12th Annual International Guild of Realism Winter Salon show Scottsdale, Arizona

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On the evening of January 26th in beautiful old town Scottsdale, Arizona the renowned Marshall Gallery will be hosting the 12th annual International Guild of Realism “Winter Salon” show with many extraordinary paintings on display and for sale. The opening of the show takes advantage of Thursday night art walk when Main street galleries celebrate… Read more »

Detroit Features Largest Round Painting

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The city of Detroit has been through some rough times but new life is evident lately, especially in the downtown core where office towers are being bought and renovated for new tenants.   An important part of this city’s resurrection is work being done by Jennifer Curis who is bringing new contemporary art installations to… Read more »

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Art Museum Painting Installation

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In June 2016, Upper Canada Stretchers were retained by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to provide custom stretcher frames for five very large paintings by Gene Davis. Gene Davis (1920-1985) was an American Color Field painter known especially for his paintings of vertical stripes of color.   Bob Nadon from Upper Canada Stretchers has just… Read more »

Top 5 Art Supply Stores in Chicago

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Every artist knows that top quality raw materials assist in delivering the best product they can produce.  From full-service facilities that host classes, to small intimate family stores, Chicago has a great selection of art suppliers for all kinds of artists. These art stores can inspire creativity and assist in fulfilling the vision of a… Read more »

10 Public Art Exhibits in Los Angeles

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  Many love public art as it inspires personal interpretation and becomes a form of a collective community expression. It can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness, or question our assumptions. Los Angeles’ public art creates dialogue, informs public opinion and evolves with the local culture. Here are 10 public… Read more »

2016 Art Exhibitions in Chicago this Autumn

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  Art can be found everywhere in Chicago, from galleries to museums to public squares and street corners.  These 10 amazing and unique exhibits showing throughout the city this fall have something for everyone from photography, sculptures, interactive art and of course, paintings. The venues are as unique as the art itself featuring the waterfront… Read more »

Painting Survives Hurricane Sandy in New York City

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One of the “nightmares” of any artist or art collector is disaster scenarios where artwork could easily be damaged or even destroyed. That scenario, unfortunately, became a reality for many of the residents of New York City in October of 2012 when Hurricane Sandy struck, causing extensive flooding of streets, homes and businesses, and cutting… Read more »

2016 Art Exhibitions in New York City

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New York City’s museums and galleries are home to some of the most creative, inspiring art in the world. These 10 amazing and unique exhibits showing throughout the city this fall have something for everyone from photography, sculptures, interactive art and of course, paintings. The venues are as unique as the art itself featuring world-famous… Read more »