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... York, Atlanta and Las Vegas. Owners and directors of galleries across the country have signed up for Andy’s classes in Art Marketing and Art Event Planning. Evaluating art is another passion of Andy’s. Nearly every day, someone calls about or walks in with a piece of art they inherited, found or bought wanting to know what it is worth.  Andy loves ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 22 June 2012 | Hits: 5674
... was a long time ago. We finally sold it/unloaded it to our sister-in-law who loves it.) A recent article in THE ART NEWSPAPER talked about how subject matter, color and shape all impact a painting’s market value. While there are always exceptions to these rules, here are some of their findings: Light backgrounds generally sell better ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 11915
I tend to make New Year’s resolutions every December 31 and by January 14, I’ve forgotten all about them.  Something tells me I’m not the only one guilty of this. I saw a very interesting alternative to making resolutions, so I’m hopeful this year will be different.  It was in an article in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY entitled: "Five ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 31 December 2012 | Hits: 3933
Lenny and I live in about 2000 square feet. Since our house has 4180 square feet, we have over 2000 square feet of unused space ever since our kids grew up and moved away. We figured it was time to downsize. In staging our house for resale, our realtor recommended moving several pieces of furniture to the attic to make the rooms look larger. Gone went ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12875
... believe since I don’t feel that old!  I’m pictured on The Art Shop sofa after a staff meeting with Molly & Emma – our two rescued babies. Rescuing dogs is another thing I’m passionate about, but this is a blog about The Art Shop, so I digress. While I love picking out framing in general, I especially love framing invitations and announcements ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 19 March 2012 | Hits: 4815
If I knew then what I know now… You can say that about a great many things, but today, I’m referring to PORTRAITS.  When you are young or have young children, you don’t often think about freezing a moment in time.  Trust me – in what seems like a split second, your babies turn into adults who live far away and you and your spouse reach ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 07 June 2012 | Hits: 4563
... along with the lie until he divorced her and she tried to convince everyone of the truth.  I won’t spoil the ending if you haven’t seen it. I was curious about other movies about artists, so I Googled it – Top Movies About Art or Artists. The Top 15 Movies About Artists (according to IMDB): Exit Through the Gift Shop Pollock The Agony ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6657
... we kept locked in the attic. First chore was to find the key to unlock the trunk.  Found it. Since the temperature is about 130 degrees in the attic this summer,  the second chore was to drag the trunk down the stairs so we could wade through all the memories in cool comfort.  (Yes, that's Lenny and me on our way to our honeymoon.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 13 July 2012 | Hits: 5682
That’s what Gallery Director Andy McAfee always says when he’s faced with an art hanging challenge.  Trust me, if he can bend a straight piece of art in its frame on to a curved wall (which he did several years ago), he can handle about anything.  I thought you might like to see Andy & Chris in action on a very challenging hanging ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | Hits: 2920
10. Memories
... offices, my desk was next to the men’s room, which was most unpleasant, but I digress.) In keeping with last week’s blog about New Year’s resolutions, I vowed to clean up my desk and files and get organized.  Step one of that process was cleaning out the space in the shelf above my desk.  In doing so, I uncovered some interesting old treasures: An ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 11 January 2013 | Hits: 4097
... love to talk about what they are framing and we love to hear the stories.  We’ve heard some unbelievable tales of wild vacations (wish I could tell you, but we keep secrets), celebrity encounters, interesting family histories and many others.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, we frame photos of lost loved ones and sometimes, it’s ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 10 August 2012 | Hits: 4210
... is unique about this photo is that it was taken in Germany in the 1930’s. What is unique about the school is that it was a segregated school for Jewish children located on the grounds of what was then called an insane asylum. When the Nazis came to power, all the Jewish children in the town were sent there. Walter, the second child from ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 02 April 2012 | Hits: 4056
“The way an artist sees the world tells you more about the world at his time than you can learn from any history book.”  So says our newest Design Consultant, Davis Clem. “I love that art contextualizes the world.” When she first enrolled in Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, she thought art was a waste of time and wanted nothing to do with ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 09 September 2013 | Hits: 3131
... of crashing waves upon the sand, you can almost hear the sound.  They are that incredible. About the Artist Klevenskiy was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (formerly USSR) in 1964. His father was an architect and after viewing his drawings, he became interested in art. He was Assistant Art Director at a film studio in Moldova and graduated ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 06 January 2014 | Hits: 8521
When Lenny and I decided to buy The Art Shop from his father, I worried what effect working together would have on our marriage.   That was twenty-five years ago. We celebrated our thirty-eighth wedding anniversary last month, so my worries were obviously unfounded. What about married artists painting together?     Married ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6396
 
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