Evaporation Cyanotype [SOLD]
Artist, Anna Van Voorhis, will be donating 40% of the sale of her artwork to the Mattapoisett Museum. Her set price is $250 each or $750 for the set of three.
Inspired by Mattapoisett's early history as a salt-works, the series Evaporation visually documents the evaporation of salt water over time. Cyanotype chemistry, the original blueprinting process, is used to create contact prints whose blue is evocative of the ocean, the historic source of salt. These prints abstractly represent a process that was central to one of Mattapoisett's industries.
About the artist:
Anna Van Voorhis grew up in Mattapoisett before moving to Minnesota where she received her B.A. in Studio Art from Macalester College in 2014 and her M.F.A. in Sculpture and Ceramics from the University of Minnesota in 2019. She uses a wide range of media, including photography, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, digital fabrication and installation. Her current work centers around manipulating photosensitive chemistry to document experiences of time. She is currently in the process of moving back to New England after her sojourn in the Midwest.
The Test of Time
Artist, Anthony Days, will be donating 100% of the sale of his artwork to the Mattapoisett Museum. His set price is $250
A turn-of-the-century black and white photograph of this old stone bridge crossing River Road inspired me to create this painting. The bridge is a childhood landmark for me. I grew up on the Mattapoisett River exploring nature - catching frogs, snakes, and turtles. I wonder if back in the early 1900s people thought of this bridge as romantic and beautiful as I do? Did they simply appreciate its utilitarian function to get a horse and buggy or a Model T across the river? I painted this image as I imagined it back then. Today GPS systems are guiding 18-wheel trucks over the bridge, where they can get stuck or damage the structure as they pass. I hope my artistic efforts contribute to protect this bridge as a valued historic treasure.
About the artist:
Anthony Days grew up in Mattapoisett- born and raised on River Road. He was a Mattapoisett police officer for 33 years. His love of art began in youth. Luice Moncevitch noticed his interest in art at Center School and encouraged him. Under her tutelage Anthony created and award-winning image highlighting the pollution created by the Industrial Revolution with the message of cleaning up and reclaiming the land. It was published in a national journal and solidified Anthony's confidence in his talents. While a student at ORRHS, Becky Zora provided him with the tools and techniques to further his future as an artist. Now Anthony has a studio at Hatch Street in New Bedford. He looks forward to devoting more time to creating and teaching art.
Cogs & Gears [Pending]
Artist, Joanne Mogilnicki, will be donating 30% of the proceeds from the sale of her artwork, Cogs & Gears, priced at $3200 to the Mattapoisett Museum.
Cogs and Gears is inspired by 19th-century machined and handmade tooling native to the village of Mattapoisett. Depicting portions of a push mower, ax-handle lathe and turnip mincer, this piece is a tribute to those who created and those who who used (often the same person!) these devices. It is my hope you enjoy the weathered surfaces and time-worn form portrayed in this image, reminiscent of an era where ingenuity, artistry and engineering were the lodestars for progress and innovation.
About the artist:
Joanne Mogilnicki has balanced career between making and teaching art. Before joining the faculty at ORRHS, where she has been teaching since 2009, she taught at N.Attleboro High School, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Milton and Attleboro Art Museums, and her studio Palmer River Arts.She earned her BFA in painting (minoring in Ceramics) from the Maine College of Art, after spending a year at Kansas City Art Institute. While teaching in North Attleboro, she established a gallery and arts center where she collaborated with local artists and was integral in a vibrant arts scene until she moved to the Tri_Town area with her family in 2009. While teaching, making art, and raising her two boys, Joanne earned her MAE at Umass Dartmouth and studied metals at MASSArt. Her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows in NYC, Palm Beach, Portland, Boston, and Providence.
A Night at the Museum
Artist, Kent McCormack, will be donating 100% of the proceeds of the sale of his artwork "A Night at the Museum" to the Mattapoisett Museum. His set price for this piece is $350.
Photography is an endless exploration in time. I use photography in this beautiful world we live in to "freeze moments in time". Whether photographing people or landscapes it leaves me feeling very curious what may be around the next bend. Photography builds new relationships with people and extracts a storm emotional connection to the environment we live in. I am inspired to find the smallest details and bring them out as the battle between light and shadow is always changing.
About the artist:
A Native of Mattapoisett, I have been photographing the special placed of New England and the work for over 30 years. I am passionate about capturing the ordinary in its most extraordinary moment, using natural and man-made light to create unique portraits and landscapes. I spent 10 years in Boston cooking in large hotels and earning my culinary degree in the late 80s. Missing rural life, I moved to Cape Cod to run a restaurant. I have always loved photography so I took night courses when I could find the time. For the last five years I have operated a successful wedding and portrait business, but will always love the peace and tranquility of a moody landscape.
Tidal Clock Quartet [SOLD]
Artist, John Middleton, will be donating 15% of the sale of his artwork Tidal Clock Quartet to the Mattapoisett Museum. His set price is $500 for the set.
Time , tides, wind, storms, marine organisms, and the sun transform objects that are lost or discarded in the water in ways that can render some strange and beautiful. Accidents and hurricanes break up boats. Their parts, ice clean and functional are scraped and scoured into new forms that obscure their original history. Paint weathers and fades, leaving behind only hints at what it used to be. Metals rust and develop patinas. Glass shatters; sharp corners are smoothed away, surfaces cloud. Worms drill and colonize wood and bone. Things change and change again. My purpose is to collect these objects along the shoreline and to bring them together in works that call attention to the dignity, beauty, and uniqueness of their transformations while offering them the opportunities to tell their stories.
About the artist:
John Middleton was born in San Francisco and raised in Kansas City. He received his B.A. in English and History at the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. in English from Indiana University with a dissertation on Moby Dick. He was an assistant professor of English at Georgia State University, Atlanta, where he specialized in American Literature. He currently lives near New Bedford, where after pursuing a career in sales and marketing, he retired from business and earned an MFA in artistry from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth.