Artful Resources

Links, articles, and other useful information for Art League artists. Topics include how to build an online presence for your art, how to craft an artist statement or photograph your work, online resources, and other helpful tips where we find them.

Popular posts in this category: How to Photograph Artwork, How to Create an Artist Website, Starting an Artist Blog, and What Are Jurors Looking For?.

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What Are Art League Jurors Looking For?

There is often a common thread that runs through many of the works that are selected for Art League exhibits. While our jurors come from a myriad of artistic backgrounds and visual disciplines, they all feel that the same qualities make up a successful work of art: a combination of skill and personal vision. Read more →

How to Resize Your Art Images to Enter Shows

Shows that ask you to submit images of your artwork online or on CD will also usually have strict rules about how to size and format those images. For example, The Art League’s upcoming ceramics show “Tabletop” is digital entry only: “Images must be in jpeg format, 300 dpi, and no larger than 2100 Read more →

Artful Links: 13 Videos to Inspire Your 2013 (Part 2)

As promised, here is part 2 of this Artful Links post, with videos 7 through 13. (Find part 1 here.) Any videos, photos, or websites you’ve seen recently that sparked your imagination? What new projects will you work on this year? Share in the comments! 7. Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton demonstrates a different kind Read more →

Artful Links: 13 Videos to Inspire Your 2013 (Part 1)

If you resolved to try something new this year, we want to help you with some inspiration in this edition of Artful Links. Get your creative wheels turning with these 13 videos of performances, installation art, demonstrations, video art, inventions, and more! Part 1 includes 6 videos, and the next 7 will be in Read more →

Artful Links: Conservation Edition

Have you dusted your paintings recently? Do you know what materials to use to keep your creations bright and colorful, year after year? In this installment of Artful Links, we’ve found some links for artists and collectors all about conservation — read on for resources on caring for artwork and repairing damage, and some Read more →

Artful Resources: Protecting Images of Your Artwork Online

This is a sequel to our recent post, “Artful Resources: Using Flickr to Share Your Art.” If you’re on Facebook, Flickr, or a blog to promote your artwork, you hopefully also have some images of your work. That’s great! In the low-attention-span world of the Internet, photos are the best way to grab someone’s Read more →