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ARTmonday: Colorful Abstract Art Exhibit Featuring Ellen Levine Dodd and More

I’ve been blogging about abstract painter Ellen Levine Dodd since I met her almost three years ago on the Cape. She’s been part of my collaboration with Webster & Company #WebsterArtProject and my pop-up cocktail gallery.

Her work is in an exhibit in Danville, near San Francisco, called Color Play at The Town of Danville Art Gallery through April 15, 2017. Color Play features work by five abstract artists who work in gorgeous color, some vibrant, some more subdued: Ellen Levine Dodd, Karen Olsen-Dunn, Sharon Paster, Elise Morris, and Julia Rymer. They’re all fitting for this glorious spring day!

Follow these artists on Instagram for a peek into their studios and most current work: Ellen Levine Dodd; Karen Olsen-Dunn; Sharon PasterElise MorrisJulia Rymer. And be sure to follow my art-only IG account @StyleCarrotCurates too.

Colorful Abstract Painting By Ellen Levine Dodd

Ellen Levine Dodd, Make the Most of What You Have

Colorful Abstract Painting By Ellen Levine Dodd

Ellen Levine Dodd, Every Dog Has Its Day

Colorful Abstract Painting By Ellen Levine Dodd

Ellen Levine Dodd, A Blue Ribbon Day

Colorful Abstract Painting By Karen Olsen Dunn

Karen Olsen-Dunn, Floating Arabesque

Colorful Abstract Painting By Karen Olsen Dunn

Karen Olsen-Dunn, Green Cloud With Grid

Colorful Abstract Painting By Karen Olsen Dunn

Karen Olsen-Dunn, Cloud Cover With Trails

Abstract Geometric Painting By Sharon Paster

Sharon Paster, Boundaries

Abstract Geometric Painting By Sharon Paster

Sharon Paster, Mari Hike

Abstract Geometric Painting By Sharon Paster

Sharon Paster, Playing Catch

Subtle Abstract Florals By Elise Morrisa

Elise Morris, Trail Lore

Subtle Abstract Florals By Elise Morrisa

Elise Morris, Night Fades 3

Subtle Abstract Florals By Elise Morrisa

Elise Morris, Verdant Pull

Abstract Painting With Geometric Forms By Julia Rymer

Julia Rymer, Cloud City

Abstract Painting With Geometric Forms By Julia Rymer

Julia Rymer, Bridge

 

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ARTmonday: Montserrat School of Art Auction Preview

The Montserrat School of Art Artrageous!31 auction is this Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. I’m sad that I’ll miss it this year, but I’ve studied the catalog front to back and again. There are some great pieces, many at great prices, and the proceeds benefit kids who could really use the help.

The party is a lot of fun, with a silent and live auctions as well as student artists painting in the moment. You can purchase the $250 tickets to Artrageous! Montserrat School of Art Auction or one of the 200 $100 raffle tickets here.

Here’s a sampling of pieces that caught my eye from the silent auction offerings.

Black & White Photo By Portland Artist Darek Bittner

Darek Bittner / Seafood / Photograph / 12″ x 18″ / $200

Pop Tart Painting By Lauren Douglas

Lauren Douglas / Pop / Gouache, watercolor / 8″ x 10″ / $150

Geometric Abstract by Massachusetts Artist Suzanne Ulrich

Suzanne Ulrich / no. 1321 / cut, torn, painted and pasted papers / 10″ x 9.75″ / $500

Abstract Painting By Kale Baker

Kale Baker / Candy Animals No. 1 / Acrylic / 14″ x 14″ / $450

Cabot Cinema Cityscape By Ashlee Beadle

Ashlee Beadle / Cabot Cinema at Night / Acrylic / 30″ x 24″ / $650

Abstract Painting At Montserrat School of Art Auction

Haley Harris / You Are Joy / Acrylic / 20″ x 30″ / $600

Photo By Rick DeCosta At Montserrat Auction

Rick DeCosta / Stick Together / Digital print / 11″ x 14″ / $150
Abstract Landscape By Portland Artist Amanda Hawkins
Amanda Hawkins / Marsh in Bloom / Acrylic, pastel, charcoal / 16″ x 20″ / $470
Painting Of a Woman At A Table By Marica Hermann
She tossed her boy-crazy hair and listened for opportunity’s knock. 
Marcia Hermann / Oil on canvas / 26″ x 26″ / $1200
Roger Martin Woodcut Up For Auction
Roger Martin / Granite Pier / Multi-color wood cut / 15″ x 20″ / $1000
Fabric And Thread Abstract Collage By Katie Dougherty
Katie Dougherty / Land of Snakes / Collage on paper / 5.25″ x 5″ / $100
Abstract Landscape Painting By Barbara Moody
Barbara Moody / New Growth / Acrylic on panel / 24″ x 24″ / $950
Woman Stretching By Maria Patsopoulus
Maria Patsopoulos / Stretching Adolescent / Acrylic on canvas / 20″ x 34″ / $350

 

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ARTmonday: Justyna Przybylowska

Justyna Przybylowska is a Vancouver-based photographer with provocative, hard-edged work in both black and white and color, with many selections available on Society6.

Her art prints start at $64. Like most of the offerings at Society6, Przybylowska’s color and black & white photography prints are available in varying sizes, framed, printed on canvas or metal,  on iPhone cases, pillows, totes, greeting cards , hoodies, and other items.

You can see Justyna Przybylowska’s most recent work on her website PRZY, which she calls an online photographic exhibit of the world through her eyes. And then there’s her Instagram feed.

Here’s a sampling of her work from Society6, plus a selfie.

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Justyna Przybylowska, Trump

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Justyna Przybylowska, Untitled

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Justyna Przybylowska, Designer Drugs

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Justyna Przybylowska, Bull

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Justyna Przybylowska, Cake

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Justyna Przybylowska, Mangiare

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Justyna Przybylowska, Leg Through Void

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Justyna Przybylowska, Advice

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Justyna Przybylowska, Slasher

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Justyna Przybylowska, Legs

Justyna Przybylowska Self Portrait On Stairs

Justyna Przybylowska

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ARTmonday: “The Texture of Light” at da Fonseca Contemporania

Last weekend we spent a few days in Delray Beach. The weather and the timing were both perfect. My colleague Mike Carroll, who represents several of our Webster & Company artists at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and who is also an abstract artist, had an opening at the Fort Lauderdale gallery da Fonseca Contemporania

da Fonseca Contemporania owner Aster da Fonseca (whose work is also worth a look) curated “The Texture of Light” with geometric abstracts by a trio of artists: Babette Herschberger, Mike Carroll, and Regina Jestrow. I loved the entire show.

M I K E  C A R R O L L 

Artist Mike Carroll, who has studios in Provincetown and Fort Lauderdale works in oil on wood panel.

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Apotropaic”  and  “Parapraxis”
Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Cloudland”

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Aeromancy”

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Parapraxis”

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Asomatous”

B A B E T T E   H E R S C H B E R G E R 

Miami-based artist Babette Herschberger works in collaged layers of paper and paint on wood panel or canvas.

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

“Interrupted Structure #12”
“Collage Painting #39”  and  “Collage Painting #36”

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

Far left: “Interrupted Structure #16”

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

“Interrupted Structure #7”  and  “Interrupted Structure #17”

R E G I N A  J E S T R O W

Miami-based artist Regina Jestrow works in watercolor and acrylic with embroidery thread.

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Pink Quilt #2”

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Grid in Blue 1”

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Grid in Blue 2”

Geometric Abstract Artwork In Fort Lauderdale Art Gallery

Left: Regina Jestrow   |   Right: Babette Herschberger

The Texture Of Light Exhibit In Fort Lauderdale Florida

All photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

“The Texture of Light,” February 15 to March 18, 2017 (closing reception that evening) at da Fonseca Contemporania, 2201 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale), Florida.

 

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ARTmonday: 20 Vintage Paintings Under $500

Watercolor From Chairish And Photo From SMFA Sale From StyleCarrot's Personal Art Collection

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

“After the Shower” from ChairishPhoto by Hannah Bates from SMFA Sale
My two newest pieces of art coincidentally share a color palette. 

If you’re interested in putting together a gallery wall, place a well-executed still life or abstract in a blank space, or are looking for a single quirky but well executed vintage portrait, Chairish (a StyleCarrot affiliate) is a great option. It’s my first online stop for vintage paintings.

I’m always looking for new sources for affordable artwork. I’ve come to love Chairish, a site on which users can buy and sell vintage furniture and decor. It’s a sort of cross between eBay and 1st Dibs. Chairish is manageably sized and dedicated to good design, with a mix of individuals, dealers, designers, and artists.

In terms of art, Chairish is especially great for vintage paintings.  My newest acquisition, purchased from Chairish, just arrived and I love it (and so does my husband). I paid under $100 for it including shipping. It needs a new matte and it’s not framed, but still, a great deal.

Here are 20 vintage painting paintings, all under $500 currently available on Chairish. I’m very tempted by one or two of them. Lower offers are accepted so you may not have to pay the already low list price. And returns can be made within 7 days if your pick isn’t pleasing in person.

Vintage Abstract Cubist Still LIfe Painting

Cubist Style Vintage Abstract, $333

Vibrant Ocean Seascape Painting On Wood

Abstract Seascape on Wood, $125

1940s Vintage Portrait The Guitar Player by Betsy P Levy

1940s Betsy P Levy “The Guitar Player,” $153  

Seated Female Nude Figure Study Painting

Seated Female Nude Figure Study, $275  

Vintage Still LIfe Painting Of Fruit And Pedestal Bowl

Vintage Abstract Still Life of Fruit, $46 

Vintage Abstract Modern Painting

Vintage Modern Abstract, $68  

Vintage Geometric Abstract Oil On Canvas

Vintage Abstract Geometric Oil on Canvas, $490

Vintage Abstract Watercolor Landscape

Vintage Abstract Watercolor Landscape, $70 

Mid-Century Cubist Nude Oil Mid-Century Cubist Nude Oil Painting Of Seated Woman

Mid-Century Cubist Nude Oil Portrait, $160 

VIntage Portrait Of Woman WIth Ribbon In Oil

Vintage Portrait of Woman, $155

1960s Vintage Table Setting Still Life

1960s Vintage Table Setting Still Life, $355  

Vintage Watercolor of Girl with Orange

Vintage Watercolor of Girl with Orange, $495 

Mid-Century Modern Architectural Watercolor Painting

Mid-Century Modern Architectural Watercolor, $495 

Arthur Krakower "So Cold on the Riviera" Monotype

Arthur Krakower “So Cold on the Riviera” Monotype, $445  

Abstract Figurative Painting In Greens by Dana Zivanovits,

Abstract Figurative by Dana Zivanovits$225 

Vintage 1940s Figurative Nude Porttrait

Vintage 1940s Figurative Nude, $225 

Mid-Century Lady in Turquoise Gown Portrait

Mid-Century Lady in Turquoise Gown Portrait, $450 

Portrait by Victor Haagen-Müller

Portrait by Victor Haagen-Müller, $440 

Portrait of a Woman by Kovalchuk O

Portrait of a Woman by Kovalchuk O., $440

Mid-Century Oil Portrait of Woman Changing

Mid-Century Oil of Woman Changing, $225

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