galleries are all the same
- pricey & pretentious."
|NOT! Clancy here. As notable public figures and official Gallery One greeters and "Patrons of the Arfs," Shayna (that's her smiling on the right) and I have made it our personal mission to dispel such misguided notions right here and now.|
|Gimme an AYY! Postage for a fan letter to Fonzie was just 10¢...|
|The highway speed limit was lowered to 55 mph in an effort to conserve the 53¢ per gallon gasoline...|
|Fashion-conscious men wore mutton-chop sideburns and double-knit polyester leisure suits. Really, because...|
|...That's The Way We Were (also the Song of the Year from the movie of the same name).|
to an Art Gallery should be FUN,
Children were WELCOMED (gasp!) - a play area was set up to keep them happy while their parents browsed. Big people could help themselves to snacks and beverages. (Unthinkable - there could be SPILLS!)
Our folks, Norah Lynne and Alan Brown, started Gallery One in 1974 in a converted house. They are still at the helm (with my guidance).
Now we're in an 18,000 square-foot showroom with custom framing facilities housing 30,000 limited edition prints, original paintings, sculptures, books, collector plates, fine art posters and porcelain figurines by the world's top contemporary artists (and unbelievably, our prices start at $25!)
|Speaking of our folks, here's a
picture of them from that era, 'socking it to the 70s.'
(Not to worry, now that Shayna and I are here, WE help them pick out their clothes, and we've been known to steal socks if we don't like them) But I digress... back to my story.
In recognition of their leadership and innovations that have benefited both art collectors and art dealers alike, U.S. Art even honored our folks with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award!
art should be accessible
and available for everyone."
"Any Pat, Michael, or Jo-Ann with a hammer can frame art."
Gallery One is the inviting kind of place where customers become old friends and artists are family. (You never know which celebrated artist you'll find curled up on the couch or stretched out on our floor.)
(Robert Bateman napping before a Gallery One appearance.)
(CNWA prize winners with Dean Morrissey)
|And speaking of our pop, Alan Brown's outstanding wildlife photography was even honored with a one-man exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for THREE months!|
(Lioness with Cub © Alan Brown)