Saturday's NIA Gallery Party was a big success! Maybe that's why we all look so triumphant in the photo above. Clockwise from left: Christina Bosco, Dean Johnson, Terrie Byrne, and Christopher Berry (kneeling).
We totally achieved our goals for this event. We sold six of the nine wine glasses we had hand-painted, and several people left donations in a freewill jar. All of those proceeds will help to pay for NIA Fine Art Friday, our December 2 art show.
Below are some pictures from the show, including photos of the artists with their displays. We all agreed beforehand that the party would serve as a preview for NIA Fine Art Friday, so we limited ourselves to three pieces each.
Above, you see Christopher Berry with his lively, abstract pieces. The party was Christopher's first NIA show, but he has been working with us all year to shape the trajectory of NIA. We're so glad to have you with us, Chris! Check out more of his work on instagram.
Next, you see Christina Bosco with two of her beautifully expressive paintings. This was Christina's third NIA event, although she always manages to surprise us with her inimitable vision. Christina is one of those artists whose work continually evolves and matures. You can view her website here.
Above is Dean Johnson with some of his pop cut-outs. Along with Terrie Byrne, Dean is a founder of NIA, but he always says the concept is bigger than the artists who participate. NIA is already making good on that idea, drawing in new talent and setting more ambitious goals. Dean's website is here.
As usual, we didn't manage to snag a shot of our host, Terrie Byrne, standing still! She was too busy graciously attending to everyone's needs. Above, you see two of her timelessly elegant paintings. Terrie's website is undergoing renovations, so the best way to follow her is on Facebook.