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“We hope to inform and keep you up-to-date on the latest in the art and custom-framing world and make you laugh occasionally in the process.” That’s what I wrote at the end of our first blog on November 1, 2011. I realize now I left out something very important in that line.  Through our blog, we want you get to know us as individuals ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 03 May 2013 | Hits: 3425
Congratulations to our own Janelle Di Lizio for her Purchase Award in the 2013 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition.  We thought it was a big deal when she won Best in Show in two local juried shows.  This is a REALLY REALLY BIG DEAL. The Art Renewal Center has created the largest on-line Museum on the internet and has held this prestigious ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 14 June 2013 | Hits: 4585
... on an otherwise beautiful woman immediately lowers the value.” (Hence, the title of this blog.) Men in uniform (especially a red one) sell better than men in ordinary clothes. Female nudes sell better than male ones, but anything overtly sexual doesn’t sell (at least not in a gallery – the Internet is another story). Landscapes  ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 12007
... have several new artists at The Art Shop (including Vadim Klevenskiy’s wife Tatiana).  I’ll tell you about the others in upcoming blogs.  Stay tuned! In the meantime, visit the Klevenskiy page on our website  and forget it’s still January. Learn More Gallery - Vadim Klevenskiy Gallery - Tatyanna Klevenskiy Blog - Husband and Wives ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 06 January 2014 | Hits: 8645
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
.…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: 6462
Judging by the ratings, Lenny and I aren’t the only ones glued to coverage of the Olympics. We’ve been eating dinner in front of the TV and going to sleep at night with it on.  (Please comment and tell me we aren’t the only ones doing this.) What does this have to do with art?  I just learned from Janelle’s Facebook post that the ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 03 August 2012 | Hits: 4093
We had a request from one of our favorite clients to write a blog about regular maintenance of artwork. He was concerned after seeing dust on their frames and canvases and wanted to clean them without doing anything that might cause damage. I remembered writing a blog once called “The Care & Feeding of Your Artwork,” and when I went back to look ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 05 September 2014 | Hits: 7783
Galleries around the world, The Art Shop included, are seeing an increased demand for embellished limited-edition canvases. What is embellishing and why is it so popular? (Left) Click the photo to see a detail of the hand embellishing for Richard Johnson's work. Embellishing Techniques The word "embellish" as defined by Webster ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 02 March 2012 | Hits: 44560
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: 4630
... an interpreter), “All the time.”  They are successful artists and still married, so those arguments must not be serious ones. Our Newest Artists Tatyana and Vadim Klevenskiy Our newest artists, Tatyana and Vadim Klevenskiy (see previous blog), are another example of married artists.  Unlike Garmash, they don’t paint on the same canvas, ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6468
In this holiday season, if you are considering buying art as a gift or for yourself, buy "the real thing."  Of course, I’m not saying you must buy an original. Limited-editions and legitimate reproductions make wonderful gifts. What I’m saying and the point of this blog: Don’t buy a knock-off of someone else’s blood, sweat and tears. ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Hits: 4070
On Christmas afternoon Lenny and I always like to go to a movie and eat Chinese food.  This year, we ate Chinese (at Full Kee in High Point – delicious), but postponed seeing a movie. One movie I’m anxious to see though is   BIG EYES – the story of Walter Keane and his wife.  If you’re over 55 or so, you might remember those ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6865
This Sunday will be Andy’s 15 year anniversary at The Art Shop! When Gallery Director Andy McAfee joined The Art Shop on July 1, 1997, his goal was to help make The Art Shop an award-winning internationally known art and framing gallery. The Art Shop was voted Top Gallery of the Year for five straight years by DÉCOR MAGAZINE, so I’d say he achieved ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 22 June 2012 | Hits: 5748
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
 
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