Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Entering Art Competitions - Nine Tips to Making Your Experience Rewarding

Entering Art Competitions - Nine Tips to Making Your Experience Rewarding

When you are ready to enter your artwork in local art competitions, here are nine art tips that can help make this a great experience.
Art Competition Jurors
Art Tip # 1 - My advice is just enter your best work - art that shows skillful use of your painting medium, a well-designed composition and animage that shows creativity. I entered the same painting in both art competitions and the juror rejected it from the first show and gave it an award in the later one. Photographing Your Art
Art Tip # 2 - The second most important factor you control, after painting a great piece of art, is taking a good photograph of it. This is what the juror sees to judge your art; it needs to represent you well.

What people who take pictures of their own art may not realize is the lighting conditions affect the color of your picture. Always read the art contest prospectus. Art competitions that require digital entries often want your pictures to be formatted in a specific way. Framing your art
Okay, you've been accepted into an art competition. Art Tip # 4 - Often, the juror doesn't pick the award-winning art until he or she can see the actual work. Matting and framing your art well are very important for two reasons.
Reason 1: If you have a nice piece of art surrounded by a cheap-looking frame or a frame that's scratched or dented, you've just reduced the award-worthiness of your work in the eyes of the juror.
If you also have your art surrounded by gaudy or inappropriately colored mats, you've lowered your chances of an award even further. Use white or off-white mats.
Reason 2: If an art buyer likes your art and would consider purchasing it, he or she often wants to be able to take it home and immediately hang it on their wall. Art Tip # 5 - My advice is to frame your work as well as your budget will allow. If your work doesn't sell, you can always reuse the frame for other art in other shows...but take into consideration Tip # 6.
Art Tip # 6 - Ask yourself: How experienced are the people hanging the show?
At one time I used to enter some of the smaller local art shows. I use nice frames for my art - not the really high-end ones, but not the cheap ones either. In the smaller shows, what happened at times was the art was stored with the back of one piece of art leaning against the front of another. Small art shows and small organizations may have volunteers who have little or no experience handling art. I am much more trusting if the show venue is a professional gallery, since they have experience handling and hanging art.
Glass for Your Frame
If you create art that needs to be framed under glass, you've got another decision to make. Art Tip # 7 - Use the best glass you can afford.
Some years ago I was accepted into an art competition at a gallery. Unfortunately, my art (under regular glass) was hung on a wall facing the front windows. I had registered to display my art in an art fair. Now in an art fair, the artist pays for space to set up his canopy or tent to show and hopefully sell his work.
Shipping your art
You might decide at some point to enter an art contest in another area, where you will need to ship your art.
Art Tip # 8 - Total all your costs before you enter a competition, because the costs add up quickly.
Air Float Systems ( carry boxes made especially for shipping art. Second, the art group organizing the show will designate a local shipping agent to receive your entry. The agent will unpack your art, deliver it to the show venue, pick it up after the show, repack it in your box and ship it back to you. Art Tip # 9 - Never enter more pieces of art than you are prepared to deliver.
This word comes from the Greek 
technic meaning art.
Art and science are usually treated diagonally opposite to 
each other. Same cannot be said of 
art. Art, on the other hand is purely subjective in nature. Art can roughly be divided into two, namely philosophical 
art and aesthetic art. The philosophical type of art 
involves human figures for some purposive actions. In 
other words, philosophical art depicts human condition or 
it is the conceptual frame of mind of the artist.
Aesthetic art, on the other hand, shows the perceived 
frame of mind. There are other ways of classifying art - major among 
them being architecture, design, painting, music, 
drawing, literature, performing art, etc. While these have 
been (and still are) traditional forms of art performed by 
human kind, newer forms of art have emerged with the 
advent of technology. Some of the later era art forms are 
games, animation, movie, computer art, shooting, etc.
Two of the most researched areas of interest to artists, 
critiques and archeologists has been the art movement 
(or art history) and art school.
Art school is any 
educational institute offering education to its students on 
various forms of art.
Birth of art gave rise to another group of individuals - art 
critics. Art critics study and evaluate a piece of art. Its 
main purpose is to rationalize the evaluation of art, and 
ridding of any personal opinion affecting the work of art. 
Art criticism today deploys systematic and formal 
methods to evaluate the piece of art.
Museums are known to nurture and store work of arts 
across the world. Three major museum institutes are 
British Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York and 
Galerie des Offices in France.
Understanding art in its totality is almost an impossible 
task for a human being. There are over 3,600 terms in art 
to be understood.
Art is when you are free to redefine these.
What kind of art do you like?
There are many opportunities to browse art within your community at local exhibitions, art fairs and galleries. It's a great way to see a lot of art in a short time.
Today the internet provides the largest variety and depth of fine art available worldwide. Should the art fit the room or the room fit the art?
If you feel strongly about a particular work of art, you should buy the art you love and then find a place to put it. By not "working," I mean the art looks out of place in the room. Placing art in the wrong surroundings takes away from its beauty and impact.
The changes will be worth making in order to enjoy the art you love.
Sometimes the right lighting is the key to showing art at its best. You may find that placing a picture light above a painting or directing track lighting on it is all the art needs to exhibit its brilliance. If you place a work of art in direct sunlight, however, be sure it won't be affected by the ultraviolet light. Be sure to frame delicate art under UV protected glass or acrylic.
How to pick art to fit the room.
Size and color are the two major criteria for selecting art to fit its surroundings. For any particular space, art that is too large will overwhelm, and art that is too small will be lost and look out of proportion. The bolder the art, the more room it needs to breathe.
When selecting a painting to match color, select one or two of the boldest colors in your room and look for art that has those colors in it. A wide light-colored mat and neutral frame create a protected environment for the art within.
Style is another consideration when selecting art to fit a room. How to create an art-friendly room.
White walls and lots of light. If a wall is wall-papered or painted a color other than white, it limits the choices for hanging art that will look good on it. If a room is dark, the art will not show to its best advantage.
A room crowded with other colors, textures and objects will take the spotlight away from the art. Keep it spare and let the art star. Selecting and displaying art is an art in itself.

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