Small Changes Art Exhibition (Decatur, GA) - Call For Artists

Small Changes Art Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Small Changes Art Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for Small Changes, the 34th Annual Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition. Submit 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional media for consideration in this juried multimedia presentation to be held May 4 – June 16, 2023 in conjunction with the Decatur Arts Festival.

The Fine Arts Exhibition returns in 2023—with a few Small Changes. First, a change of location: the downtown Decatur public library has beautifully renovated the fourth floor into a spacious gallery. This prime location and extended hours will improve accessibility to the Fine Arts Exhibition. Second, the time of year: the Decatur Arts Festival is now presented during the first full weekend of May, a time with generally temperate weather. Finally, the exhibition will now center around an annual theme. In celebration of these Small Changes, this year’s exhibition will feature artwork that is *no larger than 24 inches in any direction.*

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Enter by: 24 March 2023

Participants may submit three entries for one fee of $30. Each artwork, which may include three images, must be submitted on a separate entry form.

Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by a panel of three jurors on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution.

  • All works must be original and completed within the last two years.
  • The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility.
  • Works to be hung must be ready for hanging with any necessary hardware in place.
  • Entries must be no larger than 24 inches in any direction, including framing.

Small Changes Artist Benefits

The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur, Georgia, for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market; Kids’ Fest; performance stages celebrating theatre, dance, comedy, spoken word, and music; and the Fine Arts Exhibition. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the Fine Arts Exhibition addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread.


  • Best of Show:  $1,000
  • Gold Award:  $700
  • Silver Award:  $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 8% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the Fine Art Exhibition have increased each year and works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since its founding in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has continually expanded its impact. Today, the 501(c)3 nonprofit brings a full-spectrum arts experience to the community every day through outdoor installations, live music, art events and festivals, community classes, and exhibitions – all freely available to the public. The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase arts access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and to producing work that is impactful for a broad range of community members.

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