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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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mural sparks search for art class of '95 - This is Gloucestershire

Mural sparks search for art class of '95 - This is Gloucestershire

STUNNING bike murals have been rediscovered during a revamp at the former Stroud Saddlery shop.

The artwork was originally painted for the Big Bike Company in Cainscross Road by pupils from Marling School next door.

  1. Bryan Billau with one of the murals painted by Marling School pupils in 1997.

The boys were invited to decorate the giant wall when Bryan Billau opened the business about 17 years ago.

"I remember looking at this big white space and thinking that just through the wall was Marling School," he said.

"Then I hit on the idea of asking pupils there to come up with some artwork. I believe it turned into an A-Level project at the time."

Now he is organised building work in preparation for a new tenant and has uncovered the striking murals.

"I'd be interested to know where the teenagers who painted them are now and if they've gone on to become artists," Mr Billau said.

He is liaising with the grammar school's staff to find the art class of 1995.


Artwork sought for annual exhibit celebrating art as the universal language - Baltimore Sun

The Harford County Cultural Arts Board and the Harford County Commission on Disabilities are seeking submissions for a juried art exhibit, Art Without Boundaries. Interested artists, with and without disabilities, are invited to submit their pieces, both two and three dimensional, on Monday, July 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Student Gallery in Joppa Hall, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air.

For more information, please contact Harford County Cultural Arts Board Coordinator Natalie Weeks at 410-638-3578 or .

The Art Without Boundaries exhibit will be held from Friday, July 13 through Aug. 31 in the Student Gallery in Joppa Hall. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 9:15 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Student Gallery is closed on Sundays.

Additionally, the Cultural Arts Board and the Commission on Disabilities will host a reception at the gallery on Thursday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the work of the artists and to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The reception will feature art, music and light refreshments. The public is invited to attend this free event. For more information and to request disability-related accommodations, please contact Sharon Grzanka, disabilities coordinator, 410-638-3373 voice/TTY or .

"This is the third year of Art Without Boundaries," Marc Weinstein, chair of the Harford County Commission on Disabilities, said in a press release. "Art created by artists with and without disabilities is indistinguishable and can be enjoyed by all. We're grateful to Dean Paul Labe of Harford Community College's Visual, Performing and Applied Arts Division for welcoming the exhibit back to the Student Gallery, which is a wonderful venue for the event."

The Harford County Cultural Arts Board is the government-appointed local arts agency and the premier local resource for arts, cultural and historical organizations, individual artists and the residents of Harford County. The Cultural Arts Board provides financial, advocacy and administrative support to its local arts and cultural groups, offers grant programs for local nonprofit organizations and sponsors workshops and promotional events.

The Harford County Commission on Disabilities was established in 1995 to serve as the voice of the disability community in Harford County. Members are appointed by the county executive, with the approval of the county council.

The Harford County Department of Community Services was established in 1979 via executive order and works daily to meet the needs of our seniors, youth, persons with disabilities and those struggling to overcome addiction. The department works with federal, state, local and private agencies to ensure the county continues to evolve and remains dedicated to providing the best possible services for our citizens and community.


National Gallery of Canada announces top three works in nation-wide art contest for teens - So You Want To Be An Artist? - Yahoo Finance

Artwork by winners and nine finalists are displayed at the Gallery until July 3.

OTTAWA, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) today announced the names of the winning artists in its second annual on-line contest, So You Want To Be An Artist? The contest is intended to enhance the enjoyment of art among young people all over Canada, while providing them with an opportunity to share their talent, ideas and opinions in a manner that helps them feel connected to the Gallery. A jury of experts met on June 4 to decide on the top three artworks among the 12 that had garnered the most on-line votes in April. The winner of the 1st prize is Paula Rayo of London, ON for her creation, The Memoirs of War (Souvenirs de guerre). Andrew An of Delta, BC has won 2nd prize for his work, Snowboarding (Planche à neige), and 3rd prize goes to Niki Watts of Hagensborg, BC for her submission, Thunder Dancer (Danseur-tonnerre).

More than 198 talented teens across the country, aged 16 to 19 years, entered the contest and submitted their creations, along with an artist statement, on line. The artwork covered an array of diverse and wide-ranging themes: identity and culture, justice and human rights, fighting prejudice, and preserving the environment. The winning entries, along with those of the finalists - which received a total of 37,948 votes during the designated period - are displayed at the National Gallery of Canada, on the Artissimo wall, until Tuesday, July 3. They can also be viewed on line at

All five members of the jury - comprised of Peter Simpson, Arts-editor-at-large for The Ottawa Citizen; Claude Deschênes, cultural reporter for Télévision de Radio-Canada; interdisciplinary artist Sonny Assu; illustrator/graphic designer Jonathan Cruz; and Kim Morgan, artist and NSCAD professor - were impressed with the young artists' creativity and talent. "The impressive level of creativity and technical expertise reflected in each artwork presented a challenge for the jury of experts in choosing the three winners," explained Gary Goodacre, NGC Manager, Youth and School Programs.

The other finalists are:

Gabrielle Brochu, Entends ma prière (Hear my Prayer) - Acrylic and India ink
Lysandra Coules, Strength Shield (Écran de force) - Photography
Dominique Cyr, If Only We Knew the Truth (Si seulement nous connaissions la vérité) - Oil
Jessica Desrochers, Le droit d'aimer (The Right to Love) - Charcoal, graphite and ink
Sophie Masson, C'est moi, just me ! - Oil
Sydney McKenna, Within Her Roots (Dans ses racines) - Ink, acrylic, watercolour and graphite on wood
Erica Phillips, Totem (Mât totémique) - Digital proof on canvas
Josh Tiessen, Overshadowed (Éclipsé) - Acrylic on fibreboard
Sofia Becerra, Portrait of Humanity (Portrait d'humanité) - Acrylic on canvas

Prizes Awarded to the Winners
The winner of the first prize, which includes round-trip travel to Ottawa, will be afforded an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes visit to the NGC and given a chance to meet professionals working at the Gallery. Paula Rayo will also have her portfolio reviewed by an expert and be awarded a $500 gift certificate for art supplies. Andrew An, the 2nd-prize winner, will receive a $1,000 gift certificate for art supplies and Niki Wattas, who won 3rd prize, will be given a $500 gift certificate, also for art supplies.

The Gallery thanks its sponsors
Gift certificates for art supplies for the top three winners were generously offered by the Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa. CanvasPop graciously provided vouchers to the top 12 finalists to reproduce their artwork on canvas.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the largest collection of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. It also maintains Canada's premier collection of European art from the 14th to the 21st centuries, major works of American, Asian and Indigenous art, as well as an internationally renowned collection of prints, drawings and photographs. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is increasing access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. This is done by maintaining the largest touring art exhibition program in the world. For more information, go to



Proceeds from artwork sale to benefit NCC Riverwalk Gateway project - Chicago Sun-Times

Updated: June 13, 2012 7:26PM

Proceeds from the sale of artwork on exhibit at North Central College will go toward the college’s Riverwalk Gateway project. More than 40 different pieces are for sale from the exhibit, “Images from a Well-Traveled Lens,” on display through June 24 in Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The exhibit showcases the photography of Hunt Harris, a Moline native who has taveled the world.

Prices range from $195 for small pieces to $395 for larger works. Prices include glass framing by Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing of Naperville, which has partnered with Harris and the college on the exhibit.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale will help finance construction of the Riverwalk Gateway, according to a press release. The college is partnering with the city of Naperville, Naperville Park District, Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Naperville Riverwalk Foundation to build the Riverwalk Gateway this summer in the area between Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium and Fredenhagen Park. The Riverwalk Gateway and Sesquicentennial Walkway comprise the college’s Sesquicentennial Legacy Project, which will improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus.

Harris and his wife have been to every continent at least twice, and many photographs in the exhibit were taken during these travels abroad.

To purchase pieces or to learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or


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