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Water/Seascapes Competition Winners!

Released: July 28, 2016

“A dripping June sets all in tune” -German Proverb. And what a fitting saying for the Water / Seascapes Competition which has closed and the winners announced. For the month of June, Contemporary Art Gallery Online received entries for: paintings, photography and digital art, as well as mixed media & three dimensional categories; as part of the Water/Seascapes Art competition. The “Water/Seascapes” winners were announced July 20, 2016.   In the Paintings category: Best in Show went to, Laura Kurcharyson for “Light of Heaven” Judges Choice went to, Mansung Kang for “Boating on...

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Ruth W.  Shute (1803-1882) and Dr.  Samuel A.  Shute (1803-1836) (Lot 519, Estimate $100,000-$150,000)

Skinner Presents Two-Day Auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts in August

Released: July 28, 2016

MARLBOROUGH, MA  – Skinner, Inc. will present a two-day auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts on August 14 and 15 in their Marlborough Gallery. The auction of over 770 lots will feature a wide array of Americana, including strong collections of folk portraiture and painted furniture, early American furniture and smalls, and Pennsylvania folk art including fraktur and painted tin.   Session I: August 14, 10AM   Session I opens with 35 lots from a collection of very early decorative arts, comprised of needlework, metalwork, and woodenware. The collection is highlighted ...

Guests will be able to enjoy an array of works by Gockel, such as Infinity Hour, which brings to life his unique combination of an elegant and whimsical style.

Artworks by renowned German painter Alfred (Alex) Gockel will be featured at a July 30th auction

Released: July 28, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –Baterbys Art Gallery of Orlando will present a special live art auction event on Saturday, July 30th, featuring a collection of over 300 works of art by some of the biggest names in the world of fine art. The event will be hosted by ProSource of Jacksonville in their showroom at 5250 Sunbeam Road in Jacksonville and is open to the public. The preview and registration will commence promptly at 5pm Eastern time; the live auction will start at 6pm. The impressive lineup of artists on display will include iconic masters such as Salvador Dali, Peter Max, Marc Chagall and P...

Artworks by Picasso will be showcased for one evening only, July 30th, at live art auction event

Released: July 26, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Saturday, July 30th, artworks created by the 20th century master Pablo Picasso will be showcased for one day only. Baterbys, Central Florida’s largest art gallery, invites the general public to an evening art event and live auction that will feature works by Picasso and other artists, in the showroom of ProSource of Jacksonville at 5250 Sunbeam Road. The artwork of Picasso is widely regarded as the most important of the 20th century, due to its influence on movements that occurred throughout the period. If it weren’t for Picasso’s ingenuity and passion for creatin...

Baterbys showcases classic Dali styled artworks, depicting his widely recognized metaphorical imagery, such as the projection of the drawers from the figure.

Bidders will be able to get up close and personal with Salvador Dali, July 30th in Jacksonville

Released: July 25, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Saturday, July 30th, guests at a special art event in the ProSource of Jacksonville showroom will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with authentic artworks by the master Surrealist, Salvador Dalí. The event will cater to individuals interested in learning more about the artist’s life and body of work, even if they are unfamiliar with Dali’s art.   Baterbys Art Gallery of Orlando, Central Florida’s largest art gallery, invites everyone to attend this important art event and live auction, hosted by ProSource of Jacksonville, at 5250 Sunbeam Road. A...

Oil painting by the German-born American artist Hermann Herzog (1832-1932), artist signed and housed in a handsome wood frame.

Original oil painting by Hermann Herzog (1832-1932) will be in Woody Auction's Aug. 27th sale

Released: July 25, 2016

MAIZE, Kan. – The majolica collection of Martin Kasischke of Iowa, items from the estate of Joe and Esther Stevens from Wichita, Kansas, and four smaller collections will all come up for bid on Saturday, August 27th, in a sale of art glass and other collectibles in the Maize Recreation Center, located at 1001 North Grady Avenue in Maize, a town located north and west of Wichita, right off of State Road 96. “The widely diversified offerings in this sale make it truly one of the can’t-miss auction events of 2016, especially for lovers of art glass pieces,” said Jason Woody of Woody Aucti...


Released: July 21, 2016

Asheville, NC….Jeff Arnal has been appointed Executive Director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) it was announced today by BMCM+AC Co-Chairs Brian Butler, PhD, and Don Carson effective August 1, 2016. In his position at BMCM + AC, he will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the institution that has just completed a three-year expansion in downtown Asheville’s vibrant cultural district to further broaden its programming and resources. Arnal succeeds Katherine de Vos Devine, who is completing her doctoral thesis in Art History from Du...

Attendees will be able to enjoy the works of master artists as well as contemporary works like those by the popular artist Elena Bond.

Baterbys and ProSource are teaming up for the ideal date night auction experience, July 30th

Released: July 22, 2016

Jacksonville, FL–Baterbys Art Gallery presents a special live art auction event on Saturday, July 30th, featuring a collection of over 300 works of art by some of the biggest names in the world of fine art. The event will be hosted by ProSource of Jacksonville in their showroom at 5250 Sunbeam Rd in Jacksonville. The preview and registration portion of the event will commence at 5pm and the live auction will begin at 6pm. The event is open to the public however, RSVPs are required. Whether you’re a new couple, or married for 40 years, finding new twists on ‘date nights’ can inspire and l...

Charles M.  Russell (1864–1926), Buffalo Hunting, 1894, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in, Estimate: $500,000–$750,000

JHAA Announces New Highlights by Charlie Russell, Maynard Dixon, Edgar Payne & More

Released: July 20, 2016

Jackson, Wyoming – September 16-17, 2016 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce the tenth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 16-17, 2016 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both sessions will be held at the award-winning Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer. The Jackson Hole Art Auction is pleased to announce the addition of several important historical works to the 2016 sale. Among the new highlights is an exceptional piece by Charles M. Russell titled Buffalo Hunting. The 20 1/8 x 24 oil on ...

Original oil painting by William Tolliver (La., 1951-2000), titled African Musician (est.  $6,000-$9,000).

Works by renowned New Orleans and Louisiana artists will be part of Crescent City's July 30-31 estates auction

Released: July 15, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Original oil paintings by Louisiana artist William Tolliver and British painter Alfred de Breanski, Sr., fine examples of Newcomb Pottery, a bronze figural sculpture by Leon Mignon, a Handel bronze patinated spelter Chinese-style lamp and a small Russian silver enamel icon of the Panagia Virgin of Kazan, will all be sold at auction, July 30th and 31st.   They’re just a few of the nearly 1,200 lots that will be sold to the highest bidder at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s two-day estates auction, to be held in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in N...

An Important Daniel Huger Horry/Rutledge Family Chinese Chippendale Mahogany Chair selling for $120,000 at Brunk Auctions.

Southern Soars, Sets Records at Brunk Auctions Summer Sale

Released: July 11, 2016

The Asheville, North Carolina based Auction House hosted a bidding jamboree in their two-day, two-session auction on July 8-9. The sale focused predominately on American Furniture and Fine Arts with exceptional results and record-breaking prices coming for Southern objects.   The top lot in the summer auction was an Important Daniel Huger Horry/Rutledge Family Chinese Chippendale mahogany arm chair. The chair, attributed to 1765-75 Charleston, South Carolina, was met with profound interest by in-house and phone bidders. The prized piece of Southern furniture ultimately sold to an ano...

BRONZE BY KEN PAYNE (AMERICAN, 1938-2012) Signed and dated '89, numbered 36/45.  Titled "No Time To Dally".  Est.  $2000-3000 to sell at July 16

Cool Collectibles Heat Up Selkirk’s Summer Eclectic Auction on July 16

Released: July 11, 2016

Watch for a heat wave in St. Louis’ Central West End on Saturday, July 16th, as the Eclectic Auction sparks excitement and action at Selkirk Auctioneer and Appraisers. Throughout the preview week starting July 10th, customers will step into the auction gallery to cool off and engage in hot bidding on the variety of items ranging from antique and mid-century furniture to collectibles, jewelry, and artwork spanning three centuries. Many items are fresh-to-market from private estates in the St. Louis area’s most affluent communities as well as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and North C...

FRESH 2016: Annual Summer Exhibition

Released: July 1, 2016

KLOMPCHING GALLERY is delighted to announce FRESH 2016, the gallery’s annual summer exhibition. The exhibition will open with an Artist Reception on Wednesday, July 13, 6pm–8pm, we hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you.  FRESH 2016 is co-curated by Darren Ching and W.M. Hunt, from an international call for submissions. Four new or rising voices are presented, with each photographer engaging with subject and medium in their own unique way.  With the Grey Series, John A. Chakeres is concerned with quiet studies of texture, form, surface, color and light. The large-scale co...


Released: June 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CELEBRATION OF THE HUMAN FORM IN GROUP SHOW San Diego, CA - June 23, 2016 - Sparks Gallery (530 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101) is pleased to announce a new group exhibition, “PHYSIQUE”. 21 San Diego artists will explore the elegance of the human form and the body as a landscape with paintings, photography, and sculpture. Exhibition Dates: August 4 – November 6, 2016 Opening Public Reception: August 4, 2016: 6 – 9 pm. RSVP required via (Free event; open to the public) Beer and...


Released: July 8, 2016

Kobra will work with teen apprentices to realize Artworks’ largest mural ever in downtown Cincinnati, thanks to support from Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati, OH, July 8, 2016—Today, ArtWorks’ CEO and Artistic Director Tamara Harkavy announced that the internationally celebrated Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra has been selected to create their largest mural to date in downtown Cincinnati, thanks to support from Fifth Third Bank. Kobra chose to honor astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to land a craft on the moon and walk on its surface in his design. Following his career...

Image of Bruce Baillie from the series The Inner Landscapes of Bruce Baillie, screening August 13-21 at National Gallery of Art, Washington, East Building Auditorium.  Image courtesy of Bruce Baillie.

Ciné-Concerts, Festival of Preservation, New Films by Thom Andersen and José Luis Guerín, Shorts from the Black Maria Film Festival, Bruce Baillie Retrospective, Early Cinematic Pantomime and Shakespeare Pre-Sound, New Documentaries, and Special Appearances Highlight National Gallery of Art 2016 Summer Film Season

Released: July 5, 2016

Washington, DC—Cinematic rarities and restorations fill the summer film season at the National Gallery of Art, starting with the series Recovered Treasure: UCLA Festival of Preservation. To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616, the Gallery presents Shakespeare as Cinematic Experiment: 1908–1921, a unique opportunity to witness the earliest attempts to transfer Shakespearean performances from stage to screen. The Grandest Spaces: Picturing Museums includes a number of recent feature documentaries and essays about museums from a vast range of perspectives. The series ha...

Robert Manley, Deputy Chairman and Senior International Specialist of 20th Century and Contemporary Art

Phillips Adds to World-Class Team of 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Released: July 6, 2016

Phillips recently announced the appointments of Robert Manley as Deputy Chairman and Senior International Specialist of 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Scott Nussbaum as Senior Specialist and Head of 20th Century and Contemporary Art in New York. The addition of these well-regarded industry leaders will strengthen Phillips’ team of international specialists and broaden the range of expertise the auction house offers collectors.    Mr. Manley joins Phillips from Christie’s, where he was Deputy Chairman of Post-War and Contemporary Art, and Mr. Nussbaum joins the company from Sothe...

This original oil painting by Wadsworth Jarrell, depicting the jazz icons Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, sold for $21,240 at auction.

Oil painting by noted African-American artist Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) brings $21,240 at auction

Released: July 1, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. – Ahlers & Ogletree’s Notable Private Collections Auction, held June 25th-26th, featured such an eclectic mix of merchandise in a wide array of collecting categories that the top two selling lots were a portrait painting of American jazz icons and a 1936 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The 1,204 lot, two-session auction grossed around $925,000, with buyer’s premium. The painting, by the noted African-American artist Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) depicted the jazz greats Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie. Titled Diz E Bird (a nod to the 1950 jazz album the men released as a...

Carolyn Wirth, Emma Safford, 2016.

Fruitlands Museum presents Carolyn Wirth: Seeing Past Faces, July 2 - August 21

Released: June 30, 2016

Poetic sculptures of famous women bring their stories to life – Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott, Clara Endicott Sears, Mother Ann Lee, Emma Safford, and others.  (HARVARD, Mass.) – Fruitlands Museum presents Seeing Past Faces, an exhibition of work by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Wirth, on view in The Art Museum. July 2 – August 21. At once both figural and abstract, Wirth’s eloquent sculptures showcase American female authors including Emily Dickinson and Louisa May Alcott, and women connected to Fruitlands’ history, such as The Shaker’s Mother Ann Lee, Fruitland’s founder Clara ...

Rendering for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on Chicago's lakefront.

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Withdraws from Chicago

Released: June 26, 2016

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced Friday that in light of extensive delays caused by Friends of the Parks, Chicago will no longer be considered a potential site for the museum. The board of directors and executive leadership of the museum confirmed that California will be its future home.  “No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot,” said George W. Lucas, founder and chairman of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. “The actions initiated by Friends of the Parks and their recent attempts to extract concessions from the city have e...

Charles M.  Russell, The Tenderfoot, 1897, Estimate $700,000-1,000,000

Coeur d'Alene's Western and American Art Auction Coming This July

Released: June 26, 2016

July 23 marks the 31st Anniversary of the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction. With over $230,000,000 in sales over the last ten years, the Fine Western and American Art auction is certain to be the high point of the Western auction world and online bidding will take place only on Bidsquare. The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction is known for selling the highest quality Western paintings and sculpture from historical and contemporary artists and this year’s sale will be no exception. Long known as the market leader for Western master Charles M. Russell, the 2016 auction features over 20 works by the artis...

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Bust of Paul Robeson loaned by Princeton Public Library

Historic Exhibition Explores the Life of Paul Robeson

Released: June 23, 2016

The Trenton Museum Society in an historic collaboration with the Paul Robeson House of Princeton and the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County is hosting Against All Odds: Inspired by the Life of Paul Robeson, an art and history exhibit spotlighting Robesons' legacy and achievements, on display during the summer of 2016 at the Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, Trenton.   The exhibits are on display from July 9 - September 11, 2016. The opening reception on July 9 from 7-9 pm is free and open to the general public.  Artists, members, and special...

Walter Ufer (1876–1936), October, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in, Estimate: $300,000–$450,000

JHAA Announces Important Taos Society Works & New Highlights

Released: June 23, 2016

Jackson, Wyoming – September 16-17, 2016 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce the tenth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 16-17, 2016 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both sessions will be held at the award-winning Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer. Among the highlights is an important collection of masterworks by Taos Society of Artists members, including Walter Ufer’s October. The 31 ½ x 47 ¼ oil on canvas is estimated at $300,000-$450,000. The painting hails from an important priva...

S.  Badlam Carved Federal Shield Back Side Chair

Important American Furniture Offered In Schwenke Auctioneers June 26th Auction

Released: June 24, 2016

On Sunday June 26th Schwenke Auctioneers presents its June Americana and Fine Estates Auction with a remarkable offering of over 800 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The auction includes several fine groups of American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, Asian decorative arts, Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate o...

Attendees will be able to bid on and buy fine artwork at their price, while they enjoy the sheer enjoyment a live auction generates.

Baterbys and Prosource will team up for a special live art auction event, July 30th in Jacksonville, Fla.

Released: June 23, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Baterbys, Central Florida’s best and largest art dealer, and Prosource, the industry leader in redefining home improvement, have announced plans for a special live art auction event on Saturday, July 30th at the Prosource of Jacksonville showroom located at 5250 Sunbeam Road in Jacksonville.  Admission is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required.   Over 300 fine and decorative artworks will be up for bid at over 70% off gallery retail prices. Event attendees will enjoy complimentary wine and snacks as they peruse the artworks and place pre-bids during the 5 ...

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