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"Call for Artists: First Annual SmallWorks - North America Exhibition and Competition"
2007-06-03 until 2007-08-31
USA United States of America
The Greenwich Workshop, the nation's leading publisher of limited edition fine art prints and canvases, in conjunction with The Greenwich Workshop Gallery presents its inaugural SmallWorks North America exhibition and competition. The exhibition a $20,000 purse, open invitation juried show is an extension and expansion of The Greenwich Workshop Gallery's annual miniature show. This exhibition and competition will be held at The Greenwich Workshop Gallery from November 24 through December 31 in Fairfield, CT. Medal winners will be chosen by collector (public) voting on the Internet and judges' recommendations. The top 40 works of the 300 exhibitors will be invited to participate in The Greenwich Workshop's spring 2008 SmallWorks Fine Art Editions Catalogue, which is distributed to The Greenwich Workshop's 1,200-plus Fine Art Dealer Network and reaches hundreds of thousands of collectors nationwide.
"SmallWorks was conceived to elevate the increasingly popular miniature show format by bestowing on this event all of the capabilities of The Greenwich Workshop to exhibit, sell and publish the best art from the finest artists living today," said Scott Usher, President of The Greenwich Workshop. "We believe the $20,000 purse sets and raises the bar. To collectors it's an indication of The Greenwich Workshop's commitment to presenting them with the finest work from the finest artists. For artists it presents an opportunity - beyond the sale of the original - for greater gain by providing a prize-winning opportunity to show their best work to a nationwide audience."
Chris Usher, director of The Greenwich Workshop Gallery, said, "The Greenwich Workshop and The Greenwich Workshop Gallery have an unrivaled 35-year legacy of finding and cultivating artistic talent, offering artists expanded opportunities to sell originals and broaden their buying audience by entering the fine art limited reproduction marketplace. We have seen tremendous interest in the exhibition thus far from unknown and established artists alike and eagerly look forward to involving the growing number of miniatures collectors in the awards process."
For more information about participating in SmallWorks - either as an artist or as a member of the collector jury - please go to http://www.smallworksna.com.
Specific information about the exhibition:
Small works are defined as artwork with a maximum image area of 144 square inches (wall art only) - slightly more space and dimension that the traditional miniature show format, yet still offering the collector or first time buyer a point of easy and unique access to the finest art from the finest artists.
- Exhibition and sale dates: November 24-December 31
- Entries accepted: June 1-August 31
- Acceptance notification: September 24
- Maximum number of total entries to be chosen for exhibit: 300
- Maximum number of entries allowed per artist: 2
- $20,000 purse structure: Gold medal and $10,000, Silver medal and $4,500, Bronze medal and $2,500, Director's award and $1,500, Publisher's award and $1,500
All awards and prizes will be posted on the website November 22, 2007.
About The Greenwich Workshop Gallery (www.greenwichworkshopgallery.com)
Established in 1975, The Greenwich Workshop Gallery serves collectors and art enthusiasts across the United States and around the world. The collection represents over 50 artists and includes original art, limited edition fine art prints, porcelain sculpture, art books and other art-based gifts. The Greenwich Workshop is located at 1657 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., open late Thursday & Saturday until 7:30 p.m. Contact info: (203) 255-4613 or Fairfield@greenwichworkshopgallery.com.
About The Greenwich Workshop, Inc. (www.greenwichworkshop.com)
The Greenwich Workshop is a leading publisher of limited edition fine art prints and canvases, three dimensional art and visual books. Headquartered in Seymour, CT, The Greenwich Workshop represents more than 50 leading artists through its authorized network of more than 1,200 art and framing retailers in North America. Established in 1972 by the late David Usher, the companyâ•?s mission is to enhance the quality of peopleâ•?s lives through high quality, affordable art.
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