Join Filter Photo executive director, Jennifer Murray for a workshop designed to introduce artists to writing a project proposal. Artists often need to submit proposals to galleries for solo exhibitions and book publishers. Learn how to present yourself and your work successfully in a standard proposal format. Topics covered will include what to include in your written statement, artist bio, as well as choosing images to best support your proposal.
This workshop is ideal for emerging photographers, recent graduates, new practitioners, and those making a shift from commercial to fine art work as well as those planning to submit to Filter Photo’s current open call for exhibition proposals.
The focus will be on developing a strong project statement that is cohesive and choosing images that best support your application. This is not a critique-based workshop, no portfolios will be reviewed.
Jennifer Murray is the executive director of Filter Photo where she directs the planning of Filter Photo Festival as well as programming at Filter Space gallery in Chicago. She was director of Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, at Columbia College Chicago for eleven years where she organized a broad range of exhibitions in art and design. She is an independent curator and educator teaching a broad range of topics from darkroom and digital skills to portfolio development and professional practices for emerging photographers. She is an instructor of photography at Loyola University Chicago and an artists’ consultant and mentor, working with artists on project development and exhibition preparation. She is a frequent portfolio reviewer and juror at photography events across the US including FotoFest, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, SPE, and Filter Photo. Murray received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2002.