Drawing Connections


Call for Artists to take part in an exhibition based on the theme of drawing, bringing artists from all over the world together to celebrate the act of drawing on a postcard sized work. The postcard-sized artwork can be in any media: the title of the exhibit is “Drawing Connections” and we are looking for original drawings or other artworks that celebrate the act of drawing (understanding that the act of drawing can also be celebrated in a variety of media outside of traditional drawing materials such as graphite and charcoal.)

All work will be documented and exhibited during the inaugural exhibition of the Siena Art Institute, 24th Sept 2011. We will also make a free downloadable catalogue from the exhibition with the names of each of the artists, medium and title. While we intend to display all submitted postcards, a selection committee will choose the winning postcard to be published as the cover design for the exhibition catalogue. Work will not be for sale.

What is requested

  • Format: Artwork should be on a postcard-sized surface, paper, card, canvas or other material (15 × 10.5cm)Included with work a separate sheet of paper with title, name, date and medium.
  • Entry Fee: None
  • Title: Drawing Connections
  • Medium: Any! Must fit within the dimensions of (15 × 10.5cm) Please only send original works of art, not scans or digital copies.

Send to the postal address below. Submissions will only be accepted via post, not via email, since we are looking for original works of art, not scans or digital copies.

Return of works

Work cannot be returned to the artist, unless you wish to make payment-on-delivery arrangements through UPS for the return of your postcard. At the end of the exhibition, the original pieces along with the label information will be collected into a bound portfolio to remain in the collection of the Siena Art Institute library.


There is no limit to the number of submissions you can send. While we intend to display all submitted postcards, we reserve the right to not display artwork with profane or pornographic imagery since the “Drawing Connections” exhibition will take place alongside our community arts programming.


Siena Art Institute
Drawing Connections
Via Tommaso Pendola, 37
53100 Siena

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