Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, Chomp, The Kite-Eating Tree, and The Peanuts Lexicon Limited Edition Series

By Leslie Combemale | September 30, 2021

One of the most endearing qualities of Charlie Brown, and why we all relate to him, is that he is an eternal optimist. He doesn’t think much of himself, and some folks can relate to that, too. Creator Charles Schulz made the character, not only in his own image, but in that of the everyman. …

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Remembering Ed Asner: Emmy Winning Actor, Voice Artist, & Activist

By Leslie Combemale | September 9, 2021

Ed Asner passed away on August 29th at the age of 91, after living a fascinating life with uncompromising integrity, a tenacious curiosity, and, despite exhibiting a gruff, tough guy exterior, an open heart to both loved ones and strangers. Though beloved by Disney fans for his role in Pixar’s 2009 film UP and appreciated …

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Halloween 2021: Celebrating The Art of Disney Villains

By Leslie Combemale | October 14, 2021

It’s almost time for Halloween, and if your family is anything like mine, it’s at least equal to Christmas in importance and excitement. In our house, we have The 31 Days of Halloween. We watch a horror movie or a movie with a great villain, listen to soundtracks like Psycho, Halloween, and, of course, songs …

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Experiencing the Tim Burton One-Man Show

By admin | January 2, 2013
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  TIM BURTON AT MOMA: New Exhibit of over 700 pieces of The art of Tim Burton!   A celebration of “stepchild” art, a stubborn adherence to a unique vision, and a big fat kiss to individuality.   It’s the last day in November and after mulling over the gorgeous new museum show at the …

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Grading Disney’s D23 Convention

By admin | January 2, 2013
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It started months ago…when we heard from our superconnected Disney folks they were planning something really big, a sort of Disney version of San Diego Comic-con, through the new fan group D23.  Should we go? Some of the art galleries who do what we do go to all the cons, they have their own walls, …

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A Valentine to the Potter Fans

By admin | January 2, 2013

Azkatraz, my trip deep into Harry Potter fandom.  I’m still having delightful flashbacks…   Ah, Harry Potter.  I thought i knew you….I’ve read all the books, more than once, I know all the art, the mythologies around the books and their creation, and i myself was a “professor of the magical arts” at one of …

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Great Retta Scott!

By admin | January 2, 2013
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        Such a gorgeous collection of art, had to put it up here and show it.  It is impossible for me to get anything cooler or better–but i dare the universe to try!    I got all this art as one collection, and it is all done by Disney Legend, Retta Scott!  (I …

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Comic-Calm: How to Survive San Diego

By admin | September 6, 2012

DO YOU FEEL INSANE TRYING TO GET PREPARED FOR SDCC? TRY NEW CALM-I-CON!   I’m imagining a commercial for some new drug made especially for us gallery owners who are freaking out about the HP con and the San Diego Comic-Con.   You know, maybe Jon Favreau or Kevin Smith is the spokesman, and it’s …

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New Website

By admin | May 21, 2012

Happy Holidays! Monday, November 29, 2010 Jedi knights, stormtroopers, Disney princesses, wizards and witches, instead of sugar plums are dancing in my head… it’s Pagakwaanchristmakah! (or HOLIDAYS AT ARTINSIGHTS) The last two months of the year have been blowing by so fast i can hardly catch my breath.  It’s been so long since i’ve visited …

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John Alvin Show

By admin | May 21, 2012

Happy Holidays! Monday, November 29, 2010 Jedi knights, stormtroopers, Disney princesses, wizards and witches, instead of sugar plums are dancing in my head… it’s Pagakwaanchristmakah! (or HOLIDAYS AT ARTINSIGHTS) The last two months of the year have been blowing by so fast i can hardly catch my breath.  It’s been so long since i’ve visited …

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Account

By admin | May 14, 2012

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ArtInsights Blog

By admin | May 14, 2012

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About Us

By admin | May 14, 2012

{loadposition sliderabout} Get Directions View Larger Map LOCATION:ArtInsights is located in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington D.C., close to Dulles International Airport. The gallery is owned and run by Michael Barry and Leslie Combemale.   THE OWNERS:Michael is an honors graduate of The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and is a musician and composer. …

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Magazine

By admin | May 14, 2012

Magazine

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Holiday Parade at ArtInsights

By admin | December 23, 2011

  Just came back from playing Belle in the Reston Town Center holiday parade.  I asked my sister Coco to play Cinderella.  She looks so much like her, she could be hired at Disney.  We also had the 501st Legion with us in the parade, and they are always wonderful to have–helpful, very interested in …

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Things are Warming Up in the Art World!

By admin | May 18, 2011

    As it says in “Hello Dolly”, (and Wall-E!)  “It only takes a moment”… for everything to change.  Brrrrr, it’s COLD in January… for us life is about finding art no one in their right mind could refuse.  I could say I trust in the universe on that, and maybe that’s true, because invariably …

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