Call for Entries: Bibelot 2019

Bibelot: from the French word meaning a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.

This show will be juried by Susan Froyd, art journalist extraordinaire with the Westword

Entry deadline: Wednesday, November 20 at midnight!

This year’s show will be the first one at our new space in Pasternack’s Art Hub in Lakewood. We have two separate rooms at the gallery and our solo show room will feature all the pieces for the Bibelot show.

The 2019 Bibelot show, as always, will feature the beauty of small works. Pieces must be no larger than 12” wide, and we encourage multiple small pieces by the same artist. Artists may submit multiple pieces — $20 for four entries, $5 for each additional. Because this show is focusing on providing affordable artwork for the holiday season, all work submitted must be for sale.

A photo gallery will be posted online and a link will be emailed to the artists by Friday, November 22 to show what pieces were accepted for the show. Art must be delivered to our gallery on Saturday, November 23 or Sunday, November 24 between 12-5 pm.

All pieces must be completely dry and ready to hang – with proper hanging wire or D-rings and NO sawtooth hangers. If your piece is on a wood panel, it must have some sort of hanging device. All pieces need to be labeled on the back (or bottom) with the artist’s name and the title. Sculptures need to be able to fit on a standard 12″ pedestal. In most cases, multiple pieces will be hung vertically – please include a diagram if they are to be hung in a specific order and we will do our best to accommodate this. The show will open on Friday, November 29, and run through Sunday, December 15. There will be an opening reception on November 29 from 6-10 p.m. as well as a closing reception on Friday, December 13. The Best in Show award will be given out at the opening reception.

All artwork must be picked up on December 15 between 3-5 p.m. (the last day of the show), or December 21 or 22 (the following Saturday and Sunday) between 12-5 p.m. Please email us if you need to make other arrangements. You will be given a receipt for each piece submitted and may have someone else bring that receipt to the gallery to pick your work up for you. Kanon takes no responsibility for work that is left at the gallery after December 31.

Kanon will charge a 30% commission on all work sold. Kanon accepts all major credit cards as well as checks. Payment for work will be available the weekend following the show (December 21-22).

Accepted art may be photographed for emails, our website, and other publicity pieces.

Application Instructions:
Please make all entry payments through PayPal and then email your images to (use this email for PayPal as well). The entry fees are $20 for the first four entries and then $5 for each additional entry. You can use the button below to add items to your cart, or just do it manually through Paypal. All images should be 1920 pixels square (add a black background for rectangular images) and files need to be less than 2 MB each.

Please label each image file with your name, title, and the size of your piece
(i.e. JaneSmith_Title_12x12.jpg). This is very important as we will receive many images and having them labeled properly makes the task of reviewing them much easier.

Also, this information — especially the size — is important in deciding how many pieces we can accept so please be sure to include it. If sending multiple entries, please limit total file size for each email to 10 MB.

Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions.

Please be sure to use the same email for both your PayPal payment and your image submission.

Bibelot entries