Jurying, Judging, & Consulting

Attention Show Directors:
Thirty-plus years of exhibiting at hundreds of top-tier art fairs across the country uniquely qualifies me to assist with your festival. Whether at jury, judging at the show for awards, volunteering service at the show, or assisting with new ideas and ''reinventions,'' I am always happy to offer assistance in any way I can.

  • Advised Winter Park (FL) Sidewalk Art Festival, 2007
  • Volunteered service, Virginia-Highland Summerfest (Atlanta, GA), 2008
  • Volunteered service, Atlanta Arts Festival (Piedmont Park), 2008
  • Juried, judged, and consulted Fort Worth Main Street, 2008
  • Juried and judged Atlanta Arts Festival, 2009
  • Juried, consulted, and volunteered service Maitland (Florida) Rotary Art Festival, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Juried and consulted Fort Worth Main Street, 2009
  • Juried and judged Gainesville (Florida) Spring Arts Festival, 2009
  • Judged Orlando Art & Living Exp, 2009, 2010
  • Juried and judged Saint Louis, 2009
  • Juried and advised Houston Bayou City Downtown Art Festival, 2009
  • Volunteered service, Fort Myers (Florida) Arts Festival, 2009, 2012
  • Advised Gasparilla Arts Festival (Tampa, FL), 2009
  • Consulted Art on the Square (Belleville, IL/St. Louis Metro), 2009
  • Consulted Krasl Art Fair (St. Joseph, MI), 2009
  • Judged Mount Dora (FL) Arts Festival, 2010
  • Judged Sunshine Artist annual Art Show Poster Competition, 2010
  • Judged Art on the Square (Belleville,IL/Metro St. Louis), 2010
  • Consulted Saint Louis Art Fair, 2010
  • Juried and judged Gainesville (FL) Downtown Fall Art Festival, 2010
  • Consulted Clermont (Florida) Art Festival, 2010
  • Advised Deland (Florida) Fall Festival of the Arts, 2011
  • Juried Crozet (Virginia) Spring Arts & Crafts Fair, 2011
  • Juried and judged Osceola Art Festival (Florida), 2011
  • Juried Crozet (Virginia) Fall Arts & Crafts Fair, 2011
  • Juried and Judged Columbus (Ohio) Art Festival, 2011
  • Juried and judged Orchard Lake (Michigan) Fine Art Show, 2011, 2012
  • Volunteered service, Atlanta Arts Festival (Piedmont Park), 2011
  • Juried and judged Charlotte (North Carolina) Fine Art Show, 2011
  • Consulted, juried and judged Estero (Florida) Fall Art Festival, 2011, 2012
  • Volunteered service, Gainesville (FL) Downtown Festival & Art Show, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Juried and consulted Images (New Smyrna Beach, FL), 2012
  • Juried and judged Estero (Fort Myers, Florida, area) Winter Art Show, 2012, 2013
  • Judged Suncoast Art Festival, Tampa (Florida) area, 2012
  • Consulted and volunteered service, Uptown Art Expo (Orlando/Altamonte Springs, FL), 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Advised Festival of the Masters, Disney World (Orlando), 2012
  • Judged, consulted, and/or volunteered service DeLand (Florida) Outdoor Art Festival, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Consulted and volunteered service, Lake Mary/Heathrow (FL) Festival of the Arts, 2012, 2013
  • Consulted and juried Evansville (IN) Fine Art Show, 2012
  • Consulted and volunteered service, Osceola Fall Art Festival (Kissimmee, FL), 2012, 2013
  • Juried Charlotte (NC) Fine Art Show, 2013
  • Juried Art in the Square, Frisco (Dallas), TX, 2013
  • Judged Vero Beach (Under the Oaks) (FL); 2013
  • Consulted and volunteered service, St. Johns River Festival of the Arts (Sanford, FL), 2013, 2014
  • Judged and consulted Lake Wales (FL) Art Festival, 2014
  • Judged and consulted Tarpon Springs (FL) Art Festival, 2014
  • Active art show exhibitor for over 30 years (from 1974 to 2006)
  • M.F.A. in photography, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Past member of NAIA and Presenter at 2009 Directors Conference
  • Fellow, Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain since 1993
  • Recipient of numerous awards, both nationally and internationally
  • Author of 2009 paper “An Art Fair Dilemma” that encouraged art fair directors to take more control of their shows by implementing a strong booth slide requirement as part of the application process, and other position papers, published both in print and online
  • Co-developed with Nancy Musser (Atlanta Arts Festival) the Atlanta/Maitland In- Booth Total Judging System (A/M System), with Time Management and Time Line components that ensure judging is completed on time and that each artist is given an equal and fair assessment.
Please do not hesitate to contact me...
  • via e-mail at LSlesnick@me.com;
  • via phone at 407-856-5434;
  • via cell at 407 765-1819;
  • or via USMail at 1230 Waterwitch Cove Circle
    Orlando, Florida, 32806-7851.
Thank you for your consideration.
Les Slesnick



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