A Place for Creativity & Creative People In CNY
OIL PAINTING CLASSES
$20 per class
You can learn to paint by following a proven method and with the help of our talented instructor, Kamiiron ( see photos in right hand column). Classes last 2 hours and it takes about 4 classes to complete a painting. We can supply a painting kit of paints, brushes and canvas for $10 while supplies last. Call 315-391-5115.
We will be adding many more pieces in July 2016
Prints on quality paper done on fine paper many by local artists. we choose a few of the works that we feel have extra special value. Any of these are a worthy and special piece for your wall.
Shakespeare - rare piece celebrating the bard with a famous line from each of 13 plays around he edges and the Bard's History in the middle, perfect fora Shakespeare lover $135
Kamiiron Pritchard - $600.
Pet Portraits in oil on 16 X 20
by resident artist Kamiiron Pritchard starting at $225.
Face or full body, add yourself or another pet for $50/figure
A warm and enchanting piece that will bring continual charm
Special Commission done for Peter Svoboda. "The industrial revolution 1750-1850 has always been special to me. This fine painting will grace the walls in my home. It is of the blast furnaces at Bedlam England'
D-Day 6th of June 1944, second wave, done from famous Frank Capra photo, oil on canvas, $495. Kamiiron Pritcahrd
Historic Fashion Icon Piece
Laminated full front page from 1980 Daily News about the notoriety and initial cancelling of the Calvin Klein " Nothing comes between me and my Calvin's "TV spot involving 15 year old Brooke Shields. 13 1/2 by 17 1/2 perfect for anyone interested in fashion. $135 Firm
This rare piece should never be sold for anything less than $135 and could be sold for more, possibly much more.
Below are some pictures of the second Gallery before I closed it on May 31st 2015. I reopened it in November2015 in our old location.
The painting above, Hillary appeared in Mad Magazine and was done by Master Artist Richard Williams, one of our top artists. Mr. Williams work has appeared in over 1,000 books and magazines. His irreverent satirical work lampoons both Republicans and Democrats including John Boehner, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Arnold Schwartzenegger and others. Richard’s work has been graced many publications including Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Atlantic Monthly, Field and Stream, and many major publishing houses.
SPECIAL PRINTS FOR SALE 1. CNY Artists, Shoppingtown, a large framed artistic print of the Nimo/ National Grid nationally known art deco building, in a satin frame, archival print and mat, signed by the artist. Frame, 38” x 29”; print 29x19 ½. $485
UNFRAMED PRINTS - 2 SIZES CNY Artists, Shoppingtown,
of the Nimo/ National Grid nationally noted art deco building, archival print, signed by the artist. 30” x 20” $185 - 13 ½ “ x 20” $104 Call (315) 391-5115
1939 Winter Storm Clinton Square is a beautiful high quality print that has garnered much attention. Come see it and you'll probably want one. 14 x 11 $45
Recently Sold - " Home is Where the Hearth Is" Truly a Masterwork, measuring 17 X 22, it took over 600 hours and skilled artist, Jaws. had to put in the snowflakes first on a blank sheet of of fine paper and then put in the trees,hearth and other pieces behind it. We offer several of Jaws pieces that range from $200-$2400. Any piece can be pointed to with pride and also carries investment value..
Taken in Nepal - Nepal Romance - gives a peek at today's clash of cultures where the hopes and dreams of the young woman wearing a Paradise pink t-shirt stands out in contrast to the traditional dress of the Nepalese culture. Measuring 9 1/4 x 12 1/4. it will be a special piece for anywhere in your home. ARCHIVAL PRINT $ 65. FRAMED $135
n Contrary to popular belief, art is not necessarily expensive and you can start today to build a collection that will energize you and your home or apartment. Feel free to call (315) 391-5115 with any inquiries
Hope by Ron Warford, 40' x 30 " Graphite on Black Board, Framed $900
Mr. Warford's work was selected by the Smithsonian Institution for a national traveling exhibition in 1973. He was one of the initial founding and teaching members at the Folk Art Gallery in Syracuse. His work spings from his imagination and is masterfully executed. Tel (315) 391-5115 for more info or to purchase. One of the presidents of a local art guild referred to Ron's work as "master works" for their power and quality.
Strength , by Ron Warford. 20 " X 30" $750.
Home is Where the Hearth Is by Jaws. This piece took 600 hours. Amazingly, to produce this the artist had to put the snowflakes in first on a white fine piece of paper and then build everything around it. Think about it - this amazing work, and other pieces of the artists work can be seen at CNY Artists Gallery, which purchased this piece in 2013.
The Museum of Bad Art ???
This is the video by the Executive Director of MOBA, the Museum of Bad Art. We want everyone to see that because it is both educational and funny. When we show it to people, we have found they want to see it all the way through. Watch and learn. What is art? What is good art? What is bad art? In this video the Director of the Museum of of Bad Art in Boston Massachusettes provides a humorous and insightful presentation. You won't be disappointed.
Robert Henri on Art
When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature.
Know what the old masters did. Know how they composed their pictures, but do not fall into the conventions they established. These conventions were right for them, and they are wonderful. They made their language. You make yours.
An interest in the subject; something you may want to say definitively about the subject; this is the first condition of a portrait. The processes of painting spring from this interest, this definite thing to be said. Completion does not depend on material representation. The work is done when that special thing has been said.
A human body bathed in the color of the atmosphere surrounding it, luminous and warm in its own color.
A thing is beautiful when it is strong in its kind.
ORIGINALITY: Don’t worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick to you and show you up for better or worse even if you wanted to in spite of all you or anyone else could do.
If I cannot feel an undercurrent then I see only a series of things. They may be attractive and novel at first but soon grow tiresome. There is an undercurrent, the real life, beneath all appearances everywhere. I do not say that any master has fully comprehended it at any time, but the value of his work is in that he has sensed it and his work reports the measure of his experience.
The very essential quality of all really great men is their intense humanity, and they all have an unusual power of thinking.
The pictures that do not represent an intense interest cannot expect to create an intense interest.
When the motives of artist are profound, when they are at their work as a result of deep consideration, when they believe in the importance of what they are doing, their work creates a stir in the world.
The true character of the student is one of great mental and spiritual activity. He arrives at conclusions and he searches to express his findings. He goes to the market place, to the exhibition place, wherever he can reach the people, to lay before them his new angle on life.
When a drawing is tiresome it may be because the motive is not worth the effort.
The average idea of portraiture needs reconstruction. When Rodin made his Balzac he made a great portrait. It is probably not so much what Balzac looked like to the ordinary eye; but it is the man as Rodin understood him, and I think Rodin had an unusual understanding.
He paints like a man going over the top of the hill, singing.
Develop the power of seeing the points of action; your keenness of sight of such muscular activities must be greater than that of the ordinary observer.
Let a student enter the school with this advice: No matter how good the school is, his education is in his own hands. All education must be self-education.
In fact, technique can only be used properly by those who have definite purpose in what they do, and it is only they who invent technique. Otherwise it is the work of a parrot. You can do anything you want to do. What is rare is this actual wanting to do a specific thing: wanting it so much that you are blind to all other things, that nothing else will satisfy you. When you, body and soul, wish to make a certain expression and cannot be distracted from this one desire, then you will be able to make great use of whatever technical knowledge you have.
Blunder ahead with your own personal view.
The question of the development of the art spirit in all walks of life interests me. I mean by this, the development of individual judgment and taste, the love of work for the sake of doing things well, tendency towards simplicity and order. If anything can be done to bring the public to a greater consciousness of the relation between art and life, of the part each person plays by exercising and developing his own personal taste and judgment and not depending on outside “authority,” it would be well.
It is a question of saying the thing that a person has to say. A man should not care whether the thing he wishes to express is art or not, whether it is a picture or not, he should only care that it is a statement of what is worthy to put into permanent expression.
We want inventors all through life; the only people that ever succeed in writing, painting, sculpture, manufacturing, in finance, are inventors.
We must realize that artists are not in competition with each other. Help the young artists---find for them a means to make their financial ways easier, that they may develop and fruit their fullest---but let’s not ask them to please us in doing it.
A man must become interesting to himself and must become actually expressive before he can be happy.
Walt Whitman seems to have found great things in the littlest things of life. It beats all the things that wealth can give and everything else in the world to say the things one believes, to put them into form, to pass them on to anyone who may care to take them up.
In all times, as in our times, the domination of the world has stood the enemy of the artist---the one who would live.
It isn’t so much that you say the truth as that you say an important truth.
Those who have lived and grown at least to some degree in the spirit of freedom, are our creative artists.
They have a wonderful time. They keep the world going. They must leave their trace in some way, paint, stone, machinery, whatever. The importance of what they do is greater than anyone estimates at the time. In fact in a commercial world there are thousands of lives wasted doing things not worth doing. Human spirit is sacrificed.
There is nothing so important as in the world, nothing so constructive, so life-sustaining.
Go to your work because it is the most important living to you. Make great things---as great as you are. Work always as if you were a master, expect from yourself a masterpiece.
DeWitt Library - Shoppingtown
May 31, 2012 Letter to Post Standard
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