Saturday, June 11, 2011

You never know

Apply to juried shows, because you never know who will see your work.  That's the advice I recently received from a keynote speaker at an artists' convention.  So I decided to take his advice and began to enter some shows.  What's a juried show or competition?  Generally, you must submit photos of your work which are reviewed by a committee.  Your work is accepted based on technical skill, creativity, the medium and/or other requirements.   An application and the images are sent to the organization.  It was a bit of a learning curve for me, especially understanding image size requirements and each juried show has varied requirements.  One on-line art application service that many organizations use is Zapp https://www.zapplication.org/  Recently I juried into a local gallery show which had their own on-line application.  It was fairly straight forward and inexpensive.  Oh yes, I forgot that part!  Most shows cost money.  This show, with the theme "Red", cost $30.00.  I sent in two pieces (strawberries and cherries) and both were accepted.  Now my work will be seen for a month in a great gallery Soulard Art Market http://sam.soulardartmarket.org/  You never know who might see my work and where that will lead...

19 comments:

  1. Such great advice Susie!!!! Thank you for a lovely read ;o) and of course I adore your amazing color pencil pieces!!!!!

    brienna

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  2. Congrats....we all have a tendency to underestimate ourselves and our skills.

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  3. i like juried shows too. They usually are a much higher quality show with better pieces. Congrats!!

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  4. Your artwork is so lovely! I wouldn't be surprised if you have something in every show to which you apply. Keep up the great work!

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  5. You are an amazing artist! Wow!

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  6. Congrats Susie! Your work is beautiful... I'm sure you'll be in a lot of shows!

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  7. Oh, I love the Soulard area! It's really wonderful that you got juried in to their Art Market/Gallery ... congratulations,Susie ツ

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  8. I can't think of anyone more qualified to make it into the Art Market/Gallery.

    Congratulations.

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  9. Best of luck! I love that one you painted of the cherries, they look real enough to eat!

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  10. I've organized a few shows like this back when I owned a commercial building. I think it's a great way for artists to get their work out there, to network with other artists and to invite potential customers and friends to! Best of luck!:)

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  11. Congrats! I'd love to find shows for $30. Nice work too. Hope you sell a lot.

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  12. Good to know, and congratulations!

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  13. So great for you - congratulations! :D

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  14. Wow, congrats! Your artwork is beautiful :)

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  15. I hope on top of being fun it also proves to be a good investment!

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  16. So cool! Congrats! And thanks for all the info. =)
    ~Kim

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  17. Congrats on your bravery and success!!!

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