Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” – Anni Albers

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clyde aspevig original landscape oil painting
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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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shawn mackey mars array abstract painting
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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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vladimir vitkovsky heaven original abstract art painting
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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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before after painting restoration abbrescia
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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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women empowerment quote gloria vanderbilt
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Celebrating 12 Women Artists For Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting twelve extraordinary women artists who are represented in our fine art gallery. Women’s History Month The entire month of March is Women’s History Month, which commemorates and encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American

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Howard Terpning Native American Giclee Print
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5 Reasons Why a Giclee Print is a Good Investment

What is a giclee print and why is it a good investment? Basically, a giclee is a top-of-the-line inkjet print. Its fancy pronunciation (zhee-clay) is a French word meaning “to spray” or “to squirt”. This refers to ink applied to a substrate, the base material onto which art will be

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Limoges French porcelain trinket boxes
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Limoges Trinket Box Appeal and History

  Limoges Appeal Limoges trinket box appeal and history are quite fascinating. The name Limoges instantly conjures elegant and sophisticated decorative porcelain art. It refers not to one single maker, but rather to the array of factories that thrived in the town of Limoges, France centuries ago. Limoges china is

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How to Print USPS Labels
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How To Print USPS Labels From Home

How To Print USPS Labels From Home Learn how to print USPS labels from home with step by step instructions in the video below. Save time by printing Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express postage labels from your home or office using Click-N-Ship. From the USPS website, you can also

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Rich Gaiti Dusk Crossing
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20 Western Art Shows

20 Western Art Shows With dozens of western art shows across the country each year, I thought it would be helpful to artists and art collectors alike to look ahead and choose which art shows to attend each year. Get the list here These shows are a good opportunity for

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Out West Art Show and Sale

Out West Art Show and Sale I had the great pleasure of attending the 2019 Out West Art Show this year. The amount of artwork in the various locations throughout Great Falls is overwhelming.  However, meeting the artists and viewing their work up close and personal was the highlight of

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How to Get Free Shipping Supplies

How to Get Free Shipping Supplies If you ship anything, you’ll need a few shipping supplies. Over the past ten years of shipping on eBay, I have found numerous ways to obtain them for free. As a result, you’ll never have to pay for shipping supplies again. See video below

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Sandra Gregory
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Sandra Gregory Ultimate Collector

Sandra Gregory, Ultimate Collector Each week we highlight one of our valued consignors. This week our consignor highlight features Sandra Gregory, the ultimate collector. View many items from Sandy Gregory’s private collection on our eBay store. Sandy and Bob Gregory grew up in a small town in Monterey County in

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