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Newsletter | July 2017

Newsletter | July 2017

New to the world of art? By all means, don’t feel intimidated. The beauty of art is for anyone. You are the ultimate judge of what you like. The more you expose yourself to art the more you...
Black and White

Black and White

Hello! A rather universal greeting that has a veritable black and white directness to it in its intent and meaning. But how we say it can make it colorful. My previous blog was about the impact and...
Newsletter | May 2017

Newsletter | May 2017

Mirrors. Mirrors are applicable in all facets of our lives. From personal grooming, décor, safety, medical, technologies such as High-Definition televisions and telescopes, solar and military...
In Living Color

In Living Color

Hello and thank you for taking your precious and limited time to read todays blog at Lovetts where we feature art, artists and events occurring at the gallery. The good news I’m bringing you...
Newsletter | March 2017

Newsletter | March 2017

To quote Ernest Hemingway, "With so many trees in the city, you could see the Spring coming each day until a night of warm wind would bring it suddenly in one morning. Sometimes the heavy cold rains...
Kicking it old school......old romantic school to be exact!

Kicking it old school......old romantic school to be exact!

Residing from his studio in western North Carolina, artist Phillip Philbeck skillfully combines his oils and expertise with realism, regionalism and romanticism or a combination of all three. He is a...
Two

Two

Australian Pop Surrealist artist, Marie Larkin, will enchant you with her highly detailed, richly colored, fairytale and nursery rhyme inspired paintings. Brush in elements of beauty, pop culture and...
One of the strangest things is the act of creation

One of the strangest things is the act of creation

Working with materials and bringing them into a symbiotic existence with a soulful approach, artist Debra Adelson aims to create work with an obvious human touch. Creation involves exploration and it...
Newsletter | February 2017

Newsletter | February 2017

Big appreciation is what we are feeling here at Lovetts Gallery! We thank everyone that attended and supported the RED/7 Exhibition. We thank the artists for their participation and hard work....
All Male Review

All Male Review

This blog is about revealing five male artists to you that you may have never seen before. Their art that is……… lest you thought something else! A reveal and a review. Pulling...
A Story of Three Artists

A Story of Three Artists

If you’re looking for who’s who and who’s new at the Imagination, that’s Lovetts Gallery…...you are in the right spot! Here follows a story of three artists, creating...
Newsletter | January 2017

Newsletter | January 2017

Saying “Happy New Year’s” to you is a lot like when I say “Thank you” to you……..it inevitably seems my words are inefficient to relay the depth I feel when...
This month is going by in a flurry!

This month is going by in a flurry!

Greetings! This month is going by in a flurry! I have no doubt most of you are very busy gearing up for the Christmas holiday. Garrison Keillor says, “A lovely thing about Christmas is that...
 Christmas Artopocalypse is here!

Christmas Artopocalypse is here!

Hey, dramatics aren't just for family gatherings! Tee-hee Baby it's cold outside........................and we are hoping you will drop by Lovetts Gallery, where it is nice, warm and beautiful and...
It's Always Five O'Clock Somewhere

It's Always Five O'Clock Somewhere

She is free in her wilderness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. “Time” for her isn’t something to fight...
Art of the West…...a little left of center!

Art of the West…...a little left of center!

Observing the life of those who choose to live off the land is what led Lone Star State artist, Jo LeMay Rutledge to find the subject matter that was worth her time at the easel. The ranch life genre...
Watercolor is probably the most satisfying of all mediums

Watercolor is probably the most satisfying of all mediums

No doubt, Magnolia, Texas watercolor artist Robbie Fitzpatrick agrees, as she presents this quote on her own artists’ biography. Robbie has a prolific background in writing. For most of her...
Newsletter | November 2016

Newsletter | November 2016

The Cauldron: A Beautiful Brew....... truly was a beautiful brew. When you combine creative, talented artists and their work...... enthusiastic, appreciative collectors and their support...... and a...
The eye should learn to listen before it looks - Robert Frank, Photographer

The eye should learn to listen before it looks - Robert Frank, Photographer

Some things aren’t just black or white. They are both. Artist Tim Christensen, creates his porcelain pieces in black and white and utilizes the technique of sgraffito. In his verve for altering...
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it, we go nowhere - Carl Sagan

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it, we go nowhere - Carl Sagan

Toronto Canada artist, Olaf Schneider, is an artist who thinks deep and paints large. He can easily be described as an explorer always looking to discover the possibilities in life and art, and bring...
Newsletter | October 2016

Newsletter | October 2016

It's the season of Fall at Lovetts Gallery which signifies our special Fall exhibition. This year it is The Cauldron: A beautiful Brew! This time of year lets us have a little extra fun. For pumpkins...
Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is. - Saul Bellow

Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is. - Saul Bellow

Artist Joseph Breza, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, creates his own language in color. He considers color to be the foremost component of his paintings. He takes the approach of laying down large fields...
Blazing Trails, Tracks, Traditions and Technology in Oils

Blazing Trails, Tracks, Traditions and Technology in Oils

Havre de Grace, Maryland is home to artist Lee Alban, who is an oil painter with a classical foundation in figure drawing, sculpture, anatomy, portraiture, and still life painting. By stretching...

"You have to create your life....You have to carve it like a sculpture" - William Shatner

Lovetts Gallery is proud and grateful for the wood carvers we represent. These artists are certainly in tune to themselves and nature. Hollywood may make an actress prettier by the makeup and...
Slip on your time travel helmet

Slip on your time travel helmet

New artist to Lovetts Gallery, Natalie Wiseman, takes us down memory lane, mixed with our modern moments, adds a twist of irony, and paints for us a colorful and creative cocktail of life! From a...
Newsletter | August 2016

Newsletter | August 2016

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Our treasured art collectors, gentlefolk, lords and ladies, equitable elves, determined dwarfs, and hard-working hobbits, felicitous fairies and meritorious mermaids! It hath been...
Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

She looks ……like I feel! Ha! Ha! Ha! Even the Mona Lisa has had those days! I get some weird solace in that today! Actually, after I saw this “rendition” of this famous...
Preoccupation to Occupation: The Evolution of Sarina Brewer

Preoccupation to Occupation: The Evolution of Sarina Brewer

Sarina Brewer took her preoccupations with art and science as a child and made it her occupation as an adult. One can see and appreciate Sarina’s gift in her art of rogue taxidermy. This...
I Have Enough Jewelry....said no one ever

I Have Enough Jewelry....said no one ever

Jewelry is an expression of ourselves. We wear it on our bodies, which reflects the intimacy of its function. Not only does it touch or pierce our skin, it clings to us in many other ways....
Newsletter | July 2016

Newsletter | July 2016

Thank you! And thank you again! Deep gratitude goes out to our collectors and artists for the success of the Fahrenheit Exhibition. What makes an exhibit successful? A lot of elements that come...
Oda and King - A Dyadic Love Story

Oda and King - A Dyadic Love Story

Oda and Kit not only married their lives but they also married their art, which is their passion. A wonderful love story about Corey Oda Popp and Kit King, husband and wife, two individuals...
What does the Fox Say?

What does the Fox Say?

After much waiting and anticipation, artist Kelley Hensing has new pieces in the gallery at Lovetts. She produces her work with great inspiration by searching to illustrate humanity’s desires...
Born from Ashes

Born from Ashes

The oil painting, “Phoenix”, by Jane Radstrom, is proudly being installed for the Fahrenheit Exhibition! This beautiful figurative of Jane’s shows the power and passion of her fiery...
Sheri DeBow on Grimm

Sheri DeBow on Grimm

Did you know that artist Sheri DeBow, who works with German Polymer Clay for her sculptures, is a star? Well, her dolls certainly are! They are about to debut their acting career on the NBC series...
It’s Friday the 13th!!

It’s Friday the 13th!!

It’s Friday the 13th and that doesn’t scare us here at Lovetts Gallery! Owner Jack Summers, even owns a black cat (pictured above...j/k, but not.). The only fear we have...
Newsletter | May 2016

Newsletter | May 2016

We are still enjoying some rather cool and enjoyable temps around here, as it should be, during the predawn of summer. But come June 10th and 11th……...Lovetts Gallery will be on fire...
DR. SUESS ON REFLECTIONS…….

DR. SUESS ON REFLECTIONS…….

His piece “Pink House” depicts the beauty and simplicity in everyday life. The merging of individuality and community is evident in his work. Attention to detail is seen in the different...
Panache

Panache

Coming to us from Southern California, Lovett's is proud to present the multitalented artist Nancy Von der Launitz. Step into the realm of possibility which Nancy has created and experience the...
Newsletter | April 2016

Newsletter | April 2016

I don’t know if Mark Twain was an art collector, but he certainly describes what it feels like to find a piece of art that satisfies your desire…. your longing. Your “I’ll...
Newsletter | March 2016

Newsletter | March 2016

Steven Walker catches our attention with his play on lighting and the common elements in our everyday lives. As you look at the lamp, the hotel room, the light over the sink of dishes or stove, being...
Fowl Play

Fowl Play

You better believe it! “Ruling the roost” is artist Melanie Florio. With her “sunny side up” personality, she has done a series titled “Chicken Scratch”. A curious...
Brett Jarrett – Wildlife Tour

Brett Jarrett – Wildlife Tour

Crikey! Wildlife from around the globe has arrived at Lovett’s. Spotted around the gallery are some masterful works from Australian artist Brett Jarrett. Experience the precise dedication this...
A Cold Descent

A Cold Descent

I knew then what I had done. I had killed a man. I had killed a man to get a woman. I had put myself in her power, so there was one person in the world that could point a finger at me, and I would...
Defining our humanity

Defining our humanity

Through his love of story and work with the human figure, Donato makes conscious efforts to find and preserve those forms of expression which best defines our humanity. What meaning do the words...
 True Confessions | Jan 2016

True Confessions | Jan 2016

California artist Lindsey Kustusch teasingly tells us her theme for this show: Focused, but still leaving plenty of room for interpretation. In an attempt to glean more information on this California...
Take time to reflect………..and refract.

Take time to reflect………..and refract.

That’s what glass artist Pavel Novak does, and he does it stunningly! From the Czech Republic, where he was born and raised, a country where he also gained knowledge and training, has a long...
Plaid goes in many Directions | Dec 2015

Plaid goes in many Directions | Dec 2015

These artists were invited to develop their own threads or themes for their pieces, if they so chose to. And they did! We will share those colorful details in our next newsletter. Don’t forget...
Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat?

At Lovetts Gallery, you don’t have to choose one or the other. With Artist Jay Davenport…..you get both! As a Master of Trompe L’Oeil, Jay goes about his work as a Grand...
Delicious Ambiguity | Oct 2015

Delicious Ambiguity | Oct 2015

The artists were presented with this story to create from; The diving board to their pool of many ideas. They have worked hard on their pieces for this show and it is truly exciting to see the...
In Art………. Being distressed is a good thing!

In Art………. Being distressed is a good thing!

Artist Romona Youngquist takes you to a place of serenity and peace by way of a whirlwind canvas ride of oils. You have heard the saying, “the calm before the storm”…….but...
Just art appreciation

Just art appreciation

Good Morning……all day long!!! This week I am excited to talk about what art appreciation is. But first, I’d like to define what “appreciation” means. When we recognize...
Dear art diary 2

Dear art diary 2

Dear Art Diary, There’s a wonderful spot, I’m told, where it’s never too hot and it’s never too cold; Where you’re never too young and you’re never too old, Where...
Dear Art Diary

Dear Art Diary

Dear Art Diary, Oh, so many things to talk about since I wrote you last. In case you haven’t heard, I suppose now would be a good time to tell you. Remember HTTP…..like we have been...
Starbucks | Jul 2015

Starbucks | Jul 2015

This month’s newsletter reads like a Starbucks coffee. A Venti Iced 2 pump Mocha with quad espresso shots to be exact! (Jack’s favorite drink until he started having heart arrhythmias. Go...
Lollipop Guild | Jun 2015

Lollipop Guild | Jun 2015

Hello! Just grab hold of the ladder and allow me to beckon you to climb over THE WALL at Lovetts Gallery and see what is here on our side.Rest your brain and delight your senses at the Lollipop Guild...
Fried Chicken & Turpentine | May 2015

Fried Chicken & Turpentine | May 2015

FRIED CHICKEN AND TURPENTINE……………. How could these two things possibly go together? To have lived my life, is to know how they did! And still do…..for...
Give Peace a Chance

Give Peace a Chance

All we are saying is……….. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE……….. Pablo Picasso has said, that ”Often while reading a book, one feels that the author would have...
Greetings | Apr 2015

Greetings | Apr 2015

Greetings! Please join me on a literary journey of the visual! You are about to enter an unrestricted area. It's a place not limited to the changing seasons nor the latest trends. There is a...
Just like Thomas Edison....

Just like Thomas Edison....

Artist Jody Lyle, "Works.....bringing out the secrets of nature and applying them for the happiness of man." Rather for the happiness of women in her case! Unless, of course, it is the happiness it...
Illuminati

Illuminati

It’s all about the lighting. And no, I’m not talking about the rampant proliferation of holiday lights on the homes and businesses of Tulsa. (We actually had a brief conversation about...
A picture paints a thousand words....

A picture paints a thousand words....

Artist Kristan Le, softly tells us stories with her oils. I imagine the respectful tone of her voice as she relates to times in the past…. experiences not forgotten. The environments and the...
URGENT…. | Feb 2015

URGENT…. | Feb 2015

Lovett’s does love connections! A bit of matchmaking if you will. Connecting a collector with an object of their passion is pretty exciting for us. We have even witnessed a few person to person...
Lock, Stock and Barrel!

Lock, Stock and Barrel!

The Young Guns exhibit this past weekend went over with a bang! Lock, stock and barrel! Arranging an art exhibit is a formidable task – for the Gallery and for the artist. Once again,...
EARTH, WIND and FIRE

EARTH, WIND and FIRE

I’m not referring to the music composers, popular since the 70’s, but the renowned clay composer, Wyandot potter, Jamie Zane Smith. Jamie’s sculptural expertise is evident once...
Young Guns | Jan 2015

Young Guns | Jan 2015

Young Guns The “Young Guns” Come to Lovetts Gallery Young Guns, the next national exhibition from Lovetts Gallery, opens February 7, 2015, and features the work of Timur Akhriev, Joseph...
Eating...Drinking...Hanging Out.....

Eating...Drinking...Hanging Out.....

Artist Josh George has been known to have affection for these activities, as most of us have experienced as well. A very human experience! Our lives are a collage, as we are a composite of our many...
Baby…. IT’S COLD OUTSIDE….

Baby…. IT’S COLD OUTSIDE….

But it’s warm and blazing at the gallery with all the friction of new art coming and going! Colorado artist, Julie Bender, likes to play with fire! Her burning passion for Pyrography (the art...
Mission Control

Mission Control

t’s the critical time of year. You’re sitting in your office chair, not wondering about that TPS report you haven’t finished, but worrying about what you’re getting your...
What up, Turkeys

What up, Turkeys

What up, Turkeys. We are fat(ter) and happy-ish, and back from a day of over-indulgence ready to deal some art. I’ll keep it concise because I know you’re consumed with all things Black...
Off-Color

Off-Color

I wanted to open up with one of my dad’s classic off-color remarks. Instead, we’ll do it Mad-Libs style. “We’ve been busier than a _________ (noun) in a ___________ (more...
About That Show…Virtuosity | Nov 2014

About That Show…Virtuosity | Nov 2014

About That Show ... Virtuosity You know good when you see it. Down on some primal, instinctive level, when you see art created by a master of his craft, you know how good it is. It moves you. It...
Everyone, Meet Lindsey

Everyone, Meet Lindsey

Hey, there. Everyone doing well? I’ll keep the intro short. This week we bring you a Q&A with Lindsey Kustusch. You can read her bio on her artist’s page. Lindsey’s work has...
Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month

I had that moment of wondering what the sound was, where the hell was I, what time is it, before my brain caught up. Even still, I sat up in the middle of the bed waiting for some kind of prompt. The...
It’s Still the Pig

It’s Still the Pig

The secret to collecting art is simple. You have to enjoy it. You don’t need an art degree, or a fundamental understanding of the influences Italian politics and financiers upon the artists of...
Making a List

Making a List

We keep a stack of sheets on a clipboard in the backroom. Three of them, actually, but the one we’re concerned with at the moment has “Receiving” at the top. Each sheet has a ton of...
About to Get Wild

About to Get Wild

We are almost exactly one-month from the opening of The Wild Bunch, which stars K. Henderson, Robert Caldwell and Paul Rhymer. I mentioned it last week at the end of the blog, but you know how it is....
Art Gallery Madness!!!

Art Gallery Madness!!!

There has been a lot going on around here. We’ve had a show. We’ve added a bunch of new artists. We’ve moved walls and added crazy LED lights to the front windows. It’s been...
Call of the Wild | Aug 2014

Call of the Wild | Aug 2014

Call of the Wild Wildlife. Wild paintings. Wild sculpture. Wild art. On November 8, 2014, 10am to 5pm, that’s what you can expect from Paul Rhymer, K. Henderson and Robert Caldwell. We’re...
Newness | Jul 2014

Newness | Jul 2014

Newness What you're looking at above is a combination of a lot of different materials that bring to life the vision of Josh George, one of the new artists we've added. There's wallpaper. Acrylic...
She’s a Crone | May 2014

She’s a Crone | May 2014

She's a Crone I don't mean that literally. I'm sure she's a very nice person. Sure, she may have just shot a dude before climbing out on that catwalk in her undies and overcoat, but that shouldn't be...
Dear Diary

Dear Diary

t has been a month (more or less), since we last spoke figuratively. It’s not that I’ve meant to neglect you, dear reader. It’s just that there have been things to do. A great many...
Show Week!

Show Week!

Monday was festive. I wore a green polo shirt. Phil wore one of Jack’s ties with some green in it (over his t-shirt; no, he did not remember the holiday). Jack wore a green plastic leprechaun...
Ringing the bell to remind you | Mar 2014

Ringing the bell to remind you | Mar 2014

Halloween may be over…..St. Patrick’s Day drawing near….but I want to talk about skeletons. Not the ones that may be in your closet…those are your secret’s, but...
This is Key

This is Key

So … It’s share day here at the gallery. Almost 13 years ago, my wife and I decided we wanted a beach wedding, but we were basically too poor to leave the country. In lieu of a proper...
Spring, Sprang, Sprung

Spring, Sprang, Sprung

Hey, kids. What’s happenin’? I wrote part of this last week when the weather was good. Didn’t bother to check the forecast to see that, in fact, things were going back to frigid...
Wear Black Shirts

Wear Black Shirts

So Wednesday, before I even showed up for work, I received a text from Jack: “Hey, wear a black shirt if you can.” I knew what that meant. Picture day. Gratuitous photo of a woman in a...
Talking with Timur | Feb 2014

Talking with Timur | Feb 2014

alking with Timur I mentioned that we’ve brought on a handful of new artists, and I was going to be doing a bit more in terms of introductions ... This week, I contacted Timur Akhriev and asked...
Wherein We Interview a New Artist

Wherein We Interview a New Artist

The Wish List We know there are a lot of you out there who come to the gallery and shop with your significant others, and more to the point, for your significant others. Sometimes, you come in...
The Winter of Our Blog Content

The Winter of Our Blog Content

What’s up, 2014?! We have been busier than … Never mind. Not going there. Had a moment where I started to spout one of my dad’s “folksy” sayings, and one thing you...
Kaleido-snow-matic

Kaleido-snow-matic

It feels for all the world that we have done nothing but shows lately, which is kinda true. We’ve had three in three months, including two in three weeks. The latest was Kaleidochromatic, which...
Kaleido-snow-matic | Dec 2013

Kaleido-snow-matic | Dec 2013

Kaleido-snow-matic It feels for all the world that we have done nothing but shows lately, which is kinda true. We've had three in three months, including two in three weeks. The latest was...
Weathering

Weathering

Well, hello there. How’re you? What’s that? You want some small talk? All right. Should we talk about the weather? I think we sorta have to this time, as it’s affecting the show....
When Did It Get All New In Here?

When Did It Get All New In Here?

What in the world has happened to the blog? I bet that’s what you’re thinking. If you’re not, you should be. That’s what I’ve been thinking. Maybe that Halloween story...
The Way of the Future | Nov 2013

The Way of the Future | Nov 2013

The Way of the Future On Nov. 16 (that's this Saturday, folks), Lovetts Gallery invites you to Future Earth! Our latest exhibition features the work of Susan Folwell and Jody Naranjo. The two Santa...
Tromp-l’oeil

Tromp-l’oeil

A Lovetts Gallery Halloween Special Presentation Trompe-l’oeil Jack had left early. He’d said something about banks, taxes and traffic, grumbled, then stepped out the back door into the...
Bringing Silverback

Bringing Silverback

The phone rang at about 9:45 this morning. I answered. The voice on the other end said, “Hey, this is Paul. I’ll be there around 12.” “Okay. Be careful.” I don’t...
Future Knotts

Future Knotts

Tied Up with Knotts I’d just sat down to start writing about Future Earth, our next show (which is coming up quick), when Jack sat back from his desk and looked up at the security monitor. Full...
Setting the Mood

Setting the Mood

Right now, Immigrant Song by Led Zepplin is playing out on the gallery floor. It’s making me want to grab up an axe and go sell some art, perhaps violently. But that’s not what we do here...