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


Homage to Hokusai By Ruth Rooks

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Estimated Value
$350 USD
$500 USD to st90fcbf4

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
32  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"Homage to Hokusai" by Ruth Rooks

Medium: watercolor/gouache (protected with acrylic)

Size: 19" x 8"

Artist Statement:

Recently, my family and I went to the Museum of Fine Arts to view the Hokusai exhibit - the Japanese artist reknowned for his painting "The Wave. It was an exhibit of his work as well as those influenced by him both students and contemporary artists. My cod represents his influence on me!

Artist Biography:

I have been in the arts literally all of my life - beginning as most children do by coloring and making things. I took this 'hobby' to a more financially lucrative level as a young adult when I became the arts and crafts director of a very popular day camp back in the 50's! I then followed it by teaching art to every age group but mostly and preferably middle-school aged students. When I left teaching, I pursued all craft options by going to classes at the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, MA as well as the Barn Work shop in Danvers, MA. I did hand built pottery, wheel thrown pottery ,silver jewelry, silver forging, silk painting, weaving - all of them! However, I had to make a decision - my studio wasn't that big! I became a serious painter. I now paint in all mediums with a preference to gouache, or opaque watercolor. I have no preference as to what I paint - I just like doing it! I am a member of several art organizations. It is my hope and desire that all will continue - with maybe more sales!

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Hosting Business: "Homage to Hokusai" is on display on display at Marblehead Mercantile, 132 Washington ST, Marblehead, MA

Item Special Note

Pick-up of purchased cods will be July 9 from 12-3, July 10 from 3-6, and July 11 from 3-6 at Sagan Harborside Sothebys 1 Essex St, Marblehead. The winning bidder will receive a notification email with information on pick-up time and location.

If winning bidder requires shipping, winner's credit card will be charged a separate $24.95 fee to cover USPS ground and handling. Shipping is available within the U.S. only and must be requested within 7 days after receipt of the notification email.

If winning bidder has not picked up their cod (or arranged shipping) within 30 days after the close of the auction, it will become the property of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.