Most artists have made their peace with the digital upload systems, www.Zapplication.org, www.JuriedArtServices.com and www.EntryThingy.com. If you want to participate in the better shows you sign up and upload your images for the jury.
But how did this get started and what is the relationship of the individual artist or individual art fair with these systems?
Here are our experts:
- photographer Larry Oliverson who was instrumental in introducing the concept of online applications to the art fair business by bringing artists, art fairs and Westaf (the agency which provides ZAPP) together
- painter Kathleen Eaton who is an artist member of the ZAPP Oversight Committee and is writing a book about the history of art fairs. During the past two years she has juried two shows that used the ZAPP system
- Leah Charney, Manager of ZAPP®. She oversees the ZAPP product and the 350+ clients, 570+ events and more than 60,000 active artists that use the system
These guests have a long history with the organization and can provide both historical data as well as current operating information.
We'll discuss the myths and truths about:
- how Zapp has changed the art fair business
- Zapp's relationship with the shows
- best practices on preparing your application and making digital systems work for you
- what an "artist advisor" does
Zapp is going to be around for a long time and understanding its processes and using it to its fullest is advantageous to everyone in the art fair business.
Call into the show: (805) 243-1338.
Leave your questions in the comments below and I'll include them in the podcast.
For more details on how ZAPP uses artists to advise and develop their system: