Holiday Show and Sale at RiverArts’ offers unique gifts
CHESTERTOWN — With RiverArts’ Holiday Show and Sale now open through Dec. 30, the community is invited to shop for fine arts and crafts made by local artists.
There is a wide range of media available including fine art, pottery, jewelry, textiles, hand-made books, cards, hand-painted gift bags, wood art, glass art, basketry and holiday arrangements, a news release states.
Sue Wright, curator of the show, encouraged artists to bring in gifts for men, women, children and the home and at her suggestion most items are priced under $100, the release states. She also suggested painters and photographers to bring in miniatures — small pieces that offer original art at affordable prices. As works are sold, artists bring in additional pieces, which keeps the show fresh.
Of the 61 artists represent- ed in the show, 46 are popular artists from past shows while 15 are new this year. New works include a broad array of fine art: oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, colored pencils, collages and photography.
There are small, dramatic pieces — perfect as stand alone, while others lend themselves to being part of a series. Other new participants offer contemporary crafts: pottery, jewelry, glass art, wearable art and basketry.
Another unique idea for holiday gifts is gift certificates to RiverArts offerings. Consider treating family and friends to items in the gift shop, classes and workshops, life drawing sessions, time and/or supplies at the Clay Studio, or maybe a membership to the film society.
Go to RiverArts’ website, chestertownriverarts. org, for more detail.
RiverArts’ Holiday Show and Sale offers pottery created by locals as well as other handmade gifts.