Two Bouquets by Robert Ross

Arts on Douglas will host Small Things Considered from Saturday, Dec. 7 to Jan. 8. Shown is Two Bouquets by Robert Ross, oil on wood panel, 10 by 10 inches.

Atlantic Center for the Arts Downtown, Arts on Douglas, announces the opening of its year-end group exhibition and holiday sale, Small Things Considered, at 123 Douglas St. in New Smyrna Beach.

The annual exhibit features original small-scale works of art sized 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches or smaller.

The opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The gallery will feature the smooth jazz stylings of TRio with Ron Gilotti on the upright base, Tyler Rosenke on the drums and Howard Post on the guitar. Light hors-d'oeuvres and cocktails also will be available.

This exhibit will be up through Jan. 8. The gallery is offering free shipping in the continental U.S. on purchases from the Small Things Considered through Dec. 17.

This year's featured artwork encompasses a range of media, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics and photography. There also is a diverse range of subject matter.

Gallery Director Meghan Martin said, "From the vibrant, energized abstractions by acrylic painter Cynthia Vener to the subtle beauty of Anita Kusick's formal still-lifes, this year's selection covers a range of stylistic approaches and subject matter."

Additional examples of work in this year’s display include tranquil seascapes by Orlando-based painter Stephen Bach; intimate handcrafted jewelry designs by Cocoa Beach metalsmith Pamela Werneth; energized floral impressions by Orlando artist Robert Ross; and tactile raku-fired clay figures by St. Augustine ceramicist Donna McCarthy-Jensen.

Arts on Douglas artists participating are Stephen Bach, Susan Bach, Kelly Berning, Trent Berning, Donne Bitner, Victor Bokas, Thomas Brewer, Stacey Fletcher, Carly Gibran Hamid, René Guerin, Todd K. Fox, John Hart, Jane Jennings, Riitta Klint, BJ Lantz, Inverna Lockpez, Karlene McConnell, Joseph Palmerio, Sara Pedigo, Christine Peloquin, Robert Ross, Jo Sinclair, Wendy Tatter, Rose Thome Casterline, Trish Thompson, Anna Tomczak, Copper Tritscheller and Pamela Werneth.

This year, 13 guest artists also were selected. They are Weronica Ankarörn, Sabrina Conroy, Lauren Ferrari, Anita Kusick, Donna McCarthy-Jensen, David Meier, Peggi Nadeau, Jennifer Payne, Sarah Rigas, Juliana Romnes, Per Hans Romnes, Catherine Van Lancker and Cynthia Vener.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (386) 428-1133 or visit

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