Art Auction, Sale

April is Art Auction Month!

It seems April is THE month for online auctions! With the pandemic still raging, fundraising by means of art auctions has been relegated to virtual online auctions… and what a better way to Spring-vigorate your space and help out a worthy cause! It’s also an excellent opportunity to get a great deal on an Amy Ferrari Art original since the reserve prices are set well below usual retail prices!

I am participating 3 separate online auctions, so I wanted to sort it all out for you, since it can get confusing. Below, I have information on all 3 auctions, the links to registration information, and images of the paintings I’m offering.


50th Annual Art Auction (Take 2)

Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA)
April 12 – April 17

With over 1200 pieces of art up for sale, I am overjoyed that one of those 1200+ was painted by ME!

“Above and Beyond” 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

More Details About the Auction


Art Feeds Auction

Welcome Inn Community Centre Food Bank
April 14 – April 19

A Message from the Executive Director:

Art Feeds is our online auction for the Welcome Inn Community Centre.
Some of the artists have chosen to donate some or all of their work. The others will be receiving a portion of the amount paid for each piece.

Join us in supporting local artists AND our local food bank!

Welcome Inn Community Centre has been serving the North End of Hamilton since 1966. We provide community programs for children & youth, seniors, families, and operate the New Horizon’s Thrift Store.

I am thrilled to have five paintings up for sale in the Art Feeds Auction. All four of my current vegetable paintings and a single tree painting too!

“Cabbage Punk” 36 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas
“Celerlectric Swirling” 24 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
“Call of the Kaleidoscopic Carrot Medallion” 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas
“ColorFlower Gateway” 30 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
“Tree at Lake Ontario” 20 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

Learn more and register!


2021 AGH Art Sale

Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)
April 22 – May 31

This sale is presenting artworks by over 60 regional artists. Every dollar spent supports local artists, public programming, and community education at the AGH. Register today for the Collectors Online Preview!

I am honored to have all six of the paintings I submitted accepted into this show and sale! All six pieces showcase industrial scenes found in the industrial sectors of Hamilton.

“Parkdale Pipe Palace” 36 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas
“The Dofasco Experience” 36 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas
“Skyward Deco Dance” 36 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas
“Rainbow Crown at Kenilworth” 24 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas
“The Bungee Busy-ness” 20 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas
“EnGaged, But Blue” 40 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas

Learn more and register!

Register for Early Access


Sale

Touchless Holiday Studio Clearance Sale!!!

Covid certainly puts a damper on selling art this year, but nevertheless, I’d like to offer a sale on a selection of paintings that are in need of forever homes!

If you agree to schedule a time to come to Hamilton (Ontario) to pick up the painting (I’ll bring it out to your car!) and if you agree to pay via Interac E-Transfer, I am happy to offer a selection of paintings at some amazingly reduced prices!  These touchless provisions will keep you safe and keep me safe too! Due to wanting to take an abundance of caution, I won’t be opening my home to visitors, so for now, virtual browsing will have to do!

All selected paintings are priced at or below $500.00!!!
This is a limited time offer; all prices will go back up and return to the original prices in 2021.

Scroll down to see all the selected paintings and painting information!

E-mail me at AmyFcar@aol.com if you’re interested in arranging a purchase or if you have questions!

Purple Lyric 1

Purple Lyric 1
2018 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $350)
Purple Lyric Package Deal: All 3 for $500

Purple Lyric 2

Purple Lyric 2
2018 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $350)
Purple Lyric Package Deal: All 3 for $500

Purple Lyric 3 (smaller)

Purple Lyric 3
2018 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $175 (was $300)
Purple Lyric Package Deal: All 3 for $500


Tree at Lake Ontario

Tree at Lake Ontario
2019 20 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $350)

Ellie’s Tree

Ellie’s Tree
2017 18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD!!!

Spirit Tree Dawning

Spirit Tree Dawning
2017 20 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD!!!

Available - Chrysalides House
Cy-Pressing a Wave

Cy-Pressing a Wave
2013 24 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas $350 (was $550)


Available
Grow House Groove On

Grow House Groove On
2014 36 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas $450 (was $700)

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday
2016 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $400)

Post Pourdown Puddle Party

Post Pourdown Puddle Party
2016 10 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas $50 (was $100)


Mustering Mojo for a Monday

Mustering Mojo for a Monday
2018 12 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $350)

Renaissansical Generation Jam

Renaissansical Generation Jam
2016 24 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas $400 (was $750)

Available
Thoughts from the Commencement Chamber

Thoughts From The Commencement Chamber
2009 30 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas $500 (was $800)

Happy Huddle

Happy Huddle
2016 8 x 10 Acrylic on Panel $150 (was $225)

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond
2016 20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $400)

Available
Tribal Tranquility

Tribal Tranquility
2012 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $100 (was $200)

Flatlander Fabric Flow

Flatlander Fabric Flow
2016 20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $200 (was $360)


Angel Attitude

Angel Attitude
2015 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $150)

MUK
Happy Butt

Happy Butt
2013 18 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $150)

MUK
Joe Cat

Joe Cat
2011 28 x 22 Acrylic on Canvas $300 (was $350)

MUK
Grokster

Grokster
2011 18 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas $300 (was $400)

MUK
Gilamon

Gilamon
2011 24 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas $250 (was $300)

MUK
Zaaagwood

Zaaagwood
2011 12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $150)

MUK
Slimon

Slimon
2011 30 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas $250 (was $300)

MUK
Genetic Experiment

Genetic Experiment
2011 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $95)

MUK
Brinkmon

Brinkmon
2011 12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $95)

MUK
Watching It Go By

Watching It Go By
2011 12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $95)

MUK
Moogie

Moogie
2011 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas $75 (was $150)


 

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Fresh Air Fresh Art: The Art!

It’s an outdoor tent show in Ariss!   It’s going to be a wonderful weekend out in the fresh air of the country with plenty of art and wine!

The artists in show include:

Alana Farrel (Found Art) • Nancy Farrel (Painter/Sculptor)
Me!  Amy Ferrari (Painter) • Christine Goucher (Painter)
Marlene Kawalez (Sculptor) • Frances Kirk (Painter)
Clive Lewis (PrintMaker) • Jane Longo (Painter)
James Nye (Painter) • Amy Roger (Painter)
Pamela Rojas (Visual Artist) • Graeme Sheffield (Artisan Blacksmith)

These are the paintings that I’ll be displaying this coming weekend.  Hope you all can come out to see the show!  Hope to see you there!!!

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Fertile Farm Fantasia

Fertile Farm Fantasia
30 x 24  Acrylic on Canvas
$950.00

 

Zen Sky
Zen Sky

Zen Sky
36 x 24  Acrylic on Canvas
$895.00

 

Available
Next to Godliness

Next to Godliness
60 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
$1420.00

 

Available
Grow House Groove On

Grow House Groove On
36 x 12  Acrylic on Panel
$320.00

 

Dusky Yielding FilaTree
Dusky Yielding FilaTree

Dusky Yielding FilaTree
20 x 24  Acrylic on Canvas
$650.00

 

Hidden Beyound the Green
Hidden Beyond the Green

Hidden Beyond the Green
30 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
$1150.00

 

Post Pourdown Puddle Party
Post Pourdown Puddle Party

Post Pourdown Puddle Party
10 x 10  Acrylic on Canvas
$95.00

 

Raging Sky Po-e-treeprnt
Raging Sky Po-e-Tree

Raging Sky Po-e-Tree
24 x 48  Acrylic on  Canvas
$1150.00

 

Talking the Talk
Talking the Talk

Talking the Talk
30 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
$750.00

 

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday
Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday
16 x 20  Acrylic on Canvas
$350.00

 

Here’s More Info About the Show…


Woo Hoo!

Sale

Launching Art$Pay’s “Out of the Box”

What a busy Fall!  With the glow of success from my most recent event, The Ferrari 500 at the Communitech’s Hub (We raised over $500.00 for The Working Centre in Kitchener!!!),  starting to fade; it’s now time to gear up for another important art show!


This upcoming show is going to be HUGE for the local visual arts community!

Art$Pay is a local non profit that connects visual art practitioners with opportunities, community, and advocates for fair pay.

The folks at Art$Pay are, seguing from the area’s well-know “Box” show, which has a proven track record (from 2009 to 2013) as a very successful two-day art event and sale!  The new “Out of the Box” show and sale will be held at The Walper Hotel in Downtown Kitchener on November 10 and 11. With the art of 50 regional visual artists, the music of Cuneyt Juneyt Yetkiner, and 2 free public art talks, it surely going to be an event you won’t want to miss!

This 2-Day event is so special, you’re going to need tickets purchased in advance in order to be sure to attend!  For all the nifty show details – and tickets – follow this link to the Art$Pay’s Walper Show event page.

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I am Super-Happy to be included is this upcoming show at the Walper Hotel!!!

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Art I’ll be offering November 10th and 11th….
All of the imagery from this collection comes from my countless drives through our region’s countryside!

Winter Farmscape Frolic

Post Pourdown Puddle Party

Fertile Farm Fantasia

Zen Sky

Talking the Talk

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday


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Introducing… The Head Cases!!!

These Head Cases are certainly presenting a unique state of mind!

A Case of Blue Ho-Humming
A Case of Blue Ho-Humming

A Case of Color Moxie
A Case of Color Moxie

A Case of Corrustination
A Case of Corrustination

A Case of Fruitopian Lyrics
A Case of Fruitopian Lyrics

A Case of Raging Rose
A Case of Raging Rose

These are the latest offerings from the Amy Ferrari Art Print Shop!

We found a way to artfully drape images of my paintings upon a 3D form of a human head, with cool textures added too!  Wow!

All six images are printed on archival paper with archival inks, so with proper care, they will last a lifetime!

I will be offering prints (both framed and unframed) of these Head Cases for sale at the upcoming Ferrari 500 – it’s their debut exhibition!


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Spooked by Triskaidekaphobia???

Does the fear of the number 13 affect you??  Hopefully not!

The Ferrari 500 is an art show popping up this coming Friday the 13 – and it’s less than 2 weeks away!  The only scary part is the possibility that you’ll miss out and forget to come… so mark your calendars!

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It’s really nothing to be scared of – especially since it’s going to be sooooo much fun and a feast for the eyes!

• 17 very friendly, approachable, and un-scary local artists will in be attendance, showing their awesome original art, and they all will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

• All of the amazing art for sale is decidedly affordable, as every item for sale at our event will be priced at the un-scary price of $500.00 OR less!

• Way-Cool Door Prizes!!  Each person coming to the Ferrari 500 will be given a door prize ticket, and you will get to choose your chance from a wide array of donated art, gift certificates, etc. (donated by our artists!)  Believe! Believe in the power and luck of the number 13, and you could be coming home with a wonderful door prize!  Believe!

• Making our community a bit stronger is surely a non-scary and joyful thing to do…  Did you know that 10% of any purchase you make will be donated by the artist to The Working Centre, a Kitchener institution that is making a difference in our community!

• A New Signature Cocktail:  The Formula One!
This pineapple juice and moonshine concoction was crafted by Terry Gibson of Moondance Whiskeys, our event’s provider of spirits!  No, not the scary kind of spirits… it’s OK!  In additional to the tasty Formula One, Terry with be serving up his special selections of wine and beer.

Formula One 970

Developed with rising star Ben Murphy of Murphy’s Law Distillery, Elmira, Ontario, Moondance is a double distilled, triple charcoal filtered corn mash spirit, historically known as Moonshine, the first offering of its type made in Canada using traditional recipes originating from 17th Century Midlands England and further refined in the Hills of West Virginia, USA.

•  Yummy Snacks!
Our 17 artists will also be providing their own signature snacks for the evening.  How can that be scary?!  Nom nom nom!

Friday the 13th?  It’s really a lucky day, with the power to change your life.
Just imagine, you come out to our event in the energizing space of Communitech’s Area 151 Hub, make some new friends with artists, fall in love with a painting, and by purchasing it, you strengthen a worthy community organization (The Working Centre), and bring some visual joy to your home – very lucky indeed!!!

Where:       Communitech, 151 Charles St. W, Kitchener
When:         Friday, October 13, 2017,  from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Available
Kakabeca’s Concertillion


New Hoosmaller copy

 

Abstract, Art District Gallery, art exhibition, paintings, Sale

Art District Gallery Welcomes Diana Erb!

The Art District Gallery is pleased to welcome Diana Erb as our newest member with a flair for abstract expression!  Don’t miss the chance to come out to our next opening reception to welcome Diana and experience the creative vibe of all of ADG’s artists!

Art makes a wonderful Easter gift too – we have a whole wall of smaller pieces that will fit into your Easter basket… and Woo Hoo!…. no calories!ADG_APRIL-14_2017_POSTER_WEB

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Ferrari 500 Update

WOW!!!  The Ferrari 500’s Debut Exhibition was a fantastic success!

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We had roughly 200 art lovers come through to check out art by 12 artists, and they came with buying art in mind! In a single 5 hour period, $6,000+ of art was sold!

I think we’ve proven the concept: A price point of $500.00 as a maximum for an art show really does have power to bring in buyers. Affordable Excellence.

Our community non-profit beneficiary, Button Factory Arts (our Waterloo community arts hub), will receive 10%, which will be $600+, plus the proceeds from some donated artwork. Yay!

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So, I’m sending a big THANK-YOU! to all who came out, who purchased art, and who helped make this event a reality!

I didn’t do this show all on my own, as the participating artists pitched in greatly with graphic design services, promotional expertise, and much more.

So, after a rest, it’ll be time to start gearing up for the 2nd rendition, Mach 2.  😊

 


 

NewHoosm copy

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The Ferrari 500 Sneak Peek

The Slide Show Below gives you a peek at what I’ll be offering at Friday’s Ferrari 500.

Eleven other local artists will be showing their amazing work as well.  We’ll all be donating 10% of the proceeds from every sale to Button Factory Arts.

Every single piece is priced at $500.00 or UNDER!

Hope to see you there!
Friday Evening, February 24, 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Button Factory Arts

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Art-I-Fact Shirts

I work in acrylics. Acrylics dry quickly, and this fast drying is what makes all of my transforming layers possible, because I don’t have to wait more than a few minutes for the paint to dry. Once the paint dries, I can forge ahead with another layer, without the worry of having unwanted glopping textures appear on my painting.

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Me in one of my typical paint shirts.

Blending with acrylics is challenging, precisely because the drying time for acrylics is very short. In order to blend colours smoothly, I have to work very quickly, as the key to blending is controlling the amount of paint and/or water on the paintbrush. Wiping the brush is the best way to manage the amount of paint on my brush. Did I mention I have to work very quickly? My wipe rag must be on hand at all times. There is no time to search for a misplaced wipe rag.  Having a traditional wipe rag hasn’t been a reliable solution to my wiping needs, which is where my paint shirt comes in. I always know exactly where my wiping rag is, because I’m wearing it!

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Me wiping paint on my shirt.

My paint shirt has paint wiped and smeared all over it, and it doesn’t take long for a shirt to become encrusted with my acrylic paints.  If my paint shirt is relatively new from the thrift store, the shirt is also at its peak absorbency and usefulness as a wiping rag.  If my paint shirt has been in use for weeks or months, a globular texture begins to develop on the shirt. Putting the shirt through the heat of a dryer cycle repeatedly allows a bead-like texture to develop as the acrylic layers on the shirt melt and meld together. A globular paint shirt is not as effective a wiping tool as a newer shirt, so eventually, the paint shirt is retired and put away, and it’s time to visit the thrift store to find a replacement.

Because my wiping action is so ingrained and so automatic, I find that this wiping habit is very dangerous to my wardrobe. So, in order to not ruin my ‘nicer’ clothing, I tend to wear my paint shirts most of the time, and I go everywhere in my paint shirts. I get a lot of comments about my paint shirts, and surprisingly to me, most people think that the paint patterning on the shirt is intentional. I’ve often been told that I should sell my paint shirts because they look so colourful and cool.

It’s hard for me to imagine anyone wanting to wear my paint shirts, but it has also been hard for me to want to throw away these wonderfully random assemblages of texture and colour. This is what led me to preserving my paint shirts on wooden artist panels.

Much like stretching a canvas, I stretch my paint shirts over the wooden panels. Then, I position the shirt for the best composition possible, before adhering the shirt with acrylic gel and stapling the material to the backside of the panel. I give the stretched fabric a final clear coat, in order to protect the globules, and to bring out the colours to their maximum brilliance. Each shirt panel is a dynamic artifact from my process of painting, is fully unique, and is not replicable.

For the first time, these shirt panels are for sale, and will be shown at an upcoming art event, The Ferrari 500! It’s a must-go show for art collectors is coming to the Region!  The Ferrari 500 is a unique art sale featuring art from 12 of our local artists. Why is it unique?  Every piece of art in the show is priced at $500.00 or UNDER, and 10% of the proceeds of all sales go to benefit Button Factory Arts.

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It’s a one-day only event, and will race by like…a Ferrari…so mark your calendars:  Friday, February 24 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Button Factory Arts at 25 Regina St. S., in Waterloo.