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May 12, 2018

Dear Art Shop Folks,

You folks sure do IMPECCABLE work and I could NOT be happier!!!  Not only that, but everyone I’ve talked with in your shop is very nice, pleasant and very helpful.  I to to your shop because

I KNOW the job you guys do is FANTASTIC!!!  I’m surprised my eyes haven’t shattered the glass out of the frame every time you’ve unveiled the framing.  Yes, it is that great of a job!!!

Thank you ALL again for the FANTASTIC work that you do!!!

Very sincerely,

William D. Curry


March 1, 2016

Good morning, Andy.

Just wanted to say thank you for hanging the pictures in our Board Room.  I was very hesitant about re-hanging all those pictures, thinking they would make the room look cluttered, but you did an awesome job and they look fantastic!!!

Love your eye for all the details – from spacing to alignment.  Looks amazing and I can’t wait to see how the other areas turn out.

Thanks again for the awesome job!

Brenda L. Smith
Executive Assistant to the President, GMA


May 18, 2015

I would personally like to thank the staff of The Art Shop for hosting the 2015 State Pastel Exhibit and workshop.
The gallery is beautiful and just a wonderful venue to showcase the art.
The whole staff could not have been more accommodating.  Anything that we asked was done and done with a smile.
Thanks so much for making this show one of the best!
Thanks so much,

Donna Slade (PSNC State Chair)



Dear Andy,

We here at WhiteStone surely appreciated and enjoyed your speaking to us Monday night!  It shows when a person loves what they are doing as that love and enthusiasm passes to the audience and captures their interest and attention. Since Monday, a lot of people have passed on their comments about their appreciation for your speaking and their interest in what you had to say.

Hopefully we can have you back next year at a more convenient time for our residents.

Much luck in your continued success at The Art Shop!

Again, thanks!

Jo Ann Cox


Dear Andy,

I wanted to add a sincere thank you for the program on restoring art.  Many of the ladies commented to me personally about your knowledge and presentation.
Thank you again for offering your expertise and being our speaker at the Rachel Caldwell DAR meeting.

Fran McCandless
Vice Regent – Rachel Caldwell DAR


Dear Arlene and Lenny,

I want to thank you very much for your help and support of iTRY.  You organized and hosted a great event and donated generously a wonderful piece of art.
Please thank everybody at The Art Shop for all their assistance and help, and especially Andy as it was him being the dynamic part in not only putting it all together but more so spending his time in helping iTRY and giving a generous donation himself.
We had a wonderful time that evening and it was a joy to see Raimee at this event enjoying the art and be included.  There was one particular painting he liked very much besides the bronze figures and I still see him standing in front of the painting with a big smile.
Thank you for putting this smile on his face.
Yours faithfully,

Frank Recker

Dear Andy,
Thank you so much for your many kindnesses to me through these last few years.  I consider you a friend and am thankful for you.  I appreciate the fine job The Art Shop does when framing pictures for me.

To Everyone at The Art Shop,

Thank you so very much for including us in the wonderful evening you arranged.  We are always impressed by the generous efforts of The Art Shop to create a relaxed and very enjoyable connection between the local community and the international art world.  The meal with the artists, the wine, the limo ride and the company were truly special.

Thank you again.
Anne & Ron

Dear Andy,


Thank you for the informative program you gave the Yardbirds Garden Club.  The presentation & topics covered – evaluation, restoration, value – were exactly what the serious collector and the novice could understand.  I loved the way you showed and talked about the various mediums and the members liked “show and tell” where they brought their own art work and you talked about it.  So many members mentioned that The Art Shop is a best kept secret.  Thanks again for hosting the Yardbirds Garden Club and sharing your knowledge and ideas about the art world.




What a marvelous job on this difficult restoration.  Please proceed with the printing and 2 prints of your work.  Hope you have a wonderful vacation and look forward to doing business with you again.

Kindest Regards,

Dear Janelle,

…It thrills and delights me to see the marvelous work you did on my family photograph. To say you did an excellent job isn’t even enough. I have several photographs on this surface that I wish to be brought back from the dead.  …Are you up to the challenge?

Faithfully yours,

Dear Andy,

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise with The Yard Birds Garden Club.  We all learned so much from you.  The Art Shop is very fortunate to have you and your many talents.  You certainly opened our eyes to many things that are taking place there.  Thank you again!

Most Sincerely,
The Yard Birds Garden Club

Dear Lenny & Arlene,

I know I already thanked you for the framed invitation before I got it, but I just had to write again because George and I were absolutely floored with how beautiful it turned out!  We will cherish it forever.  I loved how you were able to incorporate the invitation into the framed “masterpiece.”  Thank you soooo much!

Blaire & George

ear The Art Shop,

hanks for putting on such a fantastic show! Everyone was so warm, wonderful, and welcoming. I found the gallery very classy and beautifully arranged. We must do it again sometime.

Philip Philbeck


Dear Lenny Dolin, President, THE ART SHOP, INC.,

Thank you so much for your very timely, courteous, and professional reply to our inquiry!

The personal and helpful-focused manner in which you handled our request was (and is) most considerate of you, and is truly appreciated.  And, further demonstrates why “The Art Shop” has received the many much-earned and deserved recognitions for “EXCELLENCE” in your line of business! 

With The Warmest of Regardss

Cecilia, Parsons KS

Hi Janelle,

I just wanted to say thank you again for your warm hospitality to me and my sister,  on Monday. We went from your Gallery to visit others in GSO and WOW!!! what a contrast. WE LOVE your Gallery not only in its design and layout, but most especially your kindness and friendliness , not to mention the Beautiful Art work. So Thank You and please thank everyone else for us.

Blessings to You,


Thank you so much for your informative talk with our club last Friday. It
was great! So many of my friends have told me how much they loved it!. I
think you will hear from them!
Looking at my own art, I see how much could be done here.

Best to you, look forward to seeing you again,

Dear The Art Shop

Got it!  It is so awesome and frame is perfect…very nice job. Thank you.

Dear Lenny and Staff at The Art Shop
Jim and I are thrilled to have won the giclee of the street scene by Dmitri Danish.  What a terrific surprise for us and the bonus was meeting him in person at The Art Shop.  We’ll long remember this and treasure your generous prize.

Jim and Betty

Dear Staff at the Art Shop:  We trusted you last year with our signed photograph of all our wedding attendees, and then with a beautiful etching acquired during our honeymoon in Vienna. Since then you’ve also framed two cherished, valuable antique maps. And currently, you’re framing two gorgeous oil paintings of our children. Every time we’ve visited you, we’ve received exceptional, personal service. The expertise and warmth of your staff is like no other. Thank you for all you do!
Traci and James


Hi Janelle

We just wanted to express our sincere appreciation for everything you and your staff provided at the Garmash/Danish show. You all certainly outdid yourselves. It was a tremendous success.  The entire evening was very special.

We are now looking forward to hanging my new acquisition as soon as possible along with receiving some of the pictures you took with us and Michael and Inessa.  It was all amazing! Again, Many thanks.


Jack and Sue


Dear Andy,

We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on October 18th at our 2012 Fall Adventures In Learning Forum.  Quality programs such as yours contribute to the rave reviews that many of our participants continue to give Adventures In Learning.  Volunteers like you make “Adventures” possible, and we are grateful to your for your willingness to contribute to our program.


Dick S.
Chair, Adventures In Learning Planning Committee, Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro


Andy, When Lew and I heard you were going to be on Rock 92, we had to tune in. You were great! From the day we walked into the studio just to look around to the day we purchased our Fiore, you have always been so helpful in explaining how to choose the right art and how to pick out the right size to hang over over fireplace mantel. Your interview was not only informative, it was very entertaining!

Chris, you are gifted and the craftsmanship of your talent shines through your work. Please continue to use your talented heart, hands and mind!
Blessings to you and The Art Shop staff for selecting your appealing eyes for great taste; and pride in what you do. From my heart to everyone; much love to

Viola ..


Andy, Thank you so much for such an interesting and informative meeting!  You are officially nominated for “Best Meeting of the Year” and are welcome back anytime.  Again, thank you !
Board of Directors, Gateway Civitan Club

Arlene, some of my happiest times have been at The Art Shop! Dave and I so enjoy your beautiful gallery and especially the gallery events. The framing you did for the print in our dining room is exquisite and the lamps over the two new pieces work wonders for illuminating them. We received so many wonderful tips and ideas at Andy’s restoration seminar. Thank you for making The Art Shop a place to enjoy and savor.
Congratulations on your anniversary and the many well-deserved awards The Art Shop has won.
Look forward to many more happy times with you and Lenny.

Judy ..



Chris and Staff,
Even though its been a while, I want to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on the shadowbox of my Dad’s navy items for my Mom. We all loved the picture so much. We appreciate all the work you put into it. Thanks a lot.

Lenny, I love it – great job on the framing! Thank you again for everything!

Hello Lenny,
I hope you had a great weekend!
I wanted to convey once again my appreciation for your professionalism, attention to detail, and communication.
Also, if there is any way to extend our very sincerest gratitude to the artist, Mr. Johnson, for accommodating our wishes for the dedication, I would also be most appreciative.



Dear Jaqui,
We can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous frame with all of our wedding invites…We look at it each day hanging in our dining room and think of our big day. Thank you so much for all the thought and care you took..
Marisa and Matt

i  Lenny,
I just received the Sabzi, Cocktails in the City, and I am thrilled!!!! Thank you so very much and please thank Sabzi for me, the dedication was perfect. I am most grateful for all that you have done to make this happen for me.
Kind regards, Megan

Hi Lenny,

Sorry I didn’t get the chance to email you yesterday. I did get my Pino, and it is beautiful. We hung it in it’s place today and it looks perfect!
Thanks for all your efforts.

We received the package on Monday. It looks wonderful, thank you very much for finding it for us and getting Arvid to dedicate it for us.


Thank you Lenny, I really appreciate your help and the way you took care of my purchase. The painting was here before noon. I will be sure to come to you first for my next art purchase. You’re the best!


To each of you at The Art Shop,
I just had to say “thank you” again for all the assistance you gave me when I purchased “Angelica.” The framing is outstanding! I called Andy for advice on lighting and now have “Angelica” lit up perfectly. And thanks for the input and assistance you gave me Arlene and Lenny. I look forward to my next trip to Greensboro so I can visit The Art Shop. All the best to each of you in 2011.

Okay, so if we are ever forced to evacuate quickly, that picture will be the one thing I take with me other than my cat! It’s absolutely gorgeous and I love the frame. It’s a wow for sure and now I may have to hang it somewhere in the living room so everyone can see it.
Thanks so much for the speedy shipping.


Hi Here are a few snapshots of the Something Worth Celebrating painting and our other 2 Arvids. Thanks for making it happen. You were very professional and enjoyable to work with during this purchase.Hope you have a great 2011!



Dear Lenny,

The canvas has arrived and the wait was well worth the outcome. My expectations were exceeded in every way. The canvas is beautiful, and the dedication is very special. The professionalism you showed me started with my lengthy decision making and carried through with the appraisal and even the packaging. You never met me yet I know through your actions your customer service is superb. It will be awhile before I can make another purchase but I know as I continue to grow in my art appreciation and acquisition I will work with you again.

Thank you and Best wishes!


Dear Andy,

To be retired recently and to try reinventing oneself is so intimidating. To find places like The Art Shop and people like you makes the whole process not only bearable but enjoyable. For what you have shared and taught, especially for the referral…Thank you.


Dear Andy,

Thank you so much for the expert job you did restoring our “sun face”! I really appreciate your service and expertise and look forward to giving you more business in the future! Sincerely,



I just love my new artwork. The paintings really bring the rooms to life. Every person who visits stops in their tracks when they see them. They compliment both the art and the frames (which are perfect beacause of Jaqui’s help.) Thanks for everything.


Dear The Art Shop,
When I came to The Art Shop with our watercolor of Salisbury Cathedral, I was not sure that anything could be done to correct the large dark marks that had developed over the years from the wood backing. I was fortunate to speak to your restoration expert and she carefully explained how she could restore the painting. I was thrilled when I saw her finished work! It is impossible to detect where the problems were and we can hang this family heirloom with pride.  My husband joins me in saying, ‘thank you for a wonderful restoration.”


Hi folks,
We just picked up our son’s Eagle Scout shadow box framed in time for Christmas, thanks to the wonderful efforts of Jini. Her artful vision and thoughtfulness were a real blessing on this project! This is something our son will enjoy for many years to come.
Thanks to Jini and all the professionals at the Art Shop, our favorite framing place.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Hello Lenny,
The pictures  came yesterday and are now hanging in my family room where I can see them every day.   I am very happy with the framing.  Thank you for your selection and advice.  I couldn’t be more pleased.  The pictures, together, are simply gorgeous.  You guys do a great job.  Especially in bringing these two wonderful artists to your shop for a special show. I hope they were able to sell a lot.  They certainly deserve our support.
Many thanks to all and Merry Christmas.

Dear Andy,

I’m beginning to feel like we are family!! You really are a thoughtful and wonderful guy and I appreciate your visit to Ft. Worth to hang our artwork. Always fun to see you and the cool corks and the beautiful box were a big bonus. Hope to see you again soon…Jan

Hi Jini,
We arrived home safe and sound from our trip to the upper pennisula in Michigan. Very tired and back to work now :(
Opened my paper up and saw The Art Shop ad….I cried. You touched my heart and honored a humble man. When I get through crying I will come pick it up. Seriously, it did make me cry. ….Exceeded my expectations (that is typical of the work that you do).
A great big hug…see you soon…Linda

Hi Lenny,

…As it turns out, we made no selection at all for now…One thing is for sure, if we decide to move on the Nesvadba piece, I PROMISE, your gallery will be our choice. The reason is that your service and very up front attitude is what won us over hands down. I do hope we can do business in the future. Thanks for all your efforts… George

We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you and your Gallery Director, Andy McAfee. First and foremost, the amount of professionalism and courtesy we found at The Art Shop as we selected and purchased our artwork was beyond compare. Then, you took customer service to a whole new level…Andy has been an excellent representative of your company and we could not even begin to explain how helpful he has been to us… – Mr. & Mrs. Sims

Lenny and Arlene,
The package arrived this afternoon (perhaps the very best wrapped package in the history of the world!). As always you did a magnificent job. It’s really quite beautiful and striking and will be a treasure to Don, to me, and to everyone in our family.
Barbara G.

Lenny –
Lee painting delivered this evening, safe and sound. Your packing is exemplary. Stunning piece! Thanks again for a perfect transaction.

How wonderful it is to have friends like you to help us. Thank you so much for your food donation of 493 pounds that now truly is life blood to Greensboro Urban Ministry. Our need for food continues to escalate. We can never express how much we appreciate your coming to our aid and the aid of the community with your gift…Greensboro Urban Ministry

I want to express my appreciation to Jaqui for the delightful consultation she provided towards the design of the matting and framing of my two photographs. It was very important that these images be presented with the utmost professional presentation. Jaqui took the time to assist me in meeting many variables, including museum quality standards, cost efficiency and the complimentary relationship between the images, matting and framing. It is a pleasure doing business with you. – M. Peterson

J ini, Thank you for doing such a great job on the full page newspaper listing of all-county/all-area football players. It looks great! Already hanging in my office. I will be requesting your assistance in the future! Thanks again. – J. Douglas

Dear Lenny and Andy, We can’t thank you enough for your parternship with the Greensboro Children’s Museum! We love Eric’s new piece and the bench was greatly needed in the plaza. With your help, unique pieces continue to give a personal, warm feel to the museum plus acknowledge the talent of a local artist. Thanks again. – S. Matz.

I cannot tell you how refreshing you have been. In the UK, one would never get the service you are providing. I am eternally grateful for all the info you have given me. – P. Graham

Lenny, Thank you for working with me on the Guinther frame and the Pino. Your help is greatly appreciated. I enjoy your gallery and all the super and special friends that work there.- Marcy

Dear The Art Shop, Congratulations on your # 1 Gallery Award from Decor Magazine. That’s a great honor. Good luck and best wishes.
Bob Timberlake

Dear Lenny,
I would like to thank you for the beautifully framed newspaper article. Your thoughtfullness is truly appreciated. The framing that you did is absolutely gorgeous and we will proudly display it. Thank you again. You really made us feel very special. -A. Clayton

To The Art Shop,
Just want to thank everyone who took part in framing the tapestry and accomplishing such a wonderful result. It looks beautiful and fits with everything else in the room. You did a wonderful job… – R. Troxler

Thank you for e mailing me your excellent newsletters. I live in the UK where your standard of service to the customer would be an exception. I love Pinos work , the 2009 collection is superb.Have a great year 2009. – Rose

Dear Lenny….   You are a MAN of your WORD!    My Pino book arrived by and I’ve already soaked up the first “scan thru”…and now literally EATING the text!  Oh My…..I am so pleased to have this wonderful book in my library! … Pino is a “Master” of the human form….and how pleased I am to be on earth at this time to appreciate his work.   Thanks for your expediency, you certainly cheered my mood…..now my cold doesn’t seem nearly as aggravating!   My best to you and your staff. – Tina

Jaqui, It was so fun doing business with you. I never would have thought I could work with someone on the other coast to be so successful with what I was hoping to find. Thanks for everything…Mary Lou