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Featured in the window at 33 Monmouth St. are Nancy Karpf's beautiful and energetic paintings.  Nancy Karpf, Emanations, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36”.

In December, the work of Nancy Karpf will feature in the gallery’s window on Monmouth Street in Red Bank. Inside, the gallery will feature the Alliance’s annual show of members' small works, all measuring 100 square inches or smaller.

Nancy Karpf uses inspiration from her travels to infuse her paintings with light and bold color. She works in both objective and purely abstract styles, and says, “I strive to capture a mood or feeling with loose and physical gesture in my brushwork.” A BFA graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, she lives and works in Monmouth County.

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Nancy Karpf, Hanoi Old Quarter, oil on canvas, 48 x 36”.

The 100 Square Inches show in the gallery is a collection of small works, with corresponding prices, just right for holiday giving, or keeping for yourself! And, rather than ask purchasers to wait until the end of the exhibition, these little gems are available immediately.

The opening reception on Saturday, December 3, from 6-8 pm, offers refreshments and is open to all. The exhibition runs until January 2, 2017.

All events take place at the Art Alliance Gallery, 33 Monmouth St., Red Bank. For more information, visit the website at www.artallianceofmonmouth.org, or visit or call the gallery during operating hours, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., (732) 842-9403.

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Nancy Karpf, Laotian Falls, acrylic on canvas. 40 x 30”.

Founded in 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County is dedicated to promoting the advancement of the visual arts and providing exhibition, studio, and classroom space to local artists. New members are always welcome and membership by art lovers is also encouraged.

Membership in the Art Alliance is open to visual artists at any skill level and to art lovers. Membership fee is $40 per year. Benefits of membership include reduced entry fee for all exhibits ($5 per piece for up to 3 pieces for members; $10 per piece for non-members); affordable studio space; diverse classes and workshops; networking opportunities; the possibility of mounting an independent exhibit during the summer. In addition, the Art Alliance maintains a website, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a Facebook page.