Mary Kuilema, president WMPG
Thank you for the wonderful presentation at your
digital imaging workshop for the West Michigan Potters Guild. The
information was excellent given the challenge of such a wide range of
I learned a lot from you at the seminar in Ft. Worth last week. Thank you
for all the tips on improving images for online jury selection.
I learned a lot from your seminar in Naples last weekend. The information
was presented in a clear, thorough way and was easy to follow. But what is
more important is that I want to be an artist and I learned that I can
turn to a professional like you for my digital imaging needs. I’m not
computer literate and am happy having people like you out there to
simplify my life.
"Ok, I thought I knew most of the issues surrounding digital images and
posting to Zapp. Went to Larry's seminar in Ft Myers last night - very
good. It turns out I was missing some key stuff - maybe that is why I've
been getting a lot of rejections lately. I saw my work projected, and it
just didn't pop - I can understand why a jury wouldn't be impressed. So,
afterward I made some changes to my files and I think they may now look a
lot better. My point, even those who are pretty experienced with this
stuff may want to consider going - it was well worth the time and minimal
"You're doing a great service with the seminars and do a great job of
bringing it to a level that most of the folks can understand."
"Between going to your seminar, and working with the information I was able
to download from your web site, applying to the shows using ZAPP was a
piece of cake."
"Excellent seminar! Very useful for both the novice or experienced with
digital imaging. A "must do" on every professional artists "to do" list.
Even if you plan to hire out your image work this seminar will give you
the basic tools you will need to choose the person you plan to hire. If
your images are already complete it is an excellent opportunity to view
your images as the jury will see them. I highly recommend taking the time
to attend one of these sessions."
"I attended Larry’s digital jury seminar at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and
found it to be extremely professional. He presented the information on how
to prepare digital images for Zapp in an easy to follow, step by step
method, using Photoshop screen captures and images projected on a large
screen with his digital projector. In the same manner, Larry also went
through the process of registering with Zapp, uploading images, and
applying to the shows. Those of us who brought our digital jury images on
a CD had the benefit of seeing them projected in a slide show format,
using the Roku and Digital projector. As part of the slide show, Larry
included digital jury images that he prepared for some artists (with their
permission). They were very impressive. Larry’s seminar was an invaluable
experience. I would urge everybody to attend one. Thank you, Larry, for
giving a terrific seminar, and thanks to Beth Hoffman for hosting it."
"I attended your excellent seminal in Milwaukee last night. I want to tell
you how impressed I was with your presentation and with your insights and
knowledge into an arena that is so foreign to me. The step-by-step
development of the various artists' works in your capable hands was
particularly impressive, like watching a painting develop on the canvas.
Thank you for holding the seminar."
"Of the many unanswered questions about this new jury
process, one of the most frequently-asked is "what will my digitized
images look like when they are projected for the Selection Jury?" Larry
Berman has jumped in on that one. He has bought a digital projector with
the same specifications as the model slated for use in the digital jury
system. He is putting on seminars where people can get questions answered
and see their own images projected. I attended his seminar and it was
quite informative. I recommend that anyone with a direct interest in this,
or likely to be assigned the role of "local guru" should sign up for
"I attended the Toledo seminar and really felt everyone should try to get
to one of these events." "Seeing my images projected was of the greatest
"Dispels some of the fear and myths about where we're headed in digital
Mary Margaret Sweeney
"Now there are at least 35 of us, artists and craftsmen, trying to get on
board with this digital application thing, who are better informed than we
were before we attended Larry Berman's seminar in Armonk."
"With Larry's help, I processed my own images in advance
using Photoshop Elements program. The colors were more accurate than I
have been able to achieve in film slides. I also got to see other artists'
work projected, then walked the show on Sunday and compared. The true
colors in their artwork were present in the digital images. Seeing your
own images projected on this system is invaluable. Well processed images
look rich, closer to the originals than I could have imagined. But the
images must be processed properly-this is no different than getting the
correct exposure, focus, etc. with film slides."