Oct. 9, 2022
ABOUT: “Small Matter” is a national juried exhibition hosted by the 437Co Art Gallery, Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. The exhibition is open to all US-based artists 18 years of age and older working in 2D and 3D media. Entries must be original works created within the last five years, and not previously exhibited at the CMU Art Gallery. Artists may submit up to three works with a $35 entry fee. Accepted works will be exhibited at 437Co in downtown Grand Junction, CO from Nov. 28, 2022, to Jan. 26, 2023. The 437Co Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the exhibition will be juried by Pattie Chalmers, artist, and educator at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There will be $1,000 in cash awards given to Best of Show ($500), 1st Place ($300), and 2nd Place ($200). The BEST of the show will have a solo exhibition opportunity in the CMU 437Co Art Gallery in Fall 2023 or 2024. JUROR: Pattie Chalmers ( received her BFA in printmaking from the University of Manitoba in Canada, and her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She has exhibited in group exhibitions on five continents, in six countries and thirty-three states and over the past ten years has had work in over ninety exhibitions. Chalmers is a Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has taught at SIUC since 2006. Professor Chalmers has been awarded two McKnight Residencies at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN, and in 2020 she received an Illinois Art Council Professional Development Grant and an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Finalist Award. PUBLICITY: 437Co may use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purpose. Artists agree to allow images of their art for educational, publicity and archival purposes. INSURANCE AND LOAN AGREEMENT: Artists must insure their work during transit to and from the gallery, and for the duration of the exhibition. The CMU 437Co gallery is not liable for any damage caused during transit to and from gallery. All works must be accompanied by a signed loan agreement. The loan agreement must arrive by Nov. 12, 2022. The loan agreement will be provided upon acceptance of work. SHIPPING AND DELIVERY: Artists are responsible for all shipping and delivery costs to and from the gallery. Works should be shipped to arrive only during the “window to receive works” unless otherwise arranged. Works must be carefully packed and shipped in a reusable box, container, including packing materials and a pre-paid return shipping label. All works will be returned in original packing materials and box. Works need to be received no later than Nov. 12, 2022. All hand-deliveries must be picked up in person at the close of the show. IMPORTANT TIMELINE: Entry Deadline: Oct. 10, 2022 Notification of acceptance by email: Oct. 24, 2022 Window to receive works: Nov. 1 – Nov. 12, 2022 Works Delivered in person at the 437Co Art Gallery: Nov. 7 – Nov. 12, 12:00-5:00 pm (437 Colorado Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501) Deadline to receive works: Nov. 12, 2022 Exhibition opens: Nov. 28, 2022 Opening Reception and Juror’s talk: Dec. 2, 5:30 pm Exhibition Closes: Jan. 26, 2023 Return Shipping or Pick-up for works: Jan. 30 – Feb. 10, 2023
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