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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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ARTmonday: Photography from Tappan Collective

Yesterday morning I was catching up on my Pinterest boards when I came across this crisp bedroom designed by L.A. based designer Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. I love the sapare design and mix of white, charcoal and wood, but what really caught my eye was the misty landscape photo (affordable artwork I suspected/hoped) tinged in pink. (Clearly I’m still stuck on my blush and charcoal color palette.)  The photo was handily captioned, crediting this statement photo to Brian Merriam.

Brian Merriam is a self-taught, Brooklyn-based photographer whose prints are sold though Tappan Collective. Founded by two young Los Angeles natives, Chelsea Neman and Jordan Klein who met at the University of Michigan, Tappan Collective is yet another great source for affordable artwork. I explored the photography section and came up with these 14 images that are thoroughly appealing. Eight of them are photographic portraits of partially obscured women. A pretty good match for my taste I’d say.

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Amber Interiors  •  Photo by Tessa Neustadt

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Brian Merriam, Mist Six

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Brian Merriam, Mist One

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Dafy Hagai, Xenn

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Amanda Charchian, Nobody Quite Knows What To Make Of The Moon Anymore 2

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Hughes Laurent, Truus

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Hughes Laurent, Vogue

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Gia Coppola, Gabbi

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Lani Trock, Once, We Danced

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Shay Spaniola, Costa Rica 1

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Ward Roberts, Court 16

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Annelie Vandendael, Sois Belle 3

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David Kitz, Color Portrait #4

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Matin Zad, Still Life With Dirt

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ARTmonday: 14 Artworks from the MassArt Auction 2015

Like the School of Museum of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts College of Art & Design holds a sale, in this case an auction, to benefit scholarship and academic programs. The 26th Annual MassArt Auction 2015 takes place in Boston this Saturday, April 11th at 6:30. Karen Keane of Skinner will be presiding.

In addition to the many paintings, photos, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia works for auction, there are three special commissions: a portrait sitting with William Wegman (1965) at his home in Chelsea, NYC, a custom evening gown by Jeury Roasario (2003), and a commission of products in your pantry by Rachel Perry Welty.

Here are 14 artworks I love from the MassArt Auction 2015, all open for online bids now on Paddle8 through April 10.

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Gaston Ugalde

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Nona Hershey

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Rick Fox

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Christopher Sullivan

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Kathleen O’Hara

 massart-auction-john-steck-jr

John Steck Jr.

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Michael Cappabianca

massart-auction-brittany-roberts

Brittany Roberts

massart-auction-jennifer-liston-munson

Jennifer Liston Munson

massart-auction-melissa-krok-horton

Melissa Krok Horton

massart-auction-rebecca-doughty

Rebecca Doughty

massart-auction-mikey-gower

Mike Gower

massart-auction-dana-mueller

Dana Mueller

massart-auction-katrina-majkut

Katrina Majkut

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ARTmonday: Clint Jukkala

Missoula, Montana-born artist Clint Jukkala went to college in Seattle, and earned his M.F.A. at Yale University, where he stayed on, and is now an Associate Professor of Painting/Printmaking.

Jukkala’s recent work explores the ideas of light, filters, lenses, and frames. His colorful, geometric, and sometimes textural paintings, while for the most part abstract, at times resemble figures, namely ones with seriously large eyeglasses.

Clint Jukkala is represented by the Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven. His work has been shown at Feature Inc. and Envoy Enterprises in New York City, The deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, PA, VOLTA NY 2013, The Currier Museum, and Soil Gallery in Seattle.

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Cosmic Trigger

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Cosmic Trigger

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Around the Outlines

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Off Course

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Out Look, Look Out

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Either Or

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Carry the Zero

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Over the Under

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Reconnaissance

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Inside Out

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Psychosoma

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Sunshine in the Shade

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Terrasoma

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ARTmonday: Women Thinking

I think it’s been awhile since I’ve done a roundup of women. If you follow this column, you know I am enamored of artwork picturing the female form, both clothed and undressed. I am particularly drawn to images exuding a sense of melancholy. These 25 artworks picture women sitting, many hugging their knees, seemingly lost in thought. Some are well-known oil paintings by artistic masters, others fashion photographs, some illustrations, and others simply pieces by contemporary artists found around the web, including Saatchi Online, Etsy, and the artist’s own websites. Which woman moves you?

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Edward Hopper

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Helmut Newton

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 Judy Jones

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Kristin Shaw

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Karen Darling

clare-elsaesser-etsy

Clare Elsaesser

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Leanne Surfleet

pierre-bonnard-la-jeune-fille-au-noirs

Pierre Bonnard

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Vincent van Gogh

wayne-pate

Wayne Pate

back on chair

Cayetano De Arquer Buigas

dance

Raul Romo

dress on beach

unidentified

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unidentified

flower-head

Lukasz Wierzbowski

mid cent mod

Lina Scheynius

Miss Moss - Myrtle Illustrated

Ellen Surrey

stripes

Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio

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Tsigijari Foujita

picasso

Pablo Picasso

clare-shilland

Clare Shilland

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Stephen Poling

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Eilif Amundsen

david-cobley

David Cobley

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Oscar Dominguez

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