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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: 5066
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: 7333
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: 4284
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: 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
... 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
... form “gicler” which means “to spray.” Giclées have several advantages over lithographs: Artists can produce their work as needed as opposed to having to produce a mass edition. Once an image is digitized, it can be saved and printed on demand. This eliminates the often prohibitive up front costs of printing a full edition. (Giclée’s editions are still ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10330
.…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: 6373
... 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: 4136
... The shop lost one of my pieces and the fine print said they were not responsible for lost items. Needless to say, I won’t ever take anything there to sell again.) Craigslist This works better for artists with a more local appeal (Timberlake, Mangum, etc.). The downside is having to deal with strangers in your home, but it is free, so you can price ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 8812
...  artists who would pick this subject matter. Bet they’re fun to be around.) There is a hierarchy in the animal world as well – especially dogs. Spaniels, terriers and setters sell better than Pomeranians, Alsatians or collies. Pedigrees sell better than “mongrels”. (I don’t like that word. My mixed breed rescue dogs are beautiful!) ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 11915
It’s that time of year again – time to make your New Years Resolutions. Compare yours to the Top 10 New Years Resolutions: Spend more time with family and friends Get physically fit Lose weight Quit smoking Enjoy life more Quit drinking Get out of debt Learn something new Help others Get organized  These are all worthy goals to ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 30 December 2013 | Hits: 4617
... be available for bid with 100% of the profits to benefit The American Cancer Society. The artwork includes pieces by world-renowned artists such as Pino, Hessam, Kinkade, Fazzino, SH Lee, Howard Behrens and many others.  You can preview these works on our website – www.artshopnc.com/charityartauction.html  beginning September 27th.  If ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 20 September 2013 | Hits: 3937
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: 4356
 
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