How to participate:
Read the Restrictions & Fine Print and Digital Submission Guidelines & Tips listed below.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS PASSED - to be published June 2013
Current full-time student Glass Art Society members:
EMAIL THESE TWO ITEMS TO StudentExhibition@glassart.org by May 15, 2013.
1. One JPG image (this can be artwork, installation, media or a still image from a video***)
RGB jpg; no larger than 1,200 pixels high or wide at 150 dpi; max 1 MB. Labeled: LastFirst_Title.jpg
***If your image is from a Video
- videos must be uploaded to YouTube
, or other similar
site that offers an embed link for your video which will be used to show it on the GAS website.
2. One completed ENTRY FORM - 2013 Int Student Exhibition with:
- Image thumbnail and caption info (Title, Year Created, Dimensions, Materials & Technique, Embed link if it is a video)
- A short artist statement (maximum 100 words).
- Your contact info and name of the school you are currently enrolled in.
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Restrictions & Fine Print:
Restrictions: No more than ONE image (artwork, installation, media or still image from a video along with an embed link) may be submitted by each student.
FINE PRINT - BY SUBMITTING YOUR IMAGE & INFORMATION YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
- To allow GAS to use the submitted image and information in the online exhibition on the GAS website.
- To be reviewed by a panel of jurors for possible inclusion in the online catalogue and considered for awards.
- If chosen for online catalogue to the Terms of Service at issuu.com http://issuu.com/about/terms
- To allow GAS to use the submitted image and information in any other online/printed GAS publications/media for promotional purposes.
- Only high quality, clean, sharp images with good contrast will be considered for the special juried catalogue – read and carefully follow the guidelines and tips.
- Avoid sending visuals shot at awkward angles, with distracting backgrounds or glare, or unusual colorcasts.
- If submitting a video it must be first uploaded to a site such as YouTube, Vimeo or other similar site and an embed link given to GAS.
Jurors for the 2013 International Student Online Catalogue
The Glass Art Society would like to thank this years jurors for donating their time and expertise.
Manager & Curator
National Craft Gallery in Ireland
Ann Mulrooney studied in the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland and the Royal College of Art, London, UK, where she graduated in 2003 wtih an MA in Sculpture. She exhibited widely in the UK and Ireland and her work is held in numerous public and private collections. She has received numerous awards, including the Cicilitira Prize for Sculpture (RCA, UK, 2002), the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art (UK, 2003) and the Arts Council of Ireland (Irl 2006). She worked as a freelance curator in Ireland and the UK before joining the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2008 to run the critically-acclaimed National Craft Gallery, based in Kilkenny, Ireland. Through exhibition and touring programmes, the gallery explores Irish and international craft and design in the context of historical and contemporary material culture. She is an External Examiner for BA and MA ceramics, glass and metals programmes in the National College of Art and Design (Irl), and is a frequent contributor to cultural publications and programmes, including The View (RTE television, Irl), Ceramics; Art and Perception (USA) and the Irish Arts Review (Irl).
Marc Petrovic graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1991. He was the recipient of the top Agnes Gund Memorial scholarship. Marc works out of his private studio that he shares with his wife Kari Russell-Pool near their home in Essex, Connecticut. They have two wonderful children, Phoebe and Kay, and two above average dogs, Pixie and Roux. I strive to be an artist first and a hot glass sculptor second. Although I primarily work with glass, a material most commonly viewed as a craft material, I strive to make content driven work that stresses the idea at its core rather than the seductive material it is made from. Glass is a fantastic material to create work with. Once you get past the expansive technical difficulties of working with this material, it offers the creator almost endless possibilities for form, color, and content.
Ken Saunders Gallery
The Ken Saunders Gallery was inaugurated in August 2009 after twenty years as the Marx and Marx-Saunders Galleries. Ken Saunders joined the gallery in 1995 and in 2010 continues to be an enthusiastic and vigorous advocate for the Studio Glass Movement. The gallery exhibits sculptural works by the most innovative artists working with glass in the world. Located in the heart of Chicago's River North Art District since 1995, the gallery was renovated in 2009 to ensure the best possible display of the ambitious artworks the artists create. The gallery is proud to have mounted significant exhibitions for many of the most distinguished artists from the Studio Glass Movement. A commitment to documenting every show the gallery mounts has lead to an archive of exhibition catalogues that traces the evolution of the movement.
Digital Submission Guidelines & Tips - Please Read Carefully
Digital photographs should be taken at the camera’s highest resolution (best quality setting).
Digital images to be printed must have an effective resolution of 300 DPI or higher at the size they will be printed.
Saving/Labeling your Files:
Please resave your image using your last name, first name and a brief title of the image/piece, so the reviewer knows which file he or she is opening to look at within the selection process. Example “CokusPatty_ILoveApples.jpg”
Dimensions: 1200 x 800 pixels for horizontal or 800 x 1200 pixels for vertical at 150 dpi
File Format: Save all images as BASELINE Standard JPEG. Do not save as a Progressive JPEG.
File Size: JPEGs must be under 1.8 MB.
Color space: Save images in an RGB color space, preferably sRGB.
Photo-editing provides an opportunity for color correction, adjusting the contrast and sharpness of your images, allows you to crop images, and introduces you to the skills involved in digital imaging.
Like slides, formatting your digital images can be done on your own. You will need photo-editing software that can resize images, change image resolution, create new images, and save images as JPEGs. There is a variety of products that can help you format your images successfully. Packaged software is available to purchase as well as free downloadable software. Recently various websites are offering online image editing tools as well.
Adobe (http://www.adobe.com) currently provides two photo editing products--Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Elements--that are very popular among today's designers and artists. Adobe Elements, the less-expensive option, provides a free 30-day trial if you would like to try the program before purchasing.
Get Paint (http://www.getpaint.net), a free open-source program for Windows-based computers, can also help to format images successfully. If you are a Mac user, download Gimp (http://www.gimp.org), a useful image editing program.
Sumo (http://www.sumopaint.com/web/), Aviary (http://aviary.com/home), and Pixlr (http://www.pixlr.com/) are some of the few websites out there that offer image editing right in the browser.
What is resolution versus image size?
Image resolution, otherwise known as dpi, is the amount of dots per square inch of an image when it is printed. Image size is the dimensions (length and width) of an image in a digital format. The difference between the two is that resolution reflects printer quality and image size designates how large your image will be viewed on monitors.
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK: SOME TIPS
Proper equipment is essential:
- If photographing your own work, use a 3-megapixel camera or better.
- Use a tripod if at all possible.
Lighting is an important factor when photographing your work.
Be sure that your camera is set and white-balanced for your lighting conditions.
Small shifts of light can dramatically bring out the details in your work.
Play with different angles.
Avoid hot spots if at all possible (try softening the light or reflecting it).
Bracket your photographs and take multiple exposures.
Depending on your lighting, various exposures can give different effects to your work.
Make sure that your blacks and whites still retain detail.
Your images should be clear and in focus. This is especially critical with artwork that has fine detail.
The more textures and nuances the jurors can see, the more your craftsmanship will be appreciated and noticed.
Different angles can give off different moods and feelings for the artwork.
Experiment with various angles.
Take many photos so you have a variety to choose from.
Use up the maximum amount of image space available in the pixel limit.
Crop the image so there is not any unnecessary negative space in the image.
Make sure that all of your images have a consistent feel and look.
A consistent theme, lighting, background, subject, etc., will make your submission appear professional.
Steer away from distracting backgrounds.
If using a background, gradients and neutral colors work best.
People, pets, banners, etc., can take away from your work.
Each image is your chance to glorify your work. Remove any distracting elements.