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2017 Best of the Springs Art Gallery

May 7, 2017 in American Made,Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Award,Best of the Springs,Colorado,Honors,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City,Small Business | Comments (0)

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BESTOFwinnerIt’s an honor to learn so many people feel good about what Hunter-Wolff Gallery does day in and day out, year over year. We have left a mark on their lives in some small way. It’s not an easy task but together some 40 people have come together to create something special that people take notice of.  Hunter-Wolff Gallery is not about one owner.  It is about the many talented fine artists who create beautiful work that exceed a standard of expectation. I am pleased to be part of  these results.

Undeniably, it is exciting to be 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 biggest art gallery,  nor the most cutting-edge, but we work extra hard to be recognized  as one of “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 thirty and forty years helping grow an art district.

Throughout 2017 we will celebrate and cherish this award and promise to focus on what we do best: build relationships. For those who think a gallery is about selling art, it is more about creating relationships with artist and those who appreciate and value art. We hope all who voted for us as “Best of the Springs”, did so because we do an excellent job caring for our customers wile building long-standing relationships.

Thank you to all the Hunter-Wolff Gallery  fans who care about us as much as we care about them. A special thanks goes 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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Pastel Passion

August 1, 2016 in Art,art education,Art Gallery,Artists,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Marlene Kort,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Pastels_boxSince August is “American Artists Appreciation” month Hunter-Wolff Gallery selected one of its fine pastel painters, Marlene Kort, to honor this month.

Marlene works primarily with Pastels.  Rather than using oil paint, brushes, solvents and other liquids, she selects her color sticks of ground pigment mixed with a  binder. Shaped into drawing (painting) sticks, she layers and blends using her fingers. Pastels cannot be mixed on a palette like paints, but are mixed on a toothy paper similar to sandpaper by overlaying or blending colors. The color stays brilliant.

Although artists have been using pastels since the Renaissance, they did not become popular until the 18th century. Works created by numerous notable artists, including Edgar Degas, an innovator in the pastel technique, can be found in museums and look as fresh and vibrant as if created in more modern times.
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Pastel is a very flexible medium and durable. It can be brushed off or erased. It can be blended or layered. It is typical to blend colors with a finger. Finished pieces are best placed under museum-quality glass to eliminate glare, protect against UV light rays and preserve a painting for a lifetime! Consider a pastel painting by Marlene Kort at Hunter-Wolff Gallery the next time you shop for art. It will remain vibrant for generations and by framing with top-quality museum glass will be appreciated for a lifetime.
Many examples of Marlene’s available work for ownership can be viewed on our website . For more information about Marlene and her passions, click to read Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s August 2016 gallery’s newsletter.
Hunter-Wolff Gallery always has someone on staff to help with questions about art techniques, purchasing,
shipping, and other area’s of interest.  719-520-9494.
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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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30 Minutes to More Joy

November 3, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,jewelry | Comments (0)

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Fresh Water Stick Pearls by Ronee DelBianco

Fresh Water Stick Pearls by Ronee DelBianco

It only takes 30 minutes in a day to make life more enjoyable. Set aside 30 minutes every day and play with your kids or your dog outside. Enjoy the fresh air with some physical activity like walking, cycling, hiking, or exercising to boost your self-esteem and feel alive. Be sure to take time to relax after a busy day by reading a book, scheduling a vacation, enjoying and learning about original art. After your workweek is over, once a month, go to a great event like ArtWalk in Old Colorado City. It is free, relaxing and there are always fabulous people to meet! This month, November 4, you can get a jump on your holiday shopping and see some spectacular art, fine jewelry, and learn about new techniques. Get started with: 1. Play Outside and Exercise 2. Book A Vacation 3. Read A Book 4. Learn and Buy Art 5. Clear Away Clutter on Your Desk 6. Flip Your Mattress 8. Meet An Artist at ArtWalk

Happy people are always doing things.  Be one of them!

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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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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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Best of the Best in Colorado Springs

March 6, 2011 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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2011Best_Style_tnIsn’t it an honor to receive special recognition regardless of your mission? You and possibly a team of people, put effort into a plan and focus every day for excellence.  When outsiders recognize these efforts, singing praises, it is a humbling experience.  Like any other gallery in any other community, Hunter-Wolff Gallery is open to scrutiny and criticism by individuals and organizations every day.

That’s why it is important to always be at the top of your game. There’s no room for mediocrity or dissatisfied clients. It’s hard work pleasing the world around you, but making the effort has its rewards.  Yesterday, Colorado Springs Style magazine issued their 2011 Luxury Edition by identifying the “Best of the Best” in a variety of categories including “Best Small Gallery”. Being recognized by this particular magazine is a true honor. Having the opportunity to sit at the thrown with so many other prestigious “best” organizations is the reward we work for everyday.  With dozens of small galleries dotting the landscape of Colorado Springs, we are thrilled to receive this honor.  It shows hard work pays many dividends.

Thanks to all who voted for us and recognized the quality collections at Hunter-Wolff Gallery and efforts of its individual artists and staff. We hope you too are the best in your world.

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Art Education: Sculpting Young Minds

December 7, 2009 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Burink_Studio101notesDo you know how simple it is to take an active role in art education for your child? Not only is it simple but it is important because depending on their school curriculum to fill that role may leave you and him disappointed. Art education cultivates the imagination, self-expression and creativity, and plays a vital role in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving. Parents can take easy steps to help with art education by simply visiting local galleries and museums. Parents can also encourage the child’s art teacher to take the class on field trips to local galleries.

Burink_ExaminingSculptureArt Studio 101 and their more advanced students spent some after-school hours recently visiting Hunter-Wolff Gallery to learn about the challenges of stone sculpting from local sculptor Ruth Burink.

The kids had a great time examining dozens of diamond-edge sculpting tools and sample stone materials supplied by Burink. Each student, explored the sculpture on exhibit while taking notes and asking questions. They were introduced to different types of stone, including Colorado marble from Marble, Colorado, where the 100-ton block of marble came from to create the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Although it will be some time before these eager beginners are ready to work with all the sophisticated tools used by an accomplished sculptor, they are clearly inspired and eager to develop basic skills using wood under the watchful eye of their art instructor, Rhonda Conn-Parent.

Don’t make the mistake of denying you child the opportunity to learn, enjoy and excel through the arts. Taking your kids to a gallery is fun, free and a great way to spend quality time together. Hunter-Wolff Gallery is located at 2510 W. Colorado Avenue and features regionally recognized artists working in a range of mediums including mini- and large-scale paintings, blown glass, jewelry, ceramics and pottery, sculpture, wood turnings and other fine works of art.

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