15 May 2024

Compete Small Works: 46th Harper College National Juried Exhibition

Harper College Palatine, Illinois, United States

Harper College

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: June 17, 2024 – 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 9/3 – 10/10/2024.


  • 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.

Laura Bickford, Curator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Laura Bickford is Curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center where she oversees the Art Preserve and related exhibitions at the Arts Center. Previously, she was the William S. Arnett Curator at the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. Bickford has had a lifelong love of all things handmade, embellished, encrusted, fried, miniature and oversized which has led to her professional pursuit of the vernacular, the extraordinary every day, and objects created on the margins of culture… 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 our web page by July 19, 2024. Individual notification will NOT be sent.


  • 6/17:  Entry deadline
  • 7/19: Jury notification posted on website
  • 8/13: Deadline for artwork to be received
  • 9/3 – 10/10:  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, Exhibition - Group, and Publication.

Opportunity expires in 24 days.

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