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Art Watch 12/23-12/30

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Through the end of December, one art gallery is offering miniature pieces to make giving the gift of art more affordable. The Small Wonders exhibit—started by local artists at Hood Avenue Art Gallery in Sisters—is now in its second year.

Kathleen Keliher with Hood Avenue Art says it's not uncommon to find smaller art this time of year.

"It's not so expensive and it's not such a commitment like [purchasing] a huge painting," she says. "Everyone just thought they wanted to bring in small art," she says of the several artists whose work is regularly on display at Hood Avenue Art.

Small paintings, jewelry, fiber arts, and sculptures created by more than 20 different artists are part of the exhibit. The money from purchasing gifts from the gallery supports the Sisters-area based artists.

"Everyone in here is a local artist, so they'd be supporting the community," Keliher says.

Although the holidays will soon be over, Keliher says people are always looking for quality, original art, jewelry and gifts. Hood Avenue Art hosts a wide range of work by mixed media artists, wood and metal workers, oil painters, and glass artists. The gallery also sells original handmade notecards, jewelry boxes, and outdoor sculpture.

Pieces created for the Small Wonders exhibit range from $30 for hand-made jewelry and up to $250 for tiny paintings. Hood Avenue Art is also open during the Fourth Friday stroll in Sisters through Jan. 25.

Hood Avenue Art

357 West Hood Ave., Sisters

Daily: 10 am-5 pm

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