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Artist Statement for Zapplication

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Schroll Sep 11. 12 Replies

I am curious about the 500 word artist statement for Zapplication Submissions.  It asks Please provide a very brief statement (500 characters or less) that describes the materials and techniques used…Continue

Booth Photo Review Please | Which photo is better?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Sep 1. 7 Replies

I have been working on the…Continue

Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Jul 24. 10 Replies

Okits been frustrating knowing what will work to get me even considered into a juried show,  I submittted before, but did not have pro panels, and well alot of folks here mentioned for me to get rid…Continue

Booth photo? Can I take the photo in my driveway or yard?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judee Moonbeam Jul 18. 5 Replies

Was curious.  I have been purchasing my tent and supplies to polish up my jury tent photos and set up..  I have seen folks submitting images with their tents already set up at a event it seems.. I…Continue

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Chris van atta replied to Jerold N Siegan's discussion For sale complete outdoor art fair system and equipment:
"Very Interested!   Do you still items left and the vehicle?   Do you have photos of your items for sale.?  Mainly the custom boxes, vehicle, directors chair... I know what propanes look like and the tent..   Thank you...…"
Sep 30
Tim Schroll replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"Thanks Larry, good point! I'll revise today."
Sep 11
Michael Green replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"Reading this statement: Please provide a very brief statement (500 characters or less) that describes the materials and techniques used to create your artwork. This statement may be read to the jurors. I infer that I am being asked for a…"
Sep 11
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"Glad to see this topic discussed since it has always puzzled me, too. Thanks to everyone for helping to explain.  Please continue!!!"
Sep 10
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"I had a hard time with that, too. And 500 characters (not words) is so little that it's difficult to be articulate. They are looking for a description of how you create your art. What materials, techniques, etc., that you use to create it. If…"
Sep 9
Larry Sohn replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"My response is limited to the category / medium of "Photography" In conversations with show directors I have been given conflicting answers. Examples of what they have told me: I'm sick of reading..."shot with a Cannon XYZ at…"
Sep 8
Elaine Steele replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"  100% concur with Julie.  When we jury, we are jurying only the work, not the person.  If details about yourself help succinctly explain the work, then they might be pertinent, but mostly, the statement is read to clarify the images…"
Sep 8
Larry Sohn replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"Julie, While I agree with what you state.  I note the OP stated "artist statement", whereas you seem to reference the "Materials and methods" statement. This is an are of concern for many. If the show wants a M&M…"
Sep 8
Julie K Koleszar replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"Having just juried a show, what I want is what did you use? What camera? 35 mm film or digital? How much digital manipulation was involved? What paper did you print on? What is your printing method? For painters, what type of canvas, panel,…"
Sep 8
Larry Berman replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"Too many "I's". get your point across in as few characters as possible because they may not read it through. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Sep 7
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"Tim I like it. Thanks for sharing this is a good guideline for me."
Sep 6
Tim Schroll replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"Chris, Here's my "canned" 500 character count statement for Zapplications: "I am a self-taught photographer who has been exclusively shooting film since 1972. I process all my film and prints in my darkroom using traditional wet…"
Sep 6
Larry Sohn replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"You answered this, yourself... "I am used to writing about myself as a artist." That is what you can do.  It can be a challenge to place the best information in just 500 characters. Remember, spaces count as characters. Artist…"
Sep 5
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Artist Statement for Zapplication

I am curious about the 500 word artist statement for Zapplication Submissions.  It asks Please provide a very brief statement (500 characters or less) that describes the materials and techniques used to create your artwork. This statement may be read to the jurors.I am used to writing about myself as a artist.  Which is not what they seem to be asking for?Does anyone have a good example of what they might be looking for or how elcoaborate this has to be?  Or I might be overthinking it?   I am a…See More
Sep 5
Larry Berman replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo Review Please | Which photo is better?
"Two rows down is fine but the work needs to be hung in a balanced symmetrical way with consistent framing. I wrote the gold standard article on how to photograph your booth and I never mentioned weights need to be shown. That's the same as…"
Sep 1
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo Review Please | Which photo is better?
"Again back to the drawing board. Larry. Does the Booth photo not need to represent your actual layout. ? About how far from the floor. ? I will now purchase the pro panel hangars. I was getting frustrated with the crookedness is was kinda windy a…"
Sep 1

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Booth Photo Question for submission! | Can I set it up in my yard? for Jury Photo?

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

I have been gathering all the supplies needed to complete my booth set up!  I have finally arrived !  Excited to set it up & take photos of it for submission. 

My question is.. You think it will be ok to set it up in the yard? Or my storage location where there is plenty of room?   Or is a must to have it set up at a actual show?   There are deadlines coming upper some Florida shows and I need to have this done soon.. 

What is the best practice?  Will it…

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Print Bins | Photography | Anything I need to Know?

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 6:39pm 9 Comments

Hello

Asking the veterans out there.. I have been preparing my show tent for Jury..  I am a photographer and will be selling smaller packaged prints of my larger photos on display...  

I see that pro panels  make a type of print bin?   Are there any dos and dont's  or advice I need to know for my submission to Jury?  

Placement in booth?

Type?

alternative possibilties? 

Logistics for success in my photo submission of…

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At 9:07am on March 27, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the information you need to get started on this new path.  Thanks and best of luck as you proceed.

At 10:57pm on April 3, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Chris. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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