Susan Brabeau wins "Best of Show"

Oct 29, 2014

We are SO excited to announce that our artist, Susan Brabeau, received “Best of Show” (first place) at the North Carolina State Fair as a professional artist  again. She has won “Best of Show” every year since 2009! This year, her first place award at the State Fair was for her painting, “Hydrangeas.”  This is her newest piece and it will be hung on display at Logan's Trading Post in Raleigh, NC. The score card for judging the competition included quality of concept, design, creativity, and innovations.

This is the breakdown the judges used to judge each competitor:  

I. Impact: effect on viewer, catches the eye and holds attention, mood and story telling techniques

II. Composition: arrangement, completeness and balance of picture elements                                                                                                                     

III. Technical Quality: sharpness, clarity, etc.

IV. Workmanship: prepared and mounted neatly and securely to meet requirement

In addition to winning awards at the state fair, Susan has also received local first-place awards in the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina. In 2013, she was a finalist in the “Artist's Magazine's” annual art competition with one of her still life pieces: “The Book box” which is inspired by Raleigh's historical landmarks, the beloved first train station. She also has several pieces in the permanent collection of the city of Raleigh and also at the Disney Studios.

To see more of Susan’s images, take a look at her portfolio today!

To license some of her images, contact us

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41 Madison Tabletop Show 2014

Oct 27, 2014

Have you ever wondered if there is a place where you can see the finest names and newest trends in Tabletop Giftware? Well great, news… there is! Forty One Madison in New York City is a building full of Giftware, Dinnerware, Flatware and Housewares brands of exceptional design and quality. The tabletop show happens twice a year (once in the autumn and again in the spring). This year, the fall edition (October 21 – 24) marked the show’s 40th anniversary of bringing new tabletop and accessories to the marketplace.

The Art Licensing Sales team hopped on the train and headed down to New York City on Friday to go to the show. We had many meetings with new and existing clients. We got a lot of positive feedback about the artwork we presented. We were so excited when we got there and saw so many products with our images beautifully displayed in the showrooms. In the Certified International showroom we were able to get a sneak peek of some of the collections that will be in this year’s catalog, including “Paris Sunflowers” by Color Bakery.

Another Color Bakery collection, “Aria,” was also on display for the buyers.

Art Licensing Studio’s “Rustic Roosters” was featured as well.

In Thirstystone’s showroom, we saw lots of fun coasters with our images!

In the Mr. Christmas showroom, we got to see so many fun products, including illuminated wall décor. It is so magical to see the canvas transform once the lights are turned on.

The sales team came back to Vermont with a huge “To Do” list for follow up. We will be working on the next great tabletop collection with the artists and manufacturers. Keep your eyes peeled on our website and social media sites to see where you can view the next dinnerware set that we help to develop!

To view all of the photos from the tabletop show, take a look at our facebook photo album. For more information regarding licensing for tabletop products, contact us. 

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ROCK'N out for children!

Apr 04, 2014

The Rock Demarco Foundation is a Michigan non-profit organization that was founded in 2012. Being an artist, Rock realizes the benefits of art and creativity to a child especially for children going through a difficult time. He decided to bring his passion for art and for children together and raise awareness and funds for a cause that he truly cares about. The foundation’s mission is to help young people rediscover childhood magic through artistic expression. Rock says, “A fundamentally important aspect of childhood is imagination: the ability to create, explore and dream. When children are faced with terminal illness, their world becomes filled with very adult realities.
We endeavor to allow these children the chance to rediscover their own childhood magic through artistic
 expression.”

Rock’s Foundation will place art therapy rooms in children’s hospitals nationwide. His goal is to have 15 fully staffed and supplied art rooms established throughout the United States by 2020! By partnering with renowned children’s hospitals around the country, Rock and his team will design and build accessible art rooms for the youngest patients in those hospitals. Here, children will be able to paint, draw, build, play and laugh.

  

To learn more about Rock's Foundation, click here.

To watch his national TV apperance, click here

To view Rock's portfolio for licensing, click here.

 

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Color Bakery is featured on LTD!

Mar 25, 2014

One of our leading artists, Color Bakery, is now featured on LTD!

LTD has grown to become one of the country's premier catalog and online merchandisers, selling top-quality merchandise at tremendous value prices. You can order your own piece of Color Bakery art TODAY! This fabulous set comes on canvas or wood.

 

The artist behind Color Bakery, Mindy Sommers, is a professional, licensed home decor artist. Mindy Sommers' art has been licensed to the world's most well-known manufacturers in the realm of home, gift and wall decor. Her art has been featured on product lines from full high end tabletop lines, to fabric, to gift products to area rugs, calendars and more. Whether it's gift boxes or dinnerware, fabric, table linens or wallpaper, giclee prints or gallery wrapped canvas, Mindy's art consistently sets new trends and breaks old boundaries in home decor with bold, new interpretations of color, flow and texture! You can find Mindy's art in Bed, Bath and Beyond, Pier I, Target, Macy's, JCP and many other well-known household name outlets and retail chains.

  

Lodge is still one of the most popular themes in the licensing world and Color Bakery has plenty of rustic images to suit all of our customers’ needs. She can also create new, custom, lodge collections for any idea you have! To view more Color Bakery images, take a look at her portfolio. If you are interested in licensing her images, contact us!

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Steve Henderson's Painting Wins First Place!

Mar 20, 2014

Steve Henderson’s painting, “The Pataha,” won first place at The Northwest Experience, a regional juried show at the Clymer Museum and Gallery in Ellensburg, WA.

The Northwest Experience holds the largest collection, worldwide, of John Clymer artworks that are not privately held. Located in Historic Downtown Ellensburg, the Clymer Museum and Gallery draws visitors and art patrons from all corners of the world.

 

One viewer commented on Steve’s work, “I literally fall into this landscape. I love the color!”

 

To view more of Steve’s images take a look at his portfolio.

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President's Day Holiday

Feb 13, 2014

The ALI Team will be out of the office Monday, February 17th in observation of the President's Day Holiday! We will return to the office on Tuesday, February 18 for normal business hours. 

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The ALI Team makes a "Stand" towards a Healthy Lifestyle!

Dec 23, 2013

The Art Licensing team is working towards living a healthier lifestyle here in Vermont. Ok, so we might be a far stretch from George Costanza’s “desk bed,” but we still felt so “BLAH” while sitting down all day (if you haven’t seen that episode of Seinfeld, you should watch this clip).  Sitting down at a desk for 40+ hours a week can cause many issues with your body including (but not limited to) your heart, your hips, your spine, and even your shoulders!

 

Our CEO, Jack Appelman, heard our requests for option to stand up, so he ordered us some Varidesks. These stand up desks are an excellent way for us to stay energized and engaged with co-workers. The best part about these desks is the option to move it down to a “regular” desk when we do not want to stand. Aside from the numerous physical benefits we here at Art Licensing International have already found after using the stand up desk, we have also found the desk to be a great way to get our blood and creative juices flowing.

Cléa standing while she works! 




The desk in the "stand up" position.

  

The desk in the "sit down" position. 

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Dean Russo signs canvases for a limited edition gallery wrap program!

Nov 08, 2013

Dean Russo left the hustle and bustle of NYC to come up to rural Vermont to spend some time with the Art Licensing Team. Dean came up with a mission: to sign canvases for a limited edition gallery wrap program. The ALI team had a lovely dinner with the Dean Russo team Thursday night.

Friday was the signing day! We set up a production line to get this process done the most efficient way possible.

 

 

   

 

Keep checking our website and Facebook for information regarding purchasing your own limited edition print!

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Staff in the spotlight- Week 12!

Oct 14, 2013

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

1.   

Name:  Marcy Miller  

2.   

Title at ALI:  Accounting Administrator  

3.   

What does your job require you to do?  Track all money coming in and going out.  

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? Surrealism and Renaissance.   

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  NA 

6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)?  

Jenny Newland, William Vanderdasson, Moises Levy, and Nicky Boehme.

7.   

Where did you grow up?  Ohio 

8.   

What is your family like?  Very far away- Ohio, Florida, and Texas 

9.   

What do you do in your free time?  I have a 5 year old, what is free time?   

 10.           

What is your favorite TV show?  Criminal Minds

 11.                 

What is your favorite song?  I love most all music, my favorite changes often.  

 12.                 

What is your favorite food? Italian 

 13.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  Ireland   

 

 

 

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Staff in the spotlight- Week 11!

Oct 07, 2013

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

1.    Name: Joe Mozer

2.    Title at ALI: Imaging Specialist

 3.    What does your job require you to do? Make magical high res files for our archive. I also help users connect and transfer files to our FTP.

 4.    What is your favorite type of art? Daguerreotype, Woodcut prints, pen and ink.

  5.    What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  It would be cool to go to PhotoPlus.

 6.    What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)? 

Nina Papiorek, Bob Byerley, Sebastien Lory, Maciej Duczynski

7.    Where did you grow up? Long Island – Suffolk County.

  8.    What is your family like? Dad’s a Hydro-Geologist turned Science Teacher, Mom designed kitchens (really they’re both old hippie’s at heart) and my older brother does graphic design in NYC.

  9.    What do you do in your free time? Spin records, write Atari BASIC, record and play guitar.

  10.                  What is your favorite movie/TV Show? It’s a toss up between Brazil and Vertigo for movies, Right now its Community for TV.

  11.                  What is your favorite song? “Pull Away-So Many times” by Dust.

 12.                  What is your favorite book?  “Breakfast of Champions” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

13.                  What is your favorite food? Chicken Tetrazinni.

 14.                  If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go? Nepal.

 15.                  What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share?

I’m an old school AD&D nerd.

 

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