Call Detail
Small Matters
Entry Deadline: 10/10/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado

CALL: Small Matter 2022, 2nd biannual National Juried Exhibition
Colorado Mesa University 437Co Art Gallery: Nov. 28, 2022 – Jan. 26, 2023

“Small Matter” is a national juried exhibition hosted by the 437Co Art Gallery, Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. The exhibition is open to all US-based artists 18 years of age and older working in 2D and 3D media. Entries must be original works created within the last five years, and not previously exhibited at the CMU Art Gallery. Artists may submit up to three works with a $35 entry fee. Accepted works will be exhibited at 437Co in downtown Grand Junction, CO from Nov. 28, 2022, to Jan. 26, 2023. The 437Co Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the exhibition will be juried by Pattie Chalmers, artist, and educator at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There will be $1,000 in cash awards given to Best of Show ($500), 1st Place ($300), and 2nd Place ($200).  The BEST of the show will have a solo exhibition opportunity in the CMU 437Co Art Gallery in Fall 2023 or 2024.

JUROR: Pattie Chalmers ( received her BFA in printmaking from the University of Manitoba in Canada, and her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

She has exhibited in group exhibitions on five continents, in six countries and thirty-three states and over the past ten years has had work in over ninety exhibitions. Chalmers is a Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has taught at SIUC since 2006.

Professor Chalmers has been awarded two McKnight Residencies at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN, and in 2020 she received an Illinois Art Council Professional Development Grant and an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Finalist Award.  

Application Requirements

437Co may use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purpose. Artists agree to allow images of their art for educational, publicity and archival purposes.

Artists must insure their work during transit to and from the gallery, and for the duration of the exhibition. The CMU 437Co gallery is not liable for any damage caused during transit to and from gallery.

All works must be accompanied by a signed loan agreement. The loan agreement must arrive by Nov. 12, 2022. The loan agreement will be provided upon acceptance of work.

Artists are responsible for all shipping and delivery costs to and from the gallery. Works should be shipped to arrive only during the “window to receive works” unless otherwise arranged. Works must be carefully packed and shipped in a reusable box, container, including packing materials and a pre-paid return shipping label. All works will be returned in original packing materials and box. Works need to be received no later than Nov. 12, 2022. All hand-deliveries must be picked up in person at the close of the show.


  • Entry Deadline: Oct. 10, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance by email: Oct. 24, 2022
  • Window to receive works: Nov. 1 – Nov. 12, 2022
  • Works Delivered in person at the 437Co Art Gallery: Nov. 7 – Nov. 12, 12:00-5:00 pm
    (437 Colorado Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501)
  • Deadline to receive works: Nov. 12, 2022
  • Exhibition opens: Nov. 28, 2022
  • Opening Reception and Juror’s talk: Dec. 2, 5:30 pm
  • Exhibition Closes: Jan. 26, 2023
  • Return Shipping or Pick-up for works: Jan. 30 – Feb. 10, 2023


Eligibility Criteria


The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older, living in the United States. All forms of 2D and 3D art are accepted including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic & digital art, mix media, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass, and metal arts. Pieces should not exceed 12” in any direction. Entries must be original works created within the last five years, and not previously exhibited at the CMU Art Gallery. All accepted works must be in the custody of 437Co Art Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.


·         Works must not exceed 12” in any direction

·         Works must arrive exhibition-ready

·         2D Works must be complete with hanging wire – no saw-tooth hangers or clip frames

·         3D Works must not weight more than 30 lbs.

Works not gallery-ready, not stable, differing significantly from the entry images, or lacking in presentation or craftsmanship may be omitted from the show. For any works requiring special installation or assemblage, installation will be required on-site by the exhibiting artist.