14th Annual National Miniature Show May 1 - 31, 2013
FOR A LIST OF THIS YEAR'S WINNERS, PLEASE CLICK HERE
This competition, open to artists from all over the USA, awards more than $800 in prizes and purchase awards.
2012 Competition Calendar:
April 27: Deadline for entries, shipped and hand delivered.
May 1 - 31: Show dates.
May 3: Artists’ Reception from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at Prairie Winds Art Center..
June 1 - June 7: Unsold works to be picked up.
Media accepted: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphic, pastel, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and textiles.
Judge: Prairie Winds is pleased to have Larry Peterson as the judge for this year's show. Larry has his Doctorate in Visual Arts
Education and is a retired Professor of Art and Art History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is best known for
creating and directing the nationally recognized Art in the Park at Kearney from 1971 to 2011. He received the Governors Art
Award in 1985. Larry was instrumental in the development of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in Kearney, and is still on
its board of directors. He still finds time to paint, collect decoys, and write articles on "Decoys as Folk Art" for state and
1. All entries are subject to be juried. Decision of the Judge is final.
2. All entries must be original works not previously exhibited in a Prairie Winds Art Center show.
3. Image size for 2-D work must not exceed 25 square inches (example, 5” x 5” = 25 sq. inches).
4. Inside framed art must not exceed 100 square inches. Outside of frame must not exceed 4” in width (196 square inches).
5. All 2-D work must be ready for hanging with wire and screweyes. No sawtooth hangers are allowed.
6. Sculpture must not exceed 216 cubic inches (example: 6” x 6” x 6” = 216 cubic inches) excluding base and/or mountings.
7. The following standards for miniature art will be applied:
(a) The 1/6 Rule. Representational subjects may not exceed 1/6th of their actual size. For example, a human head that is 9" in
height may not exceed 1.5".
(b) The 1/6 Rule does not apply to nonrepresentational work, although such works should be in harmony with the spirit of
8. All entries must be the work of living artists of legal age.
Best of Show: $250
Merit Award: $50
Cash and merchandise awards over $500.
Submission to the exhibition constitutes acceptance of stated conditions and includes permission to photograph accepted
works for publicity and educational purposes. All entries will be handled with care. However, Prairie Winds Art Center will not
be responsible for any loss or damage to submitted works. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.
Shipping and Receiving:
Work should be hand delivered or shipped to Prairie Winds Art Center on or before April 27, 2012. Artwork must be packed in
reusable containers and a return address label must be included. NO P.O. Boxes on return labels, only street addresses will be
accepted. Please use bubble wrap and rubber bands - no tape or packing peanuts. No wooden crates except for sculpture. If
package exceeds 10 lbs, it will be shipped COD for the additional weight.
Return of Work
All works, other than the shipped works, must be picked up at Prairie Winds Art Center between May 31 and June 7, 2011.
Works nor picked up by July 1st will become the property of Prairie Winds Art Center.
All fees are non-refundable.
Hand delivered items: $8 per item with a limit of 5 items.
Shipped work: 1 item = $16, 2 -3 items - $35, and 4 - 5 items = $55. Fees include return packing, postage, and insurance for a
All entries must be for sale. A 35% commission will be charged on all sales.
For an entry form, please click here.
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