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    CHESWICK, PA 15024

  • March 2, 2022

    Holding a Mock Jury on Zoom

    The next mock jury will be announced on this page. It probably won’t happen until the end of the year.

    Improve your chances of getting into art shows.
    I’m holding a mock jury on Zoom. A mock jury is a jury image presentation evaluation where you submit your images as if you were applying to an art show and have them critiqued. Deadline is …. and the jury is scheduled for …. at 4PM Eastern time. You can read the entry instructions on this web page and see how the images are going to be presented. I’m available to help you put your presentation together if needed.

    If there are enough applications, there will be separate juries for 2D and 3D submissions. If it’s not clear which category you would fall into, please let me know where you want your images to be seen.

    Images can be sent by either e-mail, Dropbox shared to my e-mail address Larry@bermanart.com or mail me a CD or flash drive. They must be named in the order they are to be viewed with a number (1 through 5 with 5 being the booth), your first and last name as part of the file name. Do not just drop the 5 images into an e-mail and expect them to remain in the order you put them in because when I take images from an e-mail they automatically sort by alphabetical order with numbers before letters. If you’re having a difficult time organizing your jury images (like on a phone or tablet) please give me a call. 412-401-8100. I’ll organize them for you if you send them in one at a time by e-mail with the image number and your name in the subject of the e-mail.

    If you don’t have a booth picture you can submit an additional art image as number 5. It will be shown below and to the right where the booth image is located in the template. The images can be any size larger than the size I need for the template which is 400×400 pixels for the art images and 500×500 pixels for the booth image. You can take your images from ZAPP if you enlarge them before saving them. Do not send me the ZAPP thumbnails, they are too small. If your images need to be edited by me, call me (412-401-8100) before sending me the images to work out what you need me to do.

    A short artist statement should be included and it will show during the image viewing. That artist statement needs to be as editable text, either in the body of the e-mail or as a separate text file so it can be copied and pasted into the image template, not as a screen capture. Your name will not show in the jury template, only your application number, which I will assign upon receiving your submission. I will e-mail you back with your application number. Please include your name, e-mail address and phone number at the top of the artist statement so I can call your if there’s a problem.

    I’m charging $35 for the jury submission, $30 for artists who participated in the first mock jury and free for the artists who participated in the second mock jury. It’s going to take a great deal of time to organize this and I want to pay the jurors. I will be announcing who the jurors are and their backgrounds prior to the jury. You can pay through PayPal to my e-mail address, call me with a credit card number or send a check. If you mail a check, please let me know when you upload the images.

    Though you can watch while it’s happening on Zoom, I’ll record the jury and upload it to YouTube so you don’t have to be available while it’s happening.

    The template will look like this with a larger booth image.

    Watch the previous mock jury on YouTube

    Larry Berman
    e-mail – Larry@bermanart.com
    3872 Saxonburg Blvd. Cheswick, PA 15024

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