Is this where I learn about the January Portfolio Prize?
Yes! All alumni of SAS or IMC can enter the January Portfolio Prize by following the directions below. Submit a new portfolio or a portfolio update and you will automatically be entered. Jeremy Cranford, art director at Blizzard Entertainment will review all entries and decide who wins the $500 first prize and the honorable mentions shared on all our social media.
What is this?
The Smarter Art Market (SAM) is a free service for alumni of our programs. You get a free portfolio page if you completed a SmArt School mentorship beyond the beginner level, or if you attended the IMC. We're not your average school, we continue to promote the artists who studied with us!
How do I join?
Submissions are accepted twice a year, during these dates:
From July 1 -- July 21st (midnight EST)
From January 1--January 21st (midnight EST)
Send up to six jpgs of your artwork for a new portfolio.
1200 pixels max on the longest side
Label each jpg: "artist's first name-last name-the word 'art'-artwork's name"
Send a bio
Send a bio photo
Send links to all your sites and socials (promote yourself!)
Send a note of which IMC or SmArt School program(s) you took part in
For your bio: Include specifics about what you do. This helps people searching for your work. Use terms like ‘young adult’ or ‘science fiction’ or ‘original art for sale’ if they apply to your portfolio. Just keep it real (don’t keyword spam).