The Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) announces its Fifth Annual Smallworks Holiday Show!

This is ASiF’s best show of the year, bringing together the most amazing local artists at a single location in Nevada County history. For this show, the gallery will offer 1,000 original, one-of-a-kind, works of art by over 80 local artists – paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media art, jewelry, wood, glass, sculpture and functional works of art, all under twelve inches in scale, perfect for holiday gift-giving!

Each gallery wall is a work of art in itself. Just weeks before the opening, ASiF resident artists invite a small number of participating artists to share in the creative work of hanging and displaying the artwork. Each of the crew members claims a wall and sets to work creating large, wall-sized collages of artwork from almost floor to ceiling.

Over the fifty-day course of the exhibit, art works are continually sold “off the wall”. This means (unlike most gallery shows, where sold works are left on display until the close of the show) customers are encouraged to take them right away! Each time a piece is sold; a new piece is brought out to replace it. New artists and artwork are accepted throughout the entire course of the show, making it an ever-changing exhibit. Last year the center sold and replaced so much work that a completely different show was in place, just one month after its opening!

These events in particular were the driving force behind this summer’s gallery remodel. There is now room to comfortably house the several hundred guests that come to celebrate this event each year. The expanded gallery setting is sure to make this year’s Smallworks Show the best one yet. ASiF GiFT, the center’s gallery gift shop, offers an extra holiday gift shopping option featuring cards, jewelry, pottery, ceramic sculpture and carved wood and glass works.

The Smallworks Holiday Show will hang through January 8th, 2013.

The Artists’ Studio in the Foothills is located at 940 Idaho Maryland Road, in Grass Valley. For more information go to or call 530-274-7000.

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