Durga Garcia’s ABCs on Getting Your Work Out There Part I

Durga Garcia is a professional fine art photographer who, for the past five years, has made her business flourish.  In 2013/14, she was not only inducted in NAWA (National Women Artists Association)  but also exhibited a SOLO Show at NAWA’s headquarters in New York City!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share a two-part article, with Durga’s clear-cut system to “Getting Your Work Out There”.

 

 

 

“The ABC’s

of

Getting Your ArtWork Out There”

by

Durga Garcia

 

 

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Durga tells The Rickie Report, “This is what I have learned after 5 years of entering art shows… From my first local show in Delray Beach, living through those first rejections and not winning 1st prize, to now entering international level competitions, exhibiting Internationally and winning awards.  I have now graduated to being asked to review portfolios and be a juror to shows.  These experiences have given me a special insight for helping to ensure success and not taking rejections personally.”

 

 

First – Be Prepared

 

  • Have good images of your artwork

 

  • Be able to re-size and re-name files

 

  • Have Artists Statement(s)

 

  • Have Several: CV / Bio, short, long, specific

 

  • Have a Head shot

 

 

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Not all competitions ask for the same information nor the same size file, be prepared.  If you need help managing these computer-related tasks, contact The Rickie Report.  Rickie has a list of resources who can help!  You need to ask yourself: Do I want to spend time and energy on the “business” part or would I be better off hiring someone and use my time to CREATE? 

 

 

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Where to find:

Art Shows, Exhibits, Competitions? 

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Canoes uo the Loxahatchee River"

Durga Garcia, “Canoes Travel Up the Loxahatchee River”

 

 Portfolio / Competition Sites

 

www.megashot.net

www.500px.com

www.flickr.com

www.pBase.com

www.ndmagazine.net

www.instagram.com

www.faso.com

www.see.me

YourOwn.com

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Allegory of the Maidens"

Durga Garcia, “Allegory of the Maidens”

 

 Call to Artist Sites

 

www.onlinejuriedshows.com (1920px @72dpi)

www.callforentry.org  (min 1920px on longest side @72dpi)

www.juriedartservices.com  (between 1400 and 4000px on longest side @300dpi)

www.smarterentry.net

www.TheArtList.com 

 www.allartcompetitions.com

www.artistsnetwork.com

 www.asingularcreation.com

www.artdeadlineslist.com

 www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com

www.artpoints.net

 www.competitionsforartists.com

www.artshow.com

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Mossy Woods"

Durga Garcia, “Mossy Woods”

 

 OnLine Competitions – 2D

 

www.lightspacetime.com ( largest side 1000px @ 100dpi)

www.jerrysartarama.com/art-contests

 

 

What Should I enter?

 

 

Image by Durga Garcia

Image by Durga Garcia

Inspiration / Exposure sites

 

www.viewbug.com

www.stumbleupon.com

www.pinterest.com

www.artfinder.com

www.Facebook.com

www.theartstack.com

www.newmasterartist.com

www.artspan.com

www.ceramicartsdaily.org

 

And….

 

Carry your image portfolio in your phone, show it to friends and listen to the feedback you get.

 

 

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Durga Garcia for Susan Renick

 

 

PLUS:

 

  • Go to Art Openings, see what is being shown, be inspired, meet people, support other artists.

 

  •  Be active in art groups (most have exhibit opportunities)

Armory Art Center,  Artists of Palm Beach County,  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Wellington Art Society,  Delray Art League,  Florida Scape Artists Plein Air  Painters,  Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (to name a few)

 

  •  Sign Up for www.therickiereport.com  ART news e-letter to keep up the area art happenings,  and it is free!!!!
  • Have a signature on your emails

 

 

 

Both Durga and Rickie feel that this is a lot of information to absorb.  

We want to give you some time, so this article will continue tomorrow.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Broward Art Guild Offers National Call for Artists With Cash Prizes!

The Broward Art Guild  is sending out a Call to Artists for the ” Art Florida 2014 Competition & Exhibition”.  This prestigious exhibit offers over  $3,000 in Cash Prizes.  ArtFlorida is a celebration of excellence in art, and is a juried exhibition open to all artists in the United States. The deadline is February 1st. The Rickie Report is sharing the details in this article.

 

 

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Deadline – Digital Entry February 1, 2014

 

Art Florida 2014 Competition & Exhibition

ArtFlorida is a celebration of excellence in art, and is a juried exhibition recognizing some of the top artists in Florida.

 

With a top award of $1,500 for “Best in Show”, $200 prizes for the five best of category winners, and $100 prizes for five Judge’s Recognition awards, Art Florida is one of South Florida’s Premier Art Events!

 

Award Categories:

 

Painting, Drawing, and Print Making    

No giclees or reproductions allowed.

 

Sculpture and 3-D Work

Traditional sculpture and any works unable to be hung on the wall within the 2-D requirements.

 

Photography

Including digital photography, in a traditional photographic manner.

Any digital manipulation outside of the realm of traditional retouching will be considered computer and electronic Art.

 

Mixed Media and Collage

Including but not limited to collage.

No electronic works. (These fall into Computer and Electronic Art Category)

 

Computer and Electronic Art

Includes computer-created works, video works and digital photographs manipulated beyond traditional photography.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Entry Fees – For up to two entries, the fee is $50; $20 for each additional entry. There is no limit to the number of entries per artist. All artists NOT accepted into Art Florida 2014 will automatically be juried for the Salon des Refusés (fee included with Art Florida 2014 entry). Payment is by check or money order made out to “Broward Art Guild” or pay by credit card by visiting our web site at BrowardArtGuild.org/Art-Florida.htm

 

Eligibility – Open to all artists in the United States of America. All media is eligible as listed. No craft items will be accepted. All works of art must be original and created within the past two years. No work will be accepted that has been previously exhibited in an Art Florida Exhibit. Works should not be created under instruction, or as a project of a workshop.

 

Artists not selected for Art Florida 2014 are automatically juried for selection in the traditionally festive “Salon des Refusés” Exhibit, which will be hosted at the Broward Art Guild Gallery, located at 3280 NE 32nd Street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308 from March 19th through 28th, 2014.

 

The Salon’s reception will be held on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash awards for this exhibit will be selected by People’s Choice at the reception and announced around 8:00pm.

 

It is the intention of the Broward Art Guild that all participating artists be represented by at least one of their works displaying in either Art Florida 2014 or the Salon des Refusés, however, due to space limitations final selections will be determined by the applicable jurying process.   

 

 

Art Florida 2014 will be exhibited at the JM Family Enterprises Gallery at ArtServe, located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 from April 7 through April 25th, 2014. The Gala Awards Reception will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

*Charge payments need to be done either online at:

http://www.browardartguild.org/Art-Florida.htm or by visiting our office at 3280 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Office Hours: Wed., Fri., and Sat. Noon-9pm, Thu. Noon-6pm.

 

For more information please call 954-537-3370  or visit  www.BrowardArtGuild.org
The Broward Art Guild is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291