Sense of Place Exhibition & Auction

 

Preview Auction Items Online or at NPT Offices on 11 Centre Street Starting August 2nd at 5:00 PM!

Final Bidding Ends at the August Fête, Thursday, August 8th at the ‘Sconset Casino.

Call NPT offices for tickets– 508 228 1387.

Unable to make the  Fête but see something you just can’t live without? Contact Michelle Whelan at mwhelan@nantucketpreservation.org  or 508.228.1387 to discuss proxy bidding options.

Nantucket Looms | Mohair Throw

Nantucket Looms, our Preserving the Craft sponsor, shares our passion for preserving Nantucket’s history and heritage. This handwoven ivory mohair throw is hand-tied and masterfully crafted by weavers in the Looms’ 51 Main Street weaving studio.  An heirloom-quality piece, this ivory mohair throw reflects the natural elegance of the island, evocative of a sun-bleached seashell or a foggy morning.

Anne Troutman | Photograph

Artist Anne Troutman creates photography-based works that evoke both the constructed nature of perception and the immersive physicality of visual experience. Anne’s work often explores bodies of water: rivers and streams, ponds and lakes, oceans and seas, and even swimming pools. Trained as an architect, Anne has taught architecture and art studio at UCLA, SCI-Arc, and SM College of Design and Architecture. She now calls Nantucket home for most of the year.

David Lazarus | Oil Painting

Artist David Lazarus first mastered the traditional maritime art of scrimshaw in the 1970s. From scrimshaw, David moved to printmaking and eventually to painting. His painting style is one of constant evolution; from plein air, to larger studio works, to a growing interest in abstraction. David works in both watercolors and oils. This tranquil scene of Nantucket’s waterfront captures a moment out of time.

Audrey Sterk | Tapestry

Interior designer and artist Audrey Sterk has been nationally recognized by Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful, and Costal Living for her designs. Yet it’s Nantucket that Audrey calls home, where she draws inspiration from the natural beauty and history of the island. Audrey’s projects are a true reflection of the natural environment. Her murals and custom textiles adorn the island’s finest homes. This painting depicts a Nantucket scene as interpreted with Audrey’s unique expressive style.

Ben Larrabee Fine Art Portrait Photography | Portrait Session & Print

Photographer Ben Larrabee’s work is in the permanent collections of some of the country’s top museums and in the private collections of countless collectors and families. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University, Ben has always sought to explore the world around him through art. Ben’s artistic goal is to capture those memorable yet fleeting glimpses of life we take for granted. Capture your own unforgettable family moments with a portrait session with Ben. Includes: pre-shoot consultation, one-hour Larrabee Lite photo shoot at your house for a family up to 5 people, Ben’s image selection process, review meeting to select imagines, one museum quality black-and-white 16×20” print. Travel to your home up to 200 miles from Darien, CT. Ben will be available for photo shoot on Nantucket from August 8th—11th 2019, other dates by arrangement. Option to upgrade to two-hour photo shoot, include additional people, and purchase additional prints. Redeemable by August 8, 2020.

Nantucket Preservation Trust | House Marker

Every historic home has a story. Do you know yours? A handsome House Marker from Nantucket Preservation Trust uncovers the year your house was built and its builder or earliest known residents. A House Marker is a great way to highlight your house’s unique history to all who stroll by.

Robert Miklos | Commissioned House Painting

Artist and architect Robert Miklos has been a visitor and observer of Nantucket for over 40 years. The images he creates in his artwork are intended to capture a fleeting moment in time while connecting to Nantucket’s rich history and legacy. He enjoys working outdoors in watercolor because of its immediacy, intensity, and accidental quality. Robert will paint a portrait of your Nantucket home is his iconic style.

Robert Miklos | Watercolor Painting | Orange Street Afternoon

This painting, Orange Street Afternoon, captures a quiet moment on one of the island’s most historic streets. Artist and architect Robert Miklos has been a visitor and observer of Nantucket for over 40 years. The images he creates in his artwork are intended to capture a fleeting moment in time while connecting to Nantucket’s rich history and legacy. He enjoys working outdoors in watercolor because of its immediacy, intensity, and accidental quality.

This painting, Orange Street Afternoon, captures a quiet moment on one of the island’s most historic streets. Artist and architect Robert Miklos has been a visitor and observer of Nantucket for over 40 years. The images he creates in his artwork are intended to capture a fleeting moment in time while connecting to Nantucket’s rich history and legacy. He enjoys working outdoors in watercolor because of its immediacy, intensity, and accidental quality.

Clark Graff | Oil Painting of Shanunga

Artist and architect Clark Graff depicts one of ’Sconset’s most important fish houses, Shanunga, in this oil painting. Built c.1680s, Shanunga served as a shop, public house, and post office in the 1800s. The house is named for a ship that wrecked off the south coast in 1852. In this painting, Clark captures the beloved house and the sloping roofs and forest of chimney tops of the neighboring cottages.

Barton & Gray Mariner’s Club | One Year Membership*

There’s nothing like being on the water. Enjoy all the joys of yachting without any of the hassle with a Membership in a fleet of crewed Hinckley Yachts with unlimited access to the exquisite fleet of 36′ Picnic Boats for one year. From Nantucket to Miami, Barton and Gray has locations that allow for year-round adventures. Visit private islands, cruise the harbor, entertain friends, go swimming, and dine under the stars. As part of Nantucket Preservation Trust’s Sense of Place exhibition and auction, Barton & Gray will waive the $15,000 initiation fee and provide one year of membership for the auction winner.

*Barton & Gray will receive a portion of these proceeds.

Bill Sarni | Hand-Carved Bird*

Folk artist Bill Sarni is well known for his outstanding decoy carvings. Each bird is captured in meticulous detail. Bill hails from Hingham, Massachusetts, a town that is home to a dynasty of decoy carvers. These local legends, as well as the songbirds, ducks, and shorebirds near Bill’s home on the Weir River Estuary, inspire Bill’s work. Bill has been honored by Early American Life magazine. This carving is of a graceful curlew, one of North America’s largest shorebirds.

*The artist will receive a portion of the proceeds from this auction item in order to cover the cost of production.

Kelley Jepson | Woven Wooden Garden Folly/Playhouse

Artist and Nantucket native Kelley Jepson transforms found materials into stunning wildlife sculptures. Kelley enjoys looking at an object and figuring out how it can be taken apart to create something new. This fanciful playhouse or garden folly will transform your yard or garden with a touch of whimsy. Perfect for kids, grandkids, or to dress up your outdoor living area. Kelley will even deliver this playhouse to you!

Kaaren Hale | Watercolor Painting

Based in London and Nantucket, writer and artist Kaaren Hale has exhibited her work in the UK and throughout the US. Kaaren is inspired by the fluidity of watercolor. Her inspiration comes from seeing deeply. Color, shape, light, memory, and the watercolors themselves drive her work. Here, Hale depicts a rose-covered cottage under a dramatic sky.

Kaaren Hale | Watercolor Painting

Writer and artist Kaaren Hale depicts a favorite ’Sconset view of a rose-covered arbor overlooking the sea.

Based in London and Nantucket, Kaaren Hale has exhibited her work in the UK and throughout the US. Kaaren is inspired by the fluidity of watercolor. Her inspiration comes from seeing deeply. Color, shape, light, memory, and the watercolors themselves drive her work.

John Lochetefeld | Print | Along the Wharf

Artist John Lochtefeld has called Nantucket home for the last half century. “I took one look at the island after stepping off the boat and I knew,” he said in a 2009 interview. John finds inspiration in stories and tales of the sea, in folk songs about Nantucket and the whaling industry. This print captures a cluster of cottages along Nantucket’s Old North Wharf.

Joan Albaugh | Photograph | October 6th, 6:36 am, 2018

Artist Joan Albaugh writes, “Throughout my career as an artist certain themes and images have remained constant…their essence continues to weave in and out of my work. Be it an isolated house, an empty pool, a snorkeler, a bush or a buoy…are all are echoes of a story, a story perhaps without a plot, a haiku of a memory, a breeze with light.” This photograph from her Morning Walk series captures the quiet hours of early morning on the island.

Nell Van Vorst | Seafoam Glazed Teapot and 2 Cups

Artist Nell Van Vorst has made art her life for the past twenty years. Nell teaches pottery at the Artists Association of Nantucket and her work can be found throughout the island. Nell’s handmade porcelain cups feature imagery inspired by the natural world, especially the ecosystem of Nantucket. These cups are wheel thrown, meticulously hand glazed, and no two are exactly alike. Beautiful yet functional, this set of a seafoam glazed teapot and 2 cups is food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

Taylor Cullen | Hybrid Shaker Basket with Nantucket-Made Treats

Artist Taylor Cullen learned basket weaving from her mother, Nina Webb, and is proud to carry on the legacy of finely made, hand-crafted baskets. Taylor’s baskets are a hybrid of Nantucket and Shaker style basket making. Made on a Nantucket lightship basket mold, Taylor uses a thicker reed to weave, instead of the traditional thin cane. Her baskets are stained with tea and finished with food safe tung oil. Taylor’s baskets are a unique twist on an old Nantucket tradition, and this one is packed with the Nantucket-made treats Taylor is famous for.

Sunny Wood | American Whale*

Woodcarver Sunny Wood writes “I use the woods and beaches of Nantucket to inspire me every day. I soak up the visuals and smells, or the feelings I get from nature and bring them back to my studio.” Sunny uses reclaimed lumber to create his unique carved wooden whales. He strives to give his finished pieces a sense of presence—a feeling that the whale is looking back at you. This carved wooden whale in painted in the style of the American flag, with Nantucket in the blue field. It is a reminder, perhaps, of the independent spirit of those who call this island home.

*The artist will receive a portion of the proceeds from this auction item in order to cover the cost of production.

Jeanne van Etten | Hand-Painted End Table

Artist Jeanne van Etten first visited Nantucket as a young girl and writes that she was “more inspired by the enchanting atmosphere than anywhere else I had ever been. The history, the seas, mermaid myths, isolation, and the fog all draw me closer to my heart’s desire.” Jeanne’s work also draws inspiration from patterns in nature, resulting in delicate, vibrant designs that brighten even the foggiest day. This hand-painted end table features Nantucket’s beautiful wildflowers, captured in Jeanne’s signature style.

Leslie Linsley | Découpage End Table

Leslie Linsley has been credited with the revival of decoupage in America with the publication of her first book, Découpage, A New Look at an Old Craft. She has since published more than 70 books on crafts and decorating. She is one of the country’s best known authors of home style books. Leslie has transformed this simple table into a fisherman’s dream with decoupage fish and sea life. Don’t let this be the one that got away!

Kwan Buadam | Hand-Painted End Table

Kwan grew up in the South of Thailand and developed an interest in art from a very early age. Her work has taken her to temples in Thailand where she worked on mural and fresco restorations, to the Nantucket Whaling Museum, to many private homes on the island. Kwan paints in many styles from the traditional to the whimsical. This end table features a map of Nantucket with Compass Rose.

Mark Hubbard | Custom House Portrait

Artist Mark Hubbard has been sketching Nantucket for nearly four decades. Trained as an architect at Notre Dame University, Mark says sketching allows you to explore a building in greater detail than simply taking a photograph. Mark’s drawing have graced the NPT Preservation Awards for more than a decade and he teaches freehand drawing to Preservation Institute Nantucket students. Mark will create a unique keepsake portrait of your Nantucket home to adorn your abode.

Mark Sutherland | Half-Hull Model

A craftsman since 1979, Mark Sutherland knew from a young age that ships and the sea would shape the direction of his life. Direct contact with antique marine folk art and scrimshaw is a major influence on Mark’s model shipbuilding. Mark is steeped in traditional imagery and materials, and works to elevate ship model building to a fine art. This handsome half-hull model of the sloop yacht Columbine designed by famed yacht designer Edward Burgess.

*The artist will receive a portion of the proceeds from this auction item in order to cover the cost of production.

David Barham | Oil Painting

Architect and artist David Barham knows Nantucket inside and out. This painting of the ’Sconset Union Chapel’s front door catches the details of this beloved building. Built in 1883, this gothic revival chapel has been the scene of many special moments in the ’Sconset community.

Deborah Van der Wolk | Hand-Painted End Table

Nantucket artist Deborah Van der Wolk brings fantasy and vibrancy to her paintings of simple everyday scenes. Working predominantly in watercolor and mixed media, she turns common views from the countryside to the big city into vivid scenes of color in whimsy. Deborah has transformed this side table into a fanciful scene of Nantucket town in bloom.

Melissa Dudley | Sailors Valentine Miniature Pendant Necklace

Nantucket artist Melissa Dudley celebrates Nantucket’s past and present with her Sailor’s Valentine pendants. Each handcrafted pendant honors the antique shellcraft souvenirs brought back from a sailor’s voyage at sea for a loved one. This silver miniature pendant features delicate purple and white seashells and a miniature starfish. Pendant measures ¾” by 1”, necklace chain

 

Kwan Buadam | Create Your Own Hand-Painted End Table with Black Lotus Studio

Harness your creativity with up to three one-hour decorative painting lessons with Kwan Buadam. Kwan grew up in the South of Thailand and developed an interest in art from a very early age. Her work has taken her to temples in Thailand where she worked on mural and fresco restorations, to the Nantucket Whaling Museum, to many private homes on the island. Kwan paints in many styles from the traditional to the whimsical. Create your own one-of-a-kind hand-painted end table to suit your style and décor.

Elin Hilderbrand | Cocktails by the Pool with Elin!

Join Number One New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand for poolside cocktails and light bites for 6 to 8 people.