The Transparent Self: Call for Self Portraits

Homewood Studios

Minneapolis, MN

Social media is a tool to connect, a tool to share life with others. Inadvertently,
it can also produce simplified, one-dimensional versions of life. Every day we
have the opportunity to compare our lives to the better looking versions of

In “The Transparent Self,” Sidney M. Jourard writes about his study of
self-disclosure. He maintains people choose concealment (showing oneself
as an enigma rather than allowing others to know one’s true self) rather than
openness. He contends concealment leads to sickness, misunderstanding and
alienation from self. In her wildly popular book, “Daring Greatly,” Dr. Brené Brown
discusses the need for vulnerability and the human desire to be known and
belong. Vulnerability, she says, is the most accurate measure of courage.

In what ways do you share your desire to be known and to belong?

All mediums welcome.


  • Deadline for application: September 13
  • Results announced: September 16 (via email)
  • Exhibition dates: October 4-26, 2013
  • Delivery of accepted work: September 30 (5-7pm) & October 1 (2-4pm)
  • Release of work: October 28 & 29
  • Return Shipping of Work: October 30

Shipped work must arrive with prepaid return shipping and will be packaged
using original shipping materials. Return shipping will occur October 30.


  • Opening reception: October 4, 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Artist Discussion: October 15
  • Audience choice closing party: October 26


  • Juror’s Choice: $100
  • Audience Choice: Award value pending


Artists receive 100% of sales.


Sarah Sampedro, chair of the Minneapolis Arts Commission, is a photographer
who is deeply involved in the Minneapolis arts scene. As a resident
of the Northside, she has taught Minneapolis Community Education, promoted
Northside artists and curated exhibitions drawing artists from around the country.
She is also the recipient of a 2011/2012 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist
Initiative Grant. Sarah believes art and creativity are essential to well-being. They
are socially, culturally and economically valuable, all while making life a little more


Homewood Studios, an artists’ workspace and gallery in North Minneapolis, is
designed for local artists and their neighbors in the belief the visible presence
of working artists contributes to the vitality, self-image, and coherence of the

Homewood Studios is located at:
2400 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Tuesday 5-9 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 1-6 p.m.
Saturday 1-4 p.m.


The entry period has expired.


group exhibition opening November 5, 2010

Sarah will be taking part in a group exhibition of 37  women artists whose work addresses the culturally ubiquitous role of motherhood, historically under-represented in visual art.  The exhibition is titled “Mothers” and in Chicago at the Woman Made Gallery whose vision is to ensure the equal placement of women’s art in the world.

Sarah will be displaying a piece from her ongoing Art and Motherhood project.

The exhibition runs from November 5 – December 23, 2010 with an opening reception on Friday, November 5 from 6 – 9 pm. If you can’t make it to Chicago, you can view the exhibition online.

Read the press release.

Woman Made Gallery