Frequently asked questions about the Yarmouth Art Festival
Q: What are the criteria for jurying? A: Jurors are primarily selecting artwork based on the quality of each piece. Secondary considerations include the overall mix of subject matter, media, prices and sizes in the show. Jurors gather as a group and strive for consensus on the selected pieces.
Q: Who decides the prices of artwork? A: Each artist decides the price as part of the submission process.
Q: Do I need to have a professional photographer make the digital image of my artwork entry? A. No, but it is very important that the digital image captures the quality of your artwork. Most images submitted to the show are taken by the artists themselves and usually work very well for the jurors. Occasionally, the jurors have been frustrated that they had to pass over artworks because of poor digital images, when good images might have made the difference. Be sure the image is sharp, not tilted or angled, and well lit. Make a number of images and select the one that best represents your artwork.
Q: Will my chances for selection increase if I enter the maximum 10 pieces? A. Not necessarily. The jurors are primarily choosing based on quality. However, they are also seeking a diversity of styles, media, genre, subject matter, size and price. In other words, once they have selected a pool of works based on quality, they may winnow the number further with those other criteria.
Q: Do I need to make up a label with the info about the painting such as title, dimensions, medium, price? A: No, we create those labels from the information you submit when entering.