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We are now accepting work for the 2019 Small Works on Paper exhibition. Deadline to submit work is July 20, 2018. 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 2019. The exhibition will open in January 2019 at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff.


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 Arkansas residents. It is a unique and valuable online visual arts resource designed to promote and market Arkansas art. 


The 2019 juror is Robin Dru Germany, professor of photography and associate director at the School of Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Germany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is included in collections at the Center for Photography at Woodstock in Woodstock, New York; the Boise Art Museum in Boise, Idaho; and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona.


$1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Award categories include Best in Show, $500; Juror's Choice, $300; and Merit Award, $200.


$10 for one entry, $20 for two entries, or $25 for three entries. The deadline to submit work is July 20, 2018.


All work must be original, on paper, and completed within the last two years. 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. 9, 2018. 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 32nd annual Small Works on Paper touring exhibition.


All artists will be notified regarding the status of their entries in September 2018.


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

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