ARTmonday: Center for Maine Contemporary Art Auction

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, is a really great contemporary arts institution in Rockland, Maine, that supports local and national emerging and established contemporary artists who have associations with Maine.

CMCA’s Art You Love Auction is online now via Paddle8. Bidding opened on February 14 and closes on Friday, February 28, at 5 p.m. Some pieces are affordable artworks. Proceeds from the CMCA auction support its contemporary art exhibitions and educational programming.

Here’s a sampling of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art auction offerings:

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Abstract Painting

Kate Russo, Odd Couple #4, 2013
Oil on panel, 6 x 6 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Still LIfe Painting

Tracy Miller, Blackberries, 2019
Oil on canvas, 10 x 10 in

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Woodblock Print

Meghan Brady, GG, 2019
Woodcut on kozo, Edition of 10, 10 x 8.5 in

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Abstract Painting

Peter Halley, Exchange, 1996
Screen print with texture plate, 52 of 100, 22 x 30 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Fiber Arts Mixed Media

Gail Skudera, Portrait VWoolf/Desert Bloom 3, 2018
Loom woven-photo & color print on paper with cotton, linen, & chenille fibers
8.5 x 11 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Still Life Painting

Jenny Brillhart, Jade, 9:55am, September, 2019
Oil on Yupo paper, 26 x 20 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Landscape Painting

Greta Van Campen, August Greens, 2019
Acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 in 

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ARTmonday: Michele Poirier-Mozzone’s Underwater Artworks

Massachusetts-based artist Michele Poirier Mozzone  will be showing “Fractured Light,” a series of oil and pastel paintings of figures under water, at Paul Dietrich Gallery at CambridgeSeven in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020.

Poirier-Mozzone’s underwater artworks were inspired by watching her daughter swim in a pool. She was intrigued by the beautiful quality of the light and distortion of the figure. According to an article in Cape Cod Life, Poirier-Mozzone shoots underwater with a GoPro camera to capture inspiration images. She infuses her underwater paintings with color, rather than retaining the predominantly blue tones of the original situtions.

The Taunton-born artist, who attended Emmanuel College in Boston, spends summers in Falmouth and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design’s Continuing Education Program and the Providence Art Club.

Exhibition: March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020
Artist Reception + Talk: March 19, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Paul Dietrich Gallery at CambridgeSeven
1050 Massachusetts Ave # 51, Cambridge, Mass.
Underwater Paintings By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Rush, 2020, pastel, 12×12

Underwater Paintings By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Sidekicks, 2019, oil on canvas, 36×36

Underwater Art By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Gypsy, 2019, oil on canvas, 36×36

Underwater Artwork By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Opus, 2019, pastel, 14×24

Underwater Swimmers Artwork By Michele Poirier Mozzone

With Purpose, 2020, oil on panel, 24×12

Artist Michele Poirier-Mozzone is represented by Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI and The Drawing Room, New Bedford, MA .

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ARTmonday: Edgewater Gallery

Edgewater Gallery, which has outposts in Middlebury, Vermont and Stowe, Vermont, as well as Bozeman, Montana, has opened at the Boston Design Center. Hilary Norod, who is an abstract artist herself and a dream to work with, heads the Boston location. Offerings include a selection of abstracts, still lifes, landscapes, and portraits that are accessible and still feel very fresh.

Before continuing onto a sampling of works by ten artists represented by Edgewater Gallery, I’d like to invite you to a pop-up event by Edgewater Gallery hosted by a friend of mine at her home near Davis Square, Somerville, MA, this coming Saturday, September 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please email me (stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com) or Hilary (hilary [at] edgewatergallery-vt [dot] com) if you’d like to attend. Hope to see you there!

Edgewater Gallery Boston Still Life

Karen O’Neill

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Artwork

Claire Desjardins

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape Art

Homer Wells

Edgewater Gallery Boston Streetscape Art

Scott Addis

Edgewater Gallery Boston Still Life

Jill Matthews

Edgewater Gallery Boston Seascape

Alexis Serio

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape Art

Matt Brown

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Art

Jane Davies

Edgewater Gallery Boston Impressionist Landscape

Hannah Bureau

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Artwork

Galen Cheney

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract

Michelle Kishita

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape With Houses

Sage Tucker-Ketcham

ARTmonday: Lee Essex Doyle Chimera at Childs Gallery

My very dear friend, artist Lee Essex Doyle is exhibiting her newest work at Childs Gallery in Boston in a solo show called Chimera. Lee is many things—mother, friend, artist, and traveler. Her wanderlust defines her style and her work.

Lee excels at capturing the essence of a place in her delicately and boldly colored and detailed works, which depict architectural impressions of her journeys, from India to Greece to  Italy to Havana.

Here is a sampling from the beautiful show:

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Santorini Sky

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Hockneys View

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Mykonos Memories

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Bethesda By The Sea

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Illumination

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Echoes of India

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Cloistered Sea

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Cerulean Star

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Minaret Memories

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Mediterranean Night

Chimera by Lee Essex Doyle at Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston through August 30, 2019.

ARTmonday: Hamilton Princess, Bermuda

I was in Bermuda for a few days this spring, visiting The Loren at Pink Beach, a new resort with a cool, South Beach vibe, and absolutely incredible location. It is absolutely gorgeous and the stay was perfection.

The Loren Hotel Bermuda Ocean

The coast at The Loren.

While there, we ventured out one evening to Hamilton, the island’s capital, mostly to catch a glimpse of the pretty pastel buildings.

Pastel Buildings in Hamilton Bermuda Downtown

Hamilton, Bermuda

We also grabbed a drink at the The Hamilton Princess hotel, which has a spectacular art collection. It was a really fun surprise to discover it. Here are some of the highlights:

Jeff Koonns Blue Mirror

Jeff Koons, Monkey (Blue)

David Batchelor Geometric Neon Art

David Batchelor, Glowstick 6

Keith Haring Pop Art Lithograph

Keith Haring, Pop Shop Quad 1

Takashi Murakami Louis Vuitton

Takashi Murakami, Eye Love Superflat

Miffy Bunny Sculpture By Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs, Miffy

Op Art Wall Sculpture

Philippe Decrauzat

Psychedelic Neon Art Hans Kotter

Hans Kotter, Fractal Circles

Photo Collage At The Hamilton Princess

unidentified

Flowers By Andy Warhol In Bermuda

Andy Warhol, Flowers

Three Dimensional Artwork by Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes

Artwork By Shepard Fairey In Bermuda

Shepard Fairey, Cost of Expression

whale with spout by artist know as invader

Invader

Julian Opie at Bermuda Hamilton Princess

Julian Opie, Walking in Sinsa Dong 3

mondrian style paintings

unidentified

Little Boy Dreaming By Liu Ye at Hamilton Princess

Liu Yue, Dreaming of Mondrian

Neon Art By Hero Design at Hamilton Princess Bermuda

Hero Design, #princessbright