Tiny Artworks Make Great Holiday Gifts
You support a local artist, the art fits in a stocking. Win win.
Ghost Gallery’s sixth annual Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza is exactly what it sounds like: a wild assortment of tiny collages, three-inch embroidered hoops that say “Blerg,” and miniature paintings no bigger than a book cover (please don’t ask us what books are). Actually finding the gallery feels like a little discovery unto itself; head to the intersection of Denny Way and Olive and enter through the fence next to Hillcrest Market. Thru Dec 31, Ghost Gallery, 504 E Denny Way at Summit/Olive, ghost-gallery.com
Seattle Design Center will sell small and even smaller artworks by participating ART@SDC galleries during its Holiday Small Works Sale, December 10–14. Artists will represent Bilinear Art Consulting, the Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), the community artists program at Meyer Wells, the Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA), Gallery Context, William and Wayne, and more. Dec 10–14, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave S, artatsdc.blogspot.com
Paper Hammer is always a good bet for colorful holiday and letterpress cards, but in addition to the usual fare, the store-slash-gallery is showing a sample of found photos from the collection of Robert E. Jackson (with an accompanying handbound book, The Seduction of Color, for sale). Since 1997 the Seatle collector has acquired some 11,000 photos (mostly on eBay, he told Seattle Weekly) and gained notoriety for the accomplishment; the National Gallery of Art displayed his collection five years ago unde the title The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978. The book highlights candid moments across America: Polaroids of road trips, family photos, beauty and weirdness. Just the kind of thing that the amateur photographer in your family might appreciate. Thru Dec 31, Paper Hammer, paper-hammer.com