Guide to Getting into a Juried Art Show
Art competitions are fierce competitions. When it comes to a juried art show, there are thousands of artists who fight for a place in it which is very limited in number. Having a spot in a juried art show is a dream of many artists. A group of artists are the ones who decides who does and does not make it to the juried art shows. You will not be seen or known by the jury. The only thing that they will know about you is your work and you application. You art works serve as the auditions for these art shows. Artists are disqualified despite their being very talented for not complying with what is required. So instead of accepting you because your great talent is shown in your piece of work, they will instead say no because you simply did not comply with the requirements. Below are some tips in helping your get an advantage over the others.
If the type of show fits the art you do, then go ahead and apply for that show, but only for that show, and not for others that does not fit your work. You should not think of joining an art show for the sake of joining it, especially if you are not really excited about it. If you are passionate about something and you are comfortable In making them, then you can join and try to win a spot in the art 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.
You should try hiring a professional photographer. Slides and digital images are sometimes shot by an artist on his how to take for juried show auditions. And making these slides and images have never been easy with digital photography. If you do it yourself, this can backfire.
You may be an inexperienced photographer and because of this you might not be able to put your camera in the right position, perhaps, too far away from the piece of art. Your photograph might contain other images aside from the piece of art alone by putting the camera at a wrong distance. The jury will know that this is not your best work because you have made an amateur mistake.
Every detail in the application is important so make sure to follow it. Send everything that is asked for in your application, no more, no less.
You should complete your application and submit the required number of artworks.
Submit no more or no less than the number required for art work pieces.
You can put yourself ahead of the game by following these tips.