Artists’ Guidelines for élan Magazine
Submission of Portfolio
At least one month prior to date of publication, the artist should provide high resolution digital images of artwork or performances. Performing artists should submit at least 2 high-quality performance photos. (Artwork on websites is generally of low resolution.) In addition, we will need a candid or formal head shot of the artist. Artwork and photos may be delivered or mailed to the office, delivered to the writer during the interview, e-mailed to Art Director Jean Davis, or uploaded to our ftp site. Please e-mail Jean to get FTP instructions.
Format of Photos
Please submit digital images that are 300 dpi in resolution, in either jpeg or tiff format, and approximately 8 in. wide or larger. Each image should include an identifying caption. For artwork, include the full title, medium (e.g., acrylic on wood or multimedia) and size of the original piece. For abstract images, the artist should clearly identify the correct orientation; for photographs, the full title as well as any enhancement techniques used.
Artist’s Questionnaire and Release
Upon acceptance for publication, the artist should complete the pdf questionnaire and release form in order to provide contact information and a brief artist’s statement of approximately 50 words. The form requires a signature granting élan permission to publish the resulting article as well as the artist’s photo and artwork. Download Form Here
Copies of Published Articles
élan magazine will provide three free copies of élan for artists upon publication of the profile. Artists may purchase additional copies at $3 each. Since there is a limited number of copies available at the office, artists must e-mail Jean as soon as possible to be sure extra copies are available to be set aside. Copies must be picked up at the Great Falls office during business hours or by arrangement. A pdf of website quality will be provided if requested; e-mail Jean for this.