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Local Artists Go Miniature

October 25, 2024 @ 8:00 am - June 9, 2025 @ 4:00 pm

Local Artists Go Miniature at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Fine-scale miniature artists in the collection of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures create astoundingly small objects inspired by everything from Louis XV’s study at Versailles to an Art Deco bathroom to a tray of chips, salsa, and guacamole. These small versions of full-scale objects invite the viewer to look closer at the world around them in exciting new ways.

What have you always wanted to make in miniature?

We invite artists within a 60-mile radius of Kansas City to submit up to three small visual artworks to be considered for a juried exhibition in the Museum’s newest gallery. 2D and 3D submissions of any media and concept are welcomed, but objects can be no larger than 12x12x12”.

Artworks can be realistic, abstract, and/or imagined subjects and do not have to be inspired by an existing, full-scale object. All artists selected will receive a $575 honorarium and must agree to have their work on view at the Museum for the duration of the exhibition, October 25, 2024 – June 9, 2025. Artists in the exhibition will also be invited to participate in creating interpretation elements as well as leading makers workshops for the community.


Submission Guidelines

  1.  File Format: Digital files must be submitted in JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group) format only*
  2. Resolution: Digital files must be in high resolution and submitted at 300 PPI
  3. Dimensions: Digital files must be no smaller than 600px on the shortest side, and no longer than 1200 px on the longest size
  4. File Size: Digital files must be at a limit of 5 MB file size
  5. Naming Convention: Digital files must be named upon submission. File name should be in the following order: Last Name_First Name_Image# (ex. Doe_Jane_Image1).
  6. Image List: Image List must be submitted in PDF format. Image list must include: Digital File Name, Dimension, Medium, and Year. Please make sure to match your Digital File name to the corresponding Image List.
  7. Artist Statement: Artists must include an artist statement of no more than 300 words in PDF format
  8. Statement of Intent: Artist must include a statement of intent that should provide insight into the conceptual framework, inspiration, and artistic objectives behind your submitted work. Statement of Intent must be submitted in PDF format and no more than 500 words.

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM CST Sunday, July 14th, 2024. 

Before submitting your artwork, carefully review the submission guidelines provided by The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Final jury selections will be notified to all applicants by Monday, July 29th, 2024.


October 25 @ 8:00 am
June 9, 2025 @ 4:00 pm
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