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I tend to make New Year’s resolutions every December 31 and by January 14, I’ve forgotten all about them.  Something tells me I’m not the only one guilty of this. I saw a very interesting alternative to making resolutions, so I’m hopeful this year will be different.  It was in an article in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY entitled: "Five ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 31 December 2012 | Hits: 3874
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: 6492
... Now, we love to read them to our granddaughter whenever we see her. We are very excited to be hosting the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” exhibit from April 4 – 19 along with works from the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss collection. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, this is the first time in history ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9002
When Lenny and I decided to buy The Art Shop from his father, I worried what effect working together would have on our marriage.   That was twenty-five years ago. We celebrated our thirty-eighth wedding anniversary last month, so my worries were obviously unfounded. What about married artists painting together?     Married ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6322
Any plans for Valentine’s Day? Hope your celebration is better than this woman’s - she & her husband go to the card store every Valentine’s Day, pick out cards, read them to each other and then put them back on the shelf. (Yes, cards are pricey, but come on!) And I hope your spouse is more romantic than this woman’s - her husband (now ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2013 | Hits: 3874
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: 3873
... 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: 4747
This lovely photo of The Art Shop marquee was taken in March of 1989. Lenny and I had just purchased The Art Shop from his dad, Stan Dolin, who had owned it since 1964. My, how young we were! Lenny has less hair now (a lot less) and I no longer have a hideous perm. I’m posting this marquee memory for a reason – to announce our retirement effective ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 27 February 2015 | Hits: 7268
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: 6849
Vadim Klevenskiy Winter is my least favorite season. I hate cold weather and I hate that it gets dark at so early.  Maybe that’s what attracts me to one of our newest artists, Vadim Klevenskiy.  One look at his nearly photographic paintings of gorgeous flowers and I am transported to springtime.  Janelle says when you view his paintings ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 06 January 2014 | Hits: 8408
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: 8362
... is unique about this photo is that it was taken in Germany in the 1930’s. What is unique about the school is that it was a segregated school for Jewish children located on the grounds of what was then called an insane asylum. When the Nazis came to power, all the Jewish children in the town were sent there. Walter, the second child from ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 02 April 2012 | Hits: 4003
Hi.  Lenny here -giving Arlene some well-deserved, good behavior time off from being our official blogger. Spring is here.  I know, not officially as of this writing, but I declare that spring is here.  ‘Cause I’m tired of the cold, tired of getting colds and tired of being cooped up in the house. So there! And now that spring ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 25 March 2013 | Hits: 5391
A New Year’s Resolution – Buy Local and "Call the Man, Aunt Bea!"  There’s an expression Lenny and I use nearly every time something needs to be repaired in our house – "Call the man, Aunt Bea!  Call the man!"  If you’re an ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW fan, you’ll recognize this right away. In a favorite episode, Aunt ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 26 December 2011 | Hits: 7512
Tough Framing Project?  Ask Chris. Webster’s defines "challenge" as "a stimulating task or problem." And that is what our Production Director Chris Taylor loves.  Whenever we have a framing question or tough framing problem to solve, the answer is usually, "Let’s ask Chris." About Chris Taylor Chris ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 20 July 2012 | Hits: 3925
 
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