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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Road Trip Art Adventure

Apologies on the sabbatical, but I am back! Wall Decor licensing required research time to decide whether to accept a contract offer. Legal counsel won out, as it was too restrictive during and after the designated timeframe. It is difficult not to jump for joy over high-end retailers, but a fair and balanced calculated risk assessment remains the mandate.

What does one do when a blast of energy and newfound inspiration is in order? Road trip. We drove to Las Vegas for a two-day blitz. The Peter LIK Galleries in the Venetian and at Caesar's Palace were first on the list. Standing before the mammoth Fine art photographic creations was the perfect elixir. It was particularly noteworthy to hear the Gallery Reps discuss the blind judging process for PPA International Photographic Awards. They were as proud of Lik's Merit Awards, as am I, of my hard-won Merits. A humbling experience. I have the highest regard for those who choose to chase beauty and light in the world we live in.

The Rotella Gallery at the Forum Shops at Caesars was next up for revered magical moments. I wanted to view the work of Seattle's Art Wolfe, who I have followed for so long. Magnificent! The Gallery offered an introduction to the photography of Robert Rotella, David Yarrow and Michael Levin. It would be an understatement to say that I was in composition and color heaven. The adventurer's spirit was overwhelmed by Landscape, Nature, Wildlife and Human Canvas collections. A favorite moment was to sit before Wolfe's 'Power and Grace' homage to the White Carmargue Horses of France.


Dale Chihuly, the adored glass artist and sculptor was presenting a book signing under his fantastical 'Fiori di Como' ceiling installation at the Bellagio. What a perfect finale to a rejuvenating art adventure road trip! 

Wishing you a Happy Merry Christmas with a December 'Water Lily'.



'Water Lily' available at www.SerantoniDesigns.etsy.com.
Photographic Print, Giclee' Gallery Canvas, and new addition to the paper product line.
© Mary Serantoni. All rights reserved.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Vintage Goodness of 'La Creme' ...

The love of a sepia-tinged black and white print that translates vintage goodness was my goal in creating 'La Creme'. I wanted to highlight a Botanical from Monet's exquisitely curated gardens in the way a gem designer would cut, polish, and set a favored stone in the perfect setting.

A bold, romantic yet modern, timeless classic ...


'La Creme'  fine art print on premium Metallic paper, Giclee' Canvas and Metal
© SERANTONI Designs / 2014. All rights reserved.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/198302514/black-and-white-nature-photography?ref=shop_home_active_13


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Intermezzo' featured on 'LA LINEA BELLA' Blog!

SWPPA's Award-winning 'Intermezzo' (top left) featured on 'LA LINEA BELLA' Blog!
... also in the Atelier Gallery of ever-fabulous Beate Casati.
Dreaming of the #ocean this week. LLB Summer Colour Crush - Cool Blues.

http://lalineabellaframingandart.blogspot.com/2014/07/summer-colour-crush-cool-blues.html


Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Summer Colour Crush - Cool Blues




La Linea Bella !
Fantastic Framing & Art
Charlottesville, VA

434.244.3050

'Intermezzo' is available at La Linea Bella! and Atelier ONE Gallery.

Also available as Fine art print, Gallery Canvas, Photo Wood Block, and Fine art Notecards at
http://www.SerantoniDesigns.etsy.com

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Featured Artist ~ Atelier ONE Gallery, La Linea Bella!


I am thrilled to announce ~
New Art at Atelier ONE Gallery 2014 now includes select Fine art photographs and paper products by Mary Serantoni/ SERANTONI Designs.

Atelier ONE is the sister Gallery to La Linea Bella! Beate Casati is curator/owner, Fine artist and European trained Printmaker/Framer who creates the most exquisite dressings for the art presented in Charlottesville, Virginia's favorite destination for original art, unique hand finished frames and other creations. The venue is located in artisan-filled McIntire Plaza, and was featured in SCOUT Guide, C-Ville Niche Magazine, Tierisch Exklusiv, and Where Women Create.


SEE official blogpost at:
http://www.lalineabella.com

© Mary Serantoni. All rights reserved.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Forest art - Modern Nature photography


On a weekend trip to Napa Valley,  I was totally inspired by the mighty Oaks surrounding what can only be described as our lodging in a perfect treehouse. I wanted to transform our condo walls to recreate this sensation of modern treehouse life. A series of oversized Giclee' Canvas' and Fine art photographs printed on a rich Metallic art paper became reality. Custom sizing, by request.

Petite 10 x 10" prints are currently available in the Nature Collection at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SerantoniDesigns/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav 



Treehouse I.


Treehouse II.


© Mary Serantoni/SERANTONI Designs 2014. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

5 Photographs, No Words ...








Inspired by 'FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS, NO WORDS' Emerging Photographers series, PDN Magazine.

1. 'A Beautiful Solitude'
2. 'West Side Story'
3. 'Church of Sedona'
4. 'It's a Beautiful Day'
5. 'Ode to Plein Air'
In memory of the artist' uncle Robert Straube 

© Mary Serantoni. All rights reserved.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Life is like riding a bicycle.

"Life is like riding a bicycle. 
To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
- Albert Einstein


 'Narciso's World', Lucca, Italia


'Celebrate Me Home', Lucca, Italia


'Petite Moment Montmartre', Paris, France


"A bicycle does get you there and more...
There is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive.
Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal
and getting there is all the fun."
- Bill Emerson, Saturday Evening Post 1967

For my Seattle brother Bill Serantoni - 
As you transfer from mountain climbing to biking, 
wishing you safe cycling during diehard racing season.

'Bicicletta Print Set' available:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115268641/bicicletta-prints-set-of-4-bike-art-fine?ref=shop_home_active_1

© SERANTONI Designs 2014. All rights reserved.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring has arrived!

With compassion for our friends back East, today's post is a joyful reminder that Spring has arrived. Welcoming vibrant color, nature hikes, boat festivals and cycling season!

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” -Robin Williams

'It's a Beautiful Day'
*** 2013 Merit Award of Excellence, AZPPA - Professional Photographers of America ***


'Esprit de Tulips'

www.SerantoniDesigns.etsy.com
© SERANTONI Designs. All rights reserved.

Monday, March 3, 2014

A walk through Paris...

I thought you might enjoy a walk through Paris to escape the winter chill. These note card designs created with vintage-goodness are for the paper product line. Enjoy this series of great escapism.

 'Society River Seine'
'French Passion'
  'Parisian Market'
 'Do You Glaces?'
 'Bonjour, Paris!'
 'Conversations with Trees'
'Secret Courtyard'

Available at http://www.SerantoniDesigns.etsy.com.
© SERANTONI Designs 2013. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

'Cafe' Rouge' featured in the Art Business Institute - Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2014

http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/blog/great-handmade-valentines-day-gift-guide-2014/#comment-140664

Featured! Art Business Institute - Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2014

"Even if you didn’t meet in Paris, this photo of the 'Cafe Rouge' by photographer Mary Serantoni will be the perfect gift to say you’d love to travel there. This 8 x 12″ art print is on archival paper and sells for $30. © Serantoni Designs. All rights reserved."
Mary Serantoni Paris Cafe
Available:   https://www.etsy.com/listing/114129176/paris-photography-cafe-rouge-red-chairs?ref=shop_home_active_47
Thank you to Executive Director Carolyn Edlund!