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Miniature Art Show Awards 2016

 

While some may think of tiny doll-house art when they hear the words 'Miniature Art', it is in fact a long-lived original art form that requires as much if not more talent and skill than that of a fine artist working on a larger scale. Due to the minute size of the art, typically 1/6 of the subject's life size, it can take a miniature artist up to 6 times longer to complete these tiny masterpieces. What makes Miniature Art so special is the minute attention to detail and technical perfection of the artist's skill. The work is meant to be experienced up close. It literally fits in the palm of your hand. "Miniature art is a unique art fine art form, tracing its origins from illuminated manuscripts and medallions. As a portable intimate form of art, it was easily carried in a pocket or a locket and basked in popularity from the court of Henry VIII up until the advent of photography in the mid 1800s.", explains Wes Siegrist renowned Miniature Fine Artist and Historian.  These scaled works of art are truly treasures to behold, and often with a magnifying glass. 

 

Artistic Designs Gallery is proud to display their juried exhibition of over 125 of these exquisitely detailed works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, pastels, oil on ivorine, mixed media, etchings, pen and ink.  You can view the show during regular business hours in our gallery. All works will remain on exhibit through the duration of the show and may be picked up by or shipped to the buyers after the show closes on August 27.

 

To see the award winning artwork in these exhibits click following links:83rd Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature The Miniature Art Society of Florida's 2016 Exhibit

 

Several exhibiting artists are members of the following prestigious societies Miniature Artists of America (MAA)Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers SocietyCider Painters of AmericaAmerican Watercolor Society (AWS), and Society of Animal Artists (SAA) 

 

10th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show Award Winners

 

 

Alfalfa in the Air ROSSIN-1909-800-450-80

Best of Show & Best of Acrylic: "Alfalfa in the Air", Acrylic by Linda Rossin

 

 

wiggill thorn tree-2023-800-450-80

Best of Drawing: "Thorn Tree" Graphite, by Karyn Wiggill 

 

 

Harris Oil Evening Shadow-1980-800-450-80

Best of Oil: "Evening Shadows" Oil by Gini Harris

 

 

Rhapsody In Blue Framed-1946-800-450-80

Best of Watercolor: "Rhapsody in Blue" Watercolor by Rachelle Siegrist

 

 

Pine Barrens 72-1943-800-450-80 

Judge's Choice: "Pine Barrens" Oil by Charles Rowe

 

 

Listed below are all current artists in this year's show. Several exhibiting artists have recently be recognized with awards by the following miniature art societies: Miniature Artists of America (MAA)Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers Society, and Cider Painters of America.

 

MFAS 2016 Participating Artists
 

Beverly Abbott MAA, SAA

Christine Bass   

Susan Brooke  

Viviane De Kosinsky, MAA  

Carlene Earl  

Elizabeth Eckert 

Judith Edgington Bayes

Melinda Fabian

Tykie Ganz, MAA, MASF, MPSGS

Jeanie Gordon

Robert E. Grant

Elaine Hahn, MAA 

Tracy Hall

Richard W. Haynes, MAA, AWS

Gini Harris

Judith E. Johnson

Denise Horne-Kaplan

Susan Kern

Janet Laird-Lagassee, AWS, MAA

Judy Lalingo, MAA, SAA

Lena Leitzke

Gail MacArgel, MAA

Helen Mathyssen-Dobbins

Gunni Nilsson Price

Kathy Pollak

Linda Rossin, MAA, SAA

Charles Rowe

Angela Santos

Mary Serfass, MAA

Rachelle Siegrist, MAA, SAA

Wes Siegrist, MAA, SAA

Barbara Stanton, MAA

Laura H. Von Stetina, MAA

Wayne Waldron, MAA, FRSA

Akiko Watanabe, MAA

Karyn Wiggill, ARMS

Diana M. Wyles