Hearts With No H8: Andrea Alvin Paints Valentine Treats for Tolerance

By Leslie Combemale | February 1, 2019

Andrea Alvin, is known for capturing a moment, a piece of nostalgia, or a remembrance. Her work evokes the feelings that “I remember having that,” or “that was my favorite”…Now she is blending her love of nostalgia and her passion for tolerance with a new series called “Hearts With No H8”. Her recent designs based …

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Exciting Changes at ArtInsights and in Reston Town Center

By Leslie Combemale | February 1, 2019

So many changes in Reston Town Center, and this time they are for the better! For one thing, we are excited to hear the award-winning restaurant chain True Food is coming to the center, as is Peet’s Coffee! It will be a while, but we’re excited there’s new blood coming, and it’s fresh, hot, and …

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Mindy Johnson at ArtInsights for Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney Animation signing and lecture

By Leslie Combemale | February 8, 2019

ArtInsights is celebrating Women’s History Month for a signing of the book Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney Animation and a lecture from the author, leading historian on women in animation and film, Mindy Johnson. Accompanying the event, which is from 2 to 5pm, will be the premiere of a collection of vintage …

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SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR SDCC 2017 San Diego Comic-Con panels!

By Leslie Combemale | July 1, 2017

SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR SDCC 2017 San Diego Comic-Con panels! We have the announcement for the dates, times, and panelists for our panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2017!  For those of you going, let us know and we’ll try to get you in to the panel of your choice.  For those of you hanging back …

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Happy Anniversary Harry Potter! This Harry Potter art gallerist and fan looks back

By Leslie Combemale | June 26, 2017

Happy Anniversary Harry Potter! I can’t believe it’s been 20 years.  These are the books that spawned a thousand ‘ships’ and fanfics, not to mention creating one of the richest women in the world, the highest paid actress, blockbuster movies, Wizard Rock, many conversations about acceptance and tolerance, kids that read voraciously for the first …

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Art Outsiders Wine Dinner at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston and Bethesda- Join Us!

By Leslie Combemale | April 20, 2017

Join us at Mon Ami Gabi Reston on Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7, at Mon Ami Gabi Bethesda, for an evening of delicious french fare, thought-provoking art and great conversation, featuring artist Tennessee Loveless and ArtInsights gallery owner Leslie Combemale. The renowned contemporary artist and contemporary art expert are partnering with the restaurant group …

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Jim Salvati- Painting, Music, Morrissey, and The Image Projects: The Musician’s Image

By Leslie Combemale | April 6, 2017

Jim Salvati, who i’ve known for over 20 years, is without question one of the most talented artists I’ve ever met. While he’s aware he has a unique eye, and is often very proud about and happy with his work, he’s also very humble about just how rare a talent he is. In fact, he …

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Musings on Beauty and the Beast, then and now, from an animation and film art expert

By Leslie Combemale | March 4, 2017

Sometimes my persona as Cinema Siren and my metier as an art gallery owner and expert in animation come together in a delightful way.  Not often, mind you, but yes, from time to time.  This week I got to see the new Beauty and the Beast in advance and reviewed it for my readers (you …

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Tennessee Loveless Releases 1st Piece in “Vox Populi” Art Project: “PoMo Patriots” through ArtInsights

By Leslie Combemale | February 20, 2017

When Tennessee Loveless and I started working together on his project Art Outsiders, we were moved and overjoyed at the reception and reaction it got from collectors and fans around the world. Since the start, he has built a solid foundation for the collection, having created images of “Art Outsiders” in a wide variety of …

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Wonder Woman original production art in honor of the Women’s March on Washington

By Leslie Combemale | January 18, 2017

In honor of the Women’s March in Washington on inauguration weekend, we are offering some rare Wonder Woman original production art from Justice League. They are drawings, as they didn’t use cels in the animation, and we don’t have a bunch, but the 8 we have are all wonderful, kick-ass, and represent the character well! …

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Cerphe’s Up Book Signing with Cerphe and Rock and Roll Art at ArtInsights!

By Leslie Combemale | January 15, 2017

We are so excited to host famed long-time DJ and radio broadcaster Cerphe Colwell of Music Planet Radio at ArtInsights! He’ll be signing copies of his book Cerphe’s Up, about his 45 years as a rock and roll insider in and around the DC area. In preparation of his coming to the gallery, we put together some …

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January at ARTINSIGHTS: What we are doing about parking in Reston Town Center

By Leslie Combemale | January 7, 2017

About parking in Reston Town Center.  Those of you who know us know we don’t ask anyone to do anything we wouldn’t do.  While we don’t have a philosophical issue with paid parking in general and in Reston Town Center in specific, We aren’t pleased at all with the choices they’ve made putting it together …

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Happy New Year from ArtInsights! What’s in store for 2017?

By Leslie Combemale | January 1, 2017

What does 2017 bring for ArtInsights? What can our friends and fans expect? We’re very excited about our plans, and we’d love to tell you a bit about them! 2016, by all accounts, was a pretty iffy year.  We, like the rest of the art world, were challenged by the experiences, losses, and surprises we …

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10SC appearing at “Drag Friday” on Black Friday, November 25th, 4-7pm at ArtInsights

By Leslie Combemale | November 10, 2016

Famed Contemporary Artist TENNESSEE LOVELESS Appearing on “DRAG FRIDAY”, the alternate to Black Friday, at ArtInsights Gallery for THE ART OF TENNESSEE LOVELESS one man show, featuring the release of new images from “THE ART OUTSIDERS SERIES” and art from the 10x10x10 series November 25th, from 4 – 7pm Reston, VA – World renowned artist Tennessee Loveless …

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An Alex Ross Art Adventure at NYCC

By Leslie Combemale | October 26, 2016

ArtInsights is back and our collective feet are back to normal after a crazy four days at New York Comic-Con officially partnering with the Art of Alex Ross.  I’m sure you friends and collectors are curious how it went, aren’t you?   (well, some of you actually said you were 🙂 ) We and the …

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John Alvin’s E.T. Phones in the Worth of Traditional Illustration Art

By Leslie Combemale | October 17, 2016

Heritage Auctions just sold the original key art by John Alvin from E.T. for $394,000 after the buyer’s premium.  The bidding was brisk and committed, and started way above the lowest required bid.  Though the buyer wanted to remain anonymous, there’s no question a number of collectors were willing to go into the hundreds of …

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NYCC 2016! ArtInsights is partnering with Alex Ross Art at New York Comic-Con! We have exclusives and world premieres:

By Leslie Combemale | September 28, 2016

We are really excited to be partnering with Alex Ross Art at New York Comic-Con! We’ll be there at booth 2328 from October 6th to Sunday the 9th.  If you have tickets, come see us.  If you don’t, they still have tickets for Thursday HERE.  The rest of the weekend is sold out.  We posted about …

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The Art of the Beatles: All You Need is Love..and a Yellow Submarine-3 Day Show with Beatles animator Ron Campbell!

By Leslie Combemale | August 20, 2016

THE ART OF THE BEATLES: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE FEATURES RON CAMPBELL, BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE ANIMATOR & BEATLES SATURDAY MORNING TV CARTOON SERIES DIRECTOR TO APPEAR LIVE, PAINTING, EXHIBITING & TALKING CARTOONS AT ARTINSIGHTS ANIMATION & FILM GALLERY Friday, September 23 2016 – 12:00 PM to Sunday, September 25 2016 – 04:00 PM Location: ArtInsights
11921 Freedom …

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Floyd Norman: An Animated Life review-Living Animation History

By Leslie Combemale | August 19, 2016

Playing for a week in four theaters across the country and available on blu-ray and on iTunes August 26th, FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE is a delightful and fascinating documentary about “Disney Legend” Norman, who is widely regarded as the first African-American animator, hired at Walt Disney Studios in 1956.  The tagline for this movie …

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