Saturday, November 20th was the opening night of our 8th Annual INSPIRED Exhibition, and Small Works Store in our Project Room Gift Shop. A total of 84 artists and over 210 works of art are represented in our final show of the year reserved exclusively for current Arist Council members.
our artists in their own words
We asked participating artists to share their thoughts on the INSPIRED experience, whether this was their first time being in the show or if they had already been in every member exhibition over the last eight years. They were generous in their responses, and here are just some of the things they had to say:
"Inspired, the air is ripe with imagination... and if your focus is in alignment with the greater good... positive actions taken with good timing will meet with beauty and success." - Moira Lumpkin
"The HBAC gallery is so beautifully and professionally curated and installed. I am so looking forward to this year's show with fellow artists, patrons, and art enthusiasts in attendance." - Janice Orr
"Inspiration comes from exhibiting with a center whose philosophies align with my own - strength of community, giving back, and incredible art education programs." - Susan Stone
"I’m so excited to return and be part of the Inspired member exhibition. Not only do I get to present one of my art pieces, but I will get to be inspired by artworks of the other members." - Joy Roth
"As a new member... I am delighted to have my work being shown with all the amazing work from the other members in the Inspired exhibition... it's an honor to be part of this group." - Diane Ortlieb
"The HBAC Annual Inspired show pushes me to be even more creative... when you have a show called Inspired it makes me think more about the meaning of my submission." - Dennis Crane
"This annual event represents lots of opportunities for local artists... If you enjoy viewing new art, the Inspired exhibition 2021 promises to be as much fun as it is artistically inspired." - Greg Van Krugel
"This is my first exhibition anywhere and I am beyond excited to be in such talented company. Seeing everyone's art is inspiring and humbling." -Shellie Sylla
Gratitude to our community
Thank you to all of our Artist Council members and our visitors and supporters. You have made this annual event possible once again. 2021 has proven to be a year that shows no matter what the circumstances, we can come together as a community to appreciate art, support one another, and always be INSPIRED.