More than 100 artists represented in ‘It’s A Small, Small Work 2010’

The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will hold its third annual small works show titled, ”It’s a Small, Small Work 2010” beginning Nov. 17 through Friday, Dec. 31. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The show provides a unique opportunity to purchase original art at very modest prices. Most artwork is priced between $20 and $80. No work is priced over $300. Artwork is sold off the wall in a “pay and walk away” style.

Artist participation in the annual small works continues to grow each year from 68 participating artists in 2008, 96 artists in 2009 to over 100 artists in 2010 with over 500 pieces of art from which to choose.

Artists were sought from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area which encompasses the 25 westernmost counties in North Carolina. The show challenges artists to create works smaller than 12 inches in every dimension, including base, matting and frame. Participating artists include emerging artists, mid-career artists and established artists who have been producing work for a number of years. It’s a Small, Small Work 2010 features a variety of mediums including: painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, collage, fiber, sculpture, gouache, woodworking, metal, jewelry and photography.

The small works show is a win-win situation for customers, artists and the Arts Council. The customer purchases small pieces of original art for a smaller price, artists receive a better than average commission on the sale, and the Arts Council retains a small commission to help support the organization and its programs and events.

For more information about It’s a Small, Small Work 2010 visit the Haywood County Arts Council website at This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Who: Presented by Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86.

What: It’s A Small, Small Work featuring artwork 12 or smaller by more than 100 artists from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in North Carolina.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Dec. 31. Opening reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, from noon to 5 p.m. in conjunction with Downtown Waynesville’s Holiday Open House. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Where: Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 located at 86 North Main Street, Waynesville.

Admission: Free and open to the public. All artwork is for sale.

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