-note eligibility of artwork & guidelines for this LSAG qualifier show.
-select a category for your artwork & an artist division for yourself.
Eligibility & Guidelines:
ART WORK ELIGIBILITY:
All artwork is to comply with LSAG Show Guidelines as described below and any further guidelines established by ALBC. Check each of your entries for its compliance.
Notes on oversized pieces:
-No 3-D artwork is to be heavier than 25 lbs and sculptural pieces must have a sturdy base.
-Exhibiting artwork wider than 36 inches and/or heavier than 3 lbs requires special consideration. A sturdy easel must be provided by the artist for displaying this type of artwork.
Notes on small, delicate pieces:
-Small, delicate and fragile 3-D art (earrings, paper sculpture, etc) must be encased or framed and ready to hang or place on a flat table top or pedestal surface.
Notes on diptychs & triptychs:
-A diptych and a triptych by definition are respectively 2 or 3 parts of a whole. For registering on the LSAG database or the inputting of information about a diptych or triptych, these works count as ONE ENTRY listed as ONE TITLE with the word in parentheses of diptych or triptych [ie- Seasonal Colors (triptych) or Pastel Duet (diptych)]. Size of the piece should be given as one set of numbers in total. So if each piece of a triptych is 10 x 10 square for a horizontally hung (hung right to left) piece, the total for the 3 pieces together would be 10 inches in height & 30 inches in length. Please see the ALBC prospectus for fee schedule for our show which is posted in the spring.
Notes on photography & digital art:
-Photography is a composition made at the moment of exposure using the camera by adjusting the aperture &/or speed, using lighting &/or shadow, & other adjustments in the environment in which it is taken. In this category, the artist has attempted to achieve desired affects at the time of exposure. MINOR cropping & MINOR adjustment in contrast, brightness, or similar basic adjustments are allowed. Photographic creativity is largely achieved AT THE TIME the photograph is taken.
-Digital Art can begin with a photograph though it does not need to.
IF it begins with a photograph and is then digitally manipulated, it would be in the Digital Art category ---NOT photography. This includes but is not limited to multiple photographs being combined with layering techniques, removal of parts of a photo, inserting other parts of photos, major cropping, greatly adjusting the color, texture, contrast, brightness, etc., the use of special technology, filters, & affects. Use of any of these or other forms of digital manipulation qualifies it as is digital art with or without the use of software, special camera features, programs, etc.. Digital art using a photograph is greatly manipulated, & the creativity of the artist is demonstrated often AFTER the photograph is taken.