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Art World News Features Park West Gallery, Harley-Davidson Artist Scott Jacobs

Official Harley-Davidson artist Scott Jacobs and Park West Gallery were featured in the January 2011 issue of Art World News

Following is an excerpt from the article, “Marketing Beyond the Gallery Walls,” written by Art World News Editor in Chief Sarah Seamark…

 

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SCOTT JACOBS ALSO WORKS with Park West Gallery. Founded in 1969 by Albert Scaglione, the company conducts art auctions through the U.S. and Canada, and on cruise ships through its affiliate Park West at Sea.

Park West [Gallery] has been selling his work for seven years. “It is one of the best experiences.” The way they educate clients is impressive, says Jacobs, who is not exclusive with them.

“I can take a hand-pulled etching and offer it to my clients and I may sell two, but Park West [Gallery] can sell 18 because their clients are educated and they know how it was made. The education they give is huge.”

Sometimes, he says, his artwork will sell for more, and sometimes less at an auction. But he feels the prices achieved do not affect his gallery market because he does separate images for Park West [Gallery], or they are older images or a different size.

“We don’t want them to compete,” says Jacobs. “We try so hard to help galleries. They are very important to any publisher and we understand the value of wall space. We only give galleries images that are not available on cruise ships.”

Overall, he finds the exposure his art gets on cruises is highly beneficial. “We get so many more hits on our website from people who have been on cruises than for any other reason.” 

Download the full article [pdf]

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In the following exclusive, Scott Jacobs demonstrates his etching technique:

→ To learn more about the artist, please visit the Park West Gallery Scott Jacobs website at www.parkwest-jacobs.com 

→ Scott Jacobs fine art is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Browse the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection at http://sales.parkwestgallery.com 

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Park West Gallery Congratulates Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian EpicPark West Gallery would like to congratulate Norwegian Cruise Line on the launch of its newest ship, Norwegian Epic! This beautiful ship represents the state of the art in cruising and features extensive amenities including more than 20 internationally-inspired dining options, unique nightlife hotspots such as one of the world’s only ice bars, award winning live entertainment featuring the Blue Man Group, and family friendly innovations such as the exhilarating Aqua Park and Nickelodeon at Sea. Park West is proud to be featuring its art auctions aboard this fabulous new ship.

Norwegian Epic: Spice H2O
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An Art Collector’s Insightful View of Cruise Ship Art Auctions

When Park West Gallery learned of Cruise Ship Art Auctions, an article written by art collector Shasta Wilson following her recent cruise to Mexico, we were absolutely thrilled! In fact, we’re so appreciative of Shasta’s well-written piece that we’ve posted the following excerpt for you, our Park West Gallery blog readers: 

My personal experiences with onboard auctions have been great. Thanks to various resourceful dealers, including Werner and Amanda, my husband and I have made some great additions to our collection. All pieces were bought below standard prices (Disney serigraphs for $100!), and the framing is incredible. Onboard art reps truly have a passion for their work, and are a wealth of art history information. It’s recommended that everyone spend a few minutes in the art gallery during a cruise just to admire great works of art. You might end up walking away with something you fell in love with!”  Read the full article >>

Park West Gallery is ever so thankful to Shasta for sharing her insightful views about Park West’s art auctions at sea with all the millions of BellaOnline.com readers!

If you’ve had a positive experience at Park West art auctions at sea and would like to write a guest blog post, please email marketing@parkwestgallery.com

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Royal Caribbean and Art Auction Crew Raise $20K for Charity

Park West Gallery, Royal CaribbeanThe Art Auction Team representing Park West Gallery aboard the Royal Caribbean “Explorer of the Seas” recently organized several events to raise money for charities in the ship’s ports of call. The fundraising activities conducted by art auctioneers and other cruise ship crew members generated over $20,000!

One of the most successful events was a Crew Auction to benefit an orphanage in Dominica and a children’s hospice in Antigua. All crew members were invited to attend the midnight event as artwork donated by Park West Gallery was auctioned along with many other great items, opportunities and services.

“When you consider that these crew members of modest means donated over $20,000 in a month to help children in need, it gives you hope for a better tomorrow,” said art auctioneer John Block.

The funds raised will be put to good use by nonprofit organizations sponsored by the ship as part of an ongoing commitment to its ports of call.

Read More: “Art Auctioneers Raise Funds for Charities” >>

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Need a New Career? Consider Becoming an Art Auctioneer!

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as an art auctioneer aboard a luxury cruise ship? The Park West Gallery Customer Reviews Blog is expanding to include some fantastic testimonials we receive from art auctioneers who want to share their positive experiences with anyone considering an exciting new career at sea.

Here’s what art auctioneer “Chris D.” had to say:

“Since I have joined the Park West Gallery team, I have had some truly amazing experiences. I have sipped espresso in Venice, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, dove in some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, and met and worked with some truly fantastic people. I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing!” Read the full entry

Plymouth Auctioneering accepts applications worldwide for Art Auction Sales Professionals to provide services for Park West®, the largest privately owned art gallery in the world. Successful candidates will see the world’s most exotic ports, learn to manage a business, meet world-famous artists, entertain international travelers, and gain invaluable knowledge about the history of art and how art has shaped every facet of the world.

Learn more at www.plymouthauctioneering.com

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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…
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• 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!

SEND US AN EMAIL >

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• 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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Great Times at Park West Gallery Art Auctions

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 many of your fantastic comments 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! SEND US AN EMAIL >
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 Karen & Lois (Louie) K. | Kissimmee, Florida:

Just a short note to let you know how great the event was. Both Karen and I had a great time. It was, as usual, great to mix with the artist and having one we have not seen before, Leslie Lew. I like her work, it is very different…”

Read the Full Park West Gallery Customer Review >

• Don & Maryann G. | East Setauket, New York:

Just to let you know, we had a great time on the NCL Dawn at the Art Auctions. Erica is on classy lady who knows her stuff. We love the ‘mystery works.’ We are very happy with our purchase and our raffle gift. Not to mention all the free artwork…”

Read the Full Park West Gallery Customer Review >

• David & Judy A. | Boca Raton, Florida:

We were on the VIP cruise last week and had an absolute ball. We have grown up over the years with Park West having met our first Park West Auctioneer whose name just happened to be Morris Shapiro. When we look back at our art we have bought almost all of our major pieces from you…”

Read the Full Park West Gallery Customer Review >

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