Small works on display, for sale at Gallery 86

The Haywood County Arts Council’s third annual show of “pint-sized” artwork titled, ”It’s a Small, Small Work 2010” is currently on exhibit at Gallery 86 now through Friday, Dec. 31, in Waynesville.

The show provides a unique opportunity to purchase original art at very modest prices—just in time for holiday gift-giving. Most artwork is priced between $20 and $80, with no work priced over $300. Artwork is sold off the wall in a “pay and walk away” style.

Participation in the annual small works has grown from 68 participating artists in 2008 to 118 artists in 2010. “There are over 500 pieces of art from which to choose—but folks better hurry because artists are limited to five pieces—and the work sells fast,” says Arts Council director Kay Miller, who started the show three years ago.

Artists must reside in one of the 25 counties that comprise the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in western North Carolina. The show challenges artists to create works smaller than 12 inches in every dimension, including base, matting, and frame, etc.

For more information about “It’s a Small, Small Work 2010” visit the Haywood County Arts Council website at

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