The uncertainties raised by the Corona virus have inspired us to attempt a new initiative for LAS members.
This new project will be a foray into the world of online exhibitions. This will be our first, tentative exploration into the digital world, and as we no longer have Pauline Winwood with us as our resident “geek” we hope you will forgive us for any glitches in the system.
We will be asking entrants to supply a photograph of a painting to us, via email. The painting should be be a work completed between the call for entry date and the close of entries date. The theme for this exhibition will be “Tasmanian Seasons”.
The photographs you send us will form the basis for judging, and the criteria for this judging will be
- Mastery of materials – does the work exhibit a confidence with the chosen medium(s)
- Creativity and originality of subject matter – does the work portray the subject in an innovative and original manner
- Is the composition unified, does it draw the observer into the work?
- Value – do the tonal contrasts enhance the work?
- Colour – does the use of colour exhibit an understanding of colour relationships?
- Does the work have a “wow” factor?
The winning entry, and four or five others, will be published on our Facebook page and website, together with the judging commentary. As an added bonus, your work will be displayed with details of a purchase price, size and medium. Any prospective purchasers will be put in contact with you, and you may organise the sale and delivery of the work yourselves.
Want more? Those artworks that don’t make it to the Facebook page will still be scored on the above criteria, and we think this will provide you with some very useful feedback as to your strengths and weaknesses. The object of this exercise will be to give everyone a small degree of feedback on their work which we hope will be helpful to them.
There will be no entry fee for this, and we won’t be charging commissions, but if the enterprise is successful we hope to expand the scope of the exhibition.
Conditions of Entry
Call for entries commences on 1st May, and your entry should be received by email, Fri 29th May. It should take the form of a cropped photograph, showing the artwork only, and should be accompanied by a statement of your name, email address, ph. No., the size of the painting, medium (paint and support), and price. (No entry form will be required, these details should be submitted via email, with the photograph of your entry).
There will one modest prize only, and it will take the form of a useful and interesting selection of art materials.
All entries will be judged by a panel of two of our distinguished members. The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The artwork must be the original, unaided work of the artist, must have been completed in the four weeks allotted for the competition, and must not have been previously exhibited.
Submissions are limited to one work only.
Sold works will remain on the Facebook page until the close of the exhibition, which will be approx.. four weeks after opening. Apart from the incentive of winning a modest prize, we hope that the opportunity to gain some feedback on your work will encourage you to put an entry in.