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Lanier Meaders Big Head Face Jug, one of six face jugs by the late Georgia folk potter in the sale lineup, estimated at $800-$1,200

Slotin’s Folk Pottery Extravaganza expands to second day, Feb. 11-12

Lanier Meaders Big Head Face Jug, one of six face jugs by the late Georgia folk potter in the sale lineup, estimated at $800-$1,200

Lanier Meaders Big Head Face Jug, one of six face jugs by the late Georgia folk potter in the sale lineup, estimated at $800-$1,200

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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Minnie Evans, ‘Angelic Woman with Pegasus,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Discoveries await at Slotin’s Self-Taught Art Masterpiece sale, Nov. 12-13

Minnie Evans, ‘Angelic Woman with Pegasus,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Minnie Evans, ‘Angelic Woman with Pegasus,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

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.

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Folk art and self-taught greats star at Slotin, April 23-24

 

Minnie Evans, ‘Queen of Garden with Flanking Angels,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Minnie Evans, ‘Queen of Garden with Flanking Angels,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

BUFORD, Ga. – Slotin Folk Art will hold its next Self-Taught Art Masterpieces sale on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Almost 60 works by famed Meaders clan lead Slotin’s Feb. 12 auction

Left: Lanier Meaders circa-1960s Rock Tooth Politician jug, est. $3,000-$5,000; Right: Edwin Meaders 1998 rooster decorated with green drips on a cobalt blue-painted form, est. $800-$1,200

Left: Lanier Meaders circa-1960s Rock Tooth Politician jug, est. $3,000-$5,000; Right: Edwin Meaders 1998 rooster decorated with green drips on a cobalt blue-painted form, est. $800-$1,200

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.

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Nellie Mae Rowe, ‘Dog on Roof With Blue and Green Birds,’ est. $15,000-$20,000

Slotin plans exuberant lineup of self-taught art Nov. 13-14

Nellie Mae Rowe, ‘Dog on Roof With Blue and Green Birds,’ est. $15,000-$20,000

Nellie Mae Rowe, ‘Dog on Roof With Blue and Green Birds,’ est. $15,000-$20,000

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.

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Steve Slotin poses with a ventriloquist’s dummy that was being auctioned by Slotin Folk Art Auction. His wife Amy joked that it looked like Steve’s twin, prompting his bemused expression.

Auctioneer Steve Slotin says outsider art is ‘in’

Steve Slotin poses with a ventriloquist’s dummy that was being auctioned by Slotin Folk Art Auction. His wife Amy joked that it looked like Steve’s twin, prompting his “I’m not amused” expression.

Steve Slotin poses with a ventriloquist’s dummy that was being auctioned by Slotin Folk Art Auction. His wife Amy joked that it looked like Steve’s twin, prompting his bemused expression.

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.

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Clementine Hunter, ‘Uncle in the Flower Garden,’ which sold for a hammer price of $16,500

Finster, Ramirez, Hunter drive prices upward at Slotin self-taught art auction

Clementine Hunter, ‘Uncle in the Flower Garden,’ which sold for a hammer price of $16,500

Clementine Hunter, ‘Uncle Tom & Eliza in the Flower Garden,’ which sold for $20,625

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.

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Howard Finster angel could fly high at Slotin auction, April 24

‘Angel of the Lord’ a 1989 wooden cutout by Howard Finster

‘Angel of the Lord,’ a 1989 wooden cutout by Howard Finster

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.

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