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Small Art 4 Big Heart

Published November 15, 2012

The Indian Rocks Rotary Foundation is excited to present SMALL ART 4 BIG HEART, a fundraiser to provide scholarships through its John J. Todia, III Scholarship Fund.

Artists are asked to create then donate 5”x7” works of art which can be sold at a Charity Art Show.
We are looking for artists to assist in raising money for college scholarships that will benefit future Artists, Performing Artists, and Musicians.
Review the Official Rules for the specific requirements prior to creating your artwork.
Complete the Official Entry Form and return it with your mini-masterpiece.
If you have questions, look at our FAQs and if you need more information please e-mail Paul Burns at or Samantha Burns at but be sure to put SA4BH in subject line.
For more information and for an application visit:
DEADLINE: January 15, 2013.We are not asking for money.

We are not asking you to attend an event.
We are simply asking you to create, then donate, a work of art measuring 5″x7″. Your creation will be used to raise money for college bound artists.
IRB Rotary’s Past-President, John Todia, recognized the importance of Art and Music education, especially in times when school budgets are stressed. These subjects and the extra-curriculum events associated with them are often among the first items trimmed when financial cuts need to be made. By supporting the Arts, we will be assisting not only tomorrow’s artists, but also tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.
– January 15,2013

OFFICIAL RULES for ”Small Art 4 Big Heart” Submissions:
Art must be an original work of art on a 5” x 7” canvas, mat or similar display surface. Pieces should not be framed. No glitter is to be used.
Artists can use any medium – acrylic, watercolor, oil, ink, pencil, or mixed media. Art being submitted with unfixed charcoal or pastel must have a temporary cover sheet for protection of both it and surrounding, exhibited works.
Original works of photography or digital art should be 5”x7” or less and printed on high-quality photography paper. We recommend it be mounted, or be able to be mounted, on a mat backing measuring 5”x7.”
Sculptured artwork will be accepted provided the maximum dimensions are 5”x 7”x 5.”
All works should be original, in that, it is authentically made by the submitting Artist, or “one of a kind,” not just a “reproduction,” scan or photo of a previous work.
There are no limitations to theme or subject matter, however work should be original. There will be no judging of submissions. The Scholarship Fund reserves the right not to display artwork not meeting the entry requirements.
Artists should sign and print their names ONLY on the back of their artwork, and indicate the top with an arrow. Official Entry Forms are to be completed by the Artist and returned with their work. It is recommended artwork be wrapped in wax paper or glassine; something that will not stick, scratch or smudge the surface. Work should be completely dry before packaging. It is recommended artwork be placed between two pieces of cardboard in a padded envelope. Damaged art may not be displayed.
Submissions will be anonymously displayed on after all submissions are received. The names and brief statement of each artist will be disclosed prior to sale, but the actual artist of each piece will not be revealed until after its sale. The Art Show and Sale, which will take place in the Indian Rocks Beach area, is expected to take place in or about early Spring, 2013. The actual day and location, as well as the procedures for purchasing artwork, will be ultimately announced and advertised on the website. The price for the artwork is expected to range between $25 and $50 depending on number of submissions and experience of artists. Artwork not sold at the Art Show will subsequently be made available for purchase through the website.
Artwork is to be sent to Small Art 4 Big Heart, 12525 Walsingham Road, Largo, Fl 33774, no later than January 15, 2013. Artists wishing to confirm receipt of their artwork should include a self-addressed stamped postcard or envelope with their submission.
Please remember this is a charity event which is being conducted for the first time by volunteers. All reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate the interests of artists and buyers. There are no entry fees for artists submitting artwork. However, contributions are always welcomed and appreciated to help cover overhead cost and/or support the Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made through checks payable to “Indian Rocks Rotary Foundation” or through PayPal on the above website or at Additional questions may be directed to Paul J. Burns, (727) 595-4540.