Miniatures 2020 Rules of Entry


Artwork Drop-off

Beginning August 12 through September 2 artists can make an appointment to submit their work every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at MMA Pacific Street. The health and safety of our community and staff are our highest priority so no walk-ins will be accepted and all submissions must have a valid MMA membership through December 31, 2020.  In order to reduce on site staff, there will not be an opportunity to renew your membership in person, but your membership will be checked when you make your appointment and you may renew online, over the phone, or by mailing a check to the Museum. When you arrive at your appointment, please make your way to the courtyard at the side of the building where all submissions will be accepted outdoors while maintaining proper physical distancing and sanitizing all surfaces between submissions.

Mailed submissions will also be accepted this year.  Please make sure your submission follows the rules of entry and mail to 559 Pacific Street Monterey, CA 93940 along with your name (as you would like to be publicly credited), the title of the piece, and ­­­­­­medium.

Rules of Entry

  • Membership for all Miniatures artists must be current through December 31, 2020. 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.
  • 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 or hang with hook or wire attachments. Eye hooks 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.
  • Upon completion, artwork must be claimed by 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Artwork unclaimed by the winner becomes the property of the Monterey Museum of Art.
  • For additional questions, email miniatures@montereyart.org


Maximum Dimensions & Example Label Placement