NEWS briefs

NEWS briefs

Deljou Introduces New Series from Mia Stone

ATLANTA–Deljou Art Group recently released a new series from one of its veteran artists Mia Stone. The series, entitled “Familia,” features striking, elongated figures placed against vibrant red, green and yellow backgrounds.

“Mia had been travelling fairly extensively throughout Peru when she devised the theme of her `Familia’ series,” said Kamy Deljou, artistic director. “She not only noticed the textured and ethnic elements of the painting in Peru, but she also saw the very close-knit and traditional notion of family that the Peruvians cherish. Family is very much a part of one’s everyday life in South America. I think Mia’s series conveys that idea of family very uniquely.”

Valley Art Group to Represent Richard Krogstad

OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn.–Minnesota landscape artist Richard Krogstad recently signed with giclee publisher Valley Art Group. Through the agreement, Krogstad’s paintings are available in print for the first time. According to company officials, the new releases–“River Island” and “Mississippi Wetland”–are available in a limited edition of 175.

New Peter Van Berkel Artist Book Published

ATLANTA–The Fine Art Division of Decorative Expressions Inc. has released a new book on the Dutch impressionist artist Peter Van Berkel. Decorative Expressions Inc. has represented the original works by Van Berkel for more than 12 years.

“Since we began representing the original work of Peter, we have seen tremendous growth in his style and talent, as well as the demand for his work in the American art market,” said company president Robert Harris.

The new, hardbound book has 80 pages, contains a biography in Dutch, English and German and features 33 full-color images of original paintings. Several of these paintings are now being offered by Decorative Expressions.

Adtech Publishing Group Signs Tracy Dennison

FALLBROOK, Calif.–Adtech Publishing Group, a division of Adtech Communications Inc., has signed an exclusive, long-term contract with contemporary Art Deco painter Tract Dennison. Dennison’s limited editions will be exclusively published by the company and will retail for $695.

“We are positively thrilled to have Tract Dennison join us,” said Steve D’Angelo, company president and c.e.o. “We believe this seasoned artist has a wonderful future, and we’re excited about the schedule of future limited editions.”

Csaba Markus Introduces Little Gems Prints

MISSION VIEJO, Calif.–Hungarian artist Csaba Markus has introduced a new line of mini-sized editions called Little Gems. There are 10 different images in the collection, each featuring a different subject matter and artistic style. According to Markus, the smaller size (on average, 8 by 10 inches) will be more accessible to younger collectors. Each Gem has been hand-embellished by the artist and is printed with as many colors as a regular-sized serigraph.

The Gems debuted at Artexpo New York in March at the Csaba Markus Atelier booth, and according to Markus, they were a hit. “We had more than 25 orders for Little Gems from the galleries … and most of the orders were for the entire set of 10 Gems,” he said. “And the public loved them, too–the Gems were flying off the walls.”

Munson Graphics Releases Posters For Museum

SANTA FE, N.M.–Munson Graphics, fine art print, poster and notecard publisher and distributor, has announced the publication of three new poster images from the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

The Witte Museum poster images were selected from prestigious Texas paintings in the permanent collection and include Julian Onderdonk’s “Chili Queens at the Alamo,” Edmund Kinzinger’s “Two Mexican Children” and Thomas Allen’s “Market Plaza.” “Chili Queens at the Alamo” was recently selected by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush to hang in the Oval Office and was included in the unveiling of the National Archives Tour on March 16th.

iPHOTOART Launches Customized Gallery Collection

NYACK, N.Y.–iPHOTOART Inc., a photographic print publishing and distribution company, recently launched a program directed toward art and photography galleries. The program includes a customized collection of exhibition-quality photographs to feature in the gallery, co-op ad creation and placement in the New York Times and other regional and local publications, a gallery Web site with selected images of the gallery’s collection, payment processing of all orders, framed or unframed options on all prints, drop shipment to the gallery’s clients from the Web site or shipment to the gallery unframed and revenue from all online sales from the individual gallery site.

iPHOTOART’s archive totals more than 60 million images. According to company officials, most of the images have never been made available on a commercial basis before.

Fotofolio Introduces Poster of Sinatra Mug Shot

NEW YORK–Recently, the police mug shot of a 22-year-old Frank Sinatra surfaced at auction where it was purchased by the singer’s daughter Tina Sinatra. Under exclusive arrangement with her, Fotofolio has offered a newly published poster of this portrait of one of America’s most esteemed entertainers.

Court records reveal that on Nov. 26, 1938, Sinatra was charged with “seduction” under false promise of marriage. In the mug shot, he was still wearing his tuxedo after a performance at the rustic Cabin in Bergin County, N.J.

Curling Painting Honors Sean Connery Horse

LONDON–A new equestrian print by Rosenstiel’s artist Peter Curling honors both a renowned racetrack and a renowned horse. “The Big Double” features a look at the unique double bank of the Punchestown Race-course, known as the Big Double. It also features a great horse–“Risk of Thunder”–that is owned by actor Sean Connery. The horse has won the La Touche Cup Chase at Punchestown for each of the last six years. “The Big Double” measures 20 by 30 inches, is available in an edition of 600 and retails for 50 [pounds sterling].

Art Grange Technology Comes to America

SANTA ROSA VALLEY, Calif.–A new technology/art technique called Art Grange was recently introduced to America at Artexpo New York in March. Art Grange is the unique combination of a special lighting system and a painting that expresses the passage of time. With the lighting system, which is a combination of halogen and black lights, the paintings transform into morning, afternoon and evening scenes or seasons. The technique, developed in Japan, incorporates a silkscreen technique for the daytime scenes, and special paints that enable it to become a nighttime scene.

DeBusk Introduces Miniature Wall Sculptures

NEW YORK–Texas artist Barrett DeBusk has introduced a new line of miniature DeBusk wall sculptures. Each piece, inspired by DeBusk’s inclusion in the Reflex Miniature Museum in Amsterdam, measures approximately 14 by 17 inches. The collection includes “Street Corner Blues” of a blues musician, “Cafe Pierre,” of a bistro scene, and “Ragtop,” a piece of a convertible sports car.

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