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National Art League Debuts Small Works Exhibit

Display includes 109 pieces in oil, watercolor, acrylic and collage.

The is displaying more than 100 pieces across varying styles and formats this month, but the show’s director said the exhibit required its contributors to think small.

The gallery, located at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, will run its Small Works Exhibit through the end of February.

The showcase includes 109 pieces across a variety of mediums, such as oil, watercolor, acrylic and collage.

“The key to the show is that the works have to be small to be considered,” said Lynne Jaffe, chairwoman of the exhibit, of the display’s selection process. “There’s a wide variety – styles are realistic and abstract. There’s also some ceramic, pottery and sculpture.”

Most of the pieces in the show are for sale, ranging in price from $50 to several hundred dollars.

Subject matter runs the gamut and includes still life, floral, abstract pieces and portraits.

The league will host a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 for the artists whose work is displayed in the show.

First, second and third place awards will be handed out as well as merit and honorable mention prizes.

Fine art instructor Antonio Masi judged the show.

Jaffe said she believes the annual show allows for both seasoned artists and newcomers to display their work.

“I know, for instance, that one of the artists joined the league and this is her first show,” she said. “And then there are some who have been submitting to it for years. There’s a lot of good work and it’s varied.”

For more information, visit the National Art League’s website.

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