Good Things Come in Small Packages

Linda Besse
Linda Besse

Introducing the Miniature Art Invitational Showcase at the 2014 SCI Convention In Las Vegas

Small paintings and sculptures are poised to make a big impact at the 2014 SCI Convention in Las Vegas.

For the first time in SCI history, the convention will showcase a special exhibition of miniature art — both paintings and sculpture. The showcase is open to exhibitors and other invited guests for submissions and is open to all members who attend the convention to admire and bid on – yes, the art work will be sold during the convention.

Each artist has been invited in advance to offer his or her work in the Showcase.

The Showcase presents only one award – Best of Show – that will be selected by a highly qualified jury of art aficionados. Art created by the award winner will be featured on a future cover of SAFARI Magazine.

Cynthie Fisher
Cynthie Fisher

Submitted works of art exemplify the artists’ best work and skill. Each submission is original and created for the Showcase specifically — not previously displayed elsewhere.

Paintings are limited to 108 square inches maximum. For example, a maximum of 9×12 inches or less. All paintings are professionally framed and “ready to hang,” including high quality custom framing that complements and adds value to the piece. Bronze works and other sculptures must be able to fit within a 12-inch cube – including the base.

Lauren Bone

Each piece of art will be priced by the artist (or the artist’s representative or gallery) at Fair Market Value. Each piece will be offered for sale, and sold, during the Showcase for not less than the Fair Market Value – or a higher price offered by the bidder. Bids for less than the Fair Market Value will be rejected. Unsold works will be returned to the artist.

Bids may be placed until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. A list of successful bidders will be posted at the display site and at Auction Payment as soon as it is compiled and verified.

This exciting new art program, destined to be an annual event, was developed especially for the 2014 convention in Las Vegas. SCI members attending the convention will have the exclusive opportunity to become a part of this living celebration of art as part of the hunting culture.

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