12.29.2010

Today's spotlight is on Artist Ramon DelRosario


Today's Premium Showcase features Miami based Artist Ramon DelRosario.  You will want to visit his gallery and look at every painting. DelRosario's collection of amazing works are in oil depicting today's Urban life. His subject brings richness to modernism with a style all of his own.  I am at awe at his choice of colors that he uses to create scenarios of life in a big city.  Please see links below for more exciting works from Painter Ramon DelRosario.

Bio: Ramon DelRosario's paintings has been exhibited in group exhibitions throughout New York and Miami, including the Miami International Airport, where Ramon exhibited his best paintings for the Transportation Security Administration. In addition, his work is in private collections in New York. Ramon is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Ramon was born in Montecristy, Dominican Republic and raised in New York. He received an A.A.S. from Bronx Community College, NY.


12.06.2010

What's new at Studio Exhibits, Google Base and TheFind


Studio Exhibits is now automatically feeding all of the listings into Google Base.  As founder of www.studioexhibits.com I felt it was important to spend the extra expense for our site and have my developer take it to the next level of optimizing with Google Base. We want to get your artwork noticed!

12.04.2010

Zap! by Victoria Kloch

Victoria Kloch is sharing the spotlight with five of her paintings that includes some from her "Industrial Collection". This post is showing the ultra modern piece called "Zap" with real silver leaf foil and raised dimensional texture.  This is available at http://studioexhibits.com/listing/zap

11.21.2010

It's snowing


I know it's nothing earth shaking for those in higher elevations....but, it's snowing in our beautiful Nevada City. For those of us who live here, enjoy!

11.18.2010

Thursday's Studio Exhibits T. Miller


This is one of five paintings by T. Miller that is being featured on today's Premium Showcase. Her inspiration of this painting came from the Auberge Ravoux Hotel of a section of the staircase wall, that leads up to the room where Van Gogh died - based on her visit in the summer of 2009. Titled: "Old Wall"  is a medium-sized (18x24) oil painting on hand-stretched canvas; a nice example of blurring the line between representation and abstraction.

11.17.2010

Premium Showcase


You too can be in the spotlight with our Premium Showcase.  It is now easy and fun to get yourself noticed!  With a membership at Studio Exhibits, you get your own personal gallery within a powerful networking search engine.  Memberships are just a fraction of what it costs to maintain an individual web site yourself.  visit  www.StudioExhibits.com

11.14.2010

Sunday's Premium Showcase artist Mark Juby




Mother and Baby by Mark Juby

Today's featured artist on our "Premium Showcase" are Mark Juby  on www.StudioExhibits.com

You too can be in the spotlight with our Premium Showcase.  It is now easy and fun to get yourself noticed!  5 Paintings per artist, 24 hour homepage presence, with only 11 artists tops!

11.11.2010

Kid art

Kyler age 4 yrs
Lillian 3 1/2 yrs
Kelsey age 9 yrs
 Branden age 4yr


I recently went to a fund raiser for "Children's Services". Many local daycares participated in this gala event. Each student donated a painting that went up for auction to benefit the children in our county. Kid art has always been a favorite of mine, so needless to say, I went nuts! Here's what went home with me.  Aren't these wonderful!! I had to stop at four. I could have easily went home with a dozen more. 

11.06.2010

An Hour is a Sea



An Hour is a Sea by Emily Dickinson

An Hour is a Sea
Between a few, and me
With them would Harbor be


11.05.2010

Red Wine for Two by Mark Juby


Watercolor color still life by Mark Juby. I love how the light plays with the glass. Mark has captured a rainbow of colours that is not easy to do with this medium. Just lovely! This still life was inspired by the shadows cast across the table in my studio. The sun was low in the sky and viewed from above such wonderful colours were visible. Sadly we had to drink the wine after the picture was done. It measures 12"x 16" approximately and will be supplied mounted to fit a frame with a recess measuring 16" x 20". This would make a beautiful forever gift and is available at http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/red-wine-two

11.03.2010

"Oil Painter's Solution Book" Reviewed by Yvette Gaudreau


I bought a great book "Oil Painter's solution Book" (Landscape) by Elizabeth Tolley. It has 223 pages and full illustrations of solutions to landscape painting. It answers over 100 answers about question that a landscape painted has. I refer to this book often and it's the only landscape book that I will ever need.  
_By Yvette Gaudreau 


Thank you Yvette for your contribution. I'm always on the look out for art books.  If any of our readers would like to  give a review about an art related book or DVD that you think is either "worth-while reading" or "don't waste your time reading this book", I will be happy to share.  Just contact me at: studioexhibits@gmail.com


_Victoria

11.02.2010

Sculpture by Artist Ione Citrin



Artist Ione Citrin works with multi-mediums of many interest. I'll concentrate on her sculptures on this post. Here you see the bronze sculpture called "Set Free". This piece is one of my favorites, but honestly after saying that there are at least a dozen more. We are thrilled to have Ione on Painter's Showcase, an artist of many talents and wish her much success. 
Bio: Ione Citrin is an avant garde artist whose artistic expression takes fantastic shape through her diverse oil and watercolor paintings, bronze sculptures, found object collages and mixed media assemblages. Her contemporary paintings and sculptures range from abstract to realistic to impressionistic - all visionary interpretations from her imaginative soul. Ione uses only one name but a variety of styles to soothe her wild imagination. A native of Chicago, she is a former television star and commercial voice-over artist. Now she wins awards and sells her creativity through her hands instead of through her larynx. Her art is as original as she is - bold, colorful and highly decorative. If you would like to purchase "Set Free" click on the link below. 
"Set Free" Metalwork sculpture of the maiden Arola.
Please visit her gallery to see more sculptures, paintings and prints all original works.

http://www.paintersshowcase.com/gallery/ione-citrin-paintings-sculptures-assemblage-collage-carvings


11.01.2010

Painting by Deborah Hill



Artist Deb Hill has dedicated her talents to the world of Fantasy, Surreal, Nature and Landscapes.  I ran across Deb's enchanting style of watercolor and acrylics while browsing through the multitude of artist on Etsy. Her work truly stood out as one of the best. I am thrilled to announce that she has graciously decided to derisive and sell with Painter's Showcase too. The fluidity of her work intrigued me the most as she masters the movement of her subjects, I was pulled under with a magical sense of oceanic splendor. It doesn’t stop there; her imagination broadens to dragons, castles, frogs and fantasy creatures. Hill 's particular love for birds shows through her delightful whimsical works portraying ravens with personalities that put a smile on my face. This painting "Finding Water" is available for purchase. Click on the link below.
Bio: After several years of working in the decorative painting field doing murals and faux finishes I’ve returned to my first love of fine art. I thoroughly enjoy the smaller format and there is very little more refreshing than putting paint down on a beautiful piece of watercolor paper or crisp white canvas. Nature is a constant source of inspiration, birds and trees are a particularly favorite subject. Imaginary places and creatures have always held my interest too and what fun it is to invent my own little world with brush in hand. I find the controlled chaos of watercolor challenging and often after having done a painting in acrylic decide to explore the same subject in watercolor to evoke a different response, or vice versa.  
The art world is an exciting place to be these days, experimentation and crossing the line between disciplines is at an all time peak. Art materials are more versatile than ever before. It’s a delightfully luscious period in the history of art to be alive and painting. Read more . . . http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/debhillart
Title: Finding Water
Size: 30"x40"x1.5"
Medium: Acrylic
http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/finding-water
To see more paintings from Deborah Hill's at http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/deborah-hill

10.30.2010

What makes us different?


How will becoming a seller on Painter’s Showcase benefit me that differs from other venues? Just one sale can usually pay for the monthly due. 
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10.29.2010

Photographer Karl Lanquist



The piece that I choose for this post is titled "Huston…we have lift off".  Lanquist's large selection of vintage car photographs are quite extensive. Anyone of these would make a great gift for the car lover on your list. You can purchase this piece at Karl Lanquist gallery on Painter's Showcase by clicking here.


Bio: Since Karl Lanquist moved to Northern California, he's been doing a lot of photography. Many of his pieces have been featured in galleries in Sacramento, Grass Valley, the coast of Santa Cruz, & Half Moon Bay.  
He gained notoriety with his collection of pin-up style photos of Breast and Ovarian Cancer survivors. Karl was recognized by hundreds of survivors that accredited his photos to bring inspiration to live longer and carry on in life.
Lanquist first job in CA was at a very high end print shop. We printed for Xbox, GE, Kenmore, Slot Machines, Freight liner trucks, Face plates on Fender Guitar amps, Sobe, Coors, Miller, Playstation, just to name a few. Karl was a supervisor for awhile, on a day & night shift. He worked that job for 71/2 years, and enjoyed it. After that job he started my own small business printing T-shirts & stickers. Karl was commissioned to make stickers for world renowned tattoo artist Corry Norris. 
Karl is a artist of many talents and interest. Please visit his gallery here at Painter's Showcase and get a blast from the past. http://www.paintersshowcase/gallery/people-transporters-karl-lanquist 

10.27.2010

Work by Colleen Sparlin


It is my pleasure to introduce you to artist Colleen Sparlin. Sparlin is an artist of diversity. As you will see in her gallery here on Painter's Showcase, her interest are watercolor, acyclic and block printing with inks. I'd like to share with you one of her block prints called "Guiding Light". I personally have never attempted this technique and it something I have always wanted to try. I think this piece is wonderfully executed with use of minimal lines and strong structure.  This is available for purchase. Click on http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/guiding-light
Visit Colleen's gallery to see more of her creative works! http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/colleen-sparlin 
Colleen Sparlin's Bio: I have been involved in the arts most of my life. I grew up in a family of artists. My father was a watercolorist; my mother worked in oils and sculpture. We grew up with art all around us, so naturally all my siblings and I continue our passion for art. Art means more to me than just creating, it is an expression of my thoughts and feelings. The mediums I choose reflect moods and inspiration, whether oils, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking reduction, sculpture, or ceramics. My work ranges in feel from impressionism to realism. The subject matter is as varied as the mediums I use.I have given classes and/or demonstrations at the Hesperia Art Association, High Desert Cultural Arts Foundation, Corona Art Association, and others and I am a member of the Scholastic Key Alliance, the Riverside Art Alliance, the National Art Education Association and I support the arts as a local high school arts teacher.When people view my work I hope they are touched by the beauty of creation and the peace that it holds. I am compelled to create and grow as an artist, it is what I am, my passion. My desire is that you can experience that passion through my art. http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/colleen-sparlin

10.26.2010

Painting by Artist Yvette Gaudreau



On any given day you will find Painter Yvette Gaudreau doing what she loves, and that's painting miniatures. Yvette a self taught artist, medium if choice is Acrylic, Oils and Gouche.  She draws inspiration from the beautiful state of Massachusetts in the USA where she calls home. She is actively involved with our Painter's Showcase community and is always there to extend a helping hand. Look for Yvette with her warm personality paired with her talents, she will surely make Painter's Showcase community a wonderful place to be. 

Bio: Art has been a passion for me ever since my childhood but I only became serious about it after having a family. I find that painting has been spiritual journey for me as I have traveled though the unknown of learning. I truly love to paint and paint every day. I  paint in Miniature because of the challenge it gives me, so small and yet so detailed, yet so sort after as collectibles and yet affordable. I also love to paint in larger canvases which is quite a change for me from miniatures. Read more . . . http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/yvette

Title: Peaceful Tranquility
Medium: Acrylic, Canvas 5x7"

To see more paintings from Yvette Gaudreau's at 

10.24.2010

Painting by Athena Mantle



Athena Mantle's passion for desert botanicals invite appreciation to a specie of plants that most over look. Her sense of color intrigues the eye with clean color combination's as she masters the light found in the spectrum of the heat of the day.

Bio: Athena works from photographs that she takes of her subjects which she collects in her travels in and out of town as well as her own garden.  She then injects her own splash of enthusiasm into the subject and relays that on the canvas. While oil is her primary medium she also enjoys working with pastel, pencil and watercolor.  “I use the medium that I feel will best create the effect I’m going for,” the artist says, “the ultimate goal for me as an artist is to convey the subject in a realistic but fun and lively way and uplift the viewer.”  Read more . . . http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/athena-mantle


Title: Agave 1
Oil painting 12" x 9" x 2" Oil on panel mounted on raised box
http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/agave-1


To see more paintings from Athena Mantle at http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/athena-mantle-fine-art

10.23.2010

"Hope" painting by Victoria Kloch




Title: Hope
This painting took second place with an "Awarded Members' Mention" for EBSQ's Think Pink 2010 exhibit.  Dimensions for this is 14 x 18 x 1-1/2 and with Frame measures 16-1/2 x 20-1/2
Acrylic abstract in a deep gold "crackled finish" frame complete with hardware & ready to hang. Painting has 2 coats of satin varnish. Signed front and back. I created this piece in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have a very special member of my family who is a Breast Cancer Survivor, so this is very dear to my heart. This is available for purchase and no buyer membership is required to do so. Please click here! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. For more information click here.

10.20.2010

Susan A. Becker: Animal Paintings of Intense and Intimate Moments




With oils and palette knife, Artist Susan A Becker brings life to the canvas with her vibrant animal portraits. Each painting comes alive as her subjects look back at the viewer with endearing eyes that have become Susan's signature style. Her work leaves me with just how strong the connection is between man and beast.  Commissioned work welcomed. Click here for more information. 


This print is available for purchase, see link below. 

Bio: I create intimate, intense animal portraiture that interprets a pet’s sense of dignity and their unique personality of joy, desire, or even sorrow, so that each furry individual can be celebrated and cherished, both in the moment, and for life. My imagery celebrates a special presence, an inner spark that connects to ours.  I hope my art brings joy to animal lovers, raises funds for animal rescue, and inspires others to learn about and protect our precious friends. These paintings are windows into the furriest souls as I see them, tangible, yet magical salutes to the animal-human emotional connection.  Read more . . . http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/susan-becker-animal-paintings-intense-and-intimate-moments


TITLE: "The Eyes Have It" Springer Spaniel
Giclee on wrapped canvas
http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/eyes-have-it-springer-spaniel


To see more paintings from Susan A. Becker, http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/every-pet-matters

10.19.2010

Fine Equine and Western Art by Artist Diane Hausmann




Painter Diane Hausmann is an artist based in beautiful Montana, USA. She draws her inspiration from the country side and the western way of life where Hausmann's love for plein air blossoms. While watercolor has always been her medium of choice, she recently has discovered her love for oils. The painting that I choose for this post is just that, an oil that is full of energy and excitement titled "Inquisitive Bunch". This is available for purchase at http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/inquisitive-bunch


Bio: Making my home along the eastern front of the Rockies I am absorbed by the wonderful landscapes of Montana. I love painting plein air. I’m constantly learning through study, practice, perseverance and an occasional workshop. Through out my life I have always been involved with horses and art. I’ve been showing and selling my equine and landscape paintings in galleries, juried shows, art auctions through out the west ever since. In April 2003 my husband and I opened “Hausmann Studio” in downtown Fairfield as a working studio, gallery and custom frame shop. Watercolor has been my main
medium. Now I have expanded my creative energies to oil painting.  My watercolor paintings have won awards at “Watermedia”, the Montana Watercolor Society national juried
show, at the Phippen Western Art Show in Prescott, AZ and the Wild West Show in St. Paul, OR.


Signature member and past President of the Montana Watercolor Society
Signature member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society
Founding member and past president of the Front Range Art Association based in Choteau, MT
Board member of Hands of Harvest, the craft and cultural heritage trails based in the Golden Triangle of Montana. 



Profile link http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/d-hausmann


To see more paintings from D.Hausmann at http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/hausmann-fine-art

10.18.2010

Artist Steven Jagoda


Welcome to the world of Steven Jagoda. A visual odyssey of pastel abstracts. As I travel through the colorful works of Jagoda's painting, I can always count on a chuckle or two with his quick wit of equally unique titles. We are proud to have this accomplished artist here at Painter's Showcase. Today I couldn't resist using his self portrait "My Home Was Sold Today"for this post. Enjoy . . . It is available for purchase, see link below. 

Bio: After painting for several years in NYC,  beginning in 1984, Steven Jagoda was involved in the artistic interpretation and execution of the production and installation of
fine architectural woodwork for noted architects and designers worldwide. His work was frequently featured in Architectural Digest and Interior Design magazines. http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/steven-jagoda


Professional Associations: Mamaroneck Artist Guild
Education:

  • Studied at St. Martins College of Art  London. England
  • Graduated, BFA in Painting, Syracuse University
  • School of Visual Arts 1980

Recipient, Ford foundation grant for painting, 1980 


Titled: My Home Was Sold Today
Pastel on rag paper
http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/my-home-was-sold-today


To see more paintings from Steven Jagoda, visit http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/world-steven-jagoda-fine-art

10.17.2010

Work by artist Russ Mackensen

It is my pleasure to share with you the amazing works of Russ Mackensen. It has barely been even a year since he started working with oil pastels and just look at his skill. In a short amount of time he is taking on the art world with great success. The image that I choose for this post is titled, My Eyes Have Seen. Mackensen's composition brings a thought provoking question. What has she seen? As the heat of the day wraps around her persona like the Keffiyeh on her head. Her eye's have a story to tell. The depth of this painting goes beyond paper. This piece is available for purchase, see link below.

Bio: Russ Mackensen, Having worked as an Architect for over 35 years I produced a lot of drawings and renderings of projects, but was not involved in fine art. Upon the urging of my wife over the last 30 years saying "you could do that" when we were looking at art, I decided to try Oil Pastels in October of 2009.  It felt like a natural medium for me to work in as I was able to get what my mind was seeing onto the ground I was working on. I believe that as a Christian everything I do is summed up by the scripture "For From Him and Through Him and To Him are all things. To Him be the Glory Forever."  In my life and my art I strive to give praise to the Creator of all.

Though I am new to Oil Pastels my work has already been met with some success with pieces juried into the following competitions:

Great Lakes Pastel Society 2010 National Show
Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Members Show
Richeson 75  Landscape 2010 Competition
Oil Pastel Society 2010 Members Show - Honorable Mention

I am a member of:

The Oil Pastel Society  www.oilpastelsociety.com
Arizona Pastel Artists Association

Titled: My Eyes Have Seen
20" x 16" oil pastel of a widow in Afghanistan in 2002 framed behind museum glass.
http://paintersshowcase.com/listing/my-eyes-have-seen

To see more paintings from Russ Mackensen, visit http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/russ-mackensen-fine-art

10.13.2010

Work by artist T. Miller



The visual delights of artist T. Miller are being shared here on Painter's Showcase.  We are thrilled to have her as an artist on this community.  Each painting is a song of color with combinations that vividly express how color can have an impact on one's  soul.  
Bio: I am an artist trained formally, versed in the technicalities of drawing and painting. However, I have an inner need to express myself abstractly.
My work is the result of a need to express an essence that is both primal and eternal, and abstract by its very nature. It is an essence with which our subconscious interacts, whether in a state of mental stillness, prayer, or dreams. http://paintersshowcase.com/profile/t-miller
Color is my forte and my primary means of expression. I push boundaries in color relationships, revel in the play of color harmonies, and use color to both defy and define form. In this way, my paintings sometime take on a surreal edge where color itself becomes the subject.  I currently live and exhibit my work in Connecticut, U.S.A. To see T.Miller's Gallery click on http://paintersshowcase.com/gallery/t-millers-gallery


10.01.2010

Limited 50% off on all memberships



We are offering 50% off on our memberships. For a limited time membership for only $7.50. With no risk 1st month 30 Day FREE Trial! Cancel at any time. Please use code ARTIST60. visit www.paintersShowcase.com

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9.29.2010

Artist Felix Rothschild



Fine Artist Felix Rothschild is a member here at Painter's Showcase. I love this self portrait of Rothschild. Really looks like the face is popping right out of the page, doesn't it? At present his preferred medium is colored pencils. The patience of this young artist amazes me with the intricate details he has stylized and can call his own.


Title: Faces

Felix, 24, lives in Germany and educated in media and design who fell in love with color and art in around 1990. This developed due to his boredom in school makes where he learn to free his mind by sketching. Today he is still producing stuff for fun. Looking forward to seeing more wonderful work from this talented artist. To purchase an original by Felix Click here to see Felix Rothschild's gallery on Painter's Showcase.

9.28.2010

Featuring artist Mark Juby

Title: Blue Stripes
watercolor
2009-02-26

I'm so pleased to share with you today's featured artist Mark Juby now on Painter's Showcase. This accomplished artist is offering exceptionally beautiful watercolors that are timeless. Please visit his gallery provided in the link below this post.


Mark Juby's Bio: Mark Juby returned to painting after retiring in 2003. After training in water colour at Northbrook College and Brook Studios, he now paints mainly in that medium. 




Mark's work hangs in private and corporate collections and he has gained entry to the following juried exhibitions:

  • 2008 Worthing Centenary Open Exhibition
  • 2009 Patchings 2009 Lesiure Painter Exhibition
  • 2010 WNCA Full of Life



watercolor
2010-09-04


He regularly paints and exhibits with Lancing Art Club, and the Sussex Road Group. Living on the edge of the newly formed South Downs National Park on the South coast of the UK, he draws much inspiration from the beautiful countryside around him. You can buy this painting titled Blue Stripes and other works by Mark Juby. See Mark Juby's gallery at Painter's Showcase.


ALL images subjected to © 2009 and cannot be reproduced without permission from Mark Juby.

8.15.2010

8 yr old paintbrush prodigy



8-year-old British prodigy stuns the art world. Buyers line up overnight for latest exhibition.
by Jill Lawless ~ Associated Press

HOLT, England -- He's Britain's most talked-about young artist. His paintings fetch hefty sums and there's a long waiting list for new works.
It all has happened so quickly -- and Kieron Williamson fidgets a little when asked to share his thoughts on art.
"Cows are the easiest thing to paint," says Kieron, who has just turned 8. "You don't have to worry about doing so much detail." Horses, he says, are "a lot harder. You have to get their legs right, and you have to make their back legs much bigger than their front."
Paintbrush prodigy Kieron -- dubbed mini-Monet by the British press -- is a global sensation. All 33 of the pastels, watercolors and oil paintings in his latest exhibition sold, within half an hour, for the equivalent of $235,000.



Buyers from as far away as the U.S. lined up overnight outside the gallery, and there is a 3,000-strong waiting list for his impressionistic landscapes. "It has been overwhelming," said his mother, Michelle Williamson, a 37-year-old nutritional therapist. She and her 44-year-old art dealer husband live in a small apartment with Kieron and his 6-year-old sister, Billie-Jo.

Kieron was a normal, energetic little boy, and his parents were surprised when he asked for pencils and paper during a holiday in Cornwall two years ago. They were astonished when he produced an accomplished picture of boats in a harbor. He progressed rapidly to fully realized landscapes, many depicting the flat, open Norfolk countryside near their home. "We don't understand it," Michelle Williamson said. "We don't know where it comes from. But he's adamant it's what he wants to do. When your child has got such a gift and a talent, you have to support him."

6.10.2010

PS Press Release

Victoria Kloch and studio hound, Lucy Bean


Contact: paintersshowcase@gmail.com


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Interview opportunities and high-res images available.


June 25, 2010 is Take Your Dog to Work Day

At Painter’s Showcase Everyday is a studio-dog day


PAINTER’S SHOWCASE founder, Victoria Kloch got used to her Boston Terrier puppy Lucy Bean opening her paint tubes early. “I didn’t mind so much, as I was worried for her safety. But when she chewed the handles of favorite brushes, it got personal.” Turns out, Kloch is extending the long history of atelier pooches, who have long provided the perfect companions and critiques for artists, not to mention art subjects, for centuries.


Kloch began her own business as other work prospects became limited. Kloch observes, “I started offering my paintings through various e-commerce websites and noticed that fine art was being crowded by crafts and other collectables. My vision of a community for painters, illustrators and sculptors is realized with www.PaintersShowcase.com. Painter’s Showcase is a place to buy and sell fine art, where artists can learn and support one another while furthering individual creative expression and profitability. I am so happy to be deeply engaged doing what I love and having Lucy Bean around is ALWAYS a barrel of laughs and is so good for my soul and art.”


Of course, one of immediate bennies to working in the studio is having your dog around while you create…. something many companies now also allow; Google, Amazon, AutoDesk, Ben & Jerry’s are a few.


June 25, 2010 may be the rare opportunity for each of us to let our dogs shine at the workplace. Take Your Dog To Work Day was created in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event celebrates the humane-canine bond and promotes pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay by opening their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one annual day.


Kloch is part of several trends at once: working online versus a geographical location, establishing her own business and enjoying the company of a most-excellent four-pawed companion. Lucy has grown up quite a bit and now is willing to limit her chewing to her toy basket.


Learn more about Painter’s Showcase (where everyday is TYDTWDay at www.PaintersShowcase.com.


Support animal rescue and participate in TYDTWDay by visiting www.takeyourdog.com.


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6.08.2010

Painters, Photographers, Sculptors


Painter's Showcase, is the new alternative to Etsy and Artfire for Painters, Photographers, and Sculptors. We are providing an on-line community developed to get you noticed. Visit Painter's Showcase to sign up today.

6.01.2010

Attention Beta Testers



ATTENTION: this messages is for the Painter's Showcase Beta tester's. Just a reminder to get your signed applications faxed to us. We are almost ready to ROCK & ROLL! And for those that already did, hang on to your paint brush. We are getting this party started!


5.27.2010

JOB STORM CLOUDS HAVE SILVER LINING

Victoria Kloch and Studio Hound Lucy Bean

JOB STORM CLOUDS HAVE SILVER LINING _ press release

Many Reach for New Dreams in Small Business

NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA — As new job creation slows and unemployment remains stalled at high rates, many are finding a silver lining to these dark clouds by creating their own enterprises and giving newfound time to their personal interests.

Challenger, Gray & Christmas’ job market index revealed that 8.7 percent of job seekers gained employment by starting their own businesses in second quarter 2009—compared to just 2.7 percent during the last quarter of 2008.

Victoria Kloch was nudged by the economic downturn and calling on her passion for fine art acrylics, created Painter’s Showcase, a new online e-commerce website and gallery experience for artists and art lovers.

“I have always been drawn to art and had painting as part of my life. My own painting does something for me that nothing else does—this is a big light bulb for me, which reaffirms my life.” States Kloch.

A Bay Area native, Ms. Kloch moved to the foothills when very young, building a home off the grid and raising two daughters. “My art took a back burner while I was raising my family, but was always simmering somewhere in my life.” Around 2001, Kloch found herself working in an online business venture for someone else, and the opportunities of combining this with art began to percolate. Dabbling with a variety of available services for fine artists, she quickly saw how fine art fell to the wayside on an internet highway crowded with crafts, functional art, and beauty products. “I just knew there had to be a better way. Fine artists need to be seen away from a jumbled online marketplace, they need a longer time span for their art to be viewed and most of all they need a way to be featured prominently on a homepage.” states Kloch.

As a painter listed on Etsy, she was fortunate enough to be featured and saw how this brought important recognition to her and her art. Kloch describes it this way, “There was so much traffic. I was finally being seen. While I was delighted, I couldn’t help but notice how rare it was for fine art to be featured. I wanted to make it possible for any artist to choose to be showcased on a website landing page—not only for them to be able to choose this, but to do so at an affordable rate.” Painter’s Showcase offers a Premium Showcase that does just that, bringing new art to the top level of the website. This also makes looking for art more interesting because a visitor can always ‘meet’ new art and artists.

EBSQ Self-Representing Artist Forum recognized Victoria’s painting ‘Abadejo’ with a Members Choice Award in 2009. Kloch says, “This was one more important step for me in seeing how exposure changed everything for me and my art. Painter’s Showcase will make its homepage available to artists and attract art buyers with an aggressive marketing plan and by delivering on its promises. Our success will be the shared success with our artists.”

Kloch will be engaged in painting and providing a community for artists—a very good thing as the economy struggles to its feet. A grandmother of 4, she is also excited to be sharing business opportunities with her daughters, Dawn and Tara. “My daughters’ special business skills will be greatly appreciated as we grow this business from the easel onward. I like to think of it as moving one brush stroke at a time, and like a painting, it is coming together in a wondrous way. This is a great time to act on small business development, people are ready for new ideas and technology tools are more affordable than ever.”

About Painter’s Showcase

Painter’s Showcase is focused only on fine art and does not charge sales commissions or require lengthy service contracts. Designed and conceived by artist and e-commerce entrepreneur Victoria Kloch, www.PaintersShowcase.com fills a special niche in the expanding online art community.

With a minimum fuss at set-up, no long-term contracts, and a mere $15 per month, plus 30 days to try the service free of charge, artists can now easily create galleries online. Buyer-seller relationships are direct and transparent. Learn more, sign-up for Beta testing or newsletters by visiting www.PaintersShowcase.com .

About Victoria Kloch

Painter Victoria Kloch lives in the foothills of Northern California, where she has painted for many years.

Victoria is a gallery represented artist and has gained notoriety with awards for her work. She has spent the last decade managing a variety of online enterprises, including an e-Bay market.

“I started offering my paintings through various e-commerce websites and noticed that fine art was being crowded by crafts and other collectables. My vision of a community for painters, illustrators and sculptors is realized with www.PaintersShowcase.com. Painter’s Showcase is a place to buy and sell fine art, where artists can learn and support one another while furthering individual creative expression and profitability. For buyers, our search capability helps right-match the art you seek, by location, price, color and medium. Buying directly from artists, without any commission or transaction fees is best for artists and collectors.” states founding artist, Victoria Kloch of Painter’s Showcase.

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