Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Loyalty and Confidence - Park West Customers Share Their Sentiments

"September 30, 2008

I just wanted to let you know about the great people you have working for you on Royal Caribbean. We have been long time Park West customers, all the way back to when we lived in Michigan. The majority of our purchases have been with the cruise line staff. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Our most recent experience was on Voyager of the Seas, while visiting the Mediterranean. Jackie and her husband Damion were great. We bought 4 pieces. They answered all of our questions. I also saw Jackie dealing with some other passengers; she was very professional and always defended the Park West name and the services provided. She should be commended.

We also have had a long time relationship with Carrie and her soon to be husband Darko. We had purchased a number of pieces from them as well, including 2 Destino's from the first release. We have kept in touch by email over the years and are trying to set up another cruise, just so we can visit with them, and purchase some additional works. Destino #64

We are probably not your biggest purchasing clients, but we are loyal and confident in the value and [Park West] stands behind every transaction. Keep up the good work!

Best regards,
Chuck & Jan K." (Boynton Beach, Florida)

Friday, September 26, 2008


Issue 1 of the Park West Gallery Newsletter is here!! We've already received such an overwhelming response from our subscribers and we thank you all for your kind words. Look for Issue 2 coming in October....

Park West Gallery Newsletter


Letters to the Editor

"The newsletter is a nice way to keep us up to date of the things that are happening at Park West Gallery. This way we can prepare for our next cruise and do some more shopping but with recent information and as informed collectors.

Personally I have purchased 20 pieces of art during my cruises in the Caribbean and Alaska and have enjoyed every moment and use the pieces to remember my travels.

Avelino R."
Cayey, Puerto Rico
"I liked the newsletter and the 40/40/40 thing is great. But, to tell the truth, I wouldn't part with any piece I purchased over the many years.

Steven G."
North Miami Beach, Florida
"Thanks so much for sending the Newsletter our way. It just reinforces our belief in your company and the attention we feel as a family from the members of the Park West team.

My father is a great admirer of Albert's and feels that he's much more than an employer, an agent or a business partner. He has proven to be great friend and a wonderful human being in good times and difficult ones as well. Please give him our best, we know that he has many a thing to tend to these days and that as always his positive attitude and love of his craft and profound respect of others will see him through anything that may come his way.

All of our best,

Rimma and the Krasnyansky Family"
"Thank you very much for this e-mail. We really enjoyed your newsletter so much....

Best Regards,
Patricia D."
Canton, Georgia
"Love the idea. Great fun to read the latest art information and Park West Gallery News. Someone was thinking. Thanks.

Richard and Janet S., avid ParkWest Gallery buyers for years. Our collection rocks."
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thank you again for your support and look for Issue 2 of the Park West Gallery Newsletter coming in October...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Park West Gallery Hosts a Benefit for the Open Door

Please join us Saturday, September 27th, 2008
5:30pm - 8:00pm
At Park West Gallery

Tickets are available at the door the night of the Event or at Fort Street Presbyterian Church (Mon. - Fri., 9-3), 631 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI

Cost: $60
Includes: Access to the Gallery, Strolling Dinner (Catered by Steve & Rocky's), Wine and Champagne-punch, Entertainment

About the Open Door

In 1967, a small handful of members of the Fort Street Presbyterian Church had the compassion and courage to open their hearts, and the door to the needs of the homeless and hungry in downtown Detroit. As the economic and architectural landscape of the city has changed, often times not for the better...one thing that has remained unwavering is the beacon of hope that shines from beyond the Open Door. Having served over 1 million meals since it began, the Open Door now operates from three locations and offers programs and services that provide care to nearly one-thousand people each week.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Into Park West Gallery

Park West Gallery Fall Sale 2008Fall 2008 has arrived - the leaves are changing color, planning for the holidays has begun - and surely it's time to update the decor of your home with the latest artwork selections available through Park West Gallery. Check out the unique collection and outstanding quality offered in the Park West Gallery Fall Sale.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Park West Gallery Hosts APACC, A Special Evening with the Arts

A Special Evening with the Arts

A Special Evening with the Arts

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. / APACC – Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce is hosting their second networking event as guests stroll through the galleries of fine art on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Park West Gallery.

Title Sponsor: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing N.A., Inc.
Event Sponsors: Nippon-Oil – Chrysan Industries and Miller Canfield
Media Sponsors: Corp! Magazine and Dbusiness

Dominic Pangborn, Co-Chair & CEO, Pangborn Design, Ltd. and Hiroshi Mazawa, Honorary Co-Chair & Vice President, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

The event will feature a tasting of selected fine white wines and sake from Papa Joe’s Gourmet and a sampling of Asian delicacies prepared by local Asian restaurants.

An asian artists’ collection will be featured by Jiang Tiefeng, Dominic Pangborn, Charles Lee, and Hua Chen.

For further information, please contact 248-844-4100 or visit http://www.apacc.net/

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Accolades for Park West Auctioneers

September 1, 2008

"I recently returned from a cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn. I had the pleasure of meeting and doing business with a young man by the name of David (Park West auctioneer). I can not say enough kind words about this gentleman. His poise as a professional and his passion as an artist were clearly evident in his presentation of the pieces offered. More over his personal attentiveness to our purchase of "Angel with Heart" by Peter Max, helped to make the experience even more memorable. David worked closely with us going above and beyond. Please recognize his efforts in seeing this transaction through and if you can pass on my gratitude.

This acquisition marks my fourth purchase from Park West and by no means my last. I look forward to our next cruise and future auction.
Again, it has been pleasure.

Thank you,
Lorraine C. and John M."
(Piscataway, NJ)


September 3, 2008

"I just returned from a cruise on the Carnival Conquest. I had been to an art auction or two prior to the cruise so I knew what to expect. I had the chance to talk to Kirsten prior to the first auction of the cruise and she had such a wonderful demeanor that I stayed to see what was going to happen. Kelsey started the auction with energy and excitement. The smile never left her face. Between the two beautiful ladies I had a great time and decided to attend the other two auctions as well. When all was said and done I had bought over $5,000 in art pieces and framing.

I can’t wait until the pieces arrive! Thanks to both Kirsten and Kelly.

Curtis Y."
(San Antonio, TX)


September 8, 2008

"I am writing to say how impressed my husband and I were with Amanda. She was one of the auctioneers on our cruise last week. She and Sam did a really fine job of selling and of teaching us about the art pieces. We were especially happy with the attention that Amanda gave to us and to the other passengers. It is obvious that she is professionally and people oriented. We were surprised to learn that she had only been with your firm for five weeks. We have purchased art before and observed others. She is equal to or surpasses others with far more experience. It is a pleasure to shop with your people.

Thank you!

Mary J." (Pittsburgh, PA)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Park West Foundation Sponsors 3rd Annual FACE to FACE Foundation Fundraiser

The FACE to FACE Foundation SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- On Saturday, September 20, 2008, The FACE to FACE Foundation and The Park West Foundation "Gallery Girls" are partnering to raise funds to assist kids in need of supportive mental health and independent living service. The evening will be hosted by Guest Emcee and Detroit Pistons Courtside Reporter, Eli Zaret. Eli will be overseeing an event filled with great food, entertainment, local celebrities and the opportunity to financially support the work of both foundations. For more information, call (248) 354-2343.
<As seen on FOX 2 News Morning Weekend>

The FACE to FACE Foundation
The FACE to FACE Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to assist underprivileged, uninsured/underinsured children-adolescents in need of crisis stabilization, intervention, and partial hospitalization program psychiatric services.

The Park West Foundation
In 2005 Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, owners of the acclaimed Park West Gallery® and Cruise Art Auctions, founded this not-for-profit organization as a way to give something back to their Detroit community. The Park West Foundation® was organized to provide much needed help to youth where it is needed the most.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Travel Weekly Newspaper Features Park West Gallery!

September 3, 2008 -- Travel Weekly [The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry] featured Park West Gallery in an article entitled "Cruise line art vendor allows refunds and exchanges".

The article, written by Johanna Jainchill, unveils Park West Gallery's new 40-40-40 enhanced customer satisfaction guarantee, effective as of September 1, 2008.

"No auction house offers anything like this," said Albert Molina, head of the Park West Gallery cruise line division. "We don't think it's only the best in class, we think it's phenomenal in retail in general. Where can you go and buy a watch or furniture and have this sort of policy?" ...Read the full article

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