Application Process for Artists
Artists' Open House Weekend is an opportunity for professional artists to share
their work and process with the public.
Please note: December 11, 2012, postmark deadline. We reserve
the right to turn down applications with a later postmark without
Criteria: artists must maintain a studio
or home/studio within the boundaries of Susquehanna County and be actively engaged
in creating works of original art or fine craft of professional quality.
prepare to send the following five items as a portfolio packet.
8 - maximum 12 images of work completed in the last three years. Please note:
a majority of declined applicants submitted images of poor quality. If you have
not made professional quality images of your own work please consider hiring a
professional photographer. We recommend Van Zandbergen Photography: http://www.vzphoto.com/
digital files must be captured by a high resolution digital camera and saved as
JPGs (JPEG file format) on a CD with the following size requirements: no smaller
than 700 x 700 pixels and no larger than 1200 pixels in any direction. Please
name the files as follows "LastName01". (For example: Smith17.) The numbers should
correspond to a numbered image list (contents described below under "Descriptive
Information") included as a printed hard copy. Please check to make sure that
you can open the CD before mailing it.
Descriptive information should include
all of the following:
b) dimensions of work pictured - Height"
x Width" x Depth" (if applicable)
c) date the work was completed (year only)
medium (ceramic, for example).
e) if you include detail images, please note
which image is a detail.
2. Resume: Include address, education, art related
jobs, shows, gallery representation, professional organizations or societies you
belong to, etc.
3. Artist's statement: In a brief narrative, tell us about
your art, why you make it, what it means to you... you do not have to be profound
4. Please submit one paragraph about why you want to be included
as an artist on the Artist Open House Weekend and what you can offer.
(Optional) Self Addressed Stamped Envelope: if you would like application materials
returned to you please include a SASE.
If your application is accepted by
the selections committee, you will be required to pay a membership fee, obtain
sponsorship for the brochure, serve on a committee, open your studio 10-6 for
the three days of the weekend including putting up signs to show patrons where
you are. You will be asked to sign a contract to this effect.
reasons why applications have been declined:
1. Poor image quality. When
work is being judged solely on the basis of images, they must be of professional
quality to accurately portray the subject.
2. Outside Susquehanna County.
The tour is already sprawling - we do not wish to expand geographically. We believe
there is enough support for similar tours or other venues in other counties.
Work is largely reproductions. Reproductions, even when well crafted, do not have
the original voice we require for this venue.
4. Work does not compliment
work already on tour. We do not want to disproportionately represent any one medium
If your studio locale is near the border of the county, you may
be asked to give us a map with your exact location pinpointed.
joint applications for couples who would show at the same location pending their
Further instructions or questions will be handled by a member
of the submissions committee by email at either one of these two
Postmark deadline December 11, 2012.
Mail all materials to:
Montrose, PA 18801