Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. ” – Andy Warhol

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Art Basel in Basel, Paris, Miami and Hong Kong

Art Basel in Basel, Paris, Miami and Hong Kong Art Basel is a group of international art fairs focused on modern and contemporary art. They take place annually in four locations: Basel, Switzerland (the original location) Miami Beach, Florida, USA Hong Kong, China Paris, France (newest location, started in 2022)

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Thank You Pigcasso and Goodbye

Thank You Pigcasso and Goodbye Below is an email I received from Joanne Lefson, the caretaker of Pigcasso on March 17, 2024 announcing the passing of Pigcasso the painting pig.  THANK YOU, Pigcasso. Since Pigcasso’s passing on 1 March 2024, there has been much on which to reflect and feel.

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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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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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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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Are You Eligible For COVID-19 Relief Programs

COVID-19 Relief Programs Are you eligible for COVID-19 relief programs? Check out this detailed list of programs to see if you and your business qualify. This is a diversion from my normal newsletter and is based on the current situation in the world today due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It

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Art That Celebrates Women

Art That Celebrates Women Below are 12 pieces of art that celebrates women and their dedication, inspiration, and celebration of visual fine arts. Each one depicts a woman but was created by both men and women. Art That Celebrates Women – Bronze Sculptures True beauty in a woman is reflected

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Western Art Collector Magazine Article on Kelly’s Collectibles

Western Art Collector Magazine Article on Kelly’s Collectibles I am so grateful that Western Art Collector Magazine highlighted me in their December 2019 issue. The article, “Digital Avenues”, describes how our online platform on eBay offers collectors a unique and new way to purchase art. Feature Article (close up version

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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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