Small Stuff – Miniature Art Group Show

The Oak Room

Entry Deadline: Sep. 12

511 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Special Considerations:
Works submitted must be two dimensional

Works must be no larger than 8″ x 10″ or 10″ x 8″ and 4” inches deep

Works should include the concept of personification.
Artist can submit up to 10 small works.

About the “Small Stuff” group show

This show is seeking to exhibit works that embody empathetic personification in small works of art.

Personification: the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings/emotions of another.

We often find that we place human qualities in other objects such as toys, animals, personal belongings or other inanimate objects to imbue them with a sense of personality. These objects are personified, engaging them with the world through a form of empathy. The imaginative process of personifying objects allows us to understand humanity’s place in the world.

Works chosen for this exhibition will explore new ways of communicating the human experience through the inanimate. Examples of types of work could range from photography of toys posed in life like mannerisms, paintings of an animal performing human tasks, in the abstract form representing human qualities such as emotions, or bodily forms in ways that highlight that quality over the representation of an actual person.

Judging Criteria

Throughout a two month long exhibition, we seek to explore this empathetic engagement of personification through art. Submissions will be considered on five points of review: Aesthetics, Technical Skill, Inherent Meaning, Fulfillment of Exhibition Objective, and Uniqueness.

For more information and the submission form, please contact us at [email protected].

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