Southbury, CT -- For the final year, more than 16 artists in paint and wood will bring their creations to UCC's Fiftieth Holiday Fair, Saturday, November 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Artists from Pomperaug Outdoor Painters and Hat City Carvers are again setting up a pop-up gallery to showcase and sell small plein air, still life, and studio paintings as well handcarved wooden gift items.
Following in the footsteps of the French Impressionists, John Singer Sargent, Homer and others, painters have taken their easels and paint outside to capture the beauty of the landscape. Some painters paint only “plein air”. Other painters work in the studio to create universally beautiful scenes of still life, flowers, people, favorite memories. This year's show will feature small collectible original oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings by:
- Zufar Bikbov,
- Ellie Boyd,
- May Phillips,
- Linda Salvagne,
- Arline Corcoran,
- Anita Gregorski,
- Carolyn Bucha,
- Shirley Michaels,
- David Merrill,
- Diane Dubreuil, and
- Sandra Wakeen.
Hat City Woodcarvers will bring carvings of Santa ornaments, wooden jewelry, small Santa statues, bottle stoppers, and other decorative collectibles. Traditional woodcarving techniques are passed down from carver to carver and encompass many styles from Norwegian flat plane carving to relief, chip carving and carving in the round. This year pieces will be shown and sold by Ellie Boyd, Marty Sprock and Dennis J. Taylor.
In addition to the popup gallery, the event offers
- unique shopping opportunities--crafts, homemade baked goods and jams
- live and silent auctions with 100+ items (Silent Auction closes at 12:00) Be sure to bid on a $500 Gift Certificate toward the portrait of your choice by Ellie Boyd (Silent Auction) or a "Sip & Paint" Class for Four Friends, Project: Handpainted Christmas Balls.
- a great raffle (1st Prize --handmade quilt "Women of the Bible"; 2nd Prize --Microsoft Surface Tablet; 3rd Prize --Amazon "Echo", 4th Prize -- $75 Gift Certificate to Newbury Place. Raffle tickets are available for $2 each or a book of 10 for $20. Only 2,000 will be sold.
- a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and
- a delicious luncheon.