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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Five Reasons to Buy Art

Art collectors at the 2013 Patrons’ Show. A visitor to The Art League Gallery once said something we knew we had to write down: “When I walk in the gallery I feel like I’m a millionaire — like any of these wonderful paintings could be mine.” And it’s true. All the artwork in the Read more →

Springtime Links: Art Outdoors

In fits and starts, warmer weather is on its way to the DC region, and our thoughts are turning to sunny days to come. For this edition of Artful Links, we’re sharing some artful ways to take advantage of the great outdoors: The Purkinje Effect: If the longer daylight hours have you thinking of Read more →

How to Create an Artist Website

If you're an artist and you don't have a website yet — or if you want to change the one you have now — it's never too late! Read more →

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 →