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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Miniature Exhibition 2013, Statement from our Juror



"First I want to thank everyone at the Renaissance Art Gallery for putting their trust in me to select the award winners for the 13th Annual National Miniature Exhibition. This is a fabulous exhibit, with participants from across the U.S. Including the Tri-state region.  I applaud the Renaissance Art gallery for continuing to present this quality show, and for attracting artists from around the country to Huntington.  I am so pleased to be a part of this, and love the fact that all who enter have their works displayed (if they meet the miniature criteria).  It was a difficult decision to select a few award winners out of so many excellent  entries.


in a world of Mega-malls and McMansions, where everything is SUPER-sized and phrases like "bigger is better" have become the norm, it is refreshing to view an entire gallery of small-scale artworks that require up-close, intimate inspection. Skill and expertise in a chosen medium is required to work on a small scale such as this, and the talent of the miniature artists is apparent.


The range of subject matter tackled in the exhibit was impressive, and much broader than what I imagined would be found in a miniature show. I was expecting more portraits – as is the historical precedent of miniatures.  I also expected everything to feel small, yet many of the works had a BIG feel in a tiny format. I enjoyed this entire process immensely and hope interest in the exhibit will continue to grow."


Jenine Culligan

Senior Curator
Huntington Museum of Art

Huntington Museum of Art

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