Marblehead Festival of Arts – 2023 Festival of Cod & Whales
Auction Ends: Jul 4, 2023 08:00 PM EDT


Cetus Flora By Stephanie Verdun

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Estimated Value
$800 USD
$850 USD to jh14a94fb

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to Marblehead Festival of Arts (tax ID 04-6130256) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
46  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"Cetus Flora" by Stephanie Verdun

Medium: Acrylic paint and pen

Size: 54" x 12"

Artist Statement:

I wanted to approach painting the Whale as if it were a large piece of pottery, using a similar technique I use when painting my ceramics: a combination of brush strokes and detail line applied with a squeeze bottle. The imagery includes costal and floral motifs and some “hidden” imagery (crab, fish, lobster…. And of course a “K”)

Artist Biography:

Stephanie's artwork and designs can be found on a variety of surfaces, including her line of ceramics, scarves, tissue paper, and sandwich wrap. She especially enjoys creating branding and identity for small businesses. Commissioned works are welcomed. She is often found at her local town studio, where she teaches classes and workshops to children and adults.

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Hosting Business: "Cetus Flora" is sponsored by Shubies, 16 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA.

It is on display at Abott Hall, 188 Washington St, Marblehead, MA

Item Special Note

Pickup of whales will be arranged for each whale purchaser. Shipping is available at cost of $200 for packing and shipping.

If winning bidder has not picked up their whale within 30 days after the close of the auction, it will become the property of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.