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New Visions of Designed Environments

Exhibition Opening:
June 4, 2019
Exhibition Closing:
January 3, 2020

New Visions of Designed Environments

This photo exhibition marks the first in a five-year series of rotating photography exhibitions that will take place at BSA Space in the Storefront Gallery and second floor conference rooms. Exhibitions are expected to change every six months and will feature a roster of photographers exploring themes related to architecture, the built environment, and the power of design to transform and improve people’s lives.

New Visions of Designed Environments calls for artists to submit photography that represents new, creative perspectives on the built or designed environment.  

The call for entry is open through midnight on March 15, 2019.

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Learn more about the call for entries below.

Submissions will be juried on creative value, mastery of craft, and relevance to the exhibition theme, New Visions of Designed Environments. Each artwork will be considered individually.

BSA Space, Boston’s leading cultural institution for architecture and design, is home to the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA) and the BSA Foundation. The BSA/AIA is one of the oldest chapters of the American Institute of Architects. The BSA Foundation, a charitable organization, supports activities that illuminate the ways that design improves the quality of our lives. All exhibitions at BSA Space are supported by the BSA Foundation. BSA Space is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am–6:00 pm, and on weekends and holidays from 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit

Meghan Melvin
Meghan Melvin is the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A graduate of University College London, Meghan also holds an M.Phil in Decorative Arts from the University of Glasgow. She sits on the Exhibition Committee of BSA Space, and is Vice-President of the board of Governors at the Nichols House Museum in Beacon Hill.

Christine O’Donnell
Christine O’Donnell is the Owner and Gallery Manager of Beacon Gallery. She opened Beacon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts after over a decade spent living and working in the field of marketing, advertising and education in Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Christine has a master's degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Christine is also a member of the Newton’s Cultural Council.

Peter Vanderwarker
Peter Vanderwarker is a photographer trained as an architect.  His work has won Institute Honors from the American Institute of Architects, and is in major museum collections, including the MFA Boston.   He is the author of two books about architecture in Boston and is represented by Gallery NAGA Boston.

All selected work will be for sale for the duration of the exhibition at the BSA Space Photo Galleries at 290 Congress Street, Boston and will be featured on the BSA Space website.

This call for entries is open to all photographers, regardless of affiliation with the BSA/AIA or BSA Foundation. All artwork selected for the exhibition must be submitted in a black frame, matted, framed, with d-rings on the reverse.  There are no limits on size. Artists are responsible for all arrangements, costs, and execution of the delivery and pickup of artwork to and from BSA Space. Artists dropping off work are responsible for the removal and disposal of all shipping and packing materials, or their storage.

Learn more and view the full call for entry here.