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... bedrooms, area of town, etc. Every day, we got an email update with new listings, price changes and open houses for homes meeting our specifications. Also on the website is a list of “Preferred Providers” – movers, carpet dealers, painters, insurance agents, home inspection services – the agent has vetted. You name it - if it’s something you need ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 07 August 2014 | Hits: 7508
... comfortable chairs, end tables that belonged to grandmothers and favorite knick-knacks.  Brass dates a house, we were told, so I changed every doorknob and hinge in the house   – a skill I quickly learned to save the $1,000 a contractor was going to charge.      I must say – it looks great. Staging also required ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12970
It’s always a little stressful to have an event.  You worry – Will we hang the gallery in time? Are people going to show up?  Will anyone buy anything? Is everyone having a good time?  Do we have enough food? If there’s a charity involved, will we raise enough money? Will I eat too much? No – wait…that’s not related to an event.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 28 October 2013 | Hits: 4154
... York, Atlanta and Las Vegas. Owners and directors of galleries across the country have signed up for Andy’s classes in Art Marketing and Art Event Planning. Evaluating art is another passion of Andy’s. Nearly every day, someone calls about or walks in with a piece of art they inherited, found or bought wanting to know what it is worth.  Andy loves ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 22 June 2012 | Hits: 5748
... 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: 6865
... for it, I found I had written it nearly four years ago! It focused mainly on long-term care – varnishing, rematting, etc. It didn’t deal with the every day care of canvases and art framed with glass. The first rule in caring for your art is the same as the Hippocratic Oath: “First Do No Harm.” We’ve pretty much seen it all in our years of owning ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 05 September 2014 | Hits: 7783
... in storage.  Since we’ll have a large crowd at our Open House, we’d like everyone to see a more representative sample of the artists we carry.  That means Andy is re-re-hanging the gallery.  We also are busy getting out the Christmas tree and all the decorations that are in storage just like you do at home.  We held our first ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 4407
... the photo shoot with the client in their backyard garden. And take a look at the video we created from this portrait commission by  Johnson. (above) Think about investing in a portrait that will pay you dividends every day of your life as you walk past it and that will be an heirloom to be valued for generations.    ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 07 June 2012 | Hits: 4630
Any plans for Valentine’s Day? Hope your celebration is better than this woman’s - she & her husband go to the card store every Valentine’s Day, pick out cards, read them to each other and then put them back on the shelf. (Yes, cards are pricey, but come on!) And I hope your spouse is more romantic than this woman’s - her husband (now ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2013 | Hits: 3975
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
... 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
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
... that provides dividends every day as you walk by and enjoy it. Beyond this, other examples would be to ·        Read great books http://www.amazon.com/b?node=7728816011 ·        See great movies http://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/?year=2013 ·        ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 30 December 2013 | Hits: 4670
... framing and restoration, but it’s something we do quite well and quite often.  Nearly every week, Andy and/or Chris are out hanging anything from a single picture to an entire wall grouping. Perhaps their greatest challenge was hanging a piece of art onto a curved wall and getting the frame to conform to the wall.  If they can do that ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 30 May 2014 | Hits: 3139
I tend to make New Year’s resolutions every December 31 and by January 14, I’ve forgotten all about them.  Something tells me I’m not the only one guilty of this. I saw a very interesting alternative to making resolutions, so I’m hopeful this year will be different.  It was in an article in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY entitled: "Five ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 31 December 2012 | Hits: 3995
 
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