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Archive for January, 2012 Toolbar!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 | General | No Comments

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Soaring Voices Clay Sculpture by Japanese Women

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 | Exhibition news | No Comments

of immense talent, sensitivity, power !  I only need to post a few images to inspire visitation to Arizona State University’s Ceramic Research Center–a uniquely focused facility revealing ceramic artists from all countries.






Corinne Cain of urges you to experience this exhibit.  It has traveled throughout the world with reverence expressed by all who have seen it.

High Noon 2012 Show & Auction Mesa AZ

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 | Exhibition news | No Comments

Sat & Sun  Jan 29- 30 at the Mesa Convention Center (237 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ   85201)

9 am – 4:30 pm (Sat), 9:30 am – 3 pm (Sun)

Vintage and new cowboy related items as well as mostly vintage American Indian items, everything from killer (qualitatively) to cute !

Dealers harken from the Southwest and way beyond (Pennsylvania, Idaho, Michigan, Massachusetts, Kansas and Missouri).

It is just plain fun, as many arrive “in costume”  wearing extravagant boots and crusty mustaches.

When you visit their website, you can obtain a $5 off coupon for their weekend pass.

Cost to attend Show is $10 per day or $15 weekend pass, unless you achieve the $5 off coupon.

See you there!

Corinne Cain



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Learn about the Art World (Book Shortcut) !

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 | Collector Savvy tips | No Comments


READ THIS BOOK and catch up about the inner workings of auction houses as revealed through Lacey Yeager (a fictional character) and her friend , Daniel, the art critic (another fictional character).

Actually I am listening to the audio version, but either way, you get a fun dose of how things function in the art world, where art boils down to value and of course, money in conjunction with connoisseurship.

Corinne Cain of

Yes, Steve Martin the well-known actor, comedian and astute art collector wrote it !


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Smartist Telesummit 2012

Friday, January 20th, 2012 | General | No Comments


When:     January 26, 27 and January 30 – February 3 2012

10 panelists plus Ariane Goodwin will inform artists on how to bridge the gap between making art and making a living.

Review profiles of the 10 panelists and topics to be covered at

Imagine a conference without airline tickets, hotel rooms !!!

This is the 6th year of the Telesummit and 33 % of their attendees are repeats.

Nicely all sessions are recorded on CD’s and given to all registrants in a set to relive as often as is desirable.

Check out the conference highlights on their website.

Why is touting this opportunity?  You know we don’t accept referral fees.

Answer:  Corinne Cain will be one of the 10 panelists

Should you “attend”, I would be most interested in your feedback on my participation or on the Telesummit overall.

Corinne Cain



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Celebration of Fine Art Open thru March 25!!!

Monday, January 16th, 2012 | Exhibition news, General | No Comments

Michael Prepsky is one of 100 different artists whose work is on view daily from 10 – 6 pm January 14 – March 25.

Newly located in enormous white tents on the SW corner of  Hayden Road and Freeway 101 (Exit 35),  see artists paint and sculpt as you watch with complete admiration !!!

Eight different artist/ designers feature their unique jewelry.

Purchase a Season Pass good for all 10 weeks for just $10.  Military and seniors over 62 are just $8.  Children under 12 are free.

Vala Ola is a particularly engaging figurative sculptor.

You will be awed by Scott Rogers‘ group bronzes, especially one depicting an attorney addressing a vintage jury.


Follow up a visit to Barrett Jackson’s classic car auction with a couple of hours investigating fine art at The Tents !!!

Wear a warm coat, it is chilly in the tents.  You can capture lunch at their sit down cafe, while you consider your purchases.

Corinne Cain of


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Victim Art

Sunday, January 1st, 2012 | Collector Savvy tips, General | 1 Comment

Having investigated two works of art today on behalf of a company needing to know how they would “cash out”, I thought I would share some thoughts with the SavvyCollectors who read this blog.

Art used as collateral against money borrowed is valued from two different viewpoints:

  1. actual cash value, orderly liquidation
  2. actual cash value, disorderly liquidation

The difference is the time and place to liquidate.  Disorderly liquidation generally references a very tiny time window to sell the property,  such as one day or possibly as long as a week to sell  it in place (meaning not transported to another, perhaps more advantageous locale). Orderly liquidation might reference a week up to 3 months or somewhat longer to sell. Either way, expediency in selling mandates these values are considerably less than gallery prices, especially when the art falls under the category of “Victim Art”.

“Victim Art” is art that is trendy.  Often it is marketed to individuals who are away from home, on vacation. There is a spontaneity in the purchase of this art.  Care in researching the artists, the gallery offering the art typically is NOT taken.  Purchasers are victimized by the circumstance that is not conducive to carrying out some degree of careful investigation.

Wondering if the art you are drawn to fits the category of “Victim Art” ???  Hire an appraiser BEFORE you complete the purchase.  I would rather be out the appraisal or consultation fee than thousands of dollars for art whose resale potential is miniscule.

To find a designated appraiser of personal property, try

Corinne Cain of

Trendy art is deliberately excluded from offerings through



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