per image for up to five (5) images. Please make check or money order payable to: Morpho Gallery or pay through Paypal for on-line entries.
( ) SASE: Please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage if you’d like us to return your CD.

DEADLINE for submissions is March 17th, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST. Notifications will be emailed by March 19th.

Accepted Work:
All art must be labeled, properly framed, or equivalent, and wired for hanging. No clip frames. 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.

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 the work is insured 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.

All accepted work must be for sale and will be subject to a 15% commission if sold.

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

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