ARTmonday: Miniatures at the Cambridge Art Association (A Juried Show by StyleCarrot)

I really hope you can make it to see the “Miniatures” show at the Cambridge Art Association before it closes on Saturday. Not just because there are many wonderful (and very affordable) little works, but because I juried it!

I was thrilled when artist Cory Shea, who is Cambridge Art Association‘s associate director, asked me to be a jury of one for the small works show this spring. I first met Cory over coffee to a ask her about showing her photos at the Art + Cocktails pop-up gallery I put together in Truro last summer. (I had seen Cory’s work at the MassArt auction earlier that year and fell in love.)

I had such a good time choosing the pieces. When I came in, Erin Becker, CAA’s esteemed director and Cory had the 150 pieces laid out and waiting. The process was blind, so I didn’t know the artists’ names, though I admittedly recognized a few. I chose about 60 or so, and later that week Cory hung them. Beautifully. It was a really fun process, and I hope I’ll have the opportunity to do something like this again.

Many of the pieces I’d love to bring home. (As Cory knew when she asked me to jury the show, I have a weakness for small works.) I purchased Hilary Tait Norod’s triptych that morning, and yesterday when my husband went to see the show he bought Giacometti’s Giraffe.

Please stop in if you have a few minutes and let me know what you think. You can follow CAA on Instagram @cambridgeart and my art feed @stylecarrotcurates.

“Miniatures” through Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Cambridge Art Association (25R Lowell Street just off Mount Auburn Street across from the hospital, Cambridge, Mass.)

Day of the Dead Sculpture By Cowboy Keith

Keith MacLelland, Angel Cowboy, Recycled Mixed Media, $450

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Far left: Bonnie Lerner, Deep in the Forest, Monoprint on Board, $150
Left top: Susan Siefer, Coming and Going, Acrylic, Resin, Wax, Thread, $350
Left bottom: Margaret Sheldon, Landgrove Field, Oil, $225
Right top: Diane Nelson, By the Sea, Acrylic on Paper, $100
Right bottom: Phil Young, Winter Series, Acrylic, $125
Far Right: Roz Sommer, Other Side, Oil on Board, $350

Stephanie Todhunter's Creepy Kid Portraits

Top: Lorraine Agri, Fantasy, Mixed Media Ink and Wax, $75
Bottom: Stephanie Todhunter, Best Friends, Mixed Media, $120 each

Trio of Black & White Artwork at Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association

Top: Susan Wood, The Rhinoceros and the Bird
Indirect Drawing on Mulberry Paper, $500
Bottom left: Anne-Marie Delaunay-Danizio, Chameleon
Ink Markers on Paper, $175
Bottom right: Bob Hesse, Sunflower
iPhone photo on Dyseub on Aluminum, $80

Wood & Metal Sculpture At Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Peter Cohen, Shrine No. 2, Welded Steel and Wood, $2,800

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz WIth Giacometti's Giraffe

Left: Mirela Kulovic, ObjectCandlewax, Ink and Pencil on Paper, $900
Right: David Covert, Giacometti’s Giraffe, monoprint (sold)

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Far left: Kathe Gregory, Twist of Fate, Relief, Found Object, $750
Middle top: Janet Smith, Plum Island, Photography, $75
Middle bottom: Deborah Peeples, Psychedelic Crop Circles, Encaustic, $400
Far right: Steve, LeBlanc, Red Door: North Cambridge
Toy Camera Photography, $95, Juror’s Choice

Hilary Tait Norod Triptych At Cambridge Art Associatino

Hilary Tait Norod, My Beautiful Mess
Oil and Mixed Media on Panel, $300 each (sold), Juror’s Choice

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Denis Wogan, Blue and Ambition
Oil on Birch Squares Mounted on Panel, $125 each

Dr Suess Sculpture At Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Rachel Hammerman, The Very Thirsty Caterpillar and After Hour Tales
Polymer Clay, $250

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Left: Conny Goelz Schmitt, Am Zebrastreifen, 2013 and Overview/Weist (diptych)
Vintage Book Pages, $450 and $900
Right: Andrea Oseas, Mono No Aware, Glass, $800

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Top: Anne Beinecke, Pink Boat, Mixed Media, $360
Bottom: Amantha Tsaros, Tropical Sunrise, Acrylic on Panel, $119

Still Life Paintings at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Upper left: Lorraine Agri, Fantasy, Mixed Media Ink and Wax, $75
Bottom left: Ant Oraloglu, Levitate, Photograph, $300
Right: Fay Lamson Hannon, Garlic, Oil on Canvas, $325

Sculpture At Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Gregory Barry, Billowed Isle with Tendrils
Mixed Media, $90, Juror’s Choice Prize

Sculpture At Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

David Hochbaum, Sleepwalker Tower, Mixed Media, $1,200

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Top left: Lorraine Sullivan, Three Breasted Woman, Mixed Media, $250
Bottom left: Jeanine Sobell Pastore, Leaning, Oil on Panel, $500
Top right: Paul Weiner, Good Angel, Digital Photo Print, $600
Bottom Right: Ronni Komarowj, Desires, Mixed Media, $200

Black & White Photo at Cambridge Art Association

Rebecca Skinner, Stair Detail, Photography, $185

Susan Emersonn's Medical Inspired Mixed Media Artworks

Susan Emmerson
Top: Beneath #2, Ink and Gouache on Paper Canvas and Melded Tyvek, $300
Bottom: Tear off the Skin, Ink and Acrylic on Cut and Melded Tyvek, $250

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Left: Brenda Steinberg, He Dropped the Ball, Mixed Media, $450
Right: Sirapi Heghinian Walzer, Mood Indigo
Mixed Media Encaustic and Collage, $450

 

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ARTmonday: Modern Sculpture Garden in Japan

With our delayed flight on Sunday (hung out in the San Francisco airport for 8 hours after flying in from Osaka), and adjusting back to Boston life, this post about the sculpture garden called the Hakone Open-Air Museum is a few days delayed. But no less fantastic. I loved exploring Tokyo and Kyoto, but in terms of actual sights, this was by far my favorite.

The Hakone Open-Air Museum opened in 1969 as the first open-air art museum in Japan. I wasn’t sure what “open-air” meant, but quickly discovered it is a vast sculpture garden. There are also four indoor exhibition halls though I didn’t have time to see any of those.

The museum’s collections include about 100 sculptures by both Asian and Western artists including Rodin, Miro, and Moore. In fact, I believe I read that the Hakone Open-Air Museum has the largest collection of Henry Moore sculptures in the world. 

The museum is also known for its hot springs-fed foot bath. (Hakone is a resort town famous for its hot springs.) It was my first introduction to the Japanese foot bath, and sublime. 

Here are some of my favorite pieces from my afternoon at the Hakone Open-Air Museum last week.

Silver Cone Sculpture At Open Air Museum Hakone Japan

unidentified

Modern Sculpture By Agustin Cardenas In Hakone

Agustin Cardenas, Femme au Repos, 1976

Jean Dubuffet Sculpture In Japan

Jean Dubuffet, Arborescence, 1971-80

Miss Black Power Sculptuer At Open Air Museum

Niki de Saint Phalle, Miss Black Power, 1968

Two Hares Sculpture in Hakone Japan

Barry Flanagan, Two Boxing Rabbits, 1965

Abstract Sculpture Of Two Figures By Henry Moore

foreground: Henry Moore
 background: Gabriel Loire, Symphonic Sculpture

Henry Moore Sculpture In Japanese Sculpture Garden Hakone

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure Arch Leg

Ryoli Gojo Intersecting Space Construction

Ryoli Gojo, Intersecting Space Construction, 1978

Ryoli Gojo Intersecting Space Construction Detail

Ryoli Gojo, Intersecting Space Construction, 1978, detail

Giuliano Vangi 2004 White Sculpture In Japan

Giuliano Vangi, Grande Racconto, 2004

Gold Ball Sculpture In Hakone Japan Sculpture Garden

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Sphere Within Sphere (Sfera con sfera)

Fried Egg Benches At Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan

Carl Milles, The Hand of God
fried egg benches

Barbara Hepworth Sculpture In Hakone Japan

Barbara Hepworth, Two Figures, 1968

Henry Moore Sculpture In Hakone Japan Sculpture Garden

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure: Angles, 1979

Jean Arp Gold Blob Figure Sculpture In Japan

Jean Arp, The Giant Pip

Matchinsky-Denninghoff Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open Air Museum

Matchinsky-Denninghoff, Sturm, 1980

Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

unidentified

Hand Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

 Rainer Kreister, Big Hand

Bronze Arm Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Kenneth Armitage, Both Arms, 1969-70

Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

unidentified

Alexander Calder Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Alexander Calder, Les Aretes de Poisson, 1966

Jim Dine Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Jim Dine, The Lookout Tower, 1990

Japanese Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Hiroatsu Takata, La Mer, 1962

Henry Moore Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Henry Moore, Family Group, 1948-49

Henry Moore Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Henry Moore, Mother and Child: Block Seat, 1983-84

Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

César, La Victoire de Villetaneuse, 1965

Pregnant Woman Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

César, La Victoire de Villetaneuse, 1965, detail

Nude Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

César, La Victoire de Villetaneuse, 1965, detail

Mid-Century Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Ossip Zadkine, La Demeure, 1960

Foot Bath At Hakone Sculpture Garden Museum In Japan

foot bath

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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: MassArt Auction Preview

MassArt is the nation’s first public, independent college of art and design in the country. This year marks the MassArt Auction’s 28th anniversary, with proceeds going directly to scholarships and support for academic programs.

The MassArt Auction is this Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:30 at MassArt. All the artwork in the silent auction is online now at Paddle 8. Here are some of my favorites. Ready, set, bid.

Flowers By Donald Sultan at MassArt Auction

Donald Sultan, Mimosas, October 2, 2006, 2006
Etching, Aquatint, and Silkscreen
Starting bid, $4,500

Geometric Abstract Mixed Media By Nona Hershey at MassArt Auction

Nona Hershey, Interference I, 2016
Watercolor, Graphite Powder, Gouache, and Laser-Cut Fluorescent Plexiglass
Starting bid, $2,400

Abstracted Photo By Mclean Graham at MassArt Auction

Clark McLean Graham, Untitled Video Still with Pink Paint, 2015
Acrylic Archival Pigment Print Transfer onto Aluminum
Starting bid, $405

Abstract Collage With Marilyn Monroe at MassArt Auction

James Gibson, Marilyn 2 ways, 2014
Silkscreen Monoprint
Starting bid, $450

Landscape Photo With Pink Cups at MassArt Auction

Thomas Jackson, Cups no. 2, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
Starting bid, $2,820

Encaustic Artwork By Susan Hardy Brown at MassArt Auction

Susan Hardy Brown, Snow Queen, 2015
Encaustic with Queen Anne’s Lace on Panel
Starting bid, $240

Abstract Collage Assemblage at MassArt Auction

TJ Kelley III, The Choice is Yours but the Answer is Clear, 2016
Acrylic on Assembled Panels
Starting bid, $360

Girl In Bra With Camera At Mass Art Auction

Erin M. Riley, Nudes 17, 2014
Hand Woven Textile
Starting bid $2,520

Beach Photo With Figures At Mass Art Auction

Thomas Gearty, Jumping Bridge, Martha’s Vineyard, 2006
Archival Inkjet Print
Starting bid, $390

Abstract Wood Sculpture At Mass Art Auction

Damien Hoar De Galvan, V, 2015
Wood, Paint, and Glue
Starting bid, $460

Pathwork Abstract Adrienne Shishko At Mass Art Auction

Adrienne Shishko, Preservation Hall, 2016
Acrylic, Paper, Ink, Plastic, and Textiles
Starting bid, $1,140

Still LIfe Painting By Karen O'Neill

Karen O’Neil, August, 2015
Oil on Linen
Starting bid, $2,700

Still Life With Pear by Anne Harney At Mass Art Auction

Anne Harney, Pear and Bowl, 2016
Oil on Canvas
Starting bid, $390

Pool Art At Mass Art Auction

Alyssa Macaulay, The Deep End I, 2012
Archival Digital Prints, Scanned Documents, Wood, Glue and Custom-Made Boxes with Plexiglas
Starting bid, $480

Music Scene At Mass Art Auction

Arne Reimer, Record Store in Madison, WI, 2015
Chromogenic Print
Starting bid, $540

Abstracted Landscape At Mass Art Auction

Holly Harrison, True North, 2015
Mixed Media on Panel
Starting bid, $960

Sandpaper Tower By Brent Refsland At Mass Art Auction

Brent Refsland, Sandcastle #102, 2016
Cut Sandpaper on Paper
Starting bid, $900

Frame With Butterflies By Paul Villinski At Mass Art Auction

Paul Villinski, Legacy V, 2016
Antique Frame, Aluminum (Found Cans), Wire, and Gold Leaf
Starting bid, $10,800

Multicolor Cubes on Plywood At Mass Art Auction

George Creamer, Untitled, 2016
Mixed Media
Starting bid, $3,000

Highly Abstracted Landscape By Kristin Texeira At Mass Art Auction

Kristin Texeira, an evening stroll to the moon, 2016
Oil on Paper
Starting bid, $450

 

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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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