Helpful Hints for Entry
These helpful hints are intended to provide assistance to those entering ISEA exhibitions.
All ISEA exhibitions are entered via CaFÉ™
ISEA has two types of exhibitions:
Making Our Marks (All members accepted. juried only for awards)
Utterly Unfathomable and Powerfully Profound (Member exhibit, juried for acceptance and awards).
INNOVATIONS - Annual Juried Exhibition open to members and the public.
We have separated the Tips that apply to member only shows from tips that may help applicants to any of our exhibitions.
Tips for Invitational Exhibitions
How to Enter an Invitational Exhibition
Watch a video on our International Society of Experimental Artists YouTube Channel where our President, Patti Sevensma, shows screen shots from CaFÉ™ while she explains logging into YouTube, where to upload your image, and how to search for the invitational exhibition using the Invitational Code.
General Tips for All Exhibitions
Writing Your Description on Why Your Piece is Experimental to You
ISEA Member, Renee Kahn, provides helpful tips on who reads your statement, what they want to know about your experimental piece, and provides a few examples of some submissions with short, succinct explanations that are effective.
These statements are used to further ISEA aims of educating the public about the nature of experimental art, and enhancing how experimental artists are valued in their communities. As a reminder, there is a 1000 character count for these statements. Characters are each letter, number, punctuation, and space in your statement. Strive for 3 to 4 sentences.
Ever wonder what jurors look for when jurying an exhibition?
In this short video ISEA Member, Mark Mehaffy, discusses his criteria when jurying an exhibition. He describes three criteria and the relative importance of each. He then goes on to discuss what to enter when an exhibition allows more than one entry. His recommendations may change the way you approach your submissions.
This video is an excerpt from an ART INNOVATION TALK, An Interview with Mark Mehaffey. Mark is interviewed by Liz Walker, AIT committee member. You can see the full talk on our AIT page.
MORE HELPFUL VIDEOS:
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR ARTWORK:
INFORMATION FROM CAFÉ
LIST OF ACCEPTABLE UPLOAD-READY FILE FORMATS
IF MORE HELP IS NEEDED:
The customer service staff at CaFE' is always available.
If you are in need of help setting up your profile and wish to connect with an ISEA person, please contact June Galaz or Steve Purtee at email@example.com