Small Things Considered 2017 November 22 2017
Small Things Considered:
A Special Holiday Group Exhibition of Artwork 10 x 10 inches or smaller
On View: Dec. 2, 2017 - Jan. 9, 2018
Opening Reception: Sat., Dec. 2, 4-7 PM
Extended Saturday Hours: Dec. 2: 9 AM-7 PM
New Smyrna Beach, FL — Arts on Douglas is pleased to announce the opening of its premier year-end group exhibition and holiday sale, Small Things Considered. This annual exhibition features original small-scale works of art sized 10” x 10” or smaller. The opening reception will take place on December 2 from 4-7 PM. The gallery will be featuring the smooth jazz stylings of the TRio with Ron Gilotti on the upright base, Tyler Rosenke on the drums and Tom Monte on the guitar. Light refreshments, wine and cocktails will be available. This exhibition will remain on view, in the feature gallery, through January 9, 2018.
Just in time for the gift-giving season, Small Things Considered provides art lovers with an excellent opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on their holiday list. This much-anticipated exhibition features a variety of media including painting, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, photography and more. Some examples in this year’s exhibition include the striking still-life compositions of St. Augustine painter Sara Pedigo, mixed-media quilt fabrications by Bobbi Baugh; quirky, colorful wood construction sculptures by Gustaf Miller, functional,decorative ceramics by New Smyrna's own Tom Brewer, and mixed-media drawings by first-year guest artist Susan Currier, whose work explores the lives of domesticated animals drawn on the inside of book covers.
Of this year's 35 participants, twenty-two are Arts on Douglas artists, with new work on exhibit by Susan Bach, Hope Barton, Bobbi Baugh, Kelly Berning, Trent Berning, Donne Bitner, Tom Brewer, René Guerin, Bryce Hammond, Ed Harris, Jane Jennings, Allison Kline, BJ Lantz, Gustaf Miller, Jan Miller, Joe Palmerio, Sara Pedigo, Christine Peloquin, Robert Ross, Trish Thompson, Anna Tomczak, and Pam Werneth.
“Beyond our current roster of artists, each year we hold an open call for Florida artists to submit work to be included in this exhibition. Of the record-breaking number of submissions received this year, 13 guest artists were selected. Adding this new layer of talent only strengthens the high caliber of work for which this exhibition is known. We are excited to showcase this mix of artists, nine of which are first time exhibitors with the gallery” stated Gallery Director, Meghan Martin. The guest artists featured in this exhibition are Irene Bailey, Rebecca Bennett, Dino Casterline, Sabrina Conroy, Susan Currier, Stacey Fletcher Reynolds, Debra Mixon Holliday, Gina Phillips, Orit Reuben, Per Hans Romnes, Ron Vellucci, Cindy Wilson and Patricia Zalisko.
Prior to the opening of this exhibition, on Monday, November 27 (Cyber Monday), we will be showcasing an early preview of artwork on our website at www.artsondouglas.net. This is a great opportunity to lock in the purchase of a favorite work of art before the exhibition opens. As an added bonus, Arts on Douglas is offering free shipping (within the continental US) for any artwork featured in Small Things Considered from November 27 through December 16th.
Susan Currier, Spring Day, charcoal, gauche, india ink, prismacolor pencils, pastels, pencil, 5.75 inches x 8.25 inches
Left: Sara Pedigo, Return to the Beginning, oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
Right: Gustaf Miller, Who!, construction (cigar box), 9 x 7 inches
Seasonal Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 10 AM-5 PM, Saturday (extended hours) from 10 AM-6 PM.
PREVIEW EXHIBITION HERE