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.

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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.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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039: Jodi Ohl Paints

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s guest is Jodi Ohl.

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Jodi Ohl is a self-taught mixed media artist, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC.

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Having recently left her day job to pursue her artistic career full time, she is has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature.  Her art appeals to those that seem to be young at heart and who appreciate the positive side of life whether communicated through words, colors, or composition.

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Published in over 23 international mixed media magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Artful Blogging, Artful Journaling, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, and Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, as well as a contributor to five  mixed media books.

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In 2014, Jodi’s painting,  “It’s Not Complicated” (part of her Pod and Portals collection)  was juried as one of the best of Mixed Media and featured in “Incite 2″ by Tonia Jenny of North Light Books.

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Jodi enjoys writing about her art and sharing the love of healing and motivation through creativity.  She is represented by regional galleries in North Carolina and several others along the East Coast.  In addition, Jodi is a popular mixed media art teacher online and in person, teaching at both large and small local and national workshops around the US.

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When not painting, she enjoys time with her two sons, Josh, 15and Zach, 21as well as other friends and family.

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Look for a new book written by the artist scheduled to be released by North Light Publications, in the latter part of 2016.   Jodi welcomes visitors to her blog Sweet Repeats www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale.

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Find Jodi online:

On the podcast we discuss teaching, working from home vs. a separate studio, painting in public, getting into galleries, that “no’s” are not really “no’s,” Yupo paper, and a bit about Jodi’s new DVDs (also available as instant downloads): Colorful Canvas Exploration, Graffiti Grunge Art, Expressive Watercolor on Yupo Painting Flowers, Yupo Exploration, Collage Characters, and Tandem Techniques.

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions!  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation!

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