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Happy Thanksgiving from the Park West Family

Dear Friends,

As we prepare for another Michigan autumn, and winter (if you've never experienced one, come and visit us!) our thoughts naturally turn to the upcoming holiday season and the realization that another year is nearly departed. This is a time when inevitably our thoughts are with those close to us, our families and with those things for which we are most grateful.

As Gallery Director (25 years now), it’s my pleasure to be the one to wish you all a peaceful and bountiful Thanksgiving holiday. We at Park West are so grateful for your business and support, for your many kind words expressed online, in letters and in person, and your appreciation for the art we bring to the world. We wouldn't be here without all
of you. From the Park West family, we'd like to send a big “Thank You,” and wish you a very happy, healthy and memorable holiday season.

Morris Shapiro,
Gallery Director

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New Krasnyansky Website

Park West Gallery continues its 40 year tradition of connecting people with artists and fine art by inviting you to visit our new web site for artist Anatole Krasnyansky. Park West Gallery's new Krasnyansky website features an updated biography of the artist, an online gallery of Krasnyansky's artwork, YouTube videos and a forum for guests to share their thoughts about Krasnyansky and his art.

Explore the new Anatole Krasnyansky site located on the web at

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Highlight the Artist

Excerpted from Celebrity Cruises Captain's Club Newsletter - Fall 2008

Highlight the Artist series makes you part of the art
Thanks to a new Celebrity Cruises enrichment program - Highlight the Artist - guests will not just see the world, they'll have the opportunity to explore the world of art. We've worked closely with long-time partner Park West, an auctioneer and private gallery that has changed the way over 1.2 million people interact with art, and have invited several of their more innovative artists, such as Simon Bull, David Willardson, and Fanch Ledan, to join us onboard select sailings and bring you inside their world. These artists will talk about their inspirations and how they interpret color, light, and texture, and showcase some of their most recent works.
Simon Bull puts on a show during an Highlight the Artist cruise

Best of all, you'll have the opportunity to watch as they put their talents on display in public venues, such as the main dining room, and ask questions as they work. Young or old, avid art collector or casual enthusiast, these enlightening events are certain to add an entirely new dimension to your appreciation of art. Highlight the Artist, is just one more way Park West and Celebrity Cruises work to make art more accessible and more enjoyable for you.

To learn more about our enrichment program, please visit

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Andrew Bone's Southern African Safari

Park West Gallery's wildlife artist Andrew Bone is in process of putting the finishing touches to the planning of a Southern African safari for the end of the year. The trip will involve 4 African countries and more than 6,000 km. Here's Andrew's plan...

"We shall begin our journey in my faithful Land Rover Defender from our home on the Southeast

"Patterns in the Grass", 2006
coast of South Africa, west through the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, a small proudly independent country surrounded by South Africa, boasting some of the most rugged mountainous country (and the highest altitude bar in Africa) in Southern Africa. We will be entering Lesotho via the Sanipass, one of the steepest gradients of any graveled road with plans to tar it. Since living in South Africa, I have wanted to drive up the pass.

Exiting Lesotho through it's western boundary we shall proceed northwest into the dry hinterland of South Africa, towards the Orange River and to the Kgalagdi Transfrontier National Park. This unique park is a perfect example of the possibilities of African states working together to benefit wildlife. Three independent national parks have joined to form one large park that encompasses the three countries of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Kgalagdi is renowned for it's cheetah population.

Entering Namibia we will travel to the capital Windhoek and onto the inhospitable, desolate skeleton coast, boasting the highest sand dunes in the world and a Cape seal population numbering over 100,000. I have heard that time spent viewing the colony is limited to how long one can stand the aroma! We will then head inland towards the northeast to the Etosha National Park.

Situated in the north of Namibia, close to the Angolan border lies the Etosha. An area rich in wildlife since the introduction of waterholes, it is famous for it's enormous elephant, springbok and Oryx. Lions follow the herds and I read a report of a pride of lions tearing through the middle of a game viewing hide, chasing an eland, scattering wildlife enthusiasts in every direction.

After spending as much time as possible in Etosha we will journey west along the Caprivi Strip to the point where, on the Zambezi river, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet. We will take a bit of time out at the Victoria Falls and enjoy bungee-

jumping and white water-rafting. It will, I'm sure be a nostalgic trip as we have not traveled back to Zimbabwe for five years or more - and our favorite place is the Falls. We shall enter Botswana through the Chobe and travel south to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

This is not for the faint-hearted. The oldest desert in the world is also home to the desert elephant, the black-maned Kalahari lion and the Bushman. Everything that survives in this area

"Ivory Kings", 2006
has learned to adapt and live on the meagerest of water and food. It is here that I want to 'discover' the San people, record their ways and paint and sketch them in their wonderful environment. The Bushmen were the original occupants of Southern Africa and some of their rock art dates back 5,000 years.

We shall then re-enter South Africa through southern Botswana and journey home again."

Good Travels Andrew! Park West Gallery looks forward to Andrew's safe return and all of the inspired artwork that is sure to follow!

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Thrive Africa

Qwa Qwa, South Africa -- The Park West Foundation is partnering with the ministry team at Thrive Africa toward the goal of AIDS prevention in South Africa. Thrive Africa's AIDS Prevention program, Leadership Summit, teaches students in public schools about abstinence, leadership development, and finding life-purpose through a relationship with God. The combination of these messages is helping young people live moral lives and make wise choices.

Niel and Alece van Rensburg are the founders and directors of Thrive Africa. As a white South African pioneering a ministry to the underprivileged in Africa, Niel's life is a testimony to the life-changing power of God. In 1998, after attending Bible College at Waterberg Training Centre and serving as the youth pastor and missions director at Wellspring Ministries, Niel founded Thrive Africa. His passion has always been duplication leadership - training leaders who will train other leaders - maximizing the long-term impact and effectiveness of ministry. Believing that Godly leaders can change not only communities but entire nations, Niel has committed his life to empowering indigenous leaders in Africa and around the world.

Niel & Alece van Rensburg

Having been involved in missions since her early teen years, Alece's heart beats for the lost. On her first trip to Africa at age 16, the Lord broke her heart for the people of Africa and gave her a passion to return long-term. In 1998, at 19 years of age, Alece obeyed the call of God and moved from New York to South Africa as a missionary. Living by faith, she helped Niel pioneer Thrive Africa from the ground up. Alece's heart is burdened by the AIDS pandemic ravaging Africa, and she has given her life to turning that tide by raising up a new generation of Godly leaders who will change the destiny of the entire continent.

Niel and Alece were married in October 2000. Together they have forged ahead with Thrive Africa, their hearts beating with the vision God has given them to develop emerging leaders in Southern Africa. Currently, 70 Leadership Summit classes are taught biweekly in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade classes in 10 schools.

Thrive Africa is currently teaching:
  • Living On Purpose - Life is worth living because God created you for a purpose
  • Save Sex - The facts about AIDS and the importance of saving sex until marriage
The classes are taught by coaches - Basotho young adults who are trained by the Thrive Africa team. These coaches have trained (and continue to train) teach, counsel, and mentor their students. Because the classes are taught peer-to-peer - by young adults who are from the same culture - the students' hearts are more receptive to the challenging messages. Genuine relationships are built between students and coaches, providing the students with role models to turn to for advice and help. The curriculum, developed by the Thrive Africa team, is culturally-relevant and Biblically-based.

Park West Gallery CEO and founder, Albert Scaglione, and his wife Mitsie are providing financial contributions and payment for printing and shipping 15,000 copies of the 48 page full-color
book Save Sex; 15,000 copies of the 128 page full-color book Living on Purpose ; and 2,000 copies of the 20 page book Story Tellers. These books are being used in the Leadership Summit youth ministry. Classes are two hours long and typically include practical games, interactive teaching, and small group discussion. Coaches also make themselves available before and after class to talk one-on-one with students.

To learn more about Thrive Africa, or to find out how you can help make a difference in the fight against AIDS in South Africa, visit Thrive Africa on the web at

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The Spirit of Giving

The Park West Foundation actively assists young adults aging out of the foster care system. At 18 years of age, these young adults are cut off from assistance and are left to fend for themselves with no home, no job prospects, and limited education. The Park West Foundation began with 9 young adults and that number has now grown to over 100! While we begin by providing the basics (food, clothing and shelter), we can proudly say we now have 12 young adults attending college!
The Park West Foundation needs your help this Thanksgiving season to assist these young adults. Below is a list of items required for day to day living. If you would like to donate any of the items below, please call 1-800-521-9654 x 1281 for details.

  • Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Boots (Men, Women, Child, Infant)
  • Clothing (Men, Women, Child, Infant) – especially business/interview attire/suits
  • Shoes (Men, Women, Child, Infant)
Personal Items
  • Hygiene Products – shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.
  • Diapers (sizes 1-4)
  • School Supplies – paper, folders, pens, pencils, Texas Instruments Calculators
  • College Level Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Household Items
  • Twin Bedding – sheets, pillowcases
  • Bed Pillows
  • Bath Towels – including washcloths, hand towels, bath mats
  • Kitchen/Tableware – plates, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, serving pieces
  • Small Appliances – toasters, microwaves, other small kitchen appliances
  • Irons & Ironing Boards
  • TVs
  • Lamps, Mirrors, Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables & Chairs
  • Small Couches, Side Tables & Chairs
  • Baby Furniture

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Puzzled by Art?

Test your knowledge of art history, old & modern masters and Park West contemporary artists! Each category below contains 10 anagrams of words, phrases and well, purely nonsensical terms. Correctly rearrange the letters of each anagram to reveal a one-word answer befitting its respective category. Happy unscrambling!







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Letters to the Editor

The Park West Gallery Newsletter staff is so appreciative of all of the thoughtful words we receive from our readers. Here are just a few of the kind responses and we look forward to publishing even more in upcoming issues!

"Meeting all the artists at the 40th Anniversary Event in Detroit was so exciting. Meeting, socializing and hearing each artist explain what motivates them to paint has given us the desire to collect additional art from artists we had previously not noticed. Our favorites have been the ones we naturally were drawn to at each showing, but now, we will enlarge our art collection with new artist. Park West Gallery was such an exciting place to be and meet and greet with so many wonderful people who love art. We made new friends of other art lovers and artists. Thank you for this enriching experience. A memorable moment for us was the night Albert and his wife sat at our table and gave us details of their work with the Girls Home. How wonderful they help with the blessings that God has provided with others in need. We love the newsletter! It is great to be advised of up to date happenings with Park West Gallery."
Charles & Dutchie W. | Sherwood, Arizona

"Thank you very much for the newsletter. We purchased 7 Rembrandt etchings on one of our cruises and a Tarkay painting. I am so happy with them and am ready to start looking again. You have a great gallery and wonderful paintings. Jordon and his staff were outstanding. Looking forward to doing business with you again."
Eldon & Jeanne B. | Blue Earth, Minnesota

"Thank you for the newsletter. We have many pieces of art acquired from Park West Gallery via various cruise lines and our house is full of a variety of styles and images which totally intrigue our neighbors, friends and family."
Gloria & Mike S. | Kelowna, B.C. Canada

"I have bought at least a dozen [Park West] pieces for my home and office. Each one has a personal connection with an event or stage in my life. For example, after returning from seeing Chagall's painting atop the Paris Opera House, I bought the same theme in Le Dance. Right now, I am looking at Chagall's lithograph of a female figure overlooking a Village. I got it at auction right after my mom passed and it reminds me of her presence and caring every day at work."
Chas C. | Bethesda, Maryland

"I just received your newsletter and couldn't stop reading. We are great admirers of Park West Gallery's people as well as the beautiful and unique art pieces you offer. The greatest part of being part of the 'Park West Family' is meeting the artists, and if lucky, learning more about THEIR PASSION in their craft. Thank you for the experiences we have been able to share."
Kenn & Marie B. | Camas, Washington

"Thank you for this great [newsletter]. My wife and I have purchased a few pieces of work from Park West and have never been disappointed."
Larry N. | Chanute, Kansas

"Thank you for the newsletter. It is another way for those who bought artwork to keep informed and to continue to be educated by those who really know and understand the present world of art. My wife and I continue to enjoy our artwork we have accumulated over the years, mostly from Park West."
Kurt & Wilma P. | Denver, North Carolina

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November 2008 - Issue 3

In this issue:
Happy Thanksgiving from the Park West Family
New Krasnyansky Website
Highlight the Artist
Andrew Bone's Southern African Safari
Thrive Africa
The Spirit of Giving
Puzzled by Art?
Letters to the Editor
Newsletter Feedback
Customer Corner
Park West Foundation News
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage
Newly Released Artwork

40-40-40 Satisfaction Guarantee
Park West Foundation
Park West Gallery Website
Artist Biographies
Mosaic Blog
Customer Service Blog
Park West on YouTube
Park West on Facebook

Customer Corner

"I recently purchased a number of pieces on the Carnival Glory. All the pieces have arrived at my door in perfect condition. They are exquisite – they totally transform my home (and my office) and the framing is stunning! It makes me happy to look at them, not only remembering the wonderful cruise but the fun art auctions I attended as well with your professional and knowledgeable staff. I have purchased art previously, but have never had such a wonderful selection along with amazing prices in a great atmosphere. Thank you Park West Gallery."
Judith M. | Washington, D.C.

"Thank you for such an incredible time on the Independence of the Seas. I truly am still pinching myself! What an amazing trip and the sharing of art and knowledge was unbelievable. I still can't believe all the beautiful Moulys, what an honor just to see them. And then to meet Tarkay....oh my, oh my! All of your hard work is so appreciated and you have the most incredible people working with you, if I didn't see some of it with my own eyes, I would be hard pressed to believe it!!! Thanks for letting us live in a dream world for a while, I would say I am back to reality, but just wandering around my house enjoying my beautiful art (thanks to Park West) makes me realize that the dream is alive right inside my own walls! I am so fortunate to have such pleasure just by enjoying the art I have and can't wait to get my new acquisitions!!! Thanks again."
Terry C.
| Salem, Oregon

"Ellen and I wish to thank you and your staff for providing us with such a wonderful time on Park West's VIP cruise aboard the NCL Spirit. We were very comfortable in our beautiful accommodations and made to feel welcome in every way. The visit to Peter Max's studio, the MOMA, the dinner at Carmine's, the creativeness of artists Aldo Luongo and Alfred Gockel and the amenities Park West provided will always remain in our memories. Not only did we have a fabulous time, but we also learned a lot about art. This further fuels our desire to continue to collect art in the future, which we plan to do through Park West Gallery. We certainly appreciate the efforts and hard work of the entire Park West Team. We can not think of anything you can improve upon. Thank you once again for a great, great time!"
Ellen & Paul V. | Bedford Corners, New York

Park West extends our heartfelt appreciation to all of our loyal customers who have taken time to share with us their positive experiences of purchasing artwork aboard cruise ship art auctions at sea, at a special Park West land event or from Park West Gallery in Southfield, Michigan.
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Park West Foundation News

The Park West Foundation was established by Albert and Mitsie Scaglione who maintain a passionate ambition to improve the lives of others through personal giving. Each month, Park West Gallery and the Park West Foundation support many causes, non-profit organizations and foundations. Following are just a handful of the many establishments who recently received contributions from the Park West Foundation.

"Please know that your support is making a difference in the life of a critically
ill child right now. From our family to yours, we wish you happiness and good health." -- The Rainbow Connection | 30 Oct. 2008

"Thank you for your generous contribution to St. John Hospice. Your gift will help us continue to bring
the highest quality, compassionate care to the hundreds of patients we treat each day." -- St. John Health Foundation | 29 Oct. 2008

"On behalf of Deliver the Dream and the many family members we are able to help, thank you for your recent donation of artwork.
Please know how very much your gift means to us." -- Deliver the Dream | 29 Oct. 2008

"We don't know how to begin to thank you for your thought-
fulness and generosity for your donation to our 9th Annual Gala. Thank you again and God Bless You." -- Childhelp | 28 Oct. 2008

"We take great pleasure in thanking you for your generous contribution. We are all very grateful to have your support
and interest in the children we serve. -- The Children's Center | 20 Oct. 2008

Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage

An uplifting story for the whole family, Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage is available on November 11, 2008, just in time for the holidays!

The film, based on a true story, is a look at the inspiration behind
Thomas Kinkade's incredible career.

Eight-time Academy Award® nominee Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, The Lion in Winter, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Ruling Class, The Stunt Man, My Favorite Year, Venus) stars with Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden (Pollack, 2000) and Jared Padalecki (TV's "Supernatural") in Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage.

Returning home from college one Christmas, young artist Thomas Kinkade (Padalecki) is dismayed to learn that attempts to promote local tourism have failed and his mother (Gay Harden) is dangerously close to losing the family cottage to foreclosure. Inspired by his mentor, Glen (O'Toole), a famous artist who lives next door, Thom accepts a job painting a mural of his small, idyllic hometown. With Glen's help, Thom not only discovers his calling as the "Painter of Light" but also helps the town rediscover the true spirit of Christmas in this nostalgic, humorous and heartwarming true story destined to become a holiday classic.

"I began my career creating art for an animated feature film, and it has been a life-long dream to tell some of the story of my own life -- the story behind my art -- through the medium of motion pictures. Now, the dream is coming true with Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage, which I hope will be the first in a number of inspirational movies to tell the story of my growing up," says Thomas Kinkade. He continued, "To me it's all about love. If you love family, home and holiday traditions, you'll find it all in this movie."

Title Copyright: © 2008 Lionsgate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved | Rating: Rated PG | Format: Widescreen | Feature Running Time: 103 minutes

"Christmas Tree Cottage", 1994

Visit the official movie site for the latest movie information including a personal video greeting from Kinkade, movie trailer, photo gallery, cast information and more.

View selections of Thomas Kinkade artwork available from the Park West Collection

Newly Released Artwork

If you are interested in acquiring newly released artwork please contact a Park West Gallery Sales consultant (800-521-9654 x 4) for more information on these and other collections.

Noah "Someday", 2008
© Collectors Editions. All Rights Reserved. © Disney.

James Coleman "Mickey/Minnie in Venice", 2008
© Collectors Editions. All Rights Reserved. © Disney.

Tim Rogerson "Daisy Jazz", 2008
© Collectors Editions. All Rights Reserved. © Disney.

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