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... pieces of art including works by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Pablo Picasso and works such as da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Michelangelo’s David and Madonna and Child. Since ancient times, there have always been the “spoils of war”, but the Nazis plundered churches, museums and private Jewish collections on a scale like no one had ever seen or are likely ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014 | Hits: 9223
... April.  This was not long after my husband, Lenny, fearless leader of The Art Shop, was diagnosed with his third bout of cancer in the last 13 years.  You would never know it to look at him.  He looks the picture of health and he’s always been an avid cyclist and tennis player and plans to be so again.  However, cancer can strike ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 20 September 2013 | Hits: 3873
We talked about Hats and about the life of Dr. Seuss in our last blog.  Now, I want to focus on the art itself. The Hat’s Off to Dr. Seuss and The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition coming to The Art Shop April 4 – 19 features Illustration Art, Secret Art, his Taxidermy Collection as well as Bronzes honoring Seuss characters. Seuss’s Illustration ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 6806
I mentioned in an earlier blog that Lenny and I are in the process of downsizing. In the last blog, I wrote about getting the house ready to put on the market. Five and ½ months later, our house has sold. Here’s a free tip: Your house sells much more quickly when you give it away. Keeping the house clean and in show condition for that length of ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7407
... you have an original or a limited-edition piece of some value, this might be a very good option for you. Based in Las Vegas, they have been selling art via the internet since 1995. Listing is free and commissions are on a sliding scale based on value of the art – 25% for $2,000 and up, 25% for $5,000 and up, etc. The Art Shop Last, but certainly not ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 8362
... could ever hope to have working for you – kind, loyal, dedicated and extremely talented. For 26 years, The Art Shop has been our second home and the staff our second family. This is a photo from our last staff meeting as owners taken just this morning Feb. 27th. From L-R is Will Hawkins, New owner Andy McAfee, newly retired owners Arlene and Lenny ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 27 February 2015 | Hits: 7268
... the last thing they want to do is choose between their art collection and investment and personal belongings being covered by the policy! Also, the above mentioned policies only cover specific risks: fire, smoke, vandalism, and water to name a few. It does not cover all types of damage or loss. What is the best way to insure your art? The best ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 6849
... limited.) Giclées can be printed on any surface – from canvas to water-color paper to vinyl to transparent acetate. Digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto nearly any media. This allows the artist to customize prints for a specific client. Giclées are brighter, last longer and the resolution is so high, they are virtually continuous ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10267
When Lenny and I decided to buy The Art Shop from his father, I worried what effect working together would have on our marriage.   That was twenty-five years ago. We celebrated our thirty-eighth wedding anniversary last month, so my worries were obviously unfounded. What about married artists painting together?     Married ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6322
10. Memories
... offices, my desk was next to the men’s room, which was most unpleasant, but I digress.) In keeping with last week’s blog about New Year’s resolutions, I vowed to clean up my desk and files and get organized.  Step one of that process was cleaning out the space in the shelf above my desk.  In doing so, I uncovered some interesting old treasures: An ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 11 January 2013 | Hits: 4028
... graduation season is just around the corner when proud graduates will receive diplomas that represent much hard work and thousands of tuition dollars. Unfortunately, we’ve seen too many diplomas end up in frames bought at the college bookstore – which usually means no archival mats or backs and frames made of wood pulp or plastic. In a few short ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 04 April 2013 | Hits: 3725
... since the all those lights keep the gallery warm even in the dead of winter.  It causes a lot of wear and tear on our air conditioners and enormously high electric bills. That is all about to change since we have recently converted all of the incandescent bulbs in our track lighting to LEDs. As you probably know, LEDs use 85% less energy and last ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 31 August 2012 | Hits: 3468
... you can select a battery-powered one.  The picture light company we use offers battery-powered lights up to 14 inches and they generally last up to 80 hours on a charge. Need Help? Andy McAfee, our long-time gallery director, is an expert on lighting and is always happy to advise you on putting your art in its best light.  Give him a call ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 11 July 2014 | Hits: 4017
... you’re paying the movers to unpack you). What is the last thing you’ll need to do? Hang all your photos and artwork. By that time, you are too tired to get off the sofa, much less decide what looks good where, measure, hammer and hang. Unless you’re really good at it, do you want to create a bunch of holes in your freshly painted wall until your ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 07 August 2014 | Hits: 7059
... Olympiad, which is hardly publicized, exists today.  The 2012 winner was sculptor, Martin Linson, for his entry "Omnipotent Triumph" (shown here) that pays tribute to the Paralympic athlete. As someone who was always picked last to be a part of any team sport, I think this is wonderful. Here are links to related articles: http ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 03 August 2012 | Hits: 3980
 
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