Current & Upcoming

Calls for Artists

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MINUTIAE

“The miniature, then, is an attempt to reproduce the universe in graspable form. It represents a desire to possess the world more completely, to banish the unknown and the unseen. We are teased out of the world of terror and death, and under the enchantment of the miniature we are invited to become God.” – The Fascination of the Miniature, Steven Millhauser, 1983


Much has been made of the laborious work of the miniaturist. The impossibly small has long been a fixture in the realm of the fantastic; recall the island empire of the Lilliputians, Alice’s impassably tiny doorway, the royal dollhouses of each monarchic playroom. In the more menial aspects of the day-to-day, delight and surprise is expressed too for these moments of delicacy and virtuosity. We reserve a special kind of wonder for instances of deepening intricacy and for the illuminating quality of the obsessive (or the obsessed) that is revealed by closer inspection, or under glass.

Why does this practice remain so enchanting in a time when our tools allow an ever-progressing level of dexterity? What does the process of reduction look like when we are increasingly engaged in digital spaces where physical size is growing less relevant? What carries over in the translation of scale, from a world-of-us to a world-of-that? How to best capture the clarity of a chair, a woodpecker, the dust of many years, when those things are removed from us bodily? Why the small? Minutiae is considering these questions, and others.

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Minutiae is a curated group show. Artists may propose new work (with accompanying work-samples from past projects) or previously completed work that applies to the theme. Artists will be notified of their acceptance shortly after the submission deadline of May 1st. Drop off for install is May 11th, with the show opening the evening of May 13th.

Any questions may be directed to katie@themuseumofhumanachievement.com

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Gallery Submission Guidelines

To submit your work to the gallery at MoHA,
please copy and paste the following prompts into
an email, and send with responses to:
themuseumofhumanachievement@gmail.com

First Name:

Last Name:

Your Email/Phone/best way to contact you:

Your Website:

Have you been to MoHA before? (Y/N)

Are you responding to a call? (Y/N)

If yes, which call?

How does your work relate to this theme? If NOT, what is your proposal?

Why do you want to show at MoHA? // What do you wish to achieve with this show?

What is your power animal?

Description of Works Submitted/Proposed: (Title, Dimensions, Medium)

Don’t forget your files! Images/video: Include a maximum of 5 high resolution images or a video.

IMPORTANT:

In the subject of the email, be sure to include your First Name, Last Name, the words “Artist Submission,” and for WHICH CALL you are submitting work.  Thanks!