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Announcing the 26th International Miniature Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery ,May 6th - June 3rd, 2017

This Annual Exhibit is 1 of only 19 Recognized Miniature Art Shows in the USA.


What is miniature art? It’s a fascinating art genre that’s expressed in just about every art form…from paintings to etchings to sculptures. The visual expression of fine detail and excellence are brilliant. The art can be easily held in your hand. Artists have been creating these remarkable masterpieces for 1000’s of years. They’re known as ‘the little jewels of the art world.’

Seaside Art Gallery opens its International Miniature Art Show on May 6th and runs through June 3rd, 2017. It’s the gallery’s 26th year for this amazing art show. There are only 19 recognized miniature art shows in the United States and this is one of them! The show is available in the gallery and online now.

This year’s show boasts nearly 600 works of art created by 200 of the top miniature artists. The artists are from 5 continents, 8 countries, and 36 states in America. These gems are in watercolor, graphite, paper, sculpture, oils, pastels, ink, mixed media . . . just about anything you can imagine!

“The International Miniature Art Show is an exciting time around here at the gallery,” says owner Melanie Smith. “In fact, it’s one of our favorites. New miniatures are arriving daily, and I have to say they are amazing. There is a diverse palate for every taste!”

Preview the Show Online Now and Purchase Before the Show Opens!

The International Miniature Art Show is an excellent opportunity to own an original piece of art, by a renowned artist, for an affordable price. The artwork is currently for sale. New art arrives daily. Collectors are buying pieces as they come into the gallery. Prices begin at $100.

You can see the art and purchase it online,

Meet the Artist on Opening Day:

Meet miniature artist Debra Keirce at the gallery on the opening day of the miniature art show, Saturday, May 6th, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See her demonstrate how miniature art is created. Find out how it differs from creating a larger painting. Questions are welcome!

People’s Choice Award and Reception:

Join in the People’s Choice Award and vote for your favorite miniature! The winning piece is announced at the show’s open reception held at the gallery on Saturday, May 27th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can meet many of the artists, including this year’s judge, Mary Serfass. Serfass is an esteemed miniature artist who is internationally recognized. She’s judged a number of shows. The judge’s awards for 14 categories will be announced at the reception. Refreshments are served.

One of The Largest Galleries in the Southeast:

Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest galleries in the Southeast, with 56 years of excellence and reputed customer service. The Smith family established it in 1961. Owner Melanie Smith is an accredited fine arts appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers.

Shop 200+ artists on their website, Their phone number is 252-441-5418.

Contact Info
Cindy Reed Marketer
2716 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head NC 27959

Phone: 3865767262