Any Tips for preparing an artist portfolio?
Do you have any suggestions about creating an artist portfolio for art school or for professional presentation? Either one will be helpful. Possibly with examples. Thanks a lot.
1.Choose only finished pieces of work for your portfolio. Leave your unfinished work for the next go round of portfolio submissions.
2.Limit the amount of work that you are showing to no more than 20 pieces.
3.Organize your work according to style or subject,
4.Sow your strongest works first.It creates a good impression.
5.Ask an unbiased person who has good knowledge of art to assist you as most people are not good judges when it comes to their own work.
I hope these tips will help you making your portfolio.All the best.
As Saronita suggests, showcase your best work with 10-20 pieces. They can be displayed in an artist's folio w/ archival sleeves or nicely matted to uniform size and presented in a hard case. Cleanliness and good organization are extremely important. Sort and group by theme, B&W, color, horizontal & vertical, for example. Know your audience. An art school will be wanting to see your strengths in unique style, concept, composition, and mastery in media. A prospective employer or gallery will be looking for more specific content and WOW factor. Do your research and gear it accordingly.Try to set yourself apart from the competition. Good luck!
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