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Renoir captures the dramatic apex of the legendary Greek tragedy in this work entitled Oedipus Rex

Art Depicting Art: "Oedipus Rex" by Renoir

Posted: December 02, 2013 14:37 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

In 1895, Renoir was commissioned to paint a series of paintings to decorate the home of the director of the Theatre des Varietes, Paul Gallimard. Perhaps one of the best loved Impressionists of all time, Renoir was renowned for capturing all of his subjects with grace and sensuality and Gallimard, a patron and friend of the artist, thought the artist’s work a perfect fit for his homes in Paris and Normandy. Revered for his figures, still-lives, and landscapes, Renoir chose a theatrical subject for the director’s homes. Encouraged by his friend, the actor Mounet-Sully, Renoir did a series o...


Visit and shop the Farmington Valley Arts Center Drezner Holiday Artisan Show and Gift Gallery.  Opening November 22, 2013 5:00-9:00pm.

37TH ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT OPENING AT FARMINGTON VALLEY ARTS CENTER

Posted: November 18, 2013 12:28 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

During the month of November there is a lot of excitement at The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT as studio artists are getting ready for the 37th Annual Candlelight Opening (November 22, 2013 5:00-9:00pm). Avon is one of the prettiest towns in New England and lucky to have a fabulous non-profit Art Center which has been home to twenty studio artists and fabulous art and cultural events since the 1970s.  I'm somewhat of a newbie at FVAC, with an Abstract Mixed Media art studio (9B) on the second level of this former Ensign Bickford factory. While there are many new profess...


 Farmington Valley Artist studios now accepting appplications.

Rent Professional Artist Studio Space: Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT

Posted: November 18, 2013 12:28 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

Creative Space Available For Rent At Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT The Farmington Valley Arts Center in beautiful Avon, CT is currently accepting applications from gifted artists who wish to lease studio artist space. Twenty artist studios are maintained at FVAC for dedicated artists who wish to both make art and have a venue to exhibit and sell their work. Nestled in a quiet park like setting, right off the Route 44 in Avon is FVAC, home to artists and creative professionals who enjoy the benefits of  individual space as well as the advantage of an artist...


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...


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...


Ute 1st Phase Chief's Blanket

Care and Feeding of Your Collection

Posted: October 08, 2013 12:51 Last Updated: | John Buxton

On the Antiques Roadshow we are constantly frustrated by the lack of documentation in the objects we see. As viewers you hear the appraisers often discussing how a little documentation could mean a great deal in the ultimate value of the object. When Don Ellis appraised the Ute 1st phase chiefs blanket in Tucson we were told that the blanket had been handed down through the family from Kit Carson. Both Don and I believed this oral history but we had nothing to prove it. Had we been able to document this history we both agreed at a minimum this would have added another $100,000 to the estim...


Who's Data is it?

Posted: October 08, 2013 12:15 Last Updated: | John Buxton

As we watch the social network Twitter.com playing an important role in a revolution, we can begin to appreciate how much we have underestimated the power of the Internet. You certainly have heard how various banks, credit card companies, government agencies etc., etc. have cataloged and stored your information to do who-knows-what down line. Do we really know or rather can we really know the impact of our decision to give up data? In some cases you can't control it, so just go with the flow. In my mind there are two critical questions: What are you going to do with my data, and who has ac...


John Buxton offering his appraisal expertise during the Antiques Roadshow 2013 Summer Tour

Facts To Know and Questions To Ask - When Hiring An Appraiser

Posted: October 02, 2013 14:26 Last Updated: | John Buxton

This article is based on a pamphlet the International Society of Appraisers wrote years ago that I have updated and expanded upon.  Question 1. "What qualifies you to appraise my property?" A qualified appraiser has formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law. The appraiser should be up to date on the latest appraisal standards. Continuing education and testing are the only ways to ensure this competence. The appraiser you hire should be familiar with the type of property you want appraised and know how to value it correctly. Expertise in a partic...


$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...


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Hiring a personal property appraiser?

Posted: September 30, 2013 15:36 Last Updated: | John Buxton

Seven Questions to Ask when hiring an appraiser according to International Society of Appraisers: 1. "What qualifies you to appraise my property?" A qualified appraiser has formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law. The appraiser should be up to date on the latest appraisal standards. Continuing education and testing are the only ways to ensure this competence. The appraiser you hire should be familiar with the type of property you want appraised and know how to value it correctly. Expertise on a particular type of property is not enough if the ...


An autographed photo of Ali announcing The Rumble in the Jungle match between he and George Foreman in 1974.

The Rumble Heard Around the World: Muhammad Ali Memorabilia

Posted: August 27, 2013 14:31 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” –Muhammad Ali Gifted athlete. Magnetic personality. A true champion. With a quick tongue and left jab to match, Muhammad Ali could dispose of an opponent even before stepping into the boxing ring. His uncanny ability to posture himself as “The People’s Champion” proved to be much more than trash-talk. With a combination of superior hand speed and constant movement in the ring, Ali captivated audiences and won some of the most famed bouts in boxing history…effectively earning the originally self-imposed title of  “The Gre...


This incredible pietre dure plaque is comprised of numerous hardstones intricately inlaid to create a "painting of stone."

Beauty Set In Stone: The Art of Pietre Dure

Posted: April 22, 2013 16:10 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Pietre dure is one of the oldest decorative arts. With a meticulous eye and steady hand, a master of this hardstone inlay technique can literally “paint” a picture in stone. The art form developed in ancient Rome in the 4th century where the technique was known as opus sectile (“carved and cut work”). Much like mosaic, this new process utilized larger sections of materials such as marble and glass inlaid into floors and walls to compose an image or decorative pattern. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technique was brought to Byzantium, where it was used to grace the interiors ...


Figurative Online Art Competition

Call to Artists – 3rd Annual Figurative Online Juried Art Competition

Posted: April 22, 2013 09:16 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme “Figurative” for an online juried art competition for the month of May 2013.  The gallery would like for all 2D artists (including photography) to send us your best interpretation of the theme “Figurative” by depicting the human form or human features. “Figurative” is considered to be figures, forms and faces for inclusion into the gallery’s June 2013 online Group Art Exhibition.  We will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract, but please, do not submit any erotic...


Abstracts Online Art Exhibition

4th Annual Abstracts Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Posted: April 02, 2013 13:05 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its April 2013 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online.  The theme for this art exhibition is “Abstracts” and artists were asked to submit their best non-representational abstract art for the gallery’s March art competition. An art competition was held in March 2013 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 26 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 39 different states and the US Virgin Isl...


SeaScapes Online Art Competition

Call for Entries – 3rd Annual “SeaScapes” Online Juried Art Competition

Posted: March 20, 2013 14:44 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 3rd Annual SeaScapes juried art competition for the month of April 2013.  The gallery urges all 2D artists (Including Photography) to submit their best SeaScape art for inclusion into the gallery’s May 2013 online group exhibition. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send the gallery your best interpretation of the theme “SeaScapes".  Seascape subjects would include scenes of coa...


Nature Online Art Exhibition

Nature Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Posted: March 02, 2013 13:36 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that its March 2013 online art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online.  The theme for this art exhibition is “Nature”. The gallery received a broad selection of 2D media from artists from around the world for this event.     An international online art competition was held in February 2013 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received and judged 672 entries from ­­20 different countries from around the world and they also received ...


Globes, such as this pair of 18" examples from J.& W.  Cary, afforded their owner a wealth of information right at their fingertips.

Global Advantage: Antique Globes

Posted: February 26, 2013 16:41 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

“Knowledge is power.” –Sir Francis Bacon Arguably the most valuable tool in business today is the computer. Within seconds, an entrepreneur can answer any question, accessing information from around the world. For the 19th-century businessman, the globe often served that same role. In matters of commerce, especially shipping, geography and exploration, the globe was an invaluable asset when determining the best and most cost effective ways to get your goods from one point to another. Accuracy and timely information meant everything, and firms such as John Newton & Son, John and W...


Abstracts Art Competition

Call for Art - Theme “Abstracts” Juried Art Competition

Posted: February 20, 2013 13:16 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Abstracts” Juried Art Competition for the month of March 2013.  The gallery invites all 2D artists (including photography) from around the world to make online submissions for inclusion in to the Gallery’s April 2013 online group art exhibition.     Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send us your best interpretation of the theme “Abstracts" by submitting th...


2nd Annual All Women Online Art Exhibition

The 2nd Annual All Women Art Exhibition Now Online and Ready to View

Posted: February 01, 2013 05:21 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that its February 2013 online art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online. The theme for this art exhibition is “All Women”. The gallery received a broad selection of 2D media from women artists only, from around the world. An international online art competition was held in January 2013 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received and judged 909 entries from ­­26 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 36 differe...


Nature Online Art Competition

Art Call – 3rd Annual “Nature” Juried Art Competition

Posted: January 21, 2013 15:59 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 3rd Annual “Nature” Juried Art Competition for the month of February 2013.  The gallery invites all 2D artists (including photography) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion in to the Gallery’s March 2013 online group art exhibition.     Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send us your best interpretation of the theme “Nature" by ...


All Photography Online Art Exhibition

The All Photography Art Exhibition is Now Online & Ready to View

Posted: January 02, 2013 03:43 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that its January 2013 online art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online. The theme for this art exhibition is "All Photography". The gallery received a broad selection of photography, including, film, digital, digital collage, digital manipulation, along with alternative printing and other alternative capture processes. An international online art competition was held in December 2012 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 16 ...


All Women Online Art Competition

Call for Art – All Women Online Art Competition

Posted: December 20, 2012 03:26 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 2nd Annual “All Women” Juried Art Competition for the month of January 2013. The gallery urges all 2D (women only) artists to submit their best art for inclusion into the gallery’s February 2013 online group exhibition. The gallery would like to be able to exhibit only the best art that is submitted by women artists only.  Women can submit any 2D media, in any style and about any subject matter for this competition. Light Space & Time encourages entries from all women 2D artists regardless of where they reside ...


Seasons Online Art Exhibition

Seasons Art Exhibition Now Online and Ready to View

Posted: December 02, 2012 08:50 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very delighted to announce that its December 2012 online art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online.  The theme for this art exhibition is “Seasons” and artists were asked to interpret and depict the four distinct times of the year, along with scenes and activities associated with those seasons in their art.  An international online art competition was held in November 2012 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from ­­13 different countries fr...


Eero Aarnio for Asko Ball Chairs

Back to the Future of Cool: Clarke Auction's Midcentury Selection for November 18th Sale.

Posted: November 14, 2012 13:57 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

  Taking the best of the 1950s and bringing it into the present has become the specialty of Clarke Auction in recent months. Theoretically, time travel has not been invented, but Clarke Auction certainly comes close by bringing midcentury back to the future. Firing up their flux capacitors for Sunday November 18th at 2pm are the top design names of Paul Evans, Mira Nakashima, Eero Aarnio, Paul Kjaerholm, Paul McCobb, Harry Bertoia, Bruno Matheson, Vladimir Kagan, and Karl Springer. Hoping to prove that lightning strikes twice, not only on clock towers, but at auctions as well, P...


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