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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
Hi! Davis here! I’ve taken over the blog from Arlene this week. I wanted to write about something that is an extremely important part of being an art collector and owner: insuring your art. Every week we get numerous questions from collectors and owners about art including: how to sell art, what to look for when framing your art, and the best way ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7367
... the blue canvas was rather simplistic, for lack of a better word.  In preparing for this blog, I Googled “Why paint an abstract?” and got some interesting answers: Pure abstract represents what is felt on the inside rather than what is being seen on the outside. Abstracts are meant to turn heads and illicit new imaginations within the viewer. Abstracts ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 25 April 2014 | Hits: 6609
Hi.  Lenny here -giving Arlene some well-deserved, good behavior time off from being our official blogger. Spring is here.  I know, not officially as of this writing, but I declare that spring is here.  ‘Cause I’m tired of the cold, tired of getting colds and tired of being cooped up in the house. So there! And now that spring ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 25 March 2013 | Hits: 5492
... time new art is available through us. Our website is easily found through major search engines, and we work diligently to make sure potential buyers are able to find your art on our website. We handle any negotiations with potential buyers and eliminate your risk of being scammed. We pack and ship all art that is sold with no cost ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 9145
... we have many second generation clients and even a few third generation clients. This makes us very proud and grateful. Imagine being surrounded every day by beautiful art and a terrific group of people and you’ll understand why we have loved owning this business. We are retiring, but we don’t plan to be strangers. You will see us at the terrific ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 27 February 2015 | Hits: 7886
... painter paints only skies, another may paint mountains.  This continues down the line until the painting is complete. Each year millions of paintings are created in this one little Chinese village and are exported throughout the world, including the United States and Europe. When you see a Pino or another artist being sold very inexpensively ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Hits: 4069
... to get out his magnifying glass and examine it.  In most cases, he has to diplomatically tell the person his art has only "decorative value", but on the occasion Andy finds a piece has real value, he takes great pleasure in being able to tell that to his client. Then a full, documented, accredited appraisal can be arranged through The ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 22 June 2012 | Hits: 5748
... and art gallery from scratch when we were approached to move into the shopping center being built next door (our current home). Notice on the marquee in the photo that we were opening in our new location on March 6.  Moving day was March 5 – Lenny’s birthday – which he spent schlepping from the old gallery to the new ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 11 January 2013 | Hits: 4142
... is more secure on the wall since the weight is more evenly distributed. 3.  Not using a tape measure. You’ve heard the carpenter’s adage: Measure twice, cut once.  Well, the picture- hanger’s adage should be measure twice, HAMMER once unless you don’t mind the wall behind the picture being covered in nail holes. The easiest way ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 03 February 2012 | Hits: 4110
... it to an experienced professional to have it varnished. Were your prints originally framed over 20 years ago? Conservation framing techniques weren’t widely used at that time, so chances are good your artwork is being exposed to acidic materials that will damage it and to non-UV-filtering glass that will allow fading.  Like everything ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 10 February 2012 | Hits: 5440
... right framing combination for someone’s treasured possessions" says Lenny. "And being surrounded by beautiful art all day is a very nice way to make a living."  (I’m not including ring announcer for the fake professional wrestling matches because he only did that on weekends over 30 years ago, but he’s got great stories! Ask him ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 14 May 2012 | Hits: 5910
... multi-angle rustic wood shadowbox which required a skill recognized by his peers.  In 2008, Chris won First Place and Best in Show in both the Print (everyone framed the same necklace) and the Open International Competitions (framer’s choice). When not working, our award-winning framer enjoys being with his family – his wife, Tiffany, and their ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 20 July 2012 | Hits: 4046
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
 
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