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Can anyone recommend an up-and-coming artist to invest in?

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  1. fultonross wrote on :

    http://www.galleryartfinesse.com
    Artist: Gale Fulton Ross
    Check it out: also http://www.fultonross.com see old gallery images

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  2. jayjay62 wrote on :

    I am a disabled 62 year old artist who would like to start a company with my designs. Need help. Any one interested. see my website http://www.thefabricchef.com

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  3. Nancy Norris wrote on :

    It’s a selfish answer but Mary Cassatt was my great aunt on my moms side.I started painting about 25 years ago and just last month decided to sell some I’ve been approached by galleries to paint under my nickname “Bunnie” Cassatt,but I’d be using her last name….it stopped with my grandmother.I do mostly watercolors but there are a few oils to surprise.

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    • Geri Brin wrote on :

      Hi Bun,
      love your great aunt’s work. do you have photos of your’s?

      Geri

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    • Nancy Norris wrote on :

      Yes,I do.If you send your email I will send back with attachment.
      I have showed them but I think it’s going to be “famous when deceased” things.
      Oh,I MUST have a huge ego……
      Some folks really like them,I think they are ok.
      But,LOVE to have your opinion.And please be brutally honest!!

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    • Geri Brin wrote on :

      geri@faboverfifty.com. You look like Vanessa Redgrave in your photo!

      G

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    • Nancy Norris wrote on :

      will get them out to you today.
      Thank you for the Vanessa comment,I do get more Meryl,than Vanessa though……..

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    • Nancy Norris wrote on :

      G,I just had a thought,oh-oh I’m on fb under my last marrird name.Nancy Young-Holm.”friend me and under photos,you will find lots! If you are not seeing them well enough perhaps let me know the ones you need more detail,and I will send individually

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  4. Barbara Greene Ruskin wrote on :

    check out Mila Sterling’s website

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  5. MOYRAB wrote on :

    Hi from N. Ireland … I re-discovered my art recently and I turn 50 tomorrow .. invest in me!!! 🙂 http://mosartpage.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/by-royal-appointment-2/

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  6. Libby Hargrave wrote on :

    I recommend two artists:
    1) Joanne Bleichner ~ http://www.joannebleichner.com
    2) Ashton Howard ~ http://www.ashtonhoward.com
    Both amazing, talented artists.

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  7. Marygrace Perkins wrote on :

    I agree with those who say you must fall in love with the artwork because you will be looking at it a long time! If your interested in sculpture, using recycled metal and welded by a FOF woman take a look at my site mgbianco.com. Been sculpting all my life and found metal about 8 years ago. It has changed my life! I’m represented in Atlanta, looking for a gallery partner in NC and NY. Thanks for asking.

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  8. Brenda Cline wrote on :

    Hi Geri,
    I cannot tell you how excited I am about everything. My son is extremely talented,
    he has been drawing since he was 3. I knew his passion was so deep when other kids were playing nitendo, he was sketching. How would I send you a picture of his art?

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  9. Brenda Cline wrote on :

    Hi Geri,
    My name is Brenda Cline , my son lives in NYC and went to art school at Cooper Union in NY. He works for a national art handling company in NY and will soon be employed by Jim Cairey (the actor) helping with his art studio. My son is wonderful artist mostly mix media. I am a jewelry artist mostly doing copper works…I will also by the way be interviewed by FOF this coming week to promote my jewelry and also to promote a give away contest for my jewelry.
    If you would like to contact me for pictures of either my son’s work or mine, please email me at bcline@fit.edu take care, Brenda

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    • Geri Brin wrote on :

      Hi Brenda,
      How wonderful for your son. Congratulations. I have seen pictures of your wonderfully innovative jewelry, which we will be running with the story. I would love to see pictures of your son’s work, too. He can send them to me at geri@faboverfifty.com

      Best,
      Geri

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  10. bellemassey wrote on :

    Sure….me. http://www.bellemasseyart.com

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  11. 3thingsuneed wrote on :

    I didn’t read all the posts But I truly think that you could invest in your local artists in your town or near-by. I’m sure there are gallery’s around and you ask for who,what,where. But most important? Buy what you like or draws you into it. have fun!

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  12. janet bludau wrote on :

    As a fellow Fab Over Fifty member AND an artist, I must throw my website into the hat! Good luck with your search Geri!
    http://janetbludau.fineartstudioonline.com/

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  13. PKW wrote on :

    I like Dale Moses (www.mosesart.com) as I used to live in Dallas and he helped me pick and frame two of his glicee prints for my home. We have bought a lot of art while traveling and enjoy learning about art on the Cruise Ship lectures and auctions. I think what art you choose to own is very personal and I love going to art galleries and museums – have fun on your discovery of what art you choose to surround yourself with in your home!

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  14. arlene satz wrote on :

    Attend some shows at local art schools, or galleries. I always suggest that you buy what you like and would feel comfortable hanging in your home. However, if you are a serious investor, and looking to invest thousands. I would still get involved in the art community in your area.

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  15. jkbartist wrote on :

    Karen Lawrence – she paints impressionistic interiors. Jeffrey Watts reminds me of Fechin. Carolyn Anderson does fabulous work. It all depends on what you like.

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  16. Laurie Pace wrote on :

    Linda McCoy contacted me with this link as an artist she wanted to recommend. I thank her for the connection as I just joined your community and love what I see here. HOW FABULOUS!!! I am an artist that has been painting for many years, teaching art for 30 years and co-founded two artist sites. My personal site is what Linda asked me to share, http://www.LaurieJustusPace.com or my blog http://lauriepace.blogspot.com I am collected internationally for my equine art and my wildlife art. I am represented by galleries in Hong Kong, Jackson Hole, Dallas, Santa Fe and Denver. I think I am going to love being part of this incredible community. Thank you.

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  17. Linda McCoy wrote on :

    Love yours too Diane!

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  18. Ladyhealer49@hotmail.com wrote on :

    Hi Geri, I don’t know where you live, but if you can, check out a High School for the Arts, or a College of Art or, University Fine Arts Department. Many times these institutions have student shows where you can purchase art at a variety of price points–photographs, paintings, sculpture, etc. Will they be investments? It’s possible, but here I would agree with some other posters in that it’s what you love that is is important. Hope this helps ! Suzanne

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  19. dianemorganpaints wrote on :

    Me :- http://www.dianemorganpaints.com

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  20. Linda McCoy wrote on :

    Hi Geri,
    Here are some I know of, three of them I have collected myself.
    http://www.randalldavidtipton.blogspot.com
    http://www.carolmarine.blogspot.com
    http://www.jamesneilhollingsworth.blogspot.com (Incredible!)
    http://www.collierart.com
    http://www.lauriepace.com
    I agree that you should buy what you love, I also agree with others that it is an investment opportunity. You can follow these artists on their blogs to see what shows and galleries they are with. Most also have websites as well.

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  21. dlehman wrote on :

    My brother is fabulous over fifty. He went back to art school at Iowa State at the age of 51, and he is winning awards in every university art show!

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    • Geri Brin wrote on :

      Hi dlehman,
      What is your brother’s name? Would like to look at his work.

      Geri

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  22. CindyLou wrote on :

    hough it seems you’re looking to invest in canvas art, this is an artistic endeavor by an up and coming screenwriter, my dear friend, Torri R. Oats, that may fit the bill as well.

    Torri is a thus far unproduced screenwriter, who has decided to take matters into her own hands by producing her screenplay, “No Lies Told Then.” After an agent told her it was a great script, but not a “commercially viable indie,” she set out to prove him wrong. Spanning more than 20 years in Harlem, “No Lies Told Then,” is the story of a once sassy and lively young lady who returns to her Harlem roots a well-traveled and mature woman, struggling to realize her childhood dreams as she discovers that without letting go of the thing she holds most dear, she will turn into the person she least wants to become, her mother.

    With the help of innovative marketing, she’s created The Letters Project (www.thelettersproject.org) which begins as a dialogue between the two main characters in the film and once the complete website is finished, will become a repository for a new Harlem Renaissance. It’ll be a community where users can contribute video, pictures and written examples of Harlem’s new Renaissance and their own experiences with empowerment, exploring themes that are prevalent throughout the film. They will also interact with the filmmakers and receive regular updates of the film’s progress.

    It may not be your cup of tea, but it’s a perfect example of an artist making her own way when the establishment blocks the path. It’s fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, so any contribution is tax deductible. Here’s the link: http://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=4750

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  23. Beth Surdut wrote on :

    To begin this conversation, I’d say art acquisition depends on your purpose,Geri.My collectors tell me they are delighted to own my work,and some have told me that they bought pieces “before the prices soar.”
    That said, buying art should first come from what resonates for you personally.
    Regards,
    Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller

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    • Geri Brin wrote on :

      Hi Beth,
      I just looked at your site. Love the mermaid series.

      Geri

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    • Beth Surdut wrote on :

      Thank you! They will be joining other characters in an environmental fantasy book project. The rest of this year is devoted to the Listening to Raven~Drawings, Myths and Realities book. You can see one of my ravens and essays in the Nov/Dec issue of Orion Magazine.

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  24. Marilyn McMillan wrote on :

    Geri,
    We have several great up-and-coming artists here in South Carolina. Please check out these artists I highly recommend: Michael Story (http://www.michaelstory.com/), Lee Monts (http://323art.blogspot.com/), and June Tuccarella (http://www.facebook.com/june.tucarella#!/media/set/?set=a.1056932669754.2013307.1418974421&type=3) is a wonderful watercolor artist.
    – Marilyn

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  25. penmore wrote on :

    Hi Geri,
    Basically I agree with Shirley’s advice that art is by and large not a good investment but should bring you joy. That said, photography is often more affordable than paintings, sculpture etc and is

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  26. penmore wrote on :

    Dear Geri,
    I am an art collector, art docent, and artist myself and basically I agree with Shirley’s answer to invest for joy not for profit. That said, you can refine your appreciation muscles by patronizing good art galleries and museum shows in major cities. Photography even by recognizable photographers is more affordable than other art forms and is quite collectable on many budgets. It’s also fun to patronize the graduation shows at good art schools. In general if something is “pretty” and understandable, it is not cutting edge and is unlikely to appreciate but it may give you much joy in the meantime. Enjoy the journey!
    best,
    Penelope

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    • Geri Brin wrote on :

      Hi Penmore,

      I guess I shouldn’t have used the word invest. I really meant to spend my money on! I agree with your and Shirley’s answers.

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    • penmore wrote on :

      Hi again Geri, By all means buy art with your discretionary funds. I think of art in my home like accessories in my wardrobe. It adds visual interest, color and expresses my soul. Another fun way to start a collection is to patronize Open Studio days in your city. On those days all the area artists open their studios, show, explain and sell their work. It’s always a bonus to hear the back story and get to know the artists. Enjoy and let us know how it goes…PenMore

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  27. Shirley Farley wrote on :

    Hello Geri, art is not a terrific investment if you are hoping for profit in a reasonable length of time–unless you deal in internationally known artists who are already selling for big bucks. I was editor of Southwest Art magazine (I”m also an artist) and this is a question I am frequently asked. The best reason to invest in art is because you have found a piece you love. It will enrich your life rather than your portfolio. Head f0r the door and run if a gallery tries to sell art as an “investment” unless the artist is represented in major museum collections. A young New England painter whose work I enjoy is Phillip Frey, but I would buy his work because I enjoy it. Matisse made an interesting comment on this subject–forgive me for paraphrasing–“Art should be as pleasant to come home to as your favorite arm chair.” So think joy instead of dollars and have fun.

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  28. jvosler15 wrote on :

    Hi Geri, Please check out http://www.nickdaunys.com for amazing work. He is a NY young man whose multi-media paintings will take your breath away! He’s done much of the photography for my website and has become quite an accomplished decorative painter under my supervision. I wish him the best of success, which he rightfully deserves.

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    • penmore wrote on :

      I just checked out his work and I agree it’s pretty cool.

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    • Geri Brin wrote on :

      Love some of his work. Thanks Jvosler.

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    • jvosler15 wrote on :

      You are very welcome. After all, Art can only be “good” when shared-rembrandt would be nobody if his art were unseen!

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