Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Instructions for Preparing your Artwork for Art Kaleidoscope

After you've signed up for a 5-minute spot in Art Kaleidoscope, please follow these instructions for preparing your artwork for the slideshow! You can sign up at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore cafe or by emailing
This information pertains to preparing artwork that can be documented photographically in JPG format or for film, video or other time-based artwork that can be documented in .MOV format.
If you are presenting a live performance or reading an excerpt from your novel, poetry, etc, please contact me at

2-D and 3-D ARTWORK

All images must be in JPG format.

All images must be in RGB colorspace.

Images should be 1024 x 768 pixels @ 300 dpi.
Vertical images should not exceed 768 pixels in height and horizontal images should not exceed 1024 pixels in length. Square images should be 768 x 768 pixels.

Submit 15 to 40 images for your 5-minute show.

that is, first initial-lastname-3 digit serial number

Include a “File Info” sheet with your CD or DVD of images.
The basic information needed is your name, title of artwork and medium for the corresponding image.
Depending on your slideshow, you can give the title for the entire show ,or provide titles for each image you are showing.

You can play recorded music, other audio, play live music, tell a story, perform, etc. during your show. 

If you have a prerecorded track, please include an MP3 file with your submission.

If the music is not made by you, please give credit to the artist(s) on your “File Info” sheet.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you will do any other sort of accompanying audio with your slideshow, especially if you are setting up any instruments, microphones, etc.
Email to make live audio arrangements


If you are showing a film or video excerpt, please submit a Quicktime movie (MOV) file.
No larger than 250 MB and it must be 5 minutes in length.
Please make sure that your piece begins with a clear title including your name, and ends with proper credits.

You can also include any contact information (email, website, etc) that will be shown at the end of your 5-minute slideshow.

Images in JPG format are highly preferred for this slideshow, but if you absolutely cannot submit your artwork via JPG images, please contact me to make other arrangements.

The slideshow will begin promptly at 6:30pm.
Please invite your friends and family to this event! It's free!
We'll have some food available and the cafe will be open to serve tea, coffee, etc.
If you would like to bring any food to share, you are more than welcome to! (but it is not required)

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me at

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