• D. Thomas Miniatures

ARTIST Open Call

BadAss Miniatures:

Ready to Cause a Little Trouble

May 5 - July 22, 2018

The Gallery of Small Art

at D. Thomas Miniatures

YoHo Artists Yonkers, New York

"BadAss Miniatures: Emerging Perspectives in the Miniature Arts" is an exhibition of original works in miniature form contributed by artists from across the United States and abroad. Featured works represent a novel movement that challenges the status quo in the miniature art form through the presentation of unconventional ideas and concepts and the quirky, outlandish, surprising use of miniatures. “BadAss” aims to push the envelope on the traditional (rethink the dollhouse!) with an edgy and bold attitude showcasing jaw-dropping, surprising—maybe even shocking—miniature badassery to hit the 21st century.

Exhibition Sponsors & Location:

The exhibition will be presented by Darren T. Scala of D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, and will be co-curated by Kate Ünver of dailymini. The exhibition will be hosted by Mr. Scala at The Gallery of Small Arts at D. Thomas Miniatures located in YoHo Artist Studios in Yonkers, NY.

The exhibit opening will coincide with the 2018 Yonkers Arts Weekend, the annual celebration of the thriving and diverse arts community residing in the City of Yonkers, New York State’s fourth-largest city, and is part of the YoHo Artists Open Studio event.

Each year, YoHo Artists offers a rare opportunity to tour the creative studios of over 50 professional artists, crafters, musicians, creative new media specialists, and other creative manufacturers within Yonkers' Alexander Carpet Mills Arts District.

Submission Process:

Artists working in any miniature form, as well as artists looking to step out of their genre to explore the use of miniatures, are encouraged to submit a one-page proposal for their original work in any miniature category or medium (not limited to: furniture, textiles, plants/floral, pottery/porcelain/ceramics, textiles, food, room boxes/diorama/vignettes, etc.).

All works must be created in under 1:10 scale (or smaller!) to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition. Each proposal must include the artist’s statement of purpose, title, full description of the submission, summary of the artistic process, and how the piece represents the theme of changing the status quo in the miniature arts.

Exhibition Timeline & Important Dates:

Artists’ intent to submit by 2/10/2018

(send us a simple email expressing interest in participation)

Submissions due to D. Thomas by 2/17/2018

(see "Submission Process" above and email us the info)

Final selection of works and artists contacted by 2/28/2018

Works due to D. Thomas by 4/20/2018

Exhibition opening 5/5/2018 in Yonkers, NY

Participating artists agree to allow The Gallery of Small Arts at D. Thomas Miniatures to sell his/her work featured in the exhibition for a period of one year, commencing Saturday, May 5, 2018 (commission agreement to follow pending acceptance of piece). D. Thomas agrees to provide marketing and promotional support for one year via social media, Web-based resources, and other available mass media opportunities as they arise.

Selected pieces will be presented by Scala during the International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) Guild Show in mid-September 2018 in Hartford, CT.

Contact Information:

Darren T. Scala, Curator

D. Thomas Miniatures

(914) 231-9871

Kate Ünver, Co-Curator


(551) 427-9518


D. Thomas Miniatures is a retail and gallery destination featuring top quality collectibles including 1/12th scale structure, furniture and accessories. The concept, designed to appeal to collectors, crafters and enthusiasts was created, in part, to raise awareness of miniatures as a decorative art form and to introduce the discipline not only to a new generation but to those who may just be discovering it! The gallery space showcases work in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.


Start small, dream big. The Daily Miniature. The Daily Mini. dailymini® for short, is a curated digital space that started small on Instagram. It’s now a showcase for unique and extraordinary miniatures from around the globe. Founder Kate Ünver is based in Brooklyn and has a love for the teeny and the tiny has grown exponentially over the years. When she's not collecting miniatures, you can find her doing big things on the tennis court or on a motorcycle.

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