ARTmonday: 15 Pieces from the MassArt Auction 2016

On Saturday night I went to Montserrat College of Art Artageous30! auction. Of course we came home with two pieces, but more importantly we had a really great time, and hopefully the school raised a lot of scholarship money.

The venue and food were terrific, as were the artists who worked throughout the space during the evening. We’re definitely going back next year, despite the schlep up to Gloucester. I’m hoping we can round up a whole Boston contingent. Perhaps a party bus?

In the meantime, I’m gearing up for the MassArt Auction this Saturday, April 9th, 2016. It will also be my first time attending this one. I can tell already it is going to be nearly impossible to come home empty handed, though I hear the prices can get steep. Tickets to the event are sold out, but you can easily bid online at Paddle8. I certainly already started.

Here are 15 of my top picks at the MassArt Auction this year. Online bidding ends Friday, April 8th; bids transfer to live event unless you choose the Buy It Now option.

Female Figure in the Landscape Photo By Cory Munro Shea MassArt Auction

Cory Munro Shea, Explosion I, 2015
Archival inkjet print    1 of 2
16 x 20 in , Framed
Courtesy of artist

Text Art By Joe Wardwell At MassArt Auction

Joe Wardwell, Well intentioned but bad advice, 2013
Oil on canvas    18 x 24 in
Courtesy of artist

Blurry Photograph Of Palm Trees By Joan Pamboukes At MassArt Auction

Joan, Pamboukes
Morning from the video game Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas
, 2013
Digital C-print mounted behind plexiglass
17 x 22 in    4 of 5
Courtesy of artist

Painting Of Airstream Trailer By Leah Giberson At MassArt Auction

Leah Giberson, Trailer Flash, 2016
Acrylic on photographic print on panel    24 x 36 in
Courtesy of artist

Portrait of A Girl By Rania Matar At MassArt Auction

Rania Matar, Souraya 18, Jounieh Lebanon, 2015, 2015
Archival pigment print on Baryta paper    1 of 10
19.2 x 24 in, Framed
Courtesy of artist and Carroll and Sons

Geometric Abstract Painting With Bird By Julie Levesque At MassArt Auction

Julie Levesque, Artifice , 2014
Watercolor, paper, eggshells, ultracal, and wood  •  16 x 20 x 3 in
Courtesy of artist and Rice Polak Gallery

Abstract Seascape Photo By John Steck Jr At MassArt Auction

John Steck Jr., Creating Horizons, 2012
Two digital inkjet prints    2 of 10  •  11 x 14 in each, Framed
Courtesy of artist

Abstracted Landscape Mixed Media Photo by Matthew King At MassArt Auction

Matthew King, 2015.2.267 & 2015.2.66, 2015
Acrylic, lacquer, and cut paper on aluminum
12 x 24 x 1 in – Diptych; dimensions for both
Courtesy of artist and GRIN

Still Life Of Ducks Painting by Maureen O'Connor At MassArt Auction

 Maureen O’Connor, Ducks with Marimekko, 2013
Oil on canvas    18 x 18 x 1 in, Framed
Courtesy of artist

Interior Painting of Room By Ashley Bowersox At MassArt Auction

Ashley Bowersox, Market-Back door at noon, 2015
Oil on gessoed paper    20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.64 cm)
Courtesy of artist

Still Life of Chanel Perfume Bottle By Betsy Powers At MassArt Auction

Betsy Powers, Chanel #5 in aqua!, 2015
Oil on canvas    14 x 11 x 1 in, Framed
Courtesy of artist and Falmouth Artist Guild

Abstract Painting By Eric Aho At MassArt Auction

Eric Aho, Spanish Road, 2013
Oil on linen    36 x 30
Courtesy of artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York

Pointillism Abstract By Masako Kamiya At MassArt Auction

Masako Kamily, Heart Ache, 2010
Gouache on panel    23.5 x 22
Courtesy of artist and Gallery NAGA

Lesbian Prom Photo By Zoe Perry-Wood At MassArt Auction

Zoe Perry-Wood, Elizabeth & Jessica, from the BAGLY Prom Series, 2015
Archival inkjet print    1 of 7  •  27 x 17 x 1 in, Framed
Courtesy of artist and Gallery Kayafas

Geometric Abstract Painting On Wood Slice By John Guthrie At MassArt Auction

John Guthrie, Situation, 2014
Oil and acrylic on wood    15 x 9.5 x 0.75 in
Courtesy of artist

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