About the Show

River Oaks welcomes 2021 Annual 5x5x5 Miniature Show and Competition

River Oaks’ small art spectacle returns for 2022! The 7th Annual 5x5x5 features a remarkably fascinating showing of miniature works from artists across the U.S., coinciding with the gift giving season. This year’s feature will showcase over 85 entries. Guest Juror for 2022 is Ashley Kenneth Chavis. River Oaks issued a national call, inviting contemporary visual artists to participate in this annual miniature feature. The 5x5x5 Show is a signature event for the Arts Center, allowing patrons to purchase unique, original works of art for holiday gift giving or as additions to their expanding collections.

Guest Juror ~ Ashley Kenneth Chavis~Ashley Chavis is originally from southeast Georgia. In 1995 he received an art portfolio scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to study architecture. After a year at SCAD he decided to transfer to Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah to take full advantage of the Hope Scholarship. During that time, Ashley fell in love with Fine Art and graduated from Armstrong with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Studio Art. He completed graduate school in 2005 at The University of Mississippi where he earned the Master of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Ceramics.

Since 2007, Ashley has been a full-time art instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College where he teaches foundation art courses in Drawing and Ceramics. Much of his creative energy is devoted to producing functional pottery with a simple aesthetic that synthesizes design, tactility, and function. In addition to clay, Ashley also experiments with mixed-media drawings; and in 2019, drawing was the focus of his residency and exhibition in Marnay sur Seine, France. His most recent clay accomplishments include entry into the 29th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the SECAC 2021 Members Juried Exhibition in Lexington, Kentucky. Ashley’s work can also be found at Oxford Treehouse Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi. He is a member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI), and Sycamore Arts Council. Ashley lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his wife, Virginia (who is also an artist) and their two children.

The #Triple5:● 2D and 3D works accepted.● Open to all media● Original works only● Work should be no larger than 5×5 or 25 square inches.● Three dimensional work should stay with in the same size range 5”h x 5”w x 5”d

Awards:Best in Show $500Beck Crowell Creative Award $1003 Merit Awards $100 eachHonorable Mention

The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2022 from 5-7 pm with the awards ceremony at 6:30 pm. This annual showcase of small works along with it’s featured classes are sponsored by GAEDA, Louisiana Division of the Arts & Louisiana Feed Your Soul Campaign. The opening reception on Friday is free and open to the public.

Guests in attendance to the opening reception on Friday, November 11th will have the first opportunity to purchase works from the exhibition. The online exhibition will go live on Saturday, November 12th and the site will allow for sales beginning that day.