TVAA exhibition at the Meridian Library

Tiny Treasure Valley

Opening February 4, the show runs through March 31, 2019


Sometimes smaller is better!
Show us your tiny masterpieces! This open call is for works of art 10 inches by 10 inches or less. Artist statements welcome – 100 words or less.

Application Procedure

An Exhibiting Artist TVAA or NAC member in good standing through the dates of this exhibition may submit for no additional fee. TVAA members at the Artist Membership Level may pay a hanging fee of $25 if their work is selected.  Click here to join now if you are not yet a member. You may submit up to three digital images of original work(s) beginning January 12, 2019 with a deadline of midnight, January 25, 2019. Please include your name, title of work, medium, dimensions for each artwork, price or value (even if not for sale), as well as your contact information.

Click the Apply Now! button at the bottom of this page to begin your application.

Open to all mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, etc. 

Late entries will not be accepted, so be advised to not wait until the last minute to submit an entry, allowing time to catch any technical issues with an application.

For tips on preparing quality photos of your artwork, please click here.

Acceptance of Work

Current TVAA member(s) submitting images meeting the requirements of this exhibition’s theme by the deadline are encouraged to submit artwork for this show. Artwork selected for the exhibition must be available from the drop-off date through to the pick-up date. Substitutions will not be considered. If you think there will be a conflict in scheduling a particular artwork, please do not submit that piece. The Exhibition committee reserves the right to exclude any artwork for any reason, including not being appropriately prepared for installation.

Hanging Devices

Each accepted artwork should have an appropriate hanging device attached. Read this article for information on professional framing and appropriate hanging devices. If artwork is heavy, please make sure hanging device is suitable for weight and appropriate for sheetrock. Pieces without appropriate hanging devices will not be installed.

Delivery of Artwork

Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the Meridian Library, 1326 W Cherry Lane, Meridian, Idaho between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm on February 1, 2019. All artwork should be labeled on the back with the artist’s name and the title of the piece. This is important for properly identifying each piece as signatures are sometimes hard to decipher. Artists will also be required to sign a release upon delivery of work.


Artists may provide email contact information for contact by potential patrons. Artwork for sale will have the works labeled with “Value $____”. Any work not for sale will be labeled NFS. When the show comes down if the work has sold, artists are encouraged to donate 10% to TVAA and 10% to Meridian Library, retaining 80% of the sale themselves. Sold work must remain on exhibition for the duration of the show and will have a “red dot” on the label indicating the work has been sold. Purchases must be arranged by the individual artists and their buyers. Neither TVAA nor BSPR will handle any sales.

Important Dates

January 12, 2019 Submission of digital images begins
January 25, 2019 Midnight deadline for submission of digital images of original artwork
January 28, 2019 Notification of accepted artworks emailed to artists
February 1, 2019 Delivery of art / show installation
TBD Opening reception, at the Meridian Library
April 1, 2019 Exhibition closes / pick up art 3:00-5:00 pm