Thursday, January 26, 2012

The 37th Annual Small Image Show is Open!

OMG, Folks.  Just take a Preview Look!!

      "Midnight Schemer", mixed media by Linda Kardoff

Gotta run to the studio, but I just had to give you all a quick peek at the FANTASTIC work of some of the artists in this year's 37th Annual Small Image Show at Gallery 21, located in Spanish Village Art Center at 1770 Village Place, San Diego, California.  The show just opened and is, I have to say, (so does Monique Straub, pastel artist in studio 34B) one of the best, if not "the best" I have witnessed.  WOW...and then some!  As I said, I have to run to the studio, so I will continue the commentary later.  But, just to whet your appetite, here are a few of the amazing art pieces that you will see in the exhibition.  There are so many, it is difficult to choose a favorite, but I'll give it a whirl after the reception.

                     "Two Visionaries", porcelain mixed media by Sue Bakely                                 

                   "Media Pouch", leather by Margaret Gordon-Espe                                   

            "Horse IV", Mixed collage by Suzanne LaJoie

        "Blue Ring Teapot", clay by Vaughan Nelson

               "Cat and Mouse", mixed media by Mimi Levinson

How's that for star quality?  I visited the show, briefly, yesterday and I am clearly impressed.  You will be, too.  The opening reception is on January 28, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with fantastic cuisine and musical ambiance, gratis.   But, don't worry.  I won't keep you hanging until then.

I'll be back in a jiff to fill you in on the Winners of the competition, and Who's Who among Purchase Awards recipients.   Can you say...TALENT (three times in a row...real fast)?

Written and posted by Cassandra Shepard, Studio 32
All images, text and content copyrighted, 2012, all rights reserved

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Call for 37th Annual Small Image Show in Gallery 21

Event photography by Rose Stepan Photography


Hello All,

It's that time again, when Gallery 21 in Spanish Village Art Center hosts the Annual Small Image Show.  This is the 37th Annual Small Image Show, and of course we are proud to present this much loved event each year.  Over the years the Small Image Show has grown and become a time-honored and much anticipated exhibition for artists and art enthusiasts alike.  The show is scheduled to run from January 25 - February 27, 2012.  Gallery 21 will be open daily from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., where one or more of the participating artists will be there to greet guests.  In conjunction with the show, the Opening Reception will be on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

The mission statement for the Annual Small Image Show is to provide a unique challenge for the artist by utilizing a small image concept in the widest range of visual expression.  Art is accepted in the following categories:  Oils, Watercolors, Acrylics, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Enamels, Fibers, Mixed, Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Jewelry, Digital and all Media.  All submissions must be made by the artist.

                                            IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
                                  "Two Pieces of View", by Vicki Leon, glass artist

Delivery of artwork for the jury process has a deadline of Friday, January 13, 2012 (1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 14, 2012 (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.), at Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Place, San Diego, California, 92101.

The competition is open to all artists.  All work must be original and completed within the last year.  Work done under the supervision of an instructor, or work requiring special installation or handling will not be accepted.

Preparation and (required) specifications for juried work is:  Artwork measures no more than 10" in any direction (or dimension), including frame, base and display.  (Qualifying criteria for acceptance in the competition)

With your participation and support, let's make this another fantastic year for the 37th Annual Small Image Show and competition.  I can hardly wait to meet all of you at Gallery 21, and experience the magnificence of your artistic expression.  So, hurry.  Don't hesitate...just step right up "artisanos".  The long line starts to the right!  I'll be the one with the BIG smile!

For more detailed information and entry forms for the 37th Annual Small Image show, visit:

Written and posted by Cassandra Shepard, Studio 32
All images, content and text copyrighted, 2012, all rights reserved
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