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Artist Highlights

Hilton Alves Artist Highlight

We are excited to represent Brazilian-born HiLTON Alves in our Artist Highlight Series as a new artist in our online art gallery. HiLTON’s paintings display a perspective of waves and sea life that differ from other artists painting on canvas. His ability to blend colors and create the illusion of

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Art Events are Back in Flathead Montana 2021

Art events are back in Flathead Valley in Montana in 2021! After a year of cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19, art festivals and community events in the Flathead Valley appear to be moving forward as local organizers plan for a busy summer with lots of visitors. Art Shows Resume

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Whitefish Named 2021 Friendliest City

Whitefish was named the 2021 friendliest city in the U.S. by travel website Expedia. The list referred to Whitefish as “A gateway to Glacier National Park, outdoor enthusiasts will love the outdoorsy delights this Montana town offers.” Between January 2019 and December 2020, Expedia searched their positive reviews that featured

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Summer ArtFest at Whitefish 2021

Summer ArtFest at Whitefish Summer ArtFest at Whitefish aims to place our small mountain town on the map as a premier art destination. We hope that you join us for a couple of beautiful June days in Whitefish, Montana! Summer ArtFest is designed to showcase some of the best artists

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Collector Tips

Determining Value of Your Art or Antique

Determining Value of Your Art or Antique Determining the value of your art or antique can take a few hours out of your life.  But in the end, it is well worth the effort. Sotheby’s noted “increased interest” in its Appraisals Business during the COVID-19 pandemic as many collectors are

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Artist Highlights

Pigcasso The Painting Pig Less Meat More Art

Pigcasso the painting pig releases Andy Warthog single edition prints to partly fund a ground-breaking exhibition, OINK! Less Meat. More Art. Here’s your opportunity to invest in art history! Pigcasso the painting pig is releasing 177 Single Edition Prints in order to partly fund a ground-breaking exhibition.  OINK! A ‘Pork-Provoking Journey

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Vincent van Gogh Immersive Exhibitions Coming to US

Created by Grande Experiences, Van Gogh Alive has been presented in over 50 countries so far, giving visitors in Europe, Asia, and Australia the magical experience of this multi-sensory exhibition. Now, the United States finally gets to enjoy this 360-degree experience. The images are synchronized to a beautiful classical score.  It immerses

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Collector Tips

Shawn Mackey’s Abstract Art

Shawn Mackey’s abstract art focuses on scenes of beauty and love and is the perfect choice for your modern or contemporary home or office. The Beginning Shawn Mackey was born on August 11, 1984, in Edmonton, Canada. Growing up in the long cold winters of Canada, he had ample time

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My eBay Journey After 10 Years

Shari Smith interviews Kelly Shaeffer of Kelly’s Collectibles and Online Art Gallery. In this video, Kelly shares how she got started on eBay and tips and tricks she learned along the way. My mentor and eBay instructor, Shari Smith, of Shari Sells, taught me how to sell on eBay over

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Collector Tips

Abstract Art is Hot Hot Hot

Sometimes in life, there are things that are better left ambiguous.  Abstract art is one of those things. Confirmation that abstract art is hot, hot, hot is evident from the sale of a painting that sold a few weeks ago for the epic price of $62M at an auction in

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Collector Tips

Art Restoration Before and After

Art restoration is the process of repairing or renovating works in the attempt to restore them to their original, undamaged appearance. The main objective is to preserve the inherent value of a work of art. Here is a step-by-process on how the restoration process works with before and after photos.

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Whitefish Pilot Featured Article on Kelly’s Collectibles

  Whitefish Pilot Featured Article on Kelly’s Collectibles It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Heidi Desch, Managing Editor at Whitefish Pilot in Whitefish, Montana.  The article appeared in the August 14, 2019 publication and is titled, “Shaeffer helps connect buyers and sellers with art”. The article describes how

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