Redwood City, CA – 2013 Holiday Show is a seasonal art show exhibiting the art of local artists of The Main Gallery (located at 1018 Main Street in Redwood City). The show opens Wednesday, November 20th, and runs through Sunday, December 29th. This affordable art and gift market displays more than 23 Bay Area artist’s unique work, including: jewelry, fiber art, mixed media paintings, drawings, etchings, wearable art, photography, ceramics, and much more. All works of art are original and made by hand. Visitors are invited to come meet the artists behind these delightful creations at the opening reception on Saturday, November 23rd, the weekend before Thanksgiving, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Here is a small peak into some of what you will find at The Main Gallery 2013 Holiday Show:
Photographer Lynne Auld enjoys how the holidays are “spent together with family and renewing friendships.” Her new work captures some of the distinct ways she has seen people celebrate the season all over the world. Auld’s travels over the past year have taken her to Spain, France, England, and Scotland, and serve as the backdrop for her theme.
For the 2013 Holiday Show, ceramicist Doris Fisher-Colbrie created teapots for entertainment and for entertaining, as well as an endearing series of ornaments and cake testers. Colbrie continues with her tradition of winter themed platters, adding to her previously displayed series. She sees the holidays as “providing a time for gathering with family and friends, perhaps for a cup of tea or a piece of cake.” Her work aims to “make these gatherings even more enjoyable” with amusing cake testers, appealing teapots, lovely platters, and flower vases.
For mixed media artist Ginger Slonaker, a festive holiday means a house decorated in fun. Slonaker’s fanciful window decorations of stacked, hanging circles, and whimsical faces painted on gourds set the mood for a lighthearted holiday. She jokes that her gourd faces “represent the relatives you don’t invite to dinner but probably should have.”
“The holidays imply candles and light, ” suggests ceramist Susan Wolf. “So I have created translucent porcelain tea light covers and ceramic menorahs because I really love the way the light shines.” Wolf’s reoccurring tea lights are collectables from a variety of fun families: angels to sea urchins, candy canes to fish standing on end to this year’s flock of chubby partridges. They are sure to delight and sparkle with the season.
Come embrace the holiday spirit and celebrate local art at The Main Gallery’s 2013 Holiday Show.
The Main Gallery is located at 1018 Main Street at the corner of Main and Middlefield in the historic yellow Victorian Cottage in Redwood City. The Main Gallery is open Wednesday though Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The Main Gallery has special holiday hours. We are open every day of the week from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, from December 1st to December 29th (except for Tuesday the 24th through Thursday the 26th during which time we will be closed for Christmas). We will be closed for New Years from Sunday, December 30th through Tuesday, January 7th, 2014.