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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)


Park West Gallery Artist Series: The Interiorscapes of Fanch Ledan

Interior with Liberty, Fanch Ledan, Park West Gallery“Interior with Liberty” by Fanch Ledan | Park West Gallery Collection

The Park West Gallery Artist Video Series presents: Fanch Ledan
Francois Ledan (or “Fanch” — a Breton nickname for Francois) is noted for charming scenes of his native Brittany and locales from around the world, executed in a colorful ‘primitive’ or naive style.

In the following video exclusive, Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro talks with Fanch about his work. Fanch explains that the beauty of the world provides him with infinite subject matter for his paintings. He says he delights in enriching his works by depicting the imagery of other artists such as Seurat, Miro, Van Gogh, Matisse, Degas and Peter Max (as shown above).

[After you watch the video, be sure to visit the Park West Gallery – Fanch Ledan website to learn more about the artist.]

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> Artwork selections from the Park West Gallery – Fanch Ledan Fine Art Collection are available for purchase through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan and at our cruise art auctions. 
Visit the Park West Gallery – Fanch Ledan Fine Art Collection →

> Watch more exclusive videos featuring your favorite artists at the Park West Gallery YouTube Channel →


Park West Gallery Artist Interview: Emile Bellet Featuring Fanch Ledan

emile bellet, park west gallery collectionDetail from “Dans les Coquelicots” by Emile Bellet | Park West Gallery Collection

Park West Gallery Artist Testimonial Series — Exclusive Video!
French artist Emile Bellet joins artist (and stand-in translator) Fanch Ledan at Fanch’s home in Vallauris, France to discuss Bellet’s working relationship with Park West Gallery. Bellet has been part of the Park West family for over 11 years and says that he really enjoys being able to meet the collectors of his artwork in person—a common sentiment of the artists represented by Park West.

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Watch more exclusive videos featuring your favorite artists at the Park West Gallery YouTube Channel »

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Cruise Ship Guests Get Bitten By the Art Bug

Cruise Ship Art Auctioneers strive to make cruising with Park West at sea an enjoyable, exciting experience for all. It is always wonderful to hear about someone’s first experiences with Park West Gallery Art Auctions – and of course we love hearing from our seasoned collectors as well!

Igor Medvedev. Shimmering. 2005.

My name is Carol and in May 2009 my sister Donna and I cruised on Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas to the Bahamas. This was my 1st cruise, and my sister’s 3rd cruise. I had never been to an art auction before, but I am an art enthusiast. My sister also had never attended an art auction and only went because I wanted to go.

I had visited the gallery on the ship and spoke with Yevgeny about the serigraph on canvas by Igor Medvedev titled Shimmering; I fell in love with it. Yevgeny signed me up for the auction. The auction information and my number were delivered to my cabin along with a Park West catalogue of the some of the artist’s works.

I did purchase Shimmering as well as a Krasnyansky and an Erte bronze medallion. My sister purchased a Krasnyansky and two Erte bronze medallions. The art all arrived safely and beautifully framed.

My sister, her husband, and 3 other couples are booked for a Mediterranean cruise in October 2010. My sister has caught the art bug and intends on purchasing a Fanch Ledan work of art on the cruise; it is one we saw on the Monarch of the Seas. This will be our way of remembering each cruise. She was also looking forward to finding a Medvedev – his landscapes are beautiful. We especially liked the way he does light and shadows.

In closing Derek and Yevgeny were very helpful and informative. The auction was a lot of fun. We are both extremely pleased with our art.”

Carol R.
Ontario, Canada


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Art Auctioneer Goes Above and Beyond at Park West Cruise Auction

Fanch. Interior with Lichtenstein. 2006. Park West GalleryPARK WEST GALLERY customers provide lots of wonderful feedback about Park West artists and art auctions. We want to share the following compliments from some art collectors who recently experienced Park West cruise art auctions at sea…

“We recently cruised on the Carnival Fantasy and were very impressed with the staff of Park West. Lindie and Erin spent hours answering questions, educating us, and helping us decide how to begin our collection. Yasser not only spent a great deal of time running to and from lockers to bring us new pieces to look at, but his dedication and commitment went beyond anything we could ask or expect.

He volunteered to give up his personal time on disembark day to help us get our carry off items to FedEx. He waited in line with us through customs, carried the items to the taxi and even rode with us to make sure we got everything shipped alright. The first FedEx couldn’t help us because the paintings were too big, so Yasser walked the 9 blocks with us to the bigger store weighted down with 6 paintings. He then helped us find a cab and made sure we got off to the airport okay.

I was so touched that a ‘stranger’ that we’d known for only a couple of days would be so kind and genuine that it brought tears to my eyes. He wanted and asked for nothing in exchange for this tremendous act of kindness. We are very pleased and satisfied with our artwork, but what made the purchase even more memorable is the personal care and compassion that we received from this remarkable young man. There is no way that my husband and I could have done it without him.

Park West has hit the jackpot with the staff aboard the Carnival Fantasy. Lindie, Erin and Yasser – all three deserve a pat on the back. I am certain that I will remember the kindness and support that your staff provided for many years to come.

The combination of the quality of art, fair prices and tremendous customer service has insured that we will be lifetime Park West customers. Keep up the great work and don’t let those staff members get away!”

Jody D.
Ozark, Missouri


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Cruise Auctions at Sea Thrill Park West Art Collectors

PARK WEST GALLERY CUSTOMERS provide us with lots of wonderful feedback about our art auctions and artists. We want to share the following compliments from some Park West art collectors who recently experienced our Park West cruise art auctions at sea…


Andrew Bone. Into the Light. 2006.“We are still completely enjoying the Lion and Elephant paintings that we bought of Andrew Bone’s. Thank you for sending word about him and his artwork. Please keep sending information.

I really love all the artwork I bought from you.

Susie L.
Estero, Florida

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Michael Milkin. Tender Moments. 2008.

“I received my Michael Milkin original oil, Tender Moments. The framing is beautiful and the packaging was perfect. We just hung it and I am so thrilled. My son also purchased a print and is equally happy with his purchase.

Many thanks and see you next cruise!”

Pattie C.
Chesapeake, Virginia

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Fanch (Francois Ledan). Above Catalina. 2004.“This was our first cruise and we found the art auction to be an unexpected bonus! Your staff was engaging, informative, friendly and FUN!

We are thrilled with our two purchases and we are now looking forward to future auctions.”

Maripat R.
Winthrop, Massachusetts


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Print Club of Albany Exhibits Park West Art Donation at Fulton Street Gallery

Print Club of AlbanyNewswireToday/ Southfield, Mich./ May 29, 2009/ — The Print Club of Albany will be exhibiting artwork donated by Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery, and Marc Scaglione, President of Park West. The Park West Donation Exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, May 27 through June 20 at Fulton Street Gallery in Troy, New York. Thousands of works of art have been donated to the Print Club of Albany by the Scagliones, and this is the first time that these works have been exhibited.

The exhibition will include artwork by Yaacov Agam, Arkady Ostritsky, Emile Bellet, Fanch Ledan, Anatole Krasnyansky, Linda Le Kinff, Igor Medvedev, Marcel Mouly, Peter Nixon, Jean-Claude Picot, Victor Spahn, Itzchak Tarkay and Tomasz Rut, among others.

This will be a great opportunity to view works by many popular artists in one location,” said Charles Semovitch, Curator of the Print Club of Albany. “We are grateful to the Scaglione family for making these works available.”

Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon – 4pm with additional hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm – 8pm. The opening reception will be held as part of Troy Night Out on Friday, May 29 from 5pm – 9pm.

About The Print Club of Albany
The Print Club of Albany, a 510(c) 3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1933. It is one of the most important print organizations in the United States. Many of America’s foremost printmakers and artists have been associated with the Club. Its mission is to encourage the study and appreciation of prints as fine arts. The Club sponsors programs such as lectures and holds exhibitions; it has a large and important collection that is used for study and exhibitions. The Club commissions a print each year from a nationally recognized artist and distributes this print to its members. The Print Club of Albany’s membership of both collectors and artists is international.


Park West Gallery – May ’09: Breaking ART NEWS!

Attention Park West Gallery Newsletter fans:
Issue 9, May ’09 is here!


This month’s featured newsletter articles include:

  • New Old Masters Websites,
  • Experiencing Rockwell,
  • CNN Interviews Peter Max,
  • Latin Art Show Features Britto,
  • Park West Launches Fanch Website,
  • Park West Artists at Sea,
  • …And More!

READ ISSUE 9, MAY ’09 >>