Cleveland Museum of Art

GRAY'S AUCTIONEERS: FINE ARTS, ANTIQUES & DECORATIONS AUCTION

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 01:16.
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Sale 19 Lot 126

An American Folk Art Metal Sculpture of a Windmill, Artist Unknown, With painted decoration. Fifteen metal blades.
  Estimate $ 100-200

Location

Gray's Auctioneers
10717 Detroit Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44102
United States
Phone: 216-458-7695

Environmental Campaign Training

Submitted by ohio citizen action on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 15:03.
03/28/2009 - 09:30
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Are you concerned that your children's health is affected by pollution?
Do you want some answers about your industrial neighbors?
Do you want to build your environmental campaign skills?

Location

Cleveland State University
Euclid Ave. and E. 22nd St. MC 438
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

Tips for enjoying the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival March 19-29, Tower City Cinemas

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 01:38.

Once a year, during the brief run of the Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland feels like one of the great cities of the world. For a little more than a week the grand space of Tower City is filled with life; diverse crowds of art lovers flow in and out, steadily buzzing with excitement for what they are experiencing. Because it only happens once a year, it is easy to overlook The Cleveland International Film Festival as one of Cleveland's greatest assets.
 

New York Times March 7th notes flower shows scaled back and canceled across the country ...

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 03/08/2009 - 13:53.

Yesterday the New York Times ran a front page story about the impact of the economic crisis on flower shows across the country.: "Hard Times for Flower Shows, Once and Urban Rite of Spring

Some tax advice from an art historian -- Don't waste your time and money on Turbo Tax

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 16:53.

I prefer to write about the arts, but my experience the other night has me inspired to blog about online tax programs.

This year I decided to try Turbo Tax for my Federal and State tax returns -- it was such a waste of time. I ended up starting over and filing with Free Tax USA.

Cleveland Institute of Art 63rd Annual Student Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 13:08.
02/13/2009 - 17:00
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Simply the best show in Cleveland for seeing the work up and coming talent in the art world. Many amazing works are for sale at low prices.

The show runs from Feb 13, 2009 - Mar 14, 2009

Location

Reinberger Gallery
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States
Phone: (800)223-4700

Opening reception, gallery talk & film : "Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland 1970-2005"

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 12:41.
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Artist Anna Arnold with her painting Angel on My Shoulder, from her website

Location

Cleveland State University Art Gallery
2307 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
Phone: 216-687-2103

Aftermath: Works by Chris Zahner, Art Opening at The Gallery at Gray's

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 01:35.
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Yours-Alone-I-Hope-To-Be.jpg

Friday the 13th may bring bad luck but The Gallery at Gray's is bringing great art to Cleveland tonight with the opening of a new show Aftermath: Works by Chris Zahner.

The Gallery at Gray's is located in Gray's Auctioneers, on Cleveland's Westside. It is a great space if you have not seen it -- one especially designed for exhibiting art. Owner/auctioneer Deba Gray is herself an artist.

Location

The Gallery at Gray's
10717 Detroit Avenue Gray's Auctioneers
Cleveland, OH 44102
United States
Phone: 216-458-7695

Grays Auctioneers Fine Art, Antiques & Decorations Auction Saturday Feb. 7, 1 pm

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 02/05/2009 - 18:04.
02/07/2009 - 13:00
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Preview, Thurs 2/5 noon -8pm; Fri 2/6 noon - 5pm Last minute preview 2/7 11:30am - 1pm

The shining star of this auction ...

A Claude Cononver Vase, lot 84, estimates $5000-7000

Location

Grays Auctioneers
10717 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
United States
Phone: 216-458-7695

Studio 22 Photography & Gallery opens -- there is some optimism in NEO!

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 00:12.

There is a new photography studio and gallery in NEO. Studio 22 Photography & Gallery is located at Beachcliff Market Square, 19316 Detroit Road in Rocky River. Despite the snow and cold, many friends and family gathered to celebrate at the opening reception Saturday, January 10, 5-8 pm.

Why isn't Cleveland on the list? We have great African Art here!

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 13:41.

 Benin Bronze, Head of an Oba, Cleveland Museum of Art

Art of the Day: "The Beauty of Damage" of Christopher Pekoc, by Thomas Ball, Henry Adams and Bernie Sokolowski

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 21:11.

You don't need to know anything about an artist, his inspiration or the construction of his art to love it.

The 24th Annual Fine Print Fair

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 10:09.
09/27/2008 - 10:00
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Cleveland’s
largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, begins
Friday, September 26, 2008 with an opening night benefit preview and
continues Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday,
September 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cuyahoga Community College’s
Corporate College located at 4400 Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights

"Summer Auction" -- Good Deals and Fun at Gray's Auctioneers

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 08/15/2008 - 22:31.
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Agapito Labios (Mexican, 1898-1996) Portait of a Boy,
oil on canvas, signed lower right, h: 16 x w: 12 ins. estimates $400-600

Location

Gray's Auctioneers Cleveland, OH
United States

Need a Fine Art or Furniture Appraisal -- at a Discount?

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 08/14/2008 - 19:35.

As part of a professional membership application I need to provide a sample estate appraisal/Fair Market Value appraisal. To qualify for my application the appraised property must be American paintings, prints, sculpture or furniture (any time period), and preferably 20 items or more.

Real NEO art never left!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 14:03.

Cleveland Museum of Art in winter

I love art, and much in the Cleveland Museum's collection, and the old and newish CMA, but I am not convinced the current reengineering of the museum is economically positive for the region, and I am very displeased with their new slogan "art is back" as shallow and disrespectful to the real NEO arts community, which has never left. The museum needs to better explore its identity and role here, as so many arts organizations, our population and economy transition, and the CMA takes a proportionately larger share of the arts funding pie. If CMA is spending $100s millions constructing new edifices for old mold and cobwebs, I will be very disappointed. I'm waiting to see Rub put his shine on anything, other than proclaiming art is back in a place it never left. What do you think... did art leave?

Gray's Auctioneers March 1st sale exciting event in the fine arts market w/ sale of California Impressionist paintings

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 02:05.

 

Gray's Auctioneers Saturday March 1st sale was an exciting event in the fine arts market with the sale of two paintings by important California Impressionist painters, Orrin Augustine White and Arthur Grover Rider.  This was probably the first time works by these artists were sold in Northeast Ohio.

Both works had languished for decades in a Cleveland area home, their historical significance and value unrealized until they were discovered discovered by auctioneer Deba Gray. Both paintings were securely identified by the artists' signatures and original gallery stickers on the back of one of the canvases. The consignor was thrilled to find out that the paintings, which she believed to be worthless except for their gilded original frames, were actually worth thousands of dollars. Gray's Auctioneers featured both paintings on  their promotional postcard and on the cover of their auction catalog.

Grays Auctioneers - Spring Fine Arts, Antiques & Collectibles Auction.

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 15:12.
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This auction features some real art treasures discovered in Cleveland area homes by auctioneer Deba Gray.

Lot 342. Arthur Grover Rider american, 1886-1975) Cracked Bottle, Oil on Canvas. Estimates $10,000-$15,000.

Location

Gray's Auctioneer's
10717 Detroit Ave. South side of the Street, between 117th Street and West Blvd.
Cleveland, OH
United States

How best to preserve an artist's works?

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 02/17/2008 - 15:30.

 

How can the Internet be used to preserve an artist's legacy? Can the Internet make an artist accessible to the world when their work is not exhibited in museums or found in art history books? Is art experienced through the Internet and never seen in person as meaningful and inspiring as art experienced in person? Most of the Realneo community would agree that the Internet and social networking is a useful tool in promoting artists and arts events, but what are the untapped possibilities and limitations. What role can the Internet play in preserving art for the future? As we begin the 21st century there are more artists in the world than ever before, more art work created and probably larger audiences for art as well. But with more artists and art created there is also more art being lost.  
 
Several recent experiences have led me to ponder how the Internet might be used as a cost effective and space saving way to preserve and promote an artist's work for the future. One such experience was Wednesday afternoon February 6th, I had the pleasure of visiting the studio of local artist Gina Brand. Gina Brand is a sculptor, though I am reluctant to give her such a limiting title. On this recent visit I learned that for her entire career she has also painted and produced beautiful charcoal drawings.  
 
Gina Brand has been part of the Cleveland arts scene for many years. A Cleveland Institute of Art graduate, she has been tirelessly producing work that is consistently high quality, both technically and aesthetically strong for many decades. Her studio is filled with works in progress, recently completed works (may of which are sold) and older works that represent her artistic development over the years. Her studio space is in an old warehouse, which I would guess was once used by Cleveland's thriving turn-of-the-century garment industry, is filled with natural light and well organized, though it is obviously the site of much artistic activity.  

January Emporium Auction at Grays Auctioneers

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 16:51.
01/26/2008 - 13:00
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It's a new year and a new day of the week for Gray's Auctioneers monthy auctions! The first auction of 2008 is this Saturday, January 26th at 1 pm. In this auction you will find the typical great deals and unique and interesting items. There are vintage and antique Chinese decorative items, textiles and furniture. There are some high quality vintage dining room sets by makers such as Ethan Allen and Drexel Heritage that are sure to sell for such low prices that it will make anyone who buys such stuff for retail ill. There is a very handsome Arts and Craft desk. The newest jewelry consignments are tasteful and priced to sell (great Valentines Day gifts). The real deals of this auction, in my opinion, are the fine art. There are some great prints mixed in lots of "framed decorative items." But, by far the coolest thing in the whole auction is a hand made model of the Quenn Mary made by E. K. Koos in a hand made glass and teak wood case.

Location

Gray's Auctioneer's
10717 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/27/2007 - 23:36.



When I visited The Art Institute of Chicago there was an icy rain coming in off of Lake Michigan.  The sky was slate gray and at two in the afternoon the headlights and tail lights of the cars on South Michigan Avenue reflected off the shiny wet asphalt as I crossed.   Getting inside the warm lobby of the museum felt good.   A $12.00 ticket provides entry to the galleries.  I hadn’t been here before – I had pleasant surprises ahead.

Request for feedback on intergenerational living and learning neighborhood development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 12/26/2007 - 10:10.

Cleveland Museum of Art winter REALNEO logo

Global warming will bring an end to white Christmas and winter as we've always known in, here in NEO, so during the first real snowstorm of this season, December 16, 2007, I went in search of a visual symbol of NEO, in my neighborhood, strong enough to stand out in white-out conditions, and I came to the Breuer! Not the Breuer Tower, of global controversy, but the Breuer Museum wing of global celebration, design elements of which are featured in the latest additions to the Cleveland Museum of Art, shown on the left here, now evolving form in the hands of Vinoly.

Fine Art, Jewelry, Furniture and Antique Auction at Gray's Auctioneers

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 17:19.
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Three reasons to shop at Gray's Auctioneers this Sunday.

Location

Gray's Auctioneer's
10717 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Art Opening: Scott Miller "Epiphyte" at Gray's Auctioneers Gallery

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 16:14.
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This Friday CIA grad and local artist Scott Miller will present his new works (never before exhibited in Cleveland) at Gray's Auctioneers Gallery. Scott Miller is an internationally acclaimed painter who typically shows and sells his work in L.A. Though it is far too simplistic to call them floral paintings, Scott Miller has titled this series "Epiphyte." If you are not up on your botany, an epiphyte is a plant that relies on another for physical support but does not feed off of it parasitically -- think ferns and orchids. These paintings are dark and sensuous and as visually interesting as they are conceptually stimulating. Come enjoy a glass of wine or maybe something stronger, meet Scott Miller, and be among the first to see what will certainly be a world class art exhibition. Suddenly I feel fortunate to be in Cleveland.

Location

Gray's Auctioneer's
10717 Detroit Avenue ph. 216-458-7695
Cleveland, OH
United States

2007 Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Show

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 14:04.

Barbara Stanczak sculptures

The Cleveland Institute of Art is extraordinarily important to Northeast Ohio and the world for the great artists and designers educated there, and for the great artists and designers who are the educators, and staff. Each year, the work of the diverse CIA faculty is showcased in an exhibition not to be missed... the reception for 2007 was last Friday, December 7, and a great event, as always... perhaps the last ever in the historic Gund Building Reinberger Gallery space, as the CIA moves in total to Euclid Avenue.