There are many sites that you can sell your art. People out there are collecting art pieces and if yours is any good then you can make money online. Setting up an exhibition for your work can be expensive and if you are not a well known artist then you might struggle to make it in the industry. The best way to showcase your art is by entering your work in an art contest. This way you gain experience and exposure at the same time.
Many people entering an art contest spend a lot of their time analyzing the judges and guessing what they might be looking for in the entered pieces. This might work for you but there are others who choose an assorted mix of styles and subjects which are not necessarily like theirs. The best way to increase your chances of winning an art contest is by entering your best work. Enter art that shows skillful use of painting medium, a well designed composition and images that portray creativity. This is the edge of most judges. If you had entered some piece in a previous art contest and it didn’t go through, don’t shy away from entering it. Who knows, maybe this time around it might go through.
Judges use the photograph you have taken of your art. It is important to take a good picture that represents you well. The picture should be clear and portray the colors in your art work. Make sure you take a good picture or get a professional to do it. The lighting you use can determine the outcome in an art contest. Whether you win or lose. Different lights give a different color to your shots thus it is important to find out which lighting to use while you are taking photos. So, you should examine your piece carefully before entering it into a contest.
Your camera techniques will also determine what kind of photo you take. Leaving the camera on automatic will not give you the right colors for your images. Use the manual to set the right colors before taking a shot to enter in the art contest. The other thing that can get you disqualified for an art contest is not using the right format in a competition. So read through the instructions carefully.
Judges do not accept an entry without seeing the original piece. When you are accepted into an art contest, the other thing to consider is framing. A piece that is framed with a scratched and cheap frame reduces the worthiness of the art. If a buyer likes your piece they want to take it home and hang it on the wall. If it has a bad frame they might think it’s not worth the cost and the wait.
FanArtReview.com is a website that has free of charge art contest for members and there are over 50 contests monthly. Through the art contest your work is promoted throughout the internet and on content sharing sites like Facebook.