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We are now accepting work for the 2020 Small Works on Paper exhibition. Deadline to submit work is July 26, 2019. You may submit your work online by clicking on the "Submit Work" button at the bottom of the page, or you may contact Cheri Leffew to request a paper form. 


Small Works on Paper (SWOP) is an annual juried art exhibition featuring the artwork of Arkansas Artist Registry members. Each year the SWOP exhibition tours the state and will be on view at nine locations in Arkansas in 2020. The exhibition will open in January 2020 at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.


SWOP is open to current members of the Arkansas Artist Registry. (Non-members submitting an entry are required to join the Registry at time of entry. Click here to complete an application.) Current Arkansas Arts Council advisory board members, staff of the Department of Arkansas Heritage or members of their immediate families are not eligible.


The Arkansas Artist Registry is free and open to all visual artists who are 18 years or older and Arkansas residents. It is a unique and valuable online visual arts resource designed to promote and market Arkansas art. 


The 2020 juror is Jamie Adams, associate professor of art at Washington University in St. Louis. Adams holds a BFA degree with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work is in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Museum of Modern Art, Wales, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura in Sau Paulo, Brazil, Museum of Modern Art Library in New York, and Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. His work has been cited in publications including Art in America, Blisss Magazine, Novembre Magazine, the Huffington Post, Just Magazine and Hi-Fructose Magazine.

Purchase AWARDS

Up to $2,000 will be available for juror selected awards. Selected works will become part of the SWOP permanent collection.


$10 for one entry, $20 for two entries, or $25 for three entries. The deadline to submit work is July 26, 2019.


All work must be original, on paper, and completed within the last two years. Copies and reproductions of original works of art are not eligible. Eligible mediums include painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, and collage. No reproductions or copies will be accepted.

Dimensions of actual work can be any size, but, if the work is accepted, the matted or mounted work must fit within a frame of one of the following sizes: 18" x 18" or 18" x 24" (H x W or W x H). Matted or mounted work, plus backing board, must not exceed 1/2" thickness to fit in frames. Frames will be provided by the Arkansas Arts Council for accepted artwork.

A maximum of 40 works will be selected by the juror. Artwork may be refused if the digital image is not an accurate representation of work. Host locations reserve the right to determine the number of works shown and layout of the exhibition at their local sites. Some locations may not display the entire exhibition. Accepted artwork will be due in the Arkansas Arts Council office by Nov. 8, 2019. Artwork may be shipped or hand-delivered.


Please indicate the value of each work submitted. All work is considered for sale unless the artist indicates work is not for sale (NFS). Commissions are not taken on sales.


Reasonable care will be exercised in handling the artwork. Artists may wish to provide their own insurance. Entry in this exhibition constitutes agreement with the terms and conditions of the 33rd annual Small Works on Paper touring exhibition.


All artists will be notified regarding the status of their entries in September 2019.


Contact Cheri Leffew with questions about entry procedures or the Small Works on Paper exhibition.

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