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... comfortable chairs, end tables that belonged to grandmothers and favorite knick-knacks.  Brass dates a house, we were told, so I changed every doorknob and hinge in the house   – a skill I quickly learned to save the $1,000 a contractor was going to charge.      I must say – it looks great. Staging also required ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 1297
... believe since I don’t feel that old!  I’m pictured on The Art Shop sofa after a staff meeting with Molly & Emma – our two rescued babies. Rescuing dogs is another thing I’m passionate about, but this is a blog about The Art Shop, so I digress. While I love picking out framing in general, I especially love framing invitations and announcements ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 19 March 2012 | Hits: 1827
At the recent wedding of a friend, the bride & groom read letters to each other during the ceremony.  It reminded me that over 35 years ago, I had written a letter to Lenny the night before we got married (in 1975).  Since he had no memory of it (of course),  I was determined to find it.  I was sure it had to be in an old trunk ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 13 July 2012 | Hits: 3447
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: 1877
When you’re a framer, you often have the great fortune to see some amazing and wonderful things clients bring in.  Recently, an elderly gentleman brought in an old school photo. In the photo, he is a young boy among 30 or so other children and their teacher standing in the schoolyard. We get lots of old photos and we love to see them.  What ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 02 April 2012 | Hits: 2212
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: 4964
... he could continue to contribute to the magazine. Not only was it his middle name, but it was his mother’s maiden name as well. He studied briefly at Oxford University in London after graduation where he met his first wife, Helen, a children’s author and book editor.  After travelling throughout Europe, he returned to the US and began a career ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 4960
... a 2012 investigation over tax evasion, nearly 1,400 valuable pieces of art by Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and others were discovered in his Munich apartment.   He claimed his father, Hildebrand, acquired the works legally, but the elder Gurlitt, an art dealer, had a reputation of collaborating with the Nazis. Gurlitt later said his father opposed ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Hits: 2315
... 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: 6396
... he created at night for his own enjoyment – he was an “illustrator by day and a surrealist by night.”  . This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, still depicts outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings and still has the Seuss humor and the often deeper meaning his characters portrayed.  It breaks new ground, using ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 3545
... on an otherwise beautiful woman immediately lowers the value.” (Hence, the title of this blog.) Men in uniform (especially a red one) sell better than men in ordinary clothes. Female nudes sell better than male ones, but anything overtly sexual doesn’t sell (at least not in a gallery – the Internet is another story). Landscapes  ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 6603
...  I saw a great post on Pinterest the other day.  It said: "He who works with his hands is a laborer.  He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.  He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." I’ve got a few lines to add to that:  He who copies the work of an artist to sell as ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Hits: 2073
... 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: 1951
... 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: 3573
... 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: 3317
 
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