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We’re often asked how we select the art that hangs in our gallery.  The simple answer is we select what we think will sell.  How do we know that?  Experience. That’s not to say we haven’t made a few boo-boos over the years.  (There was that piece with the monkey sitting on a piano that stuck around for a few years, but that ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 11920
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: 3529
... a 2012 investigation over tax evasion, nearly 1,400 valuable pieces of art by Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and others were discovered in his Munich apartment.   He claimed his father, Hildebrand, acquired the works legally, but the elder Gurlitt, an art dealer, had a reputation of collaborating with the Nazis. Gurlitt later said his father opposed ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Hits: 7298
“One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…” “I do not like that Sam-I-am!” “Hop. Pop. Hop on Pop.” Unless you grew up under a rock, you know I’m quoting Dr. Seuss.  I cannot hear those words without getting nostalgic.  Lenny and I could probably recite most of his books by heart twenty-five years or so after we read them to our two children.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9051
.....And what does it have in common with cornflakes, silly putty, a slinky and chips? A giclée is a reproduction technique in which an image is generated from a high-resolution digital scan and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art and photo-based paper. The name “giclée” was first coined by ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10330
We’re just cleaning up from our Garmash/Danish show and now we’re getting ready for our Fifth Annual Holiday Open House (Thursday, December 6 from 7-9pm).  Yikes! It’s a quick turnaround! Before the show, we filled our walls with gorgeous Garmashes and Danishes for their show while the rest of our artists cooled their heels ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 4356
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: 8813
... 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: 7658
... to take care of your art. Another imperative topic is how to protect your art, specifically by insuring it. I spoke with Anne Gundlach, owner of the Anne Gundlach State Farm Agency in Greensboro, North Carolina, to find out all of the details that art owners need to know when insuring their art. What You Need To Insure Your Art: The first question ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7168
... along with the lie until he divorced her and she tried to convince everyone of the truth.  I won’t spoil the ending if you haven’t seen it. I was curious about other movies about artists, so I Googled it – Top Movies About Art or Artists. The Top 15 Movies About Artists (according to IMDB): Exit Through the Gift Shop Pollock The Agony ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6659
The image of Santa Claus as a man with a white beard and a big belly wearing a bright red suit is one that has evolved over time. There are numerous theories as to his origin – one being a 4th century Greek Christian bishop named St. Nicholas of Myra who was known for his gifts to the poor.  Early artists depicted him as having a long beard and ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 20 December 2013 | Hits: 4287
... April.  This was not long after my husband, Lenny, fearless leader of The Art Shop, was diagnosed with his third bout of cancer in the last 13 years.  You would never know it to look at him.  He looks the picture of health and he’s always been an avid cyclist and tennis player and plans to be so again.  However, cancer can strike ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 20 September 2013 | Hits: 3938
The Art Shop’s Inc. owner and president, Lenny Dolin, is an avid cyclist, tennis player and art lover, but unlike a lot of people who are either left brain or right brain, Lenny is also adept at debits and credits and anything to do with accounting.  What makes many people’s eyes glaze over comes easily to Lenny.  "I just know enough ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 14 May 2012 | Hits: 5852
The best gifts - the ones most appreciated and remembered years later- are those that have special meaning to the recipient. Custom framing gives you the opportunity to give someone a unique and meaningful gift.  With the holidays approaching, I thought it might be helpful to share some examples of wonderful framed gifts: A man’s pocket ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 01 December 2011 | Hits: 7187
We had a request from one of our favorite clients to write a blog about regular maintenance of artwork. He was concerned after seeing dust on their frames and canvases and wanted to clean them without doing anything that might cause damage. I remembered writing a blog once called “The Care & Feeding of Your Artwork,” and when I went back to look ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 05 September 2014 | Hits: 7599
 
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