12th Annual Miniature Show – American Folk Art and Framing

American Folk Art and Framing held a reception for their 12th Annual Miniature Show on Friday.

For the show, participating artists were required to create folk art pieces with a maximum size of nine by seven inches. According to American Folk’s website, the show, which lasts from the 11th to the 25th, is designed to gather people together to appreciate the smaller and finer things in life.

Morgan Ford, who works at American Folk, said the miniature show is American Folk’s most popular art show. She said folk art generally attracts people because it reminds them of their childhood.

“I feel like everyone really has that childhood dream of some sort inside them.” Ford said. “I think that draws them into the folk art and makes them happy.”

According to American Folk’s website, the miniature show included contributions from Ellie Ali, Lucy Hunnicutt, Liz Sullivan, Kent Ambler, Mike Ball, Karl Mullen, Ellen Langford, Cornbread, James A. Snipe, and Ivy Billiot. Every piece in the show is for sale. Many of the pieces have already been bought by folk art collectors.

Many artists participating in the show, like Lucy Hunnicutt submitted multiple pieces.

Many artists participating in the show, like Lucy Hunnicutt submitted multiple pieces.

The submissions for the show often had animals as their subjects.

The submissions for the show often had animals as their subjects.

Pieces by Karl Mullen portrayed various literary characters.

Pieces by Karl Mullen portrayed various literary characters.

American Folk encouraged art fans and collectors alike to attend the show.

American Folk encouraged art fans and collectors alike to attend the show.