Nags Head, NC, April 22, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Seaside Art Gallery opens its heralded ‘Annual International Miniature Art Show’ on Saturday, April 30th, and it runs through Monday May 30th, 2016. This April marks the gallery’s 25th year for this amazing art show.
It is sure to delight.
The popular show features 600 works of art. 200 of the very best miniature artists have entered their art in the show. And they come from 5 continents, 8 countries, and 36 states in the USA.
“The International Miniature Art Show is an exciting time around here at the gallery,” says owner Melanie Smith. “In fact, it’s one of our favorites. More miniatures are arriving daily, and I have to say they are amazing. From paintings...to etchings...to sculptures. There is a diverse palate for every taste.”
Fine Art in Miniature
These miniature gems are in watercolor, graphite, paper, sculpture, oils, pastels, ink, mixed media…just about anything you can imagine.
Artists have worked diligently since the 16th century to create masterpieces in original miniature art. They even use magnifying lenses and close-range binoculars to miniaturize each brush, or pencil stroke.
The results are remarkable.
The fine detail, excellence and visual expression are brilliant. These amazing creations are often referred to as ‘the little jewels of the art world.’
This is an excellent opportunity to own an original piece of art by a renowned artist for an affordable price.
People’s Choice Award
When you stop in and see the show, you can vote for your favorite “mini” for the People’s Choice Award. The winning piece will be announced along with the Judges’ awards at a special awards reception at the gallery on Saturday May 28th, 2016, 7pm-9pm.
The awards reception is open to the public. Refreshments are served. You can meet many of the artists, and the Judges, in person.
This year’s Judges are the esteemed miniaturists, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist. They are members of The Miniature Artists of America, The Miniature Art Society of Florida, The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC, The Society of Animal Artists, and The World Federation of Miniaturists. They have co-authored several books together on the subject.
A Family Gallery
Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest galleries in the Southeast with 55 years of excellence and reputed customer service.
Chances are, you’ll meet or talk with the owner, Melanie Smith. She’s at the gallery daily. Her parents, Chester and Barbara Smith, established the gallery in 1961 in the town of Nags Head, and the family has owned and operated it ever since. Melanie and the staff are happy to tell you anything you want to know about the art.
Melanie is an accredited fine arts appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers. The authenticity of the gallery’s art is fully guaranteed.
The gallery is located at 2716 South Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head NC. Their toll-free number is 800-828-2444.