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22 May 2023

Compete 45th Harper College National Juried Small Works Exhibition

Harper College Palatine, Illinois, United States

Harper College

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: June 19, 2023 – Harper College’s annual Small Works national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country.

The show features a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture. Exhibition at Harper College 9/5 – 10/12/2023


  • All artists age 18 and over living in the United States are eligible.
  • In its largest dimension, artwork must be 24 inches or less, including frame if applicable.
  • All media are eligible, excluding jewelry and film/video.
  • Weight limitation: 45 pounds
  • Work that requires special installation or instructions will NOT be accepted.
  • Only work created within the last three years is eligible.

Senior Curator, Des Moines Art Center.

A native of Des Moines and graduate of the University of Iowa in English and Art History, Laura Burkhalter joined the Des Moines Art Center staff as Curatorial Assistant in 1999 and became Senior Curator in 2023. Burkhalter has organized several large solo and group exhibitions of international contemporary art, including Transparencies: Contemporary Art and a History of Glass, Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations, Monument Valley, and Justin Favela: Central American. She has been involved in the annual Iowa Artists exhibition nearly every year of her tenure, working to introduce the best of the state’s artists to the museum’s audience, and organizing solo exhibitions… see more

Purchase awards may be available for accepted work. Accepted artists may be selected for a solo show at Harper College.

In conjunction with the Small Works exhibition, a color catalog will be produced. Each participating artist will receive catalogs by mail after the exhibition closes. Harper College will not retain commission on sales. Consent to reproduction for publicity purposes for this or future Harper national exhibitions is considered granted.

One $30 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries.


Accepted entries will be posted on this web page by July 14, 2023. All works must be delivered to Harper ready for hanging/ installation/display. For framed work, use Plexiglas only. Original work not accurately represented by the digital file may be declined at the discretion of the Juror. All work will be insured during the exhibition for the artist’s stated valuation.


  • 6/19:  Entry deadline
  • 7/14: Jury notification posted on website
  • 8/11: Deadline for artwork to be received
  • 9/5 – 10/12:  Exhibition at Harper College

** See last years winners here.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving more than 35,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.

Harper College
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL, IL 60067

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition - Group.

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