National call issued for miniature art

Artists of any size eligible to enter…

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, December 4, 2022


The Bristol Art Museum in Rhode Island is looking for miniature art for a 2023 juried exhibition, Miniature Monumental.

Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks 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.

Selected information appears below; full details are available by clicking here.

The artwork

  • All work must be original
  • Artwork must fit in the palm of the hand or measure 25 square inches or less in size, including framing
  • All media except for video or screen artworks are welcome
  •  Work received must be accurately represented by images submitted online
  • All work must arrive ready to install. Please include any special instructions
  • Artists may make their works available for sale. All sales of artwork are negotiated between the artist and the collector. No commission is taken by the museum. The museum will provide all collectors with the artist contact information.

Submission criteria

  • Up to three pieces may be submitted
    • $30 for the first entry
    • $40 for two entries
    • $50 for three entries.
  • Submitting artists must reside in the U.S. and be at least 18 years old
  • For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @ 72 dpi on the longest side
  • Images should be in JPG format, under 4MB, and sRGB color space
  • The deadline for online submissions is midnight, Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Artists will be emailed when results are ready to view
  • All work must arrive at the museum via U.S. Postal Service by Friday, Jan. 20 (no FedEx and no UPS accepted)
  • Exhibit is on view Saturday, Feb. 4 – Friday March 31, 2023

Juror: Patricia Miranda

Miranda is an artist, curator, educator and founder of several artist-run organizations including The Crit Lab and MAPSace,. In 2021 she founded the Lace Archive, an historical community archive of thousands of donated lace works and family histories. She has been awarded numerous residencies and grants.

Miranda has developed education programs for K-12, museums, and institutions, including Franklin Furnace, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution. She is a noted expert on the history and use of natural dyes and pigments, and teaches about environmentally sustainable art practices.

Miranda currently teaches studio art and professional practice in undergrad and grad programs at Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, and Massachusetts College of Art and has been a faculty member y at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Jane Street Art Center, Garrison Art Center (Hudson Vallery, NY) ODETTA Gallery, Williamsburg Art+Historical Center, The Clemente Center, ABC No Rio, and Wave Hill (NYC); The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, (Groton, CT); the Cape Museum of Fine Art, (Cape Cod MA); and the Belvedere Museum, (Vienna Austria). Her solo exhibition at Garrison Art Center (2021) was featured in the Brooklyn Rail.


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