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The Park West Gallery Cruise Art Auction Experience Giveaway

***This contest has now ended. The winners will be posted below during the week of June 27, 2011. Thank you to all who entered!***

Park West Gallery conducts art auctions aboard your favorite cruise lines across the globe. Whether you’ve collected art from a cruise ship auction or simply enjoyed browsing in our onboard galleries, we want to hear about your Park West Gallery cruise art experience — and it could win you an incredible prize! Here’s how…

Contest Rules and Prize Details


Park West Gallery will choose FIVE lucky winners at random from all of the entries. The winners will receive their choice of ONE of the following works of art (unframed):

"Subtly Amused" by Itzchak Tarkay, Park West Gallery Collection“Subtly Amused” by Itzchak Tarkay (17 1/8” x 12 3/8” serigraph in color on wove
paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection
"Interior with Klimt" by Fanch Ledan, Park West Gallery Collection“Interior with Klimt” by Fanch Ledan (33 1/16” x 24 3/4” serigraph in color on wove
paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered)  | Park West Gallery Collection
"L'Escalier au Soleil" by Jean-Claude Picot, Park West Gallery Collection“L’Escalier au Soleil” by Jean-Claude Picot (13 3/4” x 11 1/2” seriolithograph in color on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection


RULE #1: Repost the following statement along with your answer into the “Leave a Reply” comment box below.

My favorite Park West Gallery cruise art auction experience was… 

RULE #2: Include your first name, last initial and email address in the comment form. (Note: Emails will NOT be displayed publicly and will only be used to contact the winner.)

RULE #3: EARN BONUS ENTRIES!* Earn additional entries by linking back to this contest page. Link to this page from your Facebook, Twitter, blog or other website and post a trackback link to it in the comment form below (so we can verify your link). You’ll get an extra entry for each link you post.

*Enter as many times as you’d like. Limit one prize per person.

The names of the contest winners will be announced at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery during the week of June 27, 2011, so bookmark this page and check back here to see if you’ve won! The winners will also be notified via email.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ midnight EST. Good Luck!

(Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. U.S. residents only.)


1. JON P. (posted June 14, 2011 at 4:46pm)
2. BRUCE N. (posted June 15, 2011 at 12:07 am) 
3. AMY & JIMMY C. (posted June 15, 2011 at 2:18am)
4. DAVID C. (posted June 15, 2011 at 10:10pm)
5. APRIL M. (posted June 21, 2011 at 12:21pm)


Art Auctioneer Series: Married Life at Sea

art auctioneers, cruise art auctions at seaArt auctioneers Daniel and Jaclyn DuPont. 

As a married couple, one of the many benefits of working as Art Auctioneers representing Park West Gallery on cruise ships is that we are able to work, travel and live together. Not many couples can say they love what they do, experience what we have experienced, and do all of these things together. 

We have been married for three years now and by working as Art Auctioneers representing Park West Gallery, we have had the opportunity to travel the world. We’ve visited over 100 countries during the past few years and the experiences we have gained through our travels are immeasurable. 

Here are just some of our memorable moments: walking on the Great Wall of China, climbing the Pyramids in Egypt, going on a safari in Africa, exploring Moi on Easter Island, seeing an opera at the Sydney Opera House, visiting Petra (one of the new Wonders of the World), taking a gondola ride in Venice, watching the Pope give Mass at the Vatican, standing at the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and dog sledding in Alaska.

Although our marriage may not emulate the married life of the average couple, we feel fortunate to have taken this opportunity during the early years of our marriage. Many of our friends tell us that they wish they were able to do what we have done, but what we find amusing is that we often look at their lives and aspire to have a home and family like them.

There are many moments when we would love to sit in front of a fireplace and watch a fresh snowfall out the window, or drive to the nearest movie theater to see the latest release, but our current reality is that the world is our home. Yes, one day you will find us on land with a permanent address but for now we aren’t ready to have a 9-5 with kids, bills and a mortgage. 

Until we’re ready for that next chapter, we will continue to embrace the opportunity to work, travel and live together with the world as our home.

 —DANIEL & JACLYN DUPONT, Art Auctioneers
A Whole New World of Opportunity
As a global leader in the Fine Art industry, Park West Gallery maintains art galleries aboard cruise ships throughout the world and produces thousands of live art auctions per year. If you are interested in the opportunity to join our team of Art Auction Sales Professionals, please visit Plymouth Auctioneering at www.plymouthauctioneering.com.


Vote Park West Gallery ‘4 The Best’ in Detroit

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There are only 3 days left until voting closes in the 2010 “4 The Best” contest, sponsored by WDIV Channel 4. Park West Gallery is currently in 1st place for BEST Art Gallery in Detroit, but every vote counts and we need your help to win!

Please visit wdiv.cityvoter.com/park-west-gallery/biz/50603 before Monday, September 6 to cast your vote for Park West Gallery!

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We would also like to extend a big thank you to all of the Park West Gallery customers, employees, friends and supporters who have voted for us thus far, and for the many compliments posted on the contest page, including:

› “Park West Galleries ROCKS supreme! Finally a gallery that has art that I actually want to look at! I discovered them on a cruise ship at sea, and it wasn’t until a few months ago I realized they are in our own back yard.” —Jack Black, 8/20/10

› “We have cruised on several different cruise lines and we always attend Parkwest Gallery Auctions. We have purchased several pieces of art from them.” —Mskramer, 7/26/10

› “I have purchased several paintings from Park West and have been extremely satisfied. These were not purchased for investments but simply because the quality of the art work, choices available and $ amount was a bargain. The pieces I chose were from auctions on cruise ships.” —Solo104g, 7/22/10

› “The Park West family has given my wife Peggy and me the experiences of a lifetime in the world of art. We have met and had personal dialog with many of the premiere artists of our time. Park West introduced us to the old masters by allowing us to view numerous works produced by their own hands. Most importantly, we were afforded the opportunity to actually purchase a number of these pieces to display in our own homes. For anyone whose interest in art ranges from curious to passionate, we recommend Park West for their knowledge as well as their vast selection of fine art created by the most talented artists of this and past generations.”
—fsasso, 7/21/10

› “I’ve done business with them several times over the years. They make collecting original art easy and fun. Their staff has always impressed me with their knowledge and love of art.”
—Ryan, 7/18/20

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Park West Gallery Exposes Cruise Passengers to the Art World

If you’ve recently cruised with Park West at sea or attended a Park West Gallery art auction we would love to hear from you! You can visit the Park West Gallery Customer Reviews Blog to read the latest testimonials — and be sure to send us an email if you would like to see your comments posted!

Following are excerpts from some of our favorite letters recently written by satisfied Park West Gallery art collectors…

• John W. | Australia:
“Apart from some passing interest in art due to a famous, long past relative (a bloke called James McNeill Whistler), my wife and I had never really been exposed to the art world until this cruise. What an eye-opener!”
Read: “Park West Auctions Are Fascinating Experiences”

Bob A. | Daytona Beach, Florida:
“I just wanted to say thank you and I will be doing more business with your company in the near future.”
Read: “Art Auctioneers are a Big Hit with Collectors”

Amaryllis D. | Memphis, Tennessee:
“I absolutely love all your art auctions. The staff is always wonderful and helpful! I love the ‘excitement’ of the auction and it was so great to meet Dominic Pangborn!”
Read: “Art Auctions are Exciting and Informative”

Dennis S. | Ridgeville, South Carolina:
“We (my wife and I) learned so many new things about art. I bought several pieces from the artist Peter Max and I am looking forward to displaying them in our home.”
Read: “Art Auctioneers Passionate about Fine Art”

Ken N. | University Place, Washington:
“I truly enjoy working with Park West as we always come away with a better understanding and knowledge of art after an auction and the time spent with your representatives.”
Read: “Park West Art Auctions Are Learning Experiences”


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“Totally Proud of Our Park West Gallery Collection” (Customer Reviews)

At Park West Gallery, we’re lucky enough to receive a steady stream of positive letters from our loyal customers. As a thank you for all of your kind words, we’ll be posting as many of your fantastic comments as we can at our Park West Gallery Customer Reviews Blog.

If you’ve recently cruised with Park West at sea or attended a Park West Gallery art auction we would love to hear from you!



• Kat & Steve D. | Wetumpka, Alabama:

The organization of the event was great and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Peter Max studio. We had a great time and will remember it fondly when enjoying the works we purchased. Most of all, we thoroughly appreciated the professionalism of you and your team… More >

• Chris & John M. | Gahanna, Ohio:

I feel and totally am proud of our collection of Dali, Rembrandt, Agam, Max, Rut, Pangborn, Le Kinff, Tarkay, Lew, Chen, and others. We have and enjoy our contemporary art as well as ‘master’ artists. I can’t tell you how privileged I feel to be blessed with your friendship, advice, and works of art. Thanks also to Albert Scaglione for his dedication to Park West and his great dealings for others… More >

• Darlene J. | Ocean Ridge, Florida

I cannot thank you all enough for one of the unforgettable experiences in my life! It was one of the BEST WEEKEND events I’ve ever attended in my lifetime!… More >


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Art Appreciation On the High Seas

PARK WEST GALLERY customers provide wonderful feedback about Park West artists and art auctions. We are proud to share the following compliments from some art collectors who recently enjoyed art appreciation lectures offered by the art auction staff and Park West at sea…

Recently I was on a cruise. The ship was Celebrity Constellation. It was my pleasure to meet two people who work for you – Ansophie and Shaun. They made all the art auctions so interesting and exciting. It made the time so enjoyable.

I also went to all of the talks that they set up to teach people about the Old & New Masters. I really learned much from them. They are a great asset to your company.”

Sharlene V.
Brooklyn, New York


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Fabulous Auctioneer Crew Impresses Park West Cruise Art Collectors

Peter Max. Blushing Beauty on Blends. © Peter Max 2006.Park West Gallery customers provide lots of wonderful feedback about Park West artists and art auctions. We are proud to share the following compliments from some art collectors who recently enjoyed a Park West cruise art auction at sea…


“This past cruise was my husband and my 9th cruise. Since cruise #2 we have been going to the art auctions onboard. Hands down, the art crew that you had on our latest cruise was the absolute best!!!! Catherine was phenomenal.

I purchased what I consider some of the best artwork to add to my collection, including a Peter Max, which I have wanted for years.

Catherine’s knowledge of the artists and their works brought all of us into a world that few have made me feel comfortable in. She was by far the best art auctioneer that I have dealt with, and I have been to many onboard auctions.

She was not pushy, she did not get upset when no one bid on certain pieces, she included everyone in the auction even those who were not planning to buy, she guided the buyers to artists that she knew we would be happiest with, she made the entire experience a pleasure and kept me coming back for more with her various informative meetings about certain types of art, when obviously there were plenty of other things to do on the ship.

Catherine’s staff was so supportive, friendly, helpful, and like Catherine, very compassionate. The staff included Samantha, Jacques, and Mark. My only hope is that when we go on another cruise next year, these wonderful, wonderful people will be present again.

My husband and I feel that we have encountered the absolute best that Park West has to offer, and I know that when I go to my next onboard auction, I will be drastically comparing that art crew to the fabulous crew that we had the pleasure to deal with on our recent cruise.

Keep up the good work Catherine, Samantha, Mark, and Jacques. And Park West, congratulations on having 4 such wonderful people working for you.”

Rosemarie D.
Milford, MA


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