Wellington Art Society Features Jack Rosen And Richard Mauseth of CJR Fine Arts & Frame At March Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will feature member Jack Rosen and Richard Mauseth, Master Framer of CJR Fine Arts & Frame. They will speak about and demonstrate the importance of framing to enhance a piece of art and elevate it to a cherished heirloom. The meeting will be held on March 8, 2017.   The Free meeting is open to all members and guests. A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Jack and Richard’s demo and a wonderful raffle.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is an opportunity for art lovers to meet and network with artists!

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES:

 

Jack Rosen & Richard Mauseth

of 

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

 

 

March 8th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

 

Wellington Community Center    

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard     Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

Jack was born in the Bronx and took a circuitous route to art beginning with music and rock bands, scuba diving, sales and aircraft mechanics. After meeting his wife, Claire, the two of them worked for a world wide marketing company where he learned how to approach sales.

 

 

 

Eventually he and Claire moved to Florida where he worked at a computer manufacturing parts business. His brother who owned a market research company and was an avid art patron persuaded him to buy signed and numbered prints by Moshe Givati from eBay at $1 apiece. He resold two of them immediately and made a profit! He did this at night, but finally sold his internet business and focused on buying and selling art work. He bought art at auctions and sold it on ebay for a year, always putting his profits back into the business. Over the years he studied and learned more about art and developed an educated eye. Through networking, Jack established relationships with art publishers and began distributing artworks to galleries and dealers. He became the main supplier for Princess Cruise Line art auctions.

 

 

A little over a year ago he and Claire opened CJR Fine Arts and Frame in Royal Palm Beach and began selling directly to the public. Everyone can buy art and have it framed professionally at one location. They frame two and three dimensional objects as well as mirrors and sell one of a kind art pieces of art glass, sculpture, animation art vintage posters, books and sports memorabilia.  Jack and Richard pride themselves on their personalized customer service as their reputation is on the line!

 

For more information about CJR Fine Arts & Frame:

www.cjrfinearts.com

514 North State Rd 7
 Royal Palm Beach FL 33411


561-333-9472

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Special Appearance By Five Florida Highwaymen At CJR Fine Arts & Frame

CJR Fine Arts & Frame will host the Historic Florida Highwaymen Al Black, Ron McLendon, Isaac Knight, AJ Brown and special guest artist Ted Ellis.  Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday evening, February 10th and on Saturday, February 11th. The Highwaymen are a group of African American artists who, against all odds, became successful selling landscape paintings in Florida when Jim Crow laws prohibited most blacks from realizing their dreams.  CJR Fine Arts & Frame will honor a part of Florida’s great history for only one special weekend. Come and see all of the Highwaymen’s fine art that will be on display.    This is Free and Open to the Public.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

 

514 North State Rd 7
   Royal Palm Beach FL 33411


561-333-9472

 

 

Join CJR Fine Arts & Frame:

Meet The Florida Highwaymen

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 10th

from 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 11th

from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lite bites and wine will be served at the reception on Friday evening.

 

 

Just north of Southern Blvd on State Rd 7 on the East side
mail@cjrfinearts.com

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For more information about CJR Fine Arts & Frame:   

www.cjrfinearts.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame Celebrates With Ferjo Exhibit And Meet The Artist Reception

CJR Fine Arts & Frame celebrates its One Year Anniversary with a special art event!  Meet Ferjo, one of the most dynamic and exciting artists on the international stage. Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. His work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.  CJR Fine Arts & Frame presents an Exhibit of Ferjo’s work from November 12 -19th, with a special Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday, November 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Mark your calendars!  This is open to the public and free.

 

 

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472

cjrfinearts.com

 

 

Celebrate Our Anniversary!

Meet World Renown Artist:

 

F E R J O

 

 

Special Reception:

Saturday, November 19

6 – 9 pm  

Exhibition Available Nov.  12 -19th

 

 

 

 

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About Ferjo

 

Fernando de Jesus Oliveira (known as Ferjo) was born in Bahia, Brazil in 1946.  He studied at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1974-1979, where he concentrated on landscape and portraiture. It was during this time that Ferjo began painting Cubist style landscapes and eventually moving to realist portraiture. This latter style is best evidenced by a mock group portrait (1978-1979) of the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy, in which Ferjo posed his subjects in positions reminiscent of those of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. Since receiving special accolades from the Pennsylvania Academy, first in 1978 and then again in 1979, Ferjo’s command of realist painting became widely recognized in galleries. After leaving The Academy, Ferjo’s natural artistry led him to explore a myriad of themes and styles, ranging from Realism to Surrealism.

 

 

Ferjo’s compositions combine the old masters and the new, in a magical bounty of color, surrealism, fantasy and beauty. His affinity for tokens adds a personal dimension to each work. Images of pencils, bubbles, fish, strawberries, and broken eggshells float throughout his work. The surrealist worlds he creates pay homage to Bosch, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Monet, Manet, Matisse, Miro, Modigliani, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Mucha and Chagall. In Ferjo’s world, the laws of perspective and scale are given new meaning; space and time are manipulated in fantastical arrangements, giving the viewer a sense of falling into another dimension.

 

Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. Ferjo is a master painter with a style he can truly call his own. Ferjo’s work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472
Email: mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

TRR Talks About “How To Get Framed And Not Lose Your Shirt”!

CJR Fine Arts & Frame’s retail gallery and framing facility is offering wholesale framing prices to the public.  Finding the piece of artwork you love is only part of the hunt.  And, while many people think of framing as a necessary afterthought, this article looks at how framing can enhance a piece of artwork or take ordinary objects and elevate them to cherished heirlooms.  The Rickie Report speaks with master framer, Richard Mauseth and owner, Jack Rosen about taking the fear factor out of custom framing.  Now is the time – Graduations, Father’s Day, Proms, Senior portraits, Diplomas, Wedding invitations, Sports items, War memorabilia…and of course, artwork! This article is for art lovers AND artists!

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame
514B North State Road 7    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel 561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

WHOLESALE FRAMING TO THE PUBLIC!

WE BEAT ALL COMPETITOR’S COUPON PRICING!

 

 

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“Vista Italiano”  by Alex Zwarenstein

 

 

 

TRR:  Tell us more about matting and its importance when having artwork or memorabilia framed.

CJR:

CJR Fine Arts & Frame offers artists and art lovers economical and professional framing services.  Using only acid neutralized matting (Conservation matting) turns out to be a better value when framing.  

 

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Gary Benfield, “Spirit III”

Instead of using the regular liner, a small frame was placed next to the piece, and then the liner was added. It makes the piece stand out even more. 

TRR: We hear from many artists that they want to save money when framing pieces for exhibition. While understanding their fiscal issue, there are many exhibits we attend and believe that art pieces could be more sale-able with better matting and framing choices.  What do you recommend?

 

CJR:

We understand the predicament of artists trying to frame many pieces and still staying within their budget. We offer professional and economical framing at wholesale prices and are eager to help artists not only frame their work appropriately but within their budget. One suggestion is for artists to use the same size canvas or paper and offer framed and unframed prices, using a universal type of frame. That said, first impressions ( of the framed piece) can make or break a sale.  If the client does not like that particular frame, they can take the artwork unframed and choose framing more to their liking.  Now, the artist can use that frame for another creation of the same size.

 

 

 

We offer “family style” framing.  Our customers are like friends, with whom we share good advice.  It is a huge asset just being in our space as we offer over 700 art pieces on the walls as real life examples of possibilities.  Richard Mauseth, our in-house master framer, is our “frame psychologist”. Framing objects can be a very emotional experience, depending on the item.  He grew up in the art world, with a grandmother who was a successful artist and art professor. Her work is in museum collections throughout the Mid-West. Richard’s mother is a graphic artist and his father a dark room printing technician.

 

 

Richard has a vivid imagination!  He’s worked on cruise ships’ art auction programs and in galleries around the world.  Jack Rosen and Richard met while Richard was the gallery manager of Art Marketplace in Delray Beach.  As Jack says, “the rest is history…”

 

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Silver frame, black mat, silver filet

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Gold frame, black mat and gold filet 

TRR:  Take us through the process of choosing a frame.

CJR:

 

We pride ourselves on our personalized customer service, so spending an average of 45 minutes to work out the logistics is not unusual.  Finding a piece of artwork you love is the hardest part – framing is the easiest!  You can make a $5. poster look like a $5,000. piece of art and visa versa.  Our part of the equation is to get to know our customer, find out more about the space where the art will hang, and do whatever we can to enhance the art itself.  A good framer acts as a guide.  Richard says, ” My name and reputation is on the line.  No place in our building is off limits. We want you to feel comfortable exploring the art we are displaying because it may spark an idea about your own framing project”.

 

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Silver Frame with black filet and red liner. Artwork by Shawn Mackey

 

 

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Black Frame with silver frame. Artwork by Shawn Mackey

Notice that the inner silver frame’s hatch marks echo the feeling of the artwork itself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Silver frame corner on left, with narrow silver frame.

Gold frame corner on right, with black linen liner.

Artwork by Yana Rafael

 

 

 

 

There are a number of option in varying price ranges for frames.  We have to see what works and we like to offer the customer different options.  We keep your artwork and budget a priority.  For example, the difference of a 1/4″ in a mat size can take you up to the next pricing level.  Is it worth it, if the artwork looks good without that extra mat?  It is something we’ll discuss with you.

 

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This piece has 6 openings plus the words cut out using the computerized Wizard Mat Cutter. The drama of the matting catches the excitement of the game!

 

TRR:  Can you explain different mat and glass options?

CJR:

 

There are acid neutralized and archival mats, which are the only type we use, as we provide framing for galleries around the world as well as local clients. Our Wizard mat cutter offers multiple openings and designs within the mats themselves.  There are glass options, plexiglass, UV Plexiglass, and Museum Plexiglass.  Again, it depends on where you are hanging your art and what the art is.

 

 

 

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“Love” by Peter Max

This Peter Max piece has been floated on a colored mat, then bordered by a filet, matted and framed.

 

 

We frame everything and anything, including 2 dimensional art and 3 dimensional objects.  There are other components to enhance your works of art beyond mats.  Filets and liners can add depth to a piece of artwork.  We also custom frame beveled and non-beveled mirrors. We don’t want you to become overwhelmed, so once we see what you are framing, we can guide you to the best option.

 

 

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Close-up of Charles Fazzino “Along The Sunshine State”

 

 

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Charles Fazinno  “Along The Sunshine State”  This  internationally renown 3D artist’s images call for matting and framing that do not distract from the intricate design.

 

 

Framing takes time and we want to make sure it is right for the art and for you. We will come to your home or office to consult about location, space and dimensions to take the worry out of the process.  We’ll also come and hang the art for you!

 

 

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Mat colors offer the opportunity to pick up a color or tone in the artwork, to highlight it.  Choosing a neutral toned mat can bring the viewer right into the artwork without distractions.  CJR literally has hundreds of mat choices including fabric and suede. However the 80/20 rule applies here. In 80% of our framing we use only from 20% of the selection we have. This is because they are more economical and are quite beautiful. Also too may choices sometimes clouds things and makes a decision very difficult. 

 

TRR:  Tell us about some of the more unusual items you have framed

CJR:

 

One of the most outstanding experiences was framing wedding invitation, reception menu and bridal veil!  Taking part in the process of creating a future family heirloom was so meaningful for all of us.  Creating a unique montage of baby shoes and a christening outfit was another special moment.  Creating a collage of photos and special memorabilia is truly gratifying.  Recently, we framed a full size American flag that an artist hand crocheted in wire, with 3D stars. Her artwork is a masterpiece! We love challenges like golf clubs, golf balls, baseballs and bats or tennis rackets.  We get as much pleasure from our customers’ happiness with a finished framed photo or original piece of art.

 

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President of Rotary with Sneakers Shadow Boxed

 

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This frame with special mat makes a statement about professional pride in displaying a diploma.

 

TRR:  Any words of advice for professionals about framing diplomas or special awards?

CJR:

 

What is the first thing clients look at when they are in a professional’s office?  The diplomas! We want to be part of your professional success, meaning the care you take in framing the documents showing your professional expertise says a lot about you.  Half of a first impression is perception…do your professional documents look impressive?

 

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“Remember When” by Pino.  Framed with an off white linen liner and ornate gold frame.

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.cjrfinearts.com

561.333.9472

or email: mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

CJR Fine Arts & Frame Administers TOTAL LIQUIDATION Of Over $1 Million Fine Art!

CJR Fine Arts & Frame is administering a TOTAL LIQUIDATION of over $1 million Fine Art, Originals and Limited Editions from Princess, Norwegian, Holland America, Carnival and Costa Cruise Lines!  This event is Free and Open to the Public on Saturday, April 9th from 10 am – 4pm. Individual appointments are available before that date, but DO NOT DELAY! The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a virtual tour.

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
 561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

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SNEAK PEEKS OF SALE:

 

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Behrens “Shimmering Waters”

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Luhong  “Implications of Gensis”

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Sarminsky “Golf” 3D

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Peck “Tropical Beauty”

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Rockwell “Disastrous Daring”

CLICK HERE:

Virtual Tour of CJR Fine Arts & Frame

 

 

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For more information:

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7      Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Interview With Jack Rosen Of CJR Fine Arts & Frame: 30,000 Pieces Of Art, Resource For Art Lovers And Artists

CJR Fine Arts & Frame has opened a retail gallery and framing facility to expand its already successful wholesale and art publication business.  Interior designers, art lovers in Southeast Florida can peruse over 30,000 pieces of artwork.  Artists and the public can bring art, diplomas, photographs and memorabilia to be professionally framed at wholesale prices.  The Rickie Report shares this in-depth interview with Jack Rosen, which includes helpful information for art lovers and artists as well as his personal story. The Rickie Report emphasizes the importance of networking.  CJR Fine Arts is a testament to that conviction!

 

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame
514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel 561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

Offering:

Len Abbott, Rafael Abecassis, Craig Alan, Edward Aldrich, Alexander & Wissotzky, Shlomo Alter, John Alvin, Alexander Antanenka, Bill Anton, Patrick Antonelle, Arbe, Dubi Arie, Andrew Atroshenko, Ari Azene, Edgar Barrios, Parker Beaudion, Howard Behrens, Avi BenSimhon, Gary Benfield, Armin Birkel, Toby Bluth, Alexander Borewko, Charles Lynn Bragg, Romero Britto, Slava Brodinsky, Trevor Carlton, Marc Chagall, Rod Chase, Bruce Cheever, Alexander Chen, James Coleman, Misu Coman, John Costin, Juan Ramirez Cotrino, Tim Cox, Salvadore Dali, Galina Datloof, Brian Davis, Elya DeChino, Daniel Del Orfano, Chris Dellorco, E Denis, Disney, John Duillo, Murray Eisner, Jane Elissa, Harrison Ellenshaw, Peter Ellenshaw, Peter & Harrison Ellenshaw, Nissan Engel, Escotete, Hevda Ferenci, Ferjo, Adam Finli, Sevitt Francis, David Garibaldi, Michael & Inessa Garmash, Vincent George, David Gerstein, Cassandra Gillens, David M Gillespie, Nancy Glazier, Rodel Gonzalez, Lima Groben, Patricia Govezensky, Bruce Greene, Martin Grelle, Lisa Grubb, Harry Guttman, Bracha Guy, Kerry Hallam, Teri Hallman, George Hallmark, G. Harvey, Ed Heck, Manny Hernandez, Abrishami Hessam, Edna Hibel, Bobby Hill, Sergey Ignatenko, Scott Jacobs, Zeng Jianyong, Filho Juarez, Michael Kachan, Isaac Kahn, Raffi Kaiser, Ken Keeley, Michael Kerman, Michael Kerzner, Kimchi, Liudmila Kondakova, Robert Korhonen, Shaul Kosman, Avinoam Kosowsky, Ephrem Kouakou, Anatole Krasnyansky, Mikulas Kravjansky, Heddy Kun, Mike Kungl, Mike Kupka, Hoi Lebedang, Fanch Ledan, Linda LeKinff, Dorit Levi, Inna Livnov, Aldo Luongo, Shawn Mackey, Batia Magal, Yuval Mahler, Isaac Maimon, Tito Mangiola, David Mann, Felix Mas, Peter Max, Alex Meilichson, Anatoly Metlan, Maurice Meyer, Joan Miro, Valter Morais, Esther Myatlov, Adriana Naveh, Leroy Neiman, Noah, Enrique Ortiz, Arkady Ostritski, Nelly Panto, Sam Sung Park, Susan Patricia, Fabian Perez, Robert Peters, Picasso, Daeni Pino, Dimitri Polak, Martin Quen, Lucelle Raad, Yana Rafael, Stephen Reis, Jim Rey, Martin Roberts, Norman Rockwell, Zina Roitman, Natalie Rozenbaum, Michael Rozenvain, Sabzi, Harry Schaare, Shim Schimmel, David Schluss, Jane Wooster Scott, Eugene Segal, Sergon, Borovkov Shtainfeld, Viktor Shvaiko, Kyle Sims, Natalia Sinkovsky, Lena Sotskova, Lois Staples, Zamy Steynovitz, Jeff Surret, Zavaleta Tadeo, Itzchak Tarkay, Dale Terbush, Andy Thomas, Jim Todd, Yuri Tremler, George Tsui, Vintage posters, Vladimir Volegov, Sanford Wakeman, Daniel Wall, Jim Warren, Warner Brothers, Cao Yong, Gholam Yunessi, Alex Zwarenstein, Vintage posters, Religious art, Masters, and Art Books.

 

 

 

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“A Night At Montmartre” by Alexander Chen

 

TRR:  We notice three guitars near your desk, in the midst of this  4, 000 square foot magical showroom filled with art and framing.  Tell us about your interest in the arts.

JR:

I was born in the Bronx and raised in New Jersey with a major focus on making music.  I play drums, brass and guitar, still doing gigs with Fat Daddys, a local rock and roll blues band!  We play community events and parties.  Music and scuba diving were my avocations and I just enjoyed being with people.  My brother and I are close and we have always shared an entrepreneurial spirit.

After trying college, I worked in sales, which seemed a natural fit.  In my 20’s, I took a career counseling test which recommended that I focus on aircrafts mechanics…I received a government grant to study at Tetoborough School of Aeronautics and graduated first in my class!  During the first Gulf War, while working for Luca Aerospace, I met Claire. I liked the work but it was not fulfilling.

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“Dreaming” by Ferjo

 

 

TRR:  Your journey to the Visual Arts had a circuitous route, involving a computer parts manufacturing company, a computer website hosting farm and new-to-the-scene, E-Bay.  Tell us more.

JR:

It seems like a circuitous route, but it was part of my life journey.  My avocations, specifically scuba diving around the world, led me establish friendships.  Claire  and I worked for a world wide marketing company and my understanding of how to approach sales led to personal growth. Here is a link to one of the articles I wrote many years ago:

http://www.internetnextstep.com/training/motivation/TheScience.htm

When the economy changed, we decided to move to Florida and start over.  While working as Vice President of a computer manufacturing parts business, I also owned a computer server farm, hosting websites at low rates.  My brother owned a market research company and was an avid art patron.  He called me up one day with a proposal:  He saw 50 signed and numbered prints by Moshe Givati selling on E-Bay for $1. each.  It took him an hour to persuade me to buy half while he bought the other half.

 

 

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Artwork by Moshe Givati

 

 

I put one of the prints back on E-Bay and sold it for $32.  I sold a second one… (This was when E-Bay had only auctions, not as it is now, with ‘buy it now’ and fixed prices)..  I had made my money back and we still had 48 pieces left!  I figured this would be a good thing to do at night while I kept my day job.  Then I sold the internet company and focused on buying and selling artwork.  Throughout that time, I learned more about the artists and gained a deeper understanding about the art world.  I started to attend Park West Auctions and buying artwork via the auctions and other sellers and I would sell it on E-Bay.  I did this for a full year, always putting my profits back into the business.

 

 

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“A Brief Respite” by Itzchak Tarkay

 

 

I went to Art Miami about 16 years ago and met Israeli art publisher and gallerist, Motti Abramovitz.  Motti’s father had discovered world famous artist, Itzchak Tarkay, and was publishing his as well as other artists’ work.  Motti gave me $100,000. worth of original Tarkay art pieces on consignment and I sold them on E-Bay.  At that point, I began buying works of art by other artists and selling those. My perception of art as a marketable item transformed into a love for art and a real appreciation for the creative process.

 

 

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TRR:  Do you prefer a certain style or medium of art?

JR:

 

 

I love photorealism, especially hyper-photorealism:

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“On The Plaza” by Estes

 

 

TRR:  You’ve gone beyond promoting and selling art. You also publish artwork and sell to other galleries, auction houses and now, to the public. Tell us more about that process.

JR:

Meeting people of all walks of life has allowed me to network , not only building friendships, but building my business.  One of our most popular artists is Ferjo.  I approached his publisher and was given carte blanc to sell his masterful works. At the same time, I established relationships with other publishers and began distributing artworks to other galleries and dealers, while selling some myself.  I became the main supplier to Princess Cruise Lines’ art auctions, national fund raising art auctions, and auctioneers but never had a “public face”.

 

 

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 “What Price Victory” by Jim Todd

 

 

TRR:  The obvious question is why open a retail operation now?

JR:

We needed to move all of this art out of our house!  Plus, I started publishing some artists myself. After the economic downturn, when many galleries closed, it made sense to Claire and I to sell directly.  People can come directly to the source and can also have pieces of artwork, memorabilia, photos, etc. framed at wholesale pricing.  We still maintain our relationships with galleries, publishers and agents.

 

 

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“Soho Iron Flats” by Alex Zwarenstein

 

 

TRR:  Most artists dream of being represented by an agent or having their work published and sold internationally.  Tell us more about publishing artwork.

JR:

Over the years, I have developed an educated eye and a better understanding of what will sell.  Out of 100 artists I meet, only 1 might meet the qualifications for a call back.  There are a few questions I ask each artist, if they meet the criteria of creating good and professional work:

  • Do you have a website?
  • Can we have a good business relationship?
  • Are you coachable? ( If I suggest ideas that are more sealable are you willing to try them?)
  • Are your prices reasonable?  (Prices are based on size)
  • Do you have a large body of work?
  • How quickly do you provide artwork once a piece is sold? 

I will make a commitment to purchase monthly inventory in exchange for being their exclusive agent, publisher and marketer.  We publish limited editions as well as prints.

 

 

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“Timeless Visions” by Pino

 

 

TRR:  There is an abundance of art terminology, which often inhibits the person-on-the-street from approaching galleries or artists.

JR:

I love speaking with different community groups about the many misconceptions of the art industry, because being better informed = a successful, ongoing relationship with a customer!  Some of the topics I speak about:

  • Is a lower number in a limited edition worth more?
  • What is an “Artist Proof”?
  • What is an “original”?
  • What is a “unique”?
  • Will my artwork increase in value/ What will increase in value?
  • What are the differences between a lithograph, serigraph and giclée?
  • How does hand embellishing affect the value of a giclée?
  • How can you tell if artwork is fake?
  • We represent hundreds of artists and are happy to speak about all of them.  We carry a large number of International artists.

 

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“Making Friends” by Jim Warren

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Besides framed and unframed art pieces, you sell one of a kind pieces of art glass, sculpture, animation art, Disney Fine Art, art books and posters, vintage posters and sports memorabilia.  Who else do you represent?

 

JR:

We represent over 190 artists.  While some are more well-known, we offer a wide range of subject matter, mediums of artwork and pricing.

  • Ferjo
  • Alex Zwarenstein
  • Juan Cotrino
  • Yana Rafael
  • Alex Antanenka
  • Valter de Morais
  • Gary Benfield

 

 

In addition, CJR Fine Arts & Frame offers appraisals of artwork.  We charge by the piece and do not believe that taking a percentage of the value is the proper formula.

 

 

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Horse And Rider” by Hoi Lebadang

 

 

 

 

TRR:  In the next article, we will discuss important information about framing.

 

For more information please visit:

www.cjrfinearts.com

561.333.9472

or email:  mail@cjrfinearts.com

CJR Fine Arts is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291