100 Square Inches, Betsey Regan, And the Artisan Show & Sale

RED BANK, NJ - Hate waiting for the show to end so you can get that art piece you love? As a gift for the holidays, the Art Alliance will let you buy a work in the gallery and take it home to wrap or love immediately.

In December, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County presents its annual show of members' small works (all measuring 100 square inches or less).

Featured in the window is the work of Betsey Regan, a NJ Council on the Arts Fellow, well known for her paintings of animals. Ms. Regan’s work will remain on display for the duration of the show, on January 6, 2015.

The opening reception on Saturday, December 6, from 6-8 pm, features refreshments and the 2nd Annual Artisan Show and Sale.

This year, the Artisan Show includes work by Sheilagh Casey, Janet Ducote, Bev Hertler, Mary Leather, Colleen Lineberry, Leslie Marsh, Laura McHugh, Dana McKay, Sandy Roberts, Carolyn Roche, Katie Stone & Mil Wexler-Kobrinski. On offer will be jewelry, ceramics and pottery, fiber art, art wearables and handmade gifts.

Hours for the Artisan Show and Fair are Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 8 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 7, 11-5 pm.

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.

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.