Good Things Come in Small Packages – Small Works of Art for Holiday Gift Giving

December 4, 2014

providence art club

The Galleries at the Providence Art Club

By Lynda Simonton

I’ve noticed an emerging holiday gift trend that I wanted to share before you begin your holiday shopping in earnest. Many art galleries are hosting shows of small works specially curated for holiday gift giving. Often these pieces are offered at affordable prices, making them a great alternative to the usual holiday gifts. Why not bypass the mall and take the time to select a meaningful piece of art for someone special? As the years go buy you will slowly amass a collection that reflects your taste and style piece by piece.

Here is a sampling of a few New England galleries with small works exhibits.

The Galleries of the Providence Art Club
110 Annual Little Pictures Show and Sale
All works smaller than 16” x 16” and cost no more than $250
Providence, Rhode Island; providenceartclub.org

Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery
Small Work Showcase
All art sized less than 16” in size and cost less than $500
Framingham, Massachusetts, fountainstreetfineart.com

stacey piwinski

Stacey Piwinski, Selfie #2, handwoven fabric and oil paint, 10 ‘ x 10”

Powers Gallery
A gift of Art in 2014
A holiday show featuring a variety of works in various styles and mediums
Acton, Massachusetts; powersgallery.com

Powers Art Gallery

Sue Charles, Heading In #2, 18 x 18, oil on panel with gold leaf

Sandra Morgan Interiors
Small works from contemporary and emerging artists
Greenwich, Connecticut; sandramorganinteriors.com

Sandra Morgan

True Blue, oil on canvas, 12” x 12” by Catherine Doocy

Eisenhauer Gallery
27 paintings under $2,000 (Note these are not all small works)
Edgartown, Massachusetts; eisenhauergallery.com

olga antonova

Olga Antonova, Metal Cup in Saucer, 9” x 12”, oil on canvas

Tree’s Place
Annual Small Works Show
Features over forty artists and 100 works of art
Orleans, Massachusetts; treesplace.com

James Neil Hollingsworth

James Neil Hollingsworth, Fish Knife, 8” x 8”, oil on canvas

Do you know of some other galleries offering small works for the holidays? Please leave a comment and share it with our readers!