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Friday, June 09, 2006

Art that matches the sofa (OK, kidding ...)

I moved into my new home last weekend, and now I'm looking into purchasing some original art. This is where you can help me and others.

I want interesting art (preferably larger paintings, unusual landscapes) at a relatively low price. This probably sounds totally crass and against the whole ethos of art-for-art's-sake (and bite the bullet if the price is $5,000). But this is real life, real budget. I'm thinking VCU art students' paintings, upper limit of $300, but I need to know where to find some of these pieces. If you know about any art sales, galleries or have any work you want to sell, respond in the comments section.


At Fri Jun 09, 09:45:00 PM EDT, Blogger John said...

Hey Kate - Check out

Steve used to call Virginia home, but now plies his trade out of Brooklyn. My wife and I order $100 worth of his art every few years -- we usually get a few dozen pieces -- which makes for a constantly rotating gallery in our home.

At Thu Jun 15, 04:08:00 PM EDT, Blogger traven said...

Here is a web address for the Shockoe Bottom Art Center -

At the Center, you can find works of all genres in progress, open studios with working artists (yes, some starving, even), and a gallery that houses submissions to a monthly juried exibit. I visited quite a few years ago, and I believe it is worth the time, even if you don't find anything you want to purchase. It would also be a great stop on a field trip for high school art students.

At Thu Jun 15, 04:32:00 PM EDT, Blogger Kate Andrews said...

Thanks -- the Shockoe Bottom site closed a couple of years ago, but I see that they've opened a space in Petersburg.


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