Old show closing at Chace; new exhibit opens Nov. 28


Andes — Chace-Randall Fine Art Gallery in Andes announces the last weekend for: New:Hampshire/Orleans paintings by Patrick McCay and quilts by Nat Thomas through Nov. 23 only.
New at the gallery beginning November 28 will be “Curator’s Choice: Winter” showing work by Mark Beard, Mariella Bisson, Rimer Cardillo, Keith Cardwell, Grant Collier, Michael Fauerbach, Judith Lamb, Inverna Lockpez, Patrick McCay, E. Ira McCrudden, Jenny Nelson, Alberto Rey, Christine Rodin, Meredith Rosier, Christie Scheele, Nat Thomas, Marie Vickerilla and Sharon Wandel.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29 with refreshments served all afternoon.
The annual Gallery Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m.
 A strong believer in the work of each and every one of her artists, gallery Owner/Director Zoe Randall admits that not every painting, photograph, sculpture or print in the gallery strikes a cord within her as deep as another does. Yet, she is always reticent to point out her favorites. “Although the gallery is very much about my personal aesthetic, I don’t love every piece in which I do find merit.
Relevance may not be subjective, but taste is,” says Randall. “It’s my job to present the finest works I can, but never to intrude upon one’s personal taste,” she says.
 Still, Randall finds that her customers, more often than not, want to know which pieces she prefers over others, which pieces she would chose for her own home. “Curator’s Choice” is the opportunity to find out.
The gallery will also introduce drawings by Meredith Rosier, the newest addition to the Chace-Randall troupe.
 The “favorites” in this exhibition, however, should not be mistaken for “all time favorite works,” as Randall can recount many of her favorite pieces that have already been placed in other private collections.
Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street. Winter gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.