All proceeds from the sale of this work, including the 25% buyer's premium, will benefit the James Renwick Alliance.

“Stuff comes into my life, and I respond.”

Named a James Renwick Alliance for Craft Distinguished Artist in 2008, John Garrett was raised in the American Southwest where he absorbed Native American influences as well as his parents’ love for handmade objects. As a college student at Scripps College, Garrett took weaving classes with Marion Stewart and Neda Al-Hilali and continued to pursue graduate studies in art at the University of California, Los Angeles. Celebrated for his innovative embrace of craft techniques, Garrett has taught extensively and his works are in the collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI; and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; among others.

Rago is pleased to present five unique lots sold to benefit the James Renwick Alliance for Craft and their mission and programs to further promote public appreciation and education of American Craft. This exciting collection includes works by American artists Nicole Chesney, Garry Knox Bennett, John Garrett, Marc Maiorana, and Michael Sherrill.

All lots in the James Renwick Alliance for Craft Auction are of the primary market, unless otherwise indicated. They are being sold with all proceeds going to the James Renwick Alliance (JRA) and will be shipped directly from the artist or the gallery. For each of these lots, Rago is waiving the seller’s commission and donating the buyer’s premium in full to the JRA.

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