Miniature Art Society of Florida show

If you’re a snowbird (or a full-time Floridian), check out the Miniature Art Society of Florida‘s annual exhibit, which opens Jan. 18. About 850 works will be on view, plus the society’s permanent collection of 100 more miniatures.

The top awards went to:

  • Best of Show: Jane Mihalik, Taneytown, MD
  • Judge’s Second Joice: Judith E. Johnson, Riverview, FL
  • Excellence in All Entries: Richard William Haynes, Fairfield, NJ
  • Best Work by a Young Artist: Rebecca Latham, Hastings, MN
  • Best Work by a First Time Entrant: David Drummond, Albuquerque, NM
  • Best Traditional Portrait Miniature: Rachelle Siegrist, Townsend, TN

Miniatures are a fascinating breed. Portrait miniatures (such as the one pictured here, Self Portrait by Sarah Goodridge, watercolor on ivory, 4×3, 1830) were very common until the advent of photography.

You can see the show at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698. It runs from Jan. 18 to Feb. 8 and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for kids 6 to 18. Click here for more info.

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