12 Inches of Sin
12 Inches of Sin is an international juried art exhibition that features sophisticated, intelligent, witty and provocative artworks from around the world. The juried exhibition explores eroticism and sensuality through the lens of contemporary art, with one twist: every piece submitted for consideration must not be larger than one foot square. This constriction of the art’s physical space creates a tension within the art itself, expanding the challenge inherent in each piece’s creation.
The exhibition fosters fresh and exciting work by both new and established artists, and provides art patrons with the opportunity to secure works of art from prestigious and emerging artists that embody both the cutting edge of today’s contemporary art world and the vast breadth of artistic expression.
12 Inches of Sin has become the largest international juried art exhibition in Nevada. The exhibition started four years ago with 40 artists from 5 countries participating. The exhibition received 310 submissions by artists from 23 countries in its fifth year.
As 12 Inches has grown, additional exhibitions such as Obscura and Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché have been created to provide a curated selection of meritous works for exhibition from the 12 Inches of Sin submissions. Through 12 Inches of Sin and Obscura exhibitions, a Best In Show winner from each category will receive a solo exhibition at Sin City Gallery. The winner of 12 Inches of Sin for each year is featured on the cover of our series of art books reflecting each year’s competition.
An annual immersive art experience is held each year to celebrate artists and patrons.