Hello all, Marcia Menendez here. For those of you that I don’t know and have yet to have the pleasure of meeting, I am the Jury Chair for the Best of Missouri Hands.
I hope all of you are staying safe, healthy, and keeping your spirits up! I wanted to let you all know that our next Jury Session will be opening July 1st.-14th (ish). Now is the time to evaluate your jury photos. Are they art show/gallery quality jury photos? If not, you may want to take this opportunity to fine tune them. Photos are one of the most important tools you have for entering any art related event. I often hear, “I am a (insert media here) not a photographer.” Photos are the best way we can convey our expertise at our individual art. We have some wonderful artists within our organization who are able to help with jury photos. Feel free to reach out to any of the board members for suggestions, or simply ask on the Members only Facebook page.
As we are all social distancing, many of us have experienced our art shows being postponed or cancelled. This amplifies the need for an increased online presence. Low cost ways to do this are through Facebook, Instagram, or on your BOMH page. One of the great benefits of being a juried artist in the Best of Missouri Hands, is your own web page, which is included in the fees of your juried membership. Many of our artists use this as their main website. Several of our artists have been contacted through their page for commissions or art exhibits.
If you have been pondering the thought of applying for juried status, now is the perfect time to start those preparations.
Be sure to view the Jury Presentation Slide Show to help you prepare for the jury session. https://bestofmissourihands.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Jury-Applicant-Slide-Show.pdf