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First show of the year

Art gallery shows new artists

The first show of the new year will open on Jan. 9 and run through Feb. 1.

"New Year, New Artists, New Works" will feature several of the artists who have been welcomed in to the Columbia Art Gallery "family" within the last year.

Artists who wish to display their work regularly in the gallery must submit work to be evaluated by the gallery's jury committee. The jury committee consists of several local professionally trained artists.

Numerous artists submit work every year, but as the gallery has limited display space available and currently features over 100 gallery artists, only a fraction of those artists submitting work are accepted each year.

Bill Sturman, show curator said, "The artists included in this show work in the type of media that the gallery currently displays, and thus this show will be of interest to nearly everyone. All of these artists have already displayed some of their work in the gallery this past year, but the works in this show will be almost entirely new." They will include delicately crafted silver and beaded jewelry, intricate wood turnings and fabric wall hangings, striking pen and ink drawings, dramatic black and white photographs, beautiful watercolor scenes from nature, and sleek soapstone, granite and wood sculptures.

Show artists include: Glenn Bargabus -- wood turnings, Shawn Daughton -- fabricated silver jewelry, Judi Kane -- fabric wall hangings and beaded jewelry, Jason Leslie -- pen and ink, Kim Leahy -- beaded jewelry, Jan Muir -- watercolor paintings, Jessica Robinson -- photographs, and Mark Svendsen -- stone and wood sculptures.

Join in celebrating the new year at the opening Reception on Friday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 8 pm.


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