Positively Petite: 30th Annual Miniature Exhibition

Deadline: September 23, 5pm

Place des Arts seeks local artists who create things small and beautiful for the 30th anniversary of Positively Petite: Annual Miniature Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery from November 15 – December 19, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, November 15 from 7:00-9:00pm.


2D Artworks

Image/artwork area no larger than 30 square inches
(i.e. length x width = area; e.g. 5 inches x 6 inches = 30 square inches)

Frame area no larger than 144 square inches
(i.e. length x width = area; e.g. 12 inches x 12 inches = 144 square inches)

3D Artworks

Artwork volume no larger than 90 cubic inches
(i.e. length x width x height = volume; e.g. 6 inches x 5 inches x 3 inches = 90 cubic inches)

All artworks must be original and made by the applicant; no craft kits, items purchased and assembled, imported crafts or items made by someone other than the applicant will be accepted.

Created within the past 12 months.

A minimum of 3 artworks in any medium; up to a maximum of 8 artworks will be accepted.

All artwork must be ready to hang and/or display, 2D artwork must have hanging hardware and/or a picture hanging wire securely attached.

All artwork is required to be for sale.


All submissions will be reviewed and juried by Place des Arts. All artists will be notified of the status of their application by mid-October; all decisions of the jury are final. If accepted, Place des Arts will issue an exhibition contract and directions on artwork drop off, which will occur by appointment. Place des Arts has the sole discretion to reject any artwork(s) at any time prior to or during the exhibition.


Place des Arts will retain 30% of the retail price of any artwork(s) sold. Artwork that is sold may be replaced by the artist with no additional application fee.

The below items must be submitted by the application deadline:

An artist statement outlining artistic approach (maximum 100 words)

Artist biography (maximum 100 words)

Completed application form (page 3)

$20.00 application fee including taxes payable:

By credit card over the phone

By credit card, debit or cash in-person

Please note: application fees are non-refundable

A minimum of 3 to a maximum of 8 images of your work (if work is framed, please include the frame in your image)

High resolution digital images are preferred (JPGs or TIFFs at 300dpi) submitted via e-mail, USB stick or file sharing program

Printed images and original artwork will also be accepted

View the complete guidelines and download the application form at placedesarts.ca under Call for Artists, or pick up a hard copy at the registration desk.

Application packages can be submitted by email, mail or in person at Place des Arts:

Attn: Kim Correia, Fine & Performing Arts & Exhibitions Programmer
Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2
604-664-1636 ext. 32

Contact Name: Kim Correia
Contact Email: kcorreia@placedesarts.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 664-1632
Website: https://placedesarts.ca/call-for-artists/