Small Works – Making Art Monthly

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Small Works

Small Works Art Challenge

Small Works Art Challenge: this challenge is for artwork no larger than 8″ x 10″ for two-dimensional works such as drawings, paintings or photos. 3D pieces such as sculptures should be no larger 8″ wide, 8″ deep and 10″ high.

By participating in, and entering original artwork into the ‘Small Works” monthly challenge, each artist agrees to give the Coastal Arts Guild of CT permission to use images for fundraising, including being printed on merchandise in our Zazzle shop. The copyright and ownership of the work remains with each artist.

At the end of 2017, the Small Works created by our members will be displayed in a show, location to be determined.

The entry fee for the end-of-year show will be $20.00, due two weeks before the show is hung.


Announced Themes

“Blessings in Disguise”

Making Art Monthly, October theme: Masks

October’s Small Works challenge is “Masks.”

They allow us to briefly become someone else. Your mask creation is limited only by your imagination.

Please note, we are meeting at Sterling House Community Center in October.

Meeting Location: Sterling House Community Center
2283 Main Street, Stratford, CT
Meeting date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Meeting time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Guild members can work in any media but your entry must be no larger than 8″ x 10″ and hangable or otherwise ready for display.

Bring your completed small works to the October meeting for judging. At the end of 2017, the works will be displayed in a show, location to be determined. Images of the works will also be used for fundraising, including being printed on merchandise in our Zazzle shop.

Anyone can bring a small work piece but only Guild members are eligible to have their work judged and considered for the end-of-year show.

The membership form for CAGCT can be found here.

At the end of the meeting, the theme for the November Small Works challenge will be announced.

Also, if you’re working on any new work you’d like to share, please bring it along. That includes visual, spoken word, anything that’s an art.

See you on October 3rd!


The Process and the Results

Coming soon, the making art results for the Black & White challenge.

Click here to see the entries from prior ACEO card challenges.


Many of these images are on customizable products in our Zazzle shop.

Original Art Stationery and Notes
If you love to send notes, invitations, and cards to say thank you and hello, and you love original art, add these to your stationary drawer. Card featuring original art by the guild members of the Coastal Arts Guild of CT.

Valerie Riveras Rhodes Landscape Challenge Printed Shoes

Here’s a great pair of sneakers with Valerie Riveras Rhodes’ entry from the Landscape challenge on them featuring rolling hills.

To join in, become a member and come to our meetings.

Submit any questions you have here. Thanks!