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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: 43769
 I am going to brag…just wanted to warn you. Janelle created a great video about Andy’s recent guest shot on Rock 92 Radio’s morning show.  He was terrific in the interview - funny and knowledgeable and entertaining.  Listening to him you’d never know he was actually nervous about his appearance.  He sounds like he does ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 02 July 2012 | Hits: 4375
... his goal. What does Andy love to do at The Art Shop?   Talk, Teach and Evaluate Art If you‘ve met Andy in person or spoken to him on the phone, you can appreciate his gift of gab. Andy knows and loves art and his enthusiasm is contagious.  So contagious, in fact, that he has become a sought-after speaker for local service organizations, ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 22 June 2012 | Hits: 5675
... anyone and treatment takes its toll both mentally and physically.  What does this have to do with art and why am I revealing something so personal?  I have to admit – it makes Lenny and me both a little uncomfortable to write about this. We don’t want anyone to think we’re trying to elicit sympathy or capitalize on his illness.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 20 September 2013 | Hits: 3939
.....And what does it have in common with cornflakes, silly putty, a slinky and chips? A giclée is a reproduction technique in which an image is generated from a high-resolution digital scan and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art and photo-based paper. The name “giclée” was first coined by ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10330
... a call and make an appointment for him to evaluate it at no charge.  Again, we are looking for originals and limited-edition pieces by well-known artists.  Please note – this does not include paper lithographs by Bob Timberlake, Bill Mangum or other regional artists – there are numerous outlets to sell these. Originals by these artists would ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 23 January 2015 | Hits: 7335
... we often get asked is “Well, what information does my insurance agent need to insure my art for me?” Anne gave me the following list of important documents and information to have: The original Bill of Sale is preferable for any art, unless your art has changed in value since date of purchase. If your art has changed in value you will need ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7168
... window” and my favorites – “The yard is too small (it’s the size of a football field) and “The downstairs family room isn’t big enough for us to gather with our teen-aged boys.” We have a huge playroom upstairs and as my wise daughter pointed out, how often do teen-aged boys want to hang out with their parents anyway? We learned if someone doesn’t ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7695
.…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: 6374
... me proud The Art Shop does this for others. Know anyone looking for a really nice 4 bedroom home?    ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12875
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: 4036
... Two things in this picture Lenny doesn't have anymore- the leisure suit and the hair)!   Finding the letter would be no easy feat as the trunk is filled to the brim with old letters and poems we’d written to each other, letters from family members now deceased, old magazines, college term papers, resumes, wedding cards, birthday cards, ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 13 July 2012 | Hits: 5682
... everyone’s art.  (In fact, Lenny does it all the time in people’s homes. Hmmm…maybe that’s why we don’t get invited back!)  While it’s a little more time-consuming to hang with two hooks, it will save you the trouble of constantly having to straighten your pictures (or having your friends insult you by doing it for you) and the artwork ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 03 February 2012 | Hits: 4064
... we are surrounded by discounters and big box stores that advertise 50 - 80% off custom framing. How do we compete with them?  Easy answer.  We don’t.  This may sound smug, but does Lexus compete with Hundai?  Of course, we wouldn’t be in business this long if we didn’t price ourselves competitively, but just like the salon I mentioned ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 26 December 2011 | Hits: 7624
... poetry and reading.   One look at Will’s work pictured here  and you can tell he loves what he does – and The Art Shop’s clients are the beneficiaries.    ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 12 October 2012 | Hits: 4835
 
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