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One of the questions we get asked very often is, "How do you select the art you hang in your gallery?" Other artists who would like us to hang theirs most often ask this. Generally speaking, to hang on our walls or to be featured on our website, the artist needs to be a known entity people are searching for over the Internet.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 23 January 2012 | Hits: 5132
Vadim Klevenskiy Winter is my least favorite season. I hate cold weather and I hate that it gets dark at so early.  Maybe that’s what attracts me to one of our newest artists, Vadim Klevenskiy.  One look at his nearly photographic paintings of gorgeous flowers and I am transported to springtime.  Janelle says when you view his paintings ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 06 January 2014 | Hits: 8645
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.…does the price of the work increase in value? It’s a question we get asked very often.  The answer is:  Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In most cases, an artist’s death has little or no impact on the selling price of his work. Artists who were ignored in life are generally ignored in death. Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin were ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 21 June 2013 | Hits: 6461
... competition for nine years.  This year, there were 2000 entries by 850 artists.  The finalists in several categories represented the top 30% of all the works submitted. Here is a link to a list of the winners: http://bit.ly/13LuyFD Before coming to The Art Shop, Janelle studied art at Moore College of Art & Design and business ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 14 June 2013 | Hits: 4585
The image of Santa Claus as a man with a white beard and a big belly wearing a bright red suit is one that has evolved over time. There are numerous theories as to his origin – one being a 4th century Greek Christian bishop named St. Nicholas of Myra who was known for his gifts to the poor.  Early artists depicted him as having a long beard and ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 20 December 2013 | Hits: 4353
... sad big-eyed children’s faces and you either loved them or hated them.  Apparently enough people loved them at the time to make Keane an extremely well known and successful artist.  Unfortunately, Walter wasn’t the artist – his wife was.  He convinced her no one would buy the art if it were done by a female artist.  She went ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6865
The Art Shop is actively seeking high quality original and collectible limited-edition art by well-known and quality artists for our new Estate Collection.  We’d love to help you sell the treasures you can no longer use in your home. We get approached every week by people hoping to sell art from their private collections.  They’ve remodeled ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 23 January 2015 | Hits: 7552
Lenny & I pride ourselves on being a family business.  We are the 2nd generation of Dolins to own & operate The Art Shop having purchased it from Lenny’s father, Stan, in 1989.    Stan had owned & operated the store since 1964. That’s why it’s especially exciting for us to carry a 2nd generation artist – Vidan, nephew ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 09 March 2012 | Hits: 20120
Did you hear about the woman from Concord who, while shopping for a blanket at a local Goodwill store, found two large canvases selling for $9.99 each?  She thought the pieces were ugly and dated, but bought them to paint over since she was an artist herself and canvas that size is expensive.  Her friends noticed a sticker on the back of ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 28 September 2012 | Hits: 5304
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: 6467
... in future posts.    Our gallery and website are filled with the world’s most collected artists – originals, limited-edition canvases, sculpture and fine art glass.  Our creative designers and framers have won numerous regional, national and international framing competitions sponsored by the PPFA (Professional Picture Framers Association). ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2011 | Hits: 4216
... should grab your attention and pull an emotional response from you. Abstracts carry symbolic meanings that are left to the viewer to decide. While known for his realistic portraits of women and children in beautiful settings, renowned figurative artist Richard Johnson has lately been taking a new direction with his art. In his own words, Johnson explains: ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 25 April 2014 | Hits: 6609
... Bronze Collection features the work of artist Leo Rijn, chosen as the inaugural sculptor for the Dr. Seuss Tribute Collection I because of his superb work with Tim Burton, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg.  He was commissioned by Universal Studios to develop and oversee the creation of scale models for the Monumental Dr. Seuss Sculptures at Seuss Landing ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 6936
We’re just cleaning up from our Garmash/Danish show and now we’re getting ready for our Fifth Annual Holiday Open House (Thursday, December 6 from 7-9pm).  Yikes! It’s a quick turnaround! Before the show, we filled our walls with gorgeous Garmashes and Danishes for their show while the rest of our artists cooled their heels ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 4407
 
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