I'm very excited (and nervous) as I paint as many pieces as I can in preparation for my first art festival. It will be nice to be in a sunny warm place in February!
I am excited to announce that A.R.T. is preparing for a Fall 2016 show featuring V&V artists. We have had a hiatus with them, and are due for a new collaboration. An opening is tentatively scheduled for November 4th, 2016.
Jo Ann graduated in fashion design from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. One of her internships was at Tonka Toys, and she fell in love with both the people and the toys. Over the years, she's designed many products from toys to sporting goods, fashion accessories, food, and medical equipment. The artist believes that design doesn't need to stay put, and that blending art and design is as good as drinking espresso before a long bike ride.
Exhibition of earthy, mixed media paintings
August 28-September 26, 2015
Artist Reception Friday, August 28th, 6pm-9pm
Colorful pops of color were added to a curved wall leading to a large atrium space. The design includes 33 glass plates installed on stainless steel post hardware.
26 paintings on acrylic panels commissioned for a high-tech machine manufacturing office. Overall size installed: 36"high x 192"long.
- 1928 jazz standard by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf
- 1980 movie starring Willie Nelson, Amy Irving, and Dyan Cannon
- the soundtrack to the film
- the nickname of Nelson's tour bus..........HOWEVER, in this case it's
PANTONE 2011 COLOR OF THE YEAR
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011*
FEATURING THE WORKS BY
MARCO ZEHRUNG & SONS
BASED ON PATONE'S 2011 COLOR OF THE YEAR
light refreshments will be served
*show will run through March 31, 2011
|Forget the bath & body stuff.
DO NOT give electronics.
Don't even think about candy or candles.
This year give the gift that will always be appreciated.
A.R.T. will be celebrating the holidays with works by:
Wine & sweet treats will be served
506 Wyoming Avenue /Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 / 513-662-1998
Out is In 2010
ART OPENING FOR A NEW SHOW!
Visionaries & Voices
ceramics by Wanda Owens
Friday, October 8th
6pm - 9pm
Light Refreshments will be served.
Visionaries & Voices: The mission of this not for profit organization is to provide artistic and cultural opportunities for artists with disabilities, and to build an inclusive environment where all artists feel valued. Work is created within two studios in Cincinnati-Northside and Forest Park. Many works by artists from both studios will be shown in this exhibition.
Wanda Owens: A self taught artist who receives instruction at Clovernook, Wanda lost her sight at age 20. She attended Tennessee State University where she earned degrees in sociology and social welfare. Wanda also has musical interests, recently re-releasing a cd of her original songs. She currently resides in Cincinnati.
Featuring Photography by:
Friday, August 6th
6pm - 9pm
Light Refreshments will be served.
ROD SIDLEY: With an architectural office at the intersection of Springfield Pike & Wyoming Ave., Rod is a familiar face around Wyoming, Ohio. He is widley known for his architectural designs. You may not know about his talent as a photographer. In fact, Rod was a photographer before he became an architect. His works span more than 30 years. Be sure to see his many framed pieces in this exhibit.
SARA ABBOTT: Sara's foray in the art world began with photography. Although she loved the black & white process, she sought to expand her vision. She began mixing paint with photographs, using found objects such as car doors for frames, and fire to light up an image. Her work now includes light boxes, abstract paintings with photographic transfers, and large scale photographs mounted on plexiglass. Abbott's work has been collected all over the world.
STEVEN N. MEYERS: Black & white images have been a part of Steven's daily life since 1971. Having been involved with traditional landscape photography for many years, he had many challenges with his alternative x-ray technique. A native of Washington state, Steven currently works full time as a MRI technologist.
come see Ursula Brenner's newest encaustic works Saturday, May 8, 2010 11am-5pm (day before Mother's Day) Featuring small pieces perfect for gift-giving! Complimentary gift wrapping for Mother's Day
12"x 12"encaustics on wood panels
Ursula Brenner creates landscapes and contemporary abstracts in pastels, acrylics, and oils using contrasts in form and color to underscore emotion. Ursula's art reflects a wide range of moods, from light and playful to deep and mysterious. Born in Germany, she has been influenced by old world museums, art, music, and architecture. She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended Edgecliff College on scholarship, graduating in 1978 with a B.A. in Drawing and Painting. SHOP LOCAL BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS
Affordable Original Artwork
Printed in Michigan
Standard Frame Size 18" x 24"
Printed with Light Fast Inks
Environmentally Friendly Paper
Petrus Martens resides in Mid-Michigan. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Florida State University and studied printmaking, sculpture and painting at Yale University. While predominantly a painter, he has recently taken great interest in vintage-travel print advertising.
This most recent work, demonstrates his appreciation for the subject matter, colors, composition and the craftsmanship employed in early 20th century printmaking.
Well, now it's not. However, when I first started working for the gallery, the only thing I knew was - I paid for 4 years tuition for my daughter to get her degree in art. And, I knew what I liked.
Inez & Tony took a chance on me. And they are educating me (in a good way!). Styles, nomenclature, how to choose art for clients. They are art consltants extraordinaire.
When I tell people I work for art consultants the typical response is "Oh, that's nice." "What's an art consultant?"" Why would I need one?" " How would I know if I'm getting what I need from one?"
So, here's what I've learned. An art consultant has knowledge in many schools of art, years of experience, a good working relationship with many artists, and can offer clients impartial opinion on selections they are considering. Art consultants work for homeowners as well as commercial clients.
You will want a consultant who has an understanding of your space, color schemes, and price point. Someone who knows the difference between contemporary vs old masters. A consultant that will show you "everything" available in your chosen medium. And, once you've narrowed down your selection, someone who will be able to direct you to the right works for your collections or space.
Art consultants will work with artists that specialize in a variety of mediums. It's amazing the selection: photography, fine art prints, original oils and acrylics on canvas, giclee, glass, sculptures, etc. Art printed on aluminum, plexiglass, bamboo.
Talk to your consultant regarding terms of payment and budget up front. Don't be shy. Remember the lesson we learned in school...."there's no such thing as a stupid question." A good consultant should be able to find a piece of art, within your price range, that you will be proud of for years to come. The more I work at A.R.T. Gallery, the more I see the benefit of an art consultant. My taste in art really varies. I like so many styles that my impulse buys don't always work in my space. If I had hired a consultant, it would have saved me money in the long run.
If you are the type of person that has a hard time making decisions or don't have the time to invest searching, an art consultant might be just the ticket. But I would recommed doing a little research via the internet. If there's a gallery you've visited, an artist you love, a style you MUST have, take the time to do a little leg work and come prepared to meet your consultant. It will give them a great start in narrowing down pieces for your collection.
Here's to happy collecting.....
P.S. If this article has helped or if you would like to see more on the subject of art consulting, please leave a note under "comments".
*Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso
Charley Harper's "Black and White Warbler"
Finally! Spring has sprung! The winter coats will be hung up and the walking shoes will be dug out from the back of the closet. Wyoming's "village" streets are a prime walking spot. We are looking forward to the foot traffic great weather brings. If you are heading to the farmer's market, bakery or any of the other shops on Wyoming Ave., please feel free to pop in the gallery and take a look.
The goal of A.R.T. Gallery is to expose you to the work of multiple artists. We are here to guide the amateur and experienced collectors who are seeking suitable pieces of art. Let us help you choose just the right piece of art to give your home or office that "WOW" factor.
We also offer custom framing for your pre-school Picasso's artwork to your heirloom paintings/prints that need a bit of freshening up.
In addition to art and framing, we offer a unique selection of jewelry, gifts, cards and music.
Let A.R.T. be your resource and inspiration for fine art.
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." ~ Scott Adams