Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Shop at The Artists' Gallery - Small Works Big Hearts

The Artists' Gallery, is a cooperative of regional artists that has provided exhibit space for artists for over 20 years.  It is located in Frederick's historic district, near the corner of Market and Church Street.In keeping with the Holiday spirit, the Gallery is featuring the Small Works collection, an exhibit of over 100 smaller, modestly priced pieces, suitable for giving as Christmas gifts. The Gallery will donate 10% of the sales of the Small Works to the Frederick Community Action Agency
Christina Lund talks with 
Marc Weinberg at The Artist's Gallery

The Artists' Gallery is staffed by the artists themselves. So when I stopped by the Gallery yesterday, I was able to talk with one of this month's featured artists, Christina Lund. Christina provided information about the Gallery, her work, and the work of other artists' works on exhibit.

I also met Marc Weinberg, a photographer and exhibitor at this month's show. I noticed his photos looked like paintings. He explained the process by which he prints photographs with archival inks on museum quality, specially formulated canvas called "Lyve" by Breathing Color. He then  varnishes them with a special varnish for that canvas. 

Each month, the Gallery displays a number of works by two featured artists and the remainder of the space is dedicated to other artists' work. This month the Gallery is hosting an exhibit by Christina Lund called Earth and Water. The second exhibit is the Small Works, Big Hearts show. Christina has had a keen interest in landscapes and water. Go to the Artists' Gallery website and click on "Artists," and you can see photographs of all the artist's work as well as a longer description of Ms. Lund's show.   

The Gallery's holiday hours are: December 3 through December 31, Fridays and Saturdays Noon -8:00 pm, Sundays from Noon to 5:00 pm.  Closed on Christmas day.  Visit the Artists' Gallery website, or visit them on Facebook.  Located at 4 E. Church Street, Frederick MD, 21701, USA. 301-696-8171.  The Gallery's regular hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Noon to 5:00 pm.  A few photos from the exhibit follow.

Rise by Christina Lund
Marc Weinberg Photographs

Marie Riccio
Joanna Morrison