Call for Entries: Context 2020

Filter Photo is pleased to announce Context 2020, our annual spring open call for photography-based work. This year the exhibition will be juried by Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Context 2020 opens March 20 with an artists’ reception on March 27 at Filter Space and will remain open through April 25, 2020.

A juror’s choice award and an honorable mention will be awarded. The juror’s choice comes with a $500 cash prize.

The cost to submit to Context 2020 is $35.00 for up to five entries. All types of photographic and lens-based work will be considered, including short videos (maximum 5 minutes). You may submit any combination of images or video links, up to a total of five.  Please note that accepted artists are responsible for the costs of shipping work to the gallery as well as return shipping costs.

About the Juror


Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)


Eve Schillo curates exhibitions that span photographic history and appear in galleries dedicated to American, Latin American, Modern, Contemporary, and Japanese Art, as well as those devoted to photography. She has worked on a range of exhibitions during her tenure at LACMA, including Cuban photography after the revolution, an ongoing self-portraiture series, multi-media work by author/artist William S. Burroughs, Pictorialist displays, and the still and moving imagery of Katy Grannan and Charlie White.  Recent projects include an exhibition celebrating Mexican photographer Mariana Yampolsky; This Is Not a SelfieSarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld; Larry Sultan: Here and Home; and Road Trip: Photography and the American West.  She is working on an exhibit on California that will be neither a history lesson nor a photo history tutorial.  Areas of interest include photographic abstraction, Latin American practitioners, time-based media, and the (as yet unbranded) New Futurists.



Juror and curator Eve Schillo will consider all types of photographic work for this sixth annual survey exhibition of contemporary photography.  This open theme allows for the widest understanding of the medium and current photographic practices. She is open to all interpretations and will accept photography and video.

Important Dates

Submissions are now closed

Early February – Entrants are notified of juror’s decision

March 13 – Accepted work must arrive at the gallery – 2D work must be framed

March 20 – Exhibition Opens

March 27, 6 – 9 pm – Public Reception

April 25 – Exhibition Closes