Our Staff's Top Picks | Affordable Art Show - backu

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Can you believe it? Our all-summer-long Affordable Art Show comes to a close in just two short weeks. Saturday, September 11th is the last day to catch it!  We're highlighting just a few gems here: the pieces our team has been obsessing over. 

Julie's Pick

Brendan Briggs, Candie Buttons
96" x 12" • acrylic on wood
$5,000  

"Remember these? I love this sculptural piece because it plays on my memories of being a kid. Brendan's larger-than-life version is really fun. You can hang this vertically or horizontally. Even if you aren't familiar with button candy, there's just something about it that's really joyful."
— Julie Jenkins / JCO 

Bridget's Pick

Danym Kwon - Folding Pieces of Days

Danym Kwon, Folding Pieces Of Days
48" x 36" • acrylic and colored pencil on canvas
$2,995  

"I'm a softie, but the story behind this one made me cry! The moms and dads out there will get it: You know those outfits your kids grow out of too quickly? And all of the memories you have wrapped into those threads? Sigh."
— Bridget McMahon, Art Haus Director

Sam's Pick

Ann McMillan, Jazz Quilt
30" x 30" • oil and gold leaf on canvas
$2,200  

"Ann McMillan boasts an incredible understanding of color through her complex palette in Jazz Quilt. The deep, rich tones paired with crisp, metallic highlights present a captivating harmony in both shape and value, and ultimately captures the very soul of jazz music."
— Sam Livoni, Art Haus Designer

Diana's Pick

Linda Matson, U-Bird: Remembering Lisbon
9.5" x 1.5" x 4" • stoneware, glaze, underglaze
$325

 "I admire when an artist combines the artistic with the functional, as in this piece. This is a functional pitcher and who wouldn't want to pour their punch from a rooster?"
— Diana Hartman, Preparator

Herning's Pick

Ivory Yeunmi Lee, Who Started The Fire?
20" x 16" ea • acrylic and colored pencil on linen
$880 ea  

"For me, this was love at first sight. I can’t get over the kawaii spookiness in Ivory's work! Her paintings are so interesting in many ways: the overall vibe, the storytelling, the sense of humor, the detailed colored pencil strokes. When I see these two hanging side by side, I can just hear the angry birds arguing and screaming at each other." 

— Herning Wang, Graphic Designer

Ethan's Pick

Yunan Ma, Fabric Art
14" x 14" - 16" x 16" • merino + alpaca wools over copper frame
$450 - $590 ea

 "I am a big fabric art fan, and Yunan Ma’s work is some of the best I’ve seen. I stare at it all of the time, and have been resisting the urge to shove my face into it. It reminds me of a big space donut and I just think it’s a lot of fun!"
— Ethan Pifer, Sales Associate