ARTIST RECEPTION WEEKEND: 12/15/17, 12/16/17 and 12/17/17 MEET THE ARTISTS: 1/27/18, 2/3/18, and 2/10/18 from 3-5p THE BIG SMALL SHOW brings works by over 100 artists from across New Jersey and the NY metropolitan area together at Drawing Rooms, the Jersey City art center. This survey of painting, drawing and three dimensional works completed in the last two years is opening with a weekend-long reception beginning Friday, December 15th from 6 to 9pm and continuing on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th & 17th from 2 to 6pm.
It's a weekend of art, music, wine, food and a silent auction, and hundreds of people are expected to attend. Admission to The Big Small Show is free of charge, and all artworks are for sale. THE BIG SMALL SHOW, in its fifth year at Drawing Rooms, features a large array of innovative and exceptional new works and allows visitors to discover artists new to them. The intimate setting of multiple rooms in this converted convent creates a place where art and artists connect with the public and with one another.
Curator Anne Trauben has met with artists throughout the year to select the participants and works. “For THE BIG SMALL SHOW we make full use of our multi-gallery room format to gather a selection of small works from each artist, grouping them in context together with one another, creating visual, formal and conceptual connections, amplifying themes and deepening ways of understanding the works. We are always including artists new to us in this exhibition along with artists who are part of our year-round community.”
In time for The BIG SMALL SHOW, a yearbook catalogue spotlighting all of Drawing Rooms’ 2017 exhibitions and outreach projects will be published, which will include over 200 artists’ works shown this year. Many local businesses are showing support by sponsoring an ad in the catalogue. The Yearbook will be featured at DRAWING ROOMS’ public events and online. Contact email@example.com to become a sponsor.
Art Auction Affordable original artworks from many artists will be up for silent auction at the exhibit. It’s a great opportunity to own an original of work of art, find a special holiday present and support Jersey City arts!
THE BIG SMALL SHOW reopens after the holidays on Friday, January 12, 2018 and runs through Saturday, February 17, 2018. The gallery is open Fridays 4 to 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 6pm. Special MEET THE ARTISTS Weekends will take place on 1/27/18, 2/3/18, and 2/10/18 from 3-5p all days, where artists and public can mingle in a smaller group setting. Admission is always free.