Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Art as an Investment- Midwest Fine Art Exchange and Kelo Tv @ Huehl Studios
for Money Matters with Angela Kennecke

Art investment is big business.  The art market has been in recovery after tanking with the rest of the economy in the recession, but investing in art can be daunting. 
Artist Nancyjane Huehl is known for her prairie landscapes and is fortunate enough to make a living doing what she loves.  She also collects other artists' work. 
 "At times I've bought on impulse or in the moment," Huehl said.
Sometimes she gets lucky. An original signed Harvey Dunn book she once bought has tripled in value. Huehl has also seen the value of North Dakota artist Sheila Rieman's painting rise as well.
But how do you know your purchase will go up in value?  
"You don't.  It's just like if you buy a stock, you see what's out there before you and you have an idea, it's not a guarantee it will grow, Huehl said.

new work in pencil... "book of dreams"

new work in pencil...

*Tricksters- harbingers- light bringers- gossips and mimics. Intelligent and vocal, ravens hold a universal role in mythology having been with man since the beginning. We humans always wanting identify ourselves to the world around us, how can anyone miss these birds?

They note us, and remember anyone who creates mischief for them. Across the world, they are imbued with shape-shifting abilities both positive and negative in relation to their cultural connections.

“To have a raven’s knowledge” is an Irish proverb meaning to have a seer’s supernatural powers. Ravens are the favorite bird of Lludd- the Celtic god of artists and artisans - He was said to have two ravens to attend to all of his needs similar to Odin

*Norse Legend, Odin (the warrior god) relied on his two ravens Huginn and Muginn (thought and memory) to fly around the world every day and keep him informed.
*For Numerous Northwest Tribes, the Raven is known as a benevolent figure of the “first people“, a shaper of the world ( noted for having placed the stars- the moon and sun in the sky) for mankind is at the same time a trickster character, with the uncanny knack of getting himself and those around him into mischief.
*There is wisdom in a raven’s head.” – Gaelic Proverb

Arts Night Auction - Washington Pavilion Fine Arts Center -2013

"a gilded  promise of tomorrow"

What is it about sunrise and planted fields - it’s sounds and smells? Bird songs- first of the day’s melodies- and the dew smelling of earth and night that remains with us- even city dwellers recognize it- it is “a gilded promise of tomorrow“.