BobBlast #251

"Bob's Juror Notes - Part One - Paint a Series"

Welcome back to another BobBlast!

It's springtime - which means a lot of art exhibitions, juried shows and art festivals. I would like to  encourage all of you to enter as many as you can! From an Art Marketing  standpoint, this is just good business! And from a painting standpoint, you are getting your work out there for people and potential patrons to discover!

So, in this BobBlast, I want to come in from the juror side and address the issue of what a juror could be looking for in your submission. I have juried many art shows and I have my "checklist" of what makes a successful painting. I am hoping that this Blast will let you see what I see when I am jurying an art exhibit - whether by emailed images or the original artwork.

First of all... follow the directions of the prospectus. If they suggest to send in a maximum of 4 images, send in four images! Sending in the  maximum allowed is the first step in assuring that your artwork will be accepted.

Second, send in the same series of work - all images with the same subject, same style - not different styles and subject matter! Many artists believe by submitting all different styles, techniques, and subjects in their application will impress the judge and show everything they are able to do! Actually, the unified message of a series will have the greater impact. It really is the first impression that you make.

In this BobBlast, I talk about being a juror. One point I always look for - is the artist painting in a series? The  landscape paintings behind me are a dead giveaway to this subject! As the demo, I paint two paintings - both landscapes - with different color combinations, as a sample to the types of series that I would send in as a submission.

The last Sausalito Art Festival that I submitted work for entry... they requested 4 images. I submitted 1) Wine Bottle still life interior, 2) Wine bottle with floral bouquet still life, 3) floral still life and 4) Interior with wine and flowers. All had the same series, the same palette, the same through line relationship as to subject matter. Submitting a series sends a strong message!

We will explore this subject in the next BobBlast as well! 

Below is a list of featured workshops - but did you know that I also offer private sessions in my studio? Perfect for beginners who want a crash course in watercolor or acrylic or for artists who are designing an exhibit and want to bounce ideas for content and techniques. I devote 100% of my studio time to you! Designed for 1 to 3 people - if you are interested or have questions, email

Thanks again for watching and telling your friends! All my BobBlasts are archived on my  website  and my YouTube Channel We post new studio tips weekly that offer real content, substance and useful techniques that work for me. And they're free! We appreciate your interest, questions, comments and support!

Here's a quick reminder and some upcoming workshops and dates. 
If interested, sign up now!

Featured Workshops 

May 6-10, 2019
Postmodern Polyptych Painting
Leading Edge Art Workshops - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contact Louise Hall (403) 233-7389 or

May 20-24, 2019
Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage
Hudson River Valley Art Workshop 
Greenville, NY
Contact Kim LaPolla (518) 966-5219 or (888) 665-0044

June 10-14, 2019
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat 
Lac du Flambeau, WI 
Contact (715) 588-3143 or

June 22-24, 2019  
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Sedona Arts Center 
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

June 26-28, 2019
Contemporary Abstract Figure
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

July 8-11, 2019
Robert Burridge Studio Figure Painting Workshop/undraped model
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
4-day Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 6 enrollees
Contact for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info.

July 15-19, 2019
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818

July 22-26, 2019
Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818

August 5-9, 2019
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, Boone, NC
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788

September 30-October 4, 2019
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Vancouver Island Art Workshops
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Mary, (250) 714-8080
Click here for more info

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Click  HERE to view BobBlast Issue 251
"Bob's Juror Notes - Part One - Paint a Series"
Juror Notes Paint a Series

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
BobBlast #251 - Video run time 12 minutes, 54 seconds

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