The Big Draw Opens for One Weekend in Beacon

Feb. 27 reception kicks off show/sale of small, affordable works

big draw logoThe Big Draw, an exhibition of small works on paper sold for a fixed price, is set to open on Friday, Feb. 27, at the Catalyst Gallery in Beacon. Curated by Beacon local Theresa Goodman, The Big Draw features works by over 100 different artists, with drawings but also paintings, photos, collages and other unexpected media on paper.

The show begins with a preview party on Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m., where eager art bargain hunters can line up get their first pick of one-of-a-kind artworks each priced at $70.

Now in its fourth incarnation, The Big Draw attracts artists from all over the country. “Each time I curate The Big Draw, I make an effort to reach farther to attract a more diverse group of artists,” said Goodman. “This year, works are coming in from California, New York City and everywhere in between. The fact that the works in this show are 11-by-14 inches or smaller and must be unframed on paper makes it easy for artists to ship their work here.”

The Big Draw will only be open one weekend. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1.

For a peek at the works in this year’s show, follow the Facebook page or check out the website, thebigdraw.wix.com.