Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Shayna and I love the holidays, so we thought we’d help spread the cheer with this week’s questions, all having to do with holiday-themed artwork. We hope your holidays are warm, happy and bright!

  1. This Gallery Giclées canvas by artist Jim Daly shows a little girl amidst holiday decorations and toys, but the present that she clearly treasures above all others is a kitten (probably a rescue like us). Name the artwork.
  2. Victorian Christmas I by this artist is a nostalgic, idyllic scene, complete with carolers, friends and family gathered together in celebration before a Victorian mansion. Name the artist.
  3. This print, Arctic Family – Polar Bears, reminds us of the Coca-Cola bears. Two fuzzy white Arctic cubs stay close to their mom as she pauses on the pack ice. Name the Canadian artist.
  4. Everyone wants to go home for the holidays. This original painting, entitled Our Home, depicts a group of Native Americans, riding toward their spirit encampment, a group of teepees aglow in the snow that seems to touch the heavens. (And did you know that this artist was an assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns back in the day with Sam Rutigliano! Dog pound, woof! But I digress…) Name the artist.
  5. They used to say that behind every successful man is a great woman. But we know that it’s an equal partnership. And the same is true of Santa Claus. Do you think he could possibly pull off a feat like he does, year after year, if it weren’t for MRS. Claus? Heck no! This artist knows it, too. That’s why he created this delightful porcelain figurine of Mrs. Claus. Name the artist.
  6. This artist was a native of northeast Ohio, famous for his watercolors of rural life. In this original painting, the trees are heavily coated with fresh snow, the sun is shining, casting intricate shadows, and a solitary bunny pauses to admire his surroundings. The title of the painting is Snow Bunny. Name the artist.
  7. This artist and children’s author painted a magical flying ship. It is used to help Father Christmas distribute gifts on Christmas Eve with the help of a boy named Joey, Sam the toymaker and animated toys. Name the Gallery Giclées canvas by Dean Morrissey (it’s also the title of his 2000 book).
  8. This limited edition, Observing Christmas, depicts a dog looking out the door to the porch where a Christmas tree awaits. Name the artist. (Christmas bonus: It’s the same answer as number 3 above…You’re welcome!)
  9. This Gallery Giclées canvas, Christmas Town Frolic, depicts an old-fashioned town with horses and carriages and cozy shops, festive with holiday cheer. Name the artist who grew up in Elyria.
  10. Happy New Year! Did you know that a dusting of snow on New Year’s Day means twelve months of good luck in China? This artist, whose original painting is entitled New Year’s Snow, was born in Shanghai. What is his name?


ANSWERS TO WEEK #14
  1. Will Bullas
  2. Jim Ptacek
  3. James Christensen
  4. Jim Daly
  5. Three
  6. Lynn Kaatz
  7. No charge; it’s FREE!
  8. Dean Morrissey
  9. Embellishing or enhancing
  10. Books, apparel, Christmas ornaments, figurines, frames, collector plates

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fun Finds only at Gallery One!

Some people think that art galleries are stuffy places where artsy people speak in hushed tones, but if you’ve been to Gallery One, you know that we’re about as pretentious as a basket of puppies. In addition to excellent customer service, we pride ourselves on being family friendly, with a play corner for little ones and a help-yourself coffee pot for grown-ups (not to mention being greeted by two of the cutest Lakeland Terriers you’re ever going to see). But did you know about all of the other cool things we offer, in addition to art?

  1. BOOKS! We have a large assortment – coffee table books as well as kids’ books. If you want to share some smiles with people of all ages, Shayna and I recommend this volume entitled A Fool Moon. (It has a foreword by movie star Doris Day.) Name the artist whose comical work this book features.
  2. APPAREL! This award-winning Cleveland photographer has close “ties” to the city, and has photographed its major monuments, some of which are featured on men’s fashion neckties. Name this artist.
  3. CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS! This artist’s work graces a set of ornaments perfect for your tree, such as Lute Player, Horn Blower and Christmas Angel. Can you name the artist?
  4. FIGURINES! This artist, known for his endearing and nostalgic paintings of children from yesteryear, also has a wonderful line of figurines that capture some of his works such as Red Scooter. Name the artist.
  5. FRAMES! No FABRIC-ated discounts or crazy coupons, for the love of Mike! But you’ll get the best quality and value for your dollar with our custom or ready-made frames. We can frame just about anything and have, from original paintings to a LeBron James jersey, and we do it expertly. Here’s a question “About Us.” How many CPFs (Certified Picture Framers) does Gallery One have on-staff?
  6. COLLECTOR PLATES! This artist’s wonderful ceramic plates make appreciated gifts. Shayna and I are rather partial to the ones featuring different dog breeds, such as Shirt Tales – The Cocker Spaniel. Name the artist.
  7. FEEL FREE TO HANG WITH US! (We’ll bring the hammer and nails.) Did you know that we offer expert design advice and FREE installation of your Gallery One purchase? Our design consultant will deliver it in the local area and hang it at no cost. Trick question: What’s the charge for this invaluable service?
  8. AUTOGRAPHS, SELFIES AND BRAGGING RIGHTS. If you’re on our email list, you’ll get advance notice inviting you to attend our fabulous Artist Shows. Rub elbows with the world’s most prestigious contemporary artists. Get their autographs, have artwork personalized and talk and take photos with them! Name the artist appearing at Gallery One on Dec. 4 & 5.
  9. FREE HIGHLIGHTING FOR KINKADE COLLECTORS. When you purchase a Thomas Kinkade canvas at Gallery One, you can have it highlighted free of charge by a professional Kinkade Master Highlighter Artist. Gallery One holds two highlighting events each year. Highlighted canvases are given added dimension. No two highlighted canvases are ever alike, and each receives a Certificate of Highlighting. We are “Frequently Asked” what are other terms for highlighting?
  10. DAZZLED BY SO MANY FUN FINDS? Here’s one more “Category” to consider at Gallery One – Gift Certificates! You can make any occasion extra special for someone with a Gallery One Gift Certificate to use for any of the fun finds described above. So just for fun, name two of them!


ANSWERS TO WEEK #13
  1. Thomas Kinkade
  2. Michael Dumas
  3. Back of the Old Truck
  4. Bonnie Marris
  5. The Dreamer’s Trunk
  6. Loyalty
  7. John Weiss
  8. Rodel Gonzalez
  9. Robert Sarsony
  10. Shepherds Farm

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanks a million!

As former rescues lucky enough to find a great home, Shayna and I have LOADS to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. And a special THANK YOU to all of our friends who stop in to scratch our ears and follow us on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LakelandTerrier.dog This week, we thought that art would be a fun way to show those things for which we’re especially grateful. See if you can find all ten, and thanks for playing!
  1. When our folks hit the road, we love to go along. So many places to see, things to sniff! That’s why we’re thankful for pet-friendly lodging. We’re not sure, but we bet that Lamplight Manor is just the kind of place that would welcome four-legged guests. Name the artist.
  2. We’re thankful for squirrels and chipmunks that dare us to chase them. That’s why we love Casual Balance. It’s so realistic, with that chipmunk acting so nonchalant. You know that he wants to play. Who is the artist?
  3. What’s more fun than a ride in the car? A ride in the truck, with the breeze blowing your ears back, that’s what! Artist Jim Daly totally gets it. What’s the title of his giclée canvas depicting a dog and his boy, ready for a ride?
  4. Have you ever been so happy that you want to sing? (We have, and I must say, we sound awesome.) Sing-Out depicts two of our relatives, happily howling. Do you know who the artist is?
  5. What toy was your very favorite – the one you loved and were so thankful for? I love my stuffed gorilla; Shayna prefers her squeaky. Artist Dean Morrissey knows that favorite playthings are the stuff of dreams. Those dreams don’t just disappear. The Sandman gathers them for safekeeping. What is the name of his giclée canvas depicting the Sandman’s storage chest?
  6. How do you thank someone who means the world to you? Ask Shayna; I’d do anything for my dad. That includes waiting by the door whenever he leaves. I’m not happy until I hear him returning. There’s a term for that kind of devotion, and it’s the title of artist Jocelyn Russell’s limited edition bronze sculpture of dog. What is it called?
  7. Shayna and I are thankful for the time spent with those we love. Whether you have four legs or only two, special moments are not to be taken for granted. The limited edition print, Making Memories, is a perfect example. Name the artist.
  8. We are thankful to live near the beautiful Lake Erie shoreline. Humans love the awesome sunsets; we dogs just like to splash in the waves. Whichever makes you happy, nothing captures the mood like the giclée canvas Golden Sunset. Who painted this beautiful image?
  9. It seems like only yesterday when we were young pups…so many happy recollections! This artist has a real appreciation for some of the things that made him happy when he was a boy in the 1940s. The title of his original painting is Vintage Memories. Name the artist.
  10. Don’t you love rides in the country, especially in the fall? We love it when our folks take us out for barn-hunt competitions to places just like the one in this giclée canvas by Lynn Kaatz depicting rural farms in a fall setting. Can you name the artwork?



ANSWERS TO WEEK #12
  1. The Good Old Days
  2. Runnin’ the Table
  3. Tiki Hut Lounge
  4. Paul Calle
  5. The Flat Iron Café
  6. John Weiss
  7. Scott Jacobs
  8. Voyage of the Fianna
  9. Stephen Lyman
  10. Robert Bateman

Friday, November 20, 2015

Former refugee becomes a force for global health

Norah Lynne and Alan Brown, Gallery One owners, are justly proud of their grandson-in law, Phuoc Le.  You may recall Erin, the cute blonde who helped out at the gallery during her elementary and secondary school days.  Today, Erin and Phuoc reside in Berkeley CA and are the parents of Anya (3) and Jada (1 month). 


Top Docs - Meet our 2015 Top Hospitalists

From the November ACP Hospitalist, copyright © 2015 by the American College of Physicians
Welcome to our eighth annual Top Hospitalists issue! The physicians profiled on the following pages were nominated by their colleagues and chosen by ACP Hospitalist's editorial board for their accomplishments in areas of hospitalist practice such as patient care, quality improvement, and medical education. Read on to learn about their achievements and innovations, and make a note to nominate any top docs you know next summer. Note: ACP Hospitalist's Top Hospitalists feature is not part of the ACP National Awards Program.

Phuoc Le, MD
Age: 38
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
Residency: Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital)
Title: Assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco; Assistant professor of public health, University of California, Berkeley

Phuoc Le, MD,'s path from a rural village in Vietnam to the halls of Harvard and Stanford is a classic example of how the American dream is supposed to play out. He was born just after the end of the Vietnam War, and one of his earliest memories is fleeing the country with his mother on a small fishing boat en route to Hong Kong and eventual political asylum in the United States.

“We lived in housing projects in Wichita, Kan., and then went to live near relatives in Sacramento,” said Dr. Le. “I went to a gang-ridden high school where achievement was not the norm, but my siblings and I got through it because we were grateful for the chance just to go to school.”

Dr. Le went on to attend some of the most revered schools in the country, including completing a combined medicine, pediatrics, and global health equity residency at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he worked under Partners in Health cofounder Paul Farmer, MD. The 5-year residency program, which included stints in Haiti, Rwanda, and other poor countries, cemented his passion for global health.

“I wanted to do more than see patients at the ends of their lives when diseases have become irreversible,” said Dr. Le, who also holds a master's degree in public health and is fluent in Vietnamese, Chinese, and Spanish. “Working with Paul, I saw firsthand how global health is practiced and how the root causes of diseases—such as access to running water and electricity—are addressed.”

His experiences set the stage for becoming a full-time hospitalist, with an emphasis on global health, said Dr. Le. His work with Partners in Health taught him about the value of working in teams to improve systems, skills that are readily transferable to hospital medicine.

At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Le helped to initiate a Global Health Core within the hospital medicine division. The group has grown from 5 to 12 faculty members and also launched the nation's first Hospital Medicine-Global Health Fellowship, establishing UCSF as a leader in the emerging field.

“When Phuoc joined UCSF, we had a few hospitalists interested in global health and had set up small initiatives in Africa, Asia, and China,” said Bradley Sharpe, MD, UCSF's associate chief of hospital medicine. “Phuoc's arrival changed everything, and we now have become a magnet for hospitalists with this interest.”

Dr. Le and his team make regular trips to a hospital in Hinche, Haiti, where they have maintained a close partnership since the 2010 earthquake. They also visit rural hospitals in India, Liberia, and Nepal several times a year, where they have global health fellows working with partner organizations to strengthen health systems.

One of Dr. Le's most successful recent initiatives is the UCSF Global Health Boot Camp, a 4-day CME course that teaches strategies for working in the developing world to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others. The first course in 2014 attracted so much interest that some applicants had to be turned away. Dr. Le also established the Health, Equity, Action, and Leadership, or HEAL, initiative, a 2-year fellowship for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists that involves working in underserved domestic, as well as international, communities.

“Every fellow spends half of their time in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico or Arizona, where there is a staggeringly high prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, and other problems,” said Dr. Le. “Many of the root causes of disease we see in developing countries are also happening here.”

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Art for the Man Cave

Clancy here. A few weeks back, I agreed to let Shayna pick the topic. In return, she agreed to let me choose a future topic, so listen up, guys: This week, we’re going to explore art that will enhance that most Hallowed of Hang-outs…the Man Cave! (That’s me in the photo above, getting all buff in my man cave.) And ladies, take note: all of the artwork described below are selections that you will both love.

  1. This colorful print, an original giclée evolved photograph on canvas by my Papa, Alan Brown, depicts the famous strip in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio’s first resort town. A great place for summer cruising where you can ride your Hog and bring your dog, it boasts arcades, restaurants, nightlife, fishing, boating and more. What’s the title of this fun panorama?
  2. If your man cave includes a pool table, then you can definitely relate. It’s every pool shooter’s dream: to call all the balls and win the game in one turn. That’s the subject of this giclée canvas by artist Tim Rogerson. What is the title?
  3. Some fun lovers are referred to as party animals (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Artist Will Bullas presents a group of such drinking buddies in tropical attire, gathered at the local Polynesian tavern. Name this fun giclée canvas.
  4. This artist was known for his riveting portraits of the trappers and mountain men of the early 1800s. A self-sufficient breed of men, they lived off the land, blazing the trails, discovering mountain passages and navigating unnamed rivers. Most of them died as they lived, alone, with their stories unrecorded and their discoveries unsung. In the limited edition print View from the Heights one such hardy individual surveys the terrain. Who was the artist?
  5. If you were a sailor or longshoreman looking for a place to stay in Cleveland in 1910, this Irish establishment would have been a popular choice. More than 100 years later, it’s still the go-to place in the Flats for food, fun and spirits. Immortalized as a signed and numbered serigraph by Jim Ptacek, what is the name of this serigraph (and restaurant)?
  6. If you’d rather be fishing than doing almost anything else, this captivating original oil entitled In the Fog belongs on your wall. Two men and a dog make their way through the gloom in a canoe, their passage illuminated only by lantern light. What is the title?
  7. What’s more American than red, white and blue? How about a red, white and blue officially licensed Harley-Davidson poster? (How cool would that be on the wall of your exclusive domain?) Name the artist whose fine art poster is entitled Made in the U.S.A.
  8. All hands on deck! According to mythology, this ship is said have transported an immortal band of Celtic warriors on their voyages between the real world and the afterlife. The artist is Dean Morrissey. What is the title of this stirring giclée canvas?
  9. Embers at Dawn is the limited edition print that will make you want to hit the road with your camping gear. Last night’s campfire, now glowing embers, contrasts with the pink-tinged sky of a new day, reflected in the water. Name the artist.
  10. Sportsmen will be captivated by Evening Snowfall – American Elk. It depicts a magnificent bull elk in his natural habitat, watching as his herd makes its way down a mountain slope in the falling snow. Name the artist.


ANSWERS TO WEEK #11

  1. Original painting
  2. Original lithograph
  3. Offset lithography or offset printing
  4. Giclée
  5. Canvas transfer
  6. Signed and Numbered
  7. Open edition
  8. Artist’s Proofs
  9. Fine art poster
  10. Remarque

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What's the Difference? - A Print Primer

Clancy here. Each week, people come into Gallery One, just to see us. Many times, they’ll stop to look at the artwork. Naturally, if they have questions, they consult us. Many times they ask us to explain the different formats. So that’s this week’s topic. After answering all ten questions, do what we do – reward yourself with a nap!

  1. This term refers to the source from which something arises or the first from which copies are generated. When referring to a painter’s creation, it is the one-of-a-kind work from which future editions are published. Name the term.
  2. The ancient Greek word for stone was lithos; graphien in ancient Greek meant “to write.” This type of print is created from a design drawn on a surface such as a stone or mylar. The surface is moistened with water and then ink is applied. Paper is pressed onto this surface to pick up the design. Because this process must be repeated for each print made, each print is slightly different and therefore, unique. What is this kind of print called?
  3. Most limited editions on paper are reproduced using this photo mechanical process. The inked image is transferred from a metal plate to a rubber blanket or rollers and then to the printing surface. All of the prints in an edition are identical. What is the term for this method of art printing?
  4. This process is the first major change in printmaking since 1796 and has revolutionized the industry. High resolution digital scans direct the spray of archival inks directly onto the paper or canvas resulting in art with superior color accuracy. What is the French-sounding term for this printing process?
  5. This type of print is created by taking the top layer of a paper print and fusing in onto a prepared canvas surface. Textured varnish is often applied to replicate the appearance of an artist’s brushstrokes. What is this type of print called?
  6. This term means that the artist’s handwritten signature appears on the print (indicating its validity) along with a number identifying the print as one of a limited edition. What is this term associated with limited edition prints?
  7. This term refers to an edition in which individual prints are not numbered. What kind of print edition is this?
  8. These prints are an exclusive subset (generally less than 10% of the edition) traditionally reserved for the artist’s personal use. They bear the letters “AP” and a number. What is their name?
  9. This type of art usually bears an image by an artist as well as information (such as exhibition dates and locations of galleries or museums). Name this art form.
  10. This term means that the artist has added a small, original drawing, often in the margin of a paper print or on the back of a canvas print. What is it called?


ANSWERS TO WEEK #10
  1. Force and Magic
  2. Passage to Autumn
  3. First Moments of Gold
  4. Echoes in Gold
  5. Golden Season – Gray Squirrel
  6. Hardwood Forest – White-Tailed Buck
  7. Moonrise at Sunset
  8. Autumn Chill
  9. The Watchers
  10. Train Depot

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Time to turn over a new leaf!

Clancy and I love the fall – the crunchy leaves and cool days are just made for hiking in the woods. And because autumn is one of the most colorful seasons of the year, it’s a favorite subject for many artists. Here are ten examples. See if you can find all of them!

  1. Anthony Eaton Cook, the famous artist, author, naturalist and photographer, is the grandson of Anthony Wayne Cook who deeded the land for Cook Forest State Park to Pennsylvania. Name his magical giclée photograph depicting a cascading forest waterfall surrounded by fiery fall foliage.
  2. Artist Terry Isaac painted the passing of summer and beginning of fall with a bull moose casting a reflection in the water. The sunlight illuminates the evergreens and the foliage that has just begun to turn golden. Name this limited edition.
  3. “There’s gold in them thar hills!” Mark Twain wrote about the rush for gold in California. But Western hills boast another kind of gold as seen in this beautiful artwork by Rod Frederick. It depicts a Western landscape – snow-capped mountains, silvery blue sagebrush, majestic elk and touches of sunlit gold. Be the first to name this limited edition print.
  4. In the Rockies, September cloaks the mountains in gold. The bellows of bull elk can be heard reverberating throughout the wilderness. John Banovich portrays this thrilling scenario in his limited edition. What is it called…what is it called?
  5. It’s as though this squirrel knew how cute he was and posed for the artist. Nibbling on a nut, his tail fluffed above his head, he balances on a high branch, perfectly framed by yellow leaves. Name this charming giclée canvas signed by Carl Brenders.
  6. You have to look hard to spot the white-tail deer in this forest! He stands alert – looking for a mate, watching for rivals and wary of hunters. Robert Bateman shows the depth of the forest, leading your eye from the foreground through the misty recesses. What is the title of this limited edition print?
  7. The trees cast long autumn shadows at day’s end. They are tinged in copper and gold, as the sun yields to the moon in this original oil painting by artist Mo Dafeng. Name the artwork.
  8. In this talented artist’s hands, a pencil becomes a paintbrush. With his meticulous attention to detail, Ryan Jacque can create compelling portraits of the wonders of nature. In this giclée canvas, two little robins try to keep warm on a bare branch by ruffling and plumping their feathers against the cold. What is the title of this giclée canvas?
  9. Artist Bonnie Marris has had a lifelong fascination with wolves, and it shows in her artwork. Backlit amidst autumn foliage, a wolf peers out, watching something in the distance. Look closely – the wolf is not is not alone! Name this limited edition giclée canvas.
  10. It’s a fine fall day in the country. People are gathered at the station, carriages await and the express is right on time. Name this colorful autumn scene by artist Lynn Kaatz.


ANSWERS TO WEEK #9
  1. Brian Davis
  2. Andrew Atroshenko
  3. Rod Frederick
  4. Florian Lawton
  5. Dwayne Hickman
  6. Rob Gonsalves
  7. James Coleman
  8. William Phillips
  9. Charles Wysocki
  10. Mo Dafeng