If It’s December, It Must be Time for the Miniature Show!
For the 12th consecutive year, Vashon Center for the Arts will host the annual Miniature Show, a festival of Art in the Small. For those not in the know, the art form predates our show by more than a few years, rooted as it is in a long and respected history that dates back to the Renaissance. The style of the miniaturist is as unique as the artist, but also includes all the elements of “normal” art forms: line, composition, color and balance . . . plus the additional challenge of executing it all in a format that covers only a few square inches.
Our Miniature Show exhibits works by over 30 island artists and is truly a sampling of Vashon’s visual artsgenius. Artists work in wood, paint, mixed media, photography, fiber, clay, and more. The only rule is that all two-dimensional pieces must be under 6 x 6 (36 square inches or less including framing), and three-dimensional work must be no larger than 5 x 5 x 5 inches. Each artist will show one to five pieces.
The invitational show began in 2007 by co-curators Janice Mallman and Carol Schwennesen. This year’s co-curators, Devin Grimm and Carol Schwennesen, have collaborated to select the talented group of Vashon artists whose work will be displayed throughout December.
If you’ve never been to this show, plan on coming opening night, Friday, December 7, starting at 6 pm. It is not unusual for a significant portion of the show to sell out that evening. If you’re keen on an original piece of Vashon art for a holiday present or for a special corner of your home or office, this is the show you’ve been waiting for!
Friday, December 7 at 6 pm
Some of the artists showing this year include:
- Andrea Bellon
- Janice Mallman
Mary Liz Austin
Artists shown on Exhibit graphic: Rose Belknap, Terri Fletcher, Gale Lurie, Nancy Sipple and Janice Mallman