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It’s always a little stressful to have an event.  You worry – Will we hang the gallery in time? Are people going to show up?  Will anyone buy anything? Is everyone having a good time?  Do we have enough food? If there’s a charity involved, will we raise enough money? Will I eat too much? No – wait…that’s not related to an event.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 28 October 2013 | Hits: 4051
... 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
It’s that time of year again – time to make your New Years Resolutions. Compare yours to the Top 10 New Years Resolutions: Spend more time with family and friends Get physically fit Lose weight Quit smoking Enjoy life more Quit drinking Get out of debt Learn something new Help others Get organized  These are all worthy goals to ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 30 December 2013 | Hits: 4563
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
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
... 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: 7268
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: 8409
Lenny and I live in about 2000 square feet. Since our house has 4180 square feet, we have over 2000 square feet of unused space ever since our kids grew up and moved away. We figured it was time to downsize. In staging our house for resale, our realtor recommended moving several pieces of furniture to the attic to make the rooms look larger. Gone went ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12810
It can be annoying when a light bulb goes out in your home and you have to replace it - especially when it is out of reach and you need a ladder to change it.  Imagine owning an art gallery with nearly 200 light bulbs each going out at a different time and each requiring a ladder to reach. It’s a never-ending task to which Andy or Chris will ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 31 August 2012 | Hits: 3467
.…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: 6270
“The way an artist sees the world tells you more about the world at his time than you can learn from any history book.”  So says our newest Design Consultant, Davis Clem. “I love that art contextualizes the world.” When she first enrolled in Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, she thought art was a waste of time and wanted nothing to do with ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 09 September 2013 | Hits: 3076
... at a show in 1979. She then sent photos and the Weatherspoon documentation to Sotheby’s in New York who agreed to sell the painting for her. It sold recently for $27,500 at auction.  The woman has been out of work for quite some time and has health and financial issues, so it’s easy to feel happy for her good fortune.  The purpose of ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 28 September 2012 | Hits: 4994
...  I love figurative work – mainly portraiture. In my free time, I am always working on an art project or taking an art class.  I enjoy working on finished drawings and my favorite medium is working in charcoal.  My drawing of my sister Danielle won Best in Show at the Yadkin County Art Council "Eye of the Artist Show" and Best in ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 23 April 2012 | Hits: 6255
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
... 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: 11831
 
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