A different kind of art show is on display at Art Gallery 3698 in Westminster, one featuring more than 100 mini paintings — mini meaning nothing …
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A different kind of art show is on display at Art Gallery 3698 in Westminster, one featuring more than 100 mini paintings — mini meaning nothing larger than 5-by-7 inches.
Artists from all over Colorado submitted up to three pieces for this year’s mini art show, offering the public an opportunity to view an interesting variety of paintings.
“There are so many different mediums in this art show,” said Joyce Graf, one of the artists featured in the show and a member of the Paletteers Art Club. “The subject matter and the styles are so varied in this show. There has to be something for everyone.”
A total of 143 paintings from 49 artists create a mural of artwork on a few walls of the gallery. Each painting is for sale at a much cheaper price than a typical painting, many under $100, Graf said.
The show was also juried by nationally-known local artist Peggy Stenmark. One best in show, five merit awards and five honorable mentions were awarded.
Graf received a merit award for her landscape painting of Rocky Mountain National Park.
“I’m always pleased to win an award, it confirms that you are working on the right direction and are improving,” Graf said. “But I do know that it was quite difficult for our judge to narrow down all the entries to find the winners because there were so many great paintings.”
Graf said the mini art show is becoming more popular each year.
She said for many artists this is the first time their paintings have been in a show and it’s an opportunity for artists to try out a new medium.
Because the painting itself is so small, Graf said it’s easier to create a variety of paintings in different mediums because it’s not as time-consuming for the artists.
“With a smaller painting an artist can do multiples in a new medium and find the best one,” she said. “Artists are much more willing to use their energy for a day or two rather than three weeks on a new medium.”
The mini art show at Art Gallery 3698, 3698 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster, runs until Dec. 15. Hours for the gallery are 12-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
For more information call 303-487-1981.
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