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?

  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

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