OCTOBER 3, 2019
6:30 TO 8:30 PM




The 12 x 12 ART EXHIBITION AND SILENT AUCTION is an annual event that supports AMoA’s innovative art education programs, and brings the community together to celebrate art and forge friendships. This one-night event will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019. This is the 14th annual 12x12 and we hope to attract a large crowd to competitively bid on–and ultimately purchase–artworks by participating artists. The artworks in the exhibition will be sold via silent auction at a starting bid of $120. Fifty percent of the sale price will go toward educational programs at AMoA and fifty percent will go to the artist. 

The exhibition will include artworks from invited artists, as well as work from artists juried into the exhibition. Artist invitations will be emailed soon. For the juried segment, anyone who wants to submit a 12x12 inch artwork is eligible to participate. The gallery space limits the number of artworks in the exhibition to approximately 100 with the following targets:

50 Works by Invited Artists  
Based on sales in previous 12x12 Exhibitions
Artwork due by September 20, 2019

50 Works Selected from Juried Submissions
Forms available here: 12x12 Juried Form 2019
Submissions due by September 13, 2019
Selected Artwork due by September 20, 2019

12 x 12 RULES
Artists may submit only ONE artwork.

Artists must be 18 years or older.

ALL artworks must be no larger than 12 x 12 inches. If your work requires a frame—i.e. photograph, print or drawing—keep in mind that the outside dimensions of the frame may not exceed 12 x 12 inches.

All entries will be measured. Any piece that exceeds these dimensions will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Selected artwork must be delivered to the AMoA (2200 S. Van Buren) no later than 4 pm, Friday, September 20, 2019. Work delivered after this deadline will not be included in the exhibition.

Label copy that includes the artist’s name, title of the work, and media used, must be provided with the image for the jury process and upon delivery of the artwork.

Each participating artist will receive two complimentary tickets to the 12 x 12 event, one for the artist and one for a guest.

The name of the purchaser of your artwork and the sale amount will be provided to the respective artist.

We believe the likelihood of your work selling is very good; however, this is a one-night event. If the work does not sell, AMoA will notify you to arrange for the work to be reclaimed.

Payment will be made to the artists within two weeks following the close of the exhibition/auction.

The generosity and support shown by artists is vital to our museum and greatly appreciated by the Board of Trustees, AMoA Alliance and AMoA Staff. Participation in this event enables AMoA to continue bringing first-class art programming to area schools.