August 4th through August 31st

Opening/Artist Talk  August 4th 6-9pm

Entry Deadline: 05/28/17


Finalist: Lars Anderson, Marcus  DeSieno,  Rebecca Drolen,

              Barbara Kyne, Frances Melhop,  Jackson Patterson,

              Jake Platt, and David Sutton,



Join us for the opening of MEED1: "Kill the Messenger", a group photography show judged by Jennifer Murray, the Executive Director of Filter Photo.


The artists chosen for this exhibition examined the truths of our current global circumstance: isolationism eclipsing universality, fomenting uncertainty and fear-a moment ripe for renewed human optimism. The winner of Gallery19's "Kill the Messenger" show will receive a one-year mentorship with Murray, along with a solo show and contract with the gallery for August of 2018.



About the juror:

We are honored to have Jennifer Murray preside over the 2017-18 Gallery19 Meed1 competition.  Murray is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator.  She is the Executive Director of Filter Photo, where she directs the planning of the annual Filter Photo Festival, and oversees programming at Filter Space.  In addition, Murray is a member of Filter’s Exhibition Review Panel, and was the juror for their annual Context 2016 competition.  Murray is a founding member of the curatorial collective, The Exhibition Project, which develops photography-related projects for museum exhibition.  Most recently, she was a juror for Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2016 Top 50, and a contributor to a Rule Breakers essay for Don't Take Pictures magazine.  Murray was awarded grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, in 2015, allowing her to maintain her own active photographic practice.  Murray 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 currently an instructor of photography at Loyola University, Chicago, and a frequent lecturer on photography-related subjects.  Murray earned her MFA in photography from the highly regarded Columbia College, Chicago.

Artwork by: David Sutton