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Lenny and I live in about 2000 square feet. Since our house has 4180 square feet, we have over 2000 square feet of unused space ever since our kids grew up and moved away. We figured it was time to downsize. In staging our house for resale, our realtor recommended moving several pieces of furniture to the attic to make the rooms look larger. Gone went ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12874
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: 3932
... on a professional diploma, it makes me wonder.          This person went to school for many years, spent a fortune on his or her education and worked very hard.  Such an investment in time, money and effort to earn a degree (and especially an advanced degree) warrants spending more than $10 to hang up your shingle. The ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 31 May 2013 | Hits: 3018
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: 5674
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: 5848
Here’s a great quote from English social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900):  “There is hardly anything in this world that a man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and people who consider price alone are this man’s lawful prey.  It is stupid to pay too much, but it is still worse to pay too little. When you pay too ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 04 April 2013 | Hits: 3789
... Planet Earth. (We haven’t ruled out other planets in the future – we feel they are untapped markets.) The Art Shop was established in 1899, which makes us one of the oldest art and framing galleries in the country.   Lenny and Arlene Dolin purchased the gallery in 1989 from Lenny’s dad, Stan Dolin, who had owned it since 1964.  The ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2011 | Hits: 4136
... 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: 5066
... as a cartoonist. He was published in several magazines, but spent 15 years creating ad campaigns for Standard Oil. He was too old to enlist during World War II, so he enlisted in Frank Capra’s Signal Corp to make training films.  After the war, he illustrated a collection of children’s sayings for Viking Press and then wrote his first book, And ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9051
... works, chances of it escalating in value after the death of the artist depend on the factors discussed above.  One thing to keep in mind is the condition of the art.  Art that is damaged or that needs restoration will not increase in value, so be sure to protect what you have. We’re always happy to evaluate the work and make recommendations ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 21 June 2013 | Hits: 6373
... Holiday Open House four years ago and had so much fun, we decided to make it an annual event.  The first two years, I thought it would be great fun to have all the catering done by the staff.  I collected dozens of recipes and baked and froze cookies and cakes for weeks prior to the show.  I even produced an Art Shop cookbook.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 4355
... sad big-eyed children’s faces and you either loved them or hated them.  Apparently enough people loved them at the time to make Keane an extremely well known and successful artist.  Unfortunately, Walter wasn’t the artist – his wife was.  He convinced her no one would buy the art if it were done by a female artist.  She went ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6657
... Jack Duganne in 1991.  He was a printmaker who wanted a name for a new type of print he was producing from an IRIS printer, a large format, high-resolution industrial prepress proofing inkjet printer that had been adapted for fine-art printing. He came up with “giclée” - based on the French word “gicleur” which means “nozzle” and its verb ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10330
... a call and make an appointment for him to evaluate it at no charge.  Again, we are looking for originals and limited-edition pieces by well-known artists.  Please note – this does not include paper lithographs by Bob Timberlake, Bill Mangum or other regional artists – there are numerous outlets to sell these. Originals by these artists would ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 23 January 2015 | Hits: 7333
... make very much money. I was in a big hurry to get rid of some pieces when we were getting ready to put our house on the market, so I took them to a local consignment shop. What I made didn’t even cover the cost of the glass. I’d have been better off donating them to GoodWill or Habitat and getting a tax deduction. (Check the fine print on your contract. ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 8812
 
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