Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Size is the Prize in the Beholder’s Eyes

Greetings from Clancy, half of your humble Patrons of the Arfs!  Today two friends, Pancho and Lefty, are here to illustrate a point. (Loath to share the spotlight, Shayna will return next time.)

It has come to my attention that there are those who classify Lakeland Terriers as small dogs. While at 14”, we tower over Chihuahuas, we do fall somewhat short in comparison to Great Danes, who can reach a height of more than 30”.

But what has size to do with matters of art? I’m glad you asked, because while for some, bigger is better, there is no denying the appeal of smaller things. (Think of the tiny house craze or, if you will, miniature art.)

This art form can be found in prestigious museums and prized art collections the world over, including the White House and Smithsonian. Ever since medieval times, people have had a fascination with miniature art. This is especially true in modern times. In a fast-moving world, miniature art gives us an opportunity to slow down, stop and appreciate rich, exquisite detail.

Artists who typically create large works love the challenge to stretch their artistic muscles and work in a smaller, albeit demanding, format that demands perfection. And the art lovers who collect their work appreciate having the opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind, original works of art for prices comparable to those of reproductions.

That’s why I’m so excited to announce Gallery One’s 25th Masterworks in Miniature® Show, taking place May 10 through May 25. Artists from all over the globe have been invited to submit their original paintings and sculptures. Most of these exceptional works of art will be no larger than 9” x 12” with prices starting at only $200! AND we’ll be open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 from 11 – 4. (Take your one-of-a-kind Mom out for brunch, and then bring her in to select a unique, affordable, heirloom quality gift!) Much like a Fabergé egg, each miniature is a jewel to be treasured for generations. Many collectors create groupings with several miniatures.

The range of subject matter for Masterworks in Miniature® will be as diverse as the impressive array of artists participating in this distinguished invitational show. Among the artists who’ve created miniatures are Robert Bateman, Paul Brunelle, June Carey, Jim Daly, Michael Deas, Michael Dumas, Edna Hibel, Robert Laessig, Dean Morrissey, Maynard Reece, Rowenna, Mort Solberg and many others. A host of new participating artists will be announced.

Comprised of original watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media works, Masterworks in Miniature® also offers original bronze, fired clay, lost wax and ceramic sculptures. Genres will include wildlife, portraits, still life, landscape, abstract, Western and fantasy by these world renowned artists. And the entire exhibit will be on display at Gallery One and online when the show opens at www.galleryone.com   But be forewarned – because each miniature is an original, demand will be intense. Act quickly so as not to be disappointed.

In short, prepare to be dazzled. Shana and I can’t wait, and we look forward to seeing you very soon!


Clancy & Shayna
(Your Patrons of the Arfs)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

You are going to LOVE this April 15th!

You read that right. Gallery One is giving you three good reasons:

Save the Sales Tax on April 15! *
Call or come in on Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and save 7% on your purchase of art, framing, figurines, posters and books. Gallery One will PAY the sales tax for you!

Make your refund last!
What better way to make your tax refund last than to choose a work of art that will endure forever?

Your April 15th order entitles you to a 15% discount on another purchase within 6 months! *
Say you spend $500 on April 15th. You will be entitled to a future discount of $75 to be used on an additional purchase of equal or greater value by October 15. (You can use it to do some early holiday shopping.)

If Tax Time has you stressed out, Gallery One offers you some much-needed Tax Relief. Stop in or visit www.galleryone.com

*   You must mention this special when you place your orders.

Paradise Found - Josef Kote
The Monarch Is Alive - Carl Brenders

Paints - Howard Terpning

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Happy Trails to You!

Greetings from Shayna and brother Clancy! We hope your holidays were happy, and we want to thank you for all your good wishes and wish you all the best in 2019!

We went on a quick holiday road trip with our folks in our RV. Like you, Clancy and I LOVE to see new places. Now that we’re back at work, the start of a brand-new year seemed like an ideal time to share with you some captivating destinations captured by one of our favorite artists, Robert Finale! His work will transport you to lovely and romantic settings, right in the comfort of your home.

At the tender age of two, Robert and his family fled communist Cuba and settled in the U.S. The adversity and struggles his family endured instilled in the young boy an appreciation for the value of hard work as well as a sense of discipline. Ever since he was a youngster, Robert had a passion for art, sketching everything he could. His mother treasured his sketches and encouraged her son to always keep them and care for them.

Early on, Robert worked as an electrician before discovering his natural talent for painting with oils. Entirely self-taught, this incredible artist is also an avid traveler. He uses his photos, sketches and memories to begin each painting, creating detailed landscapes that take the viewer throughout the United States, to South America, Europe and the Mediterranean.

Winter in Paris

Finale’s limited editions capture the atmosphere and reveal the magical play of light on the architecture that makes each historical setting so memorable and unique. Whether you’ve traveled to one of Finale’s romantic settings or someday plan to, his idyllic locales are like a vacation for the soul. His mesmerizing art breaks the monotony and affords us the opportunity to enjoy the moment, reconnecting with that which makes us happy.

Portofino Sunrise

Shown here are a handful of Finale’s many giclées available to you through Gallery One. Need an anniversary gift for a seasoned traveler or someone special? Look no further.  Stop in and claim your favorite ports of call! 

Autumn Morning, Halstat Austria

Be sure to browse the complete collection at www.galleryone.com/artframing/finale.html for size and price options.

If you have any questions, just ask us – Clancy and I are experts and we’re happy to help!



Shayna & Clancy
(Your Patrons of the Arfs)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy 8th Birthday Clancy!

One of Gallery One's Patrons of the Arfs, Clancy celebrated his 8th birthday on Monday! He was gifted a fine selection of duck jerky, oversized bones, and assorted doggie treats (not to mention all of the affection and belly rubs he could ever want from Gallery One staff and patrons!)