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Art Available - Gallery 1

Hope by Ron Warford, 40' x 30 " Graphite on Black Board, Framed $900
Mr. Warford's work was selected by the Smithsonian Institution for a national traveling exhibition in 1973. He was one of the initial founding and teaching members at the Folk Art Gallery in Syracuse. His work spings from his imagination and is masterfully executed. Tel (315) 391-5115 for more info or to purchase. One of the presidents of a local art guild referred to Ron's work as  "master works" for their power and quality.

Strength , by Ron Warford. 20 " X 30"   $750.

Home is Where the Hearth Is by Jaws. This piece took 600 hours. Amazingly, to produce this the artist had to put the snowflakes  in first on a white fine piece of paper and then build everything around it. Think about it - this amazing work, and other pieces of the artists work can be seen at CNY Artists Gallery, which purchased this piece in 2013.


Dream Horse by M. Smart - $450

December 2010 Blog Posts (33)

Most Annoying Question To Ask An Artist

The most frustrating question I get asked as an artist is, “How long did it take you to paint that?” It’s a frustrating question, obviously asked by those with little artistic ability, and has no good answer. For the observer, it is an honest and easy question to ask, how else are they to gauge the monetary value of what they are looking at. But for the artist, it is not as easy to answer.

On one hand, there are all of the years leading up to the point of creating the painting.… Continue

Added by Charlotte Blanchard on December 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Real Gift Of The Magi

The greatest gift from the Magi was, and still is, the gift of hope. Whether you wish to believe the story or not, undeniably the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the Magi has done more to influence history than any other singular event.

This is the pivotal point in history not only for mankind, but for art itself. During this time, only the higher classes where literate and most of the known world remained illiterate. If the story were to be told and spread throughout… Continue

Added by Charlotte Blanchard on December 24, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments


I have always had an appreciation for the Arts and this is my way of

expressing this.

My shop is a place where you will find diversity, all Artist, Crafters &…


Added by Carlene's Antiques Custom Framin on December 24, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments



My Artwork Daily pieces I have completed so far. They are available for purchase through the Szozda Gallery for only $15 each! Get one for yourself today.


I am available to do commissioned pieces as well. The 25th Infantry Division and Celtic Knot pieces are two commissioned artworks that I have completed.


Please contact me with any…


Added by Whitney Daniels on December 22, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Taking Action on the Solstice

We tried to see the moon eclipse but the clouds said NO! Oh well. So to celebrate the winter solstice instead, we updated our photo album of the Delightful Devas with ordering information. Perhaps this will help viewers! Please tour our slideshow and share our images with your friends. Happy holidays and may 2011 be healthy and prosperous for all of us.…


Added by Suzanne E. Curdt on December 21, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments

First Nativity Scene In Live Art

Until the 13th Century, scenes of the Nativity were only seen in 2 and 3 dimensional art. It wasn’t until 1223 that Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first live nativity scene. Having recently returned to Greccio, Italy, from a Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands, Saint Francis desired to make his Christmas MUntil the 13th Century, scenes of the Nativity were only seen in 2 and 3 dimensional art. It wasn’t until 1223 that Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the…


Added by Charlotte Blanchard on December 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

arleen fordock, part-time artist/ part-time public service

Anytime is a good time to think of volunteering at Syracuse NY or nearby.  

Having worked as secretary/steno/typist in the past, retirement gave me opportunity to "jump" into the art area.  In retrospect, was in it along with working a "day job" as I did enter "ON MY OWN TIME" at employer and won in the "drawing" category.   In 2004 (approximately) I donated that piece to the RescueMission's auction, and it sold!!  Confidence resulted and here I am.   Founded "CNY Art Forum" in 8/08…


Added by arleen fordock on December 20, 2010 at 3:58am — No Comments

Stone Canoe #5


  I have 2 paintings in the upcoming stone canoe #5,an art and literary journal published by SU. The launch party is February 12 at the XL projects gallery  in Armory square.

Added by sylvia steen on December 17, 2010 at 11:53am — No Comments

Mechanical Things - Yummm!

If Rube Goldberg were 1) still alive, and 2) looking for an apprentice, I'd be knocking on his door. Mechanical metal gear-y contraptions that do things make me happy.  Whirligigs! Weathervanes!  The "Perpetuball Motion Machine" at Salmon Run Mall in Watertown!


Well, my latest venture into making things doesn't really fit into the whirligig or weathervane category, but I have been using metal to make jewelry.  I love art because everything an artist creates is part of that…


Added by Cynthia Schmidt on December 16, 2010 at 9:33pm — No Comments

cats -

There is little time left to commission a pet portrait for a holiday gift,  but gift certificates are available.


Added by Barbara Baum on December 16, 2010 at 9:26pm — No Comments

The Cranky Cat Collection(TM) - A Short History

1.   Painted a green cat with purple whiskers

2.   Sold the cat.

3.   Was encouraged.

4.   Painted more…


Added by Cynthia Schmidt on December 16, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments

About me

I am most intrigued by and drawn to those artistic styles that span the continuum from impressionism, expressionism to abstract art. To me, this is art that is not bound to reproduce life's visual experience, but rather, this is art that is free to represent life's visual experience with greater importance placed on mood, movement and composition than on accurate representation.  As an artist I can say that working in an…

Added by Marc Pittarelli on December 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments


The Trash Transformer Project entered it's second year in 2010 with 8 artworks on exhibit representing the talents of 7 contemporary artists form the Central NY region. With a grant from the Cultural Resources Council, The Alchemical Nursery was able to provide these artists either $50 or $100 stipends for their pieces, and support their lifestyles while demonstrating our message in art.

The pieces included a diversity of methods including paint and ink on wood, mini and full…


Added by Frank Cetera on December 14, 2010 at 12:20pm — No Comments

another dog

a brown one!

Added by Barbara Baum on December 14, 2010 at 12:20am — No Comments

Central New York Architecture

I have always loved the beautiful old architecture of Downtown Syracuse.

There are so many unique buildings and styles; each a work of art.

My favorite is the Gridley Building with its' elegant arching windows and canopy over the entrance.…


Added by Joan Applebaum on December 13, 2010 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Urban Scenes

The downtown festivals and parades with their profusion of color and excitement are so much fun to paint! The Veterans Day Parade of 2008 is pictured here. Flags are flying everywhere. A massive US flag hangs over Salina Street, suspended by two City of Syracuse Fire Trucks.…


Added by Joan Applebaum on December 13, 2010 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Regional Landscapes: Central New York, Thousand Islands, Adirondacks

I have been and probably always will be a landscape painter. I don't think there is ever a time when I am not noticing the landscape. Whether going to work, or to the store, or biking along the Erie Canal, I am always looking at the land, the sky and the water.

In Upstate New York, we are so fortunate to have such amazingly beautiful places like the Adirondack Mountains, the Thousand Islands and the Finger Lakes Region. I am always drawn to water and love to paint the ripples and…


Added by Joan Applebaum on December 13, 2010 at 11:27pm — No Comments

How Virgin Mary Shaped the Art World

Since this is the Christmas season, I thought it would be a good time to take an artistic look at the Virgin Mary; for without her we would have no reason for the season. Perhaps there is no place in the world which has celebrated the Virgin Mary more than the city of Rome. You don’t have to go to Vatican City to find the Madonna--anyone who walks around Rome for any length of time can’t help but notice the more than 500 street shrines which adorn various buildings around the city honoring the… Continue

Added by Charlotte Blanchard on December 13, 2010 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Can Artists Save Syracuse's Westside?

Not sure if this has been posted before on thie site or not, but it bears so if that is not the case.

This article highlight some of the movers and shakers, and the heartfelt and committed projects and community efforts that have been integral in helping to rebuild the Near Westside. A must read if you are curious as to what has been transpiring in the grassroots arts and culture movement in this neighborhood.…


Added by Frank Cetera on December 13, 2010 at 6:05pm — No Comments

fun with fabrics

Another gloomy day in Syracuse...and the thoughts of another blast from Old Man Winter. Someone needs to enlighten him as to when winter starts... Fortunately the gloom is only the weather. My spirit is bright knowing I will be offering fun fabric classes and workshops starting in January...Learn to create your own fabrics unlike any you could ever find in a store..and it's easy...I'll be pursuing finding the space to hold these great fun events after The keep it in mind and…


Added by jan Navales on December 13, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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