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 The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m

The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m

Posted: April 15, 2014 10:19 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

THE SECRET IS OUT  The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center are having their first event ,The Art of Style: Fine Art and Contemporary Fashion. Spring into color for an evening featuring original artwork by the Fuse Factory Artists of the Farmington Valley Arts Center along with a beautiful collection of stylish women's clothing. The public is invited to a complimentary wine and cheese opening reception Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30- 8:00p.m. to meet the artists and view their works including paintings, collages, sculpture and ceramics which have...


This model of the Beetle Whaleboat is produced completely in wood.  The model overall length which include the steering oar is 14" inches.  The scale is 1:32, 3/8" = 1'.

BEETLE Whaleboat Model -A Collector's Choice

Posted: March 24, 2014 15:10 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

When travelling in and around New England, it would not be surprising to discover a small, yet interesting multi-oared boat model displayed somewhere in a home, office, or library setting. This small double-ended type vessel would also be found in likely places such as antique shops, online galleries, and at notable maritime galleries -serving as a decorative art accent, or part of a collection. And, of course, these are very much part of the museum settings around the world for its simplistic yet esthetic design. The whaleboat has been the subject of countless stories and maritime...


Betsey in Her Bed, 1965

Mary Sinclair Centennial Retrospective on view through Saturday, April 5.

Posted: March 23, 2014 08:01 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This show covers sixty-five years of paintings and works on paper, from 1933 to 1997. Sinclair's children, her home, and her Union City, New Jersey, neighborhood, were her most important subjects. She considered herself an impressionist. Her son, the artist Richard Barnet, noted, “The skill and beauty of Mary Sinclair’s drawing-in-color does not stand alone. Rather, central to her work are the compositions. She always builds powerful designs from these elements: people and the places they inhabit.”  


My vintage Henredon desk and chair from where I will write those notes...

How the Hand Written Note Just Might Save Us...

Posted: March 18, 2014 20:46 Last Updated: | Heather Karlie Vieira

Earlier tonite I spent an hour connecting with folks from around the world through a weekly online forum called Interior Designer Chat. The topic of tonight's chat had to do with referrals in the Interior Design business. As it was my first time participating in such a forum and as I am a dealer in antique and vintage furnishings, I spent more time reading than responding. As I scanned through the fast moving flow of comments, I noticed an overwhelming theme from this group of Interior Designers. Personal connection is a key to success. My business is buying and selling decorative and d...


"Sympathy" by John G.  Brown, 1885

19th Century Art: Evaluating and Collecting

Posted: January 22, 2014 13:25 Last Updated: | Kenny Ackerman

Many painters of the 19thcentury are admired by Ackerman’s Fine Art.  We have come to truly appreciate their perspective of the world and what inspires them. Some of these works have not been seen for a generation and it is exciting when a new work from an admired artist is shown to us. Kenny Ackerman has developed his eye enabling him to recognize an authentic and good quality painting. The learning process never ends and that is part of the fun. Here we would like to share some our knowledge and help you, as a collector, develop your eye and collect wisely.   Finding Q...


"Prelude" by Agnes Pelton at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Our Favorite 40 Museums - Part 4

Posted: December 30, 2013 07:58 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

31. Museum of Fine Arts Boston With the recent Art of the Americas Wing expansion, the allure of MFA Boston has grown exponentially. These four floors showcase artworks from the entire continent – North, South, and Central America with artworks that span over 3000 years. Some of our particular favorites include works by Paul Revere, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, and John Singleton Copley. The art at MFA Boston is not limited to that of the Americas. With an eclectic  collection of nearly half a million objects the museum allows you to explore many other world cultures and time...


Picasso Madura.  "Bearded Man's Wife." Est.  25/35,000 USD.

Fine Art Leads Best Ever January at Clarke.

Posted: December 11, 2013 13:10 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

     The New Year at Clarke Auction will start, perhaps stronger than ever before, with a demonstration of their resolution for consistent excellence in 2014.      The fine art selection for Clarke’s January 5th sale already boasts some unbelievable pieces that will propel Clarke into 2014 with fantastic appeal including a massive work by Walasse Ting,  an important gouache by Emil Schumacher, an oil on masonite of stellar execution by Ettore Caser, and a multitude of fine works from a magnificent and large Hartford, Connecticut estate.   &nbsp...


 William Baziotes, Young Clown.1943-46, oil paint and Duco Enamel on canvas, 14 x 18 inches, titled on the reverse of canvas

Report from Miami

Posted: December 07, 2013 14:52 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Susan Teller Gallery is participating in Art Basel week in Miami, showing at Red Dot in the Wynwood Art District.  We are featuring Modernist works by William Baziotes, Theodore Haupt, Alice Trumbull Mason, Hugh Mesibov, Angelo Pinto, Bernard Rosenquit, Anne Ryan, Louis Schanker, and Judith Shahn.


Flint Institute of Arts

Report from Flint, Michigan

Posted: December 04, 2013 09:45 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Flint Institute of Arts Fifth Annual Print Fair was November 22-24, 2013. There was a steady stream of visitors throughout Saturday and Sunday, both novice and experienced collectors. In particular there was interest in the works of Bernard Rosenquit and Anne Ryan.        The Flint Institute of Arts (Michigan) is located in the Cultural Center, near The Whiting, a performing arts theatre, the Longway Planetarium, the Flint Youth Theatre, the Flint Institute of Music, and the Buick Automotive Gallery.        The Cultural ...


COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET - November 29, 2013 - Volume 156

Posted: December 04, 2013 08:24 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

Rehs Contemporary on Amazon We are eager to announce our growing involvement in the newest trend that has been sweeping over the art gallery market.   According to Amazon, their buyers have shown a tremendous interest in high end brands, luxury products, and home decor. With that said, we decided to team up with AmazonArt and are now live on the site!    Our hope is that by joining this new venue, which looks to share our quality works of art with a global online market, we will bring a new international client base to our contemporary program.  For the...


"Tunnel of Love" by Henry Koerner at the Yale University of Art Gallery.

Our Favorite 40 Museums - Part 3

Posted: December 02, 2013 07:30 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

As we continue to celebrate our gallery’s fortieth year in business we encourage you to explore some of these exceptional museums located throughout the US. *Note this list of museums is not in any particular order. To read about some of the other museums on our list click here for part 1 and here for part 2 of this series. 21. Yale University Art Gallery Established in 1832 to open up dialogue between students, faculty, and the wider public, the Yale University Art Gallery is both one of the oldest university art museums, and one of the biggest with a collection which h...


Dorothy Dehner "Bolton Landscape"

Dorothy Dehner a Grande Art Dame

Posted: November 22, 2013 06:25 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

Some days as an art dealer are better than others. Such as the day a great work, by a long admired artist, comes into your life. Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994) is one of my “You had me at hello” artists whose work I first saw more than 25 years ago. I’ve always wanted to own a sculpture by her, but the right opportunity never presented itself. Until now. A lovely little gem has found its way into our gallery, and as is the case with us art addicted folks, into my mind and heart. Please say hello to Ms. Dehner’s unique 1976 bronze (that means she cast exactly one) Bolton Landscape. Ms. Deh...


Danielle Langford, figurative sculpture on exhibit at The Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT

Sculpture by Danielle Langford Exhibited at The Farmington Valley Arts Center, November 22-December 21 2013, Candlelight Celebration Opening November 22, 2013 5:00-9:00

Posted: November 20, 2013 07:30 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

Sculpturer Danielle Langsford returns to The Farmington Valley Arts Center for the 37th Annual Candlelight Celebration which opens Friday, November 22, 2013 and continues, Saturday, Novemberr 23, December 6 and weekends through December 21, 2013. Danielle is a gifted sculpturer and teache who enjoys the art of Bronze sculpting. The process of making bronze figurative sculptures is an arduous task with many steps along the way to create a life like  sculpture which conveys emotion,  subtle movement , expression and anatomic realism.  The sculptor needs to select the right ...


Farmington Valley Arts Center, Esther Drezner Holiday Gift Gallery

Where To Buy Artisan Crafted Holiday Gifts And Original Fine Art In Connecticut: Visit The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT

Posted: November 16, 2013 07:06 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

The Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT which boasts 20 artist studios, two galleries and classroom space has also been known for carrying wonderful holiday gifts made by fine artists. Each year, FVAC celebrates Candlelight season which is a series of festive events beginning with an opening on November, 22, 2013 at 5:00-9:00pm.  In the Esther Drezner Gallery and Gift Shop you will find wearable art, fine crafted jewelry, photography, functional pottery and ceramics, hand painted silk scarves, Judaica by Gary Rosenthal, original artwork, home decor, glassware and more. Under th...


Alice Trumbull Mason, Surface Tension, 1946, intaglio

NY Print Fair Report

Posted: November 13, 2013 15:12 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This year's NY IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory ended Sunday evening, November 10.  We are still unpacking, but with an eye to shipping to Flint and then Miami for Red Dot. It was a beautiful fair, extremely well attended from opening bell to closing.  The Alice Trumbull Mason and Women of the Atelier 17 installation attracted lots of attention.  The centerpiece was Mason's Lip's Edge, 1950, which looked more modern than some of the contemporary pieces in the room.  Surface Tension was another favorite.  Intaglios by Minna Citron, Dorothy Dehner, Su...


COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET – Volume 155 - November 2013

Posted: November 09, 2013 11:58 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

The Banksy Hunt & Art Market Hype! (by: Alyssa)   “All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside” – Paul Cezanne, a quote that has truly inspired one artist that has been sparking headlines consistently during the month of October.  British born artist, Banksy, has been making his mark on New York since the first of October; promising one graffiti work of art a day scattered throughout the City for his show, “Better Out Than In.”  After the completion of each work he posts a picture to Instagram, which sends his followers o...


SCHLEETER, Howard.  "Campo Santo" oil glaze.  Sold for $13,420.

Art Suprised and Diamonds Shined at Clarke Auction's October 27th Sale.

Posted: November 04, 2013 09:44 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

In the fine art selection, a Howard Schleeter oil glaze entitled “Campo Santo” garnered a surprising amount of interest directly before the sale and brought nearly 15 times the high estimate of $900 with a selling price of $13,420. Even more impressive was the verso label dating it to 1941 with an original price tag of $25. Clarke art specialist Nelia Moore, who directly handled the consignment of the painting, was pleased with the outcome saying, “We knew this was an important regional painting but we did not anticipate such aggressive bidding from collectors and dealers across the countr...


Irene RIce Pereira "Two Triangles" from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Our Favorite 40 Museums - Part 2

Posted: October 28, 2013 10:53 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

As we continue to celebrate our gallery’s fortieth year in business we encourage you to go out and explore some of these fabulous museums.  *Note this list of museums is not in any particular order. Click here to read part 1 and click here to read part 3. 11. Philadelphia Museum of Art One of the largest museums in the US, the Philadelphia Museum of Art grew out of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition art gallery at America’s first World’s Fair. Their collections showcase impressionist, decorative and modern arts, an extensive collection of arms and armor, as well ...


Snow-Bound Brook

Walter Launt Palmer's Winter

Posted: October 25, 2013 11:54 Last Updated: | Kenny Ackerman

Winter is a time for peace and reflection. It seems as if the natural world is asleep, resting for the new spring. The dynamic light cascading over pristine snow transforms our surroundings. Walter Launt Palmer captured the mystery and beauty of winter. Walter Launt Palmer was born to sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer in 1854 in Albany, New York. Growing up among artists, Palmer was exposed to an assortment of influences. Travels to Europe also enabled him to met painters such as Chase and Sargent. The city of Venice became one of Palmer’s great loves that he would return to multiple times du...


Art Students League Installation

Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon at ASL

Posted: October 20, 2013 15:20 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon at The Art Students League September 30 through November 1, 2013 Organized with the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Drawings, prints, letters, sketchbooks, photographs, and memorabilia trace connections that wonder through the art world and beyond, as far as Eleanor Roosevelt and Albert Einstein. Three works by Bacon are on loan from us, including the drypoint Clams and Clodhoppers, 1933. Included are Bacon’s friends such as the writer Djuna Barnes and Frank O’Hara, as well as artist-colleagues Louis Bouche, Arthur B. Dav...


$13,000 hammer.  De Forest, Roy D.  "Swamp Fever" Oil on Canvas.

Clarke Auction's Second September Sale Highlights

Posted: October 01, 2013 11:45 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Clarke Auction brought a respectable range of results from their mixed offering sale on September 29th, their second in September, to close out the first month of an extremely promising fall auction season. The fine art selections showed excellent results from both old masters and modern works. The mixture of fine technique and desirability brought in bidding for an exceptional Old Master oil on canvas of Piazza San Marco. The painting, in the manner of Guardi, created significant interest in presale viewings and exploded past its conservative $1,000 to $1,500 estimate, finally hammerin...


OVIEDO, Ramon.  Oil on Canvas.

Falling Up: Clarke to Continue Fall Success with September 29th Sale.

Posted: September 25, 2013 14:36 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Just three weeks after a highly successful start to the fall auction season, the Clarke Auction team of appraisers has collectively created another quality sale of fine art, midcentury, silver, jewelry, antiques, and Asian items to be held on Sunday, September 8th at 12pm EST.   The fine art selection will begin the sale and will include a number of important estate fresh pieces. One of the most exciting pieces in the fine art selection is a Roy D. Deforest  polymer on canvas entitled “Swamp Fever.” The work is signed and dated 1982 with a Phoenix Art Museum label verso.&...


John Leslie Breck before and after conservation.

Deliciously Dirty - Battling Dirt, Grime & Slime

Posted: September 18, 2013 12:50 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

Most visitors to museums, galleries, or private collections view the art being displayed in presentation ready condition. For historical art, this usually means that somewhere along the way a trip to the conservator was necessary. Few artworks spend their existence in hermetically sealed bubbles, therefore the ravages of time can create considerable issues and challenges for conservators. The skilled hands and encyclopedic knowledge of a conservator are what can make a work of art look superb. In our experience conservators are like restaurants – you can find quick and cheap ones...


Oliver Ingraham Lay, "Two Friends" from the Everson Museum of Art.

Our Favorite 40 Museums – Part 1

Posted: September 10, 2013 14:39 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

As we celebrate our fortieth year in business we’d like to share some of the wonderful American art museums which have helped inform our understanding of American and European art. Sometimes built from personal collections, other times put together to fulfill a community need, these forty museums have allowed the public to engage with all types of art. In this four part series we would like to share with you some of our favorite US museums, with the understanding that this is just the beginning. *Note this list of museums are not in any particular order. 1. Everson Mus...


My History....

Posted: August 28, 2013 10:28 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

My great grandfather, M. Edwin Schillay, or Eddie as everyone called him, was an accountant here in New York City.  During the late 1930s / early 1940s one of his clients, an antique dealer, suggested that he would be a great fit in the antique business and should try it out.  My great grandfather gave it a go…he began booking trips to Europe, buying groups of paintings in bulk, packing them in 7 x 7 x 10 foot containers (which would hold 400 – 500 paintings), shipped them back to a New York rental space in the Manhattan Storage Warehouse and would sell them upon arrival.  ...


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