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Small Feats is next Saturday

Next Saturday, the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) will be holding its annual fundraiser, Small Feats, in St. Catharines, ON. Over two hundred works of original art (photography, painting, assemblage, printing) will be for sale in a sideshow-esque setting of ringing bells and general excitement. Every artwork is one square foot. As always, Christine and I have contributed work to the event.

Smartly-dressed Concierges (myself included) will take your art orders from our side of the velvet rope. A giant tote board will count up the sales as they happen. Refreshments are also available. Small Feats is a great fundraiser and a spring coming-out party as well.

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Out of the Woods, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott
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Messy Hares, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott
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Tumbling, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott
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Sunday Drive, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Christine Cosby

If there’s a specific artist’s work you really want to get your hands on, the best way is to be a NAC member at the Supporter level or higher. Such members are admitted to the event 20 minutes before the doors open and often pounce when the starting bell rings.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Doors at 8:00 p.m. – VIP Preview at 7:40 p.m*
$5 admission

Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON

*Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, and Champions
Become a member, renew, or upgrade your membership today! http://www.nac.org/join-nac/

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Three square feet of Swizzle Studio at Small Feats

Swizzle Studio is taking part in the Niagara Artists Centre’s annual fundraising art sale, Small Feats.

Christine has continued with the “Niagara Peninsula icons doing battle” theme she started at last year’s Small Feats with the Brock Monument battling a giant robot. TKO! Skylon vs. CN Tower shows the pugnacious Niagara Falls attraction pummeling its overgrown cousin.

TKO! Skylon vs. CN Tower, by Chrstine Cosby, fabric on panel, 12"x12"
TKO! Skylon vs. CN Tower, by Christine Cosby, fabric on panel, 12″x12″

I have painted a pair of taxidermy hedgehog-like animals on panel. These are based on photographs I took at old European zoological museums in 2009.

Museo di Zoologia, Bologna, by Rob Elliott, 12"x12", acrylic on panel
Museo di Zoologia, Bologna, by Rob Elliott, 12″x12″, acrylic on panel
Horniman Museum, London, by Rob Elliott, 12"x12", acrylic on panel
Horniman Museum, London, by Rob Elliott, 12″x12″, acrylic on panel

Small Feats features over 150 pieces, with the proceeds split between NAC and the artists. Much more than a regular exhibit, Small Feats is an exciting event with smartly-attired volunteers (myself included!) ringing in the sales and catering from St. Catharines’ dining institution The Office.

Every piece is $200, every piece is one square foot in size. Note that buying or upgrading your NAC membership will give you first crack at the art.

Preview the work here: http://www.nac.org/programs/special-events.html

Small Feats
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street, St Catharines, ON
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Doors at 8 p.m.
Preview at 7:30 p.m. for NAC Members at the Supporter, Patron, and Champion levels.
$5 admission, refundable with art purchase.