AAN Exhibition Rings in the Holidays

A peaceful harbor, softly falling snow, cozy fires & steaming cocoa, flaming plum puddings, holly, winterberries, festive greens and great art—all signs of the holiday season on Nantucket. And so is the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) annual Holiday Small Works exhibition.

The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27, at 10 am in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. “Warm the Heart with Holiday Art” will be showcasing—in small format sizes—gifts of oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, photographs, and wooden pieces. The display will be open to the public through December 23, with best Covid safety measures in place.

“This is a long-standing holiday tradition on the island and within our community, and we feel supporting local Nantucket artists, particularly this year, is a special and meaningful way to kick off the season,” said AAN Executive Director Courtney Bridges. “With over three hundred artist members in our organization, there is a wide variety of beautiful work from which to choose. I can’t think of a better holiday offering than a one-of-a-kind gift of art.”

“All of the work has a size restriction of 12 x 16 inches or smaller, so for those wishing to give gifts of art or those with limited wall space, this is the ideal exhibition to find that perfect piece,” said AAN Gallery Manager Peter J. Greenhalgh.

This in-gallery exhibition will be on display at the same time as AAN’s robust Holiday Works Online, which features more than one-hundred works for sale. The AAN art for sale online can be found at nantucketarts.org/buy-art.

The Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, where the Holiday Small Works exhibition will be on display is a short walk from Main Street at 19 Washington Street, in the heart of Nantucket’s Cultural District. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 2:30 to 5 pm.

To learn more about the AAN, visit nantucketarts.org. And for details about their carefully crafted 2020 programs and safety practices, call 508-228-0722.