The Council for the Arts’ “Miniature Art 2019” exhibition, sponsored by Ludwig’s Jewelers, opened Friday November 1st with a reception from 5-8 pm.

187 original works of art a redisplayed: oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; drawings; and hand-pulled prints and sculpture, many by nationally known artists. We received 307 entries this year, from 99 artists in 18 states!

Judge and juror for this year’s show was Lisa Sheirer. Sheirer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from West Virginia University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Notre Dame. She currently serves as a professor of art at Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD. Sheirer’s creative career has spanned 40+ years; she has produced large ceramic and glass murals for Baltimore-Washington International Airport, commissioned by the Maryland Department of Transportation, and a glass mural installed in the Western MD Health System lobby in Cumberland, MD. Sheirer has exhibited her work in numerous solo shows from Chicago to Washington, DC.

Miniature Art 2019 will be on display at the Council from November 1 through December 20, 2019, with gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 10 am-2 pm, and by appointment. Holiday season visitors should call to check open hours: 717-264-6883.