We hope here to help you navigate through the twists and turns of buying art on eBay. This article may give you some keys to work better in finding the deal at a bid that is within your budget. 1.Narrowing your search- be specific with your keywords and prepare a list of alternate searches and words in finding the art you desire. For instance, the time period of the art finds it easier by using words like mid-century, 18th century, modern, WPA. Words like old, vintage, early, realism, surrealism, abstract, impressionist can be useful in fine tuning your search. If for instance you are looking for an American 1900’s original watercolor signed, use all the keys words underlined, same goes for any searches you may be after. If you know what price you are willing to spend, start in a low mid range price that is below the actual value of the piece. That will give you room for adjustment should the bids go up by other interested parties. There are always buyers who may use a feature called auto bid, because of which I have lost a few art works in the process, because their bid comes in at the last few seconds without warning. p you navigate through the twists and turns of buying art on eBay. This article may give you some keys to work better in finding the deal at a bid that is within your budget. 1.Narrowing your search- be specific with your keywords and prepare a list of alternate searches and words in finding the art you desire. For instance, the time period of the art finds it easier by using words like mid-century, 18th century, modern, WPA. Words like old, vintage, early, realism, surrealism, abstract, impressionist can be useful in fine tuning your search. If for instance you are looking for an American 1900’s original watercolor signed, use all the keys words underlined, same goes for any searches you may be after. If you know what price you are willing to spend, start in a low mid range price that is below the actual value of the piece. That will give you room for adjustment should the bids go up by other interested parties. There are always buyers who may use a feature called auto bid, because of which I have lost a few art works in the process, because their bid comes in at the last few seconds without warning.


     This week The Beat is getting ready for American Craft Week. We are joining in with over 25 other venues in our county and hundreds of others across the nation featuring crafters and their crafts that enrich our lives.

Our feature artist/crafter will be Jackie Gardener, from the South Coast of Mendocino County. Jackie has presented her popular paper works along the coast, and we are pleased to bring her works inland to The Beat. Showing a keen appreciation for words and text, as well as texture and color, I think Jackie will be a great inspiration for our community. Luckily, she gives classes, as well, and I encourage those interested, to visit her website at www.jackiegardener.com to see what she is up to and contact her about upcoming classes.

Opening reception for Jackie will take place on our First Friday Art Walk, here in Ukiah, from 5-8pm at The Beat Gallery, 109 West Perkins.

And we encourage everyone to show support the week of October 5-14 for their local crafters, who bring joy and richness to our lives through their hands, reminding us that hand-made is special and worthwhile, especially in this fast-paced world of ours.

     As always, we are The Beat Art Gallery, 109 West Perkins, Ukiah, CA, Michael Wilson and Susan Spencer, owners.  Specializing in fine resale art and assemblage.  707 462-4182. You can visit us on the web at:

www.beatgallery.weebly.com  and   www.wilsonspencerart.weebly.com and at the Etsy Store:

www.etsy.com/TheBeatGallery


     This month at the gallery we are focusing on our own works. After a fun summer of two great shows and new found artist friends, it’s time to hunker down and get ready for fall and the holiday season. Michael is ordering gift items for the gallery floor, we have purchased a few new paintings, and we are both working on art and paintings.

One of the really fun projects Susan has tackled is a series of altered tin boxes. These are small collage/assemblages we refer to as Art-In-A-Box. They come with a wire stand and are proving to be very popular. At the right price, and a great size for a gift, they are proving to be quite popular. Of the four pieces so far produced three are spoken for. The piece at the left is being held out of the gallery for a short time so she can build up an inventory to fill the jewelry cabinet, and showcase some on our Etsy site. A very nice predicament to be in!

We will continue to keep our readers/customers updated on new works arriving, and will be continuing to build our new website:  http://beatgallery.weebly.com  and you can see if Susan is able to keep pace with these tins on www.etsy.com/shop/TheBeatGallery  this should be amusing!

We are The Beat Gallery, 109West Perkins, Ukiah, CA  95482   707 462 4180    Michael Wilson, Susan Spencer, owners/gallerists open Tue-Sat 11-5

 

 

 


      We’ve been busy rehanging work here at the gallery. Several new pieces are in and we are finishing the mixed media show. It’s all in a wonderful mix of old and new.

There are new ceramic pieces by Jill Brugler and newbie Paul Kaplan. Michael has added several new oils he worked on over the summer and some new finds from the auctions as well.

Tomorrow, however, we will not be open for the First Friday Art Walk here in town. Sorry to miss folks, but if we are going to play hooky once this year now is the time! We will be open Saturday 11-5 showing off our new works on the floor, so if around, do stop by.

With the gallery floor cleaned up I hope to have time for the new websites….so have a great end-of-summer, everybody!

You can find us at:  The Beat Gallery, 109 W Perkins, Ukiah, CA    95482            (707) 462 4180       Tue-Sat   11-5

and on the web: http://beatgallery.weebly.com     and http://wilsonspencerart.weebly.com


     Pamela Holmes    ‘ Leibniz’s Seeing Double’        mixed media on metal

 

 

 

‘Courage to Imagine,’ the current show at The Beat, has proved to be another winner. And, as diverse as all the artists are, the presentation is surprisingly peaceful. This is a testament to good placement and design by not only the artists, but by the gallery, and if anyone was ever wondering how to fit fine mixed media art into decor, this would be a good time to drop by.

Pamela Holmes lives and works in Sonoma County. Her works show maturity of understanding what her media can accomplish, and her pallet is subdued and rich. At the moment Pamela is putting energy into a thriving business of cement table works. I certainly hope she continues with wall work when she gets “caught up” with the tables. She is gaining a solid reputation  for innovation and talent in her art, and I’m glad we’ve crossed paths to become friends and allies.

‘Courage to Imagine’ continues to run through the month of July, so pop by if you are in the area to get inspiration for projects and decor for home or business.

Oh, and we have a new website: http://beatgallery.weebly.com  for a quick visit and comments and inquiries for art works, we are happy to send out information on current art at the gallery.

The Beat Gallery, 109 W Perkins, Ukiah, CA,    Michael Wilson and Susan Spencer owners,    (707) 462 4180   open Tue-Sat 11-5

 


     The Beat is off and running with our second show of the summer! “Courage to Imagine,” will be a mixed media show running the month of July.

At left is a work by Ananda Oliveri. Ananda works with glass, among other things. More on this artist and others in the weeks to come.

Opening artist reception will take place Friday, July 6th  5-8pm.

With this fascinating representation of works by California’s MiMi LaPlant, Pamela Holmes, Jim Meilander, Terry Church, Ananda Oliveri, Michael Wilson and Susan Spencer, The Beat Gallery continues discussion surrounding new art forms emerging on the art market, presenting widely varied collections of works, as each artist interprets the definition and use of mixed media.

Do plan on paying a visit to Ukiah’s innovative Beat  Gallery that will surely delight and inspire!

Gallery hours are Tue-Sat   11-5.

The Beat Art Gallery

109 West Perkins

Ukiah, CA 95482

707 462 4180

Michael Wilson and Susan Spencer owners/gallerists


     What a month!  Just when you think you are in “greased grooves”…oh well, onward.

The West Coast Assemblage Show is winding down. We want to thank all the pals and friends who came by, the show has been a great success. Had we have known what a splash this show would be for our community, we would have run a week or two longer. Ukiah has opened big arms to an art form out of the ordinary, and The Beat is now on the map.

Another artist in the show is Spencer Brewer, who actually lives in the Ukiah area with his collaborating wife Esther Siegel. Esther and Spencer are local favorites, and we get regular visits in the gallery from people wanting to see what these two are up to.

Above, is a favorite of mine, “Cutting Edge of Time” where Spencer has ventured out in his crazy, delightful way to construct a sculpture reminiscent of the strong visage works of John Borero, with a perhaps a more playful twist. And yes, the arms do move!

This show has been a joy to sit, and the conversations surrounding the artists, and the medium have been thought-provoking. The roots of assemblage? Last century? Centuries ago? In the Catholic Church? In contemporary art? The images: are we drawn to them as they spark memories? Or are we drawn to voyeur in, not realizing why, constructing our own stories to validate our interest? Word is on our tiny-town street, that The Beat is housing a phenomenon of new art in the making. And we are excited to be involved.

You can find us at: The Beat Gallery, 109 W Perkins, Ukiah, CA. 95482      open Tue-Sat 11-5.  707 4624180

Michael Wilson and Susan Spencer, owners/artists     www.artavenuegardenstudios.com  and Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/TheBeatGallery




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