Apr 28th - Jul 3rd, 2023
Small Favors is made possible by generous donors to our Exhibition Fund including Christine DeBonis
We are thrilled to present Small Favors 2023, the 17th anniversary of this beloved exhibition. It will be on view in our new building for the first time just as we are celebrating our first anniversary at 1425 N American Street in April. Among almost 400 small artworks displayed in 4-inch cubes you will find big ideas, individuality, and material awareness. To celebrate that this truly is an exhibition for everyone, a few years ago, we began inviting artists outside of the ceramic world to participate. This year we are excited to have art in wood, metal, glass, fiber, paper, and paint. The majority of the works are examples of small ceramic artworks that range from tiny mugs to intricate sculptures.
Artists represented in Small Favors range from the most established ceramic artists in the field, to young artists new to the field. Small Favors engages artists' creativity in new and exciting ways with the challenge of making pieces on a very small scale. For some artists, the work they create is similar to what they normally make, but at a reduced scale. Others use it as an opportunity to break away from what they create in their daily studio practice. There is an open call each year for juried work, as well as a group of invited artists who participate. This year we have artworks coming from Japan, China, and Budapest in addition to those from around the United States.
This range of artists allows us to present works in a broad price range, from $35 to $3,500. We hope that this encourages people to become collectors, as well as established collectors who don't have much more space.