HOW WE JUDGE YOUR ART
Whether you work in the Decorative Arts or the Fine Arts there are five objective components both types
have in common:
- Color/Value Usage
Each component is judged and scored from 1 to 4 with 4 being the highest rating. To be accepted the five
components must total 18-20. Below 18 the work is rejected. The evaluation you receive shows the scored
form the jurors used in grading your piece. This provides a wonderful way for the artist to determine what
artistic areas need strengthening.
Participating artists receive jury-scored evaluation on all work submitted so they can learn from the
experience. If your work is accepted, art gallery owners and directors as well as art museum personnel
may view it with an eye toward possible portfolio review, representation, placement or sale.
Knowing the specific areas that the jury studies can guide you in the evaluation of your work and aid in
your submission selections.
Consider colors that offer visual impact; unique and original content; composition that invites the viewers
gaze into the painting and has a sense of movement; work that is both pleasing to the eye and exciting to
view. Composition can provide dynamism that contributes to visual excitement. Landscapes should have
color and value variation throughout. It is suggested that angled horizon lines and tilted photographic
images should be avoided.
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