Thursday, November 13, 2008

Landscape Echoes 11 The In's and Out's of Juried Shows


Semi-Abstract Palette Knife Landscape, painting by Jan Blencowe

Jan Blencowe

About This Painting: Semi-Abstract Palette Knife Landscape
Title: Landscape Echoes 11: Sleeping Marsh

Media: acrylic
Size: 14 in X 11 in (35.6 cm X 27.9 cm)

Price: $300 + $5 shipping in the US

How to Purchase:
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I'm linking today to a very good article, Juried Competitions 44 Things You Need to Know by Renee Phillips, it's posted at http://www.artcalendar.com/ I've done a lot of juried competitions, some local, some national, some on-line. They're always a gamble, usually frustrating, often disappointing, they can be expensive, and occassionally fantastic (like when you win a prize!) Are they worth it? Should you bother? Which ones should you enter? What do you need to know to give yourself the best possible chance of acceptance and possibly winning? Read the article LOL, No need for me to reinvent the wheel when the folks at Art Calendar have done such a great job assembling it all.

3 comments:

Joe Kazimierczyk said...

44 things to know about juried competitions... that's way too involved. All I worry about is 1) how beneficial will this one be for me and 2) how much cost / difficulty will be there be to enter this one. Good article though. :-)

Jan Blencowe said...

That's because you're a seasoned pro Joe!!! LOL Those are two very important considerations. But new comers are often bewildered by juried shows....I remember entering my first juried show...I was so nervous and I had those dreaded "saw tooth" hangers on my frame instead of eye hooks and wire. I had to run to the hardware store and get hooks and wire snd change it before they would accept my painting!!!

Roxanne Steed said...

This semi-abstract series...love it - they have such a strong sense of design...colors & textures are so gorgeous!