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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

'Wabash Avenue L Train' - Exhibits in 'The Ultimate Composition' at Scottsdale's Method Art Gallery

Now Showing!
“The Ultimate Composition” Competition

Image by Ryan Lusher

Artist Reception this Thursday During this special "Holiday" Artwalk from 7-9pm
Join us for a VIP reception from 6-7pm!
A spectacular evening with live music from Niki Parks and Josh Foster, The Phoenix Grilled Cheese and Grilled Addiction will be here for your culinary delight!
 The winner of this competition will be announced at 8:30pm.

This was very interesting!
We have never had so many finalists. We also haven't seen this many honorable mentions. 412 images total!
Simply an awesome collection of work you must see! We have had 16 artists come back for this competion.
Showing from now until February 1st. 24 images priced for a perfect gift!
During this Holiday Artwalk we will be offering a gallery wide 10% discount! Mention this email.
More News! Alexi Devilliers (our robot artist) should be a father by the time you read this! 
Also check out Alexi on PBS Artbeat:

Method Art
4200 N. Marshall Way
Suite 1
Scottsdale AZ 85251

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

'Venetian Jewel' featured in The Arts Business Institute Holiday Gift Guide

Today, I received a lovely note from Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute. 'Venetian Jewel' was selected for their 3rd Annual Great Handmade Holiday Gift Guide.  Check out the artisan offerings at and consider a handmade Holiday gift for someone special.

I remember my amazement at this scene when I first took this photograph. The sheer beauty was only matched by the sense of community, as one observed locals and tourists gathering to spend an afternoon at the Piazza of the Basilica. They came to light a candle, to pray, to select an art gift at the market, or share a dolci and espresso. Always, the musicians added to the magic.

Thank you to Carolyn and The Arts Business Institute for the nod!

Venetian Jewel
From photographer Mary Serantoni, a signed original Fine Art Photograph of St. Mark’s Basilica in Piazza San Marco — The Jewel of Venice. This photo is 16″ x 24″ and is a perfect celebration of color and detail! Order it now for $98.

'Venetian Jewel' is offered in various sizes as Fine Art prints, Giclee' Gallery Canvas' and postcard gift sets at This print was just shipped to a new home in Brazil!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

EXHIBITION NEWS! ~ 'Wabash Avenue L Train' accepted to show at Scottsdale's Method Art

EXHIBITION NEWS! ~ 'Wabash Avenue L Train' accepted to show at Scottsdale's Method Art - Juried Photography Competition Results for “The Ultimate Composition”. December 3rd, 2013 until February 1st, 2014. 412 images were submitted, 23 selected. Method Art Gallery located in Old Town Scottsdale.
Opening Reception on December 5, 2013.

Method Art
4200 N. Marshall Way
Suite 1
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Spring hours are:
Monday - By Appointment
11:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday - Friday
7pm - 9pm Thursday (Art-Walk)
12pm - 5pm Saturday
Sunday - By Appointment

The 30-year tradition of Scottsdale ArtWalk takes place every Thursday evening from 7pm-9pm in the Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street and Marshall Way in Downtown Scottsdale.

© Mary Serantoni 2013. All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

'The Paris Collection' featured in Photography Blogger

Much gratitude to author Stephanie Kay-Kok of Photography Blogger for featuring selections from The Paris Collection on the popular Photography Blogger (10.25.2013).

Beautiful Paris, France – Travel Photography by Mary Serantoni

Mary Serantoni is a fine art travel photographer who’s originally from Chicago and now lives in Phoenix. She loves photographing the beauty of European streets. Her pictures of Venice, Italy look like soft paintings, while her shots of Paris, France are sharper, focusing on specific details like the poetry of a colorful door or a picturesque metro sign. Rather than showing grand scenes, Mary captures the beauty of Paris through these lovely details.
To see more of Mary’s photography, visit her websiteblog or Etsy shop.
Metro Paris France
Last Metro to You
Le Chat Noir
Le Chat Noir
Paris carousel
Montmartre Patina Door
Montmartre Patina
Parisian Merlot Door
Parisian Merlot
Wedding Paris Montmartre
Young Love in Montmartre
Paris statue Winged Victory
Winged Victory
Parisian Teal
Parisian Teal
Paris metro
Long Way Home
Paris cafe
Epic Coffee Break
Rainy Night in Paris
Rainy Night in Paris
Parisian Romance Pink Roses
Parisian Romance
Finding Shakespeare and Co Paris
Finding Shakespeare
Evening at Notre Dame
Evening at Notre Dame
Fantasy Eiffel
Fantasy Eiffel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Magical Paris Cityscapes

Last Fall brought Paris. (Since then, apologies on many tech issues with blog updates).
One understands the exodus of art-loving expatriats to this inspiring city. Thank you, Etsy clients who have brought many images from The Paris Collection into your homes.

'Fantasy Eiffel'

'Parisian Steel'

'Forever Paris' (Toujours Paris)

All images available at, including custom orders.
© Serantoni Designs. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

French Botanicals

The French Bouquets rival the Italian wines. It's very difficult not to select one on the way home. As Italians insist on a small glass of wine with the evening meal, the French enhance the artful home with the beauty of florals. The goal is the same, creating a 'Dolce Vita' lifestyle of living the sweet life. Simple pleasures are the best.

Fine art prints are available at SERANTONI Designs.

© SERANTONI Designs 2012. All rights reserved.

Signed original Fine Art photographs, 'French Garden Collection' ~ Paris Collection. 
This offering is for a set of four 5 x 5" art prints taken at Paris Flower Markets and 
Monet's House in Giverny village, France. Create a striking Story Wall Quartet, or deliver beautiful Hostess gifts. Save when you collect print sets. 

These Fine Art Photographs are printed by a professional lab on premium Metallic photo paper. Metallic paper has a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates images of exceptional depth with rich, vibrant colors. Archival. UV coated. Shipped in a plastic archival photo sleeve and sturdy, moisture-resistant packaging.
*** Premium Lustre paper with Matte finish available upon request. ***


'Monet's Garden Blush' 
'Bleeding Hearts'
'Monet's Garden Jewel' 
'La vie en rose'

More Paris Photographs available:

Visit my shop for additional work: 

Ships from USA ~

Friday, July 5, 2013

'Finding Shakespeare' featured by Art Business Institute

A Shout Out! of Gratitude is extended to the Art Business Institute's 
'Great Handmade Dad & Grad Gift Guide 2013' (06/03/2013) ~ 
featuring 'Finding Shakespeare',
Fine art photography from The Paris Collection available in Art Print and Gallery Canvas at

"Finding Shakespeare"{ by photographer Mary Serantoni

"A wonderful find for the literary grad, photographer Mary Serantoni’s print “Find Shakespeare” is a photo of a Paris bookstore which is an historical landmark for literature and theatre lovers. 8″ x 10″ print retails for $30.00."

© SERANTONI Designs 2012. All rights reserved.

Signed original Fine Art Photograph. 'Finding Shakespeare' in Paris. Historical landmark for literature and theatre lovers. 
TITLE: 'Finding Shakespeare'
Size: 8 x10" (version 1.) - or - 8 x 12" (version 2.)

Per New York Times (12/14/2011): "Celebrated haunt of Hemingway and James Joyce. Visitors list reads like a Who’s Who of American, English, French and Latin American literature: Henry Miller, Ana├»s Nin, Samuel Beckett and James Baldwin were frequent callers in the early days; other regulars included Lawrence Durrell and the Beat writers William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso."

This Fine Art Photograph is printed by a professional lab on ENDURA Metallic photo paper. Metallic paper has a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates images of exceptional depth with rich, vibrant colors. Archival. 

More Paris Photographs available:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

'Featured Artist' on Artsy Shark Blog (05/13/2013)

'Featured Artist' on Artsy Shark Blog (05/13/2013)

Much gratitude to owner and author Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark for selecting my work for an Emerging Artist blog interview. Her blog is a great resource for creative inspiration and the business of art.

Mary Serantoni’s award-winning photography has been described as “strikingly beautiful, emotional and romantic.” Enjoy her portfolio and see more by visiting her website.

I originally trained at Chicago’s American Academy of Art. The Professional Photographers of America awarded images in the International, Southwest Regional and State Print Competitions with judge’s comments ranging from “Vibrant color, great depth, exciting print”, and “Amazing visualization with personal impact.”

Tuscany Arezzo Streetscape
My work is in private collections from Helsinki, Finland; Sydney, Australia; Sussex, England; Canada; Newport Beach; San Francisco; Chicago; New York; Washington; Colorado; Connecticut; Massachusetts, Maine and New Orleans.

Debussy's Clair de Lune
I photograph Italy, France, City Novellas and Nature to translate a moment, a feeling, a story, or a sacred place. The images are phase one of the creative process. I stay true to my first glance at the subject, as in a quick sketch, or I apply painterly treatments in the digital darkroom. The photographs are influenced by the Masters of light and color.

"Paris" by photographer Mary Serantoni
What are your goals?
My goals are to build a brand that includes Fine art photography for Home Decor and Corporate Art markets. The long-term goal is to secure multiple licenses for image licensing. I am interested in interior design inquiries, gallery representation, and projects that include images for paper products.

Evening at Notre Dame
What are you working on now?
I have twelve works currently ‘under development’ for image licensing. So, I’m doing the Happy Dance and dreaming of a medium format camera (with bated breath!) I study, observe and refine. There’s so much more to say, to explore, to illustrate.

My Etsy Shop SERANTONI Designs is a joy. It’s an evolving work-in-progress, where I receive audience feedback and meet fascinating global artisans and entrepreneurs.

Venetian Jewel
What inspires you?
Since childhood, the art world inspired me — from Art History; Classical and Jazz music; Literature and Theatre; David Hockney’s Set Designs and landscapes; the energy of a great urban city; travel adventures; and the power of nature. The trees, the ocean, Alaskan wilderness, all renew your perspective.

The little miracles of art inspire me. As a former Art & Music Therapy Volunteer, I cherish the memories of children opening up — communicating and laughing — when painting, drawing or music is introduced (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Banner Desert Medical Center – Pediatrics/Oncology).

Sweet Home Chicago
Stories of successful entrepreneurs inspire me. When artists can balance the art with commerce and begin with nothing but talent, courage, drive and a dream – I study and learn from them.

“All passes, Art alone endures.”  - Anonymous

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Venice Collection featured on Photography Blogger

Much gratitude to author Stephanie Kay-Kok of Photography Blogger for featuring selections from The Venice Collection on the popular Photography Blogger (05.09.2013).

Beautiful Venice, Italy – Travel Photography by Mary Serantoni

Mary Serantoni is a fine art travel photographer who’s originally from Chicago and now lives in Phoenix. Her portfolio focuses mainly on European street scenes, especially from Italy and France. She had a vivid style almost like a painting, with soft scenes and blended colors. Her shots of Venice are particularly lovely–showing the city’s ‘streets’ of water at their most beautiful.
To see more of Mary’s photography, visit her websiteblog or etsy shop.
venice italy
I Could Have Danced All Night
venice italy
Poetic Bridge in Venice
venice italy
If Walls Could Talk (Campo de L’abazia)
venice italy
Intermezzo, Venice
venice italy
Juliet’s Windowscape
venice italy
Fresco at St. Mark’s Basilica
venice italy
Men at Work
venice italy
Walk with Me
venice italy
Venetian Jewel
venice italy
venice italy
Buon Giorno, Venice!
venice italy
Venetian Fairy Tale

© Mary Serantoni, SERANTONI Designs. All rights reserved.