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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 Winter Fine Art Slideshow

Oh, the weather outside is frightful.
But fine art is so delightful.
And since we’ve got a winter slideshow,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Tuesday, December 21, marks the official start of winter this year… brrrrr…! So while we’re all just trying to stay warm until the spring, let’s remember to appreciate the beauty that this chilly season can inspire. We searched through the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection and selected some winter-themed art highlights that we hope will give you the warm and fuzzies!

And for great prices on works by all of your favorite artists, be sure to check out the Park West Gallery Winter Sale Collection!

(Scroll below the player for the full list of image titles and their artists.)

Park West Gallery Winter 2010 Fine Art Slideshow
1) “Yosemite Winter” by Alexander Chen
2) “Mt. Assiniboine Elk” by James Coleman
3) “Gdansk – Winter Day” by Anatole Krasnyansky
4) “Block Island” by Thomas Kinkade
5) “Paris Snow – Winter” by Ken Shotwell
6) “Montmartre un Jour de Neige” by Jean-Claude Picot
7) “Winter Walking” by Shkelqim Dani
8) “Winter Walk” by Peter Ellenshaw
9) “Central Park Bridge – Winter” by Alexander Chen
10) “Mountain Majesty” by Pat McManus
11) “La Neige a Auteuil” by Maurice Brianchon
12) “Central Park Winter” by Alexander Chen
13) “Frozen” by Slava Brodinsky
14) “Winter Resorts” by Erte
15) “La Neige sur les Quais” by Jean-Claude Picot
16) “Un Tour Dem Cale’che” by Littorio del Signore
To inquire about purchasing any of the artwork above, please visit www.parkwestgallery.com or contact Park West Gallery Sales at 800-521-9654 x 4 / sales@parkwestgallery.com.


Mitsie’s Memories: Jean-Claude Picot

A Park West Gallery exclusive • By Mitsie Scaglione

On the Rue de Petite Chatenay outside of Paris, on a very small street surrounded by a park, you will find the home and studio of artist Jean-Claude Picot (1933-) and his wife Christiana. We have always enjoyed our visits with the Picots because of their love of life and wonderful senses of humor.

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West GalleryJean-Claude Picot’s studio in Paris. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

The artist’s studio (as you can see in the photograph) is filled with natural light, so, as Picot says, his “paintings can be one with nature.” Picot’s canvases have vibrancy and explosion of color. Many depict the couple’s favorite place — the South of France — where they have a vacation château.

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West GalleryJean-Claude and Christiana Picot arrive at the Salon d’Automne. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

On one occasion, Albert and I were fortunate enough to attend the Salon d’Automne with the Picots in Paris. Selected artists had been asked to join the exhibition and it was interesting to tour with Picot and to hear his expert comments. Afterwards, we continued on to lunch, where I captured this great photograph of Picot and Albert.

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West GalleryJean-Claude Picot and Albert Scaglione at Le Salon. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West GalleryPicot reviewing his artwork at the printer’s studio in Paris. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

Our next stop was the printers’ studio to review Picot’s new works, many of which were eventually shown at the Picot exhibition at Park West Gallery. Our clients were so happy to meet with the artist and have the artwork they collected personally dedicated to them.

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West GalleryPicot dedicating artwork at the opening of his Park West exhibit. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

Jean-Claude and Christiana Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West GalleryJean-Claude and Christiana Picot at Park West Gallery. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

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Artwork selections from the Jean-Claude Picot Collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Please visit the Park West Gallery – Picot Collection to learn more.


Focusing on Matisse as a Printmaker at the Tampa Museum of Art

Henri Matisse, Park West Gallery, print collection“Young Girl Leaning on Her Elbows in front of Flowered Screen” (1923) by Henri Matisse. ©2009 Succession H. Matisse/Artists, Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

TAMPA — An exceptional show featuring Fauvist master Henri Matisse is currently on view at the newly-opened Tampa Museum of Art. While many past exhibits focus on the bright, cheerful paintings of Matisse, this display is centered around the artist’s 50-year journey as a printmaker.

(Note: Numerous examples of Matisse prints are represented in the Park West Gallery Collection, some of which can be seen online.) 

“This is a rare show indeed for what it suggests about the interconnectedness among Matisse’s work in printmaking, painting and sculpture,” said Todd Smith, the museum’s executive director.

Matisse created over 800 prints in his lifetime and his style certainly influenced the next generation of popular Park West Gallery artists – Marcel Mouly, Jean-Claude Picot and Emile Bellet – just to name a few.

From the Tampa Museum of Art website:

A Celebration of Henri Matisse: Master of Line and Light
On view through April 18, 2010 — This comprehensive exhibition on the career of the great French artist Henri Matisse (1869–1954) showcases over 170 works of art spanning 50 years of Matisse’s career, with particular emphasis placed on the role that printmaking played in the development of the artist’s career. The exhibition offers compelling evidence of the important role printmaking played in the evolution of Matisse’s visual ideas. The exhibition loosely follows the chronology of Matisse’s career, from the artist’s earliest print in 1900 to the last in 1951. Examples of every printmaking technique used by Matisse — etchings, monotypes, lithographs, linocuts, aquatints, drypoints, woodcuts and color prints — are included. Almost all of the prints involve serial imagery, with the artist showing the development of a reclining or seated pose, the integration of models within interiors, the study of facial expressions, and the transformation of a subject from a straight representation to something more abstract or developed.

For more on this exhibit, please visit www.tampamuseum.org


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My First Park West VIP Art Cruise

Dear Park West Gallery:

“I just wanted to take a minute to thank the entire Park West team for making the VIP Art Cruise so enjoyable.

Simon was fantastic in keeping me posted on all the pre-cruise logistics, and I really appreciated his help and guidance in all the auction previews. He also went the extra mile every day by asking if there was anything we needed, etc!!

Samantha was great – and she was particularly effective at clearing NCL staff out of chairs in the lobby on the evening of the “paint off”!! I also appreciated the fact that she took time to point out other original Picot works that were available when she found out that I bought the original Picot watercolor.

EJ was friendly and helpful! He went to the other auction and pulled the Nixon and Marko pieces for me which I really appreciated (and can’t wait to get them). And he helped me through all the framing decisions despite that fact that he was feeling poorly!

And Rebecca was a star – she rounds out your team well with her bright personality and incredible administrative abilities!!!

As this was my first VIP Art Cruise I really didn’t know what to expect and even when I knew there were going to be artists on board, I still really didn’t understand the opportunity that was being afforded to me!! Upon reflection, how incredible it was to meet and socialize with Noah, Tim Yanke, Nano and Jerry.

Park West has certainly increased my appreciation for all art! I’m still incredulous when I think I bought some abstract pieces (Mouly and Yanke)!!!

Thank you Park West for such an enjoyable experience.”

Nancy W.
Apopka, Florida


Customer Service Reflects on Park West Gallery’s 40th

I thought the entire event was thrilling. Park West Gallery’s 40th anniversary event was the ‘cherry on the sundae ice cream.’

It was great fun watching the artists arrive and seeing everyone cheer them on. Marcus Glenn’s arrival in his red viper was hilarious, he is such an engaging personality. I found Jean-Claude Picot’s arrival very touching, even though he had a translator, his emotions came through his actions. I thought it was very sweet when he kissed people in the audience on both cheeks. Gockel made a stunning arrival dressed in white with everyone shouting his name.

All of the artists were spectacular and it was great to hear their speeches in support of Park West. But the speech that moved me to tears was Albert’s…I felt a chill go up my spine to see and feel such dedication and belief in Park West. He made a believer out of me too.” ~ C.B.


I’m always continually amazed by how warm, gracious, and friendly our artists are. They seem to truly share their excitement and enthusiasm for artwork with everyone around them!” ~ L.W.


“Our own Morris Shapiro warmed up the crowd in anticipation of what was to come. But you had to be there to believe it. Lights, cameras and action – on the red carpet Tarkay, Agam, Krasnyansky, Fanch, Picot, Simon Bull, Marcus Glenn, Linda Le Kinff, Scott Jacobs, Andrew Bone, Tim Yanke and the list goes on. All in one place at one time, will it ever happen again? Not in the same way.

It was a privilege to be able to experience the excitement and energy that exploded that day. Thunderous cheers, Gockel, Gockel, Gockel. Did we glimpse Marcus Glenn trying to steal the show? Driving up to the red carpet in a Viper? Well it seems so, Marcus Glenn can get away with about anything, the cheers went up, the roar was thunderous (the crowd, not the car), mic in hand he gives us more than wonderful art, his wit, charm and intoxicating personality.

Working at Park West is a joy, not only do you work with great people, from time to time you get to mingle with the who’s who of the art world. Park West artists are always willing to share a story, sign an autograph or pose for a picture. It’s more than just art; it’s being a part of the Park West family.” ~ M.C.


The 40th anniversary event was very exciting to actually see some of the artists up close and associate them with their artwork. And it was interesting to hear from the artists regarding how they create their artwork. Overall it was a great experience I’m glad I got a chance be apart of the event!” ~ P.J.


Park West Gallery’s 40th Anniversary was amazing, vibrant and full of life. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!” ~ L.M.