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Smallworks holiday show from The Artist’s Studio in the Foothills in Grass Valley

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Paul Honatke is just one of the 40 artists that will be featured in the Smallworks Holiday show.

The Artists' Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) is thrilled to announce its 9th annual Smallworks in the Foothills holiday show.

On Friday, from 5-8 p.m., the center invites the public to celebrate this special holiday exhibit with fine art, food, wine and live music.

Each year the Smallworks Holiday Show brings the center's the gallery walls to life with hundreds of original, one of a kind works of art … paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media art, jewelry, ceramics and sculptural & functional works of art, all under 12 inches in size and perfect for holiday gift giving.

Each carefully composed gallery wall is a work of art in itself consisting of one or more of each of the forty-plus participants' up to 10 art entries.

For this special gallery event, hundreds of small artworks are collaged together — some by theme … Trees, birds, water, landscape and figurative works, and others in groups by featured artists, creating a kind of visual poetry in which the walls themselves, like vibrant mosaics, invite the viewer first to ponder the creative interpretations of various themes, and then to explore the intimate details of each artist's unique vision.

As tradition will have it for this exhibit, artworks will be continually "sold off the wall" creating an ever changing show. Guests are encouraged to shop and to take their purchases right away — so that each time a piece is sold a new one may replace it.

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The juried show continually accepts new artists and artworks throughout the course of the show.

The Foothills Ceramic Art Museum, located within the center, will feature a holiday exhibition titled, dinner at 8 p.m., featuring functional artistic dinnerware by 50 national and international artists.

This exhibit is part of the museums' 700 piece permanent collection of internationally acclaimed ceramic artists' works.

The Friday evening event offers guests delicious desserts, fruits, nuts and wine and featuring live music by jazz and classical pianist Gregory Young.

"And mark your calendars for next month too!" said Amanda Paoletti, ASiF owner-director.

ASiF's Holiday Open House & Trunk Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

This is an all day event featuring special guest jewelry artists, demonstrations and drop in holiday gift making workshops throughout the day. The Holiday Open House on Dec. 9 is a family friendly interactive holiday art event.

The Smallworks Holiday show runs from Friday through Dec. 23. The center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended holiday hours on Sundays in December.

For more information go to http://www.asifstudios.com.

KNOW & GO

WHO: Over 40 Nevada County Artists

WHAT: Opening Reception, Fine Art, Food, Wine & Live Music

WHERE: ASiF Studios, 940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley.

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Friday

CONTACT: Amanda Paoletti, 530-210-3162 / amandapaoletti.asif@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://www.asifstudios.com

Participating Artists: Yvonne Bartlett, Barbara Bitner, Eileen Blodgett, Odette Brush, Natalia Corich, Gretchen Davis, Sean Duggan, Flo Fahrenheit, Annette Fuchs, Sharon Griffiths, Cheri Guerrette, Barbara Harris, Barb Hefron, Sally Herring, Betsy Hufnagel, Paul Honatke, Susan Jakubik, Carianne James, Claudia Jeffers, Dodie Johnston, Betsey Marie Leach, Donna Levreault, Jill Mahanna, Susan Michalski, Anita Morgan, Jean Patterson, Amanda Paoletti, Jan Pellizzer, Louise Pryor, Michelle Reynolds, Nancy Salerno, Victoria Sarantopulos, Trisha Shelton, Lin Schiffner, Gail Sims, Charlotte Starn, Emily Sweeney, Cathy Tardif, Denise Wey, Mark Wilcox, and Barbara Wirth

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