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The deadline for applications to be received is just two weeks away. Hopefully those of you interested have picked your images either for the jury or, if you were in the Tour last year, for publicity and are getting ready to mail things in. In case there are some of you still working on this, I thought I would post some things to keep in mind.
- Make sure you have your complete Application at the newARTS office by 5pm Monday, Jan. 17. This goes for new artists as well as those who did the Tour last year.
- Images should be professional in quality. The outside jury bases their decisions on the images they see and nothing else, so the photography needs to be the best possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact newARTS or send a message to us through the blog. There are many great professional photographers who deal with art and craft photography (Glenn Sanderson in Green Bay and Larry Sanders in Milwaukee are just two that I know personally), if you do not have the experience to do the photography yourself. If you do feel that you are capable of creating your own images, make sure that you use a neutral background, excellent lighting and focus on one object for each image. If you create wearable art it is always good to use a model to show your work in it’s best form. Details for the size and format of the images are given in the Application.
- Describe your work in 30 words or less for the Brochure. There is limited space on the Brochure, so please be concise, but describe your work so that visitors will be excited by what they will see at your Studio.
- Make sure that you are able and willing to abide by the Rules of Entry. We are a volunteer run organization, so everyone’s help is essential for the event to be successful. This year you have the option of paying an extra fee if you are unable to devote the requisite number of volunteer hours – it’s only fair that everyone “pay” in some way.
- And lastly, as before, make sure you have everything in by the due date!
I’m really hoping to see a lot of applications this year – our 10th. It would be wonderful to have many new artists as well as those who participated in previous years. We’re working on some new ideas to make this year special – all we need are some great artists who would love to show off their studios and sell their work on their “home ground”!
Remember, you can download the Prospectus/Application at our website if you do not have one.