Art Business News

Art Business newspaper is a magazine specializing in Arts topics.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 10, October

All Decked Out: National Custom Framer and Art Retailer Deck the Walls Is Updating Its Image for Today's Marketplace
Makeover and remodeling shows are sort of the most popular programs on television today. It seems everyone loves seeing someone's appearance or home updated to reflect current styles. But it isn't just people or homes that need a flesh look every once...
An Illuminating Nature: Ohio Artist Kathy Skerritt Brings Viewers Environment and Emotion in Her Large, Textural Paintings
Geology, white-water rafting, the divine, struggles, triumph, light--all have been integrated into the illuminating paintings of Cleveland artist Kathy Skerritt. Her work represents a blending of the fractured and the whole--the revealing of a story...
A Road Map for Growth: Before Planning for the Future, It's Important to Examine Why You Are in Business in the First Place and Define Your Gallery's Vision and Values
Why is it that we know enough to board up the windows before a hurricane hits, but, when it comes to our businesses, we refuse to prepare for hazardous conditions before it's too late? Today's slumping economy is the calm before the storm. But someday...
Art Business News' Guide to Photographic Processes
Over 175 years ago, Joseph Nicephore Niepce set up a camera overlooking the courtyard of his home in France. In the camera was a polished pewter plate coated with a petroleum product called bitumen of Judea. He left the lens of the camera open and,...
Court Corporate Clients with Creativity: A Small Gallery Builds Business with Corporate Clients by Hosting Receptions in Their Offices
Those who work in dreary office buildings have without a doubt realized that better decorations could boost company morale. It might be a while before the higher-ups notice, so sometimes it takes a little help from art galleries like Peninsula Gallery....
German Art of 20th Century on View in St. Louis
An exhibit examining the international impact of German art in the second half of the 20th century is on view at the Saint Louis Art Museum starting Oct. 17. "German Art Now" features more than 40 works from the museum's collection, including seminal...
Get Creative with Specialty Frames: Offer Customers Distinctive, One-of-a-Kind Looks with a Selection of Hand-Finished Specialty Frames
With the hundreds, if not thousands, of mouldings available on the market, there is surely a style to suit most framing customers' tastes and requirements. But what about the customer who wants something a bit more tailored? Perhaps he likes the wood...
Global Art Identifies Niches, Sets Trends: Two Creative Sisters Bring Unique Moulding Choices to Custom Framers
Since opening its doors in 1984, Global Inc. has experienced steady growth by identifying trends and filling niches within the framing industry. "We began as a distributor of metal picture frame mouldings and grew to become a manufacturer of wood...
If You Can't Read 'Em ... Frame 'Em
A customer approached me recently with an unusual problem. He is an avid collector of vintage books, which he displays within his home, Unfortunately, several of his more sentimental titles are in an extremely fragile condition, Any contact from rubbing,...
Legends of the Arts Remembered with Prints
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- The recent passing of comedian Bob Hope, just two months after his 100th birthday, brings attention to a unique edition of hand-signed lithographs of Hope by another recently departed legend, Al Hirschfeld, who produced...
MDA Art Collection Accepts 300th Work
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association recently accepted a new painting by Katy Hinckley into its art collection. The piece marks the 300th donation to the collection, which was established in 1992 to celebrate achievements of artists...
Nonprofit Group Invigorates Twin Cities' Arts Scene
In 1999, a woman from Chicago walked into Kellie Rae Theiss's Minneapolis art gallery and asked where she could get a copy of a gallery guide for the area. "She was astounded when I told her there was none," said Theiss Experiences like this one...
Nostalgia and Nature Dominate Photos Trends: In the Face of a Gritty Reality, Photography Collectors Turn to Traditional Images at Reasonable Price Points
Doom and gloom. That seems to be the sum total of what is on television these days. First, we are bombarded by a steady stream of disturbing images of international political turmoil. Then we are treated to footage of boarded-up corporate headquarters....
October Is National Art & Framing Month
DEAR READERS It's not often that I'll use this column to point out an advertisement in this magazine, but this month is special. October is National Art & Framing month, and the Art & Framing Council's newest promotional effort is announced...
Photographers Take a Broader View: Panoramic Photography Comes into Focus for Photographers and Collectors Looking to Capture Large Vistas
In 1901, photographer George R. Lawrence wanted to take a panoramic shot of Chicago, but he encountered one problem--how to get himself and his camera high enough to take it. An inventive man, Lawrence devised a cage attached to a balloon that elevated...
Reborn Victorians: Today, a Generation of Contemporary Artists Is Returning to Photography's Historic Roots but with a Modern Twist That Straddles 19th- and 21st-Century Processes
As the art of photography marches relentlessly down the digital path, a surprisingly opposite trend has also emerged. These days, contemporary artists throughout the United States are experimenting with antique photographic processes, pioneering a...
Show Dates
OCTOBER 2003 OCTOBER 1-5 Art Forum Berlin Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Berlin. Call +49 (0)30 30-38-18-36. OCTOBER 3-5 Fall Crafts Park Avenue Seventh Regiment Armory, New York. Call 800-649-0279. OCTOBER 3-5 Los Angeles...
Spotlight on Vignettes Art
Since its inception in 2001, Vignettes Art has taken a firm hold on several art-related fronts. The fine art publisher, which focuses on printing limited-edition canvas giclees" has produced a line of branded products, added a digital printing arm...
The Benefits of Using Freelance Talent: Freelancers Can Offer Many Advantages, but Only If You Know How Best to Use Their Talents
Whether looking to establish a strategic marketing plan, build a Web site, design a seasonal direct-mail piece, spark a public relations program or create other marketing initiatives, using freelance talent may be a frame shop's best way to get the...
The Bold, the Bad and the Ugly: You've Heard the Horror Stories, Now See How You Can Best Deal with Tough Customers-Without Losing Their Business
If you've been in retail any length of time, no doubt you've met one or more of these customers in your store--"the bully", "the liar" or "the fickle." If you haven't, they'll probably be marching, storming or simpering your way sometime soon. While...
Use the Psychology of the Second Interest
The makers of the Cracker Jack popcorn snack know that one of the reasons people buy their product is because many customers want the prize, not the product. Want to have Domino's deliver a pizza tonight? Would you be more inclined if you saw their...