069: Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

 

Today’s podcast features a wide ranging conversation with gallerist Abigail Ogilvy about running a gallery, choosing art, and the fine differences between galleries and museums.  Abigail Ogilvy…

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…opened a contemporary art gallery in her name in October 2015.

6. TheSalonShow_InstallationWinter Group Exhibition: The Salon Show, December 2016

Located in Boston’s SoWa Art & Design District…

4. KeenanDerby_InstallationKeenan Derby, Solo Exhibition: Secrets of the Sea, April 2017
Artworks pictured: Acrylic and sand on canvas

…Abigail Ogilvy Gallery features emerging and mid-career artists, with a focus on the long-term career development of each artist.

1. MarieNajera_Stroll

Artist: Marie Najera • Title: Stroll • Medium: Mixed Media on Panel
Size: 48 x 36 in. • Year: 2017

After graduating from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Art History, and later continuing her arts studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City, Ogilvy works to educate and activate Boston’s arts community.

5. CassandraJones_AlfredSteiner_InstallationCassandra C. Jones & Alfred Steiner, Fuse, February 2017
Pictured: Watercolors paintings by Alfred Steiner, Wallpaper installation by Cassandra C. Jones

She has been recognized by Mayor Martin J. Walsh as an emerging leader in Boston under his SPARK council…

3. JuliaSPowell_TempestReduxArtist: Julia S. Powell • Title: Tempest Redux • Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 36 x 36 in. • Year: 2017

…she also serves on the Board of Directors at Artists for Humanity…

7. LavaughanJenkins_UntitledArtist: Lavaughan Jenkins • Title: Untitled 01
Medium: Oil paint and modeling paste with wire and plaster armature
Size: 12 x 6 x 5 in. • Year: 2017

…and is currently on the Steering Committee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

2. MichaelGordon_Tibetan Turquoise MQ4-53Artist: Michael Gordon • Title: Tibetan Turquoise MQ4-53
Medium: Found Posters and Polymer Resin • Size: 48 x 34 in. • Year: 2017

Ogilvy got her start at contemporary art gallery, Galleria Tornabuoni, in Florence, Italy, and prior to opening Abigail Ogilvy Gallery she spent time at local technology start-ups Wayfair and Moontoast.

8. ArielFreiberg_UnseenLimbArtist: Ariel Basson Freiberg • Title: Unseen Limb • Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 14 x 11 in. • Year: 2017

You can find Abigail online at www.abigailogilvy.com and on twitter and instagram.

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068: Explaining Things

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about wrangling tables at HSN, the Robert Rauschenberg exhibit at MoMA, creating step-outs, and so much more!  It has been a crazy month full of fake eyelashes.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

And so many craft projects that I can’t wait to share!  I hope you enjoy the podcast and all the chit chat.  We’re going to have a guest (gasp) on our next podcast!

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P.S. Here is the link to my online pattern design class I mentioned on the podcast.

067: Still Younger Than Mom ;)

Today’s podcast features a conversation about the Nari Ward opening at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Art in Bloom at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), my prize winning painting, and more!  I will be sharing some long blog posts with lots of photos of the ICA Opening and the Art in Bloom stuff in the upcoming weeks, but if you’d like to peek at them in the meantime, you can see them in this week’s vlog:

Here is a photo of my painting that won first prize in the oil/acrylic category at the Watertown Art Association show:

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We’re going to be doing a “listener mail” episode soon, so please leave us your comments and questions!

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066: Matisse in the Studio

Today’s podcast features a conversation about the new Matisse in the Studio exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), along with a painting class I’m currently taking there.  On my blog I have tons of photos from the exhibit and you can find them HERE.  And here’s a photo of my art class at the museum (more on that on another day):

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065: Tales from the Road & New Adventures Ahead

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about my recent travels, teaching, and some new adventures.

Here are some photos from the surface design class I taught:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

And here is Carol Anne Grotrian talking to us about how to critique quilts.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

The two quilts in the photo are both hers — two variations on the same idea, one more successful than the other.

During the Workshop, there was a team of women stretching all the Ruby Red Quilts onto canvases.  You can see my little owl on the table:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

Most of the quilts had a red background, so I’m thinking my white-on-white background is going to pop in the big group of them.  I’m super excited to see them all together!

Last but not least, I mention “Bullet Journaling” in the podcast.  If you don’t know what that is, this a great article all about it: WTF is a Bullet Journal & Why Should You Start One?  An Explainer.

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