Thursday, September 30, 2010

Albert Scaglione, Founder Of Park West Gallery, Hailed At 18th Annual Quality People, Quality County (Q2) Breakfast


Park West Gallery CEO honored for his generous, ongoing contributions to the community

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Park West Gallery CEO/Q2 recipient
Albert Scaglione (left) and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson (right) at the Q2 awards ceremony on Sept. 28, 2010.
Pontiac, MI (Sept. 28, 2010)—Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery, was honored today by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson at the 18th Annual Quality People, Quality County (Q2) Breakfast at the Centerpoint Marriott in Pontiac. The Q2 Award is given each year to members of the community who have made a positive, continuous impact on the residents of Oakland County and Southeast Michigan.

“Albert Scaglione is most deserving of this recognition because of his tireless efforts toward enhancing the quality of life for others as well as his deep caring, compassion and concern for those facing extreme hardship. He has been at the vanguard in promoting the arts, philanthropy and volunteerism for over forty years,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “It is with the deepest respect, admiration and appreciation that I recognize Albert Scaglione with the 2010 Q2 Award.”

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Park West CARES Gives to South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless


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Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione with his wife Mitsie, Park West Gallery Director of
Land Auctions and Events David Teeman, and South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless
volunteer Peter Carlson at Park West Gallery on September 24, 2010.
Park West Gallery′s goodwill initiative, Park West CARES, completed its most recent donation on Friday, September 24, 2010. Hundreds of clothing items were given to South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH), a local charity organization. The SOCH donation was just one of numerous successful Park West CARES clothing giveaways achieved throughout the last few months...

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If you know of a charitable organization that would benefit from Park West CARES, please contact Raquel Fournier at rfournier@parkwestgallery.com or call (248) 204-6844.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Park West Gallery CEO/Q2 Honoree Albert Scaglione on WWJ Newsradio


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On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored citizens for improving the quality of life of other people during his 18th Annual Quality People, Quality County Breakfast. Albert Scaglione, owner of Park West Gallery, was one of the recipients and he recently talked with WWJ Newsradio’s Rob Sanford.

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The Oakland Press: Local people have given back to county


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Local people have given back to the county

By L. BROOKS PATTERSON, Oakland County executive

The Oakland Press (Sept. 26, 2010)—Even in the darkness of economic distress, there are those among us who step forward to brighten our world by enhancing the quality of life for their fellow citizens.

That certainly applies to the four outstanding individuals who will be honored at my 18th Annual Quality People, Quality County Awards Breakfast in the Centerpointe Marriott on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Albert Scaglione, president and owner of Park West Gallery in Southfield, learned the value of a dollar at the age of 8 working Saturdays on his father’s scrap metal truck in Nutley, N.J. When he turned 16, Scaglione jumped down off his dad’s truck and into a job at a cousin’s art gallery where he learned the techniques of stretching and varnishing canvasses and framing works of art.

After receiving his doctorate in mechanical engineering, Scaglione landed a job with NASA. When the government canceled the project on which he had been working, he re-entered the art world. His Park West Gallery on Northwestern Highway has served more than 1.3 million customers over the past 41 years.

The gallery has prospered and so have the individuals and organizations Scaglione and his family have taken under their wing. The Park West Foundation, which he founded, has been a source of support for young women forced to leave the foster care system at the age of 18. Park West Gallery also donates art to charitable groups, opens the gallery to 501(c)(3) charities for fundraisers and has made available about $1.5 million worth of clothing to those in need. Scaglione has what might be called an “Art with a Heart” perspective on life, which has given him the joy and satisfaction of being able to give back to his community by helping to improve the quality of life for others…

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Voters Name Park West Gallery the #1 Art Gallery in Detroit!


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Park West Gallery has been voted the #1 Art Gallery in the metro Detroit area in WDIV’s “4 the Best” contest! Nearly 240,000 website visitors cast votes for their favorites in a number of categories from Best Burger to Best Local Bands. More than 70 art galleries from Detroit and the surrounding area were nominated.

“We’re honored to once again be voted the top art gallery in metro Detroit,” said Albert Scaglione, CEO of Park West Gallery. “For over 40 years we’ve been bringing art and artists to the area, and we look forward to many more years of supporting the arts in Detroit.”

Visit WDIV City Voter to see the 2010 winners in all categories.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Noah Fine Art 'Motor Mouse Series': Exclusive Video


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Noah “Rat Rod #80″ | Park West Gallery Collection
In a behind-the-scenes video, the contemporary artist known simply as Noah creates Kustom Chop and Rebel Mouser characters to add to his “Motor Mouse” series of Disney Fine Art. Take a visit into Noah’s private studio and watch the painting come to life right before your eyes.

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If you’ve recently attended a Park West Gallery cruise art auction or land event, you may have had the opportunity to meet Noah in person. Don’t miss Park West Gallery’s exclusive interview with the artist.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Park West Gallery Donates Art to Best Buddies South Beach Fundraiser


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“Uptown” by Romero Britto (shown above) was among the works of art donated by
Park West Gallery to the Best Buddies fundraiser held in South Beach on Sept. 16.
On Thursday, September 16, Park West Gallery donated seven works to Best Buddies of Florida for a local fundraiser. The silent auction was part of Best Buddies of Florida’s Business Buddies networking event held at the W Hotel in South Beach.

The Park West Gallery donation included artwork from some of our most popular contemporary artists, including Alfred Gockel, Romero Britto and Thomas Kinkade. Additionally, four animation cels were donated. The donated items raised funds for Best Buddies of Florida, with all proceeds going to support local Best Buddies programs in the Miami area.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Peter Max Featured in Austin Lifestyle Magazine



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Pop artist Peter Max put his colorful spin on a portrait of country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson for the cover of the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Austin Lifestyle. The artist was also featured in an article published in the issue:
The Encarta world English Dictionary defines the word icon as "somebody famous for something: somebody or something widely and uncritically admired, especially somebody or something symbolizing a movement or field of activity." Peter Max, arguably the most famous American painter of our time, supersedes that definition. Labeled America's painter laureate, Max himself is beyond iconic stature - he is a living legend whose artistic creations are iconic as soon as they are created . . .
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Park West Gallery has enjoyed a relationship with Peter Max since the 1970s, and is the artist’s largest and longest-running dealer in the world. The artwork of Peter Max is available at Park West Gallery cruise art auctions throughout the world or may be purchased through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan. Visit the Park West Gallery Peter Max Collection Online

Park West Gallery Represents Michigan as 2010 American Art Awards Judge


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Park West Gallery was honored to be chosen as this year’s Michigan representative for the “2010 Prestigious Hall Of Galleries” that judged The 2010 American Art Awards; Park West Gallery was also selected as the Michigan judge in 2009.

Actor Thom Bierdz, who plays Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless, founded and hosts the annual art competition. Bierdz recently gave an interview to Canyon News about the awards.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Park West Gallery Goodwill Mission Continues


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Left to right: Starfish Family Services Program Manager Cheree Madison and Counterpoint Shelter & Crisis Center Program Supervisor Gloria Gibson with Mitsie and her husband Albert Scaglione, CEO of Park West Gallery.
On Friday, September 17, Park West CARES continued its mission of goodwill by giving dozens of clothing items to the Counterpoint Shelter & Crisis Center, a program of Starfish Family Services. Through its Park West CARES donation initiative, Park West Gallery has arranged to give hundreds of essential items to local nonprofit organizations since July 23, 2010.

Read the full article at The Park West Gallery Art Blog.
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If you know of a charitable organization that would benefit from Park West CARES, please contact Raquel Fournier at rfournier@parkwestgallery.com or call (248) 204-6844.

Park West Gallery Founder Honored by the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame


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Park West Gallery representatives with a display of sports memorabilia items donated by Park West Gallery
and the Scagliones for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame’s 54th Induction Event on Sept. 13, 2010.
Park West Gallery donates sports memorabilia to support the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Park West Foundation.

SOUTHFIELD, MI — Park West Gallery founder and CEO, Albert Scaglione, and wife, Mitsie Scaglione, were honored during the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI, on September 13, 2010. The Hall of Fame recognized the Scagliones for their extensive and generous involvement in Michigan.

Specifically, in an ongoing collaboration with the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, the Scagliones and Park West Gallery provided memorabilia and artworks from its world-class sports collection to be sold, and 100% of the proceeds are to be donated equally to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Park West Foundation . . .

Read the full article at The Park West Gallery Art Blog.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

In Pursuit of Nobility—The Art of Robert Kipniss


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“Crossings II” by Robert Kipniss | Park West Gallery Collection
Excerpted from an article written by Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro

As a young art student in Minneapolis one day in 1974, I experienced an artistic awakening. While wandering through an art display in a bank, I was touched by a singular work; a lithograph in dark tones of brown and green. I stopped, contemplated it for a moment and moved on.

A few minutes later I felt an urge to revisit that same work and see if I could ascertain what it was that had attracted me to it. I studied the work more carefully. In it, were a few small houses, nestled in a deep receding landscape. Trees appeared as well. Their leaves fluttered in a tangible and yet empty space, but there were no branches connecting them. As I viewed the work, I was overcome with a poignant feeling, a mood I could not associate, but felt nevertheless. I moved on to take in the remaining works by other artists in the exhibition, but I continued to feel a tug to return to that work again and experience its remarkable effect on me.

I went back yet a third time. This time, I slowed down and took in the composition, the technique used, the overall balance and order of the work. All these impressed me equally and served to heighten the mood I was experiencing at the same time. I took notice of the artist’s name then, finally. It was Robert Kipniss, American; born 1931. Little did I know at the time, what a profound aesthetic experience I had just encountered and what effect it would have on me for years to come...

Read the full article at the Park West Gallery Art Blog
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The artwork of Robert Kipniss is available at Park West Gallery cruise art auctions throughout the world or may be purchased through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan. Learn more about Robert Kipniss at Park West Artist Biographies or view selections of the artist’s works in the Park West Gallery Online Collection.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Win FREE Art from Park West Gallery


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Win FREE ART from Park West Gallery!
Enter the Celebration of Color Sweepstakes to win a FREE work of art! Ten (10) lucky winners will be randomly selected from all entries. Contest ends October 15, 2010.


US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Artwork subject to availability and will be shipped unframed.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Park West Gallery Fall Sale 2010



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Fine artwork, sports memorabilia, jewelry and Japanese woodcuts
With the approach of fall comes thoughts of gift-giving, and the Park West Gallery Fall Collection offers the perfect selection of artwork and gift items for everyone on your list. The collection is currently featured online and boasts an array of fine artwork from some of Park West’s most popular artists. In addition, sports memorabilia, sculpture, jewelry and Japanese woodcuts are available at exciting sale prices, now through November 14, 2010.

Browse the Fall Sale Collection at sales.parkwestgallery.com

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 11am-6pm
Call toll-free: 800-521-9654 x 4; Canada/Int’l: 248-354-2343 x 4

Park West CARES Goodwill Mission Reaches Detroit


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September 10, 2010: (left to right) Park West Gallery volunteer Sean D. and Park West Executive
Vice President of Sales Stoney Goldstein with Open Door Rescue Mission Ministries of Detroit representatives.
To complete the eighth consecutive week of the Park West CARES goodwill initiative, the Park West Gallery volunteer crew hit the road and headed to downtown Detroit. On Friday, September 10, Park West CARES brought dozens of clothing items to Open Door Rescue Mission Ministries. Additional Park West CARES donations are scheduled throughout the coming weeks at other local nonprofit organizations.

Read the full article at The Park West Gallery Art Blog
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If you know of a charitable organization that would benefit from Park West CARES, please contact Raquel Fournier at rfournier@parkwestgallery.com or call (248) 204-6844.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Park West Gallery Featured in The Michigan Chronicle


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The September 8-14, 2010 Issue of The Michigan Chronicle features an article entitled 'Park West Gallery donates clothing, art to Grace Centers of Hope.' The story discuss the successful Park West Gallery donation initiative, Park West CARES. In part:
Park West owners Albert and Mitsie Scaglione have a longstanding relationship with Grace Centers of Hope. In 2008, they donated more than $25,000 to the nonprofit towards its Men’s Dorm Renovation Project. This generous gift spearheaded Grace Center’s fundraising campaign for the project.

One hundred percent of this new clothing will go to the Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores. Monies raised by selling the merchandise in the stores will benefit the organization’s programs and services.
The same day as the clothing donation, Park West also gave Grace Centers of Hope 11 pieces of art by Thomas Kinkade, a Christian painter, through the foundation. Most of the paintings will go to the homes in Little Grace Village, Grace Centers of Hope’s safe and affordable housing revitalization effort on Seneca Street in Pontiac. Graduates of Grace Centers of Hope’s one year life skills program rent the homes. The other paintings will hang at Grace Gospel Fellowship.
Read the full article at The Park West Gallery Art Blog.
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If you know of a charitable organization that would benefit from Park West CARES, please contact Raquel Fournier at rfournier@parkwestgallery.com or call (248) 204-6844.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Park West Gallery Thomas Kinkade Contest Winner


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Thomas Kinkade "Carmel Mission"
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Congratulations to today's winner in the Park West Gallery Vote for Your Favorite Thomas Kinkade Contest! Nicolie O. voted and won Carmel Mission by Thomas Kinkade.

You can vote for your favorite Kinkade work of art once per day, and Park West Gallery randomly selects one winner every Friday.

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Park West Gallery has enjoyed a relationship with Thomas Kinkade for eight years, selling thousands of Kinkade works at our cruise art auctions worldwide. “The Painter of Light,” remains a perennial favorite among Park West Collectors with his peaceful landscapes, seascapes and inspirational themes. Visit the Park West Gallery Kinkade Collection to learn more.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Leslie Lew: Park West Gallery Artist Testimonials


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Leslie Lew “Jump Jump” (2008) | Park West Gallery Collection
For more than 25 years, Park West Gallery contemporary artist Leslie Lew has developed her signature painting style, which she calls “Sculpted Oils.” In addition to attending various museum shows and gallery openings featuring her artwork, Leslie Lew has traveled extensively with Park West Gallery, presenting her collection at cruise art auctions at sea throughout the world. Her unique works of art are loved by collectors worldwide.

Visit the Park West Gallery Art Blog to watch video of Leslie Lew discussing her experiences as a Park West Gallery artist.
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Watch more Artist Testimonials at the Park West Gallery YouTube Channel

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Park West CARES Donates to Open Door


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September 3, 2010: Director of Open Door, Ben Ogden (left), and Park West Gallery Artist,
Tim Yanke (right), load donation items as part of Park West CARES.
Park West Gallery has extended its successful initiative Park West CARES; the Gallery will continue to donate thousands of new items of clothing and other apparel to local charitable organizations through December. On September 3, 2010, Park West CARES completed its seventh donation, this time to the non-profit organization Open Door.

Read more about the latest Park West CARES donation effort and learn more about Open Door at The Park West Gallery Art Blog.
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If you know of a charitable organization that would benefit from Park West CARES, please contact Raquel Fournier at rfournier@parkwestgallery.com or call (248) 204-6844.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Park West Gallery Extends 'Win A Kinkade' Contest


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Thomas Kinkade "Home Is Where the Heart Is" (1996)
Park West Gallery Collection | Buy it now
Have you entered the Park West Gallery Vote for Your Favorite Kinkade Contest? If not, you're in luck! We've decided to extend our weekly art giveaway, so you still have a chance to enter and win!

This week, Pat C. voted and won "Home Is Where the Heart Is" -- which Thomas Kinkade work of art is your favorite?

Click here to vote now!

You can vote once per day and winners will be randomly selected every Friday. Good luck all!
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Park West Gallery has enjoyed a relationship with Thomas Kinkade for eight years, selling thousands of Kinkade works at our cruise art auctions worldwide. “The Painter of Light,” remains a perennial favorite among Park West Collectors with his peaceful landscapes, seascapes and inspirational themes. Visit the Park West Gallery Kinkade Collection to learn more.

Vote Park West Gallery ‘4 The Best’ in Detroit


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We would like to extend a big thank you to all of the Park West Gallery customers, employees, friends and supporters who have voted for us in the WDIV 2010 "4 The Best" contest, and for the many compliments posted on the contest page.

Park West Gallery is currently in 1st place for the BEST Art Gallery in Detroit, but every vote counts and we need your help to win! There are only 3 days left until voting closes.

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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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Park West Gallery Ask A Curator Day Recap


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On September 1, Park West Gallery took part in the Twitter event, Ask A Curator Day. We understand that not everyone has embraced social media in the way that we have, so we've decided to post some of the more interesting questions and answers from the event on our art blog. Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro did an exceptional job formulating answers in less than 140 characters and the Park West Gallery Marketing Team thanks him for being such a great sport.

In case you missed it, read our Q & A highlights from Ask A Curator Day on the Park West Gallery Art Blog.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Park West Gallery Hosts Seminar Featuring Author Susan Shapiro


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August 11, 2010: Author Susan Shapiro autographs her latest novel, Overexposed, at Park West Gallery in Southfield, Michigan.
Professional writer and author Susan Shapiro was the featured guest speaker at a writing workshop hosted at Park West Gallery on August 11. The seminar was sponsored by the Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter.

Ms. Shapiro provided great advice to the attendees, including her tips for writers looking to get published in magazines and mainstream media outlets. Each attendee also received a copy of Ms. Shapiro’s new comic novel, Overexposed.

Read more about this event, and learn more about author Susan Shapiro and the Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter at The Park West Gallery Art Blog.
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Park West Gallery often hosts workshops, fundraising events and art auction benefits at our location in Southfield, Michigan. Visit the Park West Gallery Event Photo Gallery to see some of the events we’ve held in the past, or Take the Park West Gallery Virtual Tour to experience the gallery for yourself!
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