Art

AN EYE FOR ART, LLC
Address: Union City, CA
94587
Contact Name: Soraya Rios
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: As an Art Advisor, I help my collector clients navigate the complexities of contemporary art, and the art market. I educate my clients, help focus their interest and provide unique access to the best quality artworks within a given budget. I use my art industry connections in the primary and secondary markets to help facilitate the acquisition of artworks. Specialization in works by artists of the African Diaspora, Latin America, women and emerging artists.
Long Business Description:

I am the Founder of AN EYE FOR ART, LLC. I am an independent art advisor, and avid art collector. Since founding my company, I have assisted both corporate and individual clients with art acquisitions.

Recent projects include the coordination and placement of a major commissioned portrait for an important think-tank (where I worked directly with artists Derek Fordjour, Tim Okamura and Lava Thomas, who each submitted a proposal for consideration); I am currently working on another commissioned project for a private-label wine company where I am leveraging my artist contacts for the label design of a commemorative Kamala Harris wine release.

For my individual collector clients, I have placed important pieces by artists such as Radcliffe Bailey.

I am affiliated with San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) – I am an official “MoAD Ambassador” and have served on their Afropolitan Ball Gala Host Committee. I am also a member of ArtTable (the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts) and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).

I regularly attend the major art fairs with VIP entry for priority exhibition access in order to better serve my clients by providing them a “first-look” at available artwork. These fairs include the Armory Show in NYC, Zonamaco in Mexico City, EXPO Chicago, Art Basel Miami, Pulse Miami, Untitled San Francisco & Miami, PArC in Lima, Peru, Frieze Fairs, FOG Design + Art, among others. Follow me on my art adventures on Instagram: soraya62

Leveraging my relationships with gallerists/private sale dealers, artists, and other experts, I am committed to helping my clients build the coherent art collections of their dreams!

Business Phone Number: 510-329-3672
DiVine Art Parties
Address: 654 TIFFANY BLVD., ROCKY MOUNT, NC
27804
Contact Name: Rhonda Holmes
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: DiVine Art Parties is an art party business that provides art making experiences for all ages. Step-by-step instructions on how to create a work of art with your family, friends, co-workers and/or Link Sisters.
Long Business Description:

DiVine Art Parties is a mobile art party business that provides art activities for both children and adults. On top of the fun that comes with creating art, you get to make memories, share ideas and joy with others. During the COVID-19 pandemic DAP will expand serves through virtual classes and mailing art materials. Our mission to create a positive impact on the community through art. We seek to inspire all members of the community to freely express themselves as well as follow their creative passions and dreams.

Visual Arts is the passion of the owner and founder, Rhonda L. Holmes, M.A – a certified art teacher with more than 14 years of K-College teaching experience. As a member of the American Art Therapy Association and a Social Art-working consultant, Rhonda is a skilled art instructor who is sensitive to how art can improve the way we experience life. Her skills are also demonstrated as she models each step of the artistic process during every art party. Her calm instruction, patience and warm personality enhance her expert teaching abilities, making art fun and enjoyable for all ages. Learn more about Rhonda’s educational experience: bit.ly/Est1981

Think of DiVine Art Parties as …

• an alternative to the ordinary dinner and a movie outing.

• an opportunity to raise money for your favorite charity.

• a creative outlet for your facility.

• a time to Cross-sell your products during the party.

• a way to enhance your office atmosphere by using it as a team building experience.

• a great method to increase your business traffic or membership numbers by using it as an open house theme.

To learn more about DiVine Art Parties and how it can work for you, please don’t hesitate to contact Rhonda today.

Business Website Address: http://www.divineartparties.com
Business Phone Number: 252-678-5778
Contact Name: Cathy Shannon
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: One of the oldest, largest, most reputable African American fine art galleries in the world. Specializing in custom framing, E&S helps clients build and preserve black fine art collections for future generations.
Long Business Description:

E&S Gallery, Inc. (E&S) was established in Louisville, KY in 1989 by Connecting Link Walter Shannon. Today, E&S is operated by Shannon and wife, Link Cathy. Over the course of 30 years, E&S grew from a 2,500 square foot strip mall location, to it’s current location – an 11,000+ square foot gallery, custom framing and art publishing company.

E&S is an award winning gallery with a reputation of providing clients with exquisite, award winning custom framing and collectible artwork. Since 2015, E&S has been named “Best Gallery in Kentucky” and one of the “Top 25 Galleries in The U.S.” by American Art Awards. E&S offers original and limited edition African American fine art works for sale, including fine art originals, graphics, and sculpture by renowned artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, and Ed Dwight as well as popular contemporaries like Leroy Campbell, Twin, Sherry Shine, Walter Lobyn, Kevin Williams, Norman Wyatt, Jr. and many others.

E&S Gallery has been featured in such national magazines as Decor, Art Business News, Art Trends, Black Enterprise, and Southern Living Magazine. Recognized for professional national exhibitions, E&S has been the official gallery of the Kentucky Derby Grand Gala, Tom Joyner Foundation’s Fantastic Voyage, and The Capital Jazz Super Cruise. E&S is also a long time exhibitor with African American female organizations including Odyssey Network Women’s Conference, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated.

E&S Gallery is located at 108 S. 10th Street, on 10th Street between Market and Main Streets, in downtown Louisville. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10a to 6p, Saturday 10a to 4p, (EST) and is closed Sunday, Monday and all major holidays. All major credit cards are welcome. Also ask about E&S convenient layaway plans.

Business Website Address: E&S Gallery, Inc.
Business Phone Number: (502) 568-2005
Business Fax: (502) 568-2007
Connecting Link Walter and Link Cathy Shannon
Address: 108 S. 10th Street Louisville, KY
40202
Contact Name: Cathy Shannon
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: One of the oldest, largest, most reputable African American fine art galleries in the world. Specializing in custom framing, E&S helps clients build and preserve black fine art collections for future generations.
Long Business Description:

E&S Gallery, Inc. (E&S) was established in Louisville, KY in 1989 by Connecting Link Walter Shannon. Today, E&S is operated by Shannon and wife, Link Cathy. Over the course of 30 years, E&S grew from a 2,500 square foot strip mall location, to it’s current location – an 11,000+ square foot gallery, custom framing and art publishing company.

E&S is an award winning gallery with a reputation of providing clients with exquisite, award winning custom framing and collectible artwork. Since 2015, E&S has been named “Best Gallery in Kentucky” and one of the “Top 25 Galleries in The U.S.” by American Art Awards. E&S offers original and limited edition African American fine art works for sale, including fine art originals, graphics, and sculpture by renowned artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, and Ed Dwight as well as popular contemporaries like Leroy Campbell, Twin, Sherry Shine, Walter Lobyn, Kevin Williams, Norman Wyatt, Jr. and many others.

E&S Gallery has been featured in such national magazines as Decor, Art Business News, Art Trends, Black Enterprise, and Southern Living Magazine. Recognized for professional national exhibitions, E&S has been the official gallery of the Kentucky Derby Grand Gala, Tom Joyner Foundation’s Fantastic Voyage, and The Capital Jazz Super Cruise. E&S is also a long time exhibitor with African American female organizations including Odyssey Network Women’s Conference, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated.

E&S Gallery is located at 108 S. 10th Street, on 10th Street between Market and Main Streets, in downtown Louisville. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10a to 6p, Saturday 10a to 4p, (EST) and is closed Sunday, Monday and all major holidays. All major credit cards are welcome. Also ask about E&S convenient layaway plans.

Business Website Address: E&S Gallery, Inc.
Business Phone Number: (502) 568-2005
Business Fax: (502) 568-2007
House of Miles East St. Louis (HOME)
Address: 1701 Kansas Avenue
East St. Louis, IL 62205
62205
Contact Name: Lauren A. Parks
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: House of Miles East St. Louis (HOME) is a non-profit 501c3 that provides educational enrichment opportunities at the restored East St. Louis childhood home of musician extraordinaire, Miles Davis!
Long Business Description:

House of Miles East St. Louis (HOME) provides an environment to nurture, empower and embrace the talents of upcoming generations by educating, reclaiming, restoring and revitalizing engagement and promoting understanding of cultural legacies. HOME provides holistic educational enrichment opportunities including public tours (by appointment), exhibits, and innovative programs, both cultural and historical that celebrate our past, explore our present and enrich our future.

Business Website Address: http://www.houseofmilesestl.org
Business Phone Number: 618-213-8120
Business Fax: 618-397-6398
Blueberry & Lemon Jam
Address: Jams by Kim
601 Rt. 206, Unit 26-472
Hillsborough, NJ
08844
Contact Name: Kim D. Osterhoudt
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Artisanal Jams – Fruity, Savory and Spicy Jams
Long Business Description:

I create artisanal jams by hand in small batches, the traditional way using local produce. I balance creativity with authenticity to produce flavors that bring back memories of times long gone.

Business Website Address: http://JamsByKim.com
Business Phone Number: 9086725418
"Emerald Elegane" an original art quilt by Linda Keene.  Copyright 2019.
Address: 7913 Greenview Terrace Ct, Charlotte, NC 28277
28277
Contact Name: Linda Keene
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: My artwork reflects images of African-American life and culture using colorful textiles as a medium. I create original art quilts and use the images on notecards, open stock prints, signed limited edition prints and other products.
Long Business Description:

My artwork reflects images of African-American life and culture using colorful textiles as a medium. Each one-of-a-kind fabric collage is created using a combination of quilting techniques, as well as embellishments that enhance the overall image. The hand-stitched backgrounds are a tribute to the generations of women quilt makers in my family who came before me. I use the images of my original artwork on notecards, open stock prints, signed limited edition prints and other products.

Although I loved to draw and paint as a child, I did not grow up in an environment where that type of creativity was nurtured. I had very little exposure to visual art and few resources for exploring my early interest in the subject. So I chose to focus my energies on academic pursuits where I got lots of support and positive reinforcement. This path led me to get a Harvard M.B.A. and a successful career as a corporate marketing executive for over 25 years. My “Second Act” was as a non-profit CEO, where I spent 8 years leading one of the largest Girl Scout Councils in the United States before retiring in October 2015.

During my working years, I channeled my creative energies into hobbies like sewing, interior design, photography, cake decorating and scrapbooking. I also became an avid collector of African-American art, with a strong appreciation for images that reflect positive aspects of our life and culture. With the luxury of time afforded by retirement, I began looking for a new outlet for my creativity. For the first time in my life, I decided to try my hand at making art of my own.

Since I have always loved working with fabrics, it was fairly easy to decide that was the medium I wanted to create in. It was a lot harder to figure out how to translate the designs in my head into fabric images. With practice, I began to find my artistic voice and produce work that I wanted to share with others. I have finally arrived at a place where I am ready for my “Third Act” as an artist. The proud mother of an HBCU graduate, I am excited about using my artwork as a platform to raise funds to support these important educational institutions. I invite you to join me on this journey!

Business Website Address: http://www.lkeeneart.com
Business Phone Number: 612-499-2290
Moody Jones Art Gallery
Address: 107B S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA
19038
Contact Name: Robyn R Jones, MD, FACOG
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Art Gallery
Long Business Description:

Boutique gallery featuring artists from the African Diaspora.

Business Website Address: Moody Jones Gallery
Business Phone Number: 215 582 4496
Picture That Art Consultants
Address: MAIN OFFICE: Soundview Plaza, 1266 East Main Street, Suite 700R, Stamford, CT 06902
SOUTHEAST OFFICE: 400 W Peachtree Street NW, Unit #3006, Atlanta, GA 30308
06902
Contact Name: Valerie A. Cooper
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: * Fine Art Consulting
* Accredited Fine Art Appraisals
* Fine Art Sales
* Custom Framing
* Art Collection Management
Long Business Description:

Products and services include: artwork, photography and custom framing; art appraisal; art consulting, collection management and curatorial services. Clients include: corporations, healthcare organizations, government and academic institutions. Our extensive team of art professionals includes: designers, registrars, art handlers, installers, and restoration specialists. Lastly, our global network consists of both established and emerging artists, representative of diverse international cultures around the world.

Business Website Address: https://www.picturethatart.com/
Business Phone Number: 203.253.0294
PrivateMusicStudio.net
Address: 7700 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
60619
Contact Name: Greta Pope Wimp
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: PrivateMusicStudio.net is a subsidiary of Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. and offers online music business classes, business consultations and voice lessons. It is the home of “The Business Savvy Singer.” Dr. Greta Pope’s popular Master Class entitled Music Business Secrets for Singers is available via live stream. All courses are available at www.privatemusicstudio.net.
Long Business Description:

Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. provides live performances and education to corporate, conference and university audiences as well as to the public. Dr. Greta Pope is The MusicBusiness Expert. She is an internationally acclaimed entertainer. She has delighted audiences throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as the United States and Canada. Greta’s performance credentials include singing in several languages. She has shared the stage with with well known performers including Wynona Judd, Dick Van Dyke, Stanley Clarke, Ramsey Lewis, Rich Little, Penn and Teller and others.

Greta’s voice has been featured on commercials and voice-overs, including those for McDonald’s, Whirlpool, Allstate, Este Lauder, Coca Cola and others. For more information, visit www.gretapope.com.

Business Website Address: www.privatemusicstudio.net
Business Phone Number: 773-965-4200