23 May 2022

Compete 44th Harper College National Juried Small Works Exhibition

Harper College Palatine, Illinois, United States

Harper College

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: June 27, 2022 – Harper College’s annual Small Works national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country. Open to artworks, 24 inches or less, including frame.

The show will feature a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture.

Small Works is a national juried show of artwork no more than 24” in its largest dimension (including frame). All media are eligible except jewelry, film/video. All entries are judged from digital files. One $30 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries. Purchase awards may be available for accepted work. Accepted artists may be selected for a solo show at Harper College. A color catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Exhibition: September 6 – September 29, 2022


  • 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.

Director and Curator, Cleve Carney Museum of Art, Glen Ellyn, IL

Justin Witte is the director and curator of the Cleve Carney Museum of Art.  Witte has been working in museums and galleries for over 20 years and has worked on numerous projects with artists of all levels. Most recently Witte curated the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Timeless, a comprehensive exhibition exploring the work and biography of Frida Kahlo. Trained as fine artist Witte received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design… see more

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 is web page by July 22, 2022. Individual notification will NOT be sent. Please check this webpage for the jury results.

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.


  • 6/27:  Entry deadline 
  • 7/22: Jury notification posted on website 
  • 8/23: Deadline for artwork to be received 
  • 9/6 – 9/29:  Exhibition at Harper College 

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.

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067

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

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