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Top 10 Park West Gallery moments of 2015

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Park West Gallery had a busy year in 2015, and as we move into 2016, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite moments from the past year.

1. Thomas Kinkade art on canvas

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“Holiday Gathering” (1998), Thomas Kinkade

Park West Gallery is an international art dealer found aboard more than 100 cruise ships. Thanks to this status, it has gained access to Thomas Kinkade artwork that is normally difficult to acquire, and is offering these limited-edition “International Proofs” to its clients.

The six original paintings used as studies for the limited-edition graphic works were created by Kinkade and certified by the artist before his passing. They are among the top 25 best-selling Kinkade paintings, and three are in the top 10.

“We appreciate that Park West shares our vision of maintaining the collectability of Thomas Kinkade artwork and honoring the Kinkade legacy,” states James Lambert, vice president of marketing for the Thomas Kinkade Company.

2.Fox 5 Good Day NY

The art world saw record-setting purchases in 2015 with a Pablo Picasso selling for $179.4 million and a Modigliani for $170.4 million, contributing to more than $2 billion in art sales. To provide insight into the art world and art auctions, Park West Gallery Auctioneer Rob Ducat was invited onto Fox 5 Good Day NY to speak with hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly and hold a mock auction.

3. Expanding into China

Park West Art Auction

Park West Art Auction

With cruise lines experiencing a double-digit annual increase of Asian passengers, the industry is sending its biggest and newest ships to define itself in this massive new Asian market. From 2012 to 2014, the number of Chinese passengers grew 79 percent each year.

Park West Gallery is pleased to be on ships with lines like Royal Caribbean International, and expects to have an influence on the global art market. In five years, the gallery has seen a 114 percent increase in the number of clients who live in Asia.

“There is a growing demand for high-quality art, and the Chinese market is showing signs of long-term growth, so I imagine this will continue into the future,” says Park West Gallery Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione.

4. Albert Scaglione in the news

Albert Scaglione Park West Gallery

Park West Gallery Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione had a busy year, with many prominent media outlets profiling him or gaining his insight into the art world. He was featured twice in the Huffington Post and had radio interviews with BOLD, Sunday Edition, Michigan’s BIG Show and StartUpNation. He also made a cameo in a video about the gallery by the Sun Sentinel!

5. Park West introduces dye sublimation art

Michael Cheval dye sublimation absurd art

“Melody of Rain” (2015), Michael Cheval

In continuing its mission to bring the best and most innovative artwork to collectors, Park West Gallery began offering artwork created through dye sublimation. This digital printing process gives artists the chance to create images on aluminum that are far more resistant and durable than traditional canvas or paper.

Artists like Michael Cheval and Guy Harvey are creating artwork with dye-sublimation, are impressed with the results.

“It’s the color, the vividness, the sharpness, it was unbelievable,” Cheval says. “Aluminum makes it like an HDTV.”

6. Autumn de Forest receives award from Vatican

On Nov. 7, 2015, Autumn de Forest received one of the biggest honors to date in the form of the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for Painting and Art. This is given to individuals age 35 and under for their talents in art and knowledge, but also for being positive role models.

Autumn has assisted organizations like Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, This Bar Saves Lives, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund and encouraging art education as a participating artist in Turnaround Arts, a signature program for the Presidents’ Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

7. Britto represents the 2016 Summer Olympics

Romero Britto, Park West Gallery artist
Park West Gallery was pleased to announce that world-renowned artist Romero Britto was named an official ambassador for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, held in his home country of Brazil.

Britto revealed the news during a visit to Park West Gallery’s Miami Lakes location on Jan. 20. The Neo-pop artist was appointed to be a Brazilian ambassador for the 2016 Olympics by the Brazilian Olympic Committee.

As an ambassador, Britto was also nominated by Coca-Cola to carry the Olympic Torch when the games arrive. He will also team up with the soda company to create paintings, pins and bottles.

“As a Brazilian it is a wonderful feeling to be nominated as a Rio 2016 Olympic Torchbearer in my country,” Britto said.

8. Guy Harvey and the NCL Escape

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Guy Harvey (Photo courtesy of John Bell)

The gallery was thrilled to sign with Harvey not only because of his awe-inspiring marine life art, but his conservation efforts with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.

“This relationship will broaden the reach of my art for patrons and at the same time help spread the message for ocean conservation,” said Harvey, who in 2011 received the Simon Conservation Award from Artists for Conservation.

Harvey’s artwork is featured on the hull of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship, Escape, which set sail for its inaugural cruise on Nov. 14. He is the third Park West artist to have artwork featured on the hull of a ship, following Peter Max and Lebo.

9. Pangborn creates art for the White House Fellows

Dominic Pangborn White House Fellows

Artwork created by Dominic Pangborn for the White House Fellows’ 50th anniversary (Image courtesy of Carolyn Chin)

Dominic Pangborn attended the White House Fellows 2015 Leadership Conference on October 22-23 and gala on Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C., where he presented his artwork to the White House Fellows during their 50th anniversary celebration. The Art in Motion he created for the Fellows features a board covered in photos from the past 50 years of White House Fellows.

“It went well beyond any expectations,” Pangborn says. “The reception, visit to the White House, the gala dinner – I’ve never had so much appreciation and gratefulness.”

10. Unique exhibitions

Nano Lopez Park West Gallery

Park West Gallery hosted Nano Lopez’s largest exhibition to date in June.

Throughout the year, Park West Gallery held exhibitions at its location in Southfield, Michigan, many of which were the first time the artist was featured in their own show at the gallery. The exhibitions included artists such as Lebo, Pangborn, Tim Yanke and Marcus Glenn.

Of note was the Pino exhibition, was one of the largest single collections of Pino art in one place, and the Chris DeRubeis exhibition, which was the first-ever solo show at Park West Gallery offering his metal art.

Look forward to more exhibitions in 2016! 

Park West Gallery Artist Sessions: The Collectors

Which artist(s) whose works you’ve collected would you most like to meet in person? Who have you already met that you’d like to see again?

It is a special joy and privilege for us to put our customers directly in touch with our artists, an experience historically reserved for only the wealthiest of art patrons and collectors — that is, until the founding of Park West Gallery. We thought we’d turn the tables and share a little insight into how our artists feel about our collectors. Watch:

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Watch Artist Dominic Pangborn on ‘Detroit 2020’

Detroit 2020, Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery“Detroit 2020,” a weekly program on ABC Channel 7 (WXYZ-TV in Detroit), says it’s committed to addressing the challenges facing the Detroit region. The goal of the show is to unify, inspire change and help make Detroit a better place to live, work and raise families. 

This week, “Detroit 2020” highlighted Park West Gallery artist, Dominic Pangborn, whose studio is located in downtown Detroit. Pangborn said that with all of his success, he is committed to Detroit, explaining, “I specifically chose Detroit because I really firmly believe that businesses should be in the city. So I moved into the city of Detroit.”

Fine art by Dominic Pangborn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. To learn more visit,

International Artist Dominic Pangborn Creates Permanent Installation for New Marlins Park Baseball Stadium

MIAMI, Fla. – This past March, international artist Dominic Pangborn participated in the historic grand opening of the new Miami Marlins ballpark. Construction of the stadium was completed at the end of March, just in time for Opening Day in April. Marlins Park is located in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, just west of downtown. Seated on the historic 42-acre site of the Orange Bowl, it features state-of-the-art amenities like a retractable roof and a 21st century contemporary style.

Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery, Marlins Stadium

When Dominic Pangborn was approached by the director of the stadium’s operations (familiar with his work) he agreed that this would be a very unique and exciting opportunity to exhibit to the Florida community.

The Park West Gallery artist chose to highlight 10 years of Marlins’ history, designing a piece 10 ft. high x 40 ft. long x 4 ft. deep. Pangborn’s largest public piece to date, the work is created from vinyl transferred onto aluminum and is viewable from the stands, as well as home plate, the pitcher’s mound, first base and right field.

The Pangborn installation has become the main artistic highlight in the stadium. It’s featured on the official stadium tour and is located on the main mezzanine level above the concessions.

Fine art by Dominic Pangborn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. To learn more visit,

Park West Gallery Supports American Education Week

American Education Week (November 13-19, 2011) celebrates public education and honors individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. Through art donations and sponsored artist lectures, Park West Gallery maintains a commitment to enhancing the quality of education in our schools.

International Artist Dominic Pangborn Visits SPF Middle Schools

Dominic Pangborn, Park West GalleryMindy Scarlett (left), editor of the soon-to-be-launched Scotch Plains/Fanwood Edition of; Artist Dominic Pangborn; Phyllis Mirabella, vice president of the Education Enrichment Foundation of SPF and Al Mirabella, Freeholder for Union County. Credit: SPF News

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD NEWS – On Monday, Nov. 14, internationally renowned Michigan based Artist Dominic Pangborn visited both Park and Terrill Middle Schools in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District. Pangborn was visiting courtesy of Park West CARES, the philanthropic arm of Park West Gallery, the largest art dealer in the world.

In addition to making one of their premier artists available to speak to SPF Middle School students, Park West Gallery is also making a generous donation of 20 works of art to the Education Enrichment Foundation of SPF. Those works of art will ultimately benefit SPF students district-wide.

While most students were expecting a boring lecture on the finer points of modern art, they were pleasantly surprised by Pangborn’s amusing and unassuming presentation…

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Exclusive artwork by Dominic Pangborn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery Pangborn Fine Art Collection →

Park West Gallery is committed to art enrichment and community outreach, having donated thousands of new items of clothing, works of art and books to charitable and educational organizations nationwide. To nominate a charitable organization in your community that would benefit from the Park West Gallery CARES philanthropic initiative, please send your submission to

Dominic Pangborn’s Artistic Journey

The Wire, Dominic Pangborn, Park West GalleryOn the bright side: artist Dominic Pangborn shares inspiration

Oct. 19, 2011 — Dominic Pangborn was the illegitimate child of an American soldier, born into a divided and bombed-out country in 1952, during the Korean War. On the bright side, he had next to nothing.

“Having nothing and being in an environment of nothing taught me a lot of things,” he said. “One was creativity.”

Pangborn’s unfailing positivity has helped him become a successful artist, represented by the world’s largest art dealer, Park West Gallery. He’s the founder of both a graphic design firm and a fashion label, and finally, an endearing and inspiring public speaker.

He spoke recently at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth as part of the school’s monthly Leadership Series, which invites students and the public to meet with businesspeople and discuss their success stories, philosophies, and current issues and trends…

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Exclusive artwork by Dominic Pangborn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea.

Visit the Park West Gallery Pangborn Fine Art Collection →

American House Visits Park West Gallery

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american house, dominic pangborn, park west galleryA group of residents from American House Senior Living Community recently journeyed to Park West Gallery to enjoy a special guest lecture by the Michigan-based contemporary artist, Dominic Pangborn.

The event began with an introduction to Park West Gallery by its Director Morris Shapiro, followed by a lecture and autograph session with the artist. The audience was captivated by Pangborn’s stories about his childhood in Korea and eventual journey to the United States. He spoke about his development as an artist and graphic designer, as well as explaining the inspiration for his various works of art.

The American House residents were surprised and elated when Pangborn presented each of them with one of his signature scarves and ties. Park West Gallery also gave every guest a small work of art to take home as a souvenir from the event.

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Park West Gallery is committed to art enrichment and community outreach, having donated thousands of new items of clothing, works of art and books to charitable and educational organizations nationwide. To nominate a charitable organization in your community that would benefit from the Park West Gallery CARES philanthropic initiative, please send your submission to

Park West Gallery CARES Brings Art Enrichment to Chicago Students

Goethe Elementary School welcomes 20 donated works, artist to inspire students, invigorate improvement projects

CHICAGO, IL – While it is said that art imitates life, parents and teachers at Goethe Elementary School in Logan Square hope it also inspires learning. The school is the recipient of 20 works with an approximate retail value of $20,000, donated by Park West Gallery, which was on display when artist Dominic Pangborn visited students on Monday, April 11, 2011.

Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery, Geothe ElementaryPark West Gallery artist Dominic Pangborn speaks to students at Goethe Elementary.

Korean-born Pangborn immigrated to the United States as a child, where he developed his mostly self-taught artistic skills. The successful working artist and businessman shared his inspirational story with sixth, seventh and eighth grade students during his visit to the school.   

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Pangborn, and to receive these works of art from an array of talented artists like him,” says Barbara Kargas, principal, Goethe Elementary School. “We hope that these gifts help nurture our students’ own artistic development, and encourage their academic achievement. We also hope that this donation serves as an invitation to other artists and community members to get involved with their local schools. We all benefit so much when schools and communities work together.” 

The donation and artist talk are the result of a partnership between neighborhood group Friends of Goethe School (FOGS) and Park West CARES, Park West Gallery’s national outreach initiative. Launched in July 2010, the program provides art work donations to community organizations across the United States.

Beyond Monday, Goethe and FOGS hope that the donation spurs other partnerships with creative individuals and groups. FOGS is developing children’s programming for the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival and is working with artists to take part in beautification projects on the campus during its annual block party, both happening in late July. The group also featured local comedians and musicians at its recent fundraiser, which brought in more than $6,000 to help spruce up the school’s playground and outdoor field. 

“We serve clients all across the country, including Chicago, and we are privileged to assist their communities through activities like these,” says Stoney Goldstein, Executive Vice President of Park West Gallery and Chicago resident. “Goethe is a wonderful example of how collaboration between schools, parents and the community breeds student success, and we hope that our contribution helps the school build on that success.” 

About Goethe Elementary School/Friends of Goethe School
Goethe Elementary School is a high-performing, multicultural preK-8th grade neighborhood public school located in the Logan Square community of Chicago. Supporting the school’s programs, Friends of Goethe School is a group of parents, friends, and neighbors working together to make Goethe an even better school. FOGS sponsors programs and raises funds to help provide educational enrichment programs and much-needed building and ground improvements to the school. Learn more at
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