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How to Put Together a Standout Submission for Open Calls, Awards and Juried Reviews

August 3, 2017

By PDN Staff

Photo by Dylan Safranek for PPAC

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s 2016 two-person open-call show featured work by Hrvoje Slovenc. Having a concise artist’s statement helped Slovenc’s work stand out, says PPAC ‘s Sarah Stolfa. “Because of what he articulated in his artist’s statement, you could understand why [these images] were together,” she says.

Submitting to open calls, grant competitions and juried portfolio reviews is an effective way for artists to advance their careers. These opportunities provide artists a chance to present their work to curators, editors and publishers, and to get a foot in the door with galleries, museums and nonprofit arts organizations that don’t accept unsolicited submissions. Making a submission stand out...

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