PREPARING SLIDES OF YOUR ARTWORK
Getting ready to send images of your artwork for an upcoming exhibition
can be a daunting and complicated task. First there is the challenge
of selecting your strongest work to send. Once you have accomplished
that, you need to prepare your images so that the curator or juror
will be able to see your work at its very best.
Both the June and September 2005 CMWCA juried exhibitions will
specify that only slides will be accepted for submission (no electronic
submissions or photographs). In each case, the juror will receive
carousel slide trays, which is a consistent method of presenting
images of all artwork entered.
Here are three options for you to think about:
1. Take your own slides. You will need a 35mm camera, a tripod,
(Fujichrome Velvia 100F daylight is recommended for the best color
reproduction), a well-lit interior flat wall or outdoor flat wall
between 11 am & 2 pm.
Finally, when your slides are returned to you, use 3M polyester
film tape to mask the area surrounding the image on the slide so
that only the artwork, not the frame or surrounding wall space,
will be projected onto the screen.
2. Have your electronic images made into slides. This service is
available from the following: http://www.ezslides.com or http://iqimaging.com/index.htm
3. Have slides of your artwork made professionally.
Check your entry form to find out how to mark each slide with identifying
information (name, title, size, medium, TOP). When you mail your
slides, be sure to protect them; I put them into a padded envelope.
And, whichever option you select to make slides of your artwork,
be sure to check entry deadlines and to leave yourself plenty of
Judy Ferrara, PoetryArt2@aol.com