Art Fair: AD 20/21 -- March 27th-30th, 2014

Gregory Prestegord, 'The Brewery', 48 x 48, Oil on Panel

Jeremy Durling, 'April Sitting', 21 x 21, Oil on Linen

This year's fair -- in its 7th year -- is the feature event for Boston Design Week 2014!  The first annual design week "seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations."  What better way to support that mission than by attending AD 20/21 which brings together a variety of exhibitors offering contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, handmade furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, drawings, and more.

Mary Sauer, 'Lauren', 6 x 4, Oil on Paper on Panel

Michelle Arnold Paine, 'South Street, Snowy Day', 12 x 12, Oil on Canvas

AD 20/21 kicks off Thursday, March 27th from 5:30-8:30pm with the Gala Preview -- a catered event with music, a first look at all of the fine art and designs, in addition to a complimentary catalog and readmission throughout the weekend.  All proceeds benefit the Boston Architectural College, New England’s largest independent, accredited college of spatial design.  Gala tickets are available for $250.

Weekend hours are as follows:

Friday, March 28th: 1pm - 8pm
Saturday, March 29th: 11am - 8pm  
Sunday, March 30th: 11am - 5pm

The fair also features a number of special programs and guest speakers throughout the weekend. 

Daniel Robbins, 'The Mansion', 35 x 45, Oil on Canvas on Panel

Joshua Flint, 'Even Keel #6', 14 x 17, Oil on Mylar

Tickets are also available at the door for $15.  We look forward to seeing you all at Booth #3!

17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show

We hope you'll visit us this weekend at the 17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show! 

Rick Berry -- Solo Exhibition -- Friday, September 27th, 6:30-9pm

We're excited to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of work by Boston-based artist Rick Berry!  Opening on Friday, September 27th from 6:30-9pm the show will feature a collection of his newest oil paintings.  Rick is a talented artist and illustrator whose work has graced the pages of novels by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, & William Gibson.  Many of you may remember that Rick was a part of our 'Back to Back' show in April with his piece 'Prototype' and after a visit to his electric studio we're eagerly waiting to see what he produces for his solo exhibition!  

Rick Berry, 24 x 18, Oil on Panel

Rick Berry, 24 x 18, Oil on Panel

We hope to see you there!  The show will run from September 27th - October 16th, 2013.

Check out a great interview with Rick from Thursday's preview event written by Ava Wright here.

Leo Mancini-Hresko -- Artist Demonstration -- Saturday, July 20th, 12pm-3pm

We are happy to announce that Waltham-based artist Leo Mancini-Hresko will be joining us on Saturday, July 20th from 12pm - 3pm for a painting demonstration!  In addition to painting, Leo will answer any and all questions about his technique and the thought process behind his work.

Leo painting during a portrait demonstration in March 2013.

Leo answering questions and discussing his technique & process.

We're excited to see whether he'll be painting a beautiful portrait or tackling a local Beacon Hill streetscape!  

Check out a sampling of some of Leo's most recent pieces that are currently in the gallery.  We should have some incredible new pieces from his recent trip to Maine arriving in the gallery for a first look on the day of the demo! 

The Foundry Equation -- Pop-up Exhibition -- Saturday, June 22nd, 11am-3pm

Join us this Saturday, June 22nd from 11am-3pm as we participate in The Foundry Equation -- a one-day art initiative & open house!  We will be showcasing work by Waltham-based and Boston-born artist Leo Mancini-Hresko and Italian artist Daniele Cestari who recently spent time in Boston capturing the city.

Leo Mancini-Hresko, 'Studio Hallway', 24 x 30, Oil on Linen.

Leo Mancini-Hresko, 'Christ Church, Waltham', 12 x 16, Oil on Panel.

Located at 101 Rogers Street, The Foundry is a 52,000 square foot building that was once a pump manufacturing facility, a motor freight station, and an aircraft parts factory among other things.  Donated to the City of Cambridge nearly two years ago, the building has remained empty since.  Due to growing worries about the building, the city is finally taking a good look at what would be the best use for the space.  While 10,000 sq. ft. has already been designated as "community space" there is still a bit of uncertainty about what to do with the rest of the space.

Here's where we come in!  The city has granted permission to hold a one day event in the space -- hoping to show off how creatively it can be used.  Thankfully, even with short notice, the great minds at FLUX BostonOpus AffairVoltage Coffee & Art, and Yes.Oui.Si have banded together over the past week to organize what is sure to be a wonderful event!  The art initiative and open house will feature a range of local creatives including artists, musicians, galleries, and numerous other art related organizations.

Daniele Cestari, 'Yellow Line', 40 x 40, Oil on Linen.

Daniele Cestari, 'White Light', 30 x 30, Oil on Linen.

As Liz from FLUX Boston said:

"This isn’t a pipe dream. And 10,000 square feet of “community space” may just be the beginning. If enough troops are rallied, and enough buzz is generated, and enough $$$ ends up making enough ¢¢¢ to the city, the entire building could transform into a dedicated arts space; an art mecca right in the heart of Cambridge for students, performers, theater companies, teachers, musicians, arts organizations, and EVERYONE to enjoy."

Join the cause