Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Little Things

I've had these ATCs (artist trading cards) sitting at home in a drawer since 2005, so when I recently heard about an upcoming exhibit of tiny art, I decided to donate them.  A member of my FANE group,   Claire Oehler, lives in Old Forge, NY in the Adirondack mountains (she is the retired former owner of The Country Quilter fabric and quilt supply shop in Somers, NY).  She is active in a few art groups there, and let us know about an upcoming exhibit of "The Little Things" in a gallery called View.  Any media are accepted, three dimensional as well as two dimensional, so jewelry, basketry, stone, glass, and encaustics might be there amid drawings and paintings, but all entries are only 2.5" x 3.5 or fit into a 3"x3" box.

The exhibit is a fundraiser for the gallery and visitors to View can purchase votes for their favorite miniature for $1 beginning at the opening reception on July 27th and until the show closes on September 15th.  These purchased votes are chances for viewers to win their favorite pieces.

I really enjoyed creating these little pieces - it was fun to experiment and play with materials and perspective in such a small space.  I don't currently have plans to get up there at all, but it would be fun to see all the tiny works of art that others have made.

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