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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Oak Park Art League

Small Works

Small Works drop off of Art, today and tomorrow!

Drop off work: June 28th and 29th
This is a judged exhibition.

Bigger is not always better. The rejection of working on a large scale can be prompted by available materials or space to work, or simply the artist's interpretation of macro to micro. Artistic creation on a grand scale once depicted importance, power or influence of subject and artist. Today, work created on a much smaller scale is no less important, influential or powerful. Rather, its creation offers a more intimate relationship between artist and subject and its completion offers that to subject and viewer. This exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists that work on a small scale - whether by necessity or intended message.

The Oak Park Art League is looking for work in any medium, (drawing, painting, mixed media, digital/new media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fiber, glass, sculpture) that embraces the mode of creation on a small scale.

Judge: Cecilia Leonora Vargas

Cecilia Leonora Vargas is the Director of Exhibitions in the Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces & Curator of the Wabash Arts Corridor at Columbia College Chicago. She is a Chicago-based arts professional that offers curatorial and project management to collectors, artists, and organizations. Her passion for making contemporary art accessible drives the work she does. She earned a dual M.A. in Art History, Theory and Criticism, as well as in Arts Administration and Policy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC); and a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Artists submitting film or video, please inquire about our available projection system.

All work must have been completed within the past three years and not exhibited at OPAL before.

Artists are invited to submit up to three works.

For this show, works may not exceed 12 inches (12”) in any dimension, including the framing or mounting. Sculpture submissions may not exceed 12” x 12”x 12”.

All work must be ready to hang.
Works with frame hanging wire and D-rings preferred.
No sawtooth hangers will be accepted.

Drop off work: June 28th and 29th

Exhibition dates: July 2nd - 28th

Opening reception: Friday, July 8th 7-9PM

Pick up work: July 28th, 29th, 30th

Cost per submission:

Members: $20 first piece, $15 second piece, third piece FREE.

Non-members $30 first piece, $20 second piece, no third piece.

All work that meets the above criteria will be accepted into this open call show.

Submission fees are payable upon drop off of artworks at the Carriage House gallery.
We accept cash, credit / debit cards, and checks made out to Oak Park Art League.

Deadline: 06.29.2022
Name: Gallery Manager
Address: 720 Chicago Ave
Phone: 7083869853