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Tips for submitting artwork images

Here are some tips regarding submitting artwork images for artist calls

to shows, exhibits, competitions, and association memberships.
We’ve all heard it before
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Are you submitting photos of your artwork that do justice to the piece you’ve worked so hard to create?
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Tips for submitting artwork images Here are some tips regarding submitting artwork images for artist calls to shows, exhibits, competitions, and association memberships.

Photographing

  • When photographing your artwork keep it perpendicular to the sky
  • Stay away from the glare of windows and metals
  • Shoot on a tripod
  • Shoot at high resolution
A great in-depth article can be found on the Richeson Site

Editing Photos

  • 300 dpi for printout, 72 dpi for digital output
  • Color correct all images to the match original art
  • Contrast correct all images to match the original art
  • Crop images to borders, no black borders or frames
  • Don’t over edit. It is very frowned upon to present an image that looks better than your own work

Naming Files

  • Name separate files for each image, .HR for high resolution or .Small for 72 dpi
  • When submitting follow file requirements to the letter otherwise you’ll be put at the bottom of the pile

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