ARTmonday: Miniatures at the Cambridge Art Association (A Juried Show by StyleCarrot)

I really hope you can make it to see the “Miniatures” show at the Cambridge Art Association before it closes on Saturday. Not just because there are many wonderful (and very affordable) little works, but because I juried it!

I was thrilled when artist Cory Shea, who is Cambridge Art Association‘s associate director, asked me to be a jury of one for the small works show this spring. I first met Cory over coffee to a ask her about showing her photos at the Art + Cocktails pop-up gallery I put together in Truro last summer. (I had seen Cory’s work at the MassArt auction earlier that year and fell in love.)

I had such a good time choosing the pieces. When I came in, Erin Becker, CAA’s esteemed director and Cory had the 150 pieces laid out and waiting. The process was blind, so I didn’t know the artists’ names, though I admittedly recognized a few. I chose about 60 or so, and later that week Cory hung them. Beautifully. It was a really fun process, and I hope I’ll have the opportunity to do something like this again.

Many of the pieces I’d love to bring home. (As Cory knew when she asked me to jury the show, I have a weakness for small works.) I purchased Hilary Tait Norod’s triptych that morning, and yesterday when my husband went to see the show he bought Giacometti’s Giraffe.

Please stop in if you have a few minutes and let me know what you think. You can follow CAA on Instagram @cambridgeart and my art feed @stylecarrotcurates.

“Miniatures” through Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Cambridge Art Association (25R Lowell Street just off Mount Auburn Street across from the hospital, Cambridge, Mass.)

Day of the Dead Sculpture By Cowboy Keith

Keith MacLelland, Angel Cowboy, Recycled Mixed Media, $450

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Far left: Bonnie Lerner, Deep in the Forest, Monoprint on Board, $150
Left top: Susan Siefer, Coming and Going, Acrylic, Resin, Wax, Thread, $350
Left bottom: Margaret Sheldon, Landgrove Field, Oil, $225
Right top: Diane Nelson, By the Sea, Acrylic on Paper, $100
Right bottom: Phil Young, Winter Series, Acrylic, $125
Far Right: Roz Sommer, Other Side, Oil on Board, $350

Stephanie Todhunter's Creepy Kid Portraits

Top: Lorraine Agri, Fantasy, Mixed Media Ink and Wax, $75
Bottom: Stephanie Todhunter, Best Friends, Mixed Media, $120 each

Trio of Black & White Artwork at Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association

Top: Susan Wood, The Rhinoceros and the Bird
Indirect Drawing on Mulberry Paper, $500
Bottom left: Anne-Marie Delaunay-Danizio, Chameleon
Ink Markers on Paper, $175
Bottom right: Bob Hesse, Sunflower
iPhone photo on Dyseub on Aluminum, $80

Wood & Metal Sculpture At Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Peter Cohen, Shrine No. 2, Welded Steel and Wood, $2,800

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz WIth Giacometti's Giraffe

Left: Mirela Kulovic, ObjectCandlewax, Ink and Pencil on Paper, $900
Right: David Covert, Giacometti’s Giraffe, monoprint (sold)

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Far left: Kathe Gregory, Twist of Fate, Relief, Found Object, $750
Middle top: Janet Smith, Plum Island, Photography, $75
Middle bottom: Deborah Peeples, Psychedelic Crop Circles, Encaustic, $400
Far right: Steve, LeBlanc, Red Door: North Cambridge
Toy Camera Photography, $95, Juror’s Choice

Hilary Tait Norod Triptych At Cambridge Art Associatino

Hilary Tait Norod, My Beautiful Mess
Oil and Mixed Media on Panel, $300 each (sold), Juror’s Choice

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Denis Wogan, Blue and Ambition
Oil on Birch Squares Mounted on Panel, $125 each

Dr Suess Sculpture At Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Rachel Hammerman, The Very Thirsty Caterpillar and After Hour Tales
Polymer Clay, $250

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Left: Conny Goelz Schmitt, Am Zebrastreifen, 2013 and Overview/Weist (diptych)
Vintage Book Pages, $450 and $900
Right: Andrea Oseas, Mono No Aware, Glass, $800

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Top: Anne Beinecke, Pink Boat, Mixed Media, $360
Bottom: Amantha Tsaros, Tropical Sunrise, Acrylic on Panel, $119

Still Life Paintings at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Upper left: Lorraine Agri, Fantasy, Mixed Media Ink and Wax, $75
Bottom left: Ant Oraloglu, Levitate, Photograph, $300
Right: Fay Lamson Hannon, Garlic, Oil on Canvas, $325

Sculpture At Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Gregory Barry, Billowed Isle with Tendrils
Mixed Media, $90, Juror’s Choice Prize

Sculpture At Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

David Hochbaum, Sleepwalker Tower, Mixed Media, $1,200

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Top left: Lorraine Sullivan, Three Breasted Woman, Mixed Media, $250
Bottom left: Jeanine Sobell Pastore, Leaning, Oil on Panel, $500
Top right: Paul Weiner, Good Angel, Digital Photo Print, $600
Bottom Right: Ronni Komarowj, Desires, Mixed Media, $200

Black & White Photo at Cambridge Art Association

Rebecca Skinner, Stair Detail, Photography, $185

Susan Emersonn's Medical Inspired Mixed Media Artworks

Susan Emmerson
Top: Beneath #2, Ink and Gouache on Paper Canvas and Melded Tyvek, $300
Bottom: Tear off the Skin, Ink and Acrylic on Cut and Melded Tyvek, $250

Miniatures Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association By Marni Katz

Left: Brenda Steinberg, He Dropped the Ball, Mixed Media, $450
Right: Sirapi Heghinian Walzer, Mood Indigo
Mixed Media Encaustic and Collage, $450


ARTmonday: 15 New Works at Webster & Co.

We’ve introduced a number of new artists into the #WebsterArtProject at Webster & Company in the Boston Design Center this fall, in addition to new pieces by existing artists. Some are hanging, and some are en route. Here is a sampling; you can find a full listing of works here.

Abstract Art Jennifer Amadeo-Holl

Jennifer Amadeo-Holl/Schoolhouse Gallery

Boston Artist Morgan Dyer Abstract Landscapes

Morgan Dyer

Cape Cod Artist Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Works

Betty Carroll Fuller

Boston Artist Joanne Tarlin Beyond Borders

Joanne Tarlin

Abstract Painter Bonney Goldstein "Grab A Seat"

Bonney Goldstein

Vermont Artist Galen Cheney "Feeling Naked"

Galen Cheney

Boston Painter Barbara Hadden's "Fearless Sleeper"

Barbara Hadden

Cape Cod Painter Joe Diggs Untitled In Browns

Joe Diggs

Boston Abstract Painter Maggi Brown

Maggi Brown

Ted Kincaid Waterfall Painting Schoolhouse Gallery

Ted Kincaid/Schoolhouse Gallery

Cape Cod Artist Judyth Katz Pastel Landscape

Judyth Katz

Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod Abstract Painting

Hilary Tait Norod

Abstract Artist Joshua Brennan

Joshua Brennan

Providence Artist John Vinton Abstract Landscape

John Vinton

Porcelain Sculptures By Anna Kasabian

Anna Kasabian

ARTmonday: Art + Cocktails Truro (Paintings, Collage, Mixed Media)

Last weekend I held a pop-up art gallery event on the Cape. My husband hung 96 works of art on our very bare white walls. It was so much work, but it looked fantastic, and ultimately everyone had fun. We even sold some pieces.

We hung oil paintings, acrylic on board, ink and pastels on rice paper, collage, acrylic on canvas, encaustic, and others. Styles included graphic abstracts, abstracted landscapes, portraits, marine-inspired abstracts, and more. We also had a lot of photography, which I will post next Monday.

Here is a sampling of work we displayed from 18 different artists. You can check out some installation photos on my StyleCarrot and StyleCarrotCurates Instagram accounts, as well as some artist’s feeds; we used #artandcocktailstruro. If you’re interested in learning more about or purchasing any of these pieces, email me at

Kristi Kohut Striped Rice Paper Painting

Kristi Kohut, Chromatic Harmony #12
Acrylic, ink and pastels on Mulberry rice paper, 11.5×16.5 inches, $840

Abstract Painting By Maine Artist Jenny Prinn

Jenny Prinn, Sun on the Shore
Acrylic on canvas, 24×24 inches, $1,100

Abstract Landscape By Boston Artist Carolyn T Burns

Carolyn T. Burns, Can We Get a Puppy? 
Acrylic on canvas on panel, 10×8 inches, $400

Kishore Kumar Abstract Forest Contemporary Indian Art

Kishore Kumar, Exuberance 1
Acrylic on canvas, 12×12 inches, $250

Venetian Lantern Paintings By Boston Artist Lee Essex Doyle

Lee Essex DoylePrada I Palazzo Papadopoli Turquoise, Venice
Mixed media, 12×12 inches, $2,000

Portland Maine Artist Amanda Hawkins Abstract Landscape Painting

Amanda Hawkins, Untitled 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 14×14 inches, $375

Striped Abstract Painting Taffy By Boston Artist Maureen Holub

Maureen Holub, Taffy
Acrylic and mixed media, 24×18 inches, $850

Collage By Portland Maine Artist Darek Bittner

Darek Bittner, Leaky Boots
Collage, 10×8 inches, $400

Marine Inspired Mixed Media Artwork By Providence Artist Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown, Sea Fairy
Pen, ink, & collage material on card paper, 11×8.5, $275

Abstract Art Affordable Art Jaime Derringer

Jaime Derringer#140821-1
Acrylic, marker, and pencil on paper, 12×9 inches, $350

Landscape Painting By Cape Cod Artist Judyth Katz

Judyth KatzCottonwood, Abiquiu Inn
Acrylic on Arches paper, 30×22 inches, $3,500

Marine Inspired Abstract Painting By NYC Artist Sarah Lutz

Sarah Lutz, Rapture
Oil, resin, spray paint and paper on linen, 48×36 inches, $7,500

Marine Inspired Abstract Painting By Patricia Spergler

Patricia Spergel, Enthralled
Oil on canvas, 20×20 inches, $1,500

Abstract On Wood Panel By Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod

Hilary Tait NorodOn the Horizon
Oil and mixed media on panel, 40×30 inches, $2,000

Small Portrait on Wood By Boston Artist Stephanie Todhunter

Stephanie Todhunter, Pamela
Photo transfer, metal leaf, oil marker, 6×4 inches, $40 (sold)

Abstract Painting By SF Artist Ellen Levine Dodd

Ellen Levine Dodd, Within Grasp
Mixed media on canvas, 60×48, $4,800

Small Abstract Painting By Portland Maine Artist MP Landis

MP Landis, 16.20
Mixed media on canvas, 10×10 inches, $700

Abstract Encaustic By Boston Artist Linda Cordnor

Linda Cordner, Ocean Morning
Encaustic on board, 12×12 inches, $600

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ARTmonday: 10 Pieces from Art in Giving

Hilary Tait Norod, a talented up and coming artist with whom I collaborate in the Webster Art Project told me about a charitable endeavor she is supporting called Art in Giving. The foundation, based in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, raises funds for childhood cancer research.

More than 60 artists and galleries participate in Art in Giving, donating up to 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of art to The Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation. Its mission is dedicated to pediatric cancer research and programs to help families cope with childhood cancer.

While individuals are welcome to purchase these pieces, the organization targets art buyers, real estate developers, architects and interior designers, and others who might place art in public buildings and corporate offices. In some cases pieces hang in institutions and are still for sale. Gift certificates are also available.

Here are ten artworks from Art in Giving that I particularly love.

Abstract Floral Art By Carol Baum

Carol Baum, All Penalties #4

Abstract Painting By Irwin Thompson

Irwin Thompson, Urban Legend

Abstract Landscape Encaustic By Ruth LaGue

Ruth LaGue, Tundra

Encaustic Painting With Dots By Diane Ayott

Diane Ayott, Primary Data

Geometric Abstract Art By Maud Morgan

Maud Morgan, Untitled

Adria Arch Geometric Abstract Painting

Adria Arch, Rosy Ocean

Abstract Expressionism By Eliane Markoff

Eliane Markoff, Horizon 1

Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod Abstract Painting

Hilary Tait Norod, Industrial

Walter Feldman Abstract Color Block Painting

Walter Feldman, Steel Blue and Yellow

Pastel Abstract By Itala Langmar

Itala Langmar, Sunny Beach Scene

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ARTmonday: Hilary Tait Norod

I first learned about Boston-based artist Hilary Tait Norod through her dad, an architect at Elkus Manfredi when I was working on a story for the Boston Globe about transforming old buildings into home.

Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working with her on the  Webster Art Project at Boston Design Center. There are currently three of her paintings in the Webster & Company showroom (one sold!)

Hilary Tait Norod’s solos show “Are You Crazy With Me?” opens this weekend, Saturday, April 16th, 5pm – 9pm at Jerome Street Studios in Medford, Mass. Hilary’s new body of work is inspired by studies of the human mind. The series focuses  specifically on the theories behind the correlation between insanity and creativity.

Norod presents a series of mixed media paintings that evolved from portraiture studies of brilliant minds who have walked the line of insanity into more abstract pieces of her own theories, experiences, and explorations.

Here is a preview of her new paintings:

Come and Rest Your Bones with Me

Come and Rest Your Bones with Me
Oil, Charcoal, Graphite, Pastel, Mica and Gold Leaf on Panel  •  48″ x 72″

Something Beautiful Painting By Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod

Something Beautiful

Painting of David Bowie By Hilary Tait Norod


Painting of Edgar Allen Poe By Hilary Tait Norod


Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. —Edgar Allen Poe

Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod In Her Studio

Hilary Tait Norod at work in her studio.