Small Works Juried All-Media Exhibition

November 11 – December 12, 2020 

The Northville Art House presents this open juried exhibition to showcase contemporary artworks on a diminutive scale in all types of media including painting, drawing, ceramics, metalwork, photography, sculpture, mixed media and more.

All works are required to be limited to 16 inches in any direction, including any frame. All works must be for sale.


View the list of accepted 160 small works of art by 67 national and international artists for the exhibition.


Location: Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167

Admission & Hours: Free public exhibitions on view Wednesday-Thursday 10 am – 6 pm & Friday-Saturday 11 am – 3 pm. Extended Hours as Advertised.


Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified by email on Tuesday, October 13. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14, 1 – 3 pm with Awards Presentation at 2 pm.

Prizes: $650 in cash awards for 1st – 4th Place: $300, $200, $100, and $50; Honorable Mention Awards.

Jurors: Artwork & Awards selected by the Northville Art House Exhibition Committee


Prospectus: Download the Small Works Guidelines>>


  • Artists, 18 and over, may submit a maximum of 6 works of art created in any media, excluding electronic/sound and video/film
  • Artwork must be created within the last 5 years, and not previously exhibited at the Art House.
  • The maximum size of all artwork including the frame is 16” in any direction.
  • Artwork is required to be for sale.

Deadline: All entries MUST be submitted by Sunday, October 4, 11:59 PM EST.


Entry Procedures: Artists may submit up to 6 works of art. Enter title, medium, image size, and price for each piece; enter 0 (zero) for works not for sale. Only one image for 2D pieces and up to two images for 3D pieces may be submitted. Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images may be refused.

Entry Images: Submit digital images in jpg or jpeg format less than 4MB labeled as LastName-ArtworkTitle.jpg.

Entry Fee: Non-refundable fees of $35 for non-members and $25 for Northville Art House members, entitles each artist to submit a maximum of 6 works of art.

Entry Form:


Delivery & Dates:

  • Pre-paid shipped artwork should arrive on or before Monday, November 2.
  • Hand-delivered artwork drop-off times are Sunday & Monday, November 1 – 2, 12 – 2 pm. 

Social distancing practices for delivery and pick-up will be implemented and communicated at notification of acceptance.


  • Artwork should be labeled with name and title. A temporary label will be provided upon acceptance.
  • Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images may be refused.
  • All costs, including packing, shipping and liability for damage, are the artist’s responsibility.
  • A pre-paid return label, stamps or payment for shipped artwork must be included as well as instructions for special installations.

Please note that USPS and other shipping providers may be experiencing delayed shipment. Please send promptly and email tracking number to


  • All artwork not purchased must remain in the exhibition through December 12.
  • Purchased artwork may be removed for customers starting November 25 to encourage holiday sales.
  • Unsold artwork may be picked-up on December 13 & 14, 12 – 2 PM.
  • Artists may call or email ahead to authorize a representative to pick-up their work.
  • Return artwork will be packed in the same or similar materials and shipped by December 15.
  • Artwork not picked up 30 days after the exhibition will be considered abandoned and become the property of the Art House.


Presentation: Artwork must be in excellent condition, ready for secure installation, and properly labeled before delivery. All 2D work must be framed and ready for hanging with hooks and a wire. Sawtooth hangers are not accepted. Canvases may be framed, wrapped or have painted sides. All 3D work must be free standing, stand on a pedestal, or hang securely with wire or rod. Unsuitably prepared, hazardous, unstable, or extremely fragile work will be declined. Submit alternative installation methods for consideration to

Artists who deliver artwork that does not meet these standards will be given up to 24 hours to rectify the issue.

Art Sales: A 35% commission will be charged on all art for sale. Art may not be removed during the exhibition.

Terms and Conditions: Submissions to the exhibition shall constitute an agreement to comply with terms and conditions set forth in the call for entries, entry form and in the Art Exhibition and Sales Agreement.

Questions? Email Ryan Kaltenbach, Creative Director at