Art Hound, a guide to living with art Art Hound

on the hunt for good art

Picks of the week from Enormous Tiny Art Show LA!

December 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Nahcotta’s ETA holds a special place in my heart; it was here that I bought my first original piece of art, a streetscape painting by Stacey Durand. The Enormous Tiny Art Show was perhaps the first show I attended that actually felt open and accessible, and that experience has stuck with me.

Years later ETA continues to provide great, affordable art with bi-annual shows in New Hampshire and Los Angeles. Their second LA show opened yesterday and runs through Dec. 8th. All the work is available online which makes me (and lots of other East Coasters) very happy!

Now for this week’s picks from ETA’s LA show:

Artist of the day: Jennifer Davis

September 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Jennifer Davis is based in Minneapolis but her work definitely gets around!  Recent highlights include exhibits at Nahcotta’s ETA in New Hampshire, Walker Contemporary in Boston, Cerasoli Gallery in LA, and SOOVAC in Minneapolis.  Although Jennifer has received a good amount of recognition for her work, her paintings are (for the time being) very affordable!

Below is my shortlist of Jennifer’s available work.  Performer and Yippee!, both a steal at $150, are available through Nahcotta’s ETA, while the rest, at $450, are available through Davis’s site.

Photos from Nahcotta’s ETA Opening!

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Photos from Friday’s Enormous Tiny Art Show opening!

some of the work from eta 6 some of the work from eta 6 eta 6 opening

Opening: Nahcotta’s Enormous Tiny Art Show (ETA)!

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

090903_Nahcotta_ETA6Nahcotta’s 6th ETA opened its doors yesterday and will go through September 28th.  If you live in or will be visiting the greater Boston area, I highly recommend finding time to stop by Nahcotta, in Portsmouth, NH.

The show celebrates small-scale art (every piece is under 10”x10”) and includes 50 artists from all over the country, including California, Oregon and North Carolina.  Nahcotta does a fabulous job of putting together a show that highlights great art that is truly affordable: most pieces are under $200!  For those of you (myself included) who probably won’t make it up to Portsmouth, you can still view the show and purchase works on the ETA website.

Here’s a slideshow of some of my favorite pieces from the show.  This is just a sampling, and there are many, many others worth checking out!  Enjoy!