You’ve worked for months on your painting. You’ve tweaked, adjusted, and revised. It’s gone to critiques, and finally… it’s ready to go into a show.
While your WSO Tech Team strives to make the entry process easy and consistent with currently technology, artists have a lot to do with how smoothly the process goes.
Here are some simple steps (and articles) to ensure your submission is received, has the best chance of being juried in, and actually makes it to the show.
Please remember, exhibition entry is for WSO active members only.
Step 1: Review the Prospectus (Spring 2021). It will provide you with instructions for preparing your image and the show calendar. For current instructions on how to prepare your painting for exhibition please refer to your Congratulation Letter. The website is for basic reference only.
Step 2: Review the Show Eligibility page. It includes conditions and requirements for you and your painting. Please read it, and be aware that painting requirements are different for the Spring and Fall shows.
Step 3: Review the image requirements. Images must be 1200 pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi. If you need help with preparation of your image, see the Image Preparation Instructions.
Step 4: Review the requirements for Checking In Your Painting. This may also help clarify the process. Remember, actual paintings must EXACTLY match your submitted image or you risk your painting being rejected from the exhibition, even if the juror chooses it.
Step 5: Have the image sizes, matted sizes, painted surface type, and price ready to fill in. When entering the prices for your paintings please do not use a decimal point (use even dollars only.) For image and matted sizes, used the size to the nearest quarter inch. Review the Prospectus (Spring 2021) and Show Eligibility to double check everything meets requirements.
Step 6: Go to the Online Entry Form
If you do not have an email address to use with your entry, please contact one of the helpers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call a Help Volunteer listed in the Prospectus.