the oxford art book

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the oxford art book

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING IMAGES HAS NOW PASSED, THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUBMITTED.

Would you like to see your work represented in a high quality hard-backed contemporary art book, showcasing the city of Oxford? We are looking for artists of all ages, experience and importantly a mix of media to submit images for consideration.

What has made The Cambridge Art Book (The first in the '..... Art Book' series) such a hit is that it not only captures the familiar and famous landmarks in and around Cambridge, but also the unfamiliar and quirky.

Have a look at: www.thecambridgeartbook.co.uk


Why take part?

This is a great opportunity, if selected, to get your images published in a beautiful book and to get your name more known. The Cambridge Art Book (the first in the series) not only gave the artists featured the chance to have their work seen world-wide, but also provided:

- coverage in the press

- exhibition opportunities

-greater (and new) audiences for their work (via the 'artists section' in the book)

- the chance to sign books at press launches

- the opportunity to buy copies of the book at cost price to sell on at Open Studios/Art Weeks, fairs, on own websites etc

- a presence on the book's web site

- a boost to confidence and exposure to their work


The practical bit, what you can send and when...

We are happy to receive images from September ('17) onwards. The deadline for submitting images is January 10th ('18), but the earlier the better. Please note we are happy to receive any media but not pure photographs.

You can submit up to 12 contemporary images, if you are unsure the kind of thing we are after check out www.thecambridgeartbook.co.uk or have a look at the copy of the book, or just get in touch. 


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING IMAGES HAS NOW PASSED, THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUBMITTED.

 

 

 

Image size and sending images

For initial submission the image needs to be 300 dpi and large enough that we get to appreciate its full effect.  If you image is chosen for publication it will need to be 300dpi and a minimum size of 3000 x 2400 pixels, so please make sure that it can be produced in this format. (if you are not sure just ask).

Your image(s) need to be labelled with your name and then the location of your image (not the official name), e.g:

Barney Oakley Pitt Rivers Museum

If you are able to put images into a word document then turn it into a pdf (Just go to print option then save as PDF option) then the image/s can be simply e-mailed to us at theoxfordartbook@gmail.com

If sending a number of larger images please send them free via Wetransfer or Dropbox. (Quick to set up a free account):

https://wetransfer.com/

https://www.dropbox.com/register


The Process

A panel of art and local (Oxford) city experts will look carefully at all image once submission has closed.  The pictures will be looked at for the quality of the image, but also how they balance with other images and media and geographical location of images to make a complete portfolio. 


Your Agreement

Before submitting images for consideration please be sure that you are the owner of the image and have full permission to use it.  If one or more of your images are chosen for publication you will be asked to sign a professionally drawn up Artist License Agreement (ALA).  This ALA says that you are happy for us to use your image(s) but importantly it credits that you are the sole owner of the image(s); can use the image(s) in any other way you wish and that full ownership and copyright of the image(s) belongs to you.


Click on the box below for list of buildings/sites for inspiration

the oxford sites

Quotes from Artists involved in The Cambridge Art Book:

“I am delighted and honoured to be included in this beautiful book”

“Just want to thank you for this AMAZING opportunity!”

“The book is a proper beauty"

"The book is AMAZING!

“I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the book!”

“Such a gorgeous publication, having my work represented in such a fantastic publication has really boosted my confidence”