Be part of the 2020 NiddArt Trail Online

Submitting your work and artist information

There's still time to submit work for this year's NiddArt Trail!

Thank you to all those who submitted their entries by the closing date of 30 June.
It's really appreciated and we're working hard to get your pages ready for the launch at the start of August.

If you haven't submitted an entry yet and would like to take part in this year's online trail there's still a bit of time.
Please send us your images and information as soon as possible and we will do our best to make sure you're part of this exciting event.

You can find details on how to enter below.

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting work and information from artists and makers from Nidderdale and surrounding areas that would like to be part of this year’s online NiddArt Trail launching on the 1st August 2020.

Our plan is that each artist, maker or club will have their own page to display their work.

Each page will follow the same format and will have allowance for:

  • Artists name, where they are from  and the media they work in.
  • Artist’s photo. Could be photo of the artist, head shot, artist at work, group photo, studio, gallery, or iconic work etc.
  • A short bio / artist’s statement, maximum 200 words
  • Up to 5 images of the artists work
  • A space to talk about the work, maximum 200. Can also include a video of artist/maker at work, studio tour, talking about their work
  • A contact details area.
Optional Theme for 2020 - Woodland

We propose an optional theme of Woodland. It is a wide subject area but your own choices are just as welcome and add variety.

Submitting images and information

As there will be quite a number of artist and makers taking part in the online trail, in order to help streamline the process of getting everyone’s work and information organised and online by the launch date, it would be immensely helpful if you would submit your information and images in the following ways.

Bio, Artist statement, About your work section, Contact details
  • Please supply as a Microsoft Word or Open Office document or .txt file.
  • Include your name in the title of the document (eg ‘Joe Bloggs artist information’)
  • In the document please include:
  1. Your Name.
  2. The media you work in.
  3. Where you are based (eg. Pateley Bridge).
  4. An ‘About’ section containing bio or artist’s statement (Please title this section ‘About’. Maxiumum 200 words )
  5. An optional section ‘About my work’. In this section you can talk about anything related to your art. It can be about specific works, how you work, where your inspiration comes from or the techniques you use. Anything goes really. (Please title this section ‘About my work’. Maxiumum 200 words )
  6. Contact details. If you have a studio, website, social media links, your work is on display in a gallery or you are happy to be contacted by the public regarding your work let us know what you would like us to include. (Please title this section ‘Contact’)
Images of your works
  • Please supply up to 5 images in .jpg or .jpeg format
  • Ideally no longer than 1200 pixels along the longest side

NOTICE REGARDING IMAGES: As well as appearing on the individual artist pages, by submitting images of your works you give the NiddArt Trail organisers permission to use those images in the promotion of the 2020 NiddArt Trail Online, on the NiddArt website or via the NiddArt Trail social media feeds. Images will be credited to the artist and where possible include a link to the artist’s website or social media page. If you would prefer the organisers not to use your images in this way please let us know when submitting your works.

Supplying information and images
  • Please send your images and information to or share a link to a folder on Dropbox, OneDrive or another cloud service
Questions and help
Tips regarding photographing painting, drawings etc

Some advice from Charles regarding photographing paintings, drawings etc.

For the online exhibition of members’ pictures it would be good to show them as best we can by using good light and alignment. I suggest the following:

  • Do not use a flash and switch off lighting (it alters colours)
  • Try to photograph the picture without glass in front, to avoid reflections.
  • If it has been framed behind glass, avoid strong light and bright things behind the camera.
  • Photograph in natural daylight, avoiding strong sunlight .
  • If indoors use soft daylight from a large window.
  • If outdoors avoid bright sunshine or use shade.
  • Place the picture on a chair tilted back a little or on a wall or on the floor.
  • Avoid your shadow falling on the picture.
  • Position the camera at right angle to the picture.
  • Keep the camera in line to the centre of the picture to avoid perspective errors.
  • Try to set a camera lens to 50mm to keep the image flat.
  • With a mobile phone camera (wide angled lens), stand back from the picture to leave space around.
  • Keep steady and take two or three images. Review images, checking that they are in focus, and choose the best image.
  • If you are not sure how to, I can crop images, correct for tilt and perspective errors.