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... sale is closer to Elvis on black velvet than to a $27,500 piece from a premier artist.  At The Art Shop, we get calls nearly every day from people wanting to know if what they have is "worth anything." Most often, we tell people what they have has only sentimental value, but occasionally, we get to tell them their art has significant ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 28 September 2012 | Hits: 5304
If you’ve never had cancer nor know anyone who has or had it, consider yourself lucky.  Also, consider yourself to be part of a very small minority.  Statistics tell us less than 10% of the population falls into this category. This is certainly true at The Art Shop.  I just lost my spunky 88-year-old mother to this dreaded disease in ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 20 September 2013 | Hits: 4008
... to take care of your art. Another imperative topic is how to protect your art, specifically by insuring it. I spoke with Anne Gundlach, owner of the Anne Gundlach State Farm Agency in Greensboro, North Carolina, to find out all of the details that art owners need to know when insuring their art. What You Need To Insure Your Art: The first question ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7367
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
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
The Art Shop’s Inc. owner and president, Lenny Dolin, is an avid cyclist, tennis player and art lover, but unlike a lot of people who are either left brain or right brain, Lenny is also adept at debits and credits and anything to do with accounting.  What makes many people’s eyes glaze over comes easily to Lenny.  "I just know enough ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 14 May 2012 | Hits: 5910
“One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…” “I do not like that Sam-I-am!” “Hop. Pop. Hop on Pop.” Unless you grew up under a rock, you know I’m quoting Dr. Seuss.  I cannot hear those words without getting nostalgic.  Lenny and I could probably recite most of his books by heart twenty-five years or so after we read them to our two children.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9104
... much, you lose some money; that is all. But when you pay too little, you often lose everything, for the object purchased cannot perform the task it was intended for.”  Now, I like a good bargain just as much as the next person, but I also like to think that I’m a smart enough consumer to know when to spend money and when I can go for the less ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 04 April 2013 | Hits: 3848
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
... and savor future pleasures." For me, the TV highlights of 2013 include new seasons of Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Homeland, Nashville, Mad Men and Doc Martin (if you haven’t seen it on Netflix, you should). (If you have another must-see show, let me know.) For 2013, I’m looking forward to a possible trip to Yosemite ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 31 December 2012 | Hits: 3995
... and guests compete for prizes.  The staff has been brainstorming for other fun activities, so we’ll have some surprises in store. Hope you can join us for our 5th annual Holiday Open House - Thursday December 6th from 7 - 9 PM. Let us know if you're coming so we'll have enough food and wine for everyone!   ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 4407
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
... should grab your attention and pull an emotional response from you. Abstracts carry symbolic meanings that are left to the viewer to decide. While known for his realistic portraits of women and children in beautiful settings, renowned figurative artist Richard Johnson has lately been taking a new direction with his art. In his own words, Johnson explains: ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 25 April 2014 | Hits: 6609
... were surprised and touched by the number of people who expressed concern for Lenny’s recovery and who told us of their own brush with the disease.  The knowledge that just 10% of the population hasn’t been touched by cancer – either their own or a close friend’s or a relative’s – made all the work involved in putting on the auction worthwhile. ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 28 October 2013 | Hits: 4154
... an original. Costs are higher than lithographs, but significantly lower than original art.  Many artists embellish their giclées, thereby increasing their value. What do giclées have in common with the other items above?  All were invented to be used for something other than for what they are currently known.  Giclées were originally ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10385
 
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