eligibility and guidelines
All Paradise City shows are juried. Five images of your work are required.
All other submission details are included in the show application.
• Submissions in both craft and fine art will be judged
on the basis of design, technical skill, originality, diversity and imagination.
• All work must be entirely handmade and the original design of the artist.
Participants must exhibit the type and quality of work shown in their slides.
Not acceptable are items embellished or made from commercially available kits, plans, or
patterns; imports; factory-made or assembled items; mechanical reproductions or offset prints.
• If you plan to show any jewelry in your booth,
you must include a representative number of images in your
slide presentation, or a separate application for jewelry.
about our jury process
At Paradise City, we are interested
in an artist's body of work, not just the five images you submit.
Our curatorial process does not allow for the 'quick pick' method
that often comes with flashing five images on the screen every
thirty seconds and quickly scoring the presentation. If the jury is
unfamiliar with your work, we will often visit your website or
Google you in an effort to place your five images in a broader
context. We make every effort to understand as much as we can
about you and your work. While it is very important to submit clear,
representative images, ultimately we are not judging the slickness
of your photography.
The show jury process can be
intimidating for many artists. We know it's hard to put your work
out there. Our jurying can take up to two weeks, instead of the day
or two that is often allotted. We think it is worth the effort. It is why
our shows stay fresh and exciting, and why Paradise City engenders
such loyalty in its patrons.
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