Call For Entry: Small Works On Paper

Calling Arkansas artists! Submissions for the 2020 Small Works on Paper touring exhibition are open until July 26.

Small Works on Paper is the annual, juried art exhibition sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council. Eligible artists are Arkansans who are members of our Arkansas Artist Registry. The cost to enter artwork is $10 for one piece, $20 for two and $25 for three. Entry forms are available at or by emailing

The exhibition is an opportunity for artists to present their work to multiple audiences in nine different locations throughout the state. Next year’s exhibition will open in January 2020 at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.

When submitting artwork, please choose works that are on paper and completed within the last two years. The artwork must be original and not a reproduction or copy of anyone else’s work.

Accepted artwork must fit into a frame of 18 inches by 18 inches or 18 inches by 24 inches. Matted or mounted work, plus backing board, must not exceed ½ inch thickness. Frames for the accepted works will be provided by the Arkansas Arts Council. Up to 40 artworks will be selected for the show, and up to $2,000 will be available for juror selected awards that will become part of our permanent collection.

Artists who are chosen to participate in SWOP will be notified in September.

The 2020 juror is Jamie Adams, associate professor of art at Washington University in St. Louis. Adams holds a BFA degree with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work is in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville; the Museum of Modern Art in Wales; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura in Sau Paulo, Brazil; Museum of Modern Art Library in New York; and Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. His work has been cited in publications including Art in America, Blisss Magazine, Novembre Magazine, the Huffington Post, Just Magazine and Hi-Fructose Magazine.

For more information on Small Works on Paper or the Artist Registry, visit or call 501-324-9150.

About the Arkansas Arts Council

The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, advances the arts in Arkansas by providing services and supporting arts endeavors that encourage and assist literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence. In addition, the Arkansas Arts Council provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of cultural and educational programs. Other agencies are the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas State Archives, Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Old State House Museum. Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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