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  • Art Collections: In-Person Vs Online Buying

    Although art collecting may be viewed as an activity for those who can afford it, there are ways that the everyday person can get involved. If someone wants to beautify their space, create a small gallery, or diversify their investment portfolio, there are places to find art that qualify for those given purposes. Once you have done your research and decide you want to build an art collection, it is time to decide what will be a convenient marketplace for you: online or in-person.
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  • Add Southwestern Flair To Your Sunroom

    A natural desert landscape that features low-water plants and a few adobe-covered structures in the distance that are located along a railway that leads to the foot of a majestic mountain range may be the type of scenery that you fondly remember from your last trip to a Southwestern ranch retreat. If you are going to have a sunroom added to your residence and want to grow a collection of plants that are native to the Southwest, add some artistic touches to the sunroom that will amplify your design style.
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  • Sell Or Store: When Is It Time To Let Go Of That Tiffany Window?

    To find yourself in possession of a classic Tiffany stained glass window is an amazing discovery. These windows are in high demand and command a lot of money, especially for bigger windows or more intricate designs. You can sell these windows to antique buyers if you want, but the decision isn't always easy. There are four reasons why you should try to sell the window instead of hanging onto something so beautiful.
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  • How To Buy Modern Contemporary Paintings

    What do you need to know about buying modern contemporary painting? Adding art to your home does more than just change the aesthetic—it creates an emotion-filled sense of ambience that can make or break a room. If you're not sure where to start, take a look at the first steps to follow. Listen to Yourself You're buying the art and not your friend, co-worker, or parent. Ignore the chatter and pay attention to your opinion.
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  • Encourage Your High School Photography Class To Notice These Things When You Visit A Photo Gallery

    If you teach photography to a high school class, you almost certainly compel them to take their cameras out into the world and document what they see. To offer some inspiration, think about taking your photography class to a photo exhibit at a local photography art gallery as a class trip. In order to maximize the value that your students get out of this experience, give them instructions in advance about what things to notice.
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  • What To Look For When Assessing The Quality Of Antique Furniture

    Antique furniture can be a very fun addition to your home and can also be worth a lot. However, buying antique furniture can be a challenging experience because some pieces of furniture may be more fragile and some pieces of furniture may also be different from more modern pieces you may be used to working with. Also, by inspecting the antique furniture, you can often determine if it was handmade or manufactured.
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  • 3 Types Of Art Worth Collecting For Your Home

    Going to an art shop like Gallery Phillip gives you access to many different styles of beautiful works that would look lovely in your home. If you can't decide between a modern still life, a whimsical watercolor, or a bold oil painting, then you can feel overwhelmed by your options. Not only are there wonderful paintings and photographs to choose from, but often statues and figures as well. When it comes to choosing art in an art shop, here are 3 types worth collecting for your home.
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  • Appraising Your Antiques: Getting More For Less

    If you have a painting you've inherited, or a large group of old dolls, you're probably wondering how much they are worth. Antiques are particularly unique since most are handmade and they typically only exist in limited numbers. Some people pay top dollar to have a professional appraise, or assess an item's worth. For those of you who don't want to shell out the extra cash but the curiosity of your item's value is gnawing at you, there are some ways you can have that unusual lamp your grandmother left you appraised for less.
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  • Seven Sea Creatures Commonly Seen In Totemic Art

    The totemic art of Western Canada and Southeastern Alaska is rich in imagery from the sea. Dolphins, orcas, blue whales, and salmon all play important roles in carvings, paintings, and totem poles. The following are seven creatures of the sea commonly seen in the totemic art of the Haida and Tlingit tribes of British Columbia and the islands of Southeast Alaska. Salmon Salmon symbolizes strength, survival, inspiration, and renewal. A piece of artwork featuring a salmon or several salmon is an excellent choice to give to a loved one who is navigating a challenging passage in life.
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