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"You can wipe out a generation of people. You can burn their homes to the ground, and somehow they'll still come back. But if you destroy their achievements and their history, then it's like they never existed." So said George Stout, conservator and museum director, who helped start the real-life Monuments Men upon which the movie by the ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014 | Hits: 6657
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: 2945
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: 3115
... is here, that means outdoor tennis, cycling without having to dress like I’m going skiing and it means fresh new art at The Art Shop.  It also means we are starting to gear up for a new year of special events, great artist shows and lots of new art. We love receiving and opening shipments of new art.  It’s like getting a treasure ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 25 March 2013 | Hits: 3641
...  artists who would pick this subject matter. Bet they’re fun to be around.) There is a hierarchy in the animal world as well – especially dogs. Spaniels, terriers and setters sell better than Pomeranians, Alsatians or collies. Pedigrees sell better than “mongrels”. (I don’t like that word. My mixed breed rescue dogs are beautiful!) ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 7948
... with a degree in Teaching of Drawing and Painting from Republic College of Art in Moldavia and with a degree in Art Design of Feature Films and TV from the All-Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. By combining his classical training and his background in cinematography, Klevenskiy paints in a style unlike any other artist. Many New Artists We ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 06 January 2014 | Hits: 4296
... on Ebay, this is what you are most likely getting – the work of a dozen or so poor Chinese assembly-line workers. It will never escalate in value and you will probably never be able to resell it.  The old saying "You get what you pay for" applies in this case.  Buyer Beware: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Get or ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Hits: 2289
... extremely  limited.  If you would like to join us for this event, add a comment below.   Send us a paragraph or two about why you would like to have dinner with Vidan.  If you are a collector, be sure to tell us about your collection. Please make certain that you are available on May 4th at 5:00 p.m. for dinner and 7 – 9 p.m. ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 09 March 2012 | Hits: 16762
... while others use clear gesso, some have a great deal of texture while others apply a thin layer of paint. In either case, the canvas has more texture and dimension when it is embellished and looks more like an original. And both serigraphs and giclees can be embellished. Looks More Like An Original Painting Since embellished canvases involve greater ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 02 March 2012 | Hits: 19594
... an interpreter), “All the time.”  They are successful artists and still married, so those arguments must not be serious ones. Our Newest Artists Tatyana and Vadim Klevenskiy Our newest artists, Tatyana and Vadim Klevenskiy (see previous blog), are another example of married artists.  Unlike Garmash, they don’t paint on the same canvas, ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 3820
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: 2597
... 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: 2554
... to the seller. You can rest assured our skilled team will pack your art securely and have it arrive at its destination safely. In the unlikely event of a shipping insurance claim, we handle all of that for you. Our consignment terms range, depending on the piece and whether or not it was purchased from us. The ease and peace of mind ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 557
... appraised; for certain items a certified appraisal may be necessary. If your art has never been insured before, it is likely your agent will also have to see the piece(s) for consideration in person. They may also need to photograph the work(s) for the policy. These precautions are taken to authenticate the art, and prevent fraud, or ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 250
... to go.  I’m not so emotionally attached to the furniture, but the art is a different story. The art makes the house MY home. The thought of getting rid of any of the pieces makes me very sad – like saying goodbye to a dear friend. On one of our trips to the new house, I measured all the walls in each room and drew them to scale. Yes, I know there are ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 1740
 
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