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Are You An ArtWalker Yet? Every First Friday?

May 2, 2013 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Best of the Springs,Clifford T. Bailey,Color,Colorado,Events,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings,Pottery,Raku | Comments (0)

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Aspen Grove by David William Ridge

Old Colorado City (Colorado Springs) offers a monthly art event, every first Friday of the month, that welcomes all ages and is family friendly.  If you are looking for a way to stretch your legs and learn something new about art, get your walking shoes on and expect to spend at least 2 hours admiring, learning, and considering new art. With 13 venues along Colorado Avenue, from 23rd to 27th Streets, you will find something to peak your interests. Hundreds of artists exhibit work and there is no shortage of styles and techniques.

At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Avenue, ArtWalkers have the opportunity to meet many artists.  On May 3, Clifford Bailey, David William Ridge, Pamela Poll, Marlene Kort, and many others will be available to answer questions and explain what they do to create interest …. and sales!  Selling art is their livelihood and I can’t think of a better way to support artists than to come prepared to fall in love with original art and take it home to place in your own home.

Hunter-Wolff Gallery will also have several staff members on hand to help guide you through the gallery if needed and point you in the direction for the next discovery along W. Colorado Avenue.

What do you think of these examples of art work being shown at Friday, May 3 ArtWalk?

Boulder Canyon by David William Ridge

Raku with textured glaze and copper leaf by Marc Jenesel

Open & Shutter Case by Penny Stewart

Glass and Roses by Justin Clements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to send us comments or ask your questions about ArtWalk by emailing us at staff@HunterWolffGallery.com.  We look forward to seeing you at ArtWalk!

 

 

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Customer Feedback

April 17, 2013 in Art Gallery,Artists,Award,Best of the Springs,Colorado,Custom Art,Fine Art,Honors,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Miniature oils,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Boulder Canyon by David William Ridge

If you recently made a major purchase, you likely received an online or paper survey asking for feedback about your experience. At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, we do not send out formal surveys, but we do ask for feedback. I think it is important to fill out surveys and provide feedback when asked.  It’s important to convey your satisfaction or maybe share ideas for improvement … so the next time your experience can be better.

As a result of ongoing customer feedback, Hunter-Wolff Gallery pays close attention to customer ideas and desires.  Sometimes, customers give us great tips about emerging artists, framing preferences, and other interests. We learned over the last twelve months, that collectors are interested in small paintings—even miniatures. We also learned that although sales show impressionism is hot, more realism is appreciated over as any other style.

So what do we do with that information? We act on it. To satisfy these interests, we signed on two new Colorado artists, Pamela Poll and David William Ridge. Pamela is a prolific painter of small pastels and oils, affordable for the new collector or for someone who is looking for a beautiful gift without breaking the bank. We also found a wonderful wildlife and landscape artist, David William Ridge, who will make you feel like you can smell the evergreens, feel the spray of water on your face, or hear a rustling in the undergrowth. Both artists are accomplished, gifted painters and offer a range of sizes.

Mason Jar & Rose by Pamela Poll

Keep your comments coming. It is your input that determines what course Hunter-Wolff Gallery takes, and it is your needs and wants we strive to satisfy.

 

Have some feedback you want to share?  Send it to staff@hunterwolffgallery.com

 

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2013 Best of the Springs

March 13, 2013 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Award,Best of the Springs,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Honors,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City,Small Business | Comments (0)

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Today, I stand a little taller and my smile is a little bit bigger. I was just notified that Hunter-Wolff Gallery received its 8th honor from you (our devoted fans!), and voted the Best of the Springs. It is exciting to receive the honor of being recognized as a top gallery in a competitive market! When the public votes for their favorite business, and there are so many options, being named as “Best of the Springs” is thrilling. Hunter-Wolff Gallery is not the most senior art gallery, not the biggest, not the most cutting-edge, and there are so many things we can say we are not.  But today we can say, we are “The Best of the Springs”.  As the owner of Hunter-Wolff Gallery I am also honored to be located next to many others who in their own right are also the best — many who have stood the test of time, many who have become good friends, who have had years of experience, some celebrating their 40-year anniversary in 2013. Being relatively new, opening our doors in 2005, we appreciate the many votes and followers that allowed Hunter-Wolff Gallery to be at the top of leader board and to claim this honor.  We will celebrate and cherish this award, and promise to get right back to business so that Hunter-Wolff Gallery continues to be one of the best and exceed your expectations in a competitive marketplace.

With many diligent professional artists showcasing their art on Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s walls and shelves, it is an honor they deserve.  Without these fine painters, sculptors, potters, jewelry designers, wood-turners and glass artists, I could not write these words … Hunter-Wolff Gallery is the Best of the Springs, voted by the community and all its supporters.  A special thanks goest to an incredible Hunter-Wolff Gallery staff and a strong, professional team of fine artists. Thanks to our fans and for taking time to vote! We are only here because of you.

 

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Support Small Business

November 15, 2012 in Art Gallery,Art Glass,Artists,Best of the Springs,Colorado,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,November 24,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

In only ten days, Saturday, November 24 is Small Business Saturday®—a day to demonstrate your support and celebrate local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

Hunter-Wolff Gallery is proud to participate in Small Business Saturday and we look forward to your support by shopping with us on November 24th. Get a jump on your holiday gift purchases; we are well stocked with great fine art made here in America by award-winning artists at affordable prices. Shop Small® and together we can make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com and remind your friends and family to do the same!

We’d love to hear why you like shopping small business.

 

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We Care About You

October 31, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Best of the Springs,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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Marlene Kort, Ann Leago & Sharon Wolff

I had an experience recently visiting some art galleries that triggered this topic and hope to get your comments. The success of business is never based on one thing but delivering excellent customer care is critical. Unfortunately too many small business failures are due to poor customer service.  Many reasons can torpedo a business but failure to deliver platinum service is a sure way to sink revenues and lose credibility fast.

Because of this important priority, it is my responsibility as a business owner to ensure we are always at the top of our game. As often as possible, I try to visit other art galleries to see how they deliver customer service.  It is always my goal to learn ways to improve service for our customers.  I value every client that walks through Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s door and believe they deserve my full attention and the best customer care available.

On a day off recently, I drove to a well-known Colorado art district.  After a two-hour drive, I began my mission to learn something new.  Here’s what I learned. Six out of seven gallery representatives never said “hello” or looked up from their computer or desk to greet me.  I hovered, picked up things, walked in circles, and nothing.  None were busy with customers but seemed uninterested in me. If this is how visitors are normally greeted, then I now understand why many people feel uncomfortable in art galleries.  Only one representative looked up from her desk and said hello but never asked a question or tried to engage me in a conversation. How do they stay in business?

This was a shocking experience to me. Hunter-Wolff Gallery will always acknowledge you and your family.  You will always be greeted and feel welcomed. We will always take time to ask about your needs, tell you about our artists, their work, or anything else that is of interest to you. Good customer care begins with these basic courtesies. You will feel comfortable and we hope you bring your friends and family back for the next visit. If you don’t, please let us know what did not please you.  We make it our business to make your visit positive and help make your art collecting experience a pleasure with superior customer care.

I am interested to hear about your gallery visits, wherever you went, and if you have ideas or tips to help us improve the services we provide, let us know.

 

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Miles of Smiles

October 5, 2012 in Art Gallery,Artists,Best of the Springs,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,John Sherman,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

 

Hunter-Wolff Gallery Celebrates 7 Years in Colorado Springs

Today Hunter-Wolff Gallery celebrated its 7th year anniversary in style. We ate cake, drank wine and made new friends. A steady flow of visitors and guests mingled for hours meeting artists, enjoying new work, learning about art, and buying some irresistible one of a kind wonders. There is nothing like celebrating a major milestone with friends and fans–seven years of working together, making clients happy and seeing the results on our artists’ faces.

Without the dedication of these hard working men and women (and those who were unable to attend), there would be no gallery.  There would be no smiles and no happy clients.  I am overjoyed to know each and every one of the talented people in this photo and the other members of the gallery.  We have 35 artists and a hardworking staff all of whom contribute to the gallery.  Together they bring so much to our community and to my life.

I hope you get to meet some of these  incredible people or at least get to see the results of their talent, skill and dedication.  They will enrich your life, like they enriched mine. From left to right, Katherine McNeill, Tom Donaldson, Dian Calkins, Ken Shanika (hat), William Rasch, Jeanine Potter, Karen Pierce, Marc Jenesel, Larry Szabelski, Patience Heyl, Clifford Bailey.  Front row (sitting) Marlene Kort, Sharon Wolff, Ann Leago, and John Sherman.  We missed having all our artists together tonight but those missing were in our hearts and I know wished they could have been here.

There are few treasures like the beauty these individuals create and their friendship they offer.

Bringing award-winning fine art into your life has been my mission for the past 7 years and I hope it has made a difference in your life.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Freedom in Simplicity

September 19, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Best of the Springs,Color,Colorado,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Marlene Kort,Paintings | Comments (0)

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The value of simplicity is sometimes overlooked.  Too often we forget to take time to enjoy the simple things in everyday life, like a single delicate bloom or the vibrant color of juicy oranges sitting on the counter.

If you are yearning for freedom from the complexities in your life, don’t miss Marlene Kort’s pastel collection at Hunter-Wolff Gallery, which reminds viewers of the beauty in simplicity around us. Her paintings trigger cherished forgotten memories and show us how much beauty and purity surrounds us.  In a hectic world that seems to move faster than ever before and seems to be getting more complicated, Marlene Kort’s vibrant pastels are a welcomed escape.  She presents real day-to-day life occurrences and objects in terms that are easy to appreciate and understand. Her paintings give us the opportunity for a temporary leave of absence from our chaotic and stressful world.  Artists talk about creating an emotional connection through their art, but Marlene makes it happen and she communicates a positive energy in her paintings that can be appreciated every day (without adding more complexity to your life).

If you can’t take a much needed respite because life’s demands are relentless, consider adding peaceful paintings to your home so you can give yourself a mini-vacation when you glance at your walls as you rush through your busy day. You deserve it!

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No Paint Paintings

June 3, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Best of the Springs,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,mixed medium | Comments (0)

Reflections, Mixed Medium by Grace Wever

It’s not unusual to find oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings in a gallery.  But how about a painting for your wall that doesn’t have any paint on it?  This is one of a series of “paintings” by Colorado Artist Grace Wever. This 29×22″ artwork is created with beautiful fabrics and encaustic wax in a collage fashion.

Grace Wever spends hundreds of hours planning and creating her amazing wall hangings. You can visit her other gallery pieces on line and visit us in person seven days a week in Colorado Springs historic district.

These unique pieces deserve a close up examination and then comes the “Wow”.

 

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Believe and It Will Happen

April 22, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Award,Best of the Springs,Fine Art,Honors,Hunter-Wolff Gallery | Comments (0)

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Frank Lloyd Wright said it best, “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

Believing is the first step to achievement, and then it is all about hard work, focus, integrity, and surrounding yourself with the best people you can find. At Hunter-Wolff Gallery we always look for the best artists to represent and do the best for them to meet their goals and our own business goals. Achieving recognition like “Best of the Springs” is meaningful and humbling.  We thank all the Gazette voters and believers in Hunter-Wolff Gallery for their approval and continued support.  Thank you for reminding us you are always there watching and judging.

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Your First Choice

March 30, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Best of the Springs,Colorado,Fine Art,Honors,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Marlene Kort,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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Ann Leago, Sharon Wolff & Marlene Kort, Gallery Representatives to Help You With All Your Art Needs

Hunter-Wolff Gallery is committed to being your first choice for art collecting.  We hand-select each piece of art with a careful eye to details, ensuring top quality and collectability. We select pieces as if they were being placed in our own home.

Winning your approval takes more than quality artwork.  We know you have options all over the world for buying art and jewelry.  That is why we believe you deserve the extra bonus of high customer service and complete satisfaction with your buying experience.  We promise to deliver with a smile and with the same enthusiasm you feel when visiting Hunter-Wolff Gallery.  We strive to make you feel like family when you visit.

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