WEEK ELEVEN: Photographing, Labeling and Submitting Your Work
PREVIEW: You have completed your work and are most likely well on your way to polishing your statement. Your goals are met, and you are feeling pretty proud of yourself, as you should. Forget those weeks where life got in the way of your studio time. No need to worry about having changed or reshaped your goals and started over. The studio might be a mess, but the work is done, and you are only a few steps away from submitting your work to the exhibition. This week will simplify those final details that gives your work a professional look.
MONDAY ZOOM: The first part of the zoom will be open for any questions you might have in regard to technical aspects of getting your work uploaded for the catalogue exhibition with its statement and correct labeling. In preparation for the zoom, look at the application and review the short video about photographing your art work. Lyn and I will be available during the week, but it would be helpful to have answers earlier for everyone to hear.
The second half of the zoom is yours to share any thoughts you want to your zoom community. Our next week zoom will be the exhibition and will be recorded to be shared on the website, so this zoom is just for us.
Here's an interesting video, mostly for painters, but also useful for other media
How to Price Your Original Art
Here's another video on pricing your art with a suggestions about making limited edition prints:
Artists' Problems: Pricing Your Art
Photographing Your Art PDF (LB)
In this downloadable PDF, Lyn de-mystifies the process of getting good photographs of your work with your phone without fancy backdrops and lighting.
Photographing your art work - some easy hacks
Storing and Labeling Your Images This short document provides a simple way to keep images of your work organized and easy to find on your computer. The last part of the document speaks to Pricing Your Work, especially as we move from a gallery-dominated model of marketing our work to online sales.
The Continuing Residents Circle
TO ACCOMPLISH: Exhibition Submission Due
Post your Progress Report in the Progress report channel is Slack.
- Make your final selections for the exhibition catalogue and photograph your work.
- Polish your statement for submission.
- You will need to submit materials for the title card of your works. Be prepared to list the following for each work in the submission online form:
Title of Your Work
- (Basic materials you used in creating the work)
Price (You do not have to list your work for sale-Use NFS. If you do want the work to be available for purchase, list your price in US currency.)
Photographing Your Work on a Black Background (This simple guide created from a Slack discussion by Enso Circle resident Wally Lafaiete solves an age-old problem for artists who want a museum-like black background for their work without using Photoshop.
Photographing Your Sketchbook
Submit your work for the Enso Circle Exhibition Catalog:
CLICK HERE FOR SUBMISSION FORM