[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Bristol Art Museum announces a national call for artists for a juried exhibit featuring miniature art, Miniature Monumental.
For centuries, miniature artworks have been created around the world and across cultures dating back to prehistory. These little treasures take many forms, tend to be easily transported, and have been created from many materials. Miniatures can be mementoes of loved ones, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, original prints, etchings, stamps, sculptures, engraved gems, and even carved beads.
Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks is they can be held in the palm of the hand or measure less than 25 square inches in size. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity.
Enter by: 4 December 2022
The Museum’s intention is to create exhibits that place little burden on the artist. This call is for miniature works, 25 sq inches or less. All accepted works are required to be mailed vis US postal service making shipping more affordable for the artist.
On view: February 4 – March 31, 2023
The Miniature Monumental juror, Patricia Miranda is an artist, curator, and educator versed in many mediums, styles, and art trends. Her knowledge ranges from photography to non-traditional materials.
Miniature Monumental Artist Benefits
- The Museum will interview artists, either in person or via zoom video, and publish interviews on social media.
- Awards are in two forms: cash and art supplies from national art stores.
- The Museum takes no commission on any sales. The 2021 national exhibition sold approximately 12 works to collectors.
- Bristol Art Museum makes a purchase award to add to their collection.
About Bristol Art Museum
The Bristol Art Museum is a regional art museum dedicated to living artists. Founded in 1964, the Museum is the only nonprofit organization in Bristol, Rhode Island, with the exclusive mission dedicated to the visual arts and diverse contemporary artists. Located in historic downtown, the Museum is part of the notable property of Linden Place Mansion. The history of the property is connected to American slave trade. This motivates the Museum to create outreach programs and partnerships central to the goal of engaging diverse audiences of our time.
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