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Giveaway :: UGallery

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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 We have all been warned about having “too much of a good thing.” While this is sound (albeit vague) advice, there are a few instances where I have to agree to disagree. There are times when pure abundance is called for. Love, for instance. Compassion. And art. I hold the absolute conviction that there is no such thing as too much art. This doesn’t mean it needs to be displayed all at the same time. Rather, I like to rotate and curate my home as if I were producing a gallery show. It brings my space to life and allows me the ability to collect art that moves me on an on-going basis. Art feeds the soul and I, for one, don’t ever want to be hungry.

UGallery is an online gallery created by three young entrepreneurs who put their heads together for a class project in college to answer one simple question: how can promising artists connect with people looking to buy reasonably priced, original artwork? The answer was UGallery. Alex Farkas, Stephen Tanenbaum, and Greg Rosborough created a forum where emerging (and established) artists can sell their work while simultaneously constructing a marketplace where you can get lost for hours browsing the gallery “walls.” My recent obsession with photography has me absolutely smitten with Alex Greenburg’s New Mexico. (Tell me that’s not the most hauntingly beautiful photo you’ve ever seen. I dare you.) UGallery also offers a trial run where you can live with a piece for a week and then decide if you want to keep it. This is truly a one stop shop for holiday shopping. (Gift certificate, anyone?) Abundance in its most pristine state.

UGallery is giving away one 11X14 Limited Edition Print of Alison Jardin’s “Haughty Culture” to one lucky winner AND one 8X10 Limited Edition Print of Maggy O’Reilly’s “Alpaca” to a second winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, November 22nd. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is the first piece of art you ever owned?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, November 29th, to see if you’ve won!
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    Athena R says:

    My first real piece of art is a one of a kind commissioned piece by Mary Peyton Buck.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i won a painting created by my friend’s artist husband. it’s the only original artwork i won, the rest are all reprints.

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    Tiffany says:

    Oh my goodness I love that Alpaca!! Let’s see, the first piece of art I ever owned was a little image of a young girl praying by her bed with her fuzzy little kitten by her side. It was always hanging in my room as a child and I still have it and adore it!! If I ever have a little girl I’ll hang it in her room.

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    Heather N. says:

    Something by my grandma, she does the BEST watercolors!

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    Emma L says:

    A crayon-and-sticky-paint drawing of a cat (or is it a dog? No one can tell) made by my then-five-year-old cousin and presented to me the day my parents brought me home from the hospital as a newborn little person. That cat (or dog?) still sits in a frame on a shelf in the reading room (former nursery), all these years later.

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    Christina P says:

    I love collecting art. I try to buy at least one piece every year at craft shows- lately though they have been too pricey. The first piece I had ever bought was an original mixed media piece. It was a heart that was made from torn pieces of paper, then glittered, painted, and mounted to cardstock and placed so it looks like a shadow box frame. I still own it, and I love it.

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    Rebekah says:

    a beautiful watercolor and matching glass vase with blues, greens & yellows…i got it in belgium while on a post-high school graduation trip with my mom…sadly, the vase broke but i still have the watercolor 

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    brenda says:

    When I was a teen in the late sixties I bought the Anti-Vietnam poster:
    War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things.
    It hung in my bedroom for many years.

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    Madeline says:

    a watercolor by my great grandfather… may not be the best quality but i love it for it’s history!

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    Chryselle says:

    My husband and I recently purchased a beautiful painting of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, created by the Goan painter Navelcar.  Both Navelcar and Pessoa bring strong, familial memories for my husband and it was a treat to invest in this piece of art that will bring us pleasure for years to come. 

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    Sydney VH says:

    My best friend in kindergarten drew me a picture the first day of school to solidify that we would be friends starting now and we will be friends forever. Both hold true today.

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    Tabetha says:

    Funny, so many ways one can answer this question.  Do I go with the unicorn poster that hung in my bedroom growing up?  The typical Monet print mounted on foam board I got for my first apartment?  How about the lithograph my parents bought me at an auction?  The framed pics in the hallway that my children drew back when they were itty bitty?  The life size bust of the emperor Augustus that is staring at me from his perch on an old piano stool on our hearth?    Or the wonderful print we just got from Etsy because it looks like a watercolor version of my husband & I ?  I could go on– I suppose its all art, after all.  The things that have decorated the walls of my life~*

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    [...] two pieces of art from UGallery :: a gift certificate from Malibu Fox :: a necklace from Eva Hanusova [...]

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    Gali says:

    I’ve always been the artist in the family so I am inclined to say that probably the first piece of art I owned was a drawing or sculpture I made, under my grandma’s supervision. If we’re talking about art made by someone else, I would say that it was a dress that was handmade for me for one of my Christmas-time celebration recitals. (or rather New Year’s celebrations, there were no Christmas celebrations back in the USSR). It was sewn by a very talented friend of the family and was a real work of art! 

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    Jennifer says:

    I went to Paris in 8th grade and saw an exhibit of Andy Warhol’s art. The poster advertising the show was sold as a souvenier and I bought it. It’s hung on every bedroom and dorm room wall I’ve had since.

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    Lubaska says:

    I ve bought my first poster when I started my studies at the university. It was Day (eclat du jour) by Alphonse Mucha. Just week ago I visited exhibition of ukrainian-jewish sculptor K. Postovits and I purchased one of his drawings (the 3rd day of creation) and small sculpture of letter aleph.

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    Theresa says:

    Well, I don’t know if it counts, but I have massive coffee table books filled with prints (Brian froud, MC Esher, and Norman Rockwell were my firsts- and favorite)

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    Linnea says:

    My best friend in high school created a black scratch paper piece that featured the two of us as Sonny and Cher. He is now a famous artist in Chicago with his own studio. I love that I have an original piece that was created before he was discovered.

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    Brittany K says:

    a photo of a ballerina. i loved it.

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