Miniatures 2021 – Calling All Artists!

October 28, 2021 – December 19, 2021

A variety of thumbnail images of Miniatures 2020 artwork submissions.

Calling all artists! 

The Monterey Museum of Art is excited to announce that our favorite community fundraising exhibition Miniatures will be  this year! That means even more artists can participate than ever before, and all can enjoy the entire Miniatures exhibition in person, as well as from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Celebrate our local community of artists, all Museum Members, who generously donate original artwork in support of the Museum. A diverse selection of paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and mixed media works will be available to view online and in the galleries. 

As our only fundraising exhibition of the year, Miniatures raises critical funds for exhibitions and programming, funds that could not be more needed or appreciated as we continue to weather the COVID-19 global crisis. At the end of the exhibition, a donor from each piece will be chosen at random to add the piece to their own collection so make sure to donate to all your favorites! 

The Museum is grateful to all the artists participating in Miniatures, enabling the Museum to raise funds to present dynamic exhibitions, conserve collection artworks, develop meaningful educational experiences, and serve broader audiences.

MMA Staff will be accepting miniatures at MMA Pacific Street (559 Pacific Street, Monterey) through Saturday, September 11, 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Pre-Register your Miniature

Please email [email protected] or call 831.372.5477 x109 with any questions.


Rules of Entry

Membership for all Miniatures artists must be current through December 31, 2021. Membership will be checked at the time of artwork drop-off.

Mailed-in Miniatures will be accepted but shall follow all guidelines, and will be inventoried the day it is received at the Museum. Please include all required information in mailed package. MMA will not be responsible for any artwork that is damaged or does not follow listed Rules of Entry.

The first 250 works of art received through September 11, 2021 will be accepted.

All subjects and media are accepted. However, MMA reserves the right to refuse a work of art for any reason.

Participants of Miniatures must be 14 years of age or older.

Only one original Miniature per artist will be accepted.

Artwork can be up to but no larger than 7 x 9 inches or 8 x 8 inches in size, including the frame. When choosing a ready-made frame, please measure the outside dimensions. Three-dimensional artwork can be up to but no larger than 7 x 7 x 9 inches in size.

Art must be ready to display 2-D artwork must be ready to hang with picture wire attached by D-rings or screw-eyes, or by saw-tooth hanger. If screw-eyes are used, they should be affixed to the inside edge of the artwork frame or stretcher, so that they do not protrude outward from the back. A screw-eye alone is not an acceptable hanger. Please note that no 2-D artwork will be displayed on a pedestal.  Eyehooks are not an acceptable hanger. MMA has up to 72 business hours after artwork drop off to reject the artwork.

Please label your artwork on the back or bottom, with your name, title, date, and medium of the piece. Label information will also be collected at the time of drop-off.

At the time of drop-off, please note any display instructions intended for your Miniature. If none are given the Museum will display at their discretion.