Tips in Making It to a Juried Art Show
When it comes to art competitions, expect a fierce one. When it comes to a juried art show, there are thousands of artists who fight for a place in it which is very limited in number. And these places are much coveted by every artist. The decision on who makes it or does not make it on these juried art shows are made by a group of artists themselves. You will not be seen or known by the jury. You work and your application are the only things that the jury will know about you. Auditions for these art shows are done using your work images. There are many talented artists who get rejected in these art shows because they don’t pay attention to details. Many jury will say no to a talented artist who does not go by the rules. If you want to gain advantage over the others, here are some useful tips to get you started.
If the type of show fits the art you do, then go ahead and apply for that show, but only for that show, and not for others that does not fit your work. You should not think of joining an art show for the sake of joining it, especially if you are not really excited about it. Artists should join in when they can submit work that they are passionate about and can make with great comfort.
Abstract artists should not even think of joining an art show showing portraits. And doing this will just increase your chances of getting rejected because the jury can see that the work you have submitted was done with difficulty.
Get yourself a professional photographer is another tip that you can use. Slides and digital images are sometimes shot by an artist on his how to take for juried show auditions. And making these slides and images have never been easy with digital photography. This, however, can backfire.
An inexperienced photographer can place the camera is a position which is not good for the image. You might be able to include other images shown in the photograph instead to taking the pieces alone. This mistake will not happen with a professional photographer because this mistake is only done by serious amateurs.
Follow every last detail that you application says. In addition to your image of slides, send whatever things are asked for in your application.
You should complete your application and submit the required number of artworks.
Submit no more or no less than the number required for art work pieces.
IF you follow these tips you can easily be among the top artists of your group.