The Council’s “Miniature Art 2017” exhibition, sponsored by Ludwig’s Jewelers, opened Friday November 3rd with a reception from 5-8 pm. 197 original works of art are on display: oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; drawings; and hand-pulled prints and sculpture, many by nationally known artists.

Please consider visiting the Miniature Exhibition during our non-class hours:
Tuesdays 10am-noon November 7 & 14
Wednesdays 10am-noon November 15 through December 20
Fridays 10am-noon November 10 & 17 and December 15 & 22.

“We received 360 entries this year,” explained Exhibit Coordinator Anne Finucane, “from 112 artists in 20 states. We advertise nationally, and always receive entries from artists all over the country!”

Judge and juror for this year’s show was Andrea Evans. Judge Andrea Evans spoke with CAMS North Eighth Grade Art Club Members, who, with their advisor CAMS North faculty member Rachel Brown, assisted with preparation for the judging of Miniature Art 2017 on October 10th.

Evans teaches in the Drawing Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has a practice founded in drawing, painting, sculpture, and performance. When selecting works and award-winners for Miniature Art ’17, Evans spoke of looking for works that used their medium – paint, colored pencil, bronze, etc. – in a dynamic way. “How interesting is it to look at?” she asked. “How does it read from across the gallery, and then, does it reward you with interesting details when you look from up close?”   She chose works that continued to stand out, upon repeated looks, in terms of composition and color, as well as detail.

Arizona-born and Baltimore-based, Andrea Evans received her BFA in painting from Arizona State University, and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University.   During her 10 years of residence in Boston, she was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Drawing, St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and Blanche E. Colman Award.

Miniature Art 2017 will be on display at the Council from November 3 through January 5, 2018, with gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 10 am-2 pm, and by appointment. Holiday season visitors should call to check open hours: 717-264-6883.