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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: 1276
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: 674
"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: 1392
... 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: 1657
... 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: 1114
... 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: 911
... 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: 1288
... 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: 1186
... 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: 1778
... 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: 2451
... oils with his incredible palette knife technique, and they will be here along with artist Gerhard Nesvadba and his beautiful wheat fields and Tuscany vineyards This show will have the largest selection of works by Paulsen and Nesvadba in one place at the same time ever.  There are 110 pieces that have been painted exclusively for this show. So ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 28 October 2013 | Hits: 1011
... 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: 604
... 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: 656
... art is sold in Dafen, a small village in southern China. The 700 reproduction shops within a 2.5 square mile area house about 3000 painters who work from photographs of the originals. Many of the workers had no art training until they went through a three-month gallery-sponsored art training course. They work in assembly line fashion.  One ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Hits: 1319
... York, Atlanta and Las Vegas. Owners and directors of galleries across the country have signed up for Andy’s classes in Art Marketing and Art Event Planning. Evaluating art is another passion of Andy’s. Nearly every day, someone calls about or walks in with a piece of art they inherited, found or bought wanting to know what it is worth.  Andy loves ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 22 June 2012 | Hits: 1692
 
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