When you sign up as an artist to nominate yourself for the Baker Artist Awards, you do not have to define yourself as any one discipline. Many artists work in a variety of mediums, or multi-media, style, etc. at the same time, or over time and the site is has been created to accommodate this fact. The unique Baker nomination page allows you to show your work in a variety of ways. You are allowed ten “projects” of ten “details” or components each. You can use four types of digital files—images, text, video, and audio or any combination. How you choose to use these is up to you. It is important to be fairly expansive so the viewers and the judges can get a strong sense of you as an artist. Consider each project carefully, much as you would approach an exhibition, performance, or whatever form your work is originally presented.
It is vital to fill out the text at the top of each project—be informative, putting the project theme and your work in context. The same is true for each detail. If you don’t remove the file name of the uploaded digital file it will go in as the title. Remove the name of the file and replace it with a title or defining phrase. Then fill in some about each work.
There are many creative ways you can also enhance projects. Besides presenting your work but you can expand from there. Example – you can can document working methods. You could devote one project directly to working methods. You could use a project to create a time-based work that lasted during the nominating dates. create You could create, or republish and interviews with you addressing your work. There are many possibilities.
Again, the elegantly designed Baker Artist Awards offers you a way to showcase your work, no matter the discipline in a very expansive way. As the site stays live year round, quality is very important. Besides putting you in the running for a $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize or a $1,000 b award, your nomination will represent as well or better than your own personal website. Put the effort into it now and make it as professional and creative as possible.
If you have any questions write to the thelab@BakerArtistAwards.org