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Evergreen, CO
Evergreen Fine Art, November 21-December 13

Edward Aldrich, Slim Pickens, oil, 6 x 12.

Edward Aldrich, Slim Pickens, oil, 6 x 12.

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Evergreen Fine Art’s fifth annual Miniature Masterpieces show features a broad selection of paintings and sculptures, all measuring under 120 square inches. Opening with an artists’ reception on November 21 and running until December 13, the small-works show includes 50 artists presenting up to four pieces each in a variety of media and subject matter. “Because of the price point on these, this is a really good way for a new collector to begin a collection with an artist they like or have followed for a long time,” says gallery director of exhibitions Doug Kacena. It’s also a chance for seasoned collectors to expand their collections without sacrificing too much wall space.

This year’s show features artists regionally and nationally known for their high-quality work. Gallery artists participating include Robert Spooner, Karen Roehl, Edward Aldrich, Kim English, Pem Dunn, Ron Hicks, Dave Santillanes, Michael Untiedt, Kevin Weckbach, and Rosetta; invited guest artists include Jie Wei Zhou, Jan Mapes, Jeff Legg, and Quang Ho. “Robert [Spooner] is a gallery favorite, and he’s always pushing his medium,” Kacena says. “Another artist we’re excited about is Karen Roehl, who’s new to the gallery. She has a background as an abstract painter but incorporates horses into her work on top of abstract backgrounds.”

The Miniature Masterpieces show brings excitement to the gallery each year, as the works may be smaller in size but still big on quality. “One thing about miniature work is that you really get to see the hand of the artist,” Kacena says. “It’s not an over-thought piece or an over-worked piece, and sometimes I think the studies are even better than the larger pieces. I think they have a great attraction to them.” —Joe Kovack

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