Call Detail
Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art 2016
White River Valley Museum
918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002-6112

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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Entry Deadline: 10/16/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art 2016): $15.00


  • Best in Show: $750
  • First Place Small Work: $250
  • First Place Miniature Work: $250
  • Second Place Small Work: $125
  • Second Place Miniature Work: $125
  • People’s Choice Award:$400 + feature article in the Auburn Reporter + their artwork featured on the 2017 Small Works, Big Presents announcement postcard
  • Honorary mentions may be selected and have no monetary award


  1. Artists must be currently residing in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, USA).
  2. Artists must be 18 years or older.
  3. Artworks may be of any medium that is stable enough to display. Previous shows have featured watercolors, oil painting, photography, ceramics, mixed media sculpture, fiber arts, encaustics, jewelry, and more.
  4. Artworks must measure 12 inches or less at their largest dimension to qualify as a “Small Work.” These measurements DO NOT INCLUDE frames, mounts, or display hardware.
  5. Artworks must measure 6 inches or less at their largest dimension to qualify as a “Miniature Work.” These measurements DO NOT INCLUDE frames, mounts, or display hardware.
  6. Artworks measuring larger than 12 inches at their largest dimension WILL NOT BE accepted.
  7. Artwork must be entirely the work of the artist and cannot be copied from other artists or publications.
  8. Artworks that have been exhibited in previous Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art shows are not eligible.
  9. All artwork must be ready to display. Flat works must be framed or otherwise finished, wired, and ready to hang. Saw-toothed hangers are only accepted on Miniature Works; Small Works must have a standard wire hanger. Three-dimensional works must be freestanding or include an appropriate base or mount.
  10. Each piece must be for sale and be assigned a sale price by the artist. The White River Valley Museum encourages submitting works with a price range between $50 and $250.


THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2016. All entries must be submitted by 11:00pm, Pacific Time, October 16th, 2016 on CaFE. ( Accepted artists will be notified by October 25th, 2016.

Artists can submit up to four works of art to be considered for inclusion in the show. Images submitted for jury consideration must be accurate representations  of the artwork, excluding mat, frame, mounts, etc. 

There is a submission fee of $15 per artist. Submission fees are non-refundable. Payment may be made by credit/debit card through the CaFE application.

A 25% commission will be charged on all works sold during the exhibition. Artists will be paid (minus the commission) within 45 days of the end of the exhibition. Proceeds from art sales benefit the White River Valley Museum. Sold art will remain on display in the gallery until after the show closes.


Accepted artwork may be delivered to the White River Valley Museum beginning Tuesday, October 25th.

HAND DELIVERED WORKS may be brought to the Museum between noon and 4:00pm on the following dates: October 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; November 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

PICK UP for hand delivered works will be between 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday, December 19th  through Wednesday, December 21st. If you are unable to make these times, please make other arrangements with someone to pick up your work and notify Hilary Pittenger with your permission ( or 253-288-7438).

SHIPPED WORKS must be carefully packed and delivered with a pre-paid return label inside the box. Works must be delivered to the Museum by no later than 4:00pm, Monday, November 16th. Works should be shipped to:

Small Works, Big Presents
White River Valley Museum
918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002-6112


Sarah Dillon Gilmartin is head of the Visual Arts division at Green River College.

DeNae McGee is the chair of the Arts Commission for the City of Auburn.

Julianee Duncan is a photographer working out of Photographic Center Northwest.


Small Works Big Presents: The Gift of Art is generously sponsored by the City of Auburn Arts Commission with additional support made by 4Culture and the White River Valley Museum.

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