Show Preview | Small Works Show

Fredericksburg, TX
InSight Gallery, December 5-28

Christopher Blossom, NY Pilot Boat “Washington” #22, oil, 10 x 12.

Christopher Blossom, NY Pilot Boat “Washington” #22, oil, 10 x 12.

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’Tis the season, as they say—and in the fine-art world, that means it’s the perfect time for gallery shows featuring small works at great prices. For the past few years, InSight Gallery’s annual Small Works Show has provided collectors and art lovers looking for the perfect gift with a variety of options from many of today’s top representational artists. “This year we are expecting 30 new works from our talented stable of gallery artists, as well as a select few invited artists,” gallery owner Meredith Plesko says. The show opens with a reception on Friday, December 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and features works that are 20 by 24 inches or smaller.

Beyond the size restraints, however, there is almost no limit to the type of art available. The works on view feature an array of styles and mediums, with subject matter that runs the gamut from landscapes to marine art and from wildlife to still life. This year’s impressive roster of participating gallery artists includes Mian Situ, George Hallmark, Walt Gonske, John Fawcett, Daniel Gerhartz, Eldridge Hardie, and Francois Koch. A South Africa-born painter now based in Tucson, AZ, Koch is known for his atmospheric depictions of the western American landscape. His 12-by-18-inch oil painting titled SUMMER SKIES is one of the many highlights of this year’s show. The list of invited artists is also quite impressive and includes prominent painters such as Z.S. Liang, Laura Robb, Daniel Pinkham, and Christopher Blossom. Known for his ability to portray the majestic beauty of nautical vessels with precision and accuracy, Blossom paints with a clear appreciation for the sea and passion for maritime history. His 10-by-12-inch oil painting titled NY PILOT BOAT “WASHINGTON” #22 is another highlight of the show.

At press time, many of the works remained to be seen—which Plesko finds to be one of the most exciting aspects of a show like this. “Each year we are thrilled to see what treasures will arrive at the gallery, and this year is no exception, with world-class art continuing to come in from across the country,” she says. —Lindsay Mitchell

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