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Blue Rain's First Annual Holiday Miniature Show

November 27th, 2023

Blue Rain Gallery Unveils Miniature Marvels: A Showcase of Artistic Ingenuity for the Holiday Season

In a celebration of creativity and the holiday spirit, Blue Rain Gallery is delighted to announce its first annual Holiday Miniature Show, a mesmerizing Group Show featuring small-scale masterpieces crafted by 17 of the gallery's contemporary artists. The exhibition, opening on November 24, 2023, promises to captivate art enthusiasts with its unique blend of finely wrought details and the profound impact of downsized works, echoing the grandeur of their larger counterparts.

Sean Diediker, The Preponderance of Elsewhere, Oil on linen panel, Image: 10"h x 12"w

There has always been an enchanting allure to the miniature that transcends generations. The artists participating in the Holiday Miniature Show have embraced the challenge of distilling the power of their full-size works into pieces ranging from 6" x 6" to 10" x 10". The result is a collection that invites viewers to explore the intricacies of art on a more intimate scale, where every brushstroke and detail holds a world of meaning.

Helen K. Tindel, The Four of Us, Oil on panel with resin, Image: 6.25"h x 6.25"w

Much like poetry distills language to its essence, these miniature artworks reveal the depth and richness of the artists' worldviews. Roseta Santiago's haunting still lifes, Erin Currier's glowing portrayals of everyday heroes, and the diverse array of styles from the other participating artists collectively showcase the versatility and creativity thriving within the Blue Rain Gallery community.

GL Richardson, Ground Crew, Oil on panel, Image: 6"h x 12"w

The Holiday Miniature Show offers a unique opportunity for both seasoned and novice collectors to acquire works by established artists at an affordable price point. For those with limited budgets or wall space, these miniature masterpieces provide a doorway into the world of renowned artists who might otherwise be considered out of reach. Even the most seasoned collectors will find joy in discovering the perfect nook for these diminutive treasures, adding a touch of artistic charm to every corner of their homes.

Roseta Santiago, Southwest Son, Oil on canvas, Image: 5.5"h x 5.5"w

Perfectly timed for the holiday season, these miniature wonders also make for exceptional, one-of-a-kind gifts. Gifting a piece of art from the Holiday Miniature Show is not just giving a present; it's bestowing a timeless expression of creativity and thoughtfulness, destined to be cherished for years to come.

The participating artists represent a diverse range of styles, techniques, and inspirations. From the evocative works of Roseta Santiago and the dynamic compositions of Jim Vogel to the vibrant storytelling of Erin Currier and the cultural depth brought by artists like Hyrum Joe and Thomas "Breeze" Marcus, the Holiday Miniature Show is a testament to the rich tapestry of artistic expression thriving within Blue Rain Gallery.

Dennis Ziemienski, Hogan in the Valley, Oil on canvas board, Image: 8"h x 10"w

The lineup includes Roseta Santiago, Jim Vogel, G.L. Richardson, Kathryn Stedham, Hyrum Joe, Robin Jones, Dennis Ziemienski, Chris Pappan, Starr Hardridge, Helen K. Tindel, Deladier Almeida, Nathan Bennett, Erin Currier, Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, Sean Diediker, Matthew Sievers, and Ryan Singer.

In conclusion, the Blue Rain Gallery's Holiday Miniature Show promises a journey into the world of art on a miniature scale—a celebration of creativity, accessibility, and the holiday spirit. As the doors open on November 24, 2023, visitors can expect to be enthralled by the magic that unfolds within each small but impactful frame, proving once again that good things indeed come in small packages.


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