Gooooooood Morning Art Lovers, Artists and Art Mag Germ-warfare Operatives.
I do hope that when we are 'bouncing' our links around to friends, foe, FB chums etc. that we are taking the opportunity to urge the recipients to do the same, and 'bounce' further... I often find that a little incentive helps..." Pass this on or you'll get a Slap"..."Pass this on or I'll tell" "Pass this on or the hamster gets it... your wife finds out....I won't let you know the clinic's results... whatever.
On a more technical note... we are already collating pics and stories for issue 2 of SFN Art-Village Online. We do aim to get 12 Issues out in as many months. The editorial Committee had decided that, special features ( Focus/Spotlight on ) would be the order of the day..But 'Press Release style Pics and Text would be accepted by Sheila and edited accordingly. This is still the case, and Sheila is more than happy to 'fine tune' text supplied.. into Journalese.
However, on the premise that in due course all Art Department Members who would be recognized as Artists ( as distinct from Designers/Photographers/Crafts folk ) will feature at some stage, it may make sense to compile your 'biog-text' and pics and submit them in anticipation. This will make the whole Selection/Production process easier. Worry ye not about word count, but use the current issue as a rough guide. DO, however ensure that your 'profile' pages are up to date, especially the 'contact details and respective links to your sites, Blogs and FB Pages.
Regarding, picture quality. You are more than welcome to submit HI Res Pics ( see James' Photo Back Page ) 10 megs and super sharp...although most other pics were taken from Neil's Gallery... I found that on average most pics there are about 500 kbs ( half a meg ) with one click I can double that...leaving us with a healthy 1xMB size file per picture. I think the results are quite acceptable...although I am tempted to 'auto balance' each one which has an affect on the 'correct' brilliance ( ie disappears any dullness or milkiness ) without disturbing colour/tone/hue etc.,
Be brave, be true, be creative and above all.....get clickin!!!!!