Good Things Come ...The Annual Small Works Exhibition
December 1, 2023 - January 2, 2024

Good Things Come ...The Annual Small Works Exhibition, at Bowersock Gallery brings gifts of distinction, soul, and beauty - in a word, art!

The Annual Small Works Gift Exhibition" opens Friday, December 1st with a reception from 1 to 5 pm and December 2nd from 11 to 5 pm; the show runs through January 2nd, 2024.

If you're looking to ditch the malls and return to gift-giving with meaning, gifts that are unique, personal, and many with unfolding stories, then art is unquestionably the answer. Art offers a way to say something special - to say the recipient is special.

"Equally wonderful is that art comes with the name, and often backstory of the regional or local artist who created the piece, someone who brings skill and passion to the artwork.”

"Good Things Come ..." features a broad range of genres, and mediums. Some pieces exist for the pure joy of their beauty and others - beauties as well, of course - to make the viewer think, laugh, or just to find solace in the quiet.  

Works will include several new pieces, sculptures, and paintings, including items by local artists Kathleen Kendall, and Steve Bowersock along with regional artists Noriko Fox, Terry Rafferty, Jeanne' McCartin, and Christopher Gowell. 

"Christopher has been with us since the start, originally as a sculptor. These days she's delivering incredible, richly hued oils, truly stunning works," says Bowersock. “Kathleen, a local artist, was brought in as a guest last year and is now part of our stable of artists. Her collection features fantastical paintings featuring soft-hued, whimsical women surrounded by birds and flowers."  

A new collection of Fox's still-life work includes goldfish and other delights with 8x10 smaller pieces having just arrived. Rafferty's work will feature a number of her charming animals; think mice with umbrellas or a rabbit entertaining friends with shadow play.

"Jeanne' has sent an interesting collection of combine-art wall sculptures," Bowersock says. "There's a small humorous collection of women gossiping (circa '67), a fierce Red Riding Hood, and several other contemplative pieces."

Bowersock's new selection consists of small studies based on many of his popular imagery, including his sky, and house series, in addition to new themes.

"Good things DO come in small packages. We've put together a truly exciting, interesting collection, items you can be proud to gift - or happy to purchase for yourself," says Bowersock. " Come in and talk, tell us about the person you're looking for and we'll be happy to help you find the perfect match."