Submissions – images, bio, statement
Many questions have been asked about how to submit the application for jurying. By following the below requirements you make my job of putting together the information for the jury SO much easier, not to mention the resulting album, artwork labels and catalog.
TYPES of images submitted can be any sort of electronic: jpgs, either in an email or on a cd. No photographs or slides please. I have difficulty downloading images from slideshows and I do not have time to visit websites, so please, no links. If you have a friend you think would be interested in submitting then send them the information and get them to apply. Do not send me their info, again, I do not have time to solicit or invite specific artists.
LABEL your images with your last name, and a word from your title.
or if there is more than one submitted from a series of three with the same name:
SIZE of the images should be 1500 pixels longest side and 300 dpi.
SEND images with your bio and artist statement to the address in ONE email. List of works and information must be typed in to a txt, doc or email. No handwritten information please.
SUBSTITUTIONS will be allowed until deadline, no substitutions after that.
No more than 500 characters! Please!! Any bio longer than 500 characters will be mercilessly edited and cut off after the first 500. The jury does not need to know where you grew up, or what you did in your childhood UNLESS IT PERTAINS to your practice! One paragraph of about six or seven sentences (again 500 characters) should be sufficient to give the jury (and later the viewers) enough information about you to make connections to your work, or to add depth to your work. Don’t be afraid to have fun with your bio… Remember the Bio is NOT the artist statement – that will come next.
If you object to writing an artist statement completely, please read this post first.
One line artist statement that should add some depth to your work and an additional insight. Easily the hardest thing for the artists to do. I have seen beautiful, sophisticated work be rejected because of the artist statement, because it was generic, because it was clinical and too objective.
ie For the theme Seduce Me, a “don’t” would be the following:
Black and white exploration of texture and line.
Alternately, a “do” would be something like:
Everyone loves to be tickled… or An enchanting evening starts with a whisper …. Flirt with your audience, tease them a little.
A “don’t” would be talking about the process, or why you created whatever you created, or how you hope the viewer will receive what you created, or being clinical, or being objective or being impersonal …
A “do” would be having fun, being mysterious, being poetic, being creative, being coy, being witty with the connections to your title, being subjective….
The work might be lovely and well done, but you may lose out because someone else has been more creative with not only the visual, but with the verbal as well… Go the extra bit, and seductive with your artist statement. This is an erotic show… be … erotic … with your words too! Make that extra step to create the connection and… have… fun!
If you have questions on this, please post below.