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Shout out to Dublin artists

If you would like to see your work represented in a high quality hard-backed contemporary art book showcasing the city of Dublin we would love to hear from you. We are looking for artists of all ages, experience and importantly a mix of media to submit images free for consideration (but please no pure photography).

What people seem to love about the art books is that they not only captures the familiar and famous landmarks in and around the cities, but also the unfamiliar and quirky. (Pictures with people, dogs, cranes...) Work by local urban sketchers, illustrators, students, print makers, experienced book illustrators, collage artists and those working in a mix of media, the books represent all artists.

The websites for the City Art Books can be found here:

The final selection of images for publication (120 pages of images) will be chosen by a panel of local art and city experts.

It does not cost anything to be involved, as an artist featured in the book, you can, if you wish obtain books at minimal cost price to sell on via your websites, art fairs etc. Many of the artists already featured report making a good income from doing this.

Why take part?

This is a great opportunity if you work is selected by the panel to get your images published in a beautiful hard backed book to show your city, get your name more known and have your work seen. Each image is labelled with the artists name and an Artist section in the book contains artist biog', with website links etc.

Inclusion can also provides:

- coverage in the press

- exhibition opportunities

- greater (and new) audiences for your work and website, worldwide

- the chance to sign books at press launches

- the opportunity to buy copies of the book at cost price to sell on at Open Studios/Art Weeks, fairs, on your own websites etc.

- a presence on the book's web site

- a boost to confidence (if you need it!)

The practical bit, what you can send and when...

You can submit up to 12 contemporary images.

The deadline for submitting images is June 21st 2019) If you intend to submit do let us know we would love to hear from you ([email protected]). Please note we are happy to receive any media but not pure photographs.

Click on the box below for list of buildings/sites for inspiration (This its just a guide - you will know of more!)

  Image size and sending images
For initial submission the image needs to be large enough that we get to appreciate its full effect.  If you image is chosen for publication it will need to be 300dpi and a minimum size of 3000 x 2400 pixels, so please make sure that it can be produced in this format. (If you are not sure just ask).

Your image(s) need to be labeled with your name and then the location of your image (not the official name), e.g.:

Barney Smith Trinity Library

Ways of sending:

e-mail if smaller files: [email protected]

Our preferred way of receiving bigger or multiple files is via We Transfer which is free and very simple to use:

The Process

When the deadline has passed and images have been catalogued, a panel of art and local Dublin city experts will look carefully at all image. The pictures will be discussed for the quality of the image, but also how they balance with others images, media and geographical location to make up the best book possible.

Your Agreement

Before submitting images for consideration please be sure that you own the copyright to the image and have full permission to use it. (You don't need to still own it). If one or more of your images are chosen for publication you will be asked to sign a professionally drawn up Artist License Agreement (ALA).  This ALA says that you are happy for us to use your image(s) but importantly it credits that you are the sole owner of the image(s); can use the image(s) in any other way you wish and that full ownership and copyright of the image(s) belongs to you.

Quotes from Artists involved in the books:

“I am delighted and honoured to be included in this beautiful book”

“Just want to thank you for this AMAZING opportunity!”

“The book is a proper beauty"

"The book is AMAZING!

“I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the book!”

“Such a gorgeous publication, having my work represented in such a fantastic publication has really boosted my confidence”

"as a result of the book I have met local artists and we have formed a print group, we are holding our first exhibition next month"

"Being in the book has given me such confidence and I love signing copies of it for people!'

Date Protection

Your data will be kept completely secure and never shared with anyone in any circumstance unless agreed directly with you. All e-mail addresses and information are kept in password protected spreadsheets and never shared.