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ThinkSmall10 Exhibition Prospectus 

You are one of over 700 national and international artists invited to submit a work of art in any medium no more than 3 inches x 3 inches (x 3 inches, if three-dimensional) to ThinkSmall10, the Biennial International Invitational Miniature Exhibition held at artspace in Richmond, Virginia. If you participated in one or more of the past ThinkSmall invitationals, we're glad to have you back again. If this is your first time, we're happy to have you join us for ThinkSmall10.

Exhibition Dates: Friday, November 8th, 2019 through Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Gala Preview Reception: Thursday, November 7th, 2019 from 6 to 9pm. Each participating artist can purchase two (2) tickets to the Gala Preview at the discounted price of $15 each.

Exhibition Opening:  Friday, November 8th, 2019 from 6 to 9pm. Free and Open to the Public

Due Dates for Submissions: Work may be dropped off or delivered to artspace from Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 through Sunday, October 20th, 2019 during the gallery’s regular hours, noon to 4pm. The gallery is closed on Mondays during this time. Additionally, work can be dropped off or delivered to artspace Wednesday, October 30th through Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, noon to 4pm. 

Any work that is not delivered to artspace by 4pm on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 is subject to exclusion from the exhibition. If special arrangements are needed for delivery or installation please e-mail Santa De Haven at or artspace is not responsible for damage during transit of your artwork to and from the gallery. All artwork submitted must be for sale. artspace actively encourages sales and will retain a 50% commission from work sold. All proceeds from sales benefit artspace, a 501(c)3, non-profit. 

Delivery Services: We recommend UPS or Federal Express as the most reliable methods of delivery. Indicate afternoon delivery. The artist must pay all shipping costs, to and from artspace. If you use the United States Postal Service do not ship with a service that requires a signature. Priority Mail provides a tracking number and automatically insures your shipment for $50.00 and does not require a signature upon delivery. Please provide a method of payment for return shipping. 

Shipping address: artspace, 0 East 4th Street, Richmond, VA 23224, USA

Return Dates: Pick up of hand-delivered work can be made 2-6pm Sunday, December 15, 2019, and on Monday, December 16th and Tuesday, December 17th from 1-5pm. The gallery will be closed for the Holidays after Tuesday, December 17th until Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. If you need to make special arrangements for pickup contact Santa De Haven at:

Regular gallery hours will resume with our Fourth Friday Opening on January 24th, 2020. Shipped work that is unsold will be returned by the same carrier, in the same container between January 15th and January 24th, 2020 if return shipping has been provided. 

Insurance:  Your work is insured while on view at artspace; however you may wish to insure your work during transit. 

Sales: To encourage sales we request pricing  your work under $400. Please do not submit work priced lower than $50. All work submitted must be “For Sale.”  The ThinkSmall10 Biennial is a major effort to raise operating funds for artspace through sales of work. If you would like to donate a larger portion of your sales, please indicate this on the Artwork Submission Form. 

Limited Liability: Unless prior arrangements have been made, any unsold artwork that has not been returned to or picked up by the artist by Sunday, February 2, 2020 will become the property of artspace.

Read the following Guidelines carefully; work must not exceed 3 inches (7.62 cm) in any dimension (height, width and depth). There is no minimum size. Work may be of any shape (rectangular, circular, etc.) and medium (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, etc.). 

ThinkSmall is open to all artists over 18 years of age. One piece per artist. Two pieces may be submitted if part of a series, and MUST be the same medium and subject matter. Frames or displays may not exceed 12 inches (30.48cm) in any dimension.  2D works should be framed and wired, ready for hanging. Framing is not required if the work can be exhibited without a frame, such as work mounted on panel, metal, or Gatorboard, or gallery wrapped canvases, for example. Only one 2-dimensional image is allowed for each frame and frames should not be modified so that they appear to be a part of the image. When shipping framed work use only Plexiglas. 

Artwork must remain in the gallery for the entire exhibit. Early withdrawals will not be considered. 

Work that does not meet the guidelines in this prospectus may be excluded from the show at the discretion of the Curator. When your work is completed, please fill in two (2) Artwork Submission Forms. Attach one to the work submitted and attach one to the packaging. Mail or hand deliver your work to artspace during the specified delivery periods. 

Online Catalog: To have an image of your work included in the ThinkSmall10 online catalog on the  artspace website at, please upload a photo ( .jpg or .png no larger than 2MB per file) of your work with your Artwork Submission Form along with all requested information (title, medium, size and price). 

This Exhibition Prospectus and the Artwork Submission Form are also available at artspace gallery online at:

SHIPPING ADDRESS: artspace, 0 East 4th St., Richmond, VA 23224, USA - artspace - 804-615-3748                                                     
Santa De Haven, Think
Small10 Committee Chair and Curator -

artspace is a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts promoting the understanding and awareness of contemporary art. 


Indicate participation in the exhibition:

I have reviewed the ThinkSmall10 prospectus above and agree to the guidelines stipulated within. *
I agree to participate in the ThinkSmall10 exhibition, including granting artspace the rights to use images of my selected work for publicity in connection with the ThinkSmall10 exhibition, and allowing artspace to display my City and State and Country with my entry’s description as part of the gallery installation and on the ThinkSmall10 webpage. *
I understand that each piece provided for ThinkSmall10 must be stay on view for the entire run of the exhibition. *
I understand that artspace receives a minimum of 50% commission on works sold from this show. *
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