[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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Argyle Fine Art announces a call for artists for the 16th annual Pre-Shrunk Art Show. It’s the biggest “small” show of the year! The much loved annual group show asks artists to create small works on 4”x5” surfaces. Argyle encourages submissions from both established and emerging artists in their preferred mediums and all ages of artists.
Deadline: 4 Jan 2020
Works must be on a 4×5” surface. Pieces that do not measure 4×5” will not be considered. Do not use the thin canvas or masonite boards. They are not easily wall mountable for the buyer and tend not to sell as well as other surfaces in the show. If you are sculpting the base of your sculpture must be 4×5”, but there is no height limit. Artists may submit a maximum of 5 pieces.
Do not attach hanging devices. The gallery will take care of this for continuity. If you are working on paper, it must be archival and mounted on a sturdy 4×5” surface that can be hung on the wall. Works done with materials such as charcoal and pastels must be fixed to protect the work. Submissions must be new and not previously shown.
If the jury selects your work, then you will be notified by phone or email the following week. You will then be required to bring the work in person or by mail. You will be responsible to ship your work.
Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Keep this price in mind when creating your pieces.
Show opens to the public on Friday, January 24th from 7-9 PM.
Pre-Shrunk Art Show Artist Benefits
Chosen artists will benefit in having their art seen and purchased/collected by our large customer base in person as well as online. Argyle will promote each artist’s work throughout the duration of the show on their blog and social media sites. The show will encourage artists to work small. Argyle encourages artists to connect with the others that will be selected for the show. This exhibit has a sense of community. It fosters new relationships with artists and the gallery. In fact, the gallery has continued to work with many of the artists discovered from this exhibit after the show has ended.
Argyle Fine Art
Argyle Fine Art is unique in Halifax as it’s the only gallery with a strong focus on emerging talent. It is very involved with the community at large.
Argyle Fine Art opened it’s doors on Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2000. The gallery has changed since then, with the main focus being on emerging to mid-career artists from Atlantic Canada. They have been referred to as one of Halifax’s most progressive galleries and named Best Gallery by The Coast year after year. They pride themselves in presenting art in a venue that is inviting and not pretentious. Art is for everyone.
Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned collector, Argyle Fine Art represents a unique variety of contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. Selection includes painting, drawing, limited edition prints, fibre, sculpture, and photography.
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