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... some form of color deficiency versus 1 out of 12 men (although more women seem to have the “I need to match the mats to the pillow on the other side of the room” syndrome).  Want to see how well you differentiate colors?  Take this on-line challenge: http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge The ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 09 August 2013 | Hits: 7949
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: 7552
... Well, the Charity Art Auction is behind us and it was a big success. We sold 40 pieces that night – on line and in the gallery.  We held a Second Chance Auction on line the next day and sold 3 more pieces. Most important, we raised $2500 for The American Cancer Society.  Every penny over cost was donated to this great cause.  We ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 28 October 2013 | Hits: 4154
What should you look for when searching for a picture framer?  Here are the Top Three: 1. Experience Because picture framing is as much a science as it is an art, you want your framer to be well versed in the technical aspects of conservation framing.  The first rule of framing is the same as the  Hippocratic Oath – “First Do No Harm.”  ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 24 January 2014 | Hits: 4590
... he could continue to contribute to the magazine. Not only was it his middle name, but it was his mother’s maiden name as well. He studied briefly at Oxford University in London after graduation where he met his first wife, Helen, a children’s author and book editor.  After travelling throughout Europe, he returned to the US and began a career ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9104
We talked about Hats and about the life of Dr. Seuss in our last blog.  Now, I want to focus on the art itself. The Hat’s Off to Dr. Seuss and The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition coming to The Art Shop April 4 – 19 features Illustration Art, Secret Art, his Taxidermy Collection as well as Bronzes honoring Seuss characters. Seuss’s Illustration ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 6936
... 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: 6462
... for details and be sure to join us for a gorgeous selection of new original oil paintings painted just for this show as well as new limited edition work on canvas.  Richard will be doing a live painting demonstration and making personal dedications on any canvas purchased.   ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 25 April 2014 | Hits: 6609
... sad big-eyed children’s faces and you either loved them or hated them.  Apparently enough people loved them at the time to make Keane an extremely well known and successful artist.  Unfortunately, Walter wasn’t the artist – his wife was.  He convinced her no one would buy the art if it were done by a female artist.  She went ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6865
... collections. With mountains of stolen property piling up at Allied collecting points through Europe, they had to focus on returning the most famous and valuable works.  Critics say that strategy left out 90% of what was stolen. The Allies were there to clean up the mess as well as to rehabilitate and help the Germans put themselves back together ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014 | Hits: 9371
... or estate sale. Garage sale shoppers especially are looking for bargains, so you won’t make very much. You are not paying any commission (unless you hire a company to help with an estate sale), so whatever you sell, you keep. You have to deal with people coming to your home as you would with Craigslist, so that is a downside as well. Art Brokerage.com If ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 9145
... we often get asked is “Well, what information does my insurance agent need to insure my art for me?” Anne gave me the following list of important documents and information to have: The original Bill of Sale is preferable for any art, unless your art has changed in value since date of purchase. If your art has changed in value you will need ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7367
... apps for this, but after trying to figure them out, I decided it would be faster for me to just do it the old-fashioned way. I measured all the furniture and cut out pieces to scale. That allowed me to arrange the furniture in the new rooms and figure out what would have to go. I measured our art as well and figured out which pieces will go where.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7854
... 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: 12007
... of our gifts. This is our first ever Valentine’s Day Pre-Celebration, so we hope you’ll be there to help us make it a success. We held our first Holiday Open House in 2008 and it has become a highly anticipated annual event.  We’re hoping this will become a tradition as well.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2013 | Hits: 3975
 
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