ARTmonday: 12 Photos from the Fraction Holiday Print Sale

I received an email last week from local photographer Dana Mueller that  one of her prints would be available for a limited time at the 9th annual Fraction Holiday Print Sale. I loved her photo so I clicked through to see the others and it was instantly smitten. I hadn’t heard of Fraction Magazine, an online publication dedicated to fine art photography.

The Fraction Holiday Print Sale offers more than 100 prints starting at $75; most of them are about $100. Every one of them is wonderful. I limited myself to two photos—Mother Bird by Joy Christiansen Erb and Be the Light by Puspa Lohmeyer, both which arrived very quickly. (Prints ship directly from the artists.)

The prints are numbered and signed originals. If you order before this Wednesday, December 14 the site says you are likely to have it by December 24th. The sale goes through 8PM December 31st. Here are a dozen of my favorite photographs from the sale. 

Interior Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Kurt Simonson, Veranda Window (Swedish Light), 2011

Interior Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Fritz Liedtke, Isola

Portrait Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Heather Evans Smith, Wrench

Landscape Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Shawn Bush, Burro Schmidt

Interior Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

John Paul Evans, till death us do part – 6

Still Life Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Bootsy Holler, Treasures (Pack 03)

Still Life Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Joy Christiansen Erb, Mother Bird

Landscape Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Deborah Hamon, Ice Diamond

Interior Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Puspa Lohmeyer, Be the Light

Interior Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Lucia Ferreira, Fern #1 ( The Secret Garden series)

Landscape Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Dana Mueller, Untitled (diver), 2015, (May Days series)

Interior Photography From Fraction Holiday Sale

Peg Shaw, Hover (4.1)

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Saturday Say It: Morning Refrain

Embroidery Hoop Art By Sarah K Benning

“Oh Dear” Embroidery Hoop Art by Sarah K Benning

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ARTmonday: Heather Robinson

San Francisco-based artist Heather Robinson wrote to me this fall after seeing my blog and Instagram posts about the Truro Art + Cocktails pop up event I held this summer. She was particularly drawn to Sarah Lutz’s abstract paintings, which has a similar feel to her own.

She says: [My] painting practice is fundamentally an exploration of surface through pattern, color, and texture. I have a magpie-like attraction to bright, colorful, decorated objects, but an orderly mind, a love for the grid and a strong schooling (from my architectural design studies) to mistrust the superficial. These contradictory urges come together in my paintings. I work in many layers of acrylic media, starting with a repeating fabric design at the base and adding elements both rigid and planned (geometric stencil repeats) and loose and unplanned (drips, washes, crackled layers).

Abstract Painting by Heather Robinson

Antique Sentiments, 24″ x 24″ acrylic and fabric on panel

Abstract Painting by Heather Robinson

Counting Myself Lucky, 24″ x 24″ acrylic and fabric on panel

Abstract Painting by San Francisco Artist Heather Robinson

Cross Dot Chrysanthemum Dream, 30″ x 30″ acrylic and fabric on panel

Abstract Painting by San Francisco Artist Heather Robinson

Dot Underwater Wildflowers, 18″ x 24″ acrylic and fabric on panel

Abstract Painting by San Francisco Artist Heather Robinson

Dots (Vibrant), 18″x 18″ acrylic, fabric, and metal leaf on panel

Abstract Painting by San Francisco Artist Heather Robinson

Violet-Eared Waxbill, 24″ x 48″ acrylic, fabric, and metal leaf on panel

Abstract Painting by San Francisco Artist Heather Robinson

Life Is Good, 12″ x 16″ acrylic and fabric on panel

Abstract Painting by San Francisco Artist Heather Robinson

Overload, 18″ x 24″ acrylic and fabric on panel

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Foodie Friday: Joanne Chang’s Flour Bakery in Harvard Square

If you live in Boston you know Flour Bakery. Pastry chef proprietor Joanne Chang (half of the husband/wife duo Myers & Chang in SoWa and James Beard award winner), just opened her fifth and sixth locations, Harvard Square and Cambridgeport (soft opening was yesterday). The next outpost is coming soon to Dalton Street just behind the Pru.

Designer extraordinaire Alina Wolhardt of Wolf In Sheep Design has been collaborating closely with both Joanne Chang and her husband/business partner Christopher Myers on the trio of new cafés, which are being built by Cafco Construction Management (also responsible for Row 34 and other area hotspots).

Last week Alina sent along these photos of Flour Bakery Harvard Square shot by the ever lovely Joyelle West, along with some design notes. Alina says, “We took a slight departure in terms of design but still maintained the integrity of Flour’s handmade feel.” Let’s have a look. 

Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery In Harvard Square

The signature communal table—each Flour Bakery has one— is in the front of the space along the curved window.

Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery In Harvard Square

The communal table was custom fabricated by Boston-based studo FKIA. The walnut tabletop sits on a vintage Eames table base. Eames molded plastic dowel leg side chairs surround the table. The Tam Tam chandelier by Marset is from SoWa furniture showroom Casa Design.

Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery In Harvard Square

The playful hex floor tiles meet the concrete with a jagged edge. Alina says, “They act as sort of a guide for the flow of the queue.” The white small hex mosaic wall tiles are also done with a jagged edge. IC Lights S Pendants by Michael Anastassiades for Flos hang over the counter. Cafe tables (you can see one in the background) have Carrara-like Silestone tops and bistro chairs from Casa Design.

Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery In Harvard Square

The Flour logo cut into the stained, cerused quarter sewn oak millwork of the sandwich counter features an antiqued brass yolk  of Flour logo and have that spilling onto the floor using antiqued brass.

Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery In Harvard Square

The cement floor tiles are Popham by Ann Sacks. Alina loves their patina.

Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery In Harvard Square

Photos by Joyelle West

Flour Bakery, 18 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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ARTmonday: Solidarity Benefit for Standing Rock

This is a special edition of ARTmonday to promote a free silent auction benefit in Boston this weekend.As winter descends upon Standing Rock, weather appropriate supplies are needed for continued resistance against the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Solidarity Benefit for Standing Rock, this Saturday, December 3, 6-9 p.m. at The Distillery Gallery (516 E. 2nd St., South Boston)  will support the frontline, indigenous led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. DJ Emerson (White Animal Sound), Land of Enchantment, and Creaturos will perform. Then head to Firebrand Saints (1 Broadway, Cambridge) for an after party.

Boston-based curators Olivia Ives-Flores, Oliver Mak, and Silvi Naci have selected a wide array of artwork from local and national artists for a silent auction. Artists include Matt Zaremba, Raul Gonzalez, Heather McGrath, Alex Sewell, Ana Karina DaCosta, Sarah Cronin, Autumn Ahn, Ellen Murphy, Thomas Chung, Shane Butler, Elaine Bay, Nick Zaremba, Josh Falk, Maria Molteni, Greg Burdett, Kevin Redstar, Henry Kunkel, Erin Shaw, Damion Silver, Loretta Park, Zachary Naylor, Brian Hart, Pat Falco, Scott Chasse, Andrew Jacob, Farrell Mason, Cyrille Conan, Marka27, Jesse Hernandez, Marisa Malik, Jay Lacouture, Ryan Lombardi, Kristin Texeria, TJ Kelley III, Percy Fortini-Wright, Nabeela Vega, Dana Woulfe, and more.

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

Heather McGrath

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

Zachary Naylor

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

Leika Akiyama

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

Elaine Bay

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Kate Gilbert

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

Rosie Ranauro

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

Josh Falk

Solidarity Benefit for Standing Rock

Kristen Texeira

Solidarity Benefit for Standing Rock

Melanie Bernier

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

Cyrille Conan

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

TJ Kelley III

Solidarity Art Benefit for Standing Rock

Dana Wolfe

Solidarity Benefit for Standing Rock

Nick Zaremba

 

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