Digital Submissions Guidelines for AP Exam upload

What resolution should images be?
For files that are uploaded to the Web application, we recommend using a resolution of 72 pixels-per-inch (ppi) because a higher resolution does not add clarity when viewing images on a computer screen. For information about image resolution, visit A Short Course in Sensors, Pixels, and Image Sizes.

How do I reduce the number of pixels in an image? The pictures I have taken already are larger than the image recommendations.
Once image files have been uploaded from your camera and saved to your computer, the image editing software of your choice (Photoshop, Picasa, Microsoft Picture Manager, etc.) can be used to edit the files so that they meet the recommendations for digital submission. Information about free, downloadable image editing software is available below.

What file format should be used for saving images?
All images for the digital portfolio must be submitted in JPEG format (file name extension .jpg). For information about file formats, visit A Short Course in Digital Photography Workflow.

What file size should be used to save images?
Individual image file size should be no larger than 3 MB. In most cases, individual image files will be much smaller than 3 MB and may well be smaller than 1 MB.

Are there guidelines for image sizes?
For artworks with landscape orientation, recommended maximum measurements are 10.83 x 7.36 inches; recommended minimum measurements are 6.67 x 6.67 inches. For artworks with portrait orientation, recommended maximum measurements are 7.36 x 10.83 inches; recommended minimum measurements are 6.67 x 6.67 inches.

Artist Statement Guidelines

Why do you need an artist statement?
-Appraching a gallery (ex: school exhibit)
-Exhibition catalogue
-Press release: self promotion
-Entry form for competition
-Public Speaking opportunities
-Sales Presentation
-Artist Blogs- your own and other peoples (online critique groups)
-*Website* (start here)
-Equivalent of cover letter

What is an artist statement?
-Don’t tell reader what to think of your art
-Give readers opportunity to agree or disagree with you
-Say what art does for you but not what it should do for your viewers
-Examination of self and work
-Explanation of your style
-Highlight your achievements (but not resume)
-“Welcome people into your art”
-Approx 100 words, 3-5 paragraphs 3-5 lines each
-Inclusive not exclusive
-Keep it simple
-First person
-Don’t be afraid to compliment yourself
-Fine line between speaking proudly and being arrogant, show-casing
-Address commonly asked questions about your art
-Conversational- not a diary, not a term paper
-Don’t be boring!

HW: Draft of Artist Statement
(Eventually can be homepage of website)

Advice from Ms. Dunn
-3 paragraphs
-Use present tense
-Use first person
-3-5 sentences per paragraph:
1st Paragraphsimple statement answering why do you do the work you do?
-grab attention
-support with specific details
-goals and aspirations as an artist (beyond deadlines of project)
2nd Paragraphtell reader how you make decisions in the course of your artwork
-talk about influence of sketchbook on process
-talk about research, writing/brainstorming, material exploration
-why you use materials/techniques/themes you use
-talk about process- is your final work different from your original idea? how so?
3rd Paragraphdescribe your current work
-how does it look/feel?
-what are your inspirations?
-what do you want viewer to get out of your work?
-what are you exploring/attempting/challenging?
-here you can talk about your concentration