When does a work of art transition from work in progress to a finished piece? When is the artist done making and starts displaying? LATITUDE is a space that bridges the gap between an artist’s vision and their ability to produce it. We want to use this open call to create a space that bridges the gap between the working lab and the final gallery. Selected artists will have an opportunity to display work in all stages of development in an environment where making is always happening and where our roommates, Filter Photo, are organizing and hosting their own high quality programming and exhibitions . Additionally, the work is be shown online through LATITUDE's website. 

Three artists are chosen quarterly to participate, with each exhibition organized around a different theme.  The chosen artists get an opportunity to display their prints in the Filter Photo/ LATITUDE shared space and on our online gallery. 

Current Open Call : Home | Deadline: Friday, March 30th, 2018


What does home mean to you? "We make our houses and they turn upon us the image of our own taste and permanently fix it in our very nature.  Our works and our surroundings corrupt or refine our souls. The dwelling, the walls, the windows, the roof, the furniture, the pictures, the ornaments, the dress, the fence or hedge -- all act constantly upon the imagination and determine its content…” -Charles Richmond Henderson, The Social Spirit of America, 1908

In this Open Call, we want to explore the idea of home and domestic space, show us what home could mean. Is it where you come from, or what you make for yourself?

“It’s always been my philosophy to try to make art out of the everyday and ordinary…it never occurred to me to leave home to make art.” -Sally Mann


  • Up to 5 images sized at 72 dpi in JPEG format
  • Longest side of the image sized no more than 1800 pixels
  • A brief artist bio and statement (200 words limit)
  • Title and year for every submission
  • A brief explanation of how your work relates to the theme.

To submit work, email all the materials to opencallgallery@latitudechicago.org. 

Chosen artists will receive a space of 16”x24” to display their work. The final prints will be displayed as unmounted, unframed working prints. The selected artists will have a choice to print their work DIY for free or have their work printed through the service bureau with a 20% discount.