Thursday, December 1, 2011

Smith: Peoples' Choice (again and again) in Wildlife Art

The people have spoken, and they are saying they love wildlife artist Dan Smith's art. Our most recent Fine Art Edition from Dan, Raven Rhetoric, was selected for the People's Choice Award at this year's Western Visions Art Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole.
More recently, Smith's Riverside Siesta was chosen by attendees at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum's Small Works, Great Wonders show for the Cynthia Post Buyers' Choice Award.
This is all in the same year that the Autry National Center awarded Dan with their Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award for Heavy Hitters which debuted at this year's Masters of the American West. This work is also available as a Fine Art Edition from the Greenwich Workshop.
Collectors will also have the chance to learn more about Dan in the January issue of Western Art Collector. We understand not only is there a feature article, but that one of Smith's paintings will be featured on the cover. Additionally, Western Art & Architecture is including Dan and son Adam in an upcoming feature that focuses on successful parent/child artist families.

 

  

Monday, November 28, 2011

"Desirable Above All Other Fruit"

Artist James C. Christensen’s newest book, Lehi’s Dream, has just been published by Deseret Book. The Greenwich Workshop is proud to publish a Fine Art Open Edition print of the book’s featured painting: Desirable Above All Other Fruit, signed by the artist and available now.
      “Tree of Life imagery and its symbolism are present in almost every world creation myth and mythology,” explains artist James C. Christensen. “References, in one form of another, can be found in the Book of Genesis, Chinese and Norse mythology, Hinduism and pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures.”
     “Lehi’s Dream (1 Nephi 8) is a wonderful example of this and the Tree of Life is a powerful image. The story and the painting remind us that the fruits of the tree are available to everyone that tries to live a good life. There is a path to be followed and at the end there is the Tree, the love of God, and his fruits are there for all of us to enjoy.”

Greenwich Workshop collectors will also have access to a very limited, collector’s edition of Lehi’s Dream, bound in leather and accompanied by an original stone lithograph that is signed, titled, and numbered by James C. Christensen. The lithograph, 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ , is titled The Fruit of the Tree (left). Only 200 copies of the collector’s edition will be made. Visit http://www.greenwichworkshop.com/ to locate an authorized Greenwich Workshop dealer.
     Lehi’s Dream is the second book collaboration between Christensen and author Robert Millet. Their first book was Parables, produced by The Greenwich Workshop Press for Deseret Book in 1999.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dean Mitchell- A Modern Day Vermeer

No fine art medium takes to Fine Art Giclee reproduction like watercolor, and this November we release our first Dean Mitchell Fine Art Giclee Editions. We will be offering a landscape, Early Spring in St. Louis and a figurative piece, Forgive Us Lord. If we didn't make the Giclees a different size from the originals, you'd never be able to tell the original from the reproduction.

 “Mr. Mitchell is a virtual modern-day Vermeer of ordinary black people given dignity through the eloquence of his concentration and touch,” wrote The New York Times’ Michael Kimmelman. “Mr. Mitchell's works are subtly tuned character studies with an eye toward abstract form and charismatic light.”


“Eloquence of concentration and touch” expresses perfectly the entire scope of Dean Mitchell’s work. He can divine in a landscape a setting’s soul as clearly as he portrays the depths of human spirit. He is able to uncover in any subject he addresses a central sense of faith, trust and perseverance.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Up and Running (Again!)

Just letting everybody know that the power has been restored to our area and we are running at full speed again! Thank you for your patience if the storm has interrupted our service to you in the past week.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ZS Liang Sold Out Show and Museum Edition

Quality, value and growth has an audience in any market environment as the recent accomplishments of Zhuo S. Liang indicate. Liang sold out his recent showcase at Trailside Gallery in Scottsdale. We also Sold Out on the Museum Edition of Painted Robe for Powder and Ball, Musselshell Valley (Montana), 1840. Artists often talk about their desire to continue to grow stylistically and aesthetically as they progress through their career. Liang is an artist delivering on that desire and collectors are responding

A number of the MasterWork edition of Painted Robe are still available from your authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Studio www.greenwichworkshop.com/liang/defaultpaintedrobe.asp. Below you can see Painted Robe and those works featured in Liang's Trailside Gallery showcase. Let us know if there are any you would like to see as Fine Art Editions in the future.

Painted Robe for Powder and Ball

Lakota Sash Bearer, 1848

Overlooking Two Medicine River, 1806

Charging His Enemy

Preparing the Hide

Offering to the Maker

Stalking His Prey

Grandma's Gift

Eagle Headdress








Friday, October 21, 2011

Scott Gustafson is Author and Illustrator of a New Middle-Reader Book

Greenwich Workshop artist Scott Gustafson is both author and illustrator of a new book for ages 9-12 called Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allen Poe. Published last August by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, the book is filled with black and white illustrations of the young life of the famous and sometimes macabre writer.
The cover illustration won the artist a place on the wall in the prestigious Society of Illustrators Original Art Show which opens on Thursday, October 27th. On Saturday, October 29, Scott will read from his book at Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St. in NYC. Congratulations Scott!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sold Out Editions Mount in September

Tom Gilleon continues to excite collectors with his contemporary western visions. Coeur d'Alene has Sold Out before it even shipped from The Greenwich Workshop. His SmallWork Cardinal III also entered Sold Out status during September.

       

 

Coeur d'Alene

Cardinal III

James Christensen's The College of Magical Knowledge MasterWork Edition received more orders than editions that were available to fulfill during the Personal Commission period that ended September 30th.
The College of Magical Knowledge


Howard Terpning's Fine Art Limited Edition On the Edge of the World, featuring a pair of Blackfoot scouts contemplating the vastness of the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana slipped into Sold Out status.

On the Edge of the World



Another of Scott Gustafson's Nursery Rhyme favorites, The Owl and the Pussycat, also slipped into Sold Out status.

The Owl and the Pussycat

Friday, September 23, 2011

Greenwich Artists Stand Out at Record Setting Auction

The artists of the Greenwich Workshop maintained a commanding presence at this year's Jackson Hole Art Auction. The auction set an event best of over $9,000,000 in sales. Our family of artists represented 10% of those sales, over $900,000.

Mian Situ, The Toy Peddler of Dupont Street $230,000

Howard Terpning, A Day To Ride $115,000

Howard Terpning, Winter Hunt 97,750

Z.S. Liang, Buffalo Dance, $97,7500

Morgan Weistling, Alice $86,250

Morgan Weistling, Patchwork Dreams $39,100

Frank McCarthy, Nomads of the Northern Plains $57,500


Bonnie Marris, Vantage Point $37,375

Bonnie Marris, Ice $28,750

Tom Gilleon, Purple Tipi $9,775

Daniel Smith, Tall Grass Tension $3,450

Flick Ford, Brook Trout $1,725

Congratulations to The Jackson Hole Art Auction on such a successful auction! As usual, we are brimming with pride at the value fine art collectors place on the the Greenwich Workshop Family of Artists! 



Monday, September 19, 2011

"The Wizard Mouse," Dean Morrissey's New Children's Book

Greenwich Workshop artist Dean Morrissey's latest children's book will be published in October 2011 by Harper Collins. There will be a book launch at Buttonwood Books in Cohasset, Ma on October 2. The Wizard Mouse is the story of Rollie, the little field mouse who sets off for the Kingdom of Muddmoor where he finds many wonderous creatures, the Wizard of Muddmoor, and eventually he finds a place in the world for himself. Fans of The Ship of Dreams, The Christmas Ship, The Crimson Comet and other Morrissey titles won't be disappointed.

Kirkus Reviews calls The Wizard Mouse "…another well-told, elegantly paced and visually luxurious tale from Morrissey…that shows his artistic mastery."

Solarus the Wizard (aka the Wizard of Muddmoor on the bookjacket) is available as a Masterwork Canvas and as a limited edition print from The Greenwich Workshop, Inc.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Low Inventory Alert: Heavy Hitters Masterwork by Dan Smith

Dan Smith's "Heavy Hitters"Award-winning wildlife artist Daniel Smith's stunning 48" x 30" MasterWork Edition of Heavy Hitters has entered Low Inventory status. Heavy Hitters received the 2011 Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award for Best Wldlife Painting at the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Low Inventory Alert: Country Schoolhouse By Morgan Weislting

Morgan Weistling's award-winning Country Schoolhouse, 1879 has entered low inventory status.

“The one-room schoolhouse goes back to the founding of our great country,” says artist Morgan Weistling. “It evolved through the decades but the general idea remained the same. I painted the time period that I know and love best, the post Civil War era. I decided to place the teacher as the focal point, a tribute to all the dedicated teachers that help build this nation.

Country Schoolhouse, 1879 received the David P. Usher Patron's Choice Award at the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale in 2010.Morgan Weistling's Country Schoolhouse

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Guy Combes and The Phantom of Athi


Guy Combes will be appearing with Mary Wykstra, Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya at MJ’s on Main Street in Milford Ohio, Friday September 9 at 6:00pm. Guy will be giving a presentation on his search for the “morph” Cheetah he was the first to photograph and paint, The Phantom of Athi. There will also be a special appearance by a live ‘ambassador’ cheetah from the Cincinnati Zoo.

MJ’s on Main is located at 16 Main St., Milford OH. The event is sponsored by the Row House Gallery of Milford. For additional information call 513-831-7320.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back Up and Running Post Hurricane Irene

Just a quick note to let you know that from Sunday to late Tuesday of this week, our office in Seymour was without power. Everyone here is fine, though most of us still do not have power in our homes. We are slightly less groomed, but that is the worst of it.

Our phones and e-mails are working again. We would ask that any communications you attempted to make with us for the past few days be repeated. Our phones were not taking messages, and any one that tried to call received a busy signal. Our fax machine was not working either.

It appears that a good number of the e-mails sent to us came through, but we would suggest that you resend them as some may have bounced back.

We are here and available. We will be making calls to you, but again, if there is anything that you need put in process at this time, please call or e-mail. Thank you for your patience!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Curt Walters Wins Prix De West Buyer's Choice

Greenwich artists commanded a great deal of attention at this year's National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Prix De West Invitational Art Sale and Exhibition.


Curt Walter's walked away with the Nona Jean Hunsley Buyer's Choice Award for his stunning work, Enigmatic Long House. Chris Blossom, Steve Hanks, Dan Smith and Morgan Weistling sold-out their paintings at the show. Other members of the Greenwich Family of Artists in attendance included Dean Mitchell, Loren Entz, Carrie Ballantine and Greg Beecham.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Art of Dean Morrissey Featured in New, Manhattan Pediatric Emergency Center





The art of Greenwich Workshop artist Dean Morrissey is featured in the wall murals of the new Steve and Alexandra Cohen Emergency Center at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at New York Presbyterian on 165th Stree in Manhattan. Art and text from Morrissey's "Ship of Dreams" book was chosen. The artist will attend the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Center's grand opening is scheduled for June 23, 2011.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bonnie Marris featured in SouthWest Art


The June 2011 issue of SouthWest Art runs a wonderful feature on Bonnie Marris titled Animal Affinity. You can check it out here at Southwest Art.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Terpning "Cleopatra" Original tops $125,000 at auction


When the original poster artwork by Howard Terpning for the 1963 epic "Cleopatra" was unveiled, star Rex Harrison was incensed that it only depicted two of the film's three top-billed stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton - then the most famous couple in the world. Harrison sued, and 20th Century Fox had the artist add Harrison into his original painting. The estimates for the painting ranged from $60,000 - $80,000. It sold for $126,000.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bronze IPPY Award for "Horse Indian Wolf" Snags Second Award


Horse Indian Wolf: The Hidden Pictures of Judy Larson has just won the Bronze award in the Illustrated Children's Books for All Ages category at the IPPYS's.
The IPPY Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Read more about it here: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1442

Earlier this year, Horse Indian Wolf was chosen as a finalist in Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year competition in the Children's book category. Published by Greenwich Workshop Press in October, 2010, Horse Indian Wolf has caught the attention of young readers, librarians and children's booksellers. Congratulations to Greenwich Workshop artist Judy Larson and author Kathleen Kudlinski!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dan Smith Featured in Art of the West


The May/June issue of Art of the West magazine features an article on Daniel's studio. This is one of the magazine's most popular features. His studio is small, cozy and inside the home but it is unique in that it extends beyond the physical structure to include the surrounding wilderness. Wildlife abounds outside the studio and provides the inspiration for his work.

Living in close proximity to the wildlife subjects Daniel paints is one of the plusses of living on the north side of a mountain deep in the trees with an extended winter season.

For more information and subscription information to this prominent magazine, please visit the Art of the West magazine website.

Monday, April 4, 2011

James C. Christensen: THE MOVIE

James C. Christensen is the subject of a new documentary by Barry McLerran and Rick Sout that will premiere on April 18 at 6pm (Mountain Time) on BYU-TV. The hour-long documentary explores his life, family, artistic inspirations, and his prolific career from his early musical talents to his life as a fine artist and professor. Collectors of Christensen will recognize many of their limited edition prints up to, and including, the arist at work on the 2011 release "The Chess Match." The program will be broadcast as part of BYU-TV's "Iris" series. Check http:www.byutv.org for the repeat broadcast schedule and, eventually, a streaming video link.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Little Star in Low Inventory!



James Bama blends realism with spirituality in his portraits of the contemporary West, from dude ranchers, trappers and restless young Native American men, to descendents of renown warriors and delicate beauties in ceremonial dress like Little Star. The conflict between Native American myth and reality disappears with Bama’s paintings of the unique personalities that surround him in Wyoming. “'Little Star' is the Indian name for Millie Cody, this beautiful Navajo maiden,” says Bama. “I had the chance to see her teaching ancient crafts in Indian dress, going to church in a long pioneer-style gown and dancing to rock in hip huggers. She could easily have become Miss Indian America. To me, she was."