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I remember many years ago, Lenny and I went to MOMA for the first time.  We stared incredulously at a canvas painted solid blue.  As many neophytes say when they see an abstract, we declared “A child could do that!” and “How ridiculous for this to be hanging in a museum!” I’m actually now a fan of abstract - although I still think ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 25 April 2014 | Hits: 4137
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: 328
I thought it might be fun to introduce each member of The Art Shop staff by letting them tell you what they love to do (as related to The Art Shop).  Since I’m the one writing most of the blogs, I guess I’ll start with me. I am Arlene Dolin, Vice-President.  My husband, Lenny, and I have owned The Art Shop since 1989, which is difficult to ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 19 March 2012 | Hits: 2021
It happens pretty often. Someone will call for Andy and without thinking, we say, “He’s out on a hanging.”  There’s usually a pause on the other end of the phone as they envision Andy holding a rope instead of a hammer and picture hooks.  Art Installation Services Many people don’t realize we offer “hanging services” along with art, custom ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 30 May 2014 | Hits: 902
"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: 6550
When I’m in a doctor’s office (or attorney’s or financial consultant’s), I always look on the wall for framed diplomas and credentials. I take note of what university or medical school they attended and then I look at the professionalism of the framing. Is it just because I’m in the business or do you do the same thing? When I see Walmart frames ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 31 May 2013 | Hits: 1162
... love to talk about what they are framing and we love to hear the stories.  We’ve heard some unbelievable tales of wild vacations (wish I could tell you, but we keep secrets), celebrity encounters, interesting family histories and many others.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, we frame photos of lost loved ones and sometimes, it’s ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 10 August 2012 | Hits: 2365
... testify since they are the ones who have to change all those bulbs.   Imagine the cost of having 200 light bulbs shining all day every day. Those 200 bulbs generate a great deal of heat, so at The Art Shop, our air conditioners have worked overtime to keep the gallery cool – a challenge in 100 degree weather and a must even during the winters ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 31 August 2012 | Hits: 1640
... limited.) Giclées can be printed on any surface – from canvas to water-color paper to vinyl to transparent acetate. Digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto nearly any media. This allows the artist to customize prints for a specific client. Giclées are brighter, last longer and the resolution is so high, they are virtually continuous ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 7976
... 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: 3739
... well known exceptions to this.  They were penniless social outcasts whose works were held in contempt until after they died. Of course, this was in the late 1800’s.  In today’s marketplace, the concept of a starving artist whose death gives his work new life rarely happens - unless a dealer decides to capitalize on the death and aggressively ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 21 June 2013 | Hits: 2699
... the Nazis, but cooperated with them to save the works of art.  Many of these works were believed to have been stolen from Jewish art dealers or owned by Jewish collectors forced to sell them far below their value. German authorities kept their discovery a secret for two years, drawing criticism from the US, France and Israel.  They tried ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Hits: 3323
... than dark backgrounds Beautiful young women and children sell better than ugly old men. (Go figure.) Sick children and widows wearing black sold well in the Victorian era, but they’re a hard sell today. (No surprise there.) A good humored woman sells better than a grumpy one and “even the faintest hint of a mustache ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 7648
... of crashing waves upon the sand, you can almost hear the sound.  They are that incredible. About the Artist Klevenskiy was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (formerly USSR) in 1964. His father was an architect and after viewing his drawings, he became interested in art. He was Assistant Art Director at a film studio in Moldova and graduated ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 06 January 2014 | Hits: 4150
... wearing canonical robes. Another theory is he was inspired by the Norse pagan God, Odin, who according to legend led a hunting party through the sky on a flying horse during the festival of Yule. Children would fill their boots with sugar, carrots or straw, leave them on the hearth for Odin’s horse and they were rewarded with ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 20 December 2013 | Hits: 2120
 
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