11921 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Local Phone: 703.478.0778
Toll-Free Phone: 800.820.1717
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm.
We sometimes close early for consulting, art deliveries, or to see a film screening as part of Cinema Siren's commitment to "guiding film lovers through a sea of celluloid".... Call us if you are headed out in the late part of the day, or wish to see one of us in particular. We will continue to revisit our hours, especially after we add our door outside! We will also meet with our clients outside of regular hours, just let us know and we'll try to accommodate you.
Purchases can be returned for in-store credit ONLY within thirty days after purchase date.
All layaway downpayments are non-refundable. International orders, special orders, and commission sales are considered final sales and are non-refundable.
We ship anywhere in the world. We have the site set so that all international shipping is $100, but it may be less or more depending on the purchase and if the item is framed.
ArtInsights sells contemporary art created through proprietary projects with artists, and film art by the filmmakers. For over 24 years, we have been helping collectors build collections of contemporary and official studio art. All of our film and animation, or as we are calling it "studio" art, is based in production and interpretive imagery, created by storied, credentialed artists that have history in the film industry We have worldwide exclusives with artists from a variety of backgrounds.
We are known by the contemporary and film artists with whom we work, as advocates on their behalf, and have become trusted and depended upon by both our collector base and our partner artists. Rest assured we will bring you the best of the art used as part of filmmaking, as well as art that expands the portfolio of the contemporary artists who have caught our eye and will equally catch your interest.
We are also well known for finding the best artists to collect in traditional film art AND contemporary art.
We do art consulting and collection building and management for collectors around the world. We can create or build on your art collection, wherever you may be, with artists that will stand the test of time.
We also do framing projects with corporations and museums around the region, including The Smithsonian, The White House, Rolls Royce, AOL, Bechtel, and many other corporate and residential clients.
During the gallery's first year in business as a brick and mortar store outside Washington DC, The Walt Disney Company invited ArtInsights to join its Disney Preferred Gallery Advisory Board, an organization comprised of only twelve members worldwide, and won the coveted "Rookie of the Year" award.
Tennessee Loveless, with whom we are creating our first contemporary art partnership, "The Art Outsiders", is the first artist with a retrospective book by an out LGBTQ artist being published by Walt Disney Publishing.
The gallery is owned and run by Michael Barry and Leslie Combemale, and we have a beautiful showroom currently in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington D.C., close to Dulles International Airport, and convenient for collectors coming from overseas.
Michael is an honors graduate of The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and is a musician and composer. He has been a master framer for more than 30 years and has represented animation art since 1979.
Leslie began representing animation art in 1988, and she founded ArtInsights with Michael in 1994. She quickly became a trusted representative for some of the best artists creating the art of film, and continues to forge new relationships with Hollywood's unsung artistic heroes, working to expose the fine art world to their unique, exceptional talents. She has a background in art history as well as studying jazz vocals with noted musician Ellis Marsalis. She is now a nationally syndicated columnist going by the moniker "Cinema Siren". You can read all her reviews on www.Cinemasiren.com.
Our philosophy at ArtInsights is simple:
If we represent art honestly and with integrity, collectors will hear about us, spread the word, and we will continue to grow. After all, we've been here and at the forefront of the film animation and contemporary art for over 24 years!
We are proud of our gallery and believe you'll enjoy working with us and respect our keen eye for great art and dogged pursuit in the acquisition of it for you, or for the loved one for whom you have finally discovered a place to find awesome gifts they will treasure.
Check Out Our Gallery Blog for our interesting experiences living in the world of film art, and expanding into the projects about which we are so excited with the artists we respect.
"A few years back I had the great good fortune to hear about Leslie, Michael and ArtInsights Gallery. They quickly became my go to contacts for all the Harry Potter and Star Wars art I've purchased, and I couldn't be happier. They are super cool people, geniuses at what they do and -- most important -- scrupulously honest. I live in NYC where animation galleries abound, but can't imagine doing business with anyone but Leslie and Michael. They're friends, family and ninja art gurus combined!" (collector in NYC)
"I have been a client of Artinsights for over 20 years. Although they have helped me select beautiful and tasteful art for my three homes, one of the highlights of their work has been my two movie rooms. In both cases they helped me select original and limited edition movie art that gave the rooms a real movie theater feeling. This includes the surroundings around the entry and inside the theater itself. Both my family and visitors agree that the artwork really enhances the experience. I highly recommend Artinsights for your movie room art needs." (collector in Florida)
"I contracted Leslie Combemale to come to my new house in Germany and design a collection of art appropriate to my media space, based on some of my favorite films. She commissioned artists who are known in Hollywood to create art for me and every piece exceeded my expectations, a feat rarely accomplished. My wife and I would recommend her to anyone. There's no one else in the world doing this!" (collector in Hamburg, Germany)
"I don't know anyone else promoting and supporting the art of traditional film illustration the way ArtInsights does. They go BEHIND the poster and offer the art used to make it. I wished I'd known about them sooner, because my husband would have gotten gifts he really wanted, and we would have grown to have way more great art over the years. Now that we've found ArtInsights, I never have to go elsewhere for holidays, birthdays and special occasions." (collector in Paris, France)
"We started buying Tennessee Loveless art through Leslie's suggestion, and his art has grown to be the favorite in our collection. The Art Outsiders pieces have such depth and we can look at the images over and over and keep seeing something new and meaningful. We are so grateful she thought of us and knew his work would resonate, even before we did!" (collector family in London, England)