Monday, December 21, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Notes

The glave kocen gallery will be open December 22 and 23rd from 11-6 and  Christmas Eve from 11-2. There are two more days for the "Between Homes" exhibit by Steven Walker.  Go here to see the paintings still available.

Steven Walker

 Also there are a  few more weeks for the on-line exhibit, "Recollections" by Steve Hedberg.  This exhibit runs on the website until December 31st. 

Steve Hedbrg

Please contact the gallery for more information.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Premier On-line Exhibition at glave kocen gallery

The glave kocen gallery (GK gallery) is pleased to announce the opening of their  premier on-line exhibit, “Recollections.” This exhibit features the new work by well-known Virginia artist, Steve Hedberg.

There are 13 paintings featured from Hedberg's latest series of paintings which crosses styles of realism and abstraction and capture seemingly fading glimpses of summer. His work is included in several prominent collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, New Market Services, Capital One and Ironworks Consulting.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gallery doubles their current exhibition schedule

Starting December 1, 2009, the glave kocen gallery will feature monthly on-line exhibits in addition to their exhibits located at their 1620 West Main Street location in Virginia. "The exhibits will be exclusive to the gallery website and will double our current exhibition schedule.” states Jennifer Glave. "This decision was an easy one and will be such a great benefit to our clients and artist alike." Since opening in 2007 the gallery has had over 500,000 hits on their website so it was a natural progression to include an additional
12 exhibitions to their schedule.
Richmond artist, Steve Hedberg, will be the first featured on-line exhibition. It runs Tuesday, December 1st through December 31st. He's created a blend of his 2 distinct styles of realism and abstract that comes across with more emotion. "Like a memory," begins Hedberg, "the paintings are coming into focus and yet remain a little hazy. It leaves more room for interpretation."

To be included on our preferred list please email us:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Arrival for Secondary Art Market

The glave kocen gallery has just received a new piece for our "Secondary Sales" division.  A client in NY is divesting a part of his collection.  One of the pieces we have on our website is:

Andras Bality
"68th Street Virginia Beach"
oil on paper
10" x 12"

Provenance: Purchased from Eric Schindler Gallery in Richmond, VA in the late 1990's.

For more information please go to: 
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

glave kocen gallery and Hilton Hotels

Farida Hughes, One of glave kocen's artists, just completed a huge commission for Hilton Hotels.  Pretty Cool!!!  Her work is included in several corporate collections:

Orlando World Market Marriot, FL

Hilton, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

F&M Bank, Frederick, MD

Cancer Research Center, Robinwood Medical Campus, Hagerstown, MD

Chesapeake Capital, Richmond, VA

Hilton Orlando

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rodger Bechtold featured in a new book!

NEW BOOK by Mitchell Albala

Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice

An accomplished landscape painter for over 30 years, Rodger Bechtold studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition, he studied with well-known painter, Wolf Kahn in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Mr. Kahn's invitation.  He has several paintings included in the book "Landscape Painting."  Available November 17th.  Published by Watson Guptill.  A sample of what was included in the book:

Selected Public Collections

Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Northern Trust Bank, Milwaukee, WI; Northern Trust Bank, Denver, CO; The Greenbrier, acquisition by Carlton Varney, White Sulphur Springs, WV; Arthur Andersen, Washington, D.C.; Charles Wm. Foster & Associates, Ltd., Chicago, IL; Hollister, Inc., Libertyville, IL; Heritage Insurance, Sheboygan, WI

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Steven Walker featured in October 2009 American Art Collector

American Art Collector features Steven Walker's November exhibit "Between Homes" in the October 2009 issue.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The gallery as listed on the daily website "design sponge" was one of the favorite places to visit in Richmond! check it out!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

sheep + buck installation

Today was the installation of Jules Buck Jones' large drawings. How many people does it take to hang 6' x 7' drawings...5 people...3 to hold and 2 to guide/watch!!! If you can get a chance to view them in person it is well worth the trip to the gallery.

sheep + buck

New Exhibit:

Sheep Jones and Buck Jones

Friday, August 14, 2009

Steve Griffin

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Introducing Rob Browning

Virginia artist, Rob Browning walked in a few weeks ago and introduced us to his work. We absolutely love it. Here is a one of the three paintings he brought in. His work will be up on the website soon.

"route 601"
oil on canvas
24" x 36"

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Great Article on Collecting Contemporary Art

Check out this article on collecting art which appeared recently on Uploaded Magazine's website.

The Art of Conscious Collecting

Everyone can experience the “art” of collecting. You don’t have to be wealthy or have a degree in art history to experience the joy of collecting contemporary art. However, those new to collecting often ask, “Where do I start?” Start by training your eye! There is a wide selection of original art by talented emerging and mid-career artists from around the world that is available and accessible to anyone who has taught themselves “how to see”.

Buy Art You Love

Be a conscious collector by attending museum exhibits on a regular basis, checking out the art publications, reading popular art blogs and/or magazines, and learning about the artists that engage, challenge or inspire you, and what influences their work.
Think about how the work makes you feel when you stand it front of it. Visit it once, twice a dozen times if you want to. Don't think of a work of art as simply “decorating” a room or going with a piece of furniture. Your art purchase should outlive your taste in home decor. Trust your gut and your instincts. And try to avoid what feels too comfortable or overly familiar.

Here’s just a few tips about “Conscious Collecting”.
1-Don’t be intimidated! Visit as many galleries as you can and ask questions. If the gallery owner or staff is not accessible or open to your questions, move on.
2-Get on the mailing lists of the galleries you like so that you’ll be invited to openings, special events and lectures.
3-Keep a log or journal and jot down the names of artists that stop you, move you, inspire you, excite you. Keep in mind that buying art is a lot like “falling in love”.
4-Do your homework. Make sure to get a bio or CV and artist statement. What is their background, education? Where have they shown? What collections are they in?
5-Subscribe to a few of the major art magazines and blogs such as Art in America, Art News, Art & Auction, Art Forum, Frieze and blogs like Gallery Hopper (, Artopia; Akrylic ( and Art Addict (
6-Visit the International Art Fairs for an opportunity to see which galleries and genres of art most appeal to you. It’s a great opportunity to see a lot of recent work from galleries from around the world. Some of the best fairs are the Affordable Art Fair, Red Dot, Scope, Pulse which have annual shows in New York, Miami and London.
7-Join several art museums and find out when the docents or curators are giving a tour or attend a lecture by visiting curators.
8-Attend auctions of your favorite genres of art at Christies or Sotheby’s or one of the other major auction houses.
9-Attend local studio tours in your local town or city.
10-Make sure the gallery specifies if it is an original work of art or limited edition, and not a reproduction.
11-Ask to meet the artist. Artists regularly attend openings and other events and many of them enjoy sharing their inspiration with collectors and art lovers.
12-When you make a purchase, make sure to get proper documentation from the gallery, including a bill of sale, letter of authenticity and artist statement and resume.
13-Speak to your gallery about proper framing, installation and care of your artwork. And make sure to insure your artwork if you spend $1000 or more.
14-The right relationship is everything. Like the one with your dealer. A good dealer will advise you, bid for you at auctions, and let you know when good stuff or new work by your favorite artist is available. According to the AADA: ''No great collection was ever formed without a dealer.''

If you can afford to buy an iPod or Flat Screen TV or dine out once or twice a month, you can afford to buy art. If you’re new to collecting, start small with works under $1000 and evolve your collection as you train your eye and learn what genre or type of art speaks to you.
Collecting contemporary art is a creative experience, a journey of self-discovery and self-expression. When you buy art by living artists you not only enrich your own life, you actively support the work of living artists. So go explore and enjoy! It’s a journey that will change your life.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Artwork by Steven Walker

Steven dropped off three new paintings this past weekend. He is madly getting ready for his November exhibit at the gallery. Here is a new painting from a series he is working on of the Fan alleyways and parking lots. You can see his other two paintings on the website.

"a fine power line" 12 x 24 oil

Eldridge Bagley's Gallery Talk

We are gearing up this week for Eldridge Bagley's gallery talk on Saturday, June 27th. His paintings document a way of life in Southside Virginia for this former tobacco farmer. Themes from this current exhibit, "A Road Taken", are drawing tobacco plants, searching a cemetery for a loved one's forgotten tombstone and (as depicted in the painting above) a wintry homecoming. Eldridge's paintings are not necessarily nostalgic or sentimental. This Saturday we will be able to hear Eldridge speak about his life and inspirations as an artist living in rural Virginia.
"A Road Taken" June 12 thru July 18, 2009

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