Miniature Monumental

Bristol Art Museum

Entry Deadline: Dec. 4

525 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
PHONE 401-253-4400

The Bristol Art Museum announces that it is accepting miniature art for a February 2023 juried exhibit titled, Miniature Monumental. The exhibit opens on Saturday, February 4 and will be on view until Friday, March 31. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Unique and distinct from all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artwork is that they can be held in 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. Artists are invited to submit their entries through where submission criteria can be found. The deadline to submit artwork is Sunday, December 4th, at 11:59 p.m. Cash awards will be presented to the top-judged works.

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

Artist, curator and educator Patricia Miranda will serve as the juror for this exhibit. Miranda founded The Crit Lab, which provides graduate-level seminars, and MAPSpace, an artist residency program. Miranda is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and New Jersey City University; she mentors in the Masters of Fine Arts programs at Leslie University and Massachusetts College of Art. She also taught at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Western Colorado University, Lyme Academy College and the University of New Haven. 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’s work has been exhibited throughout New York City, Connecticut, Cape Cod and Vienna, Austria at venues such as ABC No Rio, ODETTA Gallery, ABC No Rio, Wave Hill, Rio II Gallery, The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn, Cape Museum of Fine Art, (Cape Cod MA) and the Belvedere Museum.

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