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


Pearl By Jenn Chaisson

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Estimated Value
$1,100 USD
$600 USD to fv4998e9d

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
36  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"Pearl" by Jenn Chaisson

Medium: Architectural Plaster

Size: 54" x 12"

The artist applied a polyurethane coating on whale “Pearl” that would offer limited protection from exposure to the elements.  

Indoor or outdoor installation is at the discretion of the buyer. 

Artist Statement:

On my many trips to Stellwagen Bank to see the whales, I was filled with a deep sense of love when a curious whale would interact with us. The unique plaster finishes I created capture the filtered and shimmering light of the water as the whale would play just below and on the surface. In honor of my love for these majestic creatures, I strive to include the word "love" in all my works.

Artist Biography:

I trained with Master Artisans for over ten years specializing in Slaked Lyme Venetian Plaster and Wood Grain finishes. My work has been featured in various prestigious publications. I have been recognized for my work by the Brevard County Builders Association and projects in Brevard and Palm Beach Counties. After returning home to Marblehead, I started a company with my husband called Maintain Domain of Marblehead. We have been providing services to homeowners on the north shore since 2011.

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Hosting Business: "Pearl" is sponsored by Little Harbor Lobster, 3 Beacon 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.