11th Annual Small Works Show

December 10, 2014 - January 10, 2016   -  Deadline for submissions:  Wednesday, November 11, 2015


440 Gallery is hosting its 11th Annual Small Works Show. This juried exhibition will feature any artwork which is no more than 12" in scale, including framing or mounting. The exhibition will run from Thursday, December 10, 2015 through Sunday, January 10, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, December 10, 6:00-9:00 PM.

Juror.  The juror for this year's Small Works Show is Amy Williams, photographer and former arts administrator and head of installation at 440 Gallery. She has been a consultant for Dinaburg Arts, exhibited extensively in the Tri-State area and at the Galerie de Multiples in Paris. Williams continues to work in analog photographic processes while expanding into video installation. (See More About Our Juror below)

Eligibility: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. Work must be no more than 12" in any direction including the framing or mounting, or video monitors. This will be strictly enforced. There is no theme, but we welcome all media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture in any medium, and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. Sculptors must provide floor stand or wall mount with a maximum footprint of 12" x 12." Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos.

Acceptance: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Sales: The gallery will take 20% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked "N.F.S." in the Price section of the submission form. No "P.O.R." (price on request) sales.   

Entry Fee: The fee is $35 for 1 - 3 works, $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry Requirements: All entries must be submitted electronically. (See below for link to online submission form.) Judging will be done entirely from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. This includes PowerPoint Presentations or any other imaging software. JPEGs must be 72 dpi, and at least 600 pixels but not greater than 1200 pixels in either direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 1 MB.

JPEG images MUST BE labeled LAST Name_FIRST Name_The number that corresponds with that work's placement on the Entry Form (1, 2, 3, etc.), for example:

smith_joe_1.jpg,    smith_joe_2.jpg,    smith_joe_3.jpg

Files which are mislabeled or lack the artist's name will not be viewed by the juror.

The size given for works should be the framed size. Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal. The gallery will not correct dimension errors. Entry form must be filled out completely. Failure to follow instructions may result in the nullification of your entry. Your payment will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.

Delivery of Work:
1. Hand-delivered work will be accepted at the gallery ONLY on Saturday, December 5, and Sunday, December 6, 12 noon - 6 PM. Packaging must be removed from the gallery at the time of delivery. Floor stand or wall mounting shelf must be brought with sculpture.

2. Shipped work must arrive at the gallery Tuesday, December 1 - Friday, December 4, in a reusable container. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shippers who will pick up work at the gallery. NO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OR C.O.D. RETURNS. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECK,


Return of Work: Hand-delivered work must be picked up on Sunday, January 10, 2016, 4 - 7 PM or Monday, January 11, 2016, 6 - 8 pm. Shipped works will be returned the week of January 17. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date and will charge the artist $5.00 a day thereafter for storage. After 30 days the gallery may dispose of the work.

Liability: Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. 440 Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. The submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.


Important Dates

NOV 11: SUBMISSION DEADLINE for all properly formatted materials

NOV 22: Notification of acceptance
DEC 5, Saturday:  Drop off of accepted work, 12-6 PM
DEC 6, Sunday:  Drop off of accepted work, 12-6 PM
DEC 10, Thursday: Opening Reception, 6-9 PM
JAN 10, 2013: Show closes

JAN 10, Sunday: Pick up of unsold work, 4-7 PM

JAN 11, Monday: Pick up of unsold work, 6-8 PM

More About Our Juror:  AMY WILLIAMS

 For over 15 years, Amy Williams has been involved in the New York art world. She began her career as an art consultant for Dinaburg Arts, placing many artists' works in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue for Saks Project Art and in renowned collections worldwide. She spent several years volunteering as a technician for the Camera Club of New York, where she honed her craft as a photographer. She has exhibited her work at the 440 Gallery, Galerie de Multiples in Paris and was featured in the French Art Magazine, Frog. Ms. Williams has made art for over 20 years and continues to pursue analog photographic processes while spicing things up and venturing into video installation.

William's longstanding tenure as a valuable member of 440 Gallery ended earlier this year when she left to pursue other opportunities.  The only silver lining in her departure is that she graciously agreed, and now qualifies as a non-member, to act as juror for our open call shows. Intensively involved in the administration and installation of over a dozen juried shows at 440, Williams has worked on every aspect of our small works and themed shows, except as an active juror.  We look forward to working with her and eagerly await her choices. 

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