The Selection Process

Each year the Arkansas Arts Council invites members of the Arkansas Artist Registry to submit 2-D artwork to be considered for Small Works on Paper. An out-of-state juror selects a maximum of 40 pieces. Current Arkansas Arts Council advisory board members, staff of the Department of Arkansas Heritage or members of their immediate families are not eligible. For more information, please contact Cheri Leffew.

Entry Requirements

ELIGIBILITY

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. Current Arkansas Arts Council advisory board members, the staff of the Department of Arkansas Heritage or members of their immediate families are not eligible.

ARKANSAS ARTIST REGISTRY

The Arkansas Artist Registry is free and open to all visual artists who are Arkansas residents ages 18 and up. It is a unique and valuable online visual arts resource designed to promote and market Arkansas art. Every year, an out-of-state juror selects the works. A maximum of 40 works may be selected.

AWARDS

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

ENTRY FEES

$10 for one entry, $20 for two entries, or $25 for three entries.

SPECIFICATIONS

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 work is accepted, it must be matted or mounted and 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. 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. Artwork may be shipped or hand-delivered.

SALES

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. LIABILITY Reasonable care will be exercised in handling the artwork. Artists may wish to provide their own insurance.

ARTIST NOTIFICATION

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

INFORMATION

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

(Featured image: "Summer Porch #2" by Susan Chambers)