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ARTmonday: Sneak Peek into the SMFA Art Sale 2014

The SMFA Art Sale 2014 starts this Thursday. It’s also known as the Museum School Art Sale—the art sale that takes place every year at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), the renown art school adjacent to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston that has been influential part of the Boston art scene since it’s founding in 1876.

There are thousands of pieces of art for sale, hung throughout the galleries on the first floor, and shrink wrapped in bins in the central space. (It’s always fun to flip through and discover amazing finds, whether it’s and inexpensive piece by a student (I once scored tiny abstracts for $12; I often find photos I love for around $100) or additional work by artists whose work is hung in the galleries. Once a piece is sold, it comes off the wall and is immediately replaced by another piece, so the display is in constant rotation.

The Museum School Art Sale offers art in every price range and medium, including oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolor paintings, photography, textile art, sculpture, video art (I would love to buy a piece; I still think about one we passed up), ceramics, and jewelry. Pieces are done by SMFA students, alumni, faculty, and affiliated artists. Famous SFMA alums include Cy Twombly, William Barnett, Jim Dine, Ellsworth Kelly, Nan Goldin, and Doug and Mike Starn, many of which have pieces at the sale (and most of which are way out of my price range, obviously).

Each piece at the Museum School Art Sale is priced by the artists, with a fifty/fifty split between the artists and the School. Artwork sold to benefits student scholarships at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The SMFA Art Sale 2014 takes place this Thursday to Sunday, November 20, 2014 to November 23, 2014. The hours are 10am-8pm the first three days and Sunday until five.

Here’s a sneak peek of  20 pieces for sale at this year’s Museum School Art Sale. At the end I included links to the posts I did about past years’ Museum School Art Sales. Also, if you’re interested, these are pieces that I’ve purchased at the SMFA Art Sales over the last few years.

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Matthew Gamber

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Adrienne Shishko

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June August

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John Guy Petruzzi

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Chad Joiner

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Dawn Southworth

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Asia Kepka

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Doug Starn + Mike Starn

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Garrett Munski

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Carol Daynard

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Brian Burkhardt

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Tess Atkinson

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Beth Welsh

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Warren Mather

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Lee Essex Doyle

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Marsha Perreault

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Warren Mather

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John Guy Petruzzi

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Dawn Southworth

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SMFA Art Sale 2014

Here are my posts from past year’s sales:
Artwork from SMFA Art Sale 2013
Artwork from SMFA Art Sale 2012
Artwork from SMFA Art Sale 2011
Artwork from SMFA Art Sale 2009

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35 Artworks at The Museum School Sale

The annual sale at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston starts today. I went to the opening night event on Tuesday and snapped some photos for you. We were restrained this year, bringing only three pieces home in an effort to save money, considering we’re pretty much out of wall space. Still, there are great pieces, great deals, and the money goes to a good cause—educating Boston art students. As always, there are works by students, faculty, affiliated artists, and alumni, including pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Jim Dine, Mike + Doug Starne, Lalla Essaydi, and Tara Donovan.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The Fenway, Boston
Nov. 29—Dec. 2 • 10am – 8pm (ends 5pm on Sunday)

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Paul Roux

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Terry Winters

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Nancy Simmonds

Stefanie Klavens

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Tara Donovan

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Steve Miller

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Mary Lord

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Mary Mead
(my friend Marcie bought this)

Laura Beth Reese
(I bought this!)

Lynette Shaw

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Mark F. Cooper

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Michael Buhler Rose

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Julie S. Graham

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Joanna Tam
(I bought this one too)

Ellen Wetmore

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Lee Essex Doyle
(my good friend, and the art sale co-chair)
see my posts on her past work here and here

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Joe Lee Kang

Edie Nadelhaft

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Ellsworth Kelly

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Joel Shapiro

Jim Dine

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Eugenie Lewalski Berg
(mine! found it in the first two minutes)

Creighton Paecht

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Damian Hoar de Galvan
(married to Jill Goldberg who owns Hudson, Boston)

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Asia Kepka
(thought about buying this; wonder if it’s still there )

Heidi Whitman

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Suzy Marden

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Anthony Pagliuca - video 

Lindsey Kocur

Lauren Elise Coulson

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Brenda S. Star

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Carolyn M. Sirois

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Kim Radochia

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Richard Tuttle

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 Lydia Harris

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ARTmonday: School of Museum of Fine Arts Sale

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Art Sale, featuring works from students, alumni, and faculty to benefit the scholarship program will be held December 8 -11, 2011 at the school, which is right next to the museum. I will certainly post images of artwork I see on opening night, but in the meantime, here are some of our SMFA sale acquisitions from the last several years. Can you tell which are mine and which are my husband’s picks?

Debra Olin, Double Dragon Flies, 2009 (monoprint collage)


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Katherine Borkowski-Byrne, Sea Wall, 2009 (acrylic on paper)

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François-Xavier de Costerd, The Reader, 2007 (archival digital print)

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Elizabeth Aurelie MacCrellish, Things Do Change, 2007 (multimedia)

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Christina Tonges Korn, Duke, 2007 (oil on paper)

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Selma Swartz Bromberg, Penguins, 1988 (etching)

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Lee Essex Doyle, Fatepur Sikri, 2007 (mixed media on paper)

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Lorianna Paradise, It Felt Like Love in the Arizona Stillness, 2004 (mixed media, watercolor).

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Also on StyleCarrot: SMFA Sale 2009

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ARTmonday: InsideOut Sale at the SMFA

On Friday night I went to the preview party for the annual Inside Out art sale at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, compliments of my wonderful friend and artist Lee Essex Doyle, who co-chairs the event. As always, we found plenty to purchase in various shapes, sizes, mediums, and price points. It is the school’s largest fundraiser,with every purchase going towards scholarships.

There are thousands of fantastic student works and ones by alumni, as well as a few pieces by well-known graduates, including Nan Goldin, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, Claus Oldenburg, and Jim Dine. I took photos of some of the works I liked (and a couple which I bought). You can look at the Flickr gallery of submissions too. The school is next to the museum. If you’re in Boston I highly recommend stopping by. The date are November 18th to November 22nd.

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