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


Swimming with Friends By Lisa Durkee

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Estimated Value
$500 USD
$420 USD to kp92cf7e0

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
37  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"Swimming with Friends" by Lisa Durkee

Medium: Acrylic paint and epoxy resin

Size: 54" x 12"

Suitable for outdoor display

Artist Statement:

I am using epoxy resin and beautiful mica powder pigments to decorate my whale.  You will also find Atlantic beach sand incorporated into the resin.  Once finished, my whale will have multiple layers of resin and 3D waves crashing.  There will also be a surprise added later.  The name of my whale is "Swimming with Friends".


Artist Biography:

I started the Sea By Me four years ago as a way to continue my own artistic endeavors.  I have a bachelors of fine arts degree in Illustration from Southeastern Mass University (now The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth).


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Hosting Business: "Swimming with Friends" is sponsored by National Grand Bank, 91 Pleasant St, 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.