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Painting Buoys

I want to Thank Rebecca Borden, from Art Haven/ The Hive, for helping me with instructions on how to paint the buoys.  Since my grandchildren could not be in Gloucester the day of painting we decided to paint them last weekend in Maine.  They had a ball painting them.  Here is a picture of the buoys all painted.

Avery, age 2, dressed to paint the buoys.

January 4, 2014 2 year old Avery painting her buoy

 

January 4, 2014 buoy

TOMORROW is it… Check out the awesome fishing lure by Karen Conant!

Fishing Lure buoy by Karen Conant

Fishing Lure buoy by Karen Conant

For those of you familiar with The Hive or Crossfit Cape Ann, this style may look familiar :) Created for Art Haven by Karen Conant, one of the wonderful super-involved folks of the Cape Ann community! Again, the rules:

-If you like a buoy you see, bidding starts at $20, and you can just bid in the comments section below the post, HOWEVER

-Your bid doesn’t become official until you send Art Haven an email (arthaveninfo@gmail.com) saying you’re serious and letting us know how to get in contact with you.

-Finally, if you’re the highest bidder on the blog, that makes your bid the starting bid at the auction. We’ll be in touch about your max bid if you can’t make it to the auction.

If you’ve got any questions, leave ‘em in the comments section. Also, check out the artist buoys on Art Haven’s Facebook page and tell us if there are particular buoys you’d like to see go up here. And remember, your money is helping more kids on Cape Ann have access to crazy fun art activities :)

Finally, for your enjoyment, the organizing process…

Bid now on Deb Clarke’s Madonna and Child buoy – Only two days until the auction event!

Madonna and Child buoy by Debbie Clarke

Madonna and Child buoy by Debbie Clarke

After much painstaking work and a couple set backs, you may have already seen Deb Clarke’s buoy on the blog yesterday! It came out AWESOME and today you have the chance to bid on it in case you can’t make it to Art Haven’s big buoy auction event on Friday night…

All the buoys from this year’s lobster trap tree will be auctioned off THIS Friday, the 27th at Cruiseport Gloucester, including the ones featured here. But you can put your bids in now to get your name in the hat. Again, the details:

-If you like a buoy you see, bidding starts at $20, and you can just bid in the comments section below the post, HOWEVER

-Your bid doesn’t become official until you send Art Haven an email (arthaveninfo@gmail.com) saying you’re serious and letting us know how to get in contact with you.

-Finally, if you’re the highest bidder on the blog, that makes your bid the starting bid at the auction. We’ll be in touch about your max bid if you can’t make it to the auction.

If you’ve got any questions, leave ‘em in the comments section. Also, check out the artist buoys on Art Haven’s Facebook page and tell us if there are particular buoys you’d like to see go up here. And remember, your money is helping more kids on Cape Ann have access to crazy fun art activities :)  Happy bidding!

Bruce Herman buoy honoring Joe Garland

Bruce Herman buoy honoring Joe Garland

Bruce Herman buoy honoring Joe Garland

Bruce Herman buoy honoring Joe Garland

Today’s buoy is a very special one painted by Gloucester painter Bruce Herman in honor of Joe Garland. Not much else to say about it other than thank you to Bruce for this beautiful piece of artwork!

This is the fifth in a series of buoys that are being auctioned off to benefit Art Haven. All the buoys from this year’s lobster trap tree will be auctioned off next Friday, the 27th at Cruiseport Gloucester, including the ones featured here. But you can put your bids in now to get your name in the hat. Again, the details:

-If you like a buoy you see, bidding starts at $20, and you can just bid in the comments section below the post, HOWEVER

-Your bid doesn’t become official until you send Art Haven an email (arthaveninfo@gmail.com) saying you’re serious and letting us know how to get in contact with you.

-Finally, if you’re the highest bidder on the blog, that makes your bid the starting bid at the auction. We’ll be in touch about your max bid if you can’t make it to the auction.

If you’ve got any questions, leave ‘em in the comments section. Also, check out the artist buoys on Art Haven’s Facebook page and tell us if there are particular buoys you’d like to see go up here. And remember, your money is helping more kids on Cape Ann have access to crazy fun art activities :)  Happy bidding!

Buoy #4 – The Jason Burroughs fish

Jason Burroughs Fish Buoy

Creative Fish by Jason Burroughs

If you haven’t seen any of Jason Burroughs’ work (mostly creative underwater scenes and Gloucester landmarks), you gotta get down to the Teen Artist Guild gallery at 180B Main Street – definitely worth a look. As you bid, here’s a nice flashback interview with Jason from the summer of 2010 about some of his work:

If you don’t know what’s going on, we’re in the middle of a series of buoys that are being auctioned off to benefit Art Haven. All the buoys from this year’s lobster trap tree will be auctioned off next Friday, the 27th at Cruiseport Gloucester, including the ones featured here. But you can put your bids in now to get your name in the hat. Again, the details:

-If you like a buoy you see, bidding starts at $20, and you can just bid in the comments section below the post, HOWEVER

-Your bid doesn’t become official until you send Art Haven an email (arthaveninfo@gmail.com) saying you’re serious and letting us know how to get in contact with you.

-Finally, if you’re the highest bidder on the blog, that makes your bid the starting bid at the auction. We’ll be in touch about your max bid if you can’t make it to the auction.

If you’ve got any questions, leave ‘em in the comments section. Also, check out the artist buoys on Art Haven’s Facebook page and tell us if there are particular buoys you’d like to see go up here. And remember, your money is helping more kids on Cape Ann have access to crazy fun art activities :)  Happy bidding!

Buoy #3 – EJ’s Eastern Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse buoy by Ejay Kahn

Eastern Point Lighthouse Buoy by EJ Lefavour

This buoy was generously created for Art Haven by GMG’s own Ejay Lefavour, renowned owner of the Ejay Kahn gallery on Rocky Neck! Start your bidding!

If you don’t know what’s going on, we’re in the middle of a series of buoys that are being auctioned off to benefit Art Haven. All the buoys from this year’s lobster trap tree will be auctioned off next Friday, the 27th at Cruiseport Gloucester, including the ones featured here. But you can put your bids in now to get your name in the hat. Again, the details:

-If you like a buoy you see, bidding starts at $20, and you can just bid in the comments section below the post, HOWEVER

-Your bid doesn’t become official until you send Art Haven an email (arthaveninfo@gmail.com) saying you’re serious and letting us know how to get in contact with you.

-Finally, if you’re the highest bidder on the blog, that makes your bid the starting bid at the auction. We’ll be in touch about your max bid if you can’t make it to the auction.

If you’ve got any questions, leave ‘em in the comments section. Also, check out the artist buoys on Art Haven’s Facebook page and tell us if there are particular buoys you’d like to see go up here. And remember, your money is helping more kids on Cape Ann have access to crazy fun art activities :)  Happy bidding!

How Cool Is Lily Linquata? GMG Buoy Almost Done

Lily makes these cool nautical themed buoys and sells them (see how you can get one for yourself below the pic).  It was so nice of her to think of us here at GMG headquarters and make one of her beautiful buoys with Da logo!

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Lily Linquata started painting buoys last summer as part of her involvement in a seasonal gift shop downtown. After selling over fifty to tourists, all from out of state and usually from the middle of the country, she thought there might be a market for unique nautical items outside of Gloucester. Encouragingly for all of us, there is. Based on some blogged photos alone, wedding-related orders have been placed from Chatham, MA and Florida, as well as nursery requests from New York City and a few local birthday buys, as well.

Purchased at Winchester Fishing, these buoys are the real deal; what you’ll find bobbing in the Atlantic most days. Hand painted and calling for three hours of time each (outside of drying) they’re currently selling for $25 to $50 via custom e-mail orders. As of April, these buoys and a few other local items will be available on http://gloucestergoods.com/