Artist Insights: Andrea Alvin talks about her new work “Samuel’s Candy Canes”

By Leslie Combemale | December 3, 2017

I have enormous respect for contemporary artist and former partner in Alvin and Associates with famed cinema artist John Alvin, Andrea Alvin, and so I spoke to her about her great new piece, Samuel’s Candy Canes. She has been actively working as both a commercial and contemporary artist since the 70s. With her partner John, …

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Movie Lovers Gift Guide 2018 from ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art

By Leslie Combemale | November 21, 2018

Movie Lovers Gift Guide from Film Art Gallery ArtInsights Offers Film Fans Art Celebrating Cinematic Anniversaries and Releases All By Official Studio Artists Reston, VA -You’ve seen “alternative posters” and “minimalist posters”, but what about art by the folks who actually helped you fall in love with the movies in the first place? Somebody has …

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RESTON TOWN CENTER PARKING, ARTINSIGHTS HOLIDAY HOURS, GIFT WITH PURCHASE, AND GALLERY UPDATE!

By Leslie Combemale | November 19, 2018

RESTON TOWN CENTER  PARKING, ARTINSIGHTS HOLIDAY HOURS, GIFT WITH PURCHASE, AND GALLERY UPDATE! As many of you know, with the changes in parking at Reston Town Center, we have had a number of clients avoid the center and only come on the weekends, so we’ve committed to being open on Sundays, and have seen a lot …

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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
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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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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release is Happening! Celebrate with the art of Harry Potter

By Leslie Combemale | July 30, 2016

We are so excited about the release of the book for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! We know so many fans of the books and subsequently of the art of Harry Potter, and they’ve been ticking the days off like Harry Potter himself until the release of this new story.  It’s been amazing more …

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ARTINSIGHTS & CINEMA SIREN AT SDCC 2016: All the Panels!

By Leslie Combemale | July 17, 2016

For those of you who frequent either my art gallery Artinsights or the website Cinema Siren, we are going to be at SDCC 2016 next week with three panels.  That means we won’t be in the gallery, but we WILL be creating amazing stories and memories.  Anyone who will be at Comic-Con International: San Diego, …

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Cartoon Creatives panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego Announced!

By Leslie Combemale | July 7, 2016
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So now that it’s on the official schedule on the comic-con website, I can officially announce my first panel in San Diego!  I am honored to have such an amazing collection of women taking part in this discussion. Marge Dean, of Women in Animation, who are sponsoring the panel, will be explaining the current state …

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Michelle St Laurent appearing July 2nd at ArtInsights for “Delighting in Disney Detail” show, on display through August 8th

By Leslie Combemale | June 25, 2016

We at artinsights are incredibly pleased to once again welcome Michelle St Laurent to the Gallery on July 2nd, to present some beautiful new original interpretive Disney art, and her latest limited editions for the exhibit on display through August 8th. Her inspired art has only become more popular and beautiful since the last time …

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The Art Outsiders by Tennessee Loveless Premieres at ArtInsights- Loveless Attends!

By Leslie Combemale | May 15, 2016

Famed Drag & Contemporary Artist TENNESSEE LOVELESS Releases First Images of His New Project “THE ART OUTSIDERS” at ArtInsights Gallery.  Meet ‘10SC’ on May 21 & 22 from 2 – 4 pm  Reston, VA – In conjunction with the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival on May 21 and 22 at Reston Town Center, ArtInsights has the worldwide exclusive …

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