Our Annual Small Works Exhibition

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Happy Holidays everyone! It’s hard to believe that we only have 1 full day left until Christmas! We’re sure everyone is feeling the last minute pressures of wrapping, family gatherings, and last minute shopping. Well first, lets all take a deep breath, go to a happy place, and talk about some art!

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“As Instinct Lies Dormant,” 19×20, oil on linen by Stephen Early – featured in Small Works 2017

Art can be a very personal and meaningful gift for a loved one. If can reflect their taste, unveil a particular memory, passions, or personality. Maybe you look at a piece of art and can’t help but be reminded of someone close to you. That’s what is so unique about out Annual Small Works exhibition. The exhibition contains works by a variety of artists, which focus on a variety of subjects. If someone you know loves figures, then Stephen Early may be an artists for them or maybe they love landscapes, then Bethanne Cople would be a spectacular choice. There truly is something for everyone featured in Small Works 2017 and we guarantee whoever you’re buying for will be absolutely thrilled!

COPLE Tho Tramping Neath a Winter's Sky

“Tho Tramping ‘Neath a Winter’s Sky,” 6×8, oil on paper by Bethanne Cople – featured in Small Works 2017

It has been such a delightful holiday season around here. We’ve been busy organizing exhibitions, receiving new works, and shipping pieces to their new homes. We had a spectacular time at our opening reception for Small Works, which took place on December 2nd. A variety of over 25 artists brought us over 100 paintings for the exhibition and everyone came out that Saturday afternoon to see what we were featuring this year.

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Small Works Exhibition – 2017

Visitors enjoyed hot apple cider and tasty treats as they viewed the artwork. In addition, throughout the afternoon local artist Bethanne Cople presented a Live Painting Demonstration!

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Artist Bethanne Cople painting her demo piece: “Meek Leaves Drop Yearly from Forest Trees”

Bethanne worked from two small studies surrounded by her brand new pieces she prepared solely for Small Works. She painted in increments and during her breaks she engaged with visitors, answering questions as well as taking pictures. She entertained everyone with her bubbly, enthusiastic, and positive spirit. She was an absolute delight to watch.

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Guests watching Bethanne paint and some pulled out their sketchbooks to follow along

Bethanne Cople gave us the last painting demonstration of 2017! Throughout the year we had four live painting demonstrations and each one was sensational. In August we welcomed local artist Robert Liberace. In September we featured Philly based artist, Valerio D’Ospina. In October Utah based artist, Casey Childs came to see us, and lastly, but certainly not least Bethanne Cople in December! Each of these artists created stunning demo pieces for us and we’d like to say THANK YOU! We are beyond grateful for all of our artists, their hard work and determination to their craft.

 

From all of us here at the Principle Gallery, we wish you Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year! We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!

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