Edward Hopper House Art Center welcomes applicants to its 19th annual Small Matters of Great Importance national juried exhibition, held in two gallery rooms of Edward Hopper’s birthplace and childhood home, now a multi-arts center listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The exhibition celebrates small works that make big statements despite their size.   

Juror:  Ken Carbone
Ken Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, a design and branding company in New York City.  The agency’s client list includes: W Hotels, Morgan Stanley, Taubman Centers, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Canon, Carnegie Textiles, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Corbis Images, Architectural Record Magazine and the Musée du Louvre. Their work has been recognized for design excellence and published internationally. Ken is a professor in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts and frequently lectures on design and creative inspiration.

Eligibility:  Open to all artists age 18 and over working in any medium (including drawing, painting, prints, photography, video, digital art, sculpture, etc.).  Artwork must not exceed 12 x 12” (or 144” square inches) including frame. Sculpture must not exceed 40 lbs.  Viewing equipment (monitor, DVD) must be provided for selected video submissions. All work submitted must have been executed within the past two years and not previously shown at Edward Hopper House. Selected work must be framed and ready to hang (if applicable).  The specific works submitted must be available for show if selected. 

Submissions: Each artist must submit three entries. Only online entries will be accepted by clicking on the link below.  We will accept jpegs only and they must not exceed 10 MB each.  The submission deadline is September 3, 2012.  E-mail or call us if you need help with the submission process. Artists will be notified of their status via e-mail.

Judging Criteria:   Artists will be selected based on skill, technique, and originality.   Submissions should be cohesive and reflect a discernible creative sensibility.  Three works from each selected artists will be included in the exhibit.

Fees and payment:  A non-refundable fee is due upon submission as follows:  Hopper House Members: $25; Non-members: $35.00. A 10% discount on individual membership is offered if you join with submission.  

Awards:  $500 Award for Excellence; plus additional cash and other prizes to be awarded.

Publicity: Entry into this exhibition constitutes artist’s permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital form.

Liability and Sales:  Hopper House will observe every care and precaution, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage of accepted artworks. Accepted artists must contract with Hopper House agreeing to exhibition terms including, but not limited to, installation schedule and liability waiver.  The Executive Director reserves the right to reject work not accurately represented by the images submitted, not properly framed, or arrives unsuitable for hanging.  Artists are responsible for shipping or delivery. Detailed instructions will be provided after notification. Edward Hopper House shall receive 35% commission on any art sold from the premises.

Important Dates: 
Submission deadline:        September 3, 2012
Notification to artists:      September 17, 2012
Delivery of work:             October 14, 3-5 pm & October 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Opening reception:         October 20, 5-7 pm

Further details will be provided to selected artists.  

Please feel free to contact Hopper House with any questions you may have: 845-358-0774;