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  • April 19, 2013

    Improving Jury Images and Artwork Photography

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    Examples of my artwork photography and before and after examples of jury images I’ve improved. This featured image will change monthly with new artwork as I photograph it. Continue to scroll down to read new articles on the web site.    Read More…>>

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    April 17, 2014

    Happy Easter 2014

    Our latest cute puppy holiday picture    Read More…>>

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    March 18, 2014

    High Quality Images in a Small Package

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    For years I’ve been complaining about the image quality in compact cameras, wondering if the manufacturer’s would finally add a larger sensor so us aging photographers could travel light and still capture high quality images. It finally happened    Read More…>>

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    March 17, 2014

    125, 300, 450 or more

    How many booths are too many at an art show? There was a recent uproar from artists when Bayou City went from 300 booths to 450 booths after everyone had applied and the application was closed. When they were late in sending out the space assignments, it was because they were busy calling wait listed […]    Read More…>>

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    March 15, 2014

    Bayou City Future in Jeopardy

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    In case you haven’t been following social media, particularly the Art Fair Review or NAIA Facebook forums (which you should join if you you haven’t already), you’ll find this difficult to believe. Bayou City spring show in Houston’s Memorial Park raised the number of exhibitor booths from 300 to 450, AFTER their application closed and […]    Read More…>>

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    March 8, 2014

    Two, Three or More

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    A commonly asked question from artists who create a lot of different work is whether it’s appropriate to include multiple items in a single jury image. I’ve even had artists who don’t create similar items want to put a few pieces in each image as a way of showing the jurors that they make a […]    Read More…>>

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    Application Submission Date and Time

    We’ve always though that images were viewed by jurors based on the date and time you submit your application. But a show I applied to recently and attended the open jury for (Columbus) chose random as the order they projected the images for the jurors. I received notice that I was on the waiting list […]    Read More…>>

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    February 9, 2014

    Columbus Open Jury 2014

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    Columbus open jury. Not more than about a dozen artists attended the first day. No matter how much we stress how important it is to attend an open jury to see both your presentation and what you are competing against, artists are just not taking advantage of this. The second day about 20 artists attended, probably to see if they made the second round.    Read More…>>

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    February 7, 2014

    Setting up a Booth in Snow 2014

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    Jury deadlines are coming up and for most art shows, artists need to submit a picture of their booth apply, even for deadlines in the middle of winter when it’s snowing.    Read More…>>

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    January 20, 2014

    Mounting an iphone or ipad

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    Doing double duty. A customizable mounting system for iphones and ipads that works in your vehicle and can double as an iphone camera mount.    Read More…>>

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    December 22, 2013

    Happy Holidays

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    Our holiday card for 2013. Happy Holidays from Mary, Larry, Elvis and Baby    Read More…>>

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    The Thinker

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    The latest addition to my Visitors Gallery. We had to have a new commode put in the other day.    Read More…>>

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    Best of Cheswick

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    For $79 you can also be the best in your profession in your local community, or at least hang up a plaque that lets people think it.    Read More…>>

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    December 3, 2013

    Apple iPad Mini Retina Color Problems

    Artists, and especially photographers, should be aware of this issue. Apple screwed up big time. They used what appeared to be a different technology on the mini 2 retina display and the colors look muted and somewhat washed out.    Read More…>>

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    November 19, 2013

    2014 Artisphere Open Jury Review

    The open jury for the 2014 Artisphere art show was Saturday November 16th, 2013. Artists got to see their jury images projected, and it gave them the opportunity to see how their images compared to the jury images of their competition. Artists who attend an open jury should take away something that can improve their chances of getting into art shows.    Read More…>>

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    November 10, 2013

    The New Definition of Owning Art

    Artists are struggling trying to keep up with the past. The value of art, or more specifically the value of owning art has changed. It’s time to reverse the trend by trying to bring art buyers and collectors back to the art shows instead of people who live their lives in social media.    Read More…>>

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    November 2, 2013

    Happy Halloween 2013

    Happy Halloween 2013 from Elvis and Baby    Read More…>>

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    October 28, 2013

    The Big Yellow Rubber Duck

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    On Friday October 18 we took the puppies and went downtown to see the big yellow 40 foot tall rubber duck    Read More…>>

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    October 13, 2013

    Larry Berman Award

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    And I though they were getting tired of me being constantly on them about the image formatting to make sure the system was fair for all artists in how their images were presented to jurors.    Read More…>>

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    Art Shows that Project the Images

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    This list of art shows was provided by ZAPP on 5/11/12. Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original, Art Fair on the Square, Art in the Pearl, Artisphere, Arts Festival Oklahoma and more..    Read More…>>

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    Fixing JuryImages.com

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    The best resource web site for artists (well, second best to BermanGraphics) is http://juryimages.com. It offers two things; free image processing for ZAPP or JAS and a way to visually test and compare your jury presentation. Because of the complexity of the different types of code used on the web site, everything broke last week […]    Read More…>>

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    September 10, 2013

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    The Glossary of Digital Art and Printmaking from the Digital Art Practices & Terminology Task Force (DAPTTF) is now being hosted on BermanGraphics.    Read More…>>

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    September 2, 2013

    Chair Pod

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    The chair pod is a tripod like camera support connected to a chair, so I call it a chair pod.    Read More…>>

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    Licensing Photography and Artwork

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    Some issues about licensing art you want to address. Some suggestions on how to find companies interested in your artwork and how to price your licensed artwork or photographs.    Read More…>>

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    August 20, 2013

    Playing by the Numbers

    Playing by the Numbers. Understanding the image sizes used by the ZAPP and JAS application systems    Read More…>>

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    August 19, 2013

    Unconscionable Remarks from Jurors

    In all cases, you have to wonder what, if any, instructions were given to the jurors by the show directors    Read More…>>

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