Artist Rita Fulmer shows you “How to Really Fix and Egg” in this intricate pen on egg collage of eggshells. This and other big talent can be seen during the National Small Works Exhibit and Competition on display now through Dec. 28 at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

The Virgin Valley Artists Association is presenting the National Small Works exhibit as well as exhibiting the works of Artist of the Month, Rachelle Knight whose art is anything but small.

You can view this wonderful display of huge talent stuffed into a 13 x 13-inch space, and while you are perusing the small stuff view Knight’s huge work displaying her great talent in acrylic painting.

Big or small, you’ll find the talent phenomenal either way.

Artist Rachelle Knight’s acrylic paintings are in stark contrast to the art pieces throughout the rest of the gallery during the National Small Works Exhibit on display now through Dec. 28 at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

The artists invite the public to the open house reception on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4-6 p.m. where you can enjoy all the works, some appetizers and wine and of course watch the presentation of the awards for the winners; it is after all a competition.

Don’t forget to shop for the holidays at the Gallery while you’re there, the annual Christmas Boutique opens on Nov. 21 as well.

The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery is operated by the VVAA. VVAA members provide the original artwork that is shown in the gallery and gift shop. All art is offered for sale and displays are changed monthly. In addition to the special exhibitions, members show their fine works in a wide variety of mediums. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about membership, upcoming exhibitions, and art and pottery classes, see the VVAA website at or call 702-346-1338.