Call for Art – Quote Book by Lesley Riley
A Creative Opportunity for You – Call for Art
Happy New Year to you! Let’s start it off with some creative fun. I am creating a book of illustrated quotes and I need your help.
I need your art! I want to make this a really juicy picture book with lots of original art from artists just like you.
This unique book will be a place to turn to for visual, motivating and inspirational delight.
I am looking for artwork that illustrates the quote itself, it’s message, it’s meaning or how it makes you feel. Your illustration does not have to be a literal interpretation. The actual quote or words from it may, but does not have to be, a part of the artwork. Acceptable artwork includes but is not limited to: collage, painting, quilt or other fiber art, mixed media, assemblage, photograph or digital art. If in doubt, ask.
I am looking for a variety of art mediums and styles. Sadly, there is no guarantee that your artwork will be selected. Final selections will be based on the quality of your submitted photograph, the overall visual impact of your piece and how it fits in with the rest of the artwork selected for the book. Work not chosen for the book may become part of a future online project.
Here’s How it Works
If you wish to participate, send an email* to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email address, mailing address and phone number.
If you have a quote that you would like to illustrate, please send it to me for approval in your initial email. I cannot guarantee that the quote you choose will be approved due to the possibility of 1) others choosing it; 2) it has already been assigned to someone else; or 3) it does not fit in with the overall concept of the book, which is inspiration.
I will send everyone who responds to this Call for Art two quotes I have selected for you, ones that I hope will inspire and inform the art you would like to submit to be considered for the final, published book.
You must use your approved quote or one of the quotes I send you as the basis for your artwork. You may submit one or two illustrated quotes. (Please do not submit more than two.)
If you include the quote as part of your artwork, please do NOT use any quote marks, dashes or italics in or around the quote or author name.
This is how it should look. Lesley Riley
“This is NOT how it should look.” –Lesley Riley
You retain full rights to do whatever else you wish with your illustration(s) once the book is published. Please do not post photographs of your finished and submitted artwork until you find out if your work has been selected. If your artwork will be included in the book, do not post or publish photographs of the selected artwork until after the book is published. Work that is not chosen for the book may become part of a future online project but you are permitted to post it online after final book selections have been made.
By submitting your artwork to Lesley Riley, you are agreeing to it being published in any format, including print, digital, or promotional video, and agree to it being shown in both the US and abroad.
*It is important that you add this email address to your contact or approved sender list so that you are ensured receipt of your quotes, selection notification and any subsequent emails.
PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH YOUR WORK ONLINE!
Submission deadline: By or before Midnight EST, February 21, 2013
Selection notification: May 1, 2013
Publication date: August 2013
- Good photography is of the utmost importance. Final selection be made from your photograph. Your submitted photograph may be published in the book but if necessary I may ask for a better image for publication. If you are not sure of your photographic skills, I suggest consulting or hiring a professional.
- Accepted formats: RAW, JPG or PSD only.
- Vertical format is best. If your artwork is in too large of a horizontal format your photo may be too small for publication. Maximum printed width will be 7.5 inches or 2250 pixels.
- Images need to be supplied at a minimum of 300dpi at 100% of final size with no compression. DO NOT compress your image files.
- Images should be at least 1500 x 3500 pixels to 2400 x 3000 pixels for a 5×7 or 8×10 printed image size.
- RGB color files only.
- Use a tripod if necessary to get the sharpest image.
- Use proper lighting. No harsh shadows or yellowed images please.
- Please photograph your art against a clean, neutral (preferably white or light gray) solid background.
- Take time to compose your photo. Do not crop too tightly. Leave some white area around image.
File Naming must be in this format:
last name and first initial, an underline, the quote number (digits only).jpg
where quote number is the number on the quote you are illustrating.
For example: RileyL_54.jpg
Click this link to submit your photo:
You will be notified if your work has been selected by or before May 1. If your work is chosen for publication, you will receive Permission to Print and Contributor Information forms. Work not chosen for the book may become part of a future online project.
The artist name and web or blog address (with your permission) will be listed for all illustrations that are published. Every artist whose work is included in the book will receive a copy of the book in recognition and appreciation for their contribution upon publication. Work not chosen for the book may become part of another online project.