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.

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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.

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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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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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063: Julie Loves Learning

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features a conversation about learning in general and four particular learning experiences — the marbling class I shared in yesterday’s blog post, a lecture on Winslow Homer’s Summer Night (see a bit in this vlog), the connoisseurship dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts (see a bit in this vlog) and then a quilting class I took last weekend (photos below):

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Class started with our instructor, Timna Tarr, sharing some of her quilts:

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After some brief instructions….

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…we were off and running with our own improvisational piecing!

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The picture above is the quilt top that I finished in class.  Kind of a hot mess, but I’m letting it marinate.

I don’t have a lot of photos because of the snow that day…

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…most of the students left class early to get home before the roads got too bad.  I was one of the few who stayed the whole day and at the end of the day, I took my little red wagon, and headed home!

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062: After Creativation

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features chatter about new classes, interrupting, the word interesting, the MFA Boston, the Blogiversary, and our visit to Creativation (formerly CHA).  I thought I’d include some photos from Creativation as a companion to the podcast.  Enjoy!

I am planning to share all of my projects very soon, but just so you know, I was finishing this quilt sample on the plane to Phoenix!

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Speaking of Phoenix, I took a photo from our hotel room window that I thought was kind of cool:

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I spent the first day setting up the Brother booth, which turned out great!

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As I mention on the podcast, I demo-ed, demo-ed, and then demo-ed some more!  In the Brother Booth, the Crafter’s Workshop Booth and the Art Foamies Booth:

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Here’s a peek at the show floor:

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But, of course, Creativation is really about the opportunity to take photos with other people!

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Ten points if you can guess which of my friends decided it was a good idea to give me a makeover…. 😉

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And last but not least, this is coming soon…

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Get excited!

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