Call for Artists! 2019 Juried Photography Exhibition

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Event date(s)
January 19-March 30, 2019
Bonfield Gallery
Application fee
$20 Members (Use code JPE19) / $35 Non-Members

The ​Crooked Tree Arts Center, in Petoskey, Michigan, presents the 2019 Juried Photography Exhibition. This year’s juror is John Fergus-Jean, MFA. Fergus-Jean is an Emeritus Professor of Photography, former curator of photography, and a master photographic printer. The call is open to all residents of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, and Crooked Tree Arts Center members, regardless of residency.  There will be three prizes awarded: 1st PLACE: $500, 2ND PLACE: $250, 3rd PLACE: $100.

Applicant Calendar:

  • Submit entries online: September 17, 2018– December 7, 2018
  • Notification will be sent between: December 14 and December 18, 2018
  • Work must be delivered to Crooked Tree Arts Center (Petoskey) between January 4 - 8, 2019, during posted CTAC gallery hours. CTAC is closed on Sundays.
  • The Juried Photography Exhibition Opening Reception is Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • The Juried Photography Exhibition closes on: Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Work must be picked up between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Monday, April 1 - Saturday, April 6, 2019.
  • Works delivered with return shipping arrangements will be sent by April 12, 2019.

Image: Winnie Chrzanowski, Snowstorm, 2016, photography, 20 x 28 in


The 2019 Juried Photography Exhibition is open to all Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin residents, and all members of the Crooked Tree Arts Center, regardless of residency, 18 years and older. 


John Fergus-Jean, MFA,  is an Emeritus Professor of Photography, former curator of photography, and a master photographic printer. In these roles he has created: graduate and undergraduate art curricula, numerous museum and university art exhibitions, national art symposia, and many scholarly lectures.

His own artwork has been exhibited in university and museum venues, and his scholarly essays have been published in books such as: Teachers on Photography,  Perception and Imaging, and The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography. 

Fergus-Jean has also held many leadership positions in the arts, higher education, and the museum world including: Director of the Silver Image Gallery for The Ohio State University; Curator and Director of the Ross Study Center at the Columbus Museum of Art;  chief consultant for the development of the Ross Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University; Board President of Dialogue, a critical art journal; and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Photography, Cinema and Video at The Ohio State University.