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Tiny But Mighty II: D'Art's Second National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks
d'Art Center
ATTN: Amanda Bradley
740 Duke St.
STE. 150
Norfolk VA, 23510

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia
Entry Deadline: 7/12/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Tiny But Mighty II: D'Art's Second National Exhibition of Small Artworks): $35.00

Tiny But Mighty II: A National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks

Tiny but Mighty is an exhibition of small three-dimensional works from across the country which do not exceed 8” in their longest dimensions. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed. Also including both freestanding and wall-mounted three-dimensional works, and open to all artists living in the United States. Work should be three-dimensional in at least 50% of its form and structure. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email


This exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk. This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Betsy DiJulio.

Juror Biography: Betsy DiJulio, MA, EdS, is a an award-winning artist and full-time, National Board Certified high school art and art-history teacher at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach.  In 2010, she was recognized at the Citywide Teacher of the Year for Virginia Beach City Public Schools.  In the fall of 2019, she joined the faculty of Tidewater Community College where she is an Adjunct Professor of art history and appreciation (online).  Betsy is also a features writer, columnist, and art reviewer for SchoolArts Magazine, Coastal Virginia Magazine, COVA Biz Magazine, Savor Virginia Magazine, VEER Magazine, and The Virginian-Pilot.

Exhibition dates:    Thursday, August 6th 2020 - Saturday, August    
                                 29th 2020

Reception:                Thursday, August 6th 2020, 5:30-7:30pm

Call Open:               Thursday, June 11th 2020 - Sunday, July 12th

Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday July 20th, 2020 

Accepted works arrive by:     August 1st, 2020

Submission fee:                      $35.00 for up to 3 works  (one image
                                                  per submission) 




1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:            $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00    


Eligibility: This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. 


Submissions: All entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 


*** Please also make sure that your mailing address is accurate on CaFe (in case you win so we can send you your check!), and that your artwork prices are listed accurately on CaFe for sales in our gallery.


Limitations: Works cannot exceed a weight of 40 pounds. Work can not be longer/larger than 8 inches in its longest dimension. Work should be three-dimensional in at least 50% of its form and structure. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email


All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those displays with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 


Liability: The gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, the d’Art Center, its staff, and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur, nor are Downtown Norfolk Properties. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and also purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means you agree to this.




The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery.

Please ship to:

d'Art Center
ATTN: Amanda Bradley
740 Duke ST.
STE 150 
Norfolk VA, 23510


All accepted works must arrive by Saturday, August 1st, 2020 without exception. 


Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact 


Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. We do not arrange shipping in any other manner. Works must have pre-paid return labels through FedEx or UPS to be returned which allows us to call for pick up as the Center’s insurance does not cover transporting work offsite to local shipping companies or the United States Postal Service, which is why the postal service is not an option for shipping.


Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label, and/or works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center.


NO PACKING PEANUTS. Works packaged with packing peanuts will be returned immediately and not included in the exhibition.


Entry Fees and Materials: Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration (one image per submission) and the entry fee is $35.00. Commission for works is 60% (artist)/ 40% (d’Art), not including awards.

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