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  • June 27, 2013

    Art Festivals to Market your Paintings

    Contrary to what you might think or have heard, it’s not that easy to get into an art show. One of the first things I learned that helped me get into the better shows with my own photography was the importance of having    Read More…>>

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    June 2, 2013

    Inexpensive 4×6 Business Cards

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    I’m a big fan of getting business cards printed three up on a 4×6 print from Sam’s Club. Sam’s charges 17 cents for a 4×6 print and 13 cents if you’re willing to pick them up the next day. To get that price, choose “ready in days” instead of “ready in hours” in the console […]    Read More…>>

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    April 27, 2013

    New Work and New Jury Images

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    My wife has been telling me I shouldn’t apply to shows until I have new pictures. I even had a show director tell me not to apply anymore until I had new work.    Read More…>>

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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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    March 23, 2013

    Collaborating on the Booth Image

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    How much work goes into creating a good booth image. Some artists take a picture of their booth set up at an art show, sometimes with a cell phone camera, hoping it comes out good enough to use. For other artists it involves setting up the booth at home for the picture, and be willing […]    Read More…>>

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    January 27, 2013

    The Uniform Body of Work

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    A uniform or cohesive body of work makes a strong set of jury images. For artists who create work with a common theme or style, it’s relatively easy to choose which pieces to photograph for a set of images to jury with. It shows vision and growth within your medium. For other artists though, it’s […]    Read More…>>

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    December 19, 2012

    Analyzing Rejections

    There have been many recent comments from artists about being rejected from shows they’ve applied to. I feel that the difficulty of getting into art shows starts with the jury    Read More…>>

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    December 10, 2012

    Quirky Jury Images

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    A few quirky jury images that may cause comments that slow the jurors down while they look at your work    Read More…>>

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    November 4, 2012

    Fixing Jury Images 06

    mirror with gradient over the glass

    Photographing mirrors for jury images presents a challenge because what’s reflected in the mirror is a distraction    Read More…>>

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    October 8, 2012

    ProPhoto RGB Color Space

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    ProPhoto RGB is a color space that should never be used for jury images, for the web, or for    Read More…>>

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    October 6, 2012

    Fixing Jury Images 05

    jewelry with a translucent yellow feather

    The unremarkable turned into the remarkable. The orance feather and beads make a great looking jury image once color corrected    Read More…>>

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    September 24, 2012

    Cornbread

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    cornbread on the tray

    I had photographed a tea set for a ceramicist a few months ago. She wanted to submit the image for a calendar but there needed to be some kind of food in the picture.    Read More…>>

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    September 17, 2012

    Juried Art Services Scoring

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    Juried Art Services (JAS) how the jurors see your images and how the jurors score.    Read More…>>

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    September 10, 2012

    Fixing Jury Images 03

    too much white background

    How much white is too white. Any amount of white that draws your eyes and makes it difficult to see the detail within the few seconds the jurors may spend evaluating your artwork.    Read More…>>

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    August 23, 2012

    Fixing Jury Images 02

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    Here’s an example of an improved booth image.     Read More…>>

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    Fixing Jury Images 01

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    From time to time I’m going to post examples of either my jury slide photography or jury images I’ve fixed. Here’s an example of a glass vessel that was photographed in an art gallery    Read More…>>

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    August 18, 2012

    ZAPP Preview as Juror Problem

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    With the recent upgrade, ZAPP increased the enlarged image size that monitor jurors see from 700 to 750 pixels. My first response was it was too large for some monitors and some jurors wouldn’t be able to see the entire image. It appears I was correct.    Read More…>>

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    August 14, 2012

    ZAPP Preview as Juror

    Jury Slideshow

    Despite what we artists see in our profiles when enlarging the images, the jurors see it differently. And actually the jurors see it almost exactly like they’ve seen it before except for one difference. That being the enlarged size of the images are now 750 long dimension instead of 700 long dimension. They see our […]    Read More…>>

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    August 12, 2012

    Turning an Indoor Booth into an Outdoor Booth

    3 - finished booth with walls squared up and some additional cleanup and then canopy added

      Outdoor art shows usually prefer you submit an outdoor booth picture with your application. And one of the top art shows actually requires it. Not in so many words, but they contact each applicant that doesn’t have an outdoor booth image in their application asking if they have one they can substitute for the […]    Read More…>>

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    August 11, 2012

    JuryImages.com – the best resource for artists

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    format your images for jurying

    I created the JuryImages.com web site as a free resource for artists applying to art shows. It’s a two part web site offering free ZAPP or JAS image formatting in one part, and a way to test and compare different image presentations in the other part.    Read More…>>

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    August 10, 2012

    Black Borders or Not for ZAPP Images

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    This is about squaring your images with black borders. I recommend adding black borders to square the images, because if you don’t, ZAPP will do it for you when you apply to any of the shows that project the images – the top shows.    Read More…>>

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    August 8, 2012

    Verticals Need Not Apply

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    Someone has been making really bad decisions about our jury images, the only thing we have between an application and an acceptance. Non squared horizontals are appearing almost twice the size as squared and non squared verticals or squared horizontals.    Read More…>>

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    August 7, 2012

    A Consistent Body of Work

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    One of the most asked questions by artists trying to choose which of their artwork items to photograph, or which of their images to use for jurying, is what is the definition of consistent. Is it all one color, as in    Read More…>>

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    August 6, 2012

    Identifying Newer Images in the ZAPP System

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    Prior to the ZAPP system upgrade,  image file names could be used to identify images and to figure out which version of duplicate images was the newest. Images were numbered consecutively as they were uploaded so newer images had higher file name numbers. the ZAPP image identification number  How to find your ZAPP image identification […]    Read More…>>

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    August 5, 2012

    ZAPP Image Issues

    ZAPP images enlarged in artist profiles

    As artists, our jury images are the most important asset we have in being able to get into art shows. Don’t ever forget it, and make sure the shows and application systems treat your images with respect.    Read More…>>

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