At The Singing Lady, we put significant effort into presenting consignors' art and have one staff member dedicated to this task. It starts when we first examine the photos you submit. We prefer original art - oils, pastels, watercolour, pen and ink - as this is what appeals to our customer base. However, this does not mean that we are only interested in "highbrow" art. When we decide on which pieces we accept for consignment it is not only the pieces considered to be serious art, but we also look for those with decor value, or just plain fun pieces which add a smile to the face. We seek a variety of good art from the highly refined still lifes to colourful, animated abstracts, to cheerful folk art pieces.
When your piece of art arrives, we put a lot of effort into identifying the artist, preparing their biography, and researching the market sales of the artist's works. Should none of this information be available, we look at results for comparable art. Each piece of art is evaluated for technique, the artist's style, condition, and even the type of frame. This information is included in the description of the art. In addition, we like to add a comment on the impression it leaves on the viewer. We have a varied staff here at The Singing Lady and their opinions are canvassed (see what we did there) when choosing art.
We prefer original art to prints as there is weak demand for prints, however, there are certain styles which we recognize as having high customer appeal and will make exceptions to consign these. The effort we put into our consigned art shows in the following compliment we received just recently: "Your store has better selection and quality of art than found in most galleries".
Enjoy the array of featured art and all the new arrivals too!
Come experience an artful shopping weekend with us.
Tammie & The Singing Lady Team
Every day, we get new arrivals — fabulous finds you won't find anywhere else. Here is a small sampling of the new arrivals from the last week but there are many more in the store. We currently have over 6,000 items in the store and it keeps changing all the time. Our motto is, "If you snooze, you lose!". If you see something you like, you had better snatch it up quick because there is a good chance it won't be there the next time you visit.
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