The Fine Art of Miniature
There are only 20 recognized Miniature Art Shows in the USA. And, 1 of them is right here at Seaside Art Gallery in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Private collectors are known to enjoy these unusual beauties in their collections. And so can you.
For more than a millennium, collectors from around the world have sought after miniature art. The U.S. White House, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the U.K. Royal Collection all have notable collections of original miniature art. Private collectors are known to enjoy these unusual beauties in their collections. And so can you.
So where can you find these beauties?
There are only 20 recognized Miniature Art Shows in the USA. And, 1 of them is right here at Seaside Art Gallery in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The gallery opens its heralded ‘Annual International Miniature Art Show’ on April 30th, and it runs through May 30th, 2016. This April marks the gallery’s 25th year for this amazing art show. The next closest shows are in Washington D.C. this Fall, and another was states away in Florida this past January.
“The International Miniature Art Show is an exciting time around here at the gallery,” says owner Melanie Smith. “In fact, it’s one of our favorites. More miniatures are arriving daily, and I have to say they are amazing. From paintings …to etchings …to sculptures. There is a diverse palate for every taste.”
You can own original art from across the globe
This amazing miniature art show is sure to delight.
The pieces are instantly engaging. Two hundred of the very best miniature artists have entered their art in the show. And they come from 5 continents, 8 countries and 36 states in the USA.
You can see the different flavor of each artist’s country, and the influence their surroundings have in their art. Each piece of art interprets a window of exquisite beauty expressed through the eyes of the artist’s heart.
These miniature gems are in watercolor, graphite, paper, sculpture, oils, pastels, ink, mixed media…just about anything you can imagine.
Artists use special techniques to transform subjects from life-sized to ‘minute’ in scale. They even use magnifying lenses and close-range binoculars to miniaturize each brush, or pencil stroke. The results are remarkable. The fine detail, excellence and visual expression are brilliant.
Preview the show online now and own an original before the show opens!
The 25th International Miniature Art Show is an excellent opportunity to own an original piece of art by a renowned artist for an affordable price.
Show dates are April 30th – May 30th, 2016. All artwork for the show is for sale now. Prices begin at $100. New pieces come into the gallery daily. Collectors are buying pieces as they come into the gallery.
You can see these miniature works of art here. You’ll also see the new arrivals as they come in. And you can purchase them before the show opens. When the show is over, the gallery will send your purchase to you, with free shipping in the USA.
The judges for the show this year are the esteemed miniaturists, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist. They are members of The Miniature Artists of America, The Miniature Art Society of Florida, The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC, The Society of Animal Artists and The World Federation of Miniaturists.
A Family Gallery
Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest galleries in the Southeast with 55 years of excellence and reputed customer service. It is owned and operated by the Smith family. The gallery is located at 2716 South Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head NC. Their toll-free number is 800-828-2444.