Now that the finalists for the ARC Salon have been announced, as an acting juror I would like to take a moment to share some thoughts on artwork images. It appeared to me that quite a few entries were plagued with a litany of very poor imaging practices. Significant glare, out-of-focus images, artificial resolution increases, etc.
I encourage everyone that enters such competitions or puts forward artwork for publication to become educated on a process for properly recording your artwork. If doing it yourself is too much of a hassle, get it professionally photographed or scanned. It’s an absolute shame to see brilliantly executed, passionate work diminished by poor image translation practices.
Here are a few tips to get you started: