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10th Annual Small Works Show
December 11, 2014 - January11, 2015

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, November 9, 2014

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440 Gallery celebrates the tenth year of hosting its annual small works show. This juried exhibition featuring small artwork always draws a big crowd. The exhibition will run from Thursday, December 11, 2014 through Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Juror: Our juror this year is artist and curator Bill Carroll, currently director of the Studio Program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. His extensive involvement in the New York art scene over the past few decades includes work at DIA Art foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, the Nancy Graves Foundation and curatorial work with artists Alex Katz, Elizabeth Murray, Kara Walker among many others. His solo show with Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea will be in January 2015. (See below for more about our juror.)

Eligibility: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. Work must be no more than 12" in any direction including the framing or mounting, or video monitors. This will be strictly enforced. There is no theme, but we welcome all media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. Sculptors must provide floor stand or wall mount with a maximum footprint of 12” x 12.” Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos.

Acceptance: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

Sales: The gallery will take 20% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked “N.F.S.” in the Price section of the submission form. No “P.O.R.” (price on request) sales.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $35 for 1 – 3 works, $5 for each additional works up to 6 total.

Entry Requirements: All entries must be submitted electronically. (See below for link to online submission form.) Judging will be done entirely from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. This includes Power Point Presentations or any other imaging software. JPEGs must be 72 dpi and at least 600 pixels but not greater that 1200 pixels in either direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 1 MB

JPEG images MUST BE labeled Last Name_FIRST Name_The number that corresponds with that work’s placement on the Entry Form (1, 2, 3, etc.) for example:


Files which are mislabeled or lack the artist's name will not be viewed by the juror.

The size given for works should be the framed size. Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal. The gallery will not correct dimension errors. Entry form must be filled out completely. Failure to follow instructions may result in the nullification of your entry. Your payment will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.

Delivery of Work:
1. Hand-delivered work will be accepted at the gallery ONLY on Monday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 2, 5-8pm both days. Packaging must be removed from the gallery at the time of delivery. Floor stand or wall mounting shelf must be brought with sculpture.

2. Shipped work must arrive at the gallery, Monday December 1 - Friday, December 5, in a reusable container. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shippers who will pick up work at the gallery. NO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OR C.O.D. RETURNS. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECK, STAMPS, OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FOR RETURN OF WORK.

Return of Work:
Return of Work: Hand-delivered work must be picked up on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 4 - 7 PM or Monday, January 12, 2014, 4-7 pm. Shipped works will be returned the week of January 13. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date and will charge the artist $5.00 a day thereafter for storage. After 30 days the gallery may dispose of the work. Liability: Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. 440 Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. The submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Artwork shipping:
Shipping instructions will be sent to artists whose work has been accepted into the exhibition.

Important Dates

NOV 9: SUBMISSION DEADLINE for all properly formatted materials.
NOV 20: Notification of acceptance.
DEC 1 & 2 Monday & Tuesday 5-8 PM: Drop off of accepted work.
DEC 11, Thursday: Opening Reception, 6-9 PM.
JAN 11, 2015: Show closes
JAN 11, Sunday: Pick up of unsold work, 4-7 PM.
JAN 12, Monday: Pick up of unsold work, 4-7 PM

More About Our Juror

For over twenty-five years Bill Carroll has been involved in the New York art world in a variety of roles. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery, then in Soho, for nine years; and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea for eight years. Bill also worked in non-profit at the Dia Art Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Nancy Graves Foundation, and is presently the Director of the Studio Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. As a curator of numerous exhibitions, he has worked with artists Donald Baechler, Mark Dion, Mary Heilmann, Alex Katz, Jonathan Lasker, Elizabeth Murray, Thomas Nozkowski, and Kara Walker, among many others. Bill has taught at Parsons School of Design in New York, and since 2011 is teaching a course for MFA students at Pratt Institute titled Art World & Professionalism. He has lectured at the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bard College, School of Visual Arts, and F.I.T.  In November 2007 he had a one-person exhibition of his paintings at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea, which was reviewed by Joe Fyfe in the March 2008 issue of Art in America. His fourth solo show with the gallery will be in January 2015.


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