Thursday, October 22, 2009

HUGE RECESSION SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK - I hate to have to do this, but the reality of this economy is we must do whatever it takes to survive. "Live to fight another day" as they say. 2008 was a fantastic year and 2009 has been the worst. Next year will be our 25th year and we hope to still be in business.

BOTTOM LINE - SUPER SALE! ALL PRINTS (except those consigned to us by other artists) are 50% -75% off.

All original art work by myself and Debe is on sale. Make an offer, no reasonable offer will be refused. We need to boost sales or we will not make it through the winter.

This is a great opportunity if you have been looking to purchase an original painting!

Abbott's Lake Country Studio, 624 So Main St., Central Square, 13036
Mon - Fri 10 - 6, Sat 10 - 3 315-668-9459

Monday, October 12, 2009

"REPLY" at the Gear Factory

Deb and I opened at two shows this past Saturday. We had planned to attend both openings, but things didn't work out. I had to be in Latham all day and just couldn't make it to Oswego for the Postmodernism Invitational, "Willful Eclecticism".

Here are a few photos from the opening at The Gear Factory in Syracuse for the "Reply" show.

The top photo is my son Kevin and I standing next to my display. I exhibited a collection of figurative photographs and collage works.

The second snap shot is our friend and fellow artist, Eileen Arnold.

The last photograph is of me and Hall Groat. Hall and I have been friends for years and I used to see him a lot back in my days at Syracuse Sales and PB&H Moulding. I rarely run into Hall these days, so it was nice to see him. Hall is a very accomplished artist and good person. I always enjoy visiting with him. Hall was at the show with his daughter Gretchen also a wonderful artist

Friday, October 9, 2009

Studio/Gallery Space For Rent - Central Square

Available for rent - 560 square feet, high ceilings, bright, hardwood floors. High visibilty - 60,000 cars pass this location every week according to a recent NY State traffic study.

This space would be ideal for a photographer, an artist wanting work studio your gallery space. Antiques, general small office, hair salon,etc.

The space was originally a jewelry store, then a real estate office for about 20 years. More recently has been a beauty salon and a photography studio

Excellent off street parking and snow removal is included in the rent.

$500 a month plus utilities. (heat and electric) lawn care,water/sewer, snow removal and trash included in rent.

May be willing to negotiate terms for an art/photo or antique business as it would compliment our existing gallery frame shop next door.

call 315-668-9459 for more info.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Two Shows Open Saturday Oct. 10

Deb and I are going to be busy this Saturday October 10. We are both in two shows opening on the same day.

The Art Association of Oswego is hosting "Willful Eclecticism" a postmodern invitational exhibition at the Timothy McHenry Gallery, Oswego Civic Arts Center.

An artists reception will be held from 7-9pm on Saturday, October, 10.

Willful Eclecticism will feature CNY artists whose work embodies a Postmodern approach. Selected area artists have been asked to submit artwork along with an explanation of its relationship to Postmodern themes such as conscious borrowing of ideas or imagery, skepticism toward universal beliefs, and reaction against modernist strategies of image-making.

Opening concurrently in the Jo Hyse Gallery on the first floor of the Arts Center will be a new exhibition of artwork by the members of Hat Factory, a local art collective of emerging artists whose work is diverse and cutting-edge.

The Oswego Civic Arts Center is located at the northernmost end of East 4th Street in Oswego, directly across from Fort Ontario.

Regular gallery hours are from 2-5 pm on weekends or by appointment. For more info call 315 343-5675.

Bill DeMott and the folks in Oswego always do an impressive job and put on great shows.

Also opening on Oct. 10 is, (R)Evolution Studio's Reply at the Gear Factory, 200 So. Geddes St., Syracuse. Opening night party 5pm - midnight. Music, Art and film screening.

These shows at the Gear Factory are what you might expect in New York City or another major metro area. They draw big crowds and are a lot of fun.