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The New Collector’s Guide to Limited Edition Reproductions

Contemporary Art Prints and Reproductions

Original fine art prints, much like fine local California wines, are often only produced in small batches. They are made by hand and etched one at a time by the artist. The most sought-after art prints are created with high-quality materials. Their exceptional quality distinguishes them from reproductions and makes them hard, if not impossible, to replicate. Continue reading The New Collector’s Guide to Limited Edition Reproductions

John Nieto: An Artist Reborn

The Turning Point for the Southwest Artist

Bay Area Contemporary Art
Getting Acquainted” by John Nieto. ©2015 Nieto Fine Art.
Western artist John Nieto has a miraculous background that he draws upon to add emotional depth and meaning to his art. His paintings have won wide acclaim for providing colorful narratives of Native American history. All the work the well-known Native American artist completes offers a window into his own narrative and focuses on themes and icons he to which he can relate on a personal level – elements that he believes have universal resonance.
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The Portrayal of the Wolf in Native American Art

Wolves and Contemporary American Indian Art

Native American art features a gallery of compelling, totemic animals, but perhaps no animal in this pantheon commands more respect than the wolf. This sacred animal adorns countless Native American pottery, masks, sculptures, and paintings. Wolves in Native American culture also signify powerful emotions and states of mind; they represent everything from family loyalty to intelligence, cunning, and communication. Continue reading The Portrayal of the Wolf in Native American Art

How to Mix Contemporary Art into Your Home

Decorating with Wall Art

Contemporary artwork can add an undercurrent of energy to any home, but many people with more traditional furnishings may be reluctant to take the plunge. That’s too bad, because mixing contemporary artwork with traditional décor is a lot easier than you may think – and it can add a welcome burst of color and energy that can help your entire room feel more focused and alive. Continue reading How to Mix Contemporary Art into Your Home

Non-Traditional Places to Hang Artwork

Decorating with Wall Art

Does your Bay Area home need an aesthetic update? Consider this intriguing solution: hang art décor in unconventional locations. Here are some non-traditional places to get creative with art prints and explore the possibilities hidden in your home’s structure: Continue reading Non-Traditional Places to Hang Artwork

Reasons to Decorate With Southwest Art

Southwestern Art for the Home

Southwest art is characterized by earthen tones, textured fabrics and crafted pottery. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, adding an addition to your Bay Area home or just redecorating your office, Southwest inspired pieces can add individuality and a powerful aesthetic. The scope of the Southwest color palette is broad, including warm earthy tones, neutrals, and cooler tones. Continue reading Reasons to Decorate With Southwest Art

Reasons to Buy Art From Local Galleries

Tips for Collecting Art

Art pieces can go a long way toward creating a comfortable home atmosphere or brightening up an office at work. Buying local art supports small artist communities and diversifies your home collection, potentially connecting you with up-and-comers whose work is on the verge of becoming internationally recognized and celebrated. Continue reading Reasons to Buy Art From Local Galleries

Why Art Makes the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

Saying “I Love You” with Wall Art

Shopping for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be a stressful. Even if your loved one is easy to buy for, you want to choose something that stands apart from the traditional bouquet of roses and heart-shaped box of chocolates. Art is one of the best options to be sure you are giving someone a unique gift that will last a lifetime. Whether you purchase an original work or an art print, here are some reasons why giving art is the best way to show your love on Valentine’s Day. Continue reading Why Art Makes the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

Win a John Nieto Open Edition Print!

Enter our #WinANieto contest for a chance to win your a John Nieto Open Edition
print of your choice!

  • When: January 28, 2015 – February 25, 2015
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