Friday, September 18, 2015

31st Annual Exhibition Miniature Art 2015

Deadline: October 2, 2015 {RECEIVE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

31st Annual Exhibition Miniature Art 2015
Council for the Arts

Chambersburg, PA
November 6, 2015 - January 8, 2016

Miniatures are jewel-like and detailed, and must be created with sound aesthetic principles. Miniature art has a long history, going back many centuries to the civilizations of China, Egypt and Greece, among many others. Miniature art is relevant in modern times, placing fine original art of national stature within the reach of many collectors.

Eligibility and Media
1. Art work must be created by artists living in the USA; it must be original (no copies) and completed within the past 2 years. All works will be juried for acceptance into the exhibit. All works must be for sale, and not previously exhibited in the Council's Miniature Art exhibitions. All works not sold will be shipped back on or before Jan. 19, 2016.

2. All fine art media are acceptable; no crafts, jewelry, photography, laser prints or computer-generated artwork. Sculpture is welcome.

3. Image size must be no greater than 4" x 6", not to exceed 24 square inches; outside of framed pieces must be no greater than 6" x 8", not to exceed 48 square inches. Mats & frames should be delicate and in proportion to the work. Sculpture should not exceed 5" in any dimension, or 125 cubic inches.

4. All 2-dimensional work must be suitably framed, with screw-eyes and wire for hanging. Sculpture should be on a base; base may be larger than 5", but must be in proportion to the work.

Brian Young, curator, University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, MD.

Entry Fee

The entry fee for 1-4 works is $25; an additional $15 will be charged for return shipping and insurance on works not hand delivered.

Judging will be done not by medium, but by overall quality. Best of Show ($300), 3 Merit Awards ($100 each) and Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the judge. A program book listing all works and award winners in the show will be printed and sent to all artists who have entered.

A 35% commission will be charged on all sales. The price listed on the entry form is the retail price, which includes commission.

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Call 717-264-6883 with any questions, or send email to

Council for the Arts
159 S. Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201