ATTLEBORO MUSEUM INC – 27th Annual Benefit Art Auction Oct. 11,2018 10:00 AM - Nov. 3, 2018 5:00 PM
Auction Ends: Oct 31, 2018 05:00 PM EDT


Demeter's Dream (Nancer Ballard)

Item Number
Estimated Value
$180 USD
Opening Bid
$60 USD

Live Event Item

After the online close, this item went to a Live Event for further bidding. Absentee Bidding offered.

Item Description

Mixed media

4.5" x 10" x 1"

"Demeter's Dream" was inspired by the artist's fascination with the diversity of nature and the ancient Greek goddess who presided over the fertility of the earth.  In addition to being the goddess of the harvest, Demeter is also goddess of Mysteries, and goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death. This book is made from fabric, plant infused paper made by the artist with New England flora, white vellum, and linen thread and has a Japanese stab binding.

Nancer Ballard is the recipient of the 2016 Juror’s Choice Award in the Boston Public Libraries’ Beyond the Book show and has recently exhibited at Zullo Gallery, Brandeis University, and Boston City Hall.  She has an MFA from Bennington and has studied book arts with Carol Barton at Haystack and Anne Pelikan of the School of the MFA. She is currently a Resident Scholar at Brandeis. A series of Nancer’s books appeared in the AAM’s recent A Long-Distance Relationship: The 26.2 Mile Journey.


Special Instructions

A note on bidding: Any high bid that does not follow the listed bidding increments will be nullified and voided.

The Bidding Increments are as follows:

   $1-99, the bidding increment is $5

   $100-199, the bidding increment is $10

   $200-499, the bidding increment is $20

   $500-999, the bidding increment is $50

   $1000 and up, the bidding increment is $100

This item can be shipped or picked up at the Attleboro Arts Museum from November 6-10, 2018. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm. The winning bidder is responsible for all shipping and handling costs. The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.

Donated By:

Nancer Ballard