Gallery Blog Welcome to the Steffich Fine Art Blog. We regularly post about all things art. The articles are short and sweet, for your reading pleasure.


Steffich Fine Art is in LOVE with the Shamanic Art of Norval Morrisseau
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(“Raven Family” by Norval Morrisseau)   (Reading time 2.5 minutes) Did you know Steffich Fine Art has a “thing” for the Shamanic Art of Norval Morrisseau? I did, but until today I never knew why. If you look around our … Read More

Why is Salt Spring Island a hub for artists of every description?
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(reading time 1.5 minutes) Growing up with artists for parents is a common enough beginning for most Salt Spring Island kids. Most of the families I knew growing up depended on art to earn their daily bread, but I often … Read More

Corporate Art Snippets (Part II)
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Corporate Art: What is the cultural atmosphere of a company?   Art in a corporate setting is used to reflect the corporate culture and what is unique about that particular company. During the Second World War the Canadian Government partnered … Read More

Corporate Art Snippets (part I)
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Corporate Art is an integral part of a companies image. Corporate Art has existed for a long time. Some of Rembrandts best clients were corporate types. These customers wanted to say something very specific to the world about their image … Read More

Collecting Art (part II)
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  (Reading time two minutes) In part one I talked about the first steps in understanding art. I am working with a basic premise: you must participate in understanding some art fundamentals in order to make educated observations about what … Read More

Collecting Art (part I)
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(Reading time two minutes) “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like”. Have you ever heard yourself, or someone you know, say that? It’s a common statement made by many people when deciding what art they … Read More

The Art of Appraising Art. List of guidelines:
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  (reading time 2 minutes) As mentioned in our blog post “Geographical Art Market: The naturally occurring hundred mile art diet” we have a number of clients who come to us seeking to establish the value of various works of … Read More

ARTISTS SELF-PORTRAIT: Whats that about anyway?
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(Reading time 2.5 minutes) http://www.danicalundy.com/theunapologetics/  Daily self-portrait project by painter Danica Lundy, completed in one hour sittings. In this article we will take a look at the artist’s self-portrait to understand why it is an important discipline and exercise. When … Read More

Art Behind The Scenes: The artist’s model
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(reading time 2.5 minutes) There is a certain stigma around the artist’s model, also known as a life model. Of all the jobs one can do nude it is surprisingly modest. The working relationship is completely dependant on trust. An … Read More

Geographical Art Market: The naturally occurring hundred mile art diet.
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(reading time 2 minutes) Is it possible that there is a regional taste for art buyers? And as a gallery is it important to keep this in mind, regardless of the gallery focus. The simple answer is YES. And here’s … Read More

Art​ ​History​ ​and​ ​Art​ ​Education​ ​for​ ​Collectors​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Curious 
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     (Reading time 2 minutes) In​ ​this​ ​article​ ​we​ ​will​ ​discuss​ ​first,​ ​why​ ​the​ ​study​ ​of​ ​art​ ​and​ ​art​ ​history​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​art  appreciation;secondly​ ​we​ ​will​ ​look​ ​into​ ​several​ ​modes​ ​of​ ​study​ ​and​ ​lastly​ ​we​ ​share​ ​our​ ​“short  … Read More

Steffich Fine Art gets an Extreme Makeover
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Since Steffich Fine Art’s inception in 1992 we have undergone multiple makeovers, large and small. A renaming was unveiled at one point (our “maiden name” was Thunderbird Gallery). But the one thing that stuck around all these years was our … Read More

Abe Anghik Ruben made an Officer of the Order of Canada
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On November 17th 2016, sculptor Abraham Anghik Ruben arrived at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa to receive the Order of Canada. Abe was met by David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, who named him an Officer of the Order Of Canada. … Read More