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Small Works

Small Works: Selections by Phil Linhares features original small works of art (up to 14 inches) by California artists, representing a wide range of media, artistic styles and topics. Total cash awards of $1,000.

Juror’s Statement:

“As juror for the Small Works exhibition I was very pleased by the quality of the work submitted.  Approximately 60 works were ultimately selected, the number limited by the available gallery space; more works could have easily qualified otherwise.

Artists often ask exhibition jurors “What are you looking for?” as if the juror is seeking a particular form of expression to make a larger point. My response would be “looking for very good work in any form”; the artworks here illustrate that view.

I want to thank all the artists who submitted work for consideration, and also thank the staff of the Richmond Art Center for their gracious cooperation on every phase of the exhibition.”

Phil Linhares
Small Works Juror

You can read an interview with Phil Linhares here.

About the Juror: Former Chief Curator of the Oakland Museum of California, Philip Linhares has organized numerous exhibitions on contemporary art, including solo exhibitions of the work of Leon Golub, Joan Brown, Jim Nutt, Bruce Nauman, and Ruth Asawa. In the Oakland Museum of California’s recent gallery transformation and reinstallation, Linhares directed the installation on Folk Art and Counter Culture including works by Peter Mason Bond and Martin Ramirez (Folk Art) and Wally Hedrick, Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner (Counter Culture).


Gina Golledge, Visceral Motion, 2017, linen, upcycled wool, silk, and cotton, silk and wool thread

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