Show Preview | Howard/Mandville Gallery: Small Works Show

Kirkland, WA, November 15-December 2

Todd Williams, Gilbert’s Barn, oil, 8 x 10.

Todd Williams, Gilbert’s Barn, oil, 8 x 10.

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This month, Howard/Mandville Gallery presents its 22nd annual invitational small works show, featuring more than 200 new paintings by more than 100 artists. “This event has become an exciting tradition for our gallery and has gained a reputation among collectors as one of the best small painting shows in the country,” says gallery owner Pat Howard.

Howard says the show is popular among collectors because it offers a diverse collection of paintings by both emerging and nationally renowned artists and features a wide variety of subject matter and mediums. Additionally, she explains, small works shows are often appealing to collectors because “the smaller size allows them to acquire works by leading artists at more affordable prices.”

Eric Bowman, On In Two, oil, 8 x 6.

Eric Bowman, On In Two, oil, 8 x 6.

The show features paintings by both gallery artists and guest artists, each displaying up to three new works sized approximately 11 by 14 inches or smaller. “We invite artists whose work we either represent on an ongoing basis or have come to know throughout our many years as a gallery, as well as new and emerging artists we’re interested in,” Howard says. The impressive roster of participating artists this year includes Pem Dunn, Kent Lovelace, William Suys, Jeremy Browne, Sueellen Ross, John D. Phillips, Todd Williams, Andre Kohn, Eric Bowman, and Deborah Fuelberth.

A preview is available to collectors November 15-17 at the gallery and on the gallery’s website. The show opens with a reception and set-price sale at the gallery from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 17. Works with more than one intent-to-purchase bid submitted prior to the opening reception are sold by draw at 6 p.m. that evening, and all other works remain on display and for sale on a first-come, first-served basis through December 2.

Howard is looking forward to this year’s show, which she expects to be yet another success. “There’s a lot of energy surrounding this show, and it’s one that our collectors get excited about … it’s just a lot of fun,” she says. —Lindsay Mitchell

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