The 5x5x5 Art Show

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River Oaks’ small art spectacle returns for 2016 with a national call to artists!  This remarkably fascinating showing of miniature art coincides with the gift-giving season.  Guest Juror, Mark Tullos, has served the arts industry for over 30 years, holding director posts at numerous Museums across the South; he currently serves as President and C.E.O. of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.

2D and 3D works accepted.

Open to all media

Original works only.

$15 artist entry fee

River Oaks is posting a national call to artists to participate in our Annual Miniature Exhibition 2016 ~ The 5x5x5 Art Show.  This signature, seasonally planned display allows patrons to purchase unique, original works of art for holiday gift giving or as additions to their expanding collections.

Important Dates:

Call Closes: Midnight, Friday, October 14

Acceptance Notification: Friday, October 21

Artwork Delivery: 5 PM, Friday, November 11

Opening Reception/Award Ceremony: 5-7 PM Friday, November 18

5x5x5 Closes: January 13, 2017

Unsold Work Return Shipment- by January 31, 2017

5x5x5 Art Show Guidelines

Image size should be no larger than 5×5 or 25 square inches.

Original works only

Open to all media

When matting the mat should be no more then 2″ on top and sides and 3″ on the bottom.  Mat must be off-white or white in color

There are no color or material restrictions for framing. Framing should suite the piece and be ready to hang.

Three dimensional work should stay with in the same size range 5″h x 5″w x 5″d – open to all media

Entry artists are allowed to submit 2 pieces.

All specs should be followed in order to be included.

River Oaks receives a 30% commission on works sold.

Awards:  $300 Best in Show, 3 Merit Awards $100 ea. Honorable Mention

Upon acceptance you will receive an exhibition loan agreement via email.  This agreement must accompany shipment.  ARTWORK: ALL WORK MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED ON THE BACK WITH TITLE, ARTIST NAME, MEDIUM, PRICE AND YEAR CREATED.


$300 Best in Show

3 Merit Awards $100 ea.

Honorable Mention


Artists are responsible for shipping/insurance cost to/from the Art Center.  Please have accepted artwork delivered by 5 pm Friday, November 11. All work must arrive w/ return shipping label.  If no return label remitted, the item will remain in River Oak’s Gift Shop following the featured exhibition.  Gift shop inventory – 30% commission rate will still apply.  Entries will be returned in the same wrapping in which they were received (no peanuts please).

Guest Juror

Guest Juror:  Mark A. Tullos, Jr., is an American museum director, who has been the Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Office of State Museums, Director of the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana since 2013.  Receiving his degree in visual arts from LSU, he attended graduate school at Stephen F. Austin University and also participated in the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University.  Tullos has held director posts at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach Florida and was founding director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Mississippi, just to name a few.  In 1995, he was the recipient of the Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence given by the American Alliance of Museums, Washington D.C. Tullos has served as director of art museums and visual arts organizations for over 30 years.

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