Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art 2014
White River Valley Museum
918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002-6112


Entry Fee (White River Valley Museum): $15.00

The White River Valley Museum, in partnership with the City of Auburn, Washington, is seeking submissions for the 6th Annual Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art juried art show and sale. This exhibition and art sale celebrates the diversity of the Pacific Northwest visual arts community by displaying the work of established and emerging artists working in small format in all media and offering an opportunity to purchase fine artwork at affordable prices during the holiday shopping season.

The exhibition will run from November 19th through December 14th, 2014 at the White River Valley Museum.


Best in Show: $750

First Place Small Work: $250

First Place Miniature Work: $250

Second Place Small Work: $125

Second Place Miniature Work: $125

People’s Choice Award:$400 + feature article in the Auburn Reporter + their artwork featured on the 2015 Small Works, Big Presents announcement postcard

Honorary mentions may be selected and have no monetary award


MARGARET BULLOCK is the Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions at the Tacoma Art Museum.

AARON HARTZELL is an Instructional Technician of Photography at Green River Community College.

COLLEEN MALONEY is a commissioner with the City of Auburn Arts Commission.


Small Works Big Presents: The Gift of Art is generously sponsored by 4Culture, the City of Auburn Arts Commission and the White River Valley Museum.


Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art showcases small and miniature artwork of all media. To be eligible for this exhibition, all artwork must be made in a small format (see criteria for small and miniature artwork below). Artwork must be entirely the work of the artist and cannot be copied from other artists or publications. Artworks that have been exhibited in previous Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art shows are not eligible. Artists must be 18 years or older and residing in the Pacific Northwest.

All artworks must measure 12 inches or less at their largest dimension to qualify as a “Small Work.” Artworks must measure 6 inches or less at their largest dimension to qualify as a “Miniature Work.” Measurements do not include frames, mounts, or display hardware.

Artwork may be of any medium that is stable enough to display. Previous shows have featured watercolors, oil painting, photography, ceramics, mixed media sculpture, fiber arts, encaustics, and more. All media are welcome!

Artists can submit up to four works of art to be considered for inclusion in the show.

Each piece must be for sale. The White River Valley Museum encourages submitting works with a price range between $50 and $250.


THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2014. All entries must be submitted by 11:00pm, Pacific Time, October 19th, 2014 on CaFE. (www.callforentry.org).

Images submitted for jury consideration must be accurate representations  of the artwork, excluding mat, frame, mounts, etc.

There is a submission fee of $15 per artist. Submission fees are non-refundable. Payment may be made by credit/debit card through the CaFE application.

Accepted artists will be notified by October 28th, 2014.


All artwork must be ready to display. Flat works and works on paper must be framed or otherwise finished, wired, and ready to hang. Saw-toothed hangers are only accepted on Miniature Works; Small Works must have a standard wire hanger. Three-dimensional works must be freestanding or include an appropriate base or mount.


Accepted artwork may be delivered to the White River Valley Museum beginning Wednesday, October 29th.

HAND DELIVERED WORKS may be brought to the Museum between noon and 4:00pm on the following dates: Wednesday, October 29th – Sunday, November 2nd, and Wednesday, November 5th – Sunday, November 9th.

PICK UP for hand delivered works will be between 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday, December 15th through Wednesday, December 17th. If you are unable to make these times, please make other arrangements with someone to pick up your work and notify Hilary Pittenger with your permission (hpittenger@auburnwa.gov or 253-288-7438).

SHIPPED WORKS must be carefully packed and delivered with a pre-paid return label inside the box. Works must be delivered to the Museum by no later than 4:00pm, Monday, November 10th. Works should be shipped to:

Small Works, Big Presents

White River Valley Museum

918 H Street SE

Auburn, WA 98002-6112


A 25% commission will be charged on all works sold during the exhibition. Artists will be paid (minus the commission) within 45 days of the end of the exhibition. Proceeds from art sales benefit the White River Valley Museum. Sold art will remain on display in the gallery until after the show closes.


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