Show Preview | NOAPS Holiday Small Works

Parkville, MO
Cathy Kline Art Gallery, through December 30

Miguel Malagon, City Mist, oil, 8 x 16.

Miguel Malagon, City Mist, oil, 8 x 16.

This story was featured in the December 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art December 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

While 200 square inches may seem like more than enough canvas, it can be difficult for artists to size down their work to that extent. But the constraints often force artists to think even more creatively about their subject matter and how they present it. In a new show hosted by the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, artists from across the country and Canada bring their small pieces to the Holiday Small Works Show and Sale.

The show features 197 paintings by 153 member artists and is hosted by Cathy Kline Art Gallery in Parkville, MO, through the end of December. This is the first show the organization has hosted in the small town outside of Kansas City, MO. “Parkville is a quaint little town, and the gallery was excited to host this type of show around the holidays,” says NOAPS director Hebe Brooks. It is also the organization’s first small-works show, with the maximum canvas size set at 10 by 20 inches. The work ranges widely in subject matter, including florals, interiors, landscapes, cityscapes, and figurative works. A panel of five jurors selected the works for the show and Brooks serves as judge of awards this year. Accepted artists include Blair Atherholt, Debra Keirce, Jason Sacran, William Schneider, and Alex Zonis.

“Because the work isn’t holiday themed, this is the perfect event to start collecting art,” Brooks says. “Whether you are purchasing for yourself or a family member, this is a great show to begin with because the works are small and affordable.” All paintings are featured on the organization’s website and are for sale through the gallery. A percentage of the sales go to a local charity that helps feed children. “These are kids that mainly eat when they go to school and don’t have much of anything at home,” Brooks says. “It is great that we can also help others during the holidays.”  —Mackenzie McCreary

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This story was featured in the December 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art December 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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