Finalist in 2019 Juried Competition

Thanks to all who entered!!

Past Juried Competitions

2019_notBIG5_the Exhibit
2018-Paper Works-works on paper
2017  notBIG4
Firmly Rooted 2016
2015    notBIG(3)
There was no intended theme for this art competition; the only requirement was that the artwork had to be 12”x12” or smaller, including the frame. 128 artists from 28 states and 6 countries submitted 380 artworks for consideration. This year’s juror Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, selected 45 artworks to be in the exhibit. “While looking through the works I saw a vast array of aesthetic and approach to art making.
2014  more&MORE
: a juried art competition defining mixed media” will be on view this July. From over 170 submitted artworks juror Jenine Culligan, senior curator, Huntington Museum of Art, selected 38 artworks to be represented.
The process and materials used to create a work of art are always of interest; with mixed media they are central to the work itself. The essence of the mediums, their texture and look are important parts of the message conveyed. This juried competition seeks to find the best of the la
2013    NOT(2)big
There was no intended theme for this competition but the artwork had to be 12”x12” or smaller. Juror, Arturo Sandoval, Professor of Art, UK, selected 40 finalist from over 370 artworks submitted from across the nation and abroad. . Mr. Sandoval looked for “artwork that pulls you in and guides you through the work”. Artwork on this scale is intimate and draws you in for a closer look. Although the work may be small in size, it is big in content.
2012   Firmly Rooted
a juried exhibition addressing our ongoing symbiotic relationship with plants.
Juror, Douglas Stapleton, Assistant Curator of Art with the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, selected 27 finalist from over 325 images, submitted from across the US, Canada and Asia to be represented in Firmly Rooted.
Regarding his selections, Mr. Stapleton states: “I selected works that spoke to our relationship to the green, growing world with a distinct voice. I looked for a range of approaches and mate
2011   notBIG
. The juried exhibit, notBIG, features works in any media that is no than larger than 12 inches in any direction. Jack Girard, a professor of Art at Transylvania University, served as juror. notBIG generated 381 submissions from 112 artists, spanning 32 states and 8 countries. Girard selected 62 works for the exhibit. . According to Girard, the chosen works speak “first to ideas—works that speak to time and transience, raw emotion, or those that left me looking or thinking about things just
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