Saturday Shelfie: Pale Pink Candleholders

Hawkins New York Blush Candleholder

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

I’ve been piling on the pink to lighten the dark days.

Abstract painting by artist Sarah Lutz from Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Blush candleholders by Hawkins New York from Salt in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (sold out, but also available at here).  Tapered candlesticks from Danica Design Candles in Rockport, Maine. Ridged porcelain vase available here and pink glass vase available here. The Issey Miyake book is a recent gift and available here.

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ARTmonday: Lynne Kortenhaus at Schoolhouse Gallery

Boston and Provincetown based printmaker Lynne Kortenhaus has new work on display right this minute at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. The show, curated by gallery director Mike Carroll, features collages by  Lynne Kortenhaus, photographs by Amy Arbus, wall-mounted sculptures by Breon Dunigan, abstract paintings by Jeannie Motherwell, and more.

Kortenhaus is influenced by the changing moods of the sea. I visited her studio at the Fine Arts Work Center in summer 2017 for an inside look of how she layers textural tidbits to create her delicate and evocative abstract compositions. (You can see the piece I purchased later that winter here, on my @StyleCarrotCurates Insta feed.)

For this series, which is much bolder in style and color, Kortenhaus was inspired by decades family mementos, photographs, and scrapbooks. She began to interweave memories of her family home and early life, just as the term “shelter in place” became the world’s call to action this spring. Kortenhaus integrated those elements with recent etchings and lithographs to create larger scale pieces. She employed various mediums and materials to create artwork that seeks to find balance and safe haven.

Stop by The Schoolhouse Gallery to see  her new, on display through August 10. Here are four pieces from the current show:









See new work by Lynne Kortenhaus at The Schoolhouse Gallery
494 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod
through August 10, 2020.

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Sunday Bouquet: Roses and Georgia

Sarah Lutz Abstract Painting And Pink Roses

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz / StyleCarrot

New rose bushes producing pretty flowers that look gorgeous against my Sarah Lutz painting, not to mention the beautiful cover of Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i (Prestel, 2018).

ARTmonday: “The Texture of Light” at da Fonseca Contemporania

Last weekend we spent a few days in Delray Beach. The weather and the timing were both perfect. My colleague Mike Carroll, who represents several of our Webster & Company artists at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and who is also an abstract artist, had an opening at the Fort Lauderdale gallery da Fonseca Contemporania

da Fonseca Contemporania owner Aster da Fonseca (whose work is also worth a look) curated “The Texture of Light” with geometric abstracts by a trio of artists: Babette Herschberger, Mike Carroll, and Regina Jestrow. I loved the entire show.

M I K E  C A R R O L L 

Artist Mike Carroll, who has studios in Provincetown and Fort Lauderdale works in oil on wood panel.

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Apotropaic”  and  “Parapraxis”
Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll


Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll


Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll


Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll


B A B E T T E   H E R S C H B E R G E R 

Miami-based artist Babette Herschberger works in collaged layers of paper and paint on wood panel or canvas.

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

“Interrupted Structure #12”
“Collage Painting #39”  and  “Collage Painting #36”

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

Far left: “Interrupted Structure #16”

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

“Interrupted Structure #7”  and  “Interrupted Structure #17”

R E G I N A  J E S T R O W

Miami-based artist Regina Jestrow works in watercolor and acrylic with embroidery thread.

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Pink Quilt #2”

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Grid in Blue 1”

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Grid in Blue 2”

Geometric Abstract Artwork In Fort Lauderdale Art Gallery

Left: Regina Jestrow   |   Right: Babette Herschberger

The Texture Of Light Exhibit In Fort Lauderdale Florida

All photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

“The Texture of Light,” February 15 to March 18, 2017 (closing reception that evening) at da Fonseca Contemporania, 2201 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale), Florida.


ARTmonday: @StyleCarrotCurates Best Nine 2016

@StyleCarrotCurates Instagram Feed Best Nine 2016

All photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Along with everyone else with an Instagram account I created a #topnine2016 for my @StyleCarrotCurates account, where I exclusively post artwork that I live with, work with, or discover as I go about my life. (My main account @StyleCarrot has a broader reach, featuring interiors, food, cocktails, art, nature, and other beautiful things that catch my eye. I hope you will follow both @StyleCarrotCurates and@StyleCarrot on Instagram!) Here’s a bit more about the top nine (plus one, which tied for ninth place). They’re all wonderful works and include a pieces from a couple of the world’s best known artists, local New England artists, pieces I’ve shown in my curatorial endeavors, and also an artwork from my living room.

Abstract Painting By Karine Leger At Lanoue Gallery

Que Tourne Le Vent, acrylic on canvas, 48×48

Abstract painting by Canadian artist Karine Leger from her exhibition at Lanoue Gallery in Boston’s SoWa district that I saw at a First Friday a year ago. I love her work and clearly so does everyone else as this is the most liked post on my @StyleCarrotCurates Instagram feed.

Abstract Paintings By Sarah Lutz At StyleCarrot's Truro Pop Up Gallery

Rapture and Persimmon, oil, resin, spray paint and paper on linen, 48×36

These two stunning beauties are by my friend Sarah Lutz, who lives and works as a full time artist in New York City and Provincetown. She and Mike Carroll of Schoolhouse Gallery in Ptown  lent me the paintings for a pop-up art gallery cocktail party I threw at my home in Truro this summer. I wanted to keep them forever; it’s as if Sarah painted them for the space. Although I didn’t splurge on these (they are still available; let me know if you’re interested), I did acquire a Sarah Lutz original at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill auction. I posted it here, and although it didn’t make the top nine likes on IG, it easily tops my list of personal favorites.

Fish Prints By Pete's Fish Tales On Nantucket

This fall my husband and I took a weekend jaunt to Nantucket. Another big thank you to White Elephant Elephant Hotel, Hy-Line Cruises,Lola 41, and the boutiques I visited, which included Pete’s Fish Tales Prints. Artist Peter Van Dingstee studied the Japanese art of gyotaku which entails creating prints on rice paper using actual fish. Here he has rolled out a large swordfish print. You can see more of his work on the full blog post I did here.

Photograph By Hannah Bates At SMFA Sale 2016

from the Synthetic series

It’s not fall without plenty of shots from the SMFA Sale. This portrait by L.A. fashion photographer Hannah Bates is right up my alley. So much so that my husband purchased it for me for Chanukah. At least I think he did; there’s been an artwork just this size wrapped in brown paper in our living room since that night. I’ll find out for sure when I return to Boston after holiday break; fingers crossed.  Hannah Bates is an MFA candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Sea Inspired Collage By Providence Based Artist Jenny Brown

Celestial Anemone, pen, ink & collage on paper, 11 x 8.5

Providence-based artist Jenny Brown makes the most magical marine-inspired mixed media collages. I hung three at my pop-up this summer and a Truro couple bought two for their daughter. Jenny gave me this piece, which is a print of an original, this fall when I returned the third piece. I still need to have it framed, but it the meantime it’s propped up on my living room bookshelf.

Abstract Art By Ellsworth Kelly At SMFA Sale 2016

A work by Ellsworth Kelly at the 2016 SMFA Sale.

Abstract Paintings By Boston Artist Laura Allis Richardson

My Garden Door and Entering the Garden, oil on canvas, 25×25

A new acquaintance told me to check out Boston-based artist Laura Allis Richardson, who works at Fenway Studios. She graciously invited me for a studio visit (full blog post here). I left with these two pieces, now on display and for sale  at Webster & Company in the Boston Design Center. (I can help if you are interested.) Mr. Webster and I have mounted a new exhibition for the Fall/Winter 2016-17 season; here’s a peek.

Louise Nevelson Sculpture At Boca Raton Museum

Last February I went to the Boca Raton Museum for the first time, where I spotted this Louise Nevelson assemblage. I still remember learning about Louise Nevelson’s work in the Art Since 1945 class I took at summer semester at NYU in college. A week later I went to a dinner party at a friend’s parents’ home on Fifth Avenue (or maybe it was Park Avenue?) . . . in their foyer was a small Nevelson sculpture, as well as a Giacometti.

Modern Dancer By Walkowitz In The Home Of StyleCarrot Blogger Marni Elyse Katz

This is a favorite piece from my personal collection, purchased for me by my husband at Skinner Auctions, so I’m thrilled it made it into the @StyleCarrotCurates #topnine2016.  It’s a dancer by the Russian-born, American artist Abraham Walkowitz. The piece, which sits on my mantle in Boston, pictures modern dancer Isadora Duncan, of whom he has done over 5,000 drawings. It inspires me during my living room yoga sessions.

Abstract Paintings By Maine Based Artist Jenny Prinn

Jitterbug, oil on canvas, 24×18 •  Sun on the Shore, acrylic on canvas, 24×24

This is technically the tenth, but it tied in the number of likes with the dancer above. This Instagram shot pictures a stretch of wall on the second floor of our Truro house, hung with lots of artwork for the pop up. The two paintings on the left are by Maine artist Jenny Prinn. I first hung Jitterbug at the model apartment I decorated at Troy Boston. Later both pieces hung at Webster & Company. I haven’t returned them to Jenny yet so if you’re interested they are still for sale!

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