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Buy Art! One Day, $100 and Under this January 20th

January 12, 2018 in American Made,Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings,Pottery,Raku | Comments (0)

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1-Day-100-and-Under-SQUARE (1) How do you get started buying art? That is a big question with no easy answer. But, when a community comes together with an opportunity to buy art for a $100 or less, you don’t want to miss out!

In Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs, Colorado there is a community of approximately 15 galleries within three city blocks offering a diverse collection of art that is affordable and irresistible.  Among these galleries, you will find paintings, prints, sculpture, wood turnings, pottery, glass, jewelry and an overabundance of other creations.

Hunter-Wolff Gallery will be participating in this annual collaborative event with the Old Colorado City galleries and studios. With 40 artists at Hunter-Wolff Gallery, combined with all the other galleries’ artists, it should be a fun time for everyone picking through these special offerings.

How can galleries offer original art for $100 or less? This one day event is intended to attract the “want to be collectors” to help them start collecting and get them interested in original art by making small, baby-steps.  It’s also a great way to grow a collection. And, it helps the artist by allowing them to present art that may not have found its rightful owner yet.  Professional artists who paint and create everyday, sometimes have a studio or storage room overload and by selecting pieces that help make more room, for more creating, is a great thing! Everybody wins!  You may be able to find art that is sold for less than the cost to make it in some cases and the artists makes more room for new creations.

If you love art and love a bargain, make sure you put Saturday, January 20, 2018 on your calendar and let us know if we can help you with directions to 2510 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs.

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Party With A Flare

October 19, 2014 in Art,Art Gallery,Colorado,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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WineRoses2_tn IMG_0661_tnTable_tnLooking for a party space that is beautiful and not going to cost you an arm and a leg? Your business or corporation can reserve Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s space for an intimate evening in a beautiful setting.  If you have a group of friends or want to do something extraordinary for that special someone, Hunter-Wolff Gallery has the perfect setting for an evening.  We can make recommendations for local caterers and entertainment. Surrounded by fine artwork, you will get your message across that says, “I appreciate you (or your business) and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship.” Hunter-Wolff Gallery can get as creative as you like to help make your evening memorable and meaningful. We have lots of suggestions for dining, wine, flowers, and entertainers like Randy Rodriquez. We can even have an artist on site to do a live demonstration or create a portrait of your honoree.  Call 719-520-9494 and let us help you started planning a special evening.

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Are You An Art Junkie?

April 15, 2014 in American Made,Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Paintings,Shop Small,Small Business | Comments (0)

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PoppiesRecently, I spent an evening with a few friends at an event enjoying the NBA (No Boys Allowed), a walking tour of local shops.  Because I tend to be a workaholic, I knew it would be fun to get away from work, visiting my neighborhood small shops and meeting some other business owners.

What I did not expect was that I would be buying art. I really do not need more art, but I admit I am an Art Junkie.  Isn’t that an odd confession for an art dealer who has their own shop full of hundreds of art objects?  Plus, there is scarcely a spot for more paintings in my home. What’s an art junkie to do?

At my gallery, Hunter-Wolff Gallery, I represent 37 fine artists and there is always something coming in the door taunting me, calling my name.  But, like working in a chocolate factory where workers become immune to the smell of chocolate, I too can resist buying my gallery art every time I fall in love with a new arrival.  And, the truth is, I fall in love all the time.

What does this have to do with last evening?  It just goes to show that no matter how disciplined you are about spending and collecting, sometimes it just feels good to give in to ones cravings.  I’m glad I did.  Now when I walk by these paintings on my wall,  I see not only three delightful little oils but have a special memory of my friends and the nicest business owners in my neighborhood town. It was a great evening and I’ll cherish that night just as much as I cherish my new art.

It’s okay to be an art junkie!  If it makes you smile and helps you connect with humanity, go for it!

When was the last time you purchased a must-have painting, when you least expected it? How did it make you feel?

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Going to a Trunk Show?

August 23, 2013 in Art,Artists,Best of the Springs,Events,jewelry,Pendants,Shop Small,ShopSmall | Comments (0)

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What is a Trunk Show? At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, we host an annual Trunk Show to feature a specific jewelry designer and offer customers a chance to meet our designer and discuss the materials used in the featured jewelry collection. On August 24, 2013 DKC Jewelry by Colorado Springs designer Diane Calkins will be featured along with her one-day only 2013 Signature earrings. Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s staff will model DKC Jewelry design throughout the day and preview the DKC collection before it is made available to the public.

Customers will have the opportunity to participate in a special drawing for attendees only and win free gift giveaways.  At this annual Trunk Show, we also have an exclusive buy 3, get one free offer as a gift to clients.

Although Hunter-Wolff Gallery is open year-round and purchases can be made at www.hunterwolffgallery.com any time, this is the only time of year, you can stock up on gifts for the future at a special trunk show prices.  Get the same top quality for slightly less! And, be sure to say “hello” to Diane Calkins!

History Lesson: Trunk shows are so named because dresses used to be transported to these events in trunks.

 

 

 

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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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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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Call for Student Artists: Cash Awards to Top Winners

February 24, 2013 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Award,Colorado,Development,Events,Honors,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings,Teaching | Comments (0)

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How often is a gifted art student given the opportunity to compete for cash awards outside of school and show-off their talent in an art gallery? Hunter-Wolff Gallery is offering that opportunity this June. A juried art competition limited to student artists between the ages of 14 and 22 are invited to apply for this opportunity. There is no limitation on where a student lives.  There is a limit to the number of students, however, who will be selected. Eligible students must apply by registering before April 30. Do it today and start planning now!

The intent of this program is to provide art students with real-world experience, competing in a fine art gallery venue. With the help of a professional artist mentor, students will benefit by learning the do’s and don’ts of submitting art work in a juried competition.  All applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee of $5 with a complete Registration form to Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Cash awards for winners of Setting the Stage are generously provided by sponsors such as Colorado Springs Style Magazine, Rick Lien at Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Todd Crystal at Crystal Capital Advisors, Tony & Marcelline Cerato, Glaser Frames of Denver,  and other anonymous supporters. More than $2,000 will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony to top winners on Friday, June 7 and the exhibit closes on June 15.

Tell your gifted friends who love the thrill of a competition and chance to win serious cash awards! Registration and requirements can be found on the Hunter-Wolff Gallery website. Contact Hunter-Wolff Gallery at 719-520-9494 or hunterwolffgallery@gmail.com with questions if something isn’t clear.  We look forward to helping set the stage for gifted young students who are interested in a future in the art world.

Good luck to each creative applicant!  We are as excited as you will be on June 7!

 

 

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You Want to be a What?

January 10, 2013 in Art,Art Gallery,Colorado,Development,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City,Paintings,Personal Development,Small Business,Teaching | Comments (0)

When you own a business, you are likely approached by job-seekers at some point in the day or week or month.  If you are lucky, the job opportunities you offer are well defined and responsibilities are clear.  Then there are the jobs like “curator” that isn’t always well-defined and the job seeker can’t clearly define what they are experienced at or the value of their skills.

People want to work.  People needs jobs and people need purpose.  When I ask ‘Job-Seeking Joe’ to describe to me what he thinks a curator does, the reply is often met with a blank stare or the comment, “I can hang pictures.”  Well, I am here to tell you a curator does more than that and the following is just the beginning.

What is a gallery curator and his responsibility? The curator is the overseer of the gallery art collection and the key responsibilities at the top of the list are generally managing the acquisition of art, handling delivery/returns, developing short- and long-term exhibit plans, and displaying a collection in order to inform, educate and inspire the public as well as provide proper exposure for the artist. The specific needs of a curator can vary from gallery to gallery, resulting in an opportunity for the job seeker to develop his/her own responsibilities.

In smaller galleries, the curator may also handle public relations, marketing, fundraising, and events. Curators prepare and manage budgets, train and manage staff, and build relationships with both internal and external partners, clients, and stakeholders.

Sounds like the curator is a business owner? Sometimes the entrepreneurial owner is the curator. It is not unusual to find galleries managed single-handedly or with few staff or sales personnel.  It’s a challenge that takes many talents, business skills and a level of expertise, and experience grows with time.  I’ve been curating for seven years and few would want my job . . . and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

 

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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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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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