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ARTmonday: 10 Pieces from Art in Giving

Hilary Tait Norod, a talented up and coming artist with whom I collaborate in the Webster Art Project told me about a charitable endeavor she is supporting called Art in Giving. The foundation, based in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, raises funds for childhood cancer research.

More than 60 artists and galleries participate in Art in Giving, donating up to 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of art to The Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation. Its mission is dedicated to pediatric cancer research and programs to help families cope with childhood cancer.

While individuals are welcome to purchase these pieces, the organization targets art buyers, real estate developers, architects and interior designers, and others who might place art in public buildings and corporate offices. In some cases pieces hang in institutions and are still for sale. Gift certificates are also available.

Here are ten artworks from Art in Giving that I particularly love.

Abstract Floral Art By Carol Baum

Carol Baum, All Penalties #4

Abstract Painting By Irwin Thompson

Irwin Thompson, Urban Legend

Abstract Landscape Encaustic By Ruth LaGue

Ruth LaGue, Tundra

Encaustic Painting With Dots By Diane Ayott

Diane Ayott, Primary Data

Geometric Abstract Art By Maud Morgan

Maud Morgan, Untitled

Adria Arch Geometric Abstract Painting

Adria Arch, Rosy Ocean

Abstract Expressionism By Eliane Markoff

Eliane Markoff, Horizon 1

Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod Abstract Painting

Hilary Tait Norod, Industrial

Walter Feldman Abstract Color Block Painting

Walter Feldman, Steel Blue and Yellow

Pastel Abstract By Itala Langmar

Itala Langmar, Sunny Beach Scene

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ARTmonday: 20 Artworks from Artsy

Artsy is easily among my favorite art sites. Not just for buying (some pieces are not actually for sale, though there are 10,000+ that are), it describes itself as an online platform for discovering, discussing, and collecting art.  Artys’s collection boasts 30,000+ artworks by 6,000+ artists, sourced from top galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artists’ estates. The idea is to foster new generations of art lovers, museum-goers, collectors, and patrons. I’m all for that.

Artsy is powered by The Art Genome Project, which  is an ongoing study to map the characteristics (known as ‘genes’) that connect artists and artworks globally. It’s an interesting concept which perhaps deserves its own blog post. Here’s the idea: There are over 500 genes including art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities. For instance, Artsy might connect Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst via the Pop Culture gene, or Ai Weiwei with Botticelli via the Metaphor/Allegory gene.

Based in downtown NYC (of course), the site’s leaders are Carter Cleveland, a computer science engineer from Princeton University and Sebastian Cwilich, a former executive at Christie’s. In addition to inquiring about purchasing works, users can contact Artsy specialists to discuss works and help you form a collection at no charge. I chose 20 pieces to show you today,


Barbara Kassel, Messenger, 2012, Oil on linen


Mark Adams, Hydrangea In Jar, 1980, Watercolor on paper


Clare Kirkconnell, Untitled Gardens IV (Wildflower Mix), 2011, oil on canvas


Holly Andres, The Spilt Milk, 2008, chromogenic dye coupler print


Massimo Vitali, Lençois Lagoa do Peixe, Brazil (#4663)
2012, chromgenic C print


Garrett Pruter, Arrangement I, 2013, collage


Ben Eine, Outspoken 3, 2012, spray paint + varnish on canvas


Christopher Green, Lyndhurst Way, 2006, oil pastel on paper


Jack Youngerman, Little Folio, 2013, oil on Baltic birch plywood


Jane Freilicher, Nude on a Green Blanket, 1967, oil on linen


John Zurier, Barcelona (Fold), 2011,watercolor on Spanish paper


Diane Ayott, Cherries, 2009, mixed media on paper


Jane Hammond, All Souls (Soalala), 2011
gouache, acrylic paint, metal leaf on handmade papers with graphite, colored pencil, archival digital prints & mixed media


Feodor Voronov, Haphazard, 2012
acrylic, marker, spray paint & ball-point pen on canvas


Liam Gillick, Pourquoi Travailler?, 2011-12
paper, letterpress printing, goatskin parchment & Plexiglas slipcase


Michael Samuels, Die Fraktale 17, 2010, mixed media


Ola Kolehmainen, Once Upon a Time There was Austerity, 2009
C-print, Diasec (silicon mounted between Plexiglas and Reynobond sandwich)


Rachel Perry Welty, Kirkwood, Vogue December 2011, edition of 6


Tom McKinley, Napa, 2012, oil on panel


William Wegman, Rain Ready, 2002, pigment print

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