2017 Chicago Art Show at Navy Pier Video!

Listen and watch as Director Amy Amdur talks about our BRAND NEW Chicago Art Show at Navy Pier, Chicago in 2017!! If you apply before January 25, 2016, you will get preferred pricing on BOTH the jury fee and the registration/space fee!

Watch the Video Now!








People on the Move – Crain’s Chicago Business

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Lindsey, Elana, and Caitlin featured in Crain’s Chicago Business: On the Move

We’ve made some internal changes here at Amdur Productions!

Lindsey Galassini has been promoted to Vice President, Elana Cohen was hired to be Director of Public Relations, and Caitlin Pfleger has been promoted to Director of Artist Relations!

Thanks to Crain’s Chicago Business for this great article on our company’s movement. We have a solid team that’s ready for the art festival season!

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/people-on-the-move








New Festival Videos!

Check out our Videos page here! http://amdurproductions.com/videos/
Learn about our art festivals and find the best one(s) for you! Call with any questions at 847-926-4300.
Apply today at Juried Art Services and be a part of our 2016 art festival season.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1013&admin_verify_view=true/








2016 Art Fest Boot Camp: Applying to Art Festivals 101

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What: FREE art festival workshop led by Amy Amdur

Where: The Art Center of Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

When: April; Stay tuned for specific date!

Please join us for a special FREE admission Workshop that will cover key topics for Artist’s success in applying to art festivals.  Amy Amdur, of Amdur Productions will be the featured speaker.  Amy is the producer of more than twenty annual fine art festivals across the country.  Amy will lead an overview session where she will discuss:

  • Picking festivals that are right for you
  • Where to start as a brand new artist
  • How to take great jury images
  • Which art pieces to choose for jury
  • How to speak about your art
  • Pointers on great display images
  • How to best represent yourself as an artist
  • How to get into the shows you want
  • Art festival basics

Q & A will follow the workshop.

Register for Free Now! Click Here!

 








The HeART Project! Gain Exposure All Year Long!

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Amdur Productions launches “The HeART Project” running from today through February 17th, 2016. The purpose of this creative campaign is to communicate to the public your love of Art, in your own very special way.

Entries will be reviewed and winners selected. The winners’ hearts will be featured on festivals postcards, festival posters and Artists chosen will be featured in special press materials and at festivals. Good luck and have fun showing us your HeART!

Click on the link below for more information and how to enter!

http://amdurproductions.com/the-heart-project/








Apply Today for the Barrington Art Festival!

The 7th annual Barrington Art Festival is on the closed streets of Barrington, located 30 minutes northwest of Chicago. Held Memorial Day weekend, the community flocks to this festival to buy art. Known for its grand mansions and horse farms, the affluent and vibrant Chicago suburb of Barrington boasts a wealthy population with a deep appreciation and buying history of art. Located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, the Village of Barrington is the commercial center of a cluster of affluent communities that stretches across two major counties.

Learn More! Watch the Video








Apply Now for Spring Art Festival at Oakbrook Center!

Upscale Oakbrook Center in the western suburbs of Chicago is home to this springtime show. Set amid gardens and fountains, shopping and cafes, this is a great place to show and sell. All media is welcome at this show featuring 100 artists.

Learn More! Watch the Video








Apply Now for HandMade Chicago!

Crafters, artists, designers and more, apply to join us for Handmade Chicago on May 14th & 15th to kick off 2016’s festival season.  Handmade Chicago is an edgy, fun outdoor show in the West Loop featuring handmade works from DIY craft to jewelry, wearables, soaps, furniture, candles, mixed media and art. If you made it, show it here.








Kudos from Artist Kim D’Angelo

“I would like to wish you and your staff a happy holiday season!!  I had a great year of shows with your company for 2015 and look forward to another great year in 2016. Thanks again for the opportunity to display my work at your shows!!”
~ Kim D’Angelo








Tuesday Tip: Jury Images

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How to prepare your images for Electronic Jury

File format
Save your image files in the universal JPG format using maximum quality compression.

Image dimensions
The eJury system enlarges your images to give jurors a rich and detailed view of your artwork. The dimension guidelines ensure that jurors see your artwork exactly as you intend them to see it.

Images should be between 1400 pixels and 4000 pixels longest dimension at 300PPI (pixels per inch). Depending upon your connection speed, large files can take several minutes to upload.

Other tips to keep in mind:

  1. Clear, sharply focused images are best.
  2. Represent a coherent body of work, by form, technique or concept in the four images.
  3. Show the work fully.
  4. Do not show the frames in the case of flat art.
  5. One piece of work per image.
  6. Bold color is viewed better than pastels, whites, grays or blacks.
  7. Well-lit, even exposure in all images is crucial.
  8. Images should not be digitally altered except to correct contrast or adjust brightness.
  9. High resolution jpeg files are best.
  10. Don’t let the background overpower or detract from your work.








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