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Red Dot Miami

November 30-December 4, 2016

Red Dot Miami has become one of the leading satellite shows during Miami Art Week. Red Dot Miami inspires art lovers from around the world with its Spotlight Galleries and special events. The show features an international slate of galleries representing emerging and established artists, drawing tens of thousands of attendees every year.

Taking place in a beautiful gallery-style venue in the heart of Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District,
Clark Art Studios was featured as a Signature Artist in November 2016.

Artsphoria

November 30, 2016
“Naples Artists Roy and Amanda Clark among Featured Artists at Red Dot Miami”
http://www.artsphoria.com/2016/11/30/naples-artists-roy-and-amanda-clark-among-featured-artists-at-red-dot-miami/

Gulfshore Life

March 2016
“Roy and Amanda Clark Art Exhibit”

“Local Naples artists, Roy and Amanda Clark, are a husband and wife team and among Art Business News Magazine’s ‘Top 40 Artists to Watch’. Amanda paints colorful landscapes on industrial metals that her husband, Roy, sculpts with a grinder to remove specific areas of color, creating the illusion of texture and movement.

DeBruyne Fine Art is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.”
http://www.gulfshorelife.com/Calendar/index.php/name/Roy-and-Amanda-Clark-Art-Exhibit/event/11860/

DeBruyne Fine Art in the News

September 2015

“DeBruyne Fine Art collects and recommends artwork from artists with the finest quality and reputation, which is why they recently added works from a local husband and wife team, Roy and Amanda Clark of Naples. Roy and Amanda bring a very unique style and technique to art. Amanda begins by painting vibrant colors on an industrial sheet of metal, majority of the time on brass but most recently on stainless steal. Amanda’s husband, Roy, will then take a grinder and remove some of the paint, revealing the metal beneath to create the illusion of depth, texture and movement.

At DeBruyne you will find various mediums of sculptures, original antique paintings and contemporary art. Recently, when Jennifer Adams of The New Naples blog interviewed Suzanne DeBruyne about tips for new art collectors and finding your style, Suzanne described her taste as “eclectic”. Suzanne said she often finds herself mixing traditional, modern, impressionist and hardedge artists into her own collection. The Clark’s unique style of creating art contributes to Suzanne’s eclectic taste in the gallery.

Amanda Clark, a graduate of Kendal College of Art and Design, was painting tall and colorful trees, filled with bright reds, oranges and yellows. Roy Clark, a graduate of Calvin College, has designed for commercial buildings and was accustom to working with metals. As the duo was preparing for ArtPrize, an art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, they knew they needed something what would stand out amongst the 1500 entries. Luckily, their two combined talents were just what they needed to get their work noticed amongst ArtPrize and the art community.

Since 2009, when Roy and Amanda began their metal technique, they have placed top 50 twice and top 25 once in ArtPrize. They were most recently selected among Art Business News magazine’s Top 40 Artists to Watch and “current obsessions.” Call or visit to view this dynamic duo’s artwork on display exclusively at DeBruyne Fine Art in Naples.

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Blog written by Florida Gulf Coast University Student, Class of 2015”

http://debruynefineart.com/2015/09/09/debruyne-welcomes-local-naples-artists/

Clark Art Private Reserve Gallery hosts Sebastian Clarke of Antiques Roadshow for Art as an Asset

sebastian_clarkJune 2015In June 2015, Clark Art Private Reserve Gallery hosted “Art as an Asset,” featuring expert appraiser and auctioneer Sebastian Clarke, well known for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. The event was also attended by Rago Arts and Auction Center Director of Estate Series, and a Specialist in Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts.Sebastian Clarke is an auctioneer and an expert appraiser in fine arts, sculpture and metalwork and is best known for the PBS Series Antiques Roadshow. He hails from a family of British art experts and began his career in auctions at C.G. Sloane, served as a Specialist in the European Furniture Department at Sotheby’s, as Director of the English and Continental Furniture Department at Freeman’s and at Doyle New York as a Senior Vice-President and Director of the English and Continental Furniture and Decorations Department.“Art as an Asset” is an interactive discussion with Sebastian Clarke and Jason H. Waters, Managing Director of Iberia Wealth Advisors, about investing in art as an asset for your portfolio. This allows many to join their love of art while establishing a better financial future or leaving a legacy.

Christie’s Fine Art

June 2015

Just minutes from downtown Manhattan, several of the Clarks works of art were on display for a private showing at Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services in June 2015.

“We are looking forward to this private viewing at such a prestigious gallery,” Roy Clark said. “This opportunity allows us to introduce our unique style to a wider audience.”

ArtPrize

ArtPrize is recognized as the most-attended public art event on the plant, according to The Art Newspaper, and was recently highlighted in The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2016.

For almost 20 days every fall, almost half a million attendees descend upon downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. International art is spread throughout downtown, with over 150 venues. It’s open to the public and free.

ArtPrize is independently organized by venues and artists. Two $200k grand prizes and eight category awards, more than $500k is awarded. Half decided by public vote, the other half decided by a jury or art experts.

ArtPrize: 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, ad 2009
Roy & Amanda Clark ArtPrize
http://www.artprize.org/roy-amanda-clark

Art Business News

Summer 2015
“Top 40 Artists to Watch”

“The trademark of our work is the process of sculpted fine art. To our knowledge and from what has been confirmed by art professors from around the world, we are the only ones painting on solid sheets of brass and then sculpting the paint off with a grinder to reveal the metal underneath, creating an illusion of texture, depth, and movement.”

http://artbusinessnews.com/2015/07/top-40-artists-to-watch/

Naples Daily News

June 2015
“Art as Investment? Here’s Good Advice”

Buying art as an investment is like jumping into the deep end for the first time. Make sure a lifeguard is watching.
That’s advice from Sebastian Clarke, director for estate services at Rago Art and Auction House in Lambertville, New Jersey, and a regular guest on the long-running PBS “Antiques Roadshow.”

He was at Clark Art Private Reserve Gallery, a Mercato showroom devoted to the burnished paint-on-metal canvasses of its owner-artists, Roy and Amanda Clark, to lecture about art as an investment last Thursday. The event also was something of an introduction for Rago, which recently placed a regional representative, Laurie Hilburg, in Naples to work with people looking to sell art at auction.

“While people tend to buy with their heart, it’s kind of good to have a cool-down period,” Clarke observed before talking with the first of two audiences of Naples art owners that night. “Do your homework, especially when you’re buying for your portfolio.”

Just as most of us have an adviser for financial instruments, Clarke would recommend an adviser for art: “We’ve dealt with estates where there’s an art adviser as well as a financial adviser, and it’s a tremendous asset to have someone who knows exactly what’s in the collection, what its current value is and where it came from.”

Clarke offered several critical points in buying and owning art as an investment:
Stay aware of your art’s current value and insure it for that. Clarke and Hilburg both recommended having one’s art appraised every three to five years and adjusting insurance accordingly.

Clarke recalled the horror story of a Manhattan couple who had carried insurance on a Mark Rothko painting for the price they paid — around $10 million. A remodeling accident caused a ceiling to fall and ruined the work.

“Since a lot of insurance policies offer 150 percent of the purchase value, the couple received $15 million,” he said. “That sounds good, right? But the value of that painting had risen to $60 million.”

Make sure you have the provenance — that is, a thorough, documented history of your work — and that the provenance is authentic.
“Hearsay is not provenance,” Clarke warned. “‘A family member told me it came from …’ is not provenance.” Even some documentation may not be provenance, he added.

That’s where the work of an art appraiser comes in, and unfortunately, where the field is weedy.

“Sadly, in our business, anyone can put a sign out and say they’re an appraiser,” Clarke said.

Use a credentialed appraiser. Look for someone, Hilburg said, who has passed certifying tests and is a member of one of three appraising organizations: Appraisers Association of America, of which Clarke is a member; the American Society of Appraisers; or the the International Society of Appraisers. (The ISA offers questions to ask a potential appraiser on its website: See the sidebar.)

Rago Arts and Auction Center has several of its appraisers on the show, possibly because many of the items coming in are of the midlevel price range in which it operates.

“Everyone is familiar with the name Sotheby’s — they’re a well-known name, but they’re interested in the extremely high market,” said Clarke, who is himself an alumnus of its European Furniture department.

“They’re doing $70 billion a year. A $50,000 to $100,000 piece might not get the same attention from them. But that range is one of Rago’s core strengths.”

As an appraiser whose work is being seen by millions on TV, Clarke says he holds himself to an even higher standard than his association demands. That includes generous amount of diplomacy with hopeful guests who bring him their treasures.

His biggest challenge came just a few weeks ago: a 3-foot fiberglass unicorn in Tucson, Arizona.

“It was so hideous, I had to try so hard to treat the guest with the respect they deserve. But in the end, I had to tell them they had a very colorful piece of — decorative art,” he said.

Only a few weeks before, he may have been at one of his most exciting shows: A decorative backdrop caught on fire. But it was quickly contained and only delayed the taping.

Clarke offered one final piece of advice for the public: Don’t assume what you have is worth nothing and allow it to be carted off for junk. He recalled the couple who sold a sterling silver basket for 25 cents at a yard sale.

It turned out that the basket was made by the artist-led crafts collective Wiener Werkstatte, circa 1910.

“We offered it at auction and it sold for in excess of $30,000,” Clarke said. “And that money didn’t go to the original owners.”
http://archive.naplesnews.com/entertainment/arts-and-culture/art-as-investment-heres-good-advice-ep-1142530153-334590021.html

PRWeb

June 2015
“Clark Art Private Reserve Gallery Plans Private Viewing at Christie’s Fine Art Storage in Brooklyn”

The unique sculpted fine art of Roy and Amanda Clark will be featured in a private viewing at Christie’s in Brooklyn from June 17 through 19.

The distinctive art of the husband-and-wife duo has been recognized in international art competitions and many well-known galleries. Amanda paints exquisite colorful landscapes on brass or other types of industrial metal and her husband, Roy, sculpts the metal with a grinder to remove portions of the color and reveal the vibrant metal underneath. This gives each piece the illusion of movement and texture.

“It’s timeless, amazing,” said Kiran Gupta of Lansing, Michigan. Illinois resident Suzann Howard says, “It’s a different technique completely.”

The Clarks’ most known work is “Living Waters,” which placed 27th out of 1,700 artists in the world’s largest art contest. This breath-taking piece stands 8 feet tall and 18 feet wide and is priced at $1.3 million.

“We are looking forward to this private viewing at such a prestigious gallery,” Roy Clark said. “This opportunity allows us to introduce our unique style to a wider audience.”

Several of the Clarks’ works of art will be available in the private showing at Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services, just minutes from downtown Manhattan. For more information about Clark Art Studio, visit the website at http://www.clarkartstudio.com. To register for the show, visit http://www.clarkartstudio.com/christies.

About Clark Art Studio

Amanda and Roy Clark create paintings on sculpted brass, aluminum and stainless steel. Their artwork has placed in the top 25, top 50 and top 30 of ArtPrize, an international art competition. Their Private Reserve Gallery is in the Mercato, 9115 Strada Place #5155, Naples, Florida 34108. For more information, visit the website at clarkartstudio.com, follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/clarkartstudio, email roy@clarkartstudio.com or call 239-592-4400.

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Naples Illustrated

May/June 2015
“Team Work”

“Great relationships can flourish with a certain degree of tension, as illustrated by husband-and-wife artists Roy and Amanda Clark, who specialize in a unique form of artistic collaboration. Amanda paints vibrant landscapes on sculpted brass, aluminum and stainless steel, and Roy uses a grinder to remove some of the paint to reveal the glimmering metal underneath. The finished work creates the illusion of depth and movement.

The two showcase their original works of art in their new gallery, the Clark Art Studio (616-260-1533, clarkartstudio.com) in Mercato. Their combined effort creates a dynamic tension that translates to beautiful works. It’s definitely a challenge,” says Roy, “but there’s also a release in power involved. I trust her to do her thing and we both empower and encourage each other.”

The Clarks moved from Grand Rapids, Michigan, after several people suggested they bring their artwork to Naples. “We took the chance and moved here, and it’s been nothing but success and new opportunities for us,” Amanda says. “I hope Naples continues to embrace our artwork, and I want our marriage to be a testimony that hard work, communication and a common love can create something beautiful that truly affects others.” –A.B.

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Clart Art Private Reserve Gallery Has Successful Grand Opening

May 2015

The Clark Art Private Reserve Gallery recently celebrated its grand opening at Mercato in Naples.

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Artist Roy Clark discusses the artistic process with Shirley Weiler of Fort Myers (front) and Suzann Howard of Illinois.

Patrons who strolled through the gallery viewed the unique artwork of Roy and Amanda Clark. Amanda paints exquisite colorful landscapes on brass or other types of metal and her husband, Roy, sculpts the metal with a grinder to reveal some of the color. This gives the illusion of movement and texture.

“It’s timeless, amazing,” said Kiran Gupta of Lansing, Michigan, who attended the opening.

“It’s a different technique completely,” said Suzann Howard of Illinois and Fort Myers.

 

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Artist Roy Clark explains to Shirley Weiler of Fort Myers how he uses a grinder to remove some of the color to reveal the brass underneath.

The new gallery in the Mercato, across from Bravo!, displays many of the Clarks’ 35 original works of sculpted fine art. The featured piece is their legacy work of art “Living Waters,” which placed 27th out of 1,700 artists in the world’s largest art contest.  This breath-taking piece stands 8 feet tall and 18 feet wide and is priced at $1.3 million.

The gallery, at 9115 Strada Place #5155, Naples, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

About Clark Art Studio

Artwork created by the Clark Art Studio is available at their new gallery in the Mercato, 9115 Strada Place #5155, Naples,

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Mary Jean Schlueter of Chicago admires one of the pieces of sculpted fine art at the gallery opening.

Florida 34108. Amanda and Roy Clark create paintings on sculpted brass, aluminum and stainless steel. Their artwork has placed in the top 25, top 50 and top 30 of ArtPrize, an international art competition. For more information, visit the website at clarkartstudio.com, follow on Facebook at facebook.com/clarkartstudio, email roy@clarkartstudio.com or call 239-592-4400.

 

Paradise TV

April 2015
“Clark Art Private Reserve Featured on Paradise TV”

Naples Business Leaders Help Cut Ribbon for New Clark Art Studio Private Reserve Gallery

April 2015
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10404340_811996685580366_1707177710007252038_nClark Art Studio Private Reserve Gallery held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday (April 14) with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Artists Roy and Amanda Clark cut the shiny red ribbon held by Naples business leaders in front of their unique and upscale gallery at the Mercato across from Bravo!

The gallery, at 9115 Strada Place #5155, Naples, displays original works of sculpted fine 11138493_811996635580371_6690797618001915458_nart. Roy and Amanda Clark create unique art using sculpted brass, aluminum and stainless steel. Amanda paints on the metal and Roy sculpts the piece, revealing the metal underneath to provide the appearance of texture and movement.

The showcase artwork in the gallery is a breath-taking must-see piece standing 8 feet tall and 18 feet wide. “Living Waters,” which 10984999_811996588913709_2340447859806395034_nplaced 27th out of 1,700 artists in the world’s largest art contest, is priced at $1.3 million.

About Clark Art Studio

Artwork created by the Clark Art Studio is available at their new gallery in the Mercato, 9115 Strada Place #5155, Naples, Florida 34108. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 9 p.m. on 11160668_811996448913723_3298969281078569848_nSunday. Amanda and Roy Clark create paintings on sculpted brass, aluminum and stainless steel. Their artwork has placed in the top 25, top 50 and top 30 of ArtPrize, an international art competition. For more information, visit the website at clarkartstudio.com, follow on Facebook at facebook.com/clarkartstudio, email roy@clarkartstudio.com or call 239-592-4400.

Naples Daily News

March 2015
“New Gallery, Multiple Concerts”

The Clark Art Studio, 9115 Strada Place, Suite 5155, Naples, celebrates its grand opening 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday.
The event will include wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as demonstrations by artists Roy and Amanda Clark, a husband-and-wife team.

Amanda Clark paints landscapes in vibrant colors on brass and other metals. Her husband, Roy, uses a grinder to remove some of the paint to reveal the metal underneath. This creates the illusion of depth and movement.

“Much like great music, great art often requires tension,” Roy Clark said in a news release. “Working together on the same piece of artwork creates for us a beautiful tension.”

The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Information: clarkartstudio.com”

News-press.com

February 2015
“Clark Art Gallery Celebrates Grand Opening of New Gallery in Naples”

“The Clark Art Studio will celebrate the grand opening of its new art gallery in the Mercato in Naples on March 6-8.

Roy and Amanda Clark create art unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Their artwork and the way they create it are a unique labor of love — and a little tension.

Amanda Clark paints beautiful landscapes in vibrant colors on brass or other metal. Her husband uses a grinder to remove some of the paint to reveal the metal underneath.

This creates the illusion of depth and movement.

“Much like great music, great art often requires tension. Working together on the same piece of artwork creates for us a beautiful tension,” Roy Clark said.

Their social media following like to say, “She paints it on and he grinds it off.” Their Facebook followers often provide input on their artwork. The couple will ask for opinions on things they plan to do with the piece.

“Most of the time they side with Amanda,” Roy said.

Every piece is a true collaboration. They will discuss an idea, then they go to work independently. They are not in the studio working on the piece together.

“I trust her as a painter. She trusts me as a sculptor,” Roy said.

The new gallery at the Mercato, 9115 Strada Place No. 5155, displays many of their 35 original works of sculpted fine art. The featured piece is their legacy work of art “Living Waters,” which placed 27th out of 1,700 artists in the world’s largest art contest. This breathtaking piece stands 8 feet tall and 18 feet wide and is priced at $1.3 million.

Those who appreciate the art of Claude Monet will see the influence as their works draw on the natural landscape to create a surreal moving experience.

Their style developed as they prepared for ArtPrize in 2009. With more than 1,800 entries that first year, the artistic couple knew they needed to create something different.

“Amanda was painting these wonderful trees that were tall and colorful, filled with reds and oranges and yellows. I wanted her work to stand out. I knew that if we did something on metal I could get it to reflect light,” Roy said.

The artists have placed in the top 25, top 50 and top 30 of ArtPrize, an international art competition that takes place over 19 days in Michigan.

IF YOU GO

  • What: The grand opening celebration of Clark Art Studio at the Mercato in Naples, across from the Bravo restaurant. It will include wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as demonstrations by the artists. You can watch the Clarks create an original work of art.
  • When: The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on March 6 and will continue until March 8. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Where: Clark Art Studio in the Mercato, 9115 Strada Place No. 5155, Naples
  • Information: Visit clarkartstudio.com and follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/clarkartstudio.com.”

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