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Petite December- Dec 2017

Petite December — Small Works
December 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Juror: Karin Kidder
Submissions: Digital Entry
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14, 6:30–8:00 pm

Petite December is an exhibit for small works available for immediate purchase during the holiday season. The works will be on display for one month in the front of the gallery. No theme is required for works submitted. Normal gallery framing restrictions will be lifted, but the works must be 8” x 5” or 5” x 8” or smaller. Artists are allowed to enter up to 3 works and 2 works can be accepted if any. Artists are free to enter any current work made within the past 2-3 years. Artists are invited to enter ornaments, jewelry, sculpture, book arts, fiber work, ceramics, and glass, as long as the size requirements are met.

*Specialty Exhibits that are in addition to the regular monthly exhibit (Petite December, Tabletop, Etc.) require all artists to pay a flat entry fee. 

DIGITAL Entry Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017


  • Works must be 8 in. x 5 in. OR 5 in. x 8 in. or smaller for 2D works.
  • 3D works that do not hang on the wall must be 5”x 8”x 3” or 120 cubic inches.  
    • Works larger than the size requirments will not be accepted.
    • If works are framed, the framed size must be included in the 8 in. x 5 in. (40 square inches) maximum.
    • Framed or unframed acceptable. 
  • Artist must be a current exhibiting member of The Art League Gallery. 
  • If the work weighs over 50lbs, the artist must install.
  • Artists can submit up to 3 works.
  • The Art League takes a 40% commission for all art forms, with the exception of jewelry forms using precious metals and gemstones (20% commission).

Drop Off:

Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 5:30–7:30 pm 
Monday, December 4, 2017 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm

About the Juror, Karin Kidder

Karin Kidder serves as the Executive Director of the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington. The Bellevue Arts Museum is renowned for the quality of its exhibitions and for celebrating emerging and nationally recognized artists. Their exhibitions represent some of our nation’s best art, craft, and design. Kidder also leads the BAM ArtFair—the largest and most award-winning art fair in the Northwest—that supports over 300 artists showcasing modern, traditional, and emerging art and craft.

Before joining the Bellevue Arts Museum, Kidder worked with Foster/White Gallery in Seattle and with the artist Dale Chihuly, managing his gallery relationships worldwide. Kidder has also worked extensively in international art business development and marketing for more than 20+ years. Through her interesting career, Kidder has gained a rare perspective on contemporary art and fine craft and the individual artists practicing in the field today. 

Kidder earned her BA in Art History from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and her MBA from the London Business School in London, England.

Gallery hours:

Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon–6:00 pm

*The Torpedo Factory may close at 5:00 pm for events. Please check Today's Hours to see if this affects your visit. 



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