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2014 Small Works! Prospectus

Saturday, November 1 – Sunday, December 21, 2014



This group show will highlight small scale artworks in all media. The history of miniature art goes back to the earliest periods of artistic production. Particularly, significant are early miniature manuscripts and portraits, as well as Old Master prints and drawings, some examples of which will be included in the show, thereby tracing the evolution of such intimate gem-like works that require close examination. Artists should make note of exact materials and any distinctive presentation of the artwork if applicable. Works in all media will be considered.

Two dimensional works and sculptures are limited in size to 14” x 14”, including the frame. Diptychs, triptychs or series will be considered.


Lee Findlay Potter, Director of the David Findlay Jr. Gallery in New York. American painting and sculpture from the late 19th century to the present has been Lee Findlay Potter’s passion and the gallery’s focus for the past 26 years.  As Director of David Findlay Jr Gallery at 724 Fifth Avenue in New York City, Lee has expanded her family’s traditional focus on late 19th century American paintings and sculpture to include American modernism, such as the Stieglitz Group, 30s and 40s abstraction and more recently, second generation abstract expressionism.  Contemporary realism and abstraction have always been a mainstay interest for this prestigious gallery. Lee is the fifth generation of art dealers in her family, which started its first gallery in Kansas City, MO in 1870.


Entry Deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Announcement of Juror’s Selection: Friday, October 10, 2014

Delivery of Artwork: Friday, October 24th, 10 am – 2 pm; Saturday, October 25th, 10 am – 12 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1st, 6 – 8 pm                           

Show closes: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pick-up after the show: Sunday, December 21st, 4 – 6 pm and Monday, December 22nd, 10 am – 1 pm

Please note that work not picked-up at the designated time will be charged a $20 storage fee.  


– Work previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn will not be accepted for the show.

– Work must remain on exhibit for the entire show. No exceptions.

– Work must be wired for hanging. Hanging mechanism is the Walker hanging system. Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames, scratched glass and plexiglass, poorly constructed frames, and poorly cut mats are not acceptable. Framed work should be under glass or plexiglass unless it is intentionally unframed and professionally presented. White or ivory mats are preferred.

Two-dimensional works limited in size to 14” x 14” (including the frame) must be wired for hanging.

Sculpture limited in size to 14″ x 14″ x 14″ must be presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium. The gallery has a limited number of pedestals. Artists might need to provide pedestals. The Walker hanging system is used for two-dimensional work and wall sculpture. Weight should not exceed what can be lifted by two art handlers.

NOTE: The curator reserves the right to reject any work at delivery whose presentation and quality is sub-standard.


A maximum of 6 works per artist will be accepted for a non-refundable fee:

NCSA members: $20 for up to 2 and $30 for up to 6 entries.

Non-members: $35 for up to 2 and $45 for up to 6 entries. Pay online with PayPal. There are no refunds for work accepted or not selected.

Become a member today for reduced entry fees!


1. Resize your images to 72 dpi and not larger than 8” x 8”. Suggested pixel size is 1024 inches in largest dimension.  Or save the images for “web” in the photo program on your computer and they will automatically be sized correctly for uploading.

2. Save the newly sized images as a .jpg file and rename each image file with your name, the entry number and the short title.  Follow this example exactly including the underscore marks and capitalization.  Example: Smith_Mary_01ShortTitle.jpg


Enter online (preferred entry method):

  1. Fill out the Entry Form online. Click here for Entry Form
  2. Upload .jpg image sized and labeled as described above
  3. Click SUBMIT, then Payment method is PayPal, or call the Carriage Barn with your credit card information.
  4. You will receive a submission confirmation email.

Mail Entries (alternative submission method):

  1. Burn a CD of .jpg images sized and labeled as above.
  2. Complete the entry form (without uploading images) Click here for Entry Form and SUBMIT.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email.
  4. Include a printed copy of entry form with your CD.
  5. Include a check made out to NCSA.  Submissions received without payment will not be considered by the juror.
  6. Send to:
    Carriage Barn Arts Center (Attention: Small Works! 2014)
    P.O. Box 1044
    New Canaan, CT, 06840 
  7. Must be RECEIVED by October 2nd.
  8. Include a self addressed stamped CD mailer with your entry only if you would like your CD returned.


You may enter works that are for sale. NCSA receives a 40% fee on sales.


Insurance covers work accepted for exhibition while in possession of the NCSA.  Upon delivery of work, the artist must sign a consignment and liability form in order for the work to be insured. The NCSA will insure to the extent of 50% of the value accepted by the insurance company less any deductible. The work will be insured 100 % if the artist presents a third-party appraisal. The NCSA will not be liable for work not claimed after specified pick-up dates and times.  All care will be taken while art is at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, but NCSA is not responsible for any loss or damage to the artwork during delivery, installation and de-installation or for normal wear and tear, such as minor nicks to frames or scratches to plexiglass.