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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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Like Us

February 5, 2015 in Art,Art Gallery,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Everyone wants to be LIKED!   It should be easy to figure out if someone likes you or not but sometimes we get mixed signals.  Sometimes we misread those signals and then there are some people who are really, really hard to read because they don’t give any signals.  Besides reading body language, behavior, etc., you can just ask.  If asking is awkward and it is still important to know, then you can simply join Facebook and ask people if they like you–even those you hardly know.

As a business, it is easier to figure out who likes you if you are on Facebook.  You just have to ask, “Like Us” and it only takes a second for the response to show up.  If you are reading Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s Blog, we assume you do like us and you might be inclined to go to our Facebook page and show us that we are likeable with a click of the mouse.  We’d like that!  If you have never clicked our Like Us icon, please do.

If something about our service or products isn’t perfect for you, we’d like to know that too.  Send us an email through our contact page on our website.

Go to Facebook and give us the thumbs up! If you want us to LIKE your Facebook page, let us know.

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Spring Into Art

March 15, 2014 in American Made,Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,jewelry,Justin Clements oils,Oils,Paintings,Pottery | Comments (0)

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Tired of winter and sub-zero temps?  Us too!  In a few days we can officially think Spring!   At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, Spring means an acceleration of activity to freshen up the gallery  and add new inviting artwork. When you visit, you will enjoy new work  by David Ridge, Fred Lunger, Katherine McNeill, Justin Clements and more. Our display cases are bursting with delicate, eye-catching druzy necklaces along with spring colored stones in pea-pod green mixed with blue glass, and the bluest of blue Murano glass jewelry  with other springy colors by a variety of jewelry designers.  Hunter-Wolff Gallery now has an influx of beautiful pottery by Tony Heslop. The icing on the cake is Justin Clements new collection of still life beauties and landscapes.  He is also one of the featured artists in American Art Collector (March 2014).  The images selected for the article are of original oils available only at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.

For those who are collectors of art, seasoned or just getting started, don’t miss an opportunity to add Justin Clements oils to your collection.  He is  a young painter with an old soul and amazing gift.  His prices are inviting and we expect his work to be increasing in value over time.  While enjoying the great weather coming your way and the splendor of spring, take time to visit Hunter-Wolff Gallery and let us know what catches your eye.  We love to  hear how our spring collection gets your attention.

 

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Picking the Right Wall Color for Your Art

May 1, 2013 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Hunter-Wolff Gallery | Comments (0)

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What color would you paint your wall, if hanging this painting in a "frosty" room?

It isn’t unusual for art galleries to choose white, beige or pale gray backgrounds for their display walls to keep the focus on the artwork. But, at home, if your art and furnishings aren’t as fine as a gallery, do just the opposite and use rich, intense color on your walls. If you make color your focal point and first impression, those tatty pieces you can’t wait to replace will become less noticeable.

Colored walls also compensate for poor architectural details. If you have beautiful moldings, trim, niches or built-ins, your walls look great in most any color. Some architectural designs are better in whites and beiges but the use of bold color to distract the eye can create something special where the builder didn’t.

If your room gets lots of sun and sometimes feels “too warm”, cool it down by painting the walls with a cool color. Likewise, if your room feels too frosty, warm it up with a warm paint color. The way we perceive a room affects the way we feel, and you can balance the extremes with the right color and the right art work.

When you are ready to replace your “less-than-fine” artwork, visit Hunter-Wolff Gallery in person and bring the color chips you used to paint your walls so we can help you find “more-than-fine” artwork.

For more paintings by fine artists, like Pamela Poll, visit www.hunterwolffgallery.com.

 

 

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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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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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A Rose for You

October 8, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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How does one explain the ability of a self-taught painter like Clifford T. Bailey?

It is like trying to explain the beautiful voice of 9-year-old Jackie Evancho.
It’s simply exciting to find these wonder-stars.  They are gifts we are lucky to receive. Like Jackie, Clifford Bailey quickly became one of my favorite artists. The fact that he is self-taught just amazes me.  His small still life works are reminiscent of the Old Masters in their technique with contrasting dark and light tones.  At Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s Anniversary event last evening, his small collection of perfectly rendered apples and pears created a stir along with his landscapes.  Everyone just loved his work. Now he is finishing another new painting of  a flawless single rose to add to the collection.  What will he do next?
If you love small paintings, he has several 4×6 and 5×7 framed still life works along with 8×10 landscapes you might consider.
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Stop Searching, Start Asking

May 16, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Art Glass,Artists,Color,Colorado,Commissions,Custom Art,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Donna Gordon Custom Blown Glass

Have you been burning up hours searching and searching for a perfect painting or piece of artwork?

We often hear someone confess he/she has been looking for months—even years—for a painting to love for a specific location.  Years of searching might seem extreme, but we know you are out there.  Sometimes available space requires a certain dimension and other times lighting issues are factors that can be addressed in a custom piece. 

The solution is to identify an artist’s style of work you appreciate, then work with their representative.  Don’t be shy about asking for specific needs–whether it is size, color or shape. We have completed many custom requests and have many examples to show you. Most of Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s artists enjoy creating custom pieces based on client needs.  If you plan to place a piece of art in your home, why wait?  Stop searching, start asking, and get the ball rolling. 

You can have the art you love now!

 

Laura Reilly Commission

 

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Humanitarian Efforts: Painting for Change

September 15, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Marlene Kort Makes A Promise

Marlene Kort Makes A Promise

This past June, artist Marlene Kort and her family visited Zambia, Africa.  Zambia is a beautiful and peaceful country and home to some of the best game parks in the world.  They were excited to visit their oldest daughter who was working with orphan groups in Lusaka, to see some of the remarkable game, and to connect with locals–and how they did!

In spite of its beauty, Zambia continues to be ravaged by HIV/Aids.  Life expectancy is 38 years, 86% of Zambians live below the international poverty line of $1 a day, and an outrageous 23% of the children are orphans. Only about 57% of the children ever have the opportunity to go to school, despite their desire to learn and have a better life.

The journey started in northeast Zambia at Flatdogs Camp in the South Luangwa Valley.  The small traditional village of Mfuwe sits a few miles outside the game park. Through the efforts of conservation groups, indigenous game numbers are improving and elephant and lion populations are being restored.  From a global perspective, this is good.  However, the now protected game freely wanders beyond the park boundaries to terrorize villagers and trample what few crops survive harsh conditions.  Although tourism in the game park provides employment for some villagers, there is a high cost for living close to these dangerous animals.

50 Children One Class Room

50 Children One Class Room

Several of the safari companies have served this park for generations and take measures to give back to the community.  At Flatdogs Camp, friends are part of this effort through Project Luangwa, a fund to support conservation, education and provide micro loans to families trying to start sustainable small businesses.

For example, when one of Flatdogs’ village employees noticed how many children were wandering the streets unattended all day, he decided to take action.  Most were orphans, living on whatever food and shelter could be found.  He began a small preschool, called Chiyembekezo School, which currently provides half day school for 50 young children.  A local church lends space and one very creative teacher gets paid whenever there is enough money. Supplies consist of a single chalkboard, some small plastic chairs, and children who are eager to learn.  There are no books, toys, snacks or essential teaching aids for learning.

The Korts visited the school and spent time holding and playing with the kids and were smitten.  Smitten and convicted! In addition to giving some financial help, Marlene made a promise that as an artist she would do some “Paintings For Change.”

Hope Brings Smiles

Hope Brings Smiles

Currently, Marlene has completed three paintings reflective of the area.  Profits from these works will go directly to the Chiyembekezo School.  It takes only about $10 a month to turnaround the life of a child in Zambia through education.  Marlene says, “I  know that ultimately Zambia’s future will be best served through local leadership, so supporting education, especially by giving young children an early start, can be a tremendous investment in future changes. I would love to talk more about Zambia.  Feel free to visit with me at one of the upcoming gallery events, or for more information on these projects check out these web pages.”

http://www.projectluangwa.org/

www.flatdogscamp.com/community-involvement/

Next month, Artist Marlene Kort is contributing a beautiful acrylic grouping of ten paintings in celebration of Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s 5th Anniversary on October 1 for a silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit the children’s Chiyembekezo School in Zambia, Africa.

If you can help or know other ways to make a difference, contact Marlene or Sharon at Hunter-Wolff Gallery at www.hunterwolffgallery.com

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Guest Blogger: Colorado Artist Gene Sanchez

February 26, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Artist Gene Sanchez Sketches His Study

I recently read the book “Strapless” by Deborah Davis and wonder how many great paintings “nearly ended” their creator’s career?  It is a true story of Madame X (Virginie Amelie Avegno Gautreau) and artist John Singer Sargent and how their lives came together and ultimately resulted in Sargent’s great “Madame X” painting.  For those not familiar, Sargent entered his “Madame X” painting in the Paris 1884 Salon Exhibition and it created such a controversy that it nearly ended Sargent’s career.

Sargent was one of the most celebrated artists of his time and had been well received in all of his previous Salon entries, but for the 1884 Salon, he wanted to do something that would get Paris and the rest of the art world talking about his true artistic potential.  What did Sargent do that created such a stir?  During one of the painting sessions with Madame X, one of her straps fell down from her shoulder onto her arm and Sargent decided to leave it and paint it in the down position.  He thought it would raise a few eyebrows but certainly not the uproar that followed. How was this possible when paintings of nudes were routinely accepted in salon shows?

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John Singer Sargent's Photo of Madame X with Fallen Strap

It’s a great story behind a great painting and it makes one wonder what other great stories remain untold about other great paintings.  Perhaps you’d like to share one of your stories.

You can find this wonderful book by Deborah Davis at Amazon in Sharon’s Book Store by clicking the tab above.

Gene Sanchez is a guest Blogger  but resident artist at Hunter-Wolff Gallery and we invite you to visit his current collection at our gallery or on-line. Examples of Gene’s work are posted below.

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