Call for Entries November 2020

The results are in. Click here to see a list of the accepted entries: November 2020 Small Works Catalog

Submit your artwork in the juried All Media Shows using our online form.  Any medium is fine, any topic and style. The November 2020 exhibit is limited to small-works. Small works make excellent holiday gifts. Size requirements are:

Sculpture – 4″ maximum

Ceramics – 4″ maximum

Frame Paintings, Drawings, Photography – 12″ x 12″ maximum

Canvas – 12″ x 12″ maximum

Note that your artwork may be smaller. Your frames and canvases can be smaller than the maximum and do not need to be a square (e.g. 5″ x 7″ is fine, or smaller).

About the exhibit:

  • Any artists from anywhere may enter this art exhibit.
  • Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces of their original artwork and upload images of the artwork.
  • Sorry, no prints of original artwork are accepted.
  • There is no theme.
  • All mediums are permitted including but not limited to: photography, sculpture, mixed media, painting, drawing, ceramics, digital art, jewelry.
  • This exhibit will be juried by Art Works and the criteria for including artwork in the exhibit will be:
    • Originality
    • Is the artwork technically well done?
    • Does the artwork invoke viewer participation or emotion?
    • Composition
    • Use of Materials
    • Presentation

Entry Fees and Commissions:

  • The fee for each entry is $7 for Art Works Gallery members, $10 for non-members.
  • If you would like to join the gallery, the cost is $36. Then your entries are $7 each. Learn more about being a gallery member.
  • There will be cash prizes.
  • We will take a 35% commission on any sales of artwork that is on display in the gallery.

Presentation Requirements

  • Artwork must be framed with the exception of art on canvas. We recommend simple black frames.
  • For art on canvas, edges must be wrapped and finished (no staples showing).
  • Artwork must be wired to hang. Of course, this does not apply to sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and pottery.
  • Submit 2 images for review, one of the artwork, and one in the frame (if framed).  Please submit a good quality image of the artwork.
  • If your artwork framing includes a mat, the mat must be clean.
  • The back of the artwork must be neat. Do not use masking tape or duct tape on the back of the frame.

Accepted Entries

  • We will post a list of all accepted entries on our website (see dates below)
  • Any accepted entries can be delivered to the gallery (see dates below). Due to the Coronavirus, we are managing the number of people in the gallery at any given time and ask that you select a date and time that you will deliver your artwork. We will provide you with a link to a site to select a day/time slot.
  • Artwork that is accepted and delivered to the gallery will hang in the gallery until the end of the exhibit. See the date below. Any unsold artwork must be picked up by the artist (see dates below).

Out of Town Accepted Entries

  • If you do not live in the Richmond area and are unable to deliver your artwork to the gallery, please do not submit your artwork, this time. Part of the appeal of this exhibit is enjoying the size of the artwork. To do this, the artwork is best viewed in person and not virtually.

The Reception, Videos, and Promotions

  • We will host a reception on November 26, 2020, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Due to the Coronavirus and restrictions on gatherings, attendance will be limited. Guests must preregister. We will provide a method to register on the home page of our website.
  • We will produce a short video of the award-winning entries.
  • We will advertise the exhibit through social media to drive traffic to our website and the exhibit page.

Important Dates

  • November 17, 2020, midnight – Submission deadline
  • November 19, 2020 –  We will notify you of all accepted entries by posting a list on our website and we will send you an email with the link.
  • November 20, 21, 22 – Drop-off your accepted artwork at the gallery
  • November 26, 2020,  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Opening reception at Art Works Gallery
  • January 14, 2021 – Show ends
  • January 15, 16 – Pick up any unsold artwork.

A few final things

  • Artists can expect a check for any items we sell on the 15th of the month after the date of the sale. (e.g. For an item sold on December 1st, we will send you a check on January, 15th.)
  • The artist by submitting their artwork gives permission to us to display the artwork on our website, Facebook, and other social media and will allow the use of your artwork for promotional purposes for the exhibit.
  • Artwork left in the gallery for 90 days, will be donated to a nonprofit organization for their fundraisers.
  • Art Works, Inc. takes every precaution to protect and secure the items submitted. Art Works, Inc. does not insure the items against loss, damage, or theft.  By submitting your artwork and having it on display in the gallery, you agree to hold Art Works, Inc. harmless and to indemnify Art Works, Inc. against all claims resulting from losses.

More questions? Click here for more information.


When dropping off or picking up your artwork, you can park in the loading-zone in front of Art Works building at Hull and 4th Street. Put your emergency flashers on and please quickly unload your artwork, so that other artists may use the loading area.

Other parking is located at Stockton Street (see map below). Look for Art Works Reserved signs in the lot.  GPS Address is 500 Stockton Street, Richmond, VA 23224.

Reserved spaces for Art Works – Stockton Street lot between 5th and 6th


Oct 16 2020 - Nov 17 2020


5:00 am - 11:55 pm

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