Small Favors: Think Inside the Box

This Deadline Expired: Monday, January 29, 2018

Application will be available through Slideroom starting now. Applications will be accepted through January 29, 2018. No paper applications will be accepted.

Our Guest Juror this year is Lauren Mabry, Pew Fellow in the Arts, and Former Resident at The Clay Studio.

View works from past Small Favors Exhibitions

Small Favors engages artist’s creativity in new and exciting ways with the challenge of making pieces on a very small scale. For some artists, the work they create is similar to what they normally make but at a reduced scale. Others use it as an opportunity to break away from what they create in their daily studio practice. Regardless of this choice, the works exhibited are incredibly varied in material, form, and aesthetics. Though small in scale the artworks created for this exhibition are huge in impact. Each work is exhibited in a four-inch plexiglas wall mounted cube. Small Favors will be on view from April 6 – May 27, 2018.

Conceived of in 2006, Small Favors grew out The Studio’s efforts to offer accessible, high-quality artworks that appeal to art enthusiasts of all ages: for seasoned collectors who are challenged for space it allows them to continue to collect work by artists they love. For young art collectors it provides a financially accessible entry point.

It is our sincere hope that offering a juried exhibition of this kind brings to light new makers and broadens the audience we reach through the display of these unique works of art. A complete application consists of the following:

A complete application consists of the following:

Personal contact information
Up to three digital images (.jpeg files) no more than three pieces maximum. Images must be of works available for inclusion in this exhibition with no measurement exceeding 3.75” Corresponding image information: title, medium, size, and date
$30 Application Fee
To apply please visit our SlideRoom portal.

Notification will be made via email on or before February 15, 2018 with selected work shipped to arrive at The Clay Studio no later than February 28, 2018.

Selection Process and Details
All work selected for inclusion in this exhibition must be available for sale with The Clay Studio receiving a 50% commission for all work sold and paying for the return shipment of any unsold work providing the work is being shipped to a US address. The Clay Studio will not cover the cost of international return shipping. A $20 Surcharge will be added to the retail price of all selected works to cover the cost of the Small Favors plexi cube. Email Jennifer Zwilling, Curator of Artistic Programs, at if you have any further questions.

Peter Quarracino

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