Enter A Show

photographing your artwork for submission

Having a representative image of your submitted work may make all the difference in how it is received by a juror or a potential purchaser. There are many tutorials online that can guide you through taking good photographs of your artwork.

One of our favorites is “The Zero-Budget Guide to Photographing Artwork,” courtesy of The Art League of Alexandria,

If you’re using an iPhone, you may find this helpful: “9 Common Mistakes when Photographing from your Artwork with an iPhone (and how to fix them),” from Will Kemp Art School.

things to know about entering shoppable online shows

To fill out the entry form you will need:

  • JPG image of each work you are submitting (min. 1500 pixels wide or high, max. 4000 pixels; filename format: LastName-FirstName_Title (Example: Munch-Edvard_TheScream)
  • title
  • size (width x height, in inches)
  • price

 

Online Show Rules:

  1. Works must be original artwork by the exhibitor.
  2. Only works that have not previously been displayed in a Falls Church Arts show may be submitted.
  3. Falls Church Arts will be offering local pickup only, so you must be willing to drop off sold works to the FCA gallery, by appointment, for an FCA volunteer to arrange pickup by the purchaser.
  4. Artworks must remain available for sale through Falls Church Arts during the show dates.
  5. All sales will be handled by Falls Church Arts, which shall be responsible for the collection of the artist-stipulated retail sale price and applicable sales tax. Falls Church Arts will remit to the artist the net sales amount (artist-stipulated retail price, less 20% donation to Falls Church Arts) within thirty days of the show closing.
  6. Permission to use image any submitted work for publicity purposes is granted unless otherwise stated.
    And when you get to the end of the form, be sure to read the Release of Liability that you will be required to accept when you submit your entries.
submitting your artwork for a physical show
To fill out the entry form you will need:
  • JPG image of each work you are submitting (min. 2000 pixels wide or high, max 4,000 pixels; filename format: LastName-FirstName_Title (Example: Munch-Edvard_TheScream)
  • title
  • size (width x height, in inches)
  • price
  Show Rules:
  1. Works must be original artwork by the exhibitor.
  2. Only works that have not previously been displayed in a Falls Church Arts show may be submitted.
  3. Art should be ready to hang or display, suitably framed with wire and screw eyes, with mounting and/or display stand, or with edges finished; no sawtooth hangers accepted. We cannot show work that is not ready for exhibition. Example of a professionally framed artwork with flat screw eyes and wire:
  4. All works must be labeled with artist’s name and with medium, size of work, title, and price. A label must accompany each work presented at art drop-off.
  5. No packing supplies can be left with FCA at art drop-off. Artists must take all packing and protective wraps for their artwork with them after dropping off their work for a show.
  6. Sale of work: All work must be for sale. Each item must be marked with retail sale price and artist’s name (tag or label). All sales will be handled by Falls Church Arts, which shall be responsible for the collection of the artist-stipulated retail sale price and applicable sales tax. Falls Church Arts will remit to the artist the net sales amount (artist-stipulated retail price, less 20% donation to Falls Church Arts) within thirty days of the show closing. Falls Church arts will collect and remit all requisite sales tax to the proper taxing authority.
  7. Works must remain on display for the duration of the show. Unsold works must be picked up during the hours specified by Falls Church Arts. Falls Church Arts cannot store unsold work not picked up during those hours.
  8. Permission to photograph any work for publicity purposes is granted unless otherwise stated.
And when you get to the end of the form, be sure to read the Release of Liability that you will be required to accept when you submit your entries. You need to know, for example, what happens to your artwork if you don’t pick it up after a show.