Memo to art lovers and holiday shoppers: “$mall priced Works,” a new art show, opens Friday, Dec. 2 at Studio B, Boyertown’s downtown not-for-profit art gallery, located at 39A East Philadelphia Ave.
The show kicks off with an opening reception Friday evening from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Special events continue 11:00 – 2:00 on Saturday, with Studio B offering art activities for children during the “Chillin’ on Main” community celebration.
The exhibit, reception, and art activities are open to the public and free of charge. All of the works displayed can be purchased. The show runs through Saturday, Jan 14.
The show’s title refers not to the size of the art, but to the price. Artists were invited to submit works with a price point designed to appeal to holiday shoppers. While $300 was the top price suggested to contributing artists, Susan Biebuyck, gallery manager, says that many pieces of art will be selling for considerably less, making them readily affordable.
Over 30 artists will exhibit their original work in the show. According to Biebuyck, submissions have come from artists as distant as Lancaster and Bangor, PA, but many were created by local artists.
A variety of media will be showcased, including watercolors, oils, pastels, photography, and ceramics. All original artwork will be framed or in the case of oils. “gallery wrapped.” However, some unframed prints can be found in the gallery bins.
Biebuyck see the pieces of art as “investment pieces,” perfect for holiday gifting. “A piece of art is a great purchase for parents or other people who are well established in life and seem to have everything they need. These will be enduring and valuable, “ she says, “something a family can hand down through the generations.”
Described as a “members and friends show,” the gallery invites artists who are gallery members to submit four pieces of art, while non-members can submit three. Artists can become gallery members for a small fee. “This is a wonderful opportunity for artists who have been timid about sharing their work. It is a good way for them to get started,” Biebuyck says.
This is the third year Studio B has utilized this show theme; it is a tribute to the show’s’ popularity. As in past years, the show’s opening night will overlap with Boyertown’s annual Open House Tour and the gallery will be one of the tour stops.
“Artists need your support,” Biebuyck emphasizes. “I would like to encourage people to stop by the gallery, enjoy the art, and hopefully purchase a piece as a special gift for others or yourself,” she continues. “This is the perfect time to acquire something of beauty and to support the art community. I hope to see a great turnout at the opening and many people visiting the gallery as the show continues,” she concludes.
[Studio B is open Thursdays through Saturdays, from 11:00 – 3:00 PM with additional evening hours Fridays from 5:00- 7:00 PM, or by appointment. To learn more about Studio B, visit their website at: http://studiobbb.org/ and like them on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/StudioB.Boyertown
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