Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lois Foley art has a new home

Lois Foley has a new resting ground for her work. Stored dry and safe in the rolling, lush hills of Sebastopol, CA, this is a great place for her to begin anew.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Spikes MET Membership

An interesting article in the Wall Street Journal by Pia Catton...

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, autumn/winter 2010–11. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

"The long lines for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's blockbuster exhibit "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" have gone away, but the lasting effect for the museum is the influx of new members. During the exhibit's run from May 4 to Aug. 7, some 25,000 memberships were purchased at prices between $70 and $550."

WSJ Article

Monday, October 11, 2010


MYARTSPACE CEO, Catherine McCormack-Skiba's mother is Lois Foley. When Skiba lauched back in 2004 she dedicated the artist's website to her mother.

After 10 years in storage, Lois Foley's art is going to auction. Bonhams & Butterfield of San Francisco is including her painting, Acclivium V, at auction with other 20th Century artist. Her work is one of the few abstracts in this current lot of artwork. Thousands of Foley's drawings and paintings are with her daughter Catherine McCormack-Skiba. A long battle of possession and legal ownership after Foley passed away in 2000; McCormack-Skiba was force to protect her mother's art work. displays her mother's art.

This website is an online social network which helps artists display their work to a global audience. For more information on Lois Foley go to or

Foley is well known in the Burlington, VT area where she painted, taught classes and exhibited her art.

Look for Lois’ work: ACCLIVIUM V, at Bonhams website under “Fine Art”, lot 2101

Who: Lois Foley
What: Bonhams & Butterfield 20th century art auction
Where: SoMa Estate Auction, 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA
When: 17 October 2010
Auction: 10 a.m. – Noon

Preview: 15/16 October 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

Foleys work, Acclivium V, will be on display, both online and at the auction.

How to Buy at Bonhams & Butterfields

There are a few important things to know about buying at auction before you begin. You should also read the Buyer's Guide located in the catalog for sale-specific information.

* Learn about the property that is for sale
* Decide which bidding method is best for you
* Familiarize yourself with our Buyer's Premium
* Familiarize yourself with the Conditions of Sale specific to the property you are buying

Auctions are free and open to the general public. Watching an auction live from one of the galleries is a great way to become familiar with the auction process. If you have any questions about the auction process, please feel free to ask one of our staff members for guidance.

At Bonhams & Butterfields, you can bid in many ways: in person, via absentee bid, or over the phone. Absentee bids can be submitted in person, online, via fax or email. Artwork up for auction at:

Bonhams & Butterfields
220 San Bruno Avenue
San Francisco, CA
17 October 2010
10 a.m.

Monday, September 27, 2010

In and Out of the Studio

Two professors at The Art Institute of Chicago have published a new book, The Studio Reader, a compendium of essays by different artists and theorists concerning both the physical and conceptual space where art is made it. What's so interesting about the text is how it undresses so many popular notions about what and where a studio is. Cultural imagination has long been dominated by images of the studio as a illusive and esoteric, if not magical, space where the isolated artist spends sleepless nights facing down the muses. Countless photographs in contemporary catalogs share this idea, be they of Francis Bacon's mare's nest London, or Jackson Pollock's cramped barn in East Hampton, or Bruce Nauman's ranch in New Mexico. Most working artists have different ideas about their studio: yes, it is a place where lightning is said to occasionally strike, but it is also a place where coffee is brewed, the paper is read, the dog takes a nap. What does the studio mean to you, and where is it? For some the studio is a free-standing garage, for others a converted store front, for some the kitchen table. Where is your place of practice?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Art Critic Jerry Saltz is licking the salt from his Work of Art: The Next Great Artist wounds.

Art Critic Jerry Saltz appears to have endured a few professional barbs due to his involvement with Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. The reality show pitted fourteen emerging artists against each other for a $100,000 prize and an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Now that the first season is over-- Saltz is licking his wounds in that he is admitting-- at least from what I gather from his article-- that Work of Art: The Next Great Artist was a bad move for the respectability of art and perhaps a bad move for his career as an art critic.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ask the Editor: Where should I sell my artwork online?

Ask the Editor: Where should I sell my artwork online?

As the Senior Editor of it is not uncommon for me to receive requests for advice from artists. One of the most asked about subjects happens to be focused on selling art online. It is safe to say that I receive at least a dozen to well over a hundred versions of this questions per month on Facebook, Twitter, or by email. Thus, I feel that I should tap into this question once again even though I know that I’ve covered it before on the Myartspace Blog.