Nothing says “I love you” like an original work of art, right? If you’re one of the people looking to support artists and makers while investing in some original work, look no further.
Gifting this holiday season looks a little bit different than previous years… mostly because we have more money saved up since we’ve had to cancel so many after-gallery hop cocktail meetings. So we figured, why not spend that money where the art is?!
The Get Gallery, a new art advisory by Elizabeth Tully (formerly of Fountain Art Fair), has some of the best taste in fine art and design we can think of. This year, they’ve curated a special Affordable Art Holiday Gift Guide that’s guaranteed to have a gorgeous new piece for every art aficionado on your list.
Plus, with original pottery, paintings and more by emerging artists under and around $500, you’ll find gifts for everyone on this list no matter what your price point is.
Oh, and if you feel like spending a little more, there are a few incredible pieces on The Get’s gift guide falling between $500-$1500, too.
Let’s get shopping!
Holiday Art Gift Guide
Curated by The Get
Art Under $500
For the abstract lover: Allie Kushnir is an artist, designer, and activist based in Chicago who uses her work to open up conversations around the social and environmental impacts of human consumption.
Buy now: Part of the Model Painting by Allie Kushnir
Buy now: What Do I Know Painting by Allie Kushnir
If you know their sun, moon and rising, you need to get them one of these gorgeous prints: Edward Holland’s compositions create a dialogue that illustrate foundational elements of the Zodiac. As Nava Contemporary so eloquently puts it, “The geometric shapes and lines of each constellation form a basic framework for each painting, which is then developed through both abstraction and figurative representations.”
Buy now: Limited Edition Zodiac Prints
Leila Fanner creates both figural and abstract works – many extraordinarily colorful and interwoven with universal and personal dream symbols. Using the natural world as her subject, she explores her relationship with the material realm from both a metaphysical and spiritual viewpoint.
Buy now: Pod Seed Series I, II, III, IV. $110 for each, $200 for two, $380 for all four. DM Leila on Instagram to purchase.
Nicole Nadeau – Good Good Decor
We simply ~love~ these sweet terra pinch bowls from Good Good Decor. Each bowl is handmade, unique and different. Ranging in sizes and molded in the hand of the artist. And of course, they make a great addition to the home and kitchen to add a unique warm touch. Gorgeous.
Native clays from the U.S.A. Handcrafted Clay Bowls, set of 4 for $200.
A3 Pottery – Amos Massey III
Amos The Third is a Sunset Park, Brooklyn-based ceramicist creating delightfully vibrant home goods. Each product is one-of-a-kind, hand made and assembled in their Gowanus studio.
Buy now: Pottery — AMOS THE THIRD
Frances Palmer creates beautiful, functional ceramics out of her home studio. “My handmade ceramics are functional art – dishware or vases that can be used on a daily basis. Each piece, no matter how large or small, is considered and individual.”
Dreaming of the open road? Love this for your ideal adventure buddy. Kristin Moore is an artist currently residing in Dallas, Texas. Her work explores the landscapes of California, Texas, and the highways in between.
Athena Calderone x Beau Rush
Designed by Athena Calderone and Cameron Bishop, creator of Beau Rush Ceramics, the petite footed bowl is a versatile and sophisticated piece. Initially envisioned as a place to burn palo santo, the handcrafted petite footed bowl also makes a great catchall for jewelry.
Erica Reade is a Brooklyn-based self-taught photographer. She is the Founding Director of Camera of the Month Club, a NYC photography collective. Erica recently won a Nikon Scholarship winner at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops, and is an Artist Member of SohoPhoto Gallery in NYC.
Buy now: Untitled (hazy) Archival Digital Print (matte or luster), Sizes: 8.5 x 11, $125 || 11 x 14, $175 || 16 x 20, $250 || 20 x 24, $300 || 24 x 30, $400 Open Edition
Buy now: Untitled (in flight) Archival Digital Print (matte or luster) Sizes: 8.5 x 11, $125 || 11 x 14, $175 || 16 x 20, $250 || 20 x 24, $300 || 24 x 30, $400 Open Edition
Art at $500 – $1500
Simple, elegant, and classy – just like whoever’s on the receiving end of this gift. The reflective properties of Jacqueline Lewis’s resin works are simply stunning.
To purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re feeling extra lush and want that fresh pigment-on-paper smell for additional authenticity, this original collage piece by Edward Holland is just the thing.
Edward Holland, The Lion (Version 16), Acrylic, graphite, ink and oil based permanent marker on paper with collage, approximately 8”x10”, $1000
Nicole Nadeau – Good Good Decor
Dare we say the perfect send-off gift for 2020? We love the detail and slight exasperation of these made-to-order “Not Not Freaking Out” Hand sculpted Silver Napkin Rings from Good Good Decor.
Set of 4, $1000
Because, again – who doesn’t love getting a gorgeous ceramic piece for the holidays?
Buy now: White and Tan Earthenware Marbled Vase by Frances Palmer, appx. 11”x4”, $1400