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Call For Entry: Portfolio 2019


APG is looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work for our most prestigious exhibition: Portfolio 2019. Although there is no theme, images submitted should represent a single project, idea, or vision. We will consider still images from all processes, both traditional and digital. This year’s juror is Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography, located in Winchester, MA, just outside Boston. Tognarelli will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for the exhibition.

All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the APG / High Museum Purchase Award of $2500, which includes admittance into the High Museum’s permanent collection.

About Paula Tognarelli


Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography, located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing exhibitions at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite and online gallery spaces. She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including, Photoville’s Fence, Flash Forward Festival, The Clarence John Laughlin Award/New Orleans Photo Alliance, the Filter Festival in Chicago, San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, member of the jury panel for 2018 Arnold Newman Prize and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld and Color Connections.

APG / High Museum Purchase Award

All the artists selected for the exhibition will be eligible for the 2019 APG / High Museum Purchase Award of $2500. Each year, the High Museum’s curator reviews the exhibition and selects works from one artist for the High Museum’s permanent collection. APG purchases the work and donates the pieces to the museum.

Timeline (subject to change)

CFE Deadline Extended: Thursday, December 20, midnight
Notifications: Saturday, Dec. 29
Delivery Deadline: Saturday, Jan. 26
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 8, 6-9pm
Juror Talk: Saturday, Feb 9, 11am

First: Purchase Entry Fee

Second: Prepare Images and Text File

  • Work must have been created in the last ten years.

  • Export images as .jpg. Resize to maximum 2100 px on the longest side.

  • Rename files to the title of the work, exactly as you wish it to appear (Example: My Great Photo.jpg) Your name will be automatically prepended to each file upon upload.

  • Create a text file with your name, artist statement (500 words max), bio (250 words max) and title list that includes creation year, medium, and framed dimensions. Upload this file along with your images. We suggest you download the example file on this page to use as a starting point.

  • Once you have paid the entry fee and uploaded your files, you will receive a confirmation email.

Third: Upload Images and Text File

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Later Event: December 5
Critique: Nicole Jacobs