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The Art Fair SourceBook web site offers a virtual jury of your artwork. For a minimal cost (this one was $79) you can have your artwork evaluated by experienced jurors. For 3D artists who are interested in the feedback needed to improve your work, I recommend Bruce Baker as the juror. He provided the evaluation on this page. The evaluation took just under an hour in a phone conversation. The artist is a ceramicist, and for the purposes of this article, the actual images of the artwork are not necessary for you to understand the type of evaluation you would receive for your work.
Do not get this confused with the free image evaluations I offer, which are only evaluations of the images, not your art.

Here are the results from your AFSB Virtual Jury process.

JUROR'S OVERALL ASSESSMENT: FAIL

JUROR'S AVERAGE IMAGE RATING: 2.17 out of 5

GENERAL COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

Thanks for choosing me as your Virtual Juror. It is a privilege to be called upon to do this work. I do have many observations that I think will help you, we discussed these in our talk. Controlled pallet, variety of shapes and forms. Each of the pieces has to hit the level of your best slide.
Your best image is your 1st image - Juror's rating and response: 3 out of 4 (Very good). "This is your best image. It is the one that commands attention as a thumbnail. It makes me want to open it up and see it bigger. It is alone however in its impact. The other images look weak in comparison to this one. MORE of this with different forms would be a good way for you to go. "
2nd best image - Juror's rating and response: 2 out of 4 (Inadequate). "The center of this piece is working for you. It has a great texture and would make most jurors take a closer look, The boarder looks a bit commercial could use some more work of the human hand. "
3rd best image - Juror's rating and response: 2 out of 4 (Inadequate). "I like the style of this piece. It has a couple of triggers that might work against you however. The edge looks like it might be thin and therefore fragile which could set off bells and whistles for a gallery owner who are often on juries. the other is the leaf. Customers love leaves, juries do not like anything that is considered trite. Look for innovative images for your decoration and I would go full out on decorating some of these pieces. Remember you can have more than one slide set, which we did not discuss. Having several slide sets with different styles that you send to different shows is a good way to go."
4th best image - Juror's rating and response: 2 out of 4 (Inadequate). "I love the frame of this tray but I find the blue glaze too primary and it doesn't have the subtlety of your other pieces therefore it stands out and distracts from the slides above. "
5th best image - Juror's rating and response: 2 out of 4 (Inadequate).  "This one just looks too commercial. You can get by with maybe two trays of the same shape in a slide set but no more. You need more variety of form to wake the jury up and get them to notice."
booth image - Juror's rating and response: 2 out of 4 (Inadequate). "You booth shot is not too bad as far as booths go. I would do everything possible to down play the ladder effect by covering some of it up. I would recommend painting the display and this will go a long way to help you to get your work to pop. Multiple levels in the display would help draw customers in as well as large photos in the back. A floor covering would also be a good addition. "
 

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