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Small Works Show: A New Exhibition of Paintings in Blowing Rock August 6-20th


Visit From a Bluebird – Jason Drake (oil). 


Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery has spent over two decades displaying the works of a variety of local and regional artists. This summer, August 6-20, Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery will feature “Small Works: A Group Exhibition” in which all the work on display will be 14″ x 18″ inches and under. 

Six new pieces of Jason Drake’s work will be offered at the show including some produced in egg tempera and others in oil. While he is known for the influence of Andrew Wyeth on his painting style, he is also introducing some wildlife images that represent what has captured his attention this year. He attempts to paint very specific subject matter: beautiful moments of time we rarely stop to appreciate, the simple sentimentality of memories that we so easily overlook.


Fall Foraging-Jason Drake (egg tempera).


Other artists’ work included in the show will be Mark Kelvin Horton, well known for his low country marsh scenes, who will be showing High Country subjects, farm landscapes, and mountain vistas. Robin Wellner, whose cool palette and textural plein air paintings create a nice contrast to the more representational artists in the show, will also have pieces on display. In contrast to Wellner’s abstracted plein air landscapes, Karla Mann’s beautiful wildlife paintings will also be offered. Mann is an internationally recognized wildlife artist. 

In addition to the artists already mentioned, pieces by Fred Sprock, Dave Syfert, David Starbuck, Lita Gatlin, Edigio Antonaccio, Wes Waugh, Kyle Buckland, and George Snyder, will also be available. 

Questions should be directed to the gallery by calling 828.295.0041 or visit the website, www.blowingrockgalleries.com, to see more examples of the artists work. 

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery will host a reception for all of the artists participating in the group show on Saturday, August 11th from 5 to 8pm.


The Swan at Mayview Lake -Jason Drake (oil).


Horse and Buggy – Jason Drake (egg tempera).