Thursday, July 5, 2012

Park West Gallery VIP Event: Las Vegas

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"No Shoes, No Problem" by Marko Mavrovich
Park West Gallery Collection

Dear Park West Gallery,

"Tom and I are so grateful that we were invited to the VIP event in Las Vegas. We were anxious to meet PETER MAX and SCOTT JACOBS, what a delight that was.

We enjoyed up close and personal conversations with SCOTT JACOBS at dinner as we were lucky enough to have the honor of sitting next to him. We found him to be very personable and willing to share his love of art with people. Thank you Scott, you are just too cute.

Meeting PETER MAX was not what I expected. We found him to be a very profound man about his life and mainly his art. I found myself sitting in the front row on about 1/2" of my chair. I don't think I blinked one time, for fear of missing one word from him. We received his book today and I can't wait to sit down in a quiet place and lose myself in it. We are anxiously awaiting our painting 'FLAG WITH HEART.'

One of our other favorite artists is ANATOLE KRASNYANSKY. When we were waiting for everyone to gather, and I turned around and saw ANATOLE KRASNYANSKY standing there with his cute little wife, I know my mouth dropped open. What a sweet couple, and such a delight to meet. We are also awaiting his painting 'City's Conscience.' What a wonderful painting, with the bottom half being his city scape and the top being of his newer American style.

And then came MARKO MAVROVICH and what a wonderful personality he exudes. We found him to be quite a character, with his hand painted boots and shirt. We found him to be so unpretentious. He would be great fun to attend a party with, and we suspect he would be the life of the party. Love you Marko.

We are very much looking forward to attending another VIP event. When you meet the artist and find yourself enthralled with their work, you can't help but purchase one of their paintings."

Grover Beach, California

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Excited About Art

Dear Park West Gallery,

"I'm a fly-on entertainer with Carnival and have been on 14 different ships performing over the last 18 months. Last week I was cruising with my my wife who 'strongly suggested' we check out the art gallery. It is not something I was interested in doing but since my better half wanted to go, we did.

First, [the art associate] was fantastic. She noticed a certain Igor Medvedev piece I was eying and warmly approached us and told us all about the artist and his style. [She] then mentioned the art auction and kindly asked us to come.

The auction was rather captivating. As a person who speaks and performs for a living I was very impressed with [the art auctioneer]; he did a fantastic job: Wonderful cadence, great timing, funny and extremely informative.

I made a point at my comedy show to tell the 500 people in attendance they should definitely go to the art auction... Never have I ever been excited about art... After that experience I look forward to collecting more.

Thanks so much to [the staff]. The 8 weeks it takes to ship them to our place will be long, however I am so looking forward to getting them up on the wall."

Milton, Ontario

igor medvedev, park west gallery, cruise art auctions
"Emerald Harbor" by Igor Medvedev
Park West Gallery Collection

"I just wanted to say how impressed I am with your employees, both on the ship (Carnival Liberty – Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2012) and off (your customer service and land sales organization).

First of all on the ship, three of the gentlemen working in the gallery were all so very nice it was an absolute pleasure working with them.

To top it all off, every time I walked into the gallery on the ship, these guys knew who I was by name and they all treated me and my friends like we were long lost friends. It was so inviting and it definitely made me WANT to do business with Park West Gallery. They are an awesome team! 

Once I got home I realized that in the flurry of last minute negotiations, the 'Aloha Bugs' print was not on my final order, so I called customer service and explained what happened. (I called the Saturday before Easter, so I was surprised anyone was even there.) They were very nice, listened to me and made sure they understood the nature of my call before they transferred me to sales... I was so very impressed with how nice [the sales associate] was and how quickly she was able to help me out… and all on a Saturday!

So overall… at every step of the way, your folks were professional, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly knew how to get the job done. I have purchased from Park West Gallery in the past and I will continue to do so in the future… and of course, I have been telling anyone who will listen what a great experience it was.

Park West Gallery should be very proud of a job well done by everyone I encountered."

Cincinnati, Ohio

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Epic Cruise Experiences with Park West Gallery

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"Notre Dame" by Victor Spahn
Park West Gallery Collection

Dear Park West Gallery,

"We just can't stop smiling!! Dallas and I had THE BEST time of our lives last week on the VIP Cruise on NCL's EPIC. We both wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and planning since I know this is no easy task.

It was fantastic getting to meet all of the artists. This gave us a much better appreciation and understanding of their art, which is important. Also, what a treat getting to talk with Mr. Scaglione and his wife. Both were warm and friendly, making us feel part of the Park West Gallery family.

We are excited about the art we purchased and can't wait for it to arrive. Thanks again!"

Boca Raton, Florida 
"I just wanted to let [you] know that we had a great time on the VIP cruise out of Miami on NCL. My wife and I very much enjoyed meeting the artists Peter Max, Dominic Pangborn, Victor Spahn, and Jean-Claude Picot. We are very happy with our purchases of the Spahn and Pangborn paintings and are looking forward to receiving those along with our Rembrandt etching. The Park West Gallery staff [was] also very nice. Meeting and making friends with other art collectors was fantastic.

I also enjoyed meeting and listening to Albert Scaglione speak. I felt a strong affinity toward him since we’re both of Italian-American decent from north New Jersey with technical backgrounds, strong faith, and an appreciation of art. His speech concerning the four 'C’s' and his knowledge that true religion is 'taking care of the widows and orphans' was very revealing. 

We look forward to enjoying our growing art collection for years to come and hope to add more to it..."

Fort Washington, Maryland

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quality Art, Professional Employees: The Park West Gallery Experience

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"Road King" by Scott Jacobs
Park West Gallery Collection

Dear Park West Gallery,

"I wanted to let you know that the 'Road King' arrived safe and sound. My husband loves it! The website does not do justice to the actual picture. I wanted to say Thank You for all of your extra efforts and to let you know that Ted is so happy with his collection. We look forward to doing business with Park West Gallery in the future. We are very pleased with our experience. Thanks again."

Boynton Beach, Florida
"Just want to let you know that I had the best time during the auctions and that your staff was great. They were very professional and fun. They did a great job."

Ocala, Florida
"Just a short note to say thanks for a great time. As expected, we enjoyed the cruise and meeting the artists. It was extra special to meet Mr. Scaglione and his wife. Hope to see you again at a future event. Thanks again and travel safe."

Kissimmee, Florida
"I want to thank you for another great auction on the ship Carnival Pride. This crew of people were the best of any I have been with. I don't usually buy art of this quality, but I will now. I bought 2 Peter Max's and 2 Bellet's. This is just a thank you to the owner and the management for the training and the fine quality you have and the professionalism of your people."

Geneva, New York
"We wanted to inform you and provide you with a copy of an email we recently sent to Holland America - Customer Service. We were extremely pleased with our experience, specifically the level of attention and service provided by Park West Gallery's representatives. They are truly professional. We are very satisfied customers and wanted to let you know that you have exceptional employees representing your company."

St. Petersburg, Florida

Friday, April 20, 2012

An Epic Park West Gallery Art Cruise

Park West Gallery, cruise art auctions, Marko Mavrovich
"City Romance" by Marko Mavrovich
Park West Gallery
"Dear Mr. Scaglione,

We are writing to thank you and your outstanding staff for inviting us to attend the NCL Epic Cruise VIP Event to the Eastern Caribbean out of Miami, Florida from January 26th to February 4th. We had the most wonderful time, collected some beautiful art to add to our collection, and met the nicest people. It was the best VIP event, yet! 

Your VIP Event staff is exemplary. Their planning and scheduling of the art auctions, the guest artist appearances, and the social events were all wonderfully orchestrated. We especially appreciated the outstanding selection of art that was available to us at this particular VIP event and the guest artists that were selected to appear. It was a pleasure and a thrill to meet for the first time Andrew Bone, Fanch Ledan, and Csaba Markus... and to see Marko Mavrovich again, who is always one of our favorites.

[Your staff] are all a joy to be with and to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable about the various artists and the artwork itself. We appreciate that they conduct themselves in a professional manner yet they are very approachable... bringing a nice combination of business and pleasure to the entire VIP event. It is evident that they all love what they do and are devoted to the Park West Gallery vision. 

Our art collection is growing and we are pleased to be growing it with Park West Gallery. Thank you for inviting us into your family of art collectors. We have made some wonderful memories, collected beautiful artwork that gives us so much pleasure, and made some life-long friendships at the Park West Gallery VIP events. Thank you, again, for this opportunity. 

We look forward to other such VIP events in the future."

Sandy, Utah

Monday, April 2, 2012

Much Appreciation for an Unforgettable Trip

Slava Brodinsky, Park West Gallery, cutomer testimonials
"Bright Spring Day" by Slava Brodinsky
Park West Gallery Collection

Dear Park West Gallery,


"A HUGE Thank You to Park West Gallery for an unforgettable cruise aboard the Carnival Triumph! Last year was our first Art Auction and this time far exceeded the first! 

Warmest regards and thanks to [the staff] for being so helpful, [and the] Art Auctioneer (he's incredible, savvy and has the best mysteries ever!!) The chocolate covered strawberries were sheer bliss! A word of thanks to Mary (behind the scenes in Customer Service). 

I'm very happy with my purchases and I look forward to future ones! Much appreciation for making it an unforgettable trip!"

Longview, Texas
"Great staff on the ship. Very professional and helpful. Also very funny. A great group of people - the best I have seen. Went out of their way to help me and others. They were very knowledgeable about the artists."

Ozark, Alabama
"Justin and I just wanted to express our gratitude again for the fantastic VIP trip on the Epic

We had a great time meeting people in our group, and really enjoyed meeting and chatting with the artists. We can't wait to receive our Pangborn's and hang them prominently. You [all] did an awesome job, as did your 'art ninjas!' 

Thanks again, and keep us in mind for future trips."

Apex, North Carolina

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kudos to the Park West Gallery Auction Team

Hua Chen, Park West Gallery customer reviews
"Practice III" by Hua Chen
Park West Gallery Collection
Dear Park West Gallery,

"We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful cruise. We had a great time and enjoyed meeting you, the artists, the rest of the Park West Gallery staff and the VIP couples.

It was both a fun and informative week and I hope that we can do it again soon.

We look forward to receiving our artwork and enjoying it in our home. Thanks again."

Ridgefield, Connecticut
"I am so pleased and so thankful for everything! The minute we met [the auctioneer] and his team, we were immediately put at ease and welcomed! I can't give enough praise or kudos to [him]. His passion, excitement, and presentation are top notch. He also takes the time to educate... again, I can't thank him enough!

We also just received our Tim Yanke pieces (Lone Star and Yankee Doodle) and WOW were we blown away once again! I can't believe I have the opportunity to have them in my house on my walls...amazing.

Park West Gallery, Thank You! Your staff, service and delivery of product are top notch! Thank you to all!!"

Annandale, New Jersey
"I returned with my wife Rachael on Sunday from a Norwegian Cruise Line trip round the Canaries on the Norwegian Jade. I just wanted to write to say how well I thought the team performed on the cruise.

[The auctioneer] particularly with his art talks was very interesting with stories behind the artists and his style of presentation added value to the cruise. Similarly with the art auctions again, [he] instilled interest in the works of art available

To conclude, [the auctioneer] is a great advocate for Park West Gallery, and I wish him and your Park West team every success."


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Park West Gallery Service Surpasses Expectations

Park West Gallery, Dominic Pangborn
"Popism #3 - Stand Up and Cheer" by Dominic Pangborn
Park West Gallery Collection

Dear Park West Gallery,

"Ann and I would like to thank Park West Galleries for the wonderful weekend we just spent at the Ritz. 

You and the rest of the staff made us feel like family. We are novices when it comes to understanding and appreciating art and you and the guest artists made the weekend enjoyable and educational

Ann and I look forward to continuing our learning experience and hope to continue our relationship with Park West Gallery."

Las Vegas, Nevada 
"We just returned home from our NCL Spirit cruise in the Caribbean. We want to tell Park West Gallery 'management' how much we appreciated the service and knowledge of your on-board auction team... (Best we've heard from Park West, and we've heard many.)

We have been very satisfied customers of Park West Galleries for a very long time (our first purchase was in 1993), and the personalized service we received on this cruise even surpassed what we've come to expect from Park West. 

We would very much appreciate your passing on this note through Mr. Scaglione. And, please do pass on our thanks to your Spirit Team."

Little Canada, Minnesota

Monday, February 27, 2012

An Unforgettable Park West Gallery Experience

Anatole Krasnyansky, Park West Gallery, customer reviews
"Trumpet Conversation" by Anatole Krasnyansky
Park West Gallery Collection
Dear Park West Gallery,

"Words can't describe the January Park West Gallery event in Marina del Rey.

Morris Shapiro handled the auctions and provided great information and insights and the entire Park West Gallery staff did their usual fine job in coordinating the event and making sure everyone was taken care of.

To meet with and hear the fascinating stories of Peter Max, Csaba Markus, Dominic Pangborn and Anatole Krasnyansky and to view the works of these great artists made it an unforgettable experience that we will always remember."

Irvine, California

Monday, February 20, 2012

An Extraordinary Park West Gallery Event

Csaba Markus, Park West Gallery, customer testimonial
"La Bella" by Csaba Markus
Park West Gallery Collection
Dear Park West Gallery,

"Thank you again for the invitation to attend this last weekend's Park West Gallery Event in Marina del Rey. What an extraordinary event! 

It was an absolute pleasure to be involved and to enjoy the time together with the other invitees, artists, and the Park West Gallery Staff

Please convey my gratitude and appreciation!"

Glendale, California

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Delighted with Park West Gallery

Park West Gallery customer testimonials
"Rainbow Connection" by James Coleman
Park West Gallery Collection
Dear Park West Gallery,

"I just wanted to take a moment of your time to inform you of an exceptional employee you currently have.

I recently took a cruise and was delighted to meet some of your staff. [They were] very helpful and informative in the whole process. The one-on-one, personable experience was extremely nice. There was no pressure or the feel of [them] trying to sell anything to us. The entire process was so easy and enjoyable that we did not hesitate the next day when we found a Peter Max that we loved. 

I can say without question that the staff aboard the Gem was a large factor in making our final decisions. I have already told a friend that will coincidentally be on the Gem later this month, about the art auctions and to take a moment and say 'Hi' for me. 

Thanks for the wonderful experience and I look forward to the next purchase from Park West Gallery."

Westbury, New York

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Park West Gallery Team is Top-Notch

Peter Max, Park West Gallery
"Walking in Reeds" by Peter Max
©Peter Max, 2011
Park West Gallery Collection

Dear Park West Gallery,

"Just wanted to praise the art gallery team on Carnival Pride.

I was absolutely impressed with [the associate's] knowledge and passion of art. He was instrumental in selling me a Peter Max.

I absolutely love my artwork and am so happy with each piece. [Our auctioneer] and was so personable and entertaining. You have a top-notch team on the Pride and I just wanted to sing their praises.

Once again, truly a surprising bonus to my vacation was visiting your gallery and I hope to do it again in the near future."

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Park West Gallery Took Our Art Collection to the Next Level

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"Elizabeth" by Nano Lopez
Park West Gallery Collection

Dear Park West Gallery,

"Connie and I just wanted to say 'Thank You' to you and all the Park West Gallery VIP staff for a wonderful experience. 

Everything from our hotel room at Gaylord Palms to Opa's to the Cruise was awesome. We really enjoyed all the VIP events on board ship. 

Getting to meet the artists was something that we will not forget, and all of them were just so nice. 

The artwork presented during the cruise was beyond anything we had imaged seeing on board a ship. We went with the intentions of picking up another work from Jacobs or Agam but because of what was presented our 'home gallery,' as we like to call it, was taken to the next level. 

Again, thank you and we would love to be included in another VIP cruise in the future."

Ormond Beach, Florida

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thank You for Bringing Wonderful Art Into Our Home

"Champagne" by Steve Bloom | Park West Gallery Collection
Dear Park West Gallery,

"We had a wonderful time meeting [the auctioneer] and his staff. Unfortunately, or should I say fortunately, he showed us a deal that we just couldn't pass up. We set out on our trips with a budget for art at the auctions. Between [this auctioneer] and [the] land auction in Branson, MO, we tend to spend more than we planned. This is not necessarily a bad thing, I just wish they showed the big deals earlier so we could save some money and space in our home. We now have over 100 pieces of art between paintings, sculptures, sports memorabilia and other modes of art. Thank you for allowing them to show my wife and I such wonderful pieces and allowing us to meet some of the great minds and talents the art world has to offer."

Wichita, Kansas
"My husband and I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful trip to Bermuda in October. And meeting Peter Max at his studio was fantastic"

Mequon, Wisconsin
"Thanks for the wonderful 'peek' at the engraving talents of Linda Le Kniff. I especially enjoyed seeing part of her gallery and a brief look at the Siamese cat wandering around, as many of her works contain 'Le Chat.' I enjoy your timely newsletter to us, and have always had a marvelous time at cruise auctions whether as a VIP guest or just meandering oceans..."

San Antonio, Texas

Monday, January 9, 2012

Igniting Interest in Art

Park West Gallery customer reviews, David Schluss, cruise art auctions
"Verde Fiesta I" by David Schluss
Park West Gallery Collection

Dear Park West Gallery,

"I'm a beginning art collector and I met [your auctioneer] on the first day of the cruise. While I was perusing what I thought was the ship's art collection, he introduced himself and I found him to be personable, congenial and polite. 

As we began to talk, he inquired into the level of my art collection/artist and what I like and why. Based on that information, he showed me pieces that I might like. Through his passion and knowledge, he ignited my interest in art. Subsequently, he invited me to attend his mini seminar which I found enjoyable and informative which enticed me to attend the onboard auction

I walked around and viewed the pieces and found several pieces to fall in love with. Unfortunately, they were beyond my means. Feeling my disappointment, [the auctioneer] sat down with me and helped me to learn that we should learn to enjoy the larger pieces and collect the smaller ones. 

Through him, I have become reconnected to the wonderful world of art. I feel a special connection to a special person. Thank you for scheduling him in my path and I would hope to see him again."

Minneola, Florida
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