Small Art Objects


Welcome to the Small Art Objects Website

The Small Art Objects concept was initiated by A.I.R. Vallauris as a competition involving the creation of small art objects, their exhibition and sale. A call for entries is communicated to solicit artist participation from all over the world.
Small Art Objects can be made from any material, but are restricted in size to 15 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm (6 inches x 6 inches x 6 inches). Creations must also be consistent with the theme determined for the undertaking. Timing for this exercise is concurrent with the Fête Picasso, a popular celebration that takes place annually in Vallauris in honour of its most famous artist in residence. From 1946 and for 10 years, Picasso discovered ceramics with a passion in Vallauris.  
The theme for the current event is: Fire for Effect.  Three other Small Art Objects events have been organized in the past: Illuminate Vallauris, Relating to Blue, In Movement.

The fourth edition will occur in Vallauris from July, 1st to August 13th, 2017. The opening will happen on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.mDuring the exhibition, the ten contest winners will be rewarded by a Jury of Art specialists. Over a hundred creations of artists from over twenty countries will be presented at the Atelier A.I.R. Vallauris. This new space located at 21 avenue de Cannes will be inaugurated for the occasion.

The exhibition also coincides with the traditional Fête Picasso of Vallauris, taking place on Saturday 15th July. A celebration will be organized at the Atelier A.I.R. Vallauris from 5 pm to midnight. The 10 winners of the Small Art Objects competition will be announced at 8pm during this day of festivities.

Please note that the pieces will be displayed on this website after the opening and once the Jury has finished convening. The artworks will be available for acquisition by silent auctions.

This website serves as the platform for the Small Art Objects events. Future events will be announced on this website. Catalogues from previous events are available here.
This website is also an online gallery of Small Art Objects. Works created by international resident artists as well as from the A.I.R. Vallauris Studio Aqui Siam Ben can be browsed and purchased from this website. While not under the same restrictions as the event objects in terms of size and theme, these objects are relatively small in volume.

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