Gallery News: "First Look" Submissions are Open

Every photograph tells a story. When part of a body of work, the photograph takes on new meaning, becoming part of a bigger and more complete narrative. A portfolio allows the photographer to explore the complexities of their subject, and provide context that gives it richness and meaning that is more than the sum of its parts. Panopticon Gallery is pleased to announce “First Look,” our first annual Juried Portfolio Showcase. Five portfolios will be selected for exhibition from January 4 to February 27, 2018.

Submission Instructions:

Submit a 10-15 images from a body of work, an artist statement, and a link to your website (if applicable) to with "First Look 2017" in the subject line.

Images should be in JPEG format, sRBG color space, no less than 1024 pixels on the long side and no more than 1500 pixels. Please name your files (example: Sneyd_Paul_Untitled.jpg).

Submission Fee: $40 per portfolio


First Look: January 4 — February 27, 2018

November 8: Submission deadline
December 7: Artwork must arrive at gallery
January 4: Show opens
January 5: Opening reception
February 27: Show closes

Exhibition Information:

Sales: Panopticon Gallery retains a 50% commission on works sold. Selected artists will receive a 15% discount on printing and framing at Panopticon Imaging.

Copyright: Artists retain all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition grant Panopticon Gallery permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or Panopticon Gallery’s programs. Images may be published on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.

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