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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Just In: Wood-Fired Hot Tub

A Scandi-inspired hot tub-slash-wood stove.

I get press releases for some strange products. This one, however, I love. The Tubmarine, is a new wood-fired hot tub that launched in the UK ;ast month. It apparently heats up within two hours. It’s made from 80% recycled materials, including sustainable wood called Kebony that was developed in Norway, and is 100% recyclable. It seems ideal for New England, right? 

Wood Stove Fired Hot Tub

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Get cozy with flannel PJs for the whole family at StyleCarrot partner Lands’ End.

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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Get the Look: 36 Sparkly Party Dresses for New Year’s Eve

This post is too late for you to find the perfect outfit for tonight’s New Year’s Eve party, but still, it’s fun to look at shiny, sparkly, metallic, and sequined party dresses, jumpsuits, and such. And some of it is probably on sale now, so maybe you can shop for a party dress for a future event. Wintertime, especially in New England, always need’s a bit of shine and sparkle. Regardless as to whether your shopping for a party dress, Happy New Year everyone.

Sparkly Glitter Sequin Dresses

1 Alice & Olivia // 2 Rebecca Taylor at Saks // 3 H&M // 4 Bailey 44
5 Need Supply Co.  // 6 Nasty Gal // 7 All Saints

Sparkly Glitter Sequin Holiday New Year's Dresses

8 Need Supply Co.  // 9 L’Agence/Saks  // 10 J.Crew // 11 H&M // 12  DVF
13 Milly/Saks // 14 4SI3NNA/Nordstrom  // 15 Lulus/Nordstrom

Holiday Dresses Cocktail Dresses Party Dresses

16 J.Crew // 17 Tory Burch // 18 RtA/Shopbop // 19 Velvet by Graham & Spencera // 20 Badgley Mischka/Olivela  // 21 Dress the Population/Amazon// 22 Heartloom/Nordstrom // 23 Saloni/Intermix

Party Dresses with Shine Sequin Glittery Cocktail Looks

24 Retrofete/Intermix // 25 Ganni/Shopbop // 26 A.L.C./Olivela  // 27 BCBG/Zappos // 28 Generation Love/Saks // 29 Ganni/My Theresa

Holiday Party Pieces Dresses Separates Sequins

30 Lisa Marie Fernandez/Farfetch // 31 Cinq a Sept/Farfetch // 32 Nasty Gal
33 Astr/Shopbop  // 34 Sea/Saks  // 35 Gap // 36 Rachel Comey/Shopbop

Scheming: Master Bedroom Refresh from Serena & Lily

Ok, last post about Style Carrot’s partner in design Serena & Lily. It’s a big deal, so it’s worth the effort, for me and for you. If there’s anything you’ve had your eye on, now’s the time.

During the Serena & Lily Thank You Event  almost everything is 25% off (Sale items, gift certificates artwork, and bikes are the only exclusions.) This is the brand’s biggest and best sale of the year. Just use code THANKFUL at checkout.

In addition to the items I posted on Thursday and Friday (books, tray, towel), I ordered a few larger pieces, including the Granada quilt for our bedroom in Boston. We just got back from Connecticut and spread it on the bed. It immediately brightened the room, which is mostly white with neutral carpet and wallpaper. If I were upgrading everything, I might do something like this:

Serena & Lily Neutral Bedroom With Green Fern Print Bedding

1 Mirror / 2 Lamp / 3 Dresser / 4 Bed / 5 Rug / 6 Pillow / 7 Quilt / 8 Shams / 9 Pendant / 10 Hurricanes / 11 Table / 12 Wallpaper