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The Big Small Art Show

November 7, 2022 - January 14, 2023

It's time for Amesbury's Open Studio Tour (Nov 12 &13)  and the Holidays. We are looking to fill our walls with a variety of small artworks. All works must be 12 inches or smaller in any direction. This is an open theme. Show us your best small art!


Open to artists (18+).  Media such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, collage and fabric. All works must be 12 inches or smaller in any direction.

Only original works may be submitted (Giclee prints of reproduced art works are not acceptable). Digital photography is acceptable, and digital print methods may be used to produce original photographic images. 

All works should be for sale. alchemy + art will retain 40% of any work sold.

2D works that are framed should have D-rings and wire. Gallery wrapped canvas must be stapled on the back. Gessoed or painted sides are acceptable. Black or white (neutral) frames with white mats preferred. *note: we will accept unframed professionally presented art. (artwork that is either matted with cellophane for an art bin or artwork that has clean edges that can be hung with our magnet system)

No saw teeth, french cleats, nail holes and nail rings. No wet paintings.

Note: the gallery may not hang any artwork which does not accurately reflect the online jpgs, is not professionally presented or delivered late.


Submit to  

subject line: Big Small Show


  •   jpegs of artwork. They should be no longer than 1200 pixels (longest side) at 72 dpi. You may condense the jpgs as medium quality.
  • List each artwork with artist, title, medium, size of work(framed) and price.
  • An artist cv and statement. 

All artwork must be delivered in person to alchemy + art (we currently cannot accept shipped work). Late work cannot be hung.

submission fee:

$20 for the first 3 images, $5 additional. 

submission fees are nonrefundable - regardless of inclusion

Note: a storage fee of $5 per day will be accrued for pieces of art left beyond September 3 until the art is picked up. After 30 days of the show’s ending, alchemy + art reserves the right to place objects in storage at the Lender/Artist’s risk and expense.

Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the exhibition.

important dates:

Show dates: November 7 - January 14, 2023

Opening Reception: November 11, 2022 5:00-7:30pm

Submit by: Sunday October 23, 2022 (midnight)

Notification by:  Monday October 24 (by end of day)

Drop off by: November 4, 2022

Pick up by: January 20,2023

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