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  One of our favorite sayings is "If it isn’t moving, we can frame it."  (We were tested once while framing huge spider.  IT MOVED! The framer had extensive therapy and is doing fine now. Thank you.) When you work with clients on framing projects, you often have a window into their lives and it can be a rather intimate experience.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | Hits: 3829
... to take care of your art. Another imperative topic is how to protect your art, specifically by insuring it. I spoke with Anne Gundlach, owner of the Anne Gundlach State Farm Agency in Greensboro, North Carolina, to find out all of the details that art owners need to know when insuring their art. What You Need To Insure Your Art: The first question ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7168
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: 7335
"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: 9304
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: 5066
There’s an important update to our previous blog, “The True Story of Monuments Men.”  In the blog, I wrote about the real life heroes who worked tirelessly to restore and return to their rightful owners art stolen by the Nazis.   I mentioned the high-profile case of Cornelius Gurlitt, son of one of Hitler’s major art dealers. During ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Hits: 7298
... was a long time ago. We finally sold it/unloaded it to our sister-in-law who loves it.) A recent article in THE ART NEWSPAPER talked about how subject matter, color and shape all impact a painting’s market value. While there are always exceptions to these rules, here are some of their findings: Light backgrounds generally sell better ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 11920
... Artists - Michael & Inessa Garmash  Michael and Inessa Garmash, The Art Shop’s Russian painting duo, paint together on the same canvas and have done so beautifully and successfully for many years.  On their first visit to Greensboro, we had dinner with them and asked if they ever argued over a painting.  They laughed and said (through ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6396
... realize the number of works available now becomes finite after his death. With no new art available, panic sets in, collectors scramble to find the work and prices spike.  In most cases, after a period of time, the prices gradually settle back down. Prices of art by Andy Warhol and Basquiat spiked after their deaths and have come back down ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 21 June 2013 | Hits: 6374
We had a request from one of our favorite clients to write a blog about regular maintenance of artwork. He was concerned after seeing dust on their frames and canvases and wanted to clean them without doing anything that might cause damage. I remembered writing a blog once called “The Care & Feeding of Your Artwork,” and when I went back to look ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 05 September 2014 | Hits: 7599
... form “gicler” which means “to spray.” Giclées have several advantages over lithographs: Artists can produce their work as needed as opposed to having to produce a mass edition. Once an image is digitized, it can be saved and printed on demand. This eliminates the often prohibitive up front costs of printing a full edition. (Giclée’s editions are still ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10330
... have been a permanent reminder of that beautiful stage of our lives and theirs.  If I only knew then what I know now. At The Art Shop, we’ve had the great pleasure of commissioning portraits for several clients with various amazing artists.  The end results are beyond your typical portrait with the subject in front of a fuzzy background.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 07 June 2012 | Hits: 4564
... ever competed. Just as professional athletes were barred from competing at that time, neither were professional artists allowed to submit their works. Very little is known about the winners from those years because there was little thought to documentation of the awards.  The best documented Arts Olympics were the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin. ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 03 August 2012 | Hits: 4036
... were surprised and touched by the number of people who expressed concern for Lenny’s recovery and who told us of their own brush with the disease.  The knowledge that just 10% of the population hasn’t been touched by cancer – either their own or a close friend’s or a relative’s – made all the work involved in putting on the auction worthwhile. ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 28 October 2013 | Hits: 4107
... window” and my favorites – “The yard is too small (it’s the size of a football field) and “The downstairs family room isn’t big enough for us to gather with our teen-aged boys.” We have a huge playroom upstairs and as my wise daughter pointed out, how often do teen-aged boys want to hang out with their parents anyway? We learned if someone doesn’t ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7695
 
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