View Full Version : WFM show at Smithsonian

11-10-2003, 04:25 PM
Just received word that my work "Closing Ceremonies" (oil on Ivorine, 2 34" X 1 5/8") has been accepted into The Third Worlwide Exhibition of Fine Arts in Miniature to be held at the Smithsonian, Arts & Industries building next summer, June 20-July 12, 2004.

I am so excited I just can't contain myself.


11-16-2003, 12:40 AM
Congratulations, this is beautiful.

Miniatures are such fun. I have 2 dollhouses and make miniatures and miniature dolls.


12-17-2003, 08:41 PM
That is wonderful minibrush, congratulations. Your miniatures are very inspiring to me so I am very glad to see your work recognised in this way.

I wish I could go to the exhibition but it is a long way to swim :D



12-18-2003, 10:52 AM
Thanks Geoff. It is very exciting.

I understand about the long swim, it's a long walk from here, too. But I'm going to try to find a way to attend.


12-22-2003, 04:13 PM
Congratulations, you must be thrilled!

Your painting is Beautiful!

12-23-2003, 12:27 PM
Oh, thank you so much. Yes, more than thrilled. Stunned seems more like it. It's looking like I may just figure out a way to attend the show too. So that has me giddy.

Thanks again,


Rose Queen
12-23-2003, 02:12 PM
:clap: :clap: How wonderful for you, minibrush!! :clap: :clap: And how well deserved, too, I might say! :cat:

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12-24-2003, 12:24 PM
Thank you Rose Queen. Hope your holidays are bright.


12-28-2003, 11:32 PM
Congratulations!! It's gorgeous!! I loooooooooove doing miniatures!! Like having small houses, there's less work invloved... Course, I can't see without my glasses now either. <giggling>

I am sooooooooooooooooooo very new to all of this. How does one enter this competition? Is the deadline past? This seems to be one of my biggest set backs with my art: I never know where, when or how...... Is there a place in Wetcanvas that lists upcoming shows and all the info and if so, where is it? I can't find that either. I CAN find my pencils and paper though!!!

Hi again, Rose!! I'll make it back over to the Creative Juice Bar soon for the next Artist's Way thingy coming up!!!LOL! I can find my way back there now too!!

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12-31-2003, 11:03 AM
Thank you Aisling. This particular show was only open to members of the various worldwide miniature art societies. Each society had it's own deadline for the entries.

However, here is a link that usually has a pretty concise listing of shows. Just click their "Show" page, then choose your country of choice.



12-31-2003, 02:21 PM
Thanks mini. I found that one plus the Royal Society and the other one, ( that starts with an "H"? ), in the U.K, plus the Florida Society the other night after some research online. Last question : where do you buy the Ivorine?!?!?!?

My interest in miniatures started because I used to collect Daguerrotypes. I even had old civil war era photos on Ivory, ( besides the copper version ), and on leather. My miniature paintings have just been on paper though; mostly Bristol Board in watercolor. I'd really love to try them on ivorine with oils or acrylics. If I believed in reincarnation, I'd say I must have been a miniature portraitist in a past life! I feel sooooooooo drawn to do these!!

Congrats again!! It's so nice to know there's a market for smaller paintings and miniatures now. Good luck on a win!

Edit: Nevermind. I always ask before looking. I found your thread with this info so will repost it here for anyone else interested :

]Mini's Thread On Ivorine And Suppliers (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=145557)

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