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This lovely photo of The Art Shop marquee was taken in March of 1989. Lenny and I had just purchased The Art Shop from his dad, Stan Dolin, who had owned it since 1964. My, how young we were! Lenny has less hair now (a lot less) and I no longer have a hideous perm. I’m posting this marquee memory for a reason – to announce our retirement effective ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 27 February 2015 | Hits: 7268
... to explain how the gallery will benefit from carrying your work Respect paying customers Find the decision maker Research the gallery to make sure your work is a good fit DON’T: Pretend you are interested in purchasing art Try to describe your work without having examples Argue with the gallery director Bring family members or children Expect ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 23 January 2012 | Hits: 5014
... Art is exactly as it sounds – the art of Dr. Seuss from the books we read as kids, we read to our kids and now OUR KIDS are reading to THEIR KIDS.    The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is beyond the art you’ve grown up with from the pages of his books.  It shows a side of Ted Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, you’ve never seen.  It’s the art ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 6806
... Things You Can Do Instead of New Year’s Resolutions." The ideas ranged from writing a letter to your future self to focusing your resolution on someone else – a non-profit you can help throughout the year.  Here’s a link to the article http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-willpower/201212/five-things-you-can-do-instead-new-year-s-resolutions ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 31 December 2012 | Hits: 3874
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: 6971
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: 6849
You might find this to be a strange blog topic from a fine art gallery in the business of selling art, but if we had a nickel for each time we’re asked this very question… Rarely a week goes by without someone calling us or bringing us a piece of art they want to sell. Either they have downsized and their art no longer fits (I can relate), they ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 8362
... Now, we love to read them to our granddaughter whenever we see her. We are very excited to be hosting the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” exhibit from April 4 – 19 along with works from the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss collection. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, this is the first time in history ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9002
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: 4306
Jaqui Reilly moved to Greensboro from New Jersey in 1995 and joined The Art Shop the following year. In New Jersey, she did framing for Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda among other notable celebs. She came to The Art Shop first as a client and was so knowledgeable we wouldn’t let her leave. She has amazing taste that has resulted in a very loyal following. ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 05 April 2012 | Hits: 7301
.....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: 10266
... 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: 3034
Did you hear about the woman from Concord who, while shopping for a blanket at a local Goodwill store, found two large canvases selling for $9.99 each?  She thought the pieces were ugly and dated, but bought them to paint over since she was an artist herself and canvas that size is expensive.  Her friends noticed a sticker on the back of ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 28 September 2012 | Hits: 4994
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: 7300
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: 3979
 
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