Two Wallets on a table and the text says: Call for Art: Wallet Size

Wallet Size: A Show of Photographic Works

My concept for this show was originally Contact Prints, the size of a 35 mm negative when printed directly on photographic paper.  But that’s a little bit small, at 1″ x 1.5″ and how would most of us even go about getting that printed?  So I’ve changed it to wallet size, which is about 2.5″ x 3.5″.  That should be a manageable size for people to get printed easily.  (Photos do not have to be exactly that size.  They can be smaller, feel free to trim as needed or print a different size if you wish.  The maximum size for the gallery is about 3.5″ x 3″.)

Have your photo printed on photographic paper and mount it on stretched canvas, canvas board or wood panel.  Why does it have to be mounted?  To make it possible to hang the work, and take it down, without damaging the photo.  Also, it’s important for the look of the gallery that works are mounted as they would be in a full sized gallery.  No white canvas or canvas board edges should show, please paint or otherwise color your white canvas or canvas board before mounting the photo.  Spray glue or Scotch Permanent Glue Stick or their Photo Glue Stick should work.

• Mail to me at: Elaine Luther, PO Box 5292, River Forest, IL. 60305.

• Fill out the google form to give me a brief artist statement, title, your website and IG links and the address to return the art.

All terms and conditions covered in the FAQ, below, applies to the Wallet Size call for art.  No fees, no commissions.  Artist pays shipping to and from the gallery.


What’s the deadline?

Shows are up for at least a week, so for the general call for art, there is no deadline.  It’s a rolling admissions thing.  (Except for specific calls for specific shows, such as Wallet Size, see below.)

Is there insurance?

No, sorry.

What if someone wants to buy the painting/my artwork?

I’ll direct them to pay you directly and if they are local to me, mail or deliver the artwork to them, once you tell me they’ve paid.  If the customer is not local to me, I’ll work with you to ship the work directly to the customer, instead of back to you.

When will I get my painting/artwork back?

I’m not totally sure, it depends on how well this whole thing takes off! If accepted into Terrain, the outdoor art event in the Chicago area, the shows could go into early fall 2021.

How will I get my painting/artwork back?

Include a pre-paid shipping label or envelope or similar with your artwork.

Can international artists participate?

Yes, and please advise me on how to best return your artwork with regard to customs, etc. in your country. Include a pre-paid shipping label or similar with your artwork.

(I don’t expect to make any money from this, and I also don’t want to go broke from paying shipping costs.)
: )

How are the shows handled?

Each show is photographed in an “unpacking” and “installation day” shot; a completed show shot, plus video, and a “deinstallation day” photo.  In addition, each artist’s work is photographed as it arrives in the mail.  Each work of art gets its own post on the gallery Instagram, with links to the artists website and Instagram, plus the text that the artist has shared.  Each group photo of the show as installed lists each artist by name and tags them on Instagram.  Each show has a miniature wine and cheese reception, with EANABs, or Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverages, also available.

Why are you doing this?

For fun and to meet people and share their tiny art!

Art Should be Safe for Work and Family Friendly

Artworks should be safe for work/family friendly. The gallerist reserves the right to not exhibit submitted work.  Absolutely no hate speech.

Is there an age limit?

In general, we are a gallery for professional, adult artists.  We do have one parent and child art show planned.  And we do hate age discrimination.  So we’re going to say that our minimum age is 16.  Ages 16 and up may participate in this call and our general call.

Where to See Prior Shows of the Angelica Kauffman Gallery

All prior shows of the gallery are archived here.

Where to Find Mini Canvases, Canvas Boards and Panels to Miniature Art Works

Not sure where to find miniature canvases, canvas boards or wood panels?  I wrote a blog post on that, it’s a non-affiliate link post, just to be helpful.

Where to Find Mini Canvases, Canvas Boards and Panels to Miniature Art Works