CANVAS ArtSpace is announcing an Open Call for a juried art exhibition. The exhibition, Small Works / Big Heart, will run from November 16, 2017 to January 12, 2018 at CANAVS ArtSpace and will benefit MountainTrue.

Nature in its many forms has been interpreted by artists since the early cave paintings of Lascaux, France. Our natural environment and the relationships we develop within its context are, indeed, rich with inspiration. “Small Works/Big Heart” will include small artworks inspired by this theme – the artist’s love of flora and fauna; seascape and landscape; the celestial and otherworldly.

The exhibition namesake, “Small Works / Big Heart,” is both a theme and a call to action. The exhibition is slated to run during the holiday season, a time when many of us like to carry out “small works” of kindness that show our love for our communities and our world. With this in mind, CANVAS ArtSpace is committed to donating half of the exhibition proceeds to MountainTrue, an environmental non-profit that champions resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.

Please join us in raising funds for this important cause!

Artwork Submission & Guidelines

Eligibility:  This exhibition is open to artworks that are smaller than 12″ in length -OR- width. The artwork must be 2-dimensional (or easily wall mounted), in any medium, and in any style.

Entry Fee:  Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for a non-refundable entry fee of $15. Up to 3 artworks per artist may be chosen for inclusion in the exhibition.

Commission:  All exhibited artwork must be for sale, and priced $200 or less. CANVAS ArtSpace will retain a 40% commission from the sale of artwork. CANVAS is donating half of these proceeds to MountainTrue, an environmental non-profit that champions resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communities in Western North Carolina. ​

Photographic Rights: CANVAS ArtSpace reserves the right to photograph the exhibition and artworks within the exhibition for the purposes of documentation and publicity. ​

Submission: An application for submitting artwork for inclusion in “Small Works / Big Heart” must include a completed Application Form, a $15 entry fee, and one to three labeled artworks.  The Application Form and fee may be submitted online, by mail or in-person. All artworks must be delivered in-person. No photographs or reproductions will be accepted for review.

Important Dates

Exhibition Dates:  November 16, 2017 – January 12, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday, November 16, from 5 – 7 pm

Submission Deadline:  Applications must be submitted, postmarked, or hand-delivered by Friday, November 3, 2017.

​Artwork Drop-off:  Artists may drop-off one to three works for review on Friday, November 3, between 10 am and 5 pm. (Please call us at 828-577-4590 if other arrangements need to be made).  All artwork must be prepared for hanging, with necessary hanging wires, hardware, etc. safely and securely installed on the artwork.

Notification: All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not their artwork has been selected by Tuesday, November 7th.

Relevant information and application is at: