Thursday, August 27, 2009
JuryImages.com is a free unique tool for artists applying to art shows. It helps answer the two most asked questions artists have about their application; which images should I use and what order should I arrange them in. Artists can set up a free account, upload their jury images, move them around and create different combinations to compare the strength of their jury presentation. Check out the web site for more information.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The Images Festival of the Arts in New Smyrna Beach Florida has taken it upon themselves to redefine how to size digital jury images. Totally ignoring the fact that over 30,000 artists have jury images sized 1920x1920 on their computer, they are asking for images sized 6x8 inches at 300PPI which translates to 1800x2400 pixels.
The problem with asking for non square images is that verticals display at 3/4 of the size that horizontals display because that's the format of monitors and digital projectors. And if the jurors are using wide screen monitors, the size difference between horizontals and verticals can be even greater.
Read my post about how not to ask for digital jury images, or just read the Images application.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
True limited-edition photography of high quality.
*Note about photography: Because of the spread of digital and other "mass produced" means, photography does not fall under the guidelines for original, one-of-a-kind or true limited edition art. However, due to "popular demand" it has been decided to allow photography to be exhibited provided the artist certifies that the image will be part of a true limited edition. In other words, a provenance must be included with each individual image certifying that the image will be reproduced in only a limited number edition of 250 or less after which the creator/master files will be destroyed.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Update on the ZAPP User Converence
Bruce Baker and I will be doing a three hour seminar on Friday morning August 21st. Here is a summery of the topics we'll be discussing:
- Demystifying the jury process
- Creating a stronger jury presentation
- Showing the jury what they want to see
- Improving your jury images
- Creating a booth shot that has impact with both the jury room and at the show
- How to display and sell your work while at a show, and a whole lot more!
Additionally ZAPP has agreed to set a one day fee of $70 for our seminar. Both Bruce Baker and I will be giving away our services as door prizes. And as usual when I do a seminar, I'll be there early to answer questions for anyone ambitious enough to get there early also.