How to Be Chosen over the Competition for a Juried Art Show
Art competitions are fierce competitions. Juried art shows are an attraction to artists, and most artists want to be a part of this but the spots have to be contended for and only a limited number of artists are chosen for this. Having a spot in a juried art show is a dream of many artists. The decision on who makes it or does not make it on these juried art shows are made by a group of artists themselves. When choosing the participants you will not be seen or known by the jury. There is nothing that the jury will know about your except your work and your application. You bring along your art work as auditions for these art shows. Artists are disqualified despite their being very talented for not complying with what is required. And juries, instead of accepting your application or audition would say no instead. Find some useful tips below to help you gain advantage over the others.
It is only for the shows that fit your art that you should apply for. If you are not really excited about the show, then you don’t have to enter for the sake of entering. If the art show is something that you are really passionate about then you should submit work related to that show.
If the show is about portrait making but you are an abstract painter, then simply done try making a portrait that you can only do half well. And doing this will just increase your chances of getting rejected because the jury can see that the work you have submitted was done with difficulty.
Another important tip is getting yourself a professional photographer. Slides and digital images are sometimes shot by an artist on his how to take for juried show auditions. Digital photography can be very easy when it comes to making slides and images. If you do it yourself, this can backfire.
An inexperienced photographer can place the camera is a position which is not good for the image. Your photograph might contain other images aside from the piece of art alone by putting the camera at a wrong distance. When you make amateur mistakes, once again, the jury will know that this is not your best work.
Follow every last detail that you application says. In addition to your image of slides, send whatever things are asked for in your application.
You have to complete your application and submit the number of work that is required.
If the submission officer requests for a certain number of work pieces, then make sure that you give that specific number of work pieces and not more or less.
IF you follow these tips you can easily be among the top artists of your group.