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Botanicals Online Art Exhibition

4th Annual Botanicals Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Posted: July 02, 2014 09:26 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its July 2014 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online.  The “Botanicals” theme was considered to be any art which depicted flowers, herbs, leaves, plants and related floral subjects for inclusion into this art exhibition. The gallery accepted art on this subject that was either representational or abstract. An art competition was held in June 2014 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 20 different countries from arou...


Renaissance-period clocks, like this Turret (Table) timepiece is an example of the earliest mechanical clocks ever made that could go inside the home.

When Time Was Born: Renaissance-Period Clocks

Posted: June 13, 2014 08:22 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Mention the Renaissance, and most people envision the revival of Classical literature and art after the dark days of the Medieval, or Middle Ages. But did you know that some of the world’s most important conveniences were invented during this period of cultural rebirth? The printing press, the match, and even the flush toilet are just a few of those pivotal creations. One invention, however, not only filled a need in society, but also provided us with some of the most stunning mechanical works of art ever made…the clock. The clock is perhaps one of the most important inventions of the R...


Competition Open Call To Visual Artists - “The Figure Revealed”

Posted: June 04, 2014 13:58 Last Updated: | EABurke

 “The Figure Revealed” Open for Submissions, $7,700 in cash and prizes Deadline: July 10, 2014 (Midnight EST) Art-Competition.net: Announces a call to artists for an online-juried international art competition, May 30, 2014 – July 10, 2014  (Midnight EST) $7,700 in cash and prizes. This competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older working in any painting, drawing, photography or digital medium. Theme: “The Figure Revealed” The narrative of the artist’s work should portray the human figure in its quiet beauty, flexibility, energy of action, strength or frai...


Be selected for a One-Person Show at G25N’s online gallery.

Posted: June 04, 2014 13:43 Last Updated: | EABurke

This Competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older working in any painting, drawing, photography or digital medium. Our mission is to provide artists with exposure and extensive marketing of their art and accomplishments to our national and international list of clientele. “Solo Exhibition” A one-person exhibit at G25N’s online gallery - May 30 – July 21, 2014 About G25N: gallery25n.com This national/international art competition will select an artist for a “one-person” online exhibit at Gallery 25N. The exhibit will consist of 5 – 15 works of art. The selected ar...


Woodsculpted cutaway showing action on both decks with the feature of 70 handcarved wood figurines.

Gun Deck Cutaways -A Decorative and Definitive Art Form

Posted: April 30, 2014 11:41 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

It is not surprising that this subject matter has not been recognized in the arts. However, it is a subject that warrants appreciation for its unique form of symmetry and balance when being viewed as a concept. Fine art is anything that is beyond the ordinary; a work which holds unprecedented merit at its finest level -regardless of medium. Money, nor an expert's opinion, cannot control it. What's factual is fine art is defined as "a form"..."a sculpture"...and/or "decorative piece". I can be further said by notables as "a knowledge made efficient by skill" (Genung) or "the expression o...


 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...


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...


All Women Online Art Competition

Call for Entries – 3rd Annual “All Women” Online Art Competition

Posted: March 09, 2014 04:43 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 3rd Annual “All Women” Juried Art Competition for the month of March 2014. The gallery urges all 2D Women Artists to submit their best art for inclusion into the gallery’s April 2014 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 (Including photography) 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 res...


a collage photo of my booth at the Antique and Design Center during High Point

How the Furniture Industry Can Save Antiques...

Posted: February 24, 2014 19:58 Last Updated: | Heather Karlie Vieira

It was a year ago that found me feverishly buying and packing for an upcoming show. A show I had never been to because I always thought it was only for new furniture.  Perish the thought, I would say.  Who needs something new when there are so many incredible antique and vintage options.  I'll tell you who needs new furniture: Interior Designers.  They need something to fit in a certain space, in a certain fabric, in a certain time frame and in a certain budget.  Could these folks really embrace the world of antique and vintage furnishings?  A world of uncerta...


This extraordinary pair of George III period tea caddies are enveloped in ivory, with tortoiseshell and sterling silver trim and mounts.  Circa 1790.

Time for Tea! Exquisite Tea Caddies

Posted: January 11, 2014 07:54 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

No other practice evokes British sophistication and elegance quite like the drinking of tea. It is hard to believe that this now-common beverage was once an incredibly expensive commodity that could only be enjoyed by nobility and the social elite. These connoisseurs would soon demand elaborate and luxurious accoutrements to store and prepare this prized drink. Tea was introduced to England from China sometime in the middle of the 17th century. It is believed that it was Catherine of Braganza, wife of King Charles II, who was responsible for bringing the tea habit to the country around ...


The Augustus III Clock by Jean-Pierre Latz, circa 1745, stands nearly nine-feet high

The Name Says it All: The Augustus III Clock by Jean-Pierre Latz

Posted: December 16, 2013 09:12 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Few things in the fine art and antiques world get the heart racing quite like provenance. Imagine touching an object that once belonged to a king, or even a celebrity. Now imagine the thrill of actually owning that precious object! Important maker, rarity and quality are immensely important, but when you have a fantastic provenance, you have something truly special–a tangible piece of history. Created for King Augustus III of Saxony and Poland by the great French ébéniste Jean-Pierre Latz, this astonishing clock is arguably one of the greatest and most important French timepieces to eve...


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...


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...


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 ...