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Art Auctions at Sea on CNBC

Park West Gallery cruise art auctions were featured on CNBC's recent documentary "Cruise Inc. Big Money on the High Seas"!

Show Summary: It's the ultimate getaway...an exclusive look inside the $30-billion cruise industry. Correspondent Peter Greenberg spends seven days aboard the Norwegian Pearl, one of the newest in Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet.

Watch the CNBC Video



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Gallery Director Offers Art Marketing Tips

Photo Courtesy of Barbara Jacobs
"Although the world is in a challenging time, the future of the young artist is hopeful," said Park West's Gallery Director of 25 years, Morris Shapiro, to students during his recent lecture at the prestigious College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.

Shapiro shared with students his advice about commissions and contracts, marketing and promotion, and what gallery directors look for in artists and their work.

Read 5 Key Objectives for any aspiring artist



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I See Nude People...

Park West Gallery changed the course of art history forever, and the history of two nudist truck drivers from Tennessee.

By Johnathon, Cruise Ship Art Auctioneer

One of my first assignments as an auctioneer with Park West was on a ship that had been chartered for a nudist cruise. The charter client was an independent group that organized nudists from all around the world for a cruise which by anyone’s standards was very…free spirited...

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Artists at Sea: Fanch Ledan

Artists are hanging up their brushes and testing their sea legs to launch a program intended to enhance the Celebrity guest’s cruising experience.

By Cassandra, Cruise Ship Art Auctioneer

Fanch Ledan boarded the Celebrity Constellation with the intention to initiate as much involvement with the guests as possible. His charming French demeanor and his readiness to greet guests assured a sensational first night onboard. Even if they were not previously involved in art, their chance to meet the world renowned artist quickly sparked their interest...

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The Real Art of Collecting

People have many reasons for collecting art, but the best one is always that you LOVE it, that it SPEAKS to you, that it SINGS to you!

By Johnathon, Cruise Ship Art Auctioneer

A friend of mine who is a Park West Collector phoned me one afternoon and asked me to help her with a new adventure on which she was about to embark. I wanted to make sure that Molly was well taken care of, so I went along for the ride. The ride, as it turned out, ended up being aboard a cruise ship...

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An Animated Art Auction at Sea

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Fabulous, fascinating, multifaceted, the Celebrity cruise hosting David Willardson provided a unique experience.

By Erin, Cruise Ship Art Auctioneer

Considered one of the finest galleries afloat, the Celebrity Infinity always hosts an amazing art collection. While many Infinity cruisers are familiar with fun and fast paced Park West auctions, few could have imagined a more friendly surprise than what seemed like the whole of Disney setting out to greet them on the first night of their Alaska bound cruise. Still what a surprise, in anticipation of a visit from world renowned Disney artist, David Willardson, the gallery came alive as never before - one might say it was down-right animated.

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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!

Please email newsletter@parkwestgallery.com with your comments or suggestions for upcoming issues of the Park West Gallery Newsletter. Drop us a line and we may even publish it on our website!



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April 2009 - Issue 8

In this issue:
Art Auctions at Sea on CNBC
Gallery Director Offers Art Marketing Tips
I See Nude People...
Artists at Sea: Fanch Ledan
The Real Art of Collecting
An Animated Art Auction at Sea
Letters to the Editor
Exclusive New Dali Videos!
Park West Foundation News
Customer Corner

Links:
Park West Foundation
Park West Gallery Website
Artist Biographies
Mosaic Blog
Customer Service Blog
Park West on YouTube
Facebook Art Collectors Club
Follow @ParkWestGal on Twitter



Exclusive New Dali Videos!

Park West Gallery launched 2 New YouTube videos featuring the works of Salvador Dali:

> The Divine Comedy: A surrealist interpretation of Dante's epic poem. Watch the Video Here

> The Biblia Sacra: A series of surrealist images illustrating the Holy Bible. Watch the Video Here



Park West Foundation News

On April 25, 2009, For The Seventh Generation will hold its second annual fundraiser, In Seventh Heaven, at Park West Gallery in Southfield. In Seventh Heaven will feature an evening of food, art, spirits and music set throughout the elegant 63,000 square-foot gallery.

The highlights of the event will be a silent auction of unique items that can be viewed online and throughout the event and a live auction featuring, among other items, works of art donated by Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery, and his wife Mitsie Scaglione, executive director of Park West Foundation.



Customer Corner

We love to read all of the positive letters from our customers and we're happy to publish a handful of our recent favorites on our Customer Service Blog.

We would love to hear from you too! Send us an email

Dear Park West Gallery...

> I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to attend our first VIP event. We had such a wonderful time learning about art, talking to the guest artists and their families and meeting fellow art lovers.
Alan & Sharon W.

> I just wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed the cruise and the company. You guys were great and it could not have been better. Thanks again for bringing us along.
Matt & Melody H. | Earlysville, Virginia

> We have totally enjoyed the Park West experience. Specifically, the seminars on the cruise ships have raised our interest and knowledge and have created a love of art in both my husband and I. We plan, in about 10 years, to apply for an auctioneer position on a cruise ship and share our passion with others. We are Park West customers for life. Nice way to run a business!
Angela V. | Alberta, Canada



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