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Holiday Favorites Revisited: The Gallery Gift Guide

You too can give the gift of creativity this season, with a little help from The Art League Gallery. So put a twist on familiar, traditional gifts and dust off your shopping list as we present a guide to creative gift-giving with artwork from local artists.

The December All-Media exhibit has lots of inspiration to offer:

Seven real swans-a-swimming might be a little too much, but these two silkscreen swans are much more manageable. (Swans by Nancy McIntyre)
Dolls are a classic gift. These happen to be oil. (Play With Me by Rena Silim)
Tell me this mask wouldn't be a hit at any holiday party. (Spirit Chaser by Noah Williams)
Trust us, Dad doesn't need any more ties. He'll enjoy these more. (Silk Thais by Suzanne Vigil)

More ideas after the jump:

This nativity triptych, in watercolor and mixed media, is already conveniently yule-themed. (Peace On Earth by Martine Khadr-Van Schoote)
A trip to Ireland could get expensive, but this print will last forever. (Irish Fishing Village by Meryl Silver)

The Bin Gallery, as always, is home to many affordable works of art by seasoned artists this month. To get into the Bin Gallery, artists need to have been juried into three shows in the calendar year.

Avoid the expense and legal entanglements of exotic pet ownership and make this etching your companion instead, for only $60. (Geraldine by Pamela Day)
This teddy bear can be appreciated at any age. (Teddy & Friends by Rana Geralis)

And of course, the original pieces in the Holiday Ornament Collection and the unique work of the Randos in this month’s solo show are perfect to take home:

The perfect accompaniment to the traditional coffee gift card.
Push Stroller, made from reclaimed wood and found objects, is guaranteed to be the only one on your block. Also available from Guy and Marco Rando: Elephant Carriage, Rabbit Stroller, and Butterfly Stroller. Make sure to stop by the show if you haven't yet — it's one of a kind.

The Art League Gallery hours:
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 noon-6:00 pm

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