BUFORD, Ga. – Slotin Folk Art Auction’s first stand-alone pottery sale in 2020 was a trial balloon to determine if collectors would respond, and they most assuredly did. Now, with its fourth edition taking place February 11-12, this dedicated auction is expanding in more ways than one. Slotin’s single-day Pottery Extravaganza is bigger for 2023 and is joined by a second-day sale dedicated to Native American art, quilts and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
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BUFORD, Ga. – Slotin Folk Art Auction’s Fall Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale presents a wide-ranging exploration of the folk art field from its early days up to today. The 856-lot auction will be held on Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BUFORD, GA. – Slotin Folk Art Auction will hold its third stand-alone pottery sale on Saturday, February 12. The 371 lots range from traditional tobacco-spit-glazed pots by extended families of makers such as the Meaders and Hewells, who handed down the craft tradition through multiple generations, to works by emerging and established studio potters. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BUFORD, Ga. – A changing of the guard among folk art collectors is responsible for making an array of early, museum-worthy works available for the first time at auction. That’s readily apparent in the catalog for Slotin Folk Art Auction’s Fall Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale, to be held November 13-14. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BUFORD, Ga. – Growing up in Georgia, Steve Slotin, who co-owns and operates Slotin Folk Art Auction with his wife, Amy, is quick to say he knew the best swimming holes and BBQ joints, but didn’t know much about the visual culture of the South. It took getting fired from CliffsNotes in his early twenties to discover a passion for folk and self-taught art. The couple spent their honeymoon traveling around the United States buying art. They launched an instantly popular annual art show, Folk Fest, in 1993, and a few years later, began their specialized auction business focusing not just on Southern folk art but self-taught art from all over the country.
BUFORD, Ga. – Two big names in the world of self-taught art, Martin Ramirez and Howard Finster, brought the biggest results in Slotin Folk Art Auction‘s Spring Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale on April 24. Overall, the sale was a barn-burner, with total revenues of $1.36 million, marking it as one of the auction house’s most successful sales in its nearly three decades of operation, approaching the $1.48 million record from November 2020’s Fall edition of the Self-Taught Masterpiece series.
BUFORD, Ga.– Slotin Folk Art Auction will hold its Spring Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale on April 24. Co-owner Steve Slotin has scoured the country, but especially the Southeast, for the classic pieces to comprise the sale of more than 400 lots. “The spring sale is going to be an almost encyclopedia of folk art, and I think everyone will enjoy it,” Slotin said. “It’s the only place in the county where you can find the breadth of self-taught, outsider, folk art in one location.” Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.