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The Bristol Art Museum
Miniature Monumental


Bristol Art Museum Announces

A National Call for Miniature Art


“Miniature Monumental”


On View: February 4 - April 1, 2023

Artist Reception on Sunday, February 19, 2023  |  1:00 to 4:00 PM


For centuries, miniature artworks have been created around the world and across cultures dating back to prehistory. These little treasures take many forms, tend to be easily transported and have been created from many materials. Miniatures can be mementoes of loved ones, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, original prints, etchings, stamps, sculptures, engraved gems, and even carved beads.


Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks they can be held in the palm of the hand or measure less than 25 square inches in size. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity.



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Juror: Patricia Miranda


 Miranda is an artist, curator, educator and founder of several artist-run organizations including The Crit Lab and MAPSace,. In 2021 she founded the Lace Archive, an historical community archive of thousands of donated lace works and family histories. She has been awarded numerous residencies and grants.


Miranda has developed education programs for K-12, museums, and institutions, including Franklin Furnace, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution. She is a noted expert on the history and use of natural dyes and pigments, and teaches about environmentally sustainable art practices.


Miranda currently teaches studio art and professional practice in undergrad and grad programs at Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, and Massachusetts College of Art and has been a faculty member y at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Jane Street Art Center, Garrison Art Center (Hudson Vallery, NY) ODETTA Gallery, Williamsburg Art+Historical Center, The Clemente Center, ABC No Rio, and Wave Hill (NYC); The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, (Groton, CT); the Cape Museum of Fine Art, (Cape Cod MA); and the Belvedere Museum, (Vienna Austria). Her solo exhibition at Garrison Art Center (2021) was featured in the Brooklyn Rail.

Submission Criteria


  • Up to three pieces may be submitted
    • $30 for the first entry
    • $40 for two entries
    • $50 for three entries.
  • Artwork will only be accepted if mailed from one of the USA 50 states, and the artist must be at least 18 years old.
  • For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @ 72 dpi on the longest side
  • Images should be in JPG format, under 4 mb, and sRGB color space
  • The deadline for online submissions is midnight, Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Artists will be emailed when results are ready to view
  • All work must arrive at the Museum via US Postal Service by Friday, January 20th (no Fedex and no UPS accepted)
  • Exhibit is on view Saturday, February 4 – Saturday, April 1, 2023


The Artwork

  • All work must be original
  • Artwork must fit in the palm of the hand or measure 25 square inches or less in size, including framing
  • All media except for video or screen artworks are welcome
  •  Work received must be accurately represented by images submitted online
  • All work must arrive ready to install. Please include any special instructions
  • Artists may make their works available for sale. All sales of artwork are negotiated between the artist and the collector. No commission is taken by the Museum. The Museum will provide all collectors with the artist contact information



Shipping or In Person Delivery & Drop-Off


  • Artist must agree to mail artwork through the US Postal Service or hand deliver (no Fedex and no UPS accepted)
  • All accepted artworks that are shipped must arrive at the Museum via US Postal Service by Friday, January 20th.
  • All accepted artworks being hand delivered must arrive between noon and 3:00pm on Thursday, January 19th or Friday, January 20th. The Museum address is 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI.
  •  Return of work. Artist MUST include a prepaid return label with their original packaging


Jury Process

  • All work will be juried using the online images submitted by artists.
  • All jurors’ selections are final
  • The Museum has carries insurance for while the artwork is in the building, not while in transit.


Pick Up of Art Work

·       Hand delivered artwork must be picked up at the Museum:  Art work cannot be stored at the Museum beyond the end of the exhibit.

·       Artwork that was mailed to the Museum will be returned by mail with the artist’s pre-paid label.  Artwork will be processed for return the first week of April.


For help with your entries, email or call 888-666-1351.





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