this post sponsored by Park West Art Gallery
what do a caribbean cruise and an art auction have in common? at first blush, not a thing. that is until you discover that the largest privately-owned art gallery in the world, Park West Gallery, sail the seas on a cruise ship with a considerable amount of artwork in tow. it’s true, you can have a vacation of a lifetime, peruse some amazing pieces of art, and attend a cruise ship art auction onboard your ship. all while sipping a glass of champagne. and you thought art auctions were stuffy? or that you needed a Ph.D. in art history? right?! nope. all that’s needed to start an art collection is a love of art and a desire to collect art that you love. what better time to get started than when you’re on vacation? i’ve been collecting art on our travels for years. each piece that hangs on my wall is a reminder of a special time and place. most pieces were purchased from local artists that caught my eye. now i have cruise ship art to add to my collection. what a lovely memory of my caribbean adventure with mr. style.
but the art world can be intimidating at times. a shroud of exclusivity surrounds it. which is why many of us throw our hands in the air in exasperation and run to the nearest big box store to choose a piece of art instead of an art gallery. who wants to continue staring at blank walls that desperately needs artwork?
first stop, the Park West Gallery sales office to speak with one of their friendly and may i add knowledgeable staff members. Park West also offers educational seminars where they share their tips for collecting and insights into the Park West artists.
Park West Galleries have taken art auctions out of a traditional setting and created a comfortable environment for newbies and experienced collectors alike. of course, i signed up for the Park West live art auction. watch out mr. style, number 239 just might make a dent in your wallet.
talented Park West Gallery artists include Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max, David (Lebo) Le Batard to name a few.
this talented man is the auctioneer that created a vibrant and entertaining environment. there’s nothing like the rush of raising your bid card in the air. will someone outbid me? who knows, that’s half the fun.
i have to admit i’m a big fan of Peter Max. love those bold colors. did i come home with a Peter Max? or was their another artist that caught my eye? i can’t wait to share my latest piece of artwork with you. now it’s up to Park West Gallery to deliver my art right to my front doorstep. while i wait, you can learn more about the art of the cruise here’s a great Q & A for Norwegian Cruises. or watch this short video of what an art auction experience is all about. stay tuned for the big reveal! mr. style, don’t you think it’s a perfect piece of art for the family room?
a big thank you to Park West Gallery for this sponsored post. and thank you lovely readers for supporting those brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas.