Miniature Art Society of Florida

President: Kay Petryszak, 1595 N. Peaceful Lane, Clearwater, Florida 33756 -email: mkpetryszak@verizon.net

The Miniature Art Society of  Florida (MASF) was founded in 1974 by Bede Zel Angle and 23 artists who were mostly students and included Jane Blake, Rudy Blucke, Patricia Davis, Mary Engstrom, Helen Pierson, Alex Rice, Louise Ryan, Laura Schoefer and Helen Tooker.

The Society holds annual exhibitions with increasing numbers of miniaturists contributing work each year.  Miniature art specifications for the Society are:

  1. Miniature paintings and sculptures are fine art on a small scale with minute attention to detail which can be enlarged or withstand close inspection without revealing any faults.
  2. A representational subject should be no larger than 1/6th of its actual  size.  Subjects too small for protrayal in 1/6th or smaller than their actual size, may meet the spirit of a miniature if the work meets the above definition of  miniature art.  Non-representational work such as abstracts or surrealism may meet the spirit of a miniature if all other factors in the definition of a miniature are met.
  3. Image size not to exceed 25 square inches (64cm).  Sculptures may not exceed 8 inches (20.5cm) in any dimension, including the base.