Small Works

Oak Park Art League

Jul. 1, 2024 - Jul. 29, 2022

720 Chicago Ave
Oak Park, 60302
PHONE 708 386-9853

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.

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 23rd, 24th & 25th

Exhibition dates: July 1st – 29th

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

Pick up work: July 30th, August 2nd and 3rd

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.

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