Many mighty miniatures from diverse artists and a variety of media were entered in the annual Little Dickens Miniature show at Backstreet Gallery. After much reflection, Jan Jagoe, a noted local artist and owner of the River Gallery and Pacific Frameworks named the award recipients of this year’s show.
Tamarah Phillips took the Best of Show 2D, for her intricate pen and colored pencil drawing titled “Mystery”. For 3D, Bonnie Kramer was awarded Best of Show for “Little Flower”, a delightful miniature pot enhanced with dried flowers. The following also won awards; First Place 2D, Nancy Reed’s “Quillage 2”, a tiny quilt-collage; First Place 3D, Kathy Elfers’ “Paradise”, a colorful polymer clay piece, Honorable Mention 2D, Christine Polder’s “Peek-a-boo Iris”, a lovely peek at an Iris in watercolor on yupo; Honorable Mention 3D, Meredith Draper’s “Music Box”, a clever assemblage.
With 59 entries all worthy of awards, you want to miss this show and to choose your favorite for The People’s Choice Award. Votes for this award need to be in by the 14th for presentation.
A reception honoring the artists who entered the will be on December 14th which includes plenty of great art and delicious refreshments from 3-5pm.