Positively Petite: 30th Annual Miniature Exhibition


Place des Arts


Sep. 23, 2019 (5:00pm)

Call for Artists Description: 

Place des Arts seeks local artists who create things small and beautiful for the 30th anniversary of Positively Petite: Annual Miniature Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery from November 15 - December 19, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, November 15 from 7:00-9:00pm.


  • 2D Artworks

    • Image/artwork area no larger than 30 square inches
      (i.e. length x width = area; e.g. 5 inches x 6 inches = 30 square inches)

    • Frame area no larger than 144 square inches
      (i.e. length x width = area; e.g. 12 inches x 12 inches = 144 square inches)

  • 3D Artworks

    • Artwork volume no larger than 90 cubic inches
      (i.e. length x width x height = volume; e.g. 6 inches x 5 inches x 3 inches = 90 cubic inches)

  • All artworks must be original and made by the applicant; no craft kits, items purchased and assembled, imported crafts or items made by someone other than the applicant will be accepted

  • Created within the past 12 months

  • A minimum of 3 artworks in any medium; up to a maximum of 8 artworks will be accepted 

  • All artwork must be ready to hang and/or display, 2D artwork must have hanging hardware and/or a picture hanging wire securely attached

  • All artwork is required to be for sale


  • All submissions will be reviewed and juried by Place des Arts

  • All artists will be notified of the status of their application by mid-October; all decisions of the jury are final

  • If accepted, Place des Arts will issue an exhibition contract and directions on artwork drop off, which will occur by appointment 

  • Place des Arts has the sole discretion to reject any artwork(s) at any time prior to or during the exhibition 


  • Place des Arts will retain 30% of the retail price of any artwork(s) sold

  • Artwork that is sold may be replaced by the artist with no additional application fee

How to Apply: 

The below items must be submitted by the application deadline:

  • An artist statement outlining artistic approach (maximum 100 words)

  • Artist biography (maximum 100 words)

  • Completed application form (page 3)

  • $20.00 application fee including taxes payable:

    • By credit card over the phone 

    • By credit card, debit or cash in-person 

    • Please note: application fees are non-refundable

  • A minimum of 3 to a maximum of 8 images of your work (if work is framed, please include the frame in your image)

    • High resolution digital images are preferred (JPGs or TIFFs at 300dpi) submitted via e-mail, USB stick or file sharing program

    • Printed images and original artwork will also be accepted

View the complete guidelines and download the application form at placedesarts.ca under Call for Artists, or pick up a hard copy at the registration desk.

Application packages can be submitted by email, mail or in person at Place des Arts:

Attn: Kim Correia, Fine & Performing Arts & Exhibitions Programmer 
Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2
604-664-1636 ext. 32

Contact Name: Kim Correia
Contact Email: kcorreia@placedesarts.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 664-1632



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