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We’re often asked how we select the art that hangs in our gallery.  The simple answer is we select what we think will sell.  How do we know that?  Experience. That’s not to say we haven’t made a few boo-boos over the years.  (There was that piece with the monkey sitting on a piano that stuck around for a few years, but that ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 12007
You might find this to be a strange blog topic from a fine art gallery in the business of selling art, but if we had a nickel for each time we’re asked this very question… Rarely a week goes by without someone calling us or bringing us a piece of art they want to sell. Either they have downsized and their art no longer fits (I can relate), they ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 9145
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
Did you hear about the woman from Concord who, while shopping for a blanket at a local Goodwill store, found two large canvases selling for $9.99 each?  She thought the pieces were ugly and dated, but bought them to paint over since she was an artist herself and canvas that size is expensive.  Her friends noticed a sticker on the back of ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 28 September 2012 | Hits: 5304
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: 7854
... to sell, donate or give away. I’m having a difficult time thinking about that because nearly every piece of art and furniture holds a special place in my heart – a memory of where we got it or to whom it once belonged. They are like personal friends I don’t want to lose. That’s going to be the hardest to decide. People who have successfully downsized ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12970
... February 28. Ironically, we are leaving to allow us to concentrate on Lenny’s health. I say ironically, because it was his dad’s battle with cancer that prompted him to sell The Art Shop to us and we now find ourselves in a similar position. Fighting cancer has become a full time job and with the help of the staff of Bowman Gray Cancer Center, that ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 27 February 2015 | Hits: 7886
... go out to dinner (or home to dinner).  Register to win prizes Shop for a beautiful gift (starting at $25).  Better yet, surprise your sweetheart with a beautifully wrapped gift you purchased on-line ahead of time. (VIEW GIFT ITEMS) Note:  We don’t sell car wash gift certificates.  If you’re out of town, we can ship any ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2013 | Hits: 3975
... Shop here Friday night.” We knew The Art Shop was once a photography studio in addition to selling art supplies and custom framing.  In fact, a client once brought us an old photography sleeve from those days.  We had also heard The Art Shop had organized the first photography club in Greensboro, but here was photographic evidence. This ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 01 December 2014 | Hits: 6643
Hi! Davis here! I’ve taken over the blog from Arlene this week. I wanted to write about something that is an extremely important part of being an art collector and owner: insuring your art. Every week we get numerous questions from collectors and owners about art including: how to sell art, what to look for when framing your art, and the best way ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7367
.…does the price of the work increase in value? It’s a question we get asked very often.  The answer is:  Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In most cases, an artist’s death has little or no impact on the selling price of his work. Artists who were ignored in life are generally ignored in death. Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin were ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 21 June 2013 | Hits: 6461
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: 3847
... about the Polish sausage from The Mighty Igor.)  In addition to handling all the finances, Lenny handles the bulk of our Internet marketing.  The Art Shop sells art and framing all over the world through our web site and Lenny corresponds with many of the people who send inquiries about our artists. With his knowledge of the business and ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 14 May 2012 | Hits: 5910
If you’ve read our blogs, you know that Lenny and I recently sold our large home and have moved to a smaller one. Part of the whole buying-selling ordeal, I mean opportunity, was the use of Listingbook.com, a very handy web site for the real estate industry. Our realtor helped us put in the parameters we were searching for – price range, number of ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 07 August 2014 | Hits: 7507
...  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: 4069
 
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