Tieton Arts & Humanities is downsizing — creatively, of course.

It’s time for the sixth annual 10x10x10xTieton exhibit, which celebrates small artworks. This year’s exhibition, which opens Saturday and continues through Oct. 11, features more than 150 works by 97 artists from around the globe.

The nonprofit that creates and implements artistic and cultural programs in Tieton invited artists to create work that is no bigger than 10 inches in any dimension. Professional artists, crafts people, print artists, videographers and photographers were invited to submit entries.

The exhibition takes place in the Mighty Tieton warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton. All works are printed in a handbound exhibition catalog by Marquand Books, made in Tieton at Paper Hammer Studios.

Set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, the opening reception will feature juror Jerry Beck, who will speak at 3 p.m. and hand out cash prizes.

Beck, of the Revolving Museum in Fitchburg, Mass., and fellow juror Sharon Arnold of Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, whittled down 929 submissions.

“Jurying 10x10x10x
Tieton was such an honor, and a lot of fun,” Arnold said. “I appreciate smaller-scale artworks, as I find there is an intimacy that draws you closer to them.”

Beck appreciated the variety of the entries.

“The art I saw was extremely eclectic,” he said. “Much of it had merit, was full of technical virtuosity, craftsmanship, showed skill, emotion, conceptual thinking, and some made me laugh out loud.”

Regular gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit mightytieton.com.

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