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ARTmonday: SMFA at Tufts Art Sale 2017 Is This Week

The SMFA at Tufts Art Sale is this Thu., Nov. 16 to Sun., Nov. 19;  to School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 Fenway in Boston, on the side street right next to the MFA and its parking lot.

The SMFA Art Sale is  my favorite art event of the year. There are nearly 4,000 works from established, emerging, and student artists, from top names including Jim Dine and James Turrell to student and faculty pieces. Prices vary too, with much of it reasonably affordable. There are the occasional pieces for tens of thousands of dollars, many in the thousand or several thousand range, and tons under $1,000 and some even under $100. (Once I found a piece for $8!)

Much of the artwork in our home is from the SMFA Art Sale. (I currently spot seven in my living room.) We have photographs, paintings, and mixed media works we have purchased at the Sale throughout the years, and I still think about a couple of video art pieces I wish we had snapped up.

I hope you check it out, it is well worth it. New artworks are constantly displayed as pieces are sold, and there are tons of shrinkwrapped pieces in bins that are fun to browse. I stopped by the SFMA yesterday morning to get a jump start, and I’ll head back there tomorrow for Medici Night. (To become a Medici supporter click here.)

If you’d like help choosing art for your home or office, let me know. I’ll be scouting the sale for clients and interior designers as well as myself. Here are 20 works that caught my eye so far.

You can see more from the sale on my IG feed @StyleCarrotCurates.

SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Photography

Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa, $800
Archival inkjet print
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Painting

Teddy Benfield, $2,000
Mixed media on canvas
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Artwork

Orna Feldman,$285
Monotype
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Artwork

Susan Swinand, $500
Watercolor
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Mike and Doug Starn
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Painting

Kiki Smith, $10,000
Digital acid-based inkjet dyes on silk charmeuse
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Painting

Carlos J. Santiago, $500
Lithography 9 layers of color
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Photography

Cassandra Kos, $950
Archival inkjet print
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Mike and Doug Starn, $60,000
Inkjet prints on Zerkal paper glued to LP album covers, vinyl lettering, & magnets
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Art

Chuck Holtzman, $17,000
Conte on paper
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Art

Coco Berkman, $1400
10 color, 12 plate reductive linoleum print
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Art

unidentified
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

John Guthrie, $6,000
Acrylic on canvas
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

Joel Shapiro, $4,000
10 color screenprint/lithograph
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

Jo Ann Rothschild, $2,350
Mixed media on paper
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

Helen Ingrid Scheibler, $3,800
Acrylic/mixed media
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Abstract Art at SMFA Sale

 Judy Riola
cut paper, gouache, pencil on panel
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

Teruko Kushi
Oil on canvas
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Photgraphy

SMFA staff shows work by Soojin J. Kim
Conte crayon on paper
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary B&W Photography

Right: Judith Larsen

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ARTmonday: Lisa Goren’s Frozen Landscapes

I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from Boston artist Lisa Goren last month after a mutual friend suggested she contact me. Coincidentally, I had already had a number of these images of iceberg paintings saved in a folder to share.

I love the colors and shapes of Goren’s frozen landscapes, which she executes in watercolor. The paintings are based on her real life travels to polar regions, including Antarctica, Iceland, Alaska, and the High Arctic.

Two years ago, she even wrote about her experiences for The New York Times. The article, “In Hot Pursuit of Ice and Cold,” chronicled her participation in an artists’ residency program in the fall of 2013 during which the group sailed about 500 miles from the North Pole.

Her paintings are beautiful and a bit mystical, with more recent works feeling more earthy.  She says, “There is no other blue like the blue of glacial ice.”

Winter Watercolor of Iceberg By Lisa Goren

Iceberg with Pinkish Sky 

Abstract Arctic Landscape Watercolor Paintings Lisa Goren

Moss Growing Under Ice, The Arctic

Painting Of Iceberg In Antarctica Lisa Goren

Mushroom Iceberg, Antarctica

Iceland Iceberg Painting By Lisa Goren

Iceberg in Iceland

Glacier Watercolor By Boston Painter Lisa Goren

Strong Glacier

Lisa Goren's Watercolors Of Arctic Landscapes

Arctic 3

Iceberg Landscape Paintings By Lisa Goren In Boston

Jokusarlon 3

Wintery Watercolor Paintings With Ice and Icebergs

Pyramiden Mountain

Arctic Landscape Paintings By Lisa Goren

Arctic Ice 4

Painting Of Iceberg In Antarctica Lisa Goren

Mushroom Iceberg, Antarctica

Arctic Watercolor Landscape Painting Lisa Goren

Open Water Arctic

Arctic Shoreline Painting By Boston Artist Lisa Goren

Ice Piling Up on the Shore

Pastel Watercolor Of Icebergs Landscape

Broken Shards On the Shore

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Sunday Bouquet: Flowers Echo Abstract Art

Flowers In Front Of Abstract Painting By Barbara Leiner

Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Barbara Leiner, Sweet Bunny, Oil on canvas, 48 x 50 inches
Flowers by Winston Flowers, Boston

This is a shot from the opening of the Webster Art Project exhibition last week. It is the second collection that I have collaborated on with David Webster of the Webster & Company showroom at the Boston Design Center. I source artwork from New England artists and Mr. Webster, along with his visual design director, Jonathan Giacoletto, choose the specific pieces and where to hang them.

For the opening party Mr. Webster commissioned Winston Flowers to create an arrangement to work with this abstract painting, “Sweet Bunny” by Boston artist Barbara Leiner. The pairing is perfection. (I believe the painting is still available; if interested please get in touch; it’s a beauty.)

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Sunday Bouquet: Going Dutch

Botanical Still Life Photos By John Ross Of PatchNYC

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

John Ross, Still Life with Dahlia & Lemons 
Calendar hanging in my kitchen featuring
Patch NYC designer John Ross’s
gorgeous botanical still life.

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ARTmonday: @StyleCarrotCurates Best Nine 2016

@StyleCarrotCurates Instagram Feed Best Nine 2016

All photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Along with everyone else with an Instagram account I created a #topnine2016 for my @StyleCarrotCurates account, where I exclusively post artwork that I live with, work with, or discover as I go about my life. (My main account @StyleCarrot has a broader reach, featuring interiors, food, cocktails, art, nature, and other beautiful things that catch my eye. I hope you will follow both @StyleCarrotCurates and@StyleCarrot on Instagram!) Here’s a bit more about the top nine (plus one, which tied for ninth place). They’re all wonderful works and include a pieces from a couple of the world’s best known artists, local New England artists, pieces I’ve shown in my curatorial endeavors, and also an artwork from my living room.

Abstract Painting By Karine Leger At Lanoue Gallery

Que Tourne Le Vent, acrylic on canvas, 48×48

Abstract painting by Canadian artist Karine Leger from her exhibition at Lanoue Gallery in Boston’s SoWa district that I saw at a First Friday a year ago. I love her work and clearly so does everyone else as this is the most liked post on my @StyleCarrotCurates Instagram feed.

Abstract Paintings By Sarah Lutz At StyleCarrot's Truro Pop Up Gallery

Rapture and Persimmon, oil, resin, spray paint and paper on linen, 48×36

These two stunning beauties are by my friend Sarah Lutz, who lives and works as a full time artist in New York City and Provincetown. She and Mike Carroll of Schoolhouse Gallery in Ptown  lent me the paintings for a pop-up art gallery cocktail party I threw at my home in Truro this summer. I wanted to keep them forever; it’s as if Sarah painted them for the space. Although I didn’t splurge on these (they are still available; let me know if you’re interested), I did acquire a Sarah Lutz original at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill auction. I posted it here, and although it didn’t make the top nine likes on IG, it easily tops my list of personal favorites.

Fish Prints By Pete's Fish Tales On Nantucket

This fall my husband and I took a weekend jaunt to Nantucket. Another big thank you to White Elephant Elephant Hotel, Hy-Line Cruises,Lola 41, and the boutiques I visited, which included Pete’s Fish Tales Prints. Artist Peter Van Dingstee studied the Japanese art of gyotaku which entails creating prints on rice paper using actual fish. Here he has rolled out a large swordfish print. You can see more of his work on the full blog post I did here.

Photograph By Hannah Bates At SMFA Sale 2016

from the Synthetic series

It’s not fall without plenty of shots from the SMFA Sale. This portrait by L.A. fashion photographer Hannah Bates is right up my alley. So much so that my husband purchased it for me for Chanukah. At least I think he did; there’s been an artwork just this size wrapped in brown paper in our living room since that night. I’ll find out for sure when I return to Boston after holiday break; fingers crossed.  Hannah Bates is an MFA candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Sea Inspired Collage By Providence Based Artist Jenny Brown

Celestial Anemone, pen, ink & collage on paper, 11 x 8.5

Providence-based artist Jenny Brown makes the most magical marine-inspired mixed media collages. I hung three at my pop-up this summer and a Truro couple bought two for their daughter. Jenny gave me this piece, which is a print of an original, this fall when I returned the third piece. I still need to have it framed, but it the meantime it’s propped up on my living room bookshelf.

Abstract Art By Ellsworth Kelly At SMFA Sale 2016

A work by Ellsworth Kelly at the 2016 SMFA Sale.

Abstract Paintings By Boston Artist Laura Allis Richardson

My Garden Door and Entering the Garden, oil on canvas, 25×25

A new acquaintance told me to check out Boston-based artist Laura Allis Richardson, who works at Fenway Studios. She graciously invited me for a studio visit (full blog post here). I left with these two pieces, now on display and for sale  at Webster & Company in the Boston Design Center. (I can help if you are interested.) Mr. Webster and I have mounted a new exhibition for the Fall/Winter 2016-17 season; here’s a peek.

Louise Nevelson Sculpture At Boca Raton Museum

Last February I went to the Boca Raton Museum for the first time, where I spotted this Louise Nevelson assemblage. I still remember learning about Louise Nevelson’s work in the Art Since 1945 class I took at summer semester at NYU in college. A week later I went to a dinner party at a friend’s parents’ home on Fifth Avenue (or maybe it was Park Avenue?) . . . in their foyer was a small Nevelson sculpture, as well as a Giacometti.

Modern Dancer By Walkowitz In The Home Of StyleCarrot Blogger Marni Elyse Katz

This is a favorite piece from my personal collection, purchased for me by my husband at Skinner Auctions, so I’m thrilled it made it into the @StyleCarrotCurates #topnine2016.  It’s a dancer by the Russian-born, American artist Abraham Walkowitz. The piece, which sits on my mantle in Boston, pictures modern dancer Isadora Duncan, of whom he has done over 5,000 drawings. It inspires me during my living room yoga sessions.

Abstract Paintings By Maine Based Artist Jenny Prinn

Jitterbug, oil on canvas, 24×18 •  Sun on the Shore, acrylic on canvas, 24×24

This is technically the tenth, but it tied in the number of likes with the dancer above. This Instagram shot pictures a stretch of wall on the second floor of our Truro house, hung with lots of artwork for the pop up. The two paintings on the left are by Maine artist Jenny Prinn. I first hung Jitterbug at the model apartment I decorated at Troy Boston. Later both pieces hung at Webster & Company. I haven’t returned them to Jenny yet so if you’re interested they are still for sale!

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