So now, we’ve had a chance to look at artworks that bring to light stories, events, and changes using different approaches: hiding in plain sight, seeing what isn’t there, and imagining new possibilities. For those of you who are using the app, you’ve also had a chance to see how artists visualise memory!

These are just a few approaches, and there are many more you can take. I hope that by now, you have some strong ideas for your original work of photographic art, and that you’re well on your way to submitting your project!

SUBMISSIONS

Once again, submissions are due by the end of the day this Friday.

You can send your artwork as a digital file. If you have access to software like PhotoShop, click on “Image” at the top of the screen, then select “Image Size” from the dropdown menu. Here, you can change the physical size of your image, as well as the resolution. 240 or 300 DPI (“dots per inch”) will be good resolution for printing.

When thinking about size: remember that we’re framing most of the images in 16” x 20” or 20” x 24” frames. Your image needn’t be that big; isn’t it nice to have a bit of breathing room between the picture and the frame’s edge? Still, those dimensions can be helpful as guidelines.

If you want your image to be really high-res, you can save it as a TIFF file instead of a JPEG. This can make your file quite large, so use a free service like Dropbox or WeTransfer to send your work in. Don’t forget to include your short statement about your work, as well as its title and your name.

Finally: what if you’re handing in a physical artwork? Well, the jury’s meeting on Monday morning, so it’s got to get to The Polygon Gallery before then! Try to get your work to your teacher before the deadline so that I can pick it up. Otherwise, you can drop off your artwork over the weekend at The Polygon Gallery.

If you’re handing in a physical artwork, please make sure to include your name with it. Then, please send me your name, the artwork title, and short statement via email.

And if you have any questions at all, feel free to email me at j.ramsey@thepolygon.ca!

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