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ARTmonday: 15 New Works at Webster & Co.

We’ve introduced a number of new artists into the #WebsterArtProject at Webster & Company in the Boston Design Center this fall, in addition to new pieces by existing artists. Some are hanging, and some are en route. Here is a sampling; you can find a full listing of works here.

Abstract Art Jennifer Amadeo-Holl

Jennifer Amadeo-Holl/Schoolhouse Gallery

Boston Artist Morgan Dyer Abstract Landscapes

Morgan Dyer

Cape Cod Artist Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Works

Betty Carroll Fuller

Boston Artist Joanne Tarlin Beyond Borders

Joanne Tarlin

Abstract Painter Bonney Goldstein "Grab A Seat"

Bonney Goldstein

Vermont Artist Galen Cheney "Feeling Naked"

Galen Cheney

Boston Painter Barbara Hadden's "Fearless Sleeper"

Barbara Hadden

Cape Cod Painter Joe Diggs Untitled In Browns

Joe Diggs

Boston Abstract Painter Maggi Brown

Maggi Brown

Ted Kincaid Waterfall Painting Schoolhouse Gallery

Ted Kincaid/Schoolhouse Gallery

Cape Cod Artist Judyth Katz Pastel Landscape

Judyth Katz

Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod Abstract Painting

Hilary Tait Norod

Abstract Artist Joshua Brennan

Joshua Brennan

Providence Artist John Vinton Abstract Landscape

John Vinton

Porcelain Sculptures By Anna Kasabian

Anna Kasabian

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ARTmonday: Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction

If you’ve been reading ARTmonday regularly you know I am a devotee of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston art sale.  I have yet to attend the MassArt Auction, but with my new burgeoning curatorial career I am very excited to go to this year’s art auction on April 9, 2016.

I am also thrilled to have been invited to the Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction, which is this Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Gloucester. Montserrat College of Art is an accredited art school in Beverly, Mass., on the North Shore.

There are 16 pieces in the live auction, including work by my friends Lee Essex Doyle and Tess Atkinson (who is part of the Webster Art Project I curate). I saw many of these artworks a few weeks ago on exhibit at NAGA Gallery on Newbury Street and they’re quite wonderful. You can check out my @stylecarrotcurates Instagram for some installation shots. They’re tagged #artrageous30.

The silent auction includes over 120 artworks, including abstracts, landscapes, photography, collage, sculpture, etc. My absolute favorite piece is She thought it was love but it turns out to be adult onset ADD by Marcia Hermann, below. 

Throughout Artrageous!, Montserrat students and faculty will create artworks live while you watch. Questions are encouraged, and all works will be available to bid on as they are made. In addition, there are 200 raffle tickets on sale for $100 each. The winner gets to choose any item from the live or silent auction.

The pieces are all online, though to bid you either need to attend or contact Montserrat for a bidder proxy.All proceeds raised at Artrageous!30 help provide funding for financial aid for Montserrat students.

Here are my top 15 picks from the Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction.

Abstract Landscape Painting By Amanda Hawkins

Bayview Lane, Amanda Hawkins
Acrylic and charcoal, 12”x24”, $500

Mixed Media Abstract Artwork By Conny Goelz-Schmitt

Moon Glazer, Conny Goelz-Schmitt
Mixed media, 26”x48”x2”, $800

Interior Photograph With Dog By Michelle Rearic

Pandora’s Box, Michelle Rearic
Digital photograph, 13”x9”, $300

Photograph Of Retro Train Station By Karen Hosking

Lynn, Train Station, Karen Hosking
Photography, 18”x24” $400

Pastoral Landscape Painting By Sally Lee

Essex Farm, Sally Lee
Oil on canvas, 32”x32”, $1,500

Venetian Lantern Painting By Lee Essex Doyle

Prada I Purple, Lee Essex Doyle
Acrylic on canvas, 15”x15”, $2,000

Folk Inspired Painting By Steve Negron

Frankie Abandoned Hope at Land’s End, Steve Négron
Acrylic on panel, 9”x9”, $400

Interior Painting Of Man and Woman By Marcia Hermann

She thought it was love but it turns out to be adult onset ADD, Marcia Hermann
Oil on panel, 22”x24”, $700

Abstract Landscape Painting By Barbara Moody

Treasure Hunt, Barbara Moody
Acrylic on canvas, 24”x24”, $900

African Savannah Safari Landscape Photo by Tess Atkinson

Giraffe and Zebra Walking In A Mirage 1, Amboseli, Tess Atkinson
Enhanced matte print (edition 2 of 18), 40”x40”, $2,000

Mixed Media Collage By Joe LoVasco

Small Shop, Joe LoVasco
Oil paint, found paper, color pencil, 12”x15”, $450

Abstract Geometric Collage By Katie Dougherty

Multiples, Katie Dougherty
Collage, 11”x14”, $350

Interior Painting With Woman and Cake By Leslie Graff

“She had her cake…”, Leslie Graff
Acrylic on canvas, 30”x40”, $2,500

Interior Painting By Taylor Clough

Interior with Chair, Taylor Clough
Acrylic paint, 36”x24”, $800

Abstract Wood Sculpture By Boston Artist Damien Hoar De Galvan

Untitled, Damien Hoar de Galvan
Wood, glue, and paint, 10”x5.5”x1.5”, $650

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ARTmonday: Jealously Curated in Kendall Square

If you like my ARTmonday posts you are likely a huge fan of the Jealous Curator blog by Danielle Krysa

Now a collection of work by East Coast artists who have all been featured on  The Jealous Curator Cambridge are participating in Jealously Curated, an exhibition at Voltage Coffee & Art in Kendall Square. The show starts today, November 23, 2015 and runs through January 22, 2016.

Here is a sampling of work by nine artists taking part in the East Coast edition of Jealously Curated.

Portrait By Anna Jensen Jealous Curator

Anna Jensen, I Feel Too Much Thy Blessing, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
Anna Jensen describes her paintings as psychological landscapes that combine references to art history, pop culture,, natural science, and personal chronicles.

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Airco Caravan, Possession of a Deadly Weapon, 2012
Oil on canvas
Airco Caravano lives and works in Amsterdam and New York. This painting is part of a series called “Crime Scene” and depicts a room at the Delaware Riverview Motel where an employee discovered a murder victim.

Floral Anatomy By JennY Brown Jealous Curator

Jenny Brown, Heavenly Organ
Ink, pen, and found collage on paper
Boston-born artist Jenny Brown earned an M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is currently based in Providence, Rhode Island.

Bicycle Painting By Taliah Tempert Jealous Curator

Taliah Lempert
Brooklyn-based artist Taliah Lempert studied at the New York Academy of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lempert combines her two passions: painting and cycling.

Contemporary Abstract By Zin Helena Song Jealous Curator

Zin Helena Song, Flat Polygon #2, 2015
Mixed media on wood
Korean-born, New York-based artist Zin Helena Song paints sharp-edged abstract wooden sculptures.

Divers Poolside By Jessica Brilli Jealous Curator

Jessica Brilli, False Start
Quincy, Massachusetts-based artist Jessica Brilli is  inspired by slides found at yard sales and in basements in New York and Massachusetts. She scours flea markets and antique shops for everyday objects.

Floral Lawn Chairs By Leah Giberson Jealous Curator

Leah GibersonFloral Pair, 2013
Acrylic over archival pigment print on panel

Leah Giberson was raised by artists deep in the woods of New Hampshire, but tends to depict scenes from suburbia.  She earned a B.F.A. in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997 and has lived in Boston ever since.

Wood Pile By Jeremy Miranda Jealous Curator

Jeremy Miranda
Jeremy Miranda, who was born in Newport, Rhode Island and earned a B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art, paints out of his studio on the coast of New Hampshire.

Portrait By Erin Fitzpatrick Jealous Curator

Erin Fitzpatrick, Sarah, 2013
Oil on birch panel
Baltimore native and graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art,Erin Fitzpatrick, began her current series of portraits in 2008.

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ARTmonday: 40 Artworks at the SMFA Art Sale 2015

The SMFA Art Sale 2015 opens to the public tomorrow morning. I attended the Medici Night party last night and had a great time browsing art and catching up with artists, acquaintances, and friends. With my new curation business underway, I was more conscientious about photographing not just the art but the signage as well. I missed a few, but for the most part am able to identify most of the pieces.

I stuck to a tighter budget this year, but came home with two pieces I love, which I can definitely classify as affordable artwork. Both are photographs by current SMFA students and I plan on hanging them together. I included one of them below. See if you can guess which one it is.

As always, proceeds from the SMFA Art Sale benefits student scholarships. There are pieces by established alumni, faculty, and also current students. The arrays on the walls change throughout the day, and you can always find more in the bins. Stop by this weekend; art makes way better holiday presents than cashmere sweaters.

SMA Art Sale 2015: Thursday, November 19 (10 am–8 pm)—opening celebration from 5–8 pm;  Friday, November 20 (10 am–8 pm); Saturday, November 21 (10 am–8 pm); Sunday, November 22 (10 am–5 pm).

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Judy Kramer

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Adam Moscowitz

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

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Bretta C. Walker

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Jim Cain

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Michael Seif

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Lydia Harris

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Michael Zachary

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Lower left: Nancy Simonds |  Right: Lee Essex Doyle

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

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SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Cecile Forman

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Laura Evans

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Tricia M. O’Neill

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

David Moore

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Joyce Gardner Zavorskas

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

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SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Lindsey Kocur

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Linda Pagani

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

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SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Brian Burkhardt

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Joo Lee Kang (detail)

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Julie S. Graham

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Robert Chamberlain

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Maurice Freedman

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Left: Jim Dine

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Evelyn Rydz

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Richard Serra

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Damien Hoar de Galvan

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Sterling Mulbry

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Tianqi Lu

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Mary Ellen Strom

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Judy Riola

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Elizabeth Carter

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Cyrille Conan

SMFA Art Sale 2015 Affordable Art By Students Faculty Alumni

Soo Young Kim

P I E C E S  from P A S T  Y E A R S

SMFA Art Sale 2014
SMFA Art Sale 2013
SMFA Art Sale 2012
SMFA Art Sale 2011
SMFA Art Sale 2009

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ARTmonday: Three New Additions in Shades of Black, White & Grey at Webster & Company

We’ve added seven more pieces to the installation I curated with Mr. Webster for his showroom, Webster & Company, at the Boston Design Center. All abstracts in shades of black, white, and grey, by artists with distinct styles.

The first four are by Betty Carroll Fuller, whose work I first saw on the Outer Cape.  An art professor at Cape Cod Community College, Fuller’s work presents abstract forms, lines, and layers of color that are simple and spare, but not spartan. The next abstract painting is by Jen Kelly, a Hingham-based artist who studied art at Boston College and has a master’s in social work. Kelly paints abstracts and landscapes while combining the arts with social causes. The third is Jen Bradley, who my friend Stephanie Walker of Waitsfield, Vermont gallery Walker Contemporary brought to the mix. Bradley is a Boston-born artist who earned a B.F.A at MassArt and teaches at South Shore Art Center, paint, screen-printing, glazes, and drawing in her abstract works.

Webster & Company is hosting an opening this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6pm-8pm at the showroom at the Boston Design Center. Please let me know if you’d like to attend.

Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Artwork at Webster & Co

Betty Carroll Fuller, Family Reunion, 2012

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Betty Carroll Fuller, Mean Girls, 2013

Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Artwork at Webster & Co

Betty Carroll Fuller, Summer, 2011

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Betty Carroll Fuller, When Grey Clouds Turn Black, 2014

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Jen Kelly, Music to My Ears

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Jen Bradley, Paradise V

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Jen Bradley, Paradise III

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Works by all 21 artists now installed
at Webster & Company, Boston Design Center

See a sampling here.

Next week I’ll post some installation shots in the Webster & Company showroom.

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