Members-Only Online Show
Submitting your Entry - Application Email
Submissions accepted - July 25, 2020 to August 15, 2020 at 4 PM 2020 Dues must be paid by July 25 for free entry
Please enter as early as possible to allow for troubleshooting.
Images will be reviewed online by Anna Kell, Associate Professor of Studio Art, Bucknell University. She will consider the overall impression, originality, aesthetic quality (design, composition, use of color/tones, concept, use of materials) and technical skill in determining the prize winners. Checks will be mailed to winning artists.
After you have photographed and sized your art for entry, please send the following information in an email titled "Entry Submission" to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Name -
2. Address -
3. Preferred phone number -
4. Entry level (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) -
5. Category (Oil. Acrylic, Pastel; Watercolor, Photography, Other) 6. Title of Work -
7. Dimensions of Work -
8. Price or Not For Sale -
(We will give you the interested buyer's email to contact them.)
Begin the "Entry Submission" with the answers to the above questions. Then attach your entry image (image follows text). Make sure you have selected "actual size" as the format within the email to assure a quality size for judging.
By submitting work to the 2020 Susquehanna Art Society Members' Online Exhibition and Competition, you are certifying:
1. that your work is original and created by you, completed or revised within the last two years, and has not been entered in previous SAS Shows.
2. that Susquehanna Art Society has the right to show your work on our website and may use your work in promotional images for the show
3. that you do not hold the Susquehanna Art Society liable if your work is nefariously appropriated. We have safeguards in place to prevent this but unfortunately it cannot be guaranteed. The low resolution of the images in the online show would not translate well to print images to provide another safeguard.
You will receive a return email from sasonlineshow@gmail to confirm that your email entry is complete.
How do I determine my entry level?
Adult Advanced Level
1. Do you assess your art skills in the advanced stage? For example, have you spent considerable time practicing your art and developed a style and approach?
2. Have you studied art or design? Have you sold your art? Have you exhibited your art in other shows?
3. Have you won awards in previous exhibits?
Adult Intermediate Level
1. Do you assess your art skills in the intermediate stage? For example, have you been making art for three or more years, learning techniques and beginning to develop a style or approach of your own?
2. Have you won at least 2 previous awards at the Intermediate Level? If you answered "yes" - you should move to the Advanced Level.
Adult Beginner Level
1. Do you assess your art skills in the beginning stage? For example, have you been making art for 3 years or less and learning basic techniques?
2. Have you won at least 2 previous awards at the Beginner Level? If you answered "yes" - you should move to the Intermediate Level.
How to Photograph and Prepare your Art for Entry
1. Take your art out of the frame if glass is on top of it, the glass or plexi glass will cause reflections. If you are photographing 3D works, make sure the background is neutral.
2. Shoot in natural light, i.e., light from the daytime sky. Don't shoot in direct sunlight or use a flash. Turn off all artificial lights such as a ceiling lamp or a porch light.
Indoors, you can place the art in the light from an open door or a window (not directly in the window) with a view of the sky, e.g., not in deep shadows from trees. A northern-faced window or door is best but any window or door will do on a bright overcast day. Lay the artwork on a horizontal surface and carefully shoot from above. You can place the art on an easel too, just try to keep the art close to vertical and shoot so the surface of the art is parallel to the camera's picture plane.
Or take the art outdoors to photograph in natural light, preferably in the shade on a bright overcast day. Hang the work on a wall or lay flat on a patio/level surface for the photo.
Don't worry about being real close to the art, you will crop it later.
3. Make sure the sides are straight and the angles are 90 degrees, i.e., no keystoning. You may need to tilt your phone or camera a bit. The angle of your phone and the angle of the art should be the same. Tip - if you go to settings on an IPhone (and most cameras), then select camera, you can turn on Grid, which places a light grid over the image to help align edges. Just turn it back off in settings when you are finished. The grid doesn't appear in the final photo.
4. Crop the image so the entire painting/artwork is visible without the mat or frame showing. The saved image should represent the work exactly and be oriented correctly.
5. File format must be JPEG with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side with a maximum file size of 3 MB. The image resolution should be 72 dpi or higher.
6. Some of you will have photo editing capabilities to complete step 5 with no problems while some of you are scratching your heads right now. The simplest way to make sure your photo follows the guidelines is to use www.resize-photos.com You go to that web address and Step 1: You select a photo (it allows you to select from images on your phone or computer). Make sure you have cropped and oriented the photo exactly as you want it to appear in your entry before uploading it. Step 2: Resize options - Type in 1200 pixels for width if your work is horizontal or 900 pixels for width if your work is vertical. Keep quality and output as they appear on the options. Then click Upload and Resize Photo. Wait while that happens and then select download.
7. Find your image in downloads on your computer or go to Files on your phone. Select the image and rename it. Save each JPEG file (downloaded image) as follows:
First Initial, Last Name - Title - Level and Category: MPaul-Lifelines-A4.jpg
Entry levels B = Beginner, I = Intermediate A = Advanced
Categories 1 = Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, 2 = Watercolor, 3 = Photography, 4 = Other
8. Follow the instructions in Submitting your Entry - Application Email to finish entering the show.