All existing ISSA Active or Signature members are invited to apply for Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA) status. You must be an Active or Signature member, current on dues for at least 30 days before applying for MSA status. NOTE: If you applied for Signature membership this year (whether accepted for that level or not), you must wait until 2018 to apply for MSA.
A $50.00 non-refundable jury fee (US funds) is required.
Submission Deadline: October 15th, 2017
Jury results will be announced via e-mail by October 30th, 2017.
Jury for Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA) level is by digital images ONLY. Good image quality is imperative for the jurors to review your work. Images should be cropped to show only the artwork: do not include matting, framing, or background. All images must be properly exposed and in focus. Image files MUST be named as follows: Last name-First name-artwork title-size of unframed work in inches (i.e., DoeJohn-ArtworkTitle-10×8.jpg). Submit all images as jpg files that are 1400 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Ensure your uploaded images are named correctly!! Images submitted that are not named or sized correctly, or are of poor quality will be eliminated without consideration.
Each juror will be provided with a scorecard that they will use to evaluate each artist’s work. Submitting artists will be provided with the juror’s total final score and comments. Click here to see a blank scorecard.
You are required to submit ten (10) artworks with this application. All works submitted must have been completed within the last 5 years. Notes Regarding Re-Use of Images from Previous Applications: You may re-use no more than 40% of the works that were submitted when applying for a lower membership level, or the same level from a previous year. No more than two (2) of the same images used to apply for Active membership may be used to apply for Master membership; no more than three (3) of the same images used to apply for Signature membership may be used when applying for Master membership. No more than four (4) of the same images may be used when re-applying for Master membership in a subsequent year.
To apply for MSA, the following information is required:
Ten (10) jpg images of your work sized 1400 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. All works must have been completed in the past five years.
A complete Biography or Resume/CV listing at least 4 of the following requirements:
– Museum, national and/or International exhibition history/award, (or other equally recognized shows or competitions)
– Solo Exhibitions.
– Gallery representation.
– Teaching of workshops or demonstrations.
– Publication in a recognized industry magazine/book.
– Other activities that shows a members dedication to the promotion of the medium.
Download the Word file for the Bio/CV HERE. Fill out this file and upload it with your application. Submit the images and Word file via the Master Application Form below.
Please be patient, submission may take some time depending on the size of your images and your internet connection speed
Once you have submitted your application and images, please pay the $50 jury fee via PayPal below. If you experience any problems with submitting your entry, please contact us.
If your application for Master level is accepted, you will receive notification and further instructions regarding payment of your membership fee. This must be done within 30 days in order to finalize your membership.