INDIVIDUAL GRANTSIN THE ARTSCOMPETITION


GRANTS AUDITION INFORMATION Visual Arts Category


Your work will be displayed on a vertical bulletin board or wall area of 78" x 46". Push pins, staples, and nails 1" or shorter may be used. You may also bring a small table, TV tray, or stand (no larger than 3 feet on any side) to display portfolios and sketchbooks. You must remove all hanging materials when you remove your display.


Selecting your work


DRAWING, PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

You will be allowed a maximum of 12 pieces in your display area. This may include:
• Finished pieces that show your strongest medium or techniques (5-7 works)
• Finished pieces that display breadth in your knowledge of varied techniques, processes and media (3-4 works)
• Support materials such as sketchbooks, small portfolios of work, and design portfolios each count as one piece. Up to 6 selected items per book may be flagged for the judges.
• If your work is generally large, such as murals or oversized paintings, you may include a portfolio with no more than 6 images. Label work with title, medium, size, when created, and pertinent information regarding the project or assignment.


CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE


You will be allowed a total of 12 pieces in your display area. This may include:
• Finished pieces using your strongest medium or techniques
• Finished pieces that display your knowledge of varied techniques and processes and media
• Working photos and/or sketches of design concepts, process and development
• Support materials such as sketchbooks, small portfolios of work, and design portfolios each count as one piece. Up to 6 selected items per book may be flagged for the judges.


VIDEO/FILM/ANIMATION


You will need to provide the following:
• One short video or film piece edited to 5 to 5-1/2 minutes, in DVD-R format. Bring a backup copy in case of media failure.
• A storyboard related to the selected video or short film
• 5 or 6 still photos which show your skill in selecting images and your proficiency with the medium
• Present labeling information on or near your equipment. Include clear operating instructions.
• Include a storyboard and/or working sketches if applicable.


Display Guidelines


DRAWING, PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY


• Flat work must be matted or mounted. Frames are discouraged due to size and weight.
• Delicate pieces should be protected in a clear plastic sleeve or shrinkwrap
• Paintings on canvas must be presented edge-finished (taped or painted) and ready to hang
• Specific pages in your sketchbook or portfolio should be flagged — maximum of 6 flags


CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE


• Display area is about 4'x6' combined floor and/or table space.
• You may bring your own display cubes, easels, drapes, etc. instead of—or in addition to—the table we provide.
• Mat or mount any sketches that will be displayed outside a portfolio or sketchbook.


VIDEO, FILM AND ANIMATION


• Bring work in DVD-R format, along with a backup in case of media failure. Test on our equipment when you set up to be certain DVDs will work for the judges, or make arrangements to provide your own laptop.
• Label DVDs with Sharpie pen only; paper labels throw many machines off-balance.
• You will be provided table space for your storyboard and sketches/printed frames.


Labels, Credits and Support Material


CATEGORIES


• Your name must appear on your display. Make it large enough to be seen easily.
• Use typed or printed labels to identify all work, including sketchbooks and portfolios. Include:
• Your name
• Title of piece
• Medium used
• Any credit information. List credits if the work of others is somehow involved. Examples include digital prints which utilize images not created or photographed by you; copies or work based on that of someone else; film or animation group projects where you were part of the production team, etc.
• If relevant for evaluating your work, consider including working sketches or an explanation of the processes involved. This can be especially important if photomechanical or digital processes were used to produce the displayed works.
• If you have a design portfolio, display it.


Keep it Simple and Bring Your Own Stuff


Clean presentation makes the best impression on judges. Elaborate displays are discouraged.
You must provide all display materials (paper, fabric, tape, push pins, etc.) for your presentation. Neither the Arts Council nor Allan Hancock College will provide materials or help for displays.


Disqualification


Displays not completed by the closing time listed in audition letters will be disqualified.
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