We are headed to Boston. Or at least I am headed to Boston: Loading up a crazy U-Haul van Saturday, stopping over night up at Camden with dear friends to spend Sunday and emotionally gear up for what may prove to be a grueling drive. Then a stop at a favorite collector’s house in Winston-Salem, dropping off “The Reader” by Thomas Reis and meandering my way to Karen Cunningham our CFO and George’s house to spend the night before a quick dash to deliver an antique table in Rhode Island, then load in and hang the show on Wednesday afternoon at the Cyclorama in Boston.
We have a Gala Preview to attend Thursday evening. Our seascape and landscape painters, Sergio Roffo and Bill Davidson both promised to meet me and Karen at the event and share a glass of champagne and perhaps a dance with a few of our collectors. Sculptors, Lori Shorin and Matthew Collins will be attending the show as well. We are so looking forward to seeing all our friends in the Northeast and strutting our stuff. The works we are taking are simply divine. I am so excited. The show offers the following in addition to the great works on display:
Special Programs – Free with Show Admission
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
2:00pm – “Art of the White Mountains”
Be transported to the northern reaches of New Hampshire and its famous mountain range which inspired a “who’s who” of American artists from Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer and George Inness to early modernism of William Zorach.
The works illustrate both the allure of New Hampshire’s natural wonders and the significance of the region in the American landscape tradition. Presented by Karen Quinn, Kristin and Roger Servison Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name on view in the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing through July 7, 2013.
3:00pm Panel – “What is it Worth? Establishing Fine Art Values”
In an art world awash in multi-million dollar works of fine art, how are art values established? How do contemporary artists set their asking prices? How are prices determined in the secondary art market? How do professional appraisers find a value for a work of art? How can we find value in art in non-monetary ways? Moderated by Joshua Rose, editor of American Art Collector and American Fine Art magazines, with Michelle DuBois, Associate Director, New England, Winston Art Group; Elizabeth Ives Hunter, former director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art ; and Lou Salerno, owner of Questroyal Fine Art, New York. Bring your questions for a lively exchange of ideas and opinions!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
2:00pm – “Saving Venice: Art Restoration in the World’s Most Fragile City”
To date Save Venice, Inc., has raised more than $20 million dollars and restored more than 400 works of art. Current restorations funded by the Boston chapter include: frescoes by Veronese in the church of San Sebastiano; Titian’s monumental painting of the “Presentation of the Virgin” in the Sala dell’Albergo in the Gallerie dell’Accademia; the quincentenary of the Venetian Ghetto; and numerous others. Presented by Christopher Carlsmith, Assoc. Professor of History, UMass Lowell, and Chair of Lecture Committee, Save Venice Boston Chapter, and Anne-Marie Eze, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Chair of Young Friends for the Boston Chapter.
The Galleries showing at this venue are some of the finest in the world. We are in great company and one of only two dealers selected from the Southeast. Our friends at American Art Collector invited us to attend and the organizers from Fusco and Four couldn’t have been more accommodating.
I also am a little intimidated by the cold. I haven’t done cold weather for an extended period in a long time (over a decade) and do not tolerate it well. I rummaged around and found some warmer clothes, bought socks! Etc. The thought of the 2 blocks from the hotel to the Cyclorama sends me into shivers. I know I should quit whining, but having grown up in Minnesota, spent most of my life in Wisconsin, I understand cold well, have had enough of it and dread the thought of an icy wind, driving sleet and slippery sidewalks. Sigh.
Enough of my whining. I am sure the show will be fantastic, the art work amazing, the company delightful. I hope to see you all there, and share the love we all have of great art.
BOOTH # 38
At The Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street, in the South End
New England’s Premier Show and Sale
of Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art
Through the Fog, Opera Cup; Oil on Belgian Linen, 24″x36″
Emerging Light, Oil on Belgian Linen, 40″x38″
Male Torso, Bronze Sculpture, 16″ x 9″ x 5.5″
Ceres, Bronze Sculpture, 16″ x 9″ x 9″