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On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

City Hall artwork open for comments - Columbia Daily Tribune

City Hall artwork open for comments - Columbia Daily Tribune


Artwork proposed for the fourth floor of Columbia's City Hall incorporates ceramic teapots and cups, and the city is seeking public input on the project.

Artist Norleen Nosri created a proposal for artwork to be placed in the area that includes the Columbia Water and Light Department. Her plans include teapots and cups set in heavy bases and enclosed in glass cases. The pieces will be accented with images that "tell the stories of people's experiences, iconic imagery, sceneries and landmarks of Columbia," Nosri wrote, as well as images relating to water and utility.

The proposal is posted online at Residents may leave comments on the website, email them to or mail them to the Office of Cultural Affairs, P.O. Box 6015, Columbia, Mo., 65205. Comments also will be taken on the city Office of Cultural Affairs' Facebook page. Public input will be accepted through June 18.

The project is part of the city's Percent for Art program, which allows 1 percent of the costs for city construction projects to be allocated to site-specific artwork.

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    Introducing Christian Artwork by Candis Kloverstrom, “He Has My Back” - YAHOO!

    Now available, introducing Christian Artwork, “He Has My Back,” by Candis Kloverstrom depicting herself as a Christian artist on life’s journey creating a visual representation of God inspired biblical truths. Giclee canvas reproductions are now available through

    Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

    Candis Kloverstrom introduces her latest Christian Artwork, “He Has My Back.” This is an acrylic painting revealing her relationship with God as a Christian Painter. It depicts herself as a Christian artist on life’s journey creating a visual representation of God inspired biblical truths.

    She states, “Being a Jesus Artist may be who God created me to be. But, what goes through my paint brush is from Jesus, inspired by Jesus, and is offered back to Jesus.”

    She also states, “As an artist I connect to the creativity of God. Just look at the world around. If this imperfect world is this beautiful, imagine heaven. And, as an artist I have a new role today expressing biblical truths through my creativity.”

    The Christian Artist Resource Website asks this, “As a Christian artist, do you create with the awareness of your destiny? Something to think about, isn't it? Perhaps you are eager to fulfill God’s plan, yet unsure of how to live it out. God can use your gift and help you create meaningful art.”

    God’s Purpose through Art

    “… art is a way of showing, as no other activity can, something about the world's depth and reality. Artists create possible worlds that help people envision (or rebel against) the final shalom God will create when Christ returns to completely renew creation,” said Joan Huyser-Honig in the article “The Visual Arts in Worship.”

    Huyser-Honig further states, “Looking at the world through this creation-fall-redemption-renewal pattern makes every liturgy's final section -the sending -especially important. Renewed in worship, Christians go back into daily life to bring about shalom, according to how God has gifted them.”

    “… if our whole person is broken, then the worship arts can become a unique way to promote the sanctification of our affective, physical, and imaginative faculties, which are often ignored in Protestant worship. In worship, our emotions, bodies, and imaginations have a vital role, and the arts serve to bring them into an intentional and intensive participation,” stated W. David O. Taylor in the Christianity Today article, “Disciplining the Eyes Through Art in Worship.”

    He also stated, “Our sight is broken and therefore requires training to see God's world rightly. As an act of the imagination, the visual arts can enable us to see the world, for example, not as opaque to God's presence but as charged with it….All of us need this help. The visual arts, by fixing our sight on concrete objects—canvases, sculptures, installations, architecture—invite us to look at the world as it is or maybe as it shouldn't be. At times they urge us to see it as it might be.”

    About Candis Kloverstrom

    As a thirty-three-plus Christian veteran she adheres to Christian fundamentals that God is who He says He is, has a plan for each person, and the power to carry that out. She spent the past twenty years working with various aspects of brand development that included design and illustration connecting target markets through understanding client needs.

    She states, “It is that connection that makes a difference in today’s world. Visual images have the ability to pass the intellect and stir emotions. When you reach the emotional level, you reach the heart. Jesus wants us to hear and see with our hearts. Relationship with God is a heart issue not intellect. We need to get to the heart to reach people. Art has the ability to do just that.”

    Candis Kloverstrom also published through Artistic Impact Publishing “Denver Men in the Kitchen,” featuring men such as Governor John Hickenlooper, MIX 100 anchor-man Dom Testa, and Denver Business Journal President Scott Bemis. This book went beyond the business suites into personal lives creating an accurate picture of today’s successful Denver guy.

    For more information on “He Has My Back,” go to the web site,

    Candis Kloverstrom
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    Graham Nash to Debut Artwork at Ocean Galleries - Yahoo Finance

    STONE HARBOR, N.J., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a founding member of The Hollies, and Crosby, Stills & Nash - a band that has been called the "voice of a generation," Graham Nash has made his indelible mark as a music legend.  This July, the multi-talented Graham Nash offers a glimpse at another artistic passion when he debuts his never before seen artwork at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ.

    The Art of Graham Nash exhibition is a worldwide, first-ever showcase of Graham Nash's exquisite artwork.  The exhibition opens at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor) on Thursday, June 28, 2012 and runs through Sunday, July 8, 2012.  Graham Nash will be at the gallery signing purchased artwork on Sunday, July 1 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

    "We are humbled that Graham chose Ocean Galleries to debut his paintings, pastels, and artistically enhanced photography," said gallery owner Kim Miller.  "When we first started researching the possibility of hosting this exhibition, we searched all over the Internet looking for examples of his artwork to no avail.  We then learned from Graham that, although he has shared some of his photographs in a few select viewings, his exhibition at our Stone Harbor, NJ gallery will mark the first time he shares his amazing original artwork with the public.  The pieces are absolutely magnificent – what a talent!  People will be blown away when they see the exhibition!"

    Graham Nash is a true modern day Renaissance man.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice - once with Crosby, Stills & Nash and once with The Hollies.  He has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice - both as a solo artist and with Crosby, Stills & Nash.  In 2010, he was named Officer of the British Empire (OBE).  His company's original IRIS 3047 digital printer is now housed in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in recognition of his revolutionary accomplishments in the fine arts and digital printing world.

    Born in the coastal town of Blackpool, England and raised in Salford, near Manchester, Nash picked up a camera before a guitar; he was inspired by his father, an amateur photographer.  Taking pictures of his family at age 11 proved life changing for Graham, who has said, "That was the first time I realized that I could see things differently."  The guitar and further watershed moments came shortly after when, at age 13, he decided that music was his calling.

    The artwork of Graham Nash represents the manifestation of his love for music and art over the past 50 years.  There are a variety of techniques used in his artwork, many of them a natural evolution of his experimentation with photography.  Several of his pieces incorporate block print or newsprint, mixed with photography, each piece more unique than the next.  The artist's story behind each distinctive piece of art is arguably as special as the artwork itself.

    Over his history-making life ensconced in the music industry, Nash captured the fleeting moments with photographs and written stories, many of which eventually became songs.  Delving into this area led to the creation of "Love, Graham Nash" – a handmade fine press book that is a sublime celebration of the artist's photography, music, and life.  The collection focuses on the 1960s and 1970s, a period that Nash's era-defining artistry helped shape.  Portraying friends, family, and fellow musicians, they capture the essence of a momentous time in American culture.  The collection includes Nash's photos of band mates, other famous singers from Johnny Cash to Joni Mitchell, and handwritten notes of lyrics that are now second hand to generations of fans.  A few copies of the coveted book, which was released as a limited edition keepsake (80 copies), will be available for purchase during the exhibition.

    The Art of Graham Nash exhibition will include 91 of Graham Nash's exquisite paintings, pastels, and artistically enhanced photographs.  The limited run exhibition opens at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor) on Thursday, June 28 running through Sunday, July 8, 2012.  Graham Nash will be at the gallery signing purchased artwork on Sunday, July 1 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

    The Stone Harbor location of Ocean Galleries is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily throughout the summer season.  For more information or for directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit 

    For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere.  With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists' watercolors, nationally recognized artists' originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions.  Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world.  For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit


    Artwork of Miranda Maynard broadens definition of Asheville photography - Examiner

    Viewers who equate Asheville photography with images of the Blue Ridge Parkway will likely need a bit more time to take in the photographs of Miranda Maynard. Her subject matter may involve something as simple as sparklers, but her compositions provoke more questions than answers. Her most recent body of work, “Manners,” reveals an extremely cohesive aesthetic that revolves around play, fastidiousness, and vulnerability.

    Six of Maynard’s color archival inkjet photographs from this body of work are on view at Coop Gallery in downtown Asheville in a group show entitled “Too Close to Home.” The show has been extended to June 4, and also features the work of Asheville photographers Matt Brown, Phaedra Call-Himwich, Scott Hubener, and Dawn Roe.

    Maynard states that the attraction to the materials in her photographs is almost completely aesthetic. Viewers can see this in the example of “Dog Nest,” an image of two oranges wrapped in a blue blanket, where her use of complementary colors cannot be ignored.

    Color also plays an obvious role in “Beets,” in which a male figure wearing white sits before a table of canned beets, his clothing and hands stained from the magenta liquid. He blocks his face with his hands, fitting with many of Maynard’s images in which she usually obscures or crops a figure’s face when present.

    Maynard admits she is drawn to food as a subject matter in her work, and this merges with her consciousness of color in “Candy.” Red M&M’s lay on a white-carpeted floor against a white door. What is striking about this image is the curious way the candy piles around the open door, as though the pieces had been laid out along the door when it was closed, but were forced into a pile once the door opened.

    Such quizzical actions continue with “Bad Feet”, where daylight falls on a bed, revealing female legs from the knees down. The toes are wrapped in red string, constricting them until many have turned purple. The contrast between the beauty of the light and the painfulness of the act is compelling, suggesting criticism of the body in a way that many viewers can likely relate to at some point in their lives.

    These critiques, messes, and labored details converge into a strong psychological portrait that is best-appreciated by viewing the larger body of work. More of “Manners” can be seen on Maynard’s website (please be advised that it contains some partial nudity). Coop Gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is located at 25 Carolina Lane in downtown Asheville. The gallery will be also open from 5-7 p.m. on Friday June 1 for the Asheville Downtown Gallery Association’s Art Walk.  


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