First Look Photography Juried Showcase 2024 / Calls & Submissions

December 29, 2023

Organization Name: Panopticon Gallery

Organization Location: Boston, MA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $45


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 a call for art for “First Look 2024,” our annual juried portfolio showcase, where several portfolios will be selected for the exhibition on view from February through April 2024.

First Look has become an esteemed tradition at Panopticon Gallery, providing a platform for emerging and established photographers alike to connect with a global audience. Over the years, First Look has introduced us to hundreds of talented artists, some of whom have participated in other group or solo exhibitions at Panopticon Gallery. We can’t wait to see what remarkable stories this year will bring!

Submission Instructions:
-Submit up to 10 images from a body of work, an artist statement, and a link to your website (if applicable) to with “First Look 2024” 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). If your files are not named correctly, you run the risk of not having your work viewed. We don’t want this to happen, so please make sure everything is right!

-Please send submission fee via Paypal to or use the link ( Include your paypal transaction ID in your submission email for verification. We must receive a submission fee in order to review your work.

-Please include how you heard about this call for art
Any questions? Please read our First Look FAQ page (

First Look: February — April 2024
January 29 : Artwork must arrive at gallery
February 15: Show opens/Opening Reception
April 30 : Show closes

Exhibition Information:
Due to the amount of submissions we receive, we are unfortunately unable to contact artists who have not been selected
Approximately 5 pieces from each selected artist will be selected for the exhibition. Curators will work with selected artists to determine the ideal dimensions of each piece to best for the space. Due to the gallery space, most pieces will should be framed to approximately 16 x 20

Printing/Framing: Accepted work can be sent to Panopticon Imaging, who will work with artists to handle all printing and framing needs, as well as free delivery to the Panopticon Gallery. Selected artists will receive a 20% discount when printing and framing at Panopticon Imaging. More information available here (

Sales: Panopticon Gallery retains a 50% commission on works sold.

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.

Opportunity Website

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