How to Apply to “Cosmic Connections Exhibition”|Art Basel Week 2014

HOW TO APPLY

IF YOU NEED APPLICATION SUPPORT SUBMITTING THROUGH

 CAFE MANAGEMENT  PLEASE EMAIL US AT: cosmichelpline@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN TRANSLATE TO YOUR OWN LANGUAGE USING GOOGLE TRANSLATE AT THE RIGHT CORNER OF THE WEBSITE

METHOD I

IF YOU ARE FROM OUTSIDE OF USA or NON-COMPUTER SAVVY THE BEST IS TO APPLY THROUGH OUR MEDIA PATNER

http://smileystone.com/callforartists/

METHOD II

Apply directly via CallForEntry.org Keyword:”Cosmic Connections” (click on this link)
(In case the link is broken visit www.callforentry.org click on View All Calls (green button) and Type in the First Box – KeywordCosmic Connections…Click on Go. Left Click on Apply to Call

Steps:

A.   Registration

You must register and create a Portfolio with Café/CallForEntry.org previous to submit Application for Cosmic Connections|Contemporary Art Projects USA|Art Basel Week 2014.

Left Click on Apply for the Call and the Question is New to Café? If you have not used this company before you must Register Here  otherwise you can’t login in…

Registration Process:

Left Click on Click Here to register with CAFÉ
Left Click on Yes, I Agree
Fill out Required fields
Username (create your own name)
Password (create your own password)
Re-type password
First Name
Last Name
Address (Studio address)
City
State…If you are international Please Choose OTHER
Enter Province
Zip Code (if none available be sure to enter 0000)
Country
Phone
E-Mail Address
Re-Type  Email
Click on Individual (All Artists must Apply as Individual). At the Statement you must specify the Group, Gallery, Organization or Foundation)
Left Click on Button Register Now
In case that some information it is not correct a new screen will appear for you to make corrections.
Once it is complete you will receive a “Thank You
A Username and Password have been created for you to complete your portfolio and to be a member of CAFÉ for this application and for future ones that you would like to apply for.

B.   Create a Portfolio

Once you have registered you can login at any time to create your portfolio which is the same as upload your images.

How to Upload Images

First, you must create a folder on your computer with your images or videos with proper specifications to facilitate the process.

Images Files

File format: JPEG only

File Dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side

File Resolution: 72 pp/dpi (standard web resolution)

File Size: 3 MB maximum

Please note that uploaded images are scaled by the system and two monitor versions are created: a small 100-pixel thumbnail and a large 700-pixel image. These images are available for you to preview in your portfolio after you upload.

Upload options for video

File format: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS

Resolution: minimum 640 x 480, maximum 1920 x 1080

Aspect Ratio: 4:3 or 16:9

Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps

Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pull-down and other frame rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged

Codec: h.263, h.264, mpeg-1, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 mixed, Apple Lossless

Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2,ogg

File Size: 100 maximum

Please note that your video will be converted to a flash file to enable system playback
Be Aware that you can submit a small video of your Short Film.

Ready to Upload Images

  1. Go to MY Portfolio (located at the top menu bar)
  2.  Left Click on Upload Media
  3.  Choose the type of Media that you are uploading?
  4.  Image  or Video
  5. Media File: Left Click on Choose File Button
  6. Choose Existing
  7. Enter Information for the Image File

Artwork Title
Medium
Height (non-size requirement)
Width  (non- size requirement)
Depth

Be aware that Monumental Artwork if it is selected will be placed outside of the Booth at Fair discretion and pre-approved by Contemporary Art Projects USA

Price/Value. Be aware that you must include 30% commission for the Gallery.
Year Completed
Primary Discipline
Art in Public Places.  For Monumental Sculptures Description is Optional

For More Tutorials and Digital Resources to manipulate your files, Please Refer to Document at the End of this Document

  READY TO APPLY FOR COSMIC CONNECTIONS 

  1. First you must own a credit card otherwise you must contact Contemporary Art Projects USA to pre- pay for the application and a Pre-Paid Invitational Code will be given to the artist or organization.  Please contact us to an invoice via PayPal will be issue to the artist or organization. A Pre-Paid Coupon will be issue. Please email us previous to send the payment.
  2. Login in to www.callforentry.org with your username and password
  3. Go to the Top Menu and Left Click on Apply to Calls
  4. Keyword:  Please typeCosmic Connections” and then click Go
  5. Apply for this Call
  6. Left Click on Yes, I Agree At the Upper Right Side you can click on Contact Show if you need to contact us.
  7. Provide an Artist Statement and it should be no more than 1000 characters.
  8. If you are represented by a Gallery, Group, Foundation or Institution please mention in the Statement.

TIP: First type the Statement in Word and count how many characters you have (go to review and then click on word count) and then copy and paste.

  1. Click where you viewed the Call.
  2. Upload Your Images from your Portfolio
  3. Left Click on  Save Applicaiton
  4. THEN GO TO TOP MENU
  5. Checkout
  6. Select Application
  7. Select Payment Preference if you had an invitational pre-paid code your balance will be 0.00.
  8. Complete Payment Methods Requirements
  9. Submit Payment
  10. Now You are Ready for Cosmic Experience
  11. You can always login in to see the status of your application.

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS USA

EMAIL: info@contemporaryartprojectsusa.com

PHONE: +17862625886

SKYPE: tatafedez

Tutorials and digital resources

How to resize large image files using Photoshop or a comparable image editor

Start by opening your original image file in Photoshop.

  • Go to File > Open > choose image
  • Go to Image > Image Size

In the Image Size Dialogue Box:

  • Step 1 > Change the Resolution to 72 pixels/inch.
  • Step 2 > Change either H or W Pixel Dimension to no less than 1920 pixels.
  • Step 3 > Click OK

Go to File > Save for Web or Save As

TIPS

  • You may resize greater than 1920 pixels (e.g., 2400 px) as long as the file size doesn’t exceed 3.0 MB.
  • Upsizing a small image (e.g., 200 x 400 px, 72 ppi) compromises the quality and will result in a pixelated image. Downsizing is recommended.

How to resize large image files using Preview (Mac only)

Start by opening your original image file in Preview.

  • Go to File > Open > choose image
  • Go to Tools > Adjust Size

In the Image Size Dialogue Box:

  • Step 1 > Change the Resolution to 72 pixels/inch.
  • Step 2 > Change either H or W Pixel Dimension to no less than 1920 pixels.
  • Step 3 > Click OK

Go to File > Save As, choose JPG Format and Save

TIPS

  • Make sure Fit into: Other is selected.
  • Make sure Scale Proportionally and Re sample Image are selected.

Resources

Online File Converters for Audio, Video, and Document Files

  • Zamzar www.zamzar.com
    Online file conversion, covering a wide range of different image, document, music, video and compression formats. Free for files up to 100 MB.
  • Online-Converter www.online-convert.com
    Convert video, images, audio and documents for free with this fast online converter.

Online Image Editors

 

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