Sierra Arts Foundation's biannual Biggest Little Art Show, celebrating miniature format works since 1994, explores the concept of "Icons of NV" in this year's exhibition running December 4 through January 3. The show features work from 40 artists representing, re-imagining, and rediscovering icons of Nevada using a playing card-sized canvas, board, or paper at 2.25 inches by 3.25 inches.
According to original Biggest Little Art Show creator Jim McCormick initial response to such a pint-sized show was one of disbelief from artists. That soon turned to fevered interest, with 120 submissions the first year, when four square inches defined the parameters.
While the work has grown-up, measuring just over seven square inches now, the obstacles and the joy of this show remain the same. Forty artists have chosen to tackle the subject matter in a variety of ways. Some of those participating are local favorites, including McCormick, Bart McCoy, Erik Holland, Nancy Peppin, Eric Brooks, Carolyn McLeod, and Lisa Kurt to name just a few.
The reception on Thursday, December 5 from 5-7pm at Sierra Arts Gallery is sponsored by Wild River Grille. While the show and reception are free to the public the works will be for sale and as a fundraiser for Sierra Arts, 50% of all sales will go directly to the foundation.
For more information visit Sierra Arts on the web at www.sierra-arts.org or call 775.329.2787.
Sierra Arts Gallery
17 South Virginia St. Reno, NV 89501