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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Collecting Vintage Photostat Disney Model Sheets: Fake vs Real

By Leslie Combemale | March 3, 2019

In the 30+ years I’ve been selling vintage Disney art, I’ve largely avoided photostat model sheets. I mean, they are copies. They are copies created 50 years or more ago and used by character animators as a roadmap for the artists working under them of how to draw some of the most iconic characters in …

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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 with 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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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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By admin | May 14, 2012

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ArtInsights Blog

By admin | May 14, 2012

Blog

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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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By admin | May 14, 2012

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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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