“Fine Art Appetizers Exhibition.” December 1st 2 to 4pm, Holly Folly weekend

“The Fine Art Appetizer Exhibition”

featuring small works, will feature work by the William Thomson Estate and work by stable and guest artists, opens with a reception on Friday, November 23, from 2 to 4 pm and a follow-up reception December 1st 2 to 4, Holly Folly weekend.
A person can make a meal of exceptional, perfect, mini morsel; the delectable appetizers. They can also cover a wall with small, tasty, choice works of art, such as those featured in the “Fine Art Appetizers Exhibition.”

“We’ve decided to open Black Friday full of small works, and rare work by William Thomson in a wide variety of styles. In addition to different paint mediums, the show will feature encaustic and sculpture.”

This special starter’s paintings and sculpture largely top out at 12-by-12 inches, with some as small as 8 x 8. Along with newly discovered work by Master Painter William Thomson.

Steve Bowersock will join the lineup. Bowersock’s surreal paintings are exhibited in galleries from Provincetown to Florida and west to California.

“Steve rarely works in this size, making them rare, and highly sought after by his collectors,” Mike Senger says. “He’d planned to skip this exhibit to focus on one later in the season. But motivated by collectors’ requests he locked himself in the studio to produce a small collection.”

“Appetizer” features some the nation’s finest artists, largely from the Northeast, at a price most can afford, Senger adds. “It’s a great opportunity to work on a personal collection along with discovering rare works by William Thomson.”

Emma Ashby’s dream-like encaustic and Carey Armstrong-Ellis, comical to demented toys. Sculptor Jeanne’ McCartin returns with a few surreal works from her “Face-it” series.

“Scott Conary has been with us a very short time and proven quite popular with our more discerning collectors,” Senger says. “This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with his exceptional, and add him to your collection.”

And once again Bowersock Gallery opens the vaults and offers a collection from the estate of William Thomson, an outstanding, contemporary American artist who passed in 2014. The artist’s work appears in the Britain Museum of American Art, Holyoke Museum of Art & History, Mattatuck Museum, DeCordova Museum, Berkshire Museum, and Slater Museum collections, among others. It is found in major private collections and was featured in the “Great American Watercolor” exhibition of the New Britain Museum of American Art, among others throughout the world.

“Thomson showed a brilliant hand with every genre, landscapes, portraits, narratives, and even with the rare still-life,” Senger says. “He was a formidable artist, dedicated and sincere to his career to the end and it is apparent. This collection is a gem for his collectors, new and old.”

The Bowersock Gallery has represented some of the Northeast finest artists for 14 years; many with national standing. The artists include established and emerging painters, sculptors, and mixed medium artists. All will be exhibited in Salon style, in the gallery’s additional two rooms in addition to the current, featured exhibition.

“‘Appetizers’ features an exquisite selection, an enticing sampling of what’s to come for the 2019 season,” Senger says. “And the nice thing is – ‘they’re small and rare.”