Small Works, Small Prices, Big Smiles at Haywood County Arts Council’s Upcoming Show
The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 announces the fifth annual small works show entitled, It’s a Small, Small Work 2012 beginning Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, December 29, 2012. Gallery hours are 10am-5pm, Monday through Saturday. Artist receptions will be held Sunday, November 18 from 1pm to 4pm in conjunction with Downtown Waynesville’s Holiday Open House, and Friday, December 7 from 6pm to 9 pm during Art After Dark.
Just in time for Christmas and holiday shopping, this show provides a unique opportunity to purchase original art at very modest prices. Most artwork is priced between $20 and $80. No work is priced over $300. Artwork is sold off the wall in a “pay and walk away” style. As such, the show changes a little each week with new pieces displayed where ones were sold.
More than 80 artists are participating in this year's show. Each hails from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area which encompasses the 25 westernmost counties in North Carolina. The show challenges artists to create works smaller than 12 inches in every dimension, including base, matting, and frame, etc. Participating artists include aspiring artists, hobbyists, emerging artists, mid-career artists, and established artists who have been producing work for a number of years. It’s a Small, Small Work 2012 will feature a variety of mediums including: encaustic works, painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, collage, fiber, sculpture, woodworking, metal, jewelry, photography, and more.
For more information about It’s a Small, Small Work 2012 and other exhibits and programs of the Haywood County Arts Council, visit online at www.haywoodarts.org and on Facebook. The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage.
This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division or the Department of Cultural Resources. The mission of the North Carolina Arts Council is to make North Carolina a better state through the arts. The council nurtures and supports excellence in the arts, and provides opportunities for every North Carolinian to experience the arts. A division of the Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncculture.com), the Arts Council serves as a catalyst for the development of arts organizations and facilities throughout North Carolina with grant funding and technical assistance.