"How Small is too Small?" micro exhibitions

Deadline: 15/09/2021  |  Published: 12/08/2021  |  City: Chicago, Illinois and suburbs  |  Country: United States  |  Elaine Luther

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A group of solo shows inside of Altoids mint tins, or similarly sized tins. Each tin is a solo show, to which I will add tiny model railroad people as viewers. Each tin will then be displayed inside a dollhouse scale micro gallery.

See photo of demo show in a mint tin, with postage stamp sized work.  You may make teeny tiny art, or create an installation.  For international participants, you could mail flat art in a regular envelope and I'll install the show for you.  Artists may mail just the art, or may install their own show in the tin and mail the whole show.

A few solo shows at a time will then be displayed inside of the dollhouse scale micro galleries.  (See @AngelicaKauffmanGallery)

No fees, no commissions.  Work may be for sale, all sales go directly through the artist.  If you need more time for the mail to arrive, let me know.

All work is accepted, AND must be family friendly and gallerist reserves the right to not show art.  Our galleries sometimes go traveling to boutiques, studio windows and libraries, so it's possible your work could be shown in the real world in addition to Instagram. 

Please make arrangements for return shipping.  Your options include: enclose return shipping; send money for return shipping electronically; donate your art to the permanent collection; trade me - I'll send you some Artist Trading Cards or Index-Card-a-Days.

I'm not trying to get free art!  I'm offering a range of options to make participation as open as possible and to accommodate international participants, since shipping is a bit more.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Everyone, everywhere, as long as you don't mind international shipping.
When is the deadline?
September 15, 2021.
How many works can I submit?
5, but don't feel pressured to upload 5. 1-2 solo shows per artist will be accepted. The point of the form here is less of an application and more of a place to put all the links and descriptions that I'll need in order to post about your work on Instagram.
When is the delivery date?
ASAP, make something and pop it in the mail!
When do I need to collect my work?
Let me know when you'd like it back! If you want to wait for the chance for a micro gallery to travel to a public display spot, you can let me hang on to it longer.
How much does it cost?
No fees, no commission. Just pay return shipping.
Are there payments to artists?
All sales of any art go directly through the artist.
Is there a private view / opening?
This lives entirely online.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Shows take place on Instagram and are archived on my website and sometimes also YouTube.

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