Archive | December, 2010

Margaret Bowland – Featured Artist in Tidal Basin Review!

17 Dec

Congratulations to artist Margaret Bowland for landing the ‘Featured Artist’ position in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Tidal Basin Review. Click on the following link to read an informative interview with the artist.

Margaret Bowland will be an integral part of MFA’s spring 2011 *a pop-up project and has an upcoming solo exhibition at the South Carolina Museum of Art in Greenville, SC.  More details coming soon!

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7 Reasons MFA is located in DC’s Best Block!

9 Dec

I was recently interviewed about all the reasons I love Morton Fine Art’s location in the lower Adams Morgan district of DC. Some of my favorite places within a 2 block radius of MFA’s curators studio at 1781 Florida Ave, NW:

1. Locolat Cafe – The best Belgium-inspired homemade gourmet waffles, beer, wine and chocolate created by master chef Niel, former pastry chef extraordinaire at both Citronelle and Restaurant Eve.
2. And Beige – Great one stop design shop with all kinds of high end home goodies and a wonderful home scent section.
3. Lauriol Plaza – Surely everyone knows DC’s best known Mexican restaurant, right?
4. Mint Gym – Billed as ‘an urban retreat” its also a luxury gym and spa at regular nice gym prices. And yes, it smells like refreshing mint throughout!
5. Stussy & Commonwealth – Amazing ‘internationally respected’ urban menswear. Check out the site:
6. DeVinos – Yummy wine and beer shop just around the bend!
7. El Tamarindo – Homestyle Mexican and Salvadorean cuisine. Another place I frequent multiple times each week!

Make and afternoon or evening out of celebrating the diverse intersection of 18th St., U St. and Florida Ave!  Ample metered and street parking available.

Art Tip # 3 Tier Pricing for Editions

2 Dec

Did you know that signed, number editions in fine art mediums such as photographs or wood engravings may be subject to price tiering? This means that the artworks become more valuable as the edition sells out, so don’t be surprised if a photo you have been considering for several months is now priced a tier higher due to the limited number available, or if seemingly similar sized wood engravings are priced dramatically different!

Eg 1. Rosemary Feit Covey’s wood engraving ‘Nkonde’ is in an edition of 60 and sold out several years back. Fortunate for MFA, a rare print of ‘Nkonde’ was recently sourced from a private collection which allows us to offer a previously sold out edition for acquisition!

Eg 2. Attached is an image of Susan Burnstine’s photograph, ‘In the Midst’. The piece was recently featured in The Washington Post as the feature image for FotoWeek DC and is in a limited edition of 15. The value of this piece recently went up as the edition gets closer to selling out!