Those in charge of juried art shows have made it stupid easy for you to enter.
Step 1: Upload images.
Step 2: Complete form.
Step 3: Enter credit card and click the submit button.
The wise artist will pause before that last step and ask these questions.
- Does this show contribute to my goals?
- What do I want to accomplish by being in this exhibition?
- Aside from the nominal entry fee, what are the other costs that are involved if my work is selected?
There are many other things to consider, but these are at the top of the list. And it’s the final bullet point that I want to address.
The Costs of a Juried Art Show
You won’t know if a show is worth your financial investment until you do the math.
Back in 2012, an artist sent me an email about a painting she was sending to a juried art exhibition that would sell for $1200.
She outlined the fees involved as follows,