Thursday, July 31, 2008

Customer Service Reflects on Park West Gallery's 40th

  • "I thought the entire event was thrilling. Park West Gallery's 40th anniversary event was the 'cherry on the sundae ice cream.' It was great fun watching the artists arrive and seeing everyone cheer them on. Marcus Glenn's arrival in his red viper was hilarious, he is such an engaging personality. I found Jean Claude Picot's arrival very touching, even though he had a translator, his emotions came through his actions. I thought it was very sweet when he kissed people in the audience on both cheeks. Gockel made a stunning arrival dressed in white with everyone shouting his name. All of the artists were spectacular and it was great to hear their speeches in support of Park West. But the speech that moved me to tears was Albert's...I felt a chill go up my spine to see and feel such dedication and belief in Park West. He made a believer out of me too." ~ C.B.

  • "I'm always continually amazed by how warm, gracious, and friendly our artists are. They seem to truly share their excitement and enthusiasm for artwork with everyone around them!" ~ L.W.

  • "Our own Morris Shapiro warmed up the crowd in anticipation of what was to come. But you had to be there to believe it. Lights, cameras and action – on the red carpet Tarkay, Agam, Krasnyansky, Fanch, Picot, Simon Bull, Marcus Glenn, Linda Le Kinff, Scott Jacobs, Andrew Bone, Tim Yanke and the list goes on. All in one place at one time, will it ever happen again? Not in the same way. It was a privilege to be able to experience the excitement and energy that exploded that day. Thunderous cheers, Gockel, Gockel, Gockel. Did we glimpse Marcus Glenn trying to steal the show? Driving up to the red carpet in a Viper? Well it seems so, Marcus Glenn can get away with about anything, the cheers went up, the roar was thunderous (the crowd, not the car), mic in hand he gives us more than wonderful art, his wit, charm and intoxicating personality. Working at Park West is a joy, not only do you work with great people, from time to time you get to mingle with the who’s who of the art world. Park West artists are always willing to share a story, sign an autograph or pose for a picture. It’s more than just art; it’s being a part of the Park West family." ~ M.C.

  • "The 40th anniversary event was very exciting to actually see some of the artists up close and associate them with their artwork. And it was interesting to hear comments from the artists regarding how they create their artwork. Overall it was a great experience I'm glad I got a chance be apart of the event!" ~ P.J.

  • "The 40th Anniversary was amazing, vibrant and full of life. I would not have missed it for the world!" ~ L.M.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kinkade Shares the Light with Park West

Thomas Kinkade reflects on Park West Gallery's 40th anniversary:
"Leave it to [Albert] Scaglione to be able to bring together a group of artists that will probably never be assembled again...There is more talent in this room and more positive impact on our culture than probably has ever been gathered in one place...The team here at Park West has been responsible for creating a lot of joy, a lot of inspiration and a lot of beauty...The art that has been created because of the vision of this company is going to be touching lives and I just personally want to say thank you to the team at Park West for sharing the light..."
Listen to Thomas Kinkade, the painter of light.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Gateway to an Artful Life

Park West Gallery has launched its brand new website!!

MORE Informative!

MORE Interesting!

MORE Interactive!

Visit Park West Gallery's new website today!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Park West Gallery Receives 2008 Best of Southfield Award


U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., July 17, 2008 -- Park West Gallery has been selected for the 2008 Best of Southfield Award in the Art Galleries & Dealers category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Local Business AssociationCONTACT:U.S. Local Business AssociationEmail: PublicRelations@USLBA.netURL:

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Great Art Picks Up Where Nature Ends"

On July 7, 2008 Google commemorated artist, Marc Chagall's, birthday by creating this colorful logo incorporating the artist's works.

"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love"
~ Marc Chagall (7 July 1887 – 28 March 1985)

Visit Park West Gallery to browse our Marc Chagall collection and learn more about the artist.

Musicians on a Green Background, 1964, 14" x 12", M.406

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Meet the Customer Service Staff: Interviews, Part 1

Park West Customer Service representatives were recently interviewed and asked their thoughts about working at Park West. Here is the response to one of those interview questions and stay tuned for more from Park West Gallery's friendly, caring Customer Service staff!

What are your favorite aspects of working in the Customer Service department at Park West Gallery?
  • "Working with wonderful customers who are thrilled with their purchases and can't wait to get them on the wall!" ~ M.C. (5 yrs.)

  • "Getting to speak with customers all over the world." ~ K.K. (2 yrs.)

  • "I like how we are encouraged to do our work and organize ourselves independently. I also appreciate that we are encouraged to trust our instincts and that management takes the time to listen to our concerns. I actually feel like I am being heard." ~ K.S. (1 yr.)

  • "The opportunity to learn or hear something new, even after all these years." ~ J.K. (8.5 yrs.)

  • "Working with the customers to turn their concerns into a positive situation." ~ M.G. (10 yrs.)

  • "My coworkers are fun, helpful and caring!" ~ E.H. (2 yrs.)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Over the Hill - Happy 40th Park West!

Be sure to read the full article here!

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 1 /PRNewswire/

"40 + artists ranging from the founder of kinetic art, Yaacov Agam to the celebrated Pop artist, Peter Max, and more than 40 other artists represented by Park West will join together at Park West for the launching of a new book, '40 Years of Art and Art History,' edited by Louis Postel.

Park West, the largest art gallery conducting fine art auctions on more than 85 cruise ships and auctions at sea in other locations throughout the world ranging from Venice, Italy, to St. Petersburg, Russia, marks its 40th anniversary this July by bringing more than 40 artists to Detroit in celebration of "40 Years of Art and Art History."

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