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East Fork Gallery hosts reception, miniature show

by Abby Pitman

Sometimes the best things come in small packages.

The East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville will host its 14th annual anniversary reception in conjunction with its third annual miniature show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

"We have lots of good food and wine," said longtime artist and gallery president Margie Leslie.

Along with the provided food and beverages, attendees will also have a chance to meet and converse with the artists.

Leslie has been a member of the gallery for about 10 years, and started taking art classes in the 90s. Her work is posted in the miniature show, and also around the gallery.

"We are a co-op of local artists. We started it so the artists could have a place to hang their work and sell their product," Leslie said.

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According to Leslie, the best part of the event for an artist is coming to the reception and seeing if their miniature work won a prize.

"We have three receptions a year, and all our receptions are popular. People like to see the new art that we always hang at the receptions," said Leslie.

According to Leslie, there are a lot of places that have miniature shows.

"In Reno, they have a mini show that is very big. We just decided to invite all artists, not just members and consigners, to participate in the show," she said.

Jan Rollenhagan judges the mini show. The prizes are monetary and are given to the best of show, and first through third place. There are also ribbons for honorable mention.

The gallery has 48 artists, but this mini show added to their collection of artists with five additional artists showcasing their work.

The East Fork Gallery is located in The Record-Courier Center, located at 1503 Highway 395, Suite K in Gardnerville.

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