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Layaway Pays Smile Dividends

June 11, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Artist Janelle Cox with A Happy Collector

Everyone wants to be happy and have good health.  You can find all kinds of articles on how happiness affects your health.  How you define your own happiness and what makes you happy might be different from others, but we know happy when we see it at the gallery.

Dale from Colorado Springs had been saving up for this beautiful oil painting and planned to buy it before someone else got it.  And the day he picked it up, he was thrilled to learn the artist, Janelle Cox, was in town for a special Opening reception.  It seemed like everyone was super-happy on this occasion.

By the way, Dale was smart because he saved for the down-payment, and then made sure the painting was his by placing it on layaway so he would not risk losing it while he saved for the balance.  You too can acquire the art that makes you happy  by using our no-add cost layaway program.  Don’t let the good ones get away…layaway is so convenient and easy. Try it!

See how it made Dale smile?

 

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ArtWalk is Back

April 5, 2012 in Art Gallery,Art Glass,Artists,Colorado,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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There is a definite buzz on the Avenue.  The 2012 ArtWalk season is about to  start, April 6 at 5pm – 8pm.  Brochures are printed, banners are hung, new artwork has arrived.  And, the weather is perfect for strolling the Avenue to explore 17 galleries and more than a dozen open artist’s studios.

For those who have yet joined us during ArtWalk, put it on your calendar today.  Hunter-Wolff Gallery will have live demonstrations each month.  This month, you will witness Gary Vigen in action creating delicate paintings on stained glass surfaces.  These lovely gems are really landscapes created out of all glass; glass fused to glass for a new twist on wall art.  Stop in and ask questions!

 

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Vote Today

January 12, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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Make Hunter-Wolff Gallery Your Favorite & the Best

Isn’t campaigning hard work?  It will take you only a minute or two to click here and go directly to the voting categories. You MUST vote in 5 categories along with Arts/Entertainment.  Vote Hunter-Wolff Gallery as your pick for Best Gallery.  Your help and our hard work should get the results we are after.

 

If you have more than one email address, you can vote multiple times and be sure to ask your friends to help too with their votes.

 

We will keep you updated with results.  Thanks for your Vote!  It means more than you know to all our gallery artists and the hardworking staff at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.

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Time To VOTE Best Gallery

January 9, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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Who’s the Best? We have worked hard for more hours over the course of 6 years than I would like to have to count.  If you have been in to visit us and want to show your gratitude for what 30-some artists and Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s staff do for you each time you visit, then take a minute and VOTE now.

Whether we get the nod or not, we are going to continue to work as smart, if not smarter, to make your art collecting experience everything you hope for.

We can’t win without Votes, and if you are reading this blog, I am guessing you have a few minutes to go to the Gazette’s online page to Vote.  Thank you — you are the reason we are here and we thank you for being our driving force.

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Winning Awards

November 19, 2011 in Art,Artists,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Miniature oils,Oils | Comments (0)

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California Memory by Clifford T. Bailey

California Memory by Clifford T. Bailey

Everyone loves a pat on the back for a great effort. In the art world, awards are meaningful not only to the recipient but to collectors too. Collectors especially like to keep “score” of the accomplishments by their favorite artists.  It adds to the provenance and value for artwork.

Among the 30-some artists at Hunter-Wolff Gallery there are hundreds of awards.  Some of our more experienced artists have received dozens and dozens over the course of their career.  Clifford T. Bailey, for example, continues to receive awards even after nearly 40 years of a proven track record. One might think, “does it really matter at this stage?”  Absolutely.  Validation is always important and shows different generations value his work and the measurement for excellence is as important today as it was yesterday.

Clifford just received the welcomed news from the Miniature Art Society of Florida that all his entries for the upcoming 37th Annual International Miniature Art Show were accepted and that he won First Place in the Landscape category.  The show will be held January 15 – February 5 2012. Because this particular show is one of the biggest and best miniature shows in the country, competition comes from all over the world.

Congratulations Clifford!  Your work is tops in my book too.

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Helping PTSD With Heart

October 18, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Art Glass,Artists,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Marlene Kort,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings,PTSD | Comments (0)

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Artist Marlene Kort & SSgt. Anthony Ngo Devote a Day Fundraising

Success!  Thanks to the many supporters of a newly started fundraiser “Plates & Palettes” in Old Colorado City for combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD.

It’s exciting to witness so many caring people who want to give. In spite of difficult economic times, people find ways to help others.
It was easy for me to jump on board to support this small organization with a big dream. They have limited funding and a goal to take a results-driven program national.  This group of caring Coloradans recognizes the need for a solution, other than drugs, for our combat heroes when they have nowhere to turn for help with PTSD.
Anyone who has lived with this disorder knows how effective therapy can be because drugs are not always the answer.  Art therapy is an effective tool.  I am excited to be part of this effort and hope you too will consider helping this cause.  This is neither a government funded nor a national program (yet) and relies on private contributions to support material needs and costs associated with running a dedicated art therapy program.
Hunter-Wolff Gallery will continue to support the program however we can.  During October, we are offering the opportunity to purchase beautiful blown glass hearts for the cause.  Every heart sale makes a difference—to the many combat heroes and their families.
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Helping Combat Vets Get Art Therapy for PTSD

October 9, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Art Glass,Artists,Colorado,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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Donna Gordon Glass Collection Hearts

I love my life as an American and think you probably do too.   This would be a different world without the men and women who serve our country in a uniform. I’m talking about our military forces here and abroad.  Those who serve in combat know their life is at risk but few think about the effects of trauma when they return home.  We are grateful when they come home to us but are not always prepared for the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  It’s real and it isn’t always addressed until too late.

The Wounded Warriors, Colorado Springs, foundation has partnered with Aspen Pointe to help our combat veterans through Art Therapy.  It’s an effective method of therapy and we are here to support this fine group of caring friends in any way we can.  We are reaching out to you too to help us raise funding for this important cause and help those in need of our help.

During the Month of October sales proceeds from our Donna Gordon Blown Glass heart collection will be donated to the program to show our gratitude.  In addition, on Sunday, October 16 from 1-5 pm we are participating in a fun afternoon of food, demonstrations and a silent auction.  Proceeds from the day and silent auction will also help this important program.  We hope to see you here and look forward to receiving your help.

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Butterflies & Friends

June 19, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Butterflies & Friends,Butterfly,Color,Colorado,Custom Art,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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Driving through Colorado Springs?  Be sure to visit the Butterflies & Friends project. The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs is responsible for this community service initiative, focused to raise awareness and funds to serve children and promote the arts in schools. In the first 3 years, the Rotary Club raised over $100K in funds.

Don’t miss these beautiful sculptures.  All are created by talented artists from this region and you can find their locations at http://www.artsandfriends.org/ Thirty-one butterflies are now on display throughout Colorado Springs. Hunter-Wolff Gallery is a sponsor and “caretaker” of one of the butterflies created by Carol McIntyre and you can see it at 2510 W. Colorado Avenue.
SAVE THE DATE! Take a friend to the auction at the CheyenneMountain Resort on September 17th
The funds that raised will be used to provide community-building arts programs in schools that are facing major transitions and changes. These children are all our children and need to know that we care. It’s important to their future AND your future.
Each transformed butterfly sculpture will be auctioned off on September 17 to help provide arts education in targeted schools and assist the Rotary Community Service Fund in contributing to many important causes in Colorado Springs. Everyone has a chance to provide a permanent shelter for these evocative beauties at their own home or business.
You too can help promote a “healthy cocoon for every child” and encourage a creative metamorphosis into all that each can be!
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You Cannot Hide

May 8, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Map | Comments (0)

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Visit Hunter-Wolff Gallery

Friday a customer from California called to have a purchase express mailed overnight for a Saturday delivery.

What amazed me was the story he shared with me about his visit to our gallery and then trying to recall the information he needed after he returned home to contact us. He had misplaced our business card and other hand-out materials with our contact information.

Once he made a decision to purchase a beautiful necklace, he called a family member for the name of our street in Colorado Springs, and then used the satellite mapping system on Google to “walk” down our street until he found our store front. Above our windows and on the windows is the name of our gallery. After “walking” down W. Colorado Avenue and recognizing our storefront, he was able to easily find our website and contact information.

If you forget our name, Hunter-Wolff Gallery, you can take a “walk” and stroll down Colorado Avenue until you see our store front with the royal blue awning and red and gold sign above the windows. Try it. It’s fun. I’ll be at the door waving to you to come inside!

Welcome to Hunter-Wolff Gallery

Welcome to Hunter-Wolff Gallery

 

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Memories in the Making

April 3, 2011 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Artist Marlene Kort

Artist Marlene Kort

As artists, we are all aware of how art forms can become a universal language, uninhibited by words, political, cultural or spiritual limitations.  Art, music, literature and dance have often bridged connections between people who might otherwise be unable to communicate.

Recently I became aware of another angle on this theme through the Memories In the Making® art program of the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter.  Through the freedom of art, those affected with Alzheimer’s are able to express feelings and ideas that may otherwise be trapped inside.  With brush strokes they pull us into their world and help us see their stories. 

The program began in 1986 when artist and caregiver Selly Jenny, whose mother had Alzheimer’s, began to use an art program to see what patients were able to reveal about themselves.  It grew from there, nationally and internationally, to include a training manual, an art exhibit and auction, a calendar, and much more.

Our local chapter will be holding a number of events in the next few months tied with this program.  Some of you may be participating in the palette program, where artists are given a traditional painter’s palette and asked to create a work of art directly on the palette, which will be auctioned off to raise funds for further research and development. 

Another program, which I am participating in, is a “pairing”, where I am paired with an Alzheimer’s patient and am using her work of art to inspire my own original piece.  These works will also be auctioned off as a fundraiser.

I am excited about this project for several reasons.  My grandmother had a very early onset of Alzheimer’s, a full decade before it became recognized and diagnostically identifiable.  Family members suggested that my grandfather was too domineering and wouldn’t allow her to think for herself as the source of her dementia.  We know now that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Probably no one reading this has been spared the touch of Alzheimer’s in their circle of family or friends.  I am excited to find yet one more way that our art can be a positive contribution in our society.

If you are interested in learning more about this program or the upcoming events in our community, here are some contacts;

2011 Memories in the Making Art Auction

April 29, 5:30pm ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Nancy Oxenhandler, Art Committee Co-Chair

nancy_s_oxenhandler@uhc.com

Marlene Kort, Artist & Treasurer, Pikes Peak Pastel Society  

Brightness from the Shadows by Marlene Kort

Brightness from the Shadows by Marlene Kort

Blooming Tulips by Vera

Blooming Tulips by Vera

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