Small Works

40th Annual Small Works National Juried Art Exhibition

The College's annual Small Works national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country. The show features a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture. 

Call for Artists and 2017 Exhibit Calendar

  • 5/26:  Entry deadline
  • 7/14:  Jury notification posted on website
  • 7/25:  Deadline for artwork to be received
  • 8/28 - 9/28  Exhibition at Harper College


  • All artists age 18 and over living in the United States are eligible.
  • In its largest dimension, artwork must be 24 inches or less, including frame if applicable.
  • All media are eligible, excluding jewelry and film/video.
  • Weight limitation: 45 pounds
  • Work that requires special installation or instructions will NOT be accepted.
  • Only work created within the last three years is eligible.


All Small Works entries will be judged from digital files. Before entering, prepare the following:

1.  Required Artwork Information for each entry:

  • Title
  • Medium
  • Sale Price
  • Insurance Value
  • Actual and Framed Art Sizes in inches (height" x width" x depth") 

2. Required Digital Image File for each entry, up to three (3) per artist

  • File Format: .jpg only, maximum 2 MB file size
  • File Name: Artist’s last name_First initial_number of image
    (Note: Do not place your name into the digital image.) 
  • Example: Smith_M_1.jpg

One $35 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries.

Accepted entries will be posted on this web page by July 14, 2017. Individual notification will NOT be sent. Please check this webpage for the jury results.

Presentation: All works must be delivered to Harper ready for hanging/ installation/display. For framed work, use Plexiglas only. Original work not accurately represented by the digital file may be declined at the discretion of the Juror. All work will be insured during the exhibition for the artist’s stated valuation.

Shipping: Work must be shipped or hand-delivered in sturdy, reusable cardboard containers to arrive at Harper College no later than July 25, 2017. DO NOT use loose styrofoam “peanut” packing. Works should not require special handling or instructions.

Works will be returned in original containers via UPS as soon as possible after the close of the exhibition. The Exhibition will pay for return shipping, insuring containers per stated valuations.

In conjunction with the Small Works exhibition, a color catalog will be produced. Each participating artist will receive catalogs by mail after the exhibition closes. Harper College will not retain commission on sales. Consent to reproduction for publicity purposes for this or future Harper national exhibitions is considered granted. 

Before clicking on the entry form button, be sure you have prepared all required artwork information and digital image file(s) with required file and naming formats as listed above.

Small Works 2017 Entry Form


Mark Rospenda
Curator, South Bend Museum of Art

Mark Rospenda is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the South Bend Museum of Art. He has been a part of the SBMA's curatorial staff since March 2010, during which time he has organized and overseen more than 40 exhibitions. In 2013, Rospenda was integral in initiating the ongoing Sightlines exhibitions series, a collaborative project with the Century Center of South Bend, Indiana. In 2014 he began another new exhibitions series at the SBMA, Conversations, which pairs a regional established artist with an established artist from outside of the South Bend community. Between 2015–2016, Rospenda oversaw the reinstallation of the SBMA's permanent collection galleries. He received an M.F.A. from the University of Chicago (2006) and a B.A. from DePaul University (2000). He is also a practicing artist with 2017 solo exhibitions scheduled for DEMO Project, Springfield, IL; and Moreau Galleries, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN.

Kimberly Benson

Kendra Bulgrin

James Calvin

Critz Campbell

Michael Dinges

Samantha Haring

Sean Hottois

Tsehai Johnson

Jeanne Ludeke

Cherith Lundin

Tim McCourt

Noritaka Minami

Scott Mossman

Jennifer Nelson

Miriam Omura

Linda Seebauer Hansen

Sara Shuler

Anastasia Sitnikova

Leslie Tejada

Sarah Tortora

Ekaterina Vanovskaya

Hyewon Yoon

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