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small objects: AN AZDCA ONLINE EXHIBITION

Welcome to the submission page of Arizona Designer Craft & Art's online member exhibition!  

Titled Small Objects, this online exhibition will explore the smaller side of art. While many think of art being large in scale, small works of art also pack a big punch. In opposition to the “bigger is better” culture in today’s modern art world, some artists chose to take economy into consideration and focus on not only creating smaller works, but to encourage the idea that humankind can function beautifully on a smaller scale, impacting the world emotionally without as much physical impact. Small scale works can sometimes confuse and disorient viewers, forcing them to focus on what they are viewing, and creating internal discourse.

Artwork submitted must be no larger than 6" x 6" x 6". There will be no entry fee for this exhibition.  (PLEASE NOTE: All entrants must be a member in good standing at the time of applying to be considered)

Submission Deadline:

February 1, 2023

Notification of Jurying Results:

March 1, 2023

Show Will Be Online:

April 1 - July 31, 2023

 

Application Fee:

- waived -

HOW TO APPLY:


1. You may submit up to five works for consideration. One photo of each work.
2. Submit quality photos or your work will not be accepted.
3. Work must list dimensions and be no larger than 6" in any direction.

4. Continue at bottom of page to begin submission.

Top 10 tips ...

TOP TEN TIPS for Getting in to a ……Juried Exhibition, Craft Show, Book or Magazine
 

  1. Dazzle the jury with amazing images

  2. Dynamic detail images are the key

  3. Do not send a bad image under any circumstances

  4. Carefully consider the arrangement or order of the images

  5. Avoid ambiguity in your images, descriptions, and application

  6. Consider your entry thoughtfully and strategically

  7. Fill out the application neatly and completely

  8. Always label your images in accordance with the instructions

  9. Plan carefully to meet all deadlines

  10. Booth images need to be fantastic

 

(Above from Society of North American Goldsmiths brochure on Professional Guidelines)

photograph submission guidelines

 

These guidelines are the help artists make the most effective use of their photos, present their work professionally, and allow them to load quickly.  Please follow these guidelines for all images submitted to this exhibition:

  • Submitted file name:  ARTIST NAME_OBJECT TYPE_MATERIAL.JPG (case does not matter)

    • Example:  Mary Smith_Ring_Gold and Emerald.jpg​

    • If you have more than one object of the same type and material, you can add a number at the end of the name

    • The reason for this naming convention is to organize the photos for accurately and make them easily internet searchable

  • Photograph:

    • Save as a .jpg file​

    • Recommended orientation: Landscape

    • Resolution: 96 DPI Maximum

    • Image Size: 4"x6"

  • Suggestions:

    • Keep the file size to less than 1MB​

    • If it exists in your photo editor, use the "Save for Web" option

    • To avoid your object looking crowded, when photographing your work include enough area around your object to allow for a reasonable margin. Further crop the image in a photo editor. If your editor allows it, set your cropping area to 4"x6" and the resolution to 96 DPI.

    • In a landscape-oriented photo, the margins on the sides would be larger than on the top and bottom.

You can find the file size and image size on your computer. If you're on a PC, right-click on the image file, choose "Properties" and then the "Summary" tab. On a Mac, Ctrl+click on the image file and choose "Get Info."

If you do not have a photo editing app such as Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, search the web for one of the several free photo editing programs to help you achieve the above.

READy to apply?

 

If you've read the above, and have your images and information ready, click the "Submit Here" button below to get started.  You'll be asked to enter your Contact Information, then there will be a screen for each image being submitted.  You can submit up to 5 images for consideration.