MAY MUSEUM: Juried Exhibition ‘Small Expressions’ Starts July 1


The Wilbur D. May Museum is proud to host Small Expressions, an international, juried exhibition of small-scale works. Featuring the work of 28 artists from around the world, the exhibition requires that each piece is no larger than 15 inches in any direction. Despite their small size, the works on view reflect a strong conceptual component, as well as emotive narrative content, a variety of materials and textures, and skilled craftsmanship.

Now in its 35th year, the Small Expressions annual exhibition series was conceived in 1983 by the Handweavers Guild of America. With thousands of pieces submitted since its inception, the show has included works by artists from each of the 50 states and more than 20 foreign countries, and has traveled to art institutions across the world. The series not only provides a platform for artists working in fiber, but also a format that encourages innovation.

Virginia Vogel, a professor of art at the University of Nevada, Reno juried this year’s applicants. Small Expressions is an official Artown event and will be on view during the Handweavers Guild of America’s international conference in Reno and is an official Artown event.

What:                                   “Small Expressions” Exhibition
When:                                  July 1 – July 15, 2018
Where:                                Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
Cost:                                      Free
Contact:                               (775) 785-5961 or

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.


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  • Double Reason to Celebrate by Aviva Peres (Israel)
  • Paint Brush One by Peggy Wiedemann (California)


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