The Marsden/Gustafson Gallery at FilmNorth is a creative space that honors and celebrates the legacy of photographers Ann Marsden and Gus Gustafson by bringing diverse communities together and connecting artists across disciplines. With a focus on regionally-based artists whose work explores the intersection of moving image and photography, the Marsden/Gustafson Gallery is a forward-thinking space that puts into motion the adventurous spirits of Ann and Gus, welcomes experimentation, and encourages unique collaborations.


Who can apply: Any artists and/or curators—members and non-members alike—are encouraged to submit a proposal for a future solo or group exhibition at FilmNorth. FilmNorth considers all types of styles and subject matter for exhibition. We encourage collaboration and will consider alternative presentations and installations.

Exhibition curation: FilmNorth encourages artists to consider partnering with a curator for their exhibition proposal. Curators provide meaningful insight into content, sequencing, storytelling, etc. and can also provide thoughtful context to an exhibition via written materials.

Exhibition length: FilmNorth considers exhibitions of all lengths, generally encouraging shows to run between 2-3 months and not less than 3 weeks.

Presentation: FilmNorth considers all types of hanging/framing styles. It is preferred that work be exhibition-ready (i.e. already framed, mounted, etc.).

Commission: It is the artist’s decision whether artwork will be offered for sale. If artwork is sold during the exhibition, FilmNorth will receive a 40% commission (not to exceed $500 per piece).

Click here for a gallery floor plan.


Please complete the form below to submit an exhibition proposal. The application deadline to be considered for our 2020 schedule is September 5, 2019.

Available exhibition dates:

  • May 28, 2020 – August 13, 2020 (11 weeks)
  • August 20, 2020 – October 29, 2020 (10 weeks)
  • November 5, 2020 – January 21, 2021 (11 weeks)


Gallery Proposal

  • List up to 3 additional artists, separated by commas.
  • If applicable.
  • Exhibition Information

  • Describe your proposed exhibition in a few sentences. A full proposal PDF can be attached below.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 32 MB, Max. files: 5.
      Maximum of 5 files totaling 32MB. PDFs only.
    • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 32 MB.
      Upload a PDF of you proposal. Include any images, renderings, artist statements, etc. PDF only. Maximum 32MB.
      (select one or more)