A couple of months back I suggested that I felt most collectors were artists and that I would ask those who wrote me and inquire. It was a surprise to me, but those who love art do not seem even to ,by majority, present themselves as artists. I wish I could tell them, “try” , it will give you pleasure and maybe even more, but I do believe making art is instinctual. Those who collect art are perhaps an even greater mystery than those who make it. Joan
The Boston Home Decor Show will open with a gala preview on November 17, 2016 at 5:30 through 8:30.The opening is designed to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Fighting Aids. The show will be open Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20. Its hours are 11-5pm. Most of the exhibiting dealers have decor emphasizing businesses. A few artists will exhibit their own work, as will Joan Brownstein.
Francesca Anderson will be having her annual group show at her gallery, FRANCESCA ANDERSON FINE ART/PORTRAITS NORTH. The focus of the show is on the diversity her artists can create, and it also includes artists not normally on her roster. Each artist in the show has been asked to bring 2-5 related works of relatively small size. This show is titled THE 32ND ALMOST MINIATURES SHOW.
Joan Brownstein is new to the show and will be working abstractly.
Jeffrey Cooley talks with The Antiques and The Arts Weekly about his exhibition of artist Joan R. Brownstein. Brownstein is a folk art portraiture dealer and has been an expert in her field since the 1980s. Though, lately, she’s been busy in her studio. Brownstein’s latest efforts have culminated in a selection of works on paper that will be shown at The Cooley Gallery after the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show. Joan’s solo exhibition is entitled Painting with Paper