Popular Art Show, Sale Returns

Monday, December 1, 2008

Calling all art lovers and artists. Come celebrate the winter holidays with the second annual “Good Things Come in Small Packages” show and sale.

Calling all art lovers and artists. Come celebrate the winter holidays with the second annual “Good Things Come in Small Packages” show and sale.The exhibit will feature artwork for sale from UWG faculty, students, alumni and community residents from Friday, Dec. 5, to Thursday, Dec. 11. An Opening Party will celebrate the event on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The party and show is free and the community is invited to attend.

Submissions of up to three works of art no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” can be made by artists for “Good Things Come in Small Packages” at the Main Gallery in the Humanities Building on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Space is available on a first come, first serve basis until the gallery is filled. The specified size can be framed or unframed with the unframed work hung on the wall by pins.

Stephanie Smith, instructor of art and coordinator of the Gallery exhibits, said last year’s exhibit sold out.

“In these tough economic times, making the choice to support local artists and buying something handmade and unique is a powerful statement,” said Smith. “Giving handmade items is a gift from the heart.”

Last December, the Main Gallery was filled with a an eclectic range of works including oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, photography, charcoal, pencil and ink drawings, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking and sculpture.

“This exhibition is an opportunity for students, faculty and the local art community alike to exhibit their work side by side,” said Smith. “We can share in their ideas and their inspiration.”

Take the opportunity to own a work of art at reasonable prices and benefit both the artist and the Department of Art. For more information, call 678-839-4950 or email slsmith@westga.edu