The Art of Andrea Alvin: Andrea Alvin art and exclusive interview

By Leslie Combemale | April 2, 2021

Andrea Alvin comes by her strong sense of nostalgia honestly. Born in 1947, she grew up in 50s Fresno, California, which she says was ‘always a little backward, always a little late in everything. If you wanted hip and new, you had to go to LA.” There was a candy store around the corner from …

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A Walt Disney Winter: Top Ten Snow Scenes in Disney Animated Features

By Leslie Combemale | February 18, 2021

All across the country this February, we’ve been inundated with winter weather. At the time of this writing, Texas has been without power for way too long, due to a crushing storm, and that system has blown across to the Atlantic, dropping snow and ice as it has traveled. Perhaps, even with the few snow …

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The Art of Pepe Le Pew and a Cartoon Cancel Culture

By Leslie Combemale | March 18, 2021

Today I’m going to discuss Pepé le Pew and the controversy around the classic cartoon character, who won an Academy Award for 1949’s For Scent-imental Reasons. a cartoon we’ll talk about in this blog. I’ll also drop the images of art available for sale representing the character, since purchases have gone through the roof, in …

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AWESOME Con DC! The Art of John Alvin panel

By Leslie Combemale | April 16, 2014

There’s a Con-toddler in our midst.  It’s the nearly brand spanking new convention in DC for enthusiasts of comics, movies, cartoons, and all things geeky.  Not a moment too soon, I say…  Last year we were at another convention the same weekend so we couldn’t take part. This year, however, with the shiny folk running …

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Restoration & Enhancement: Vintage Animation (pt. 2)

By Leslie Combemale | March 22, 2014

So…to restore or not to restore…and what does a collector need to ask or look for when considering vintage animation art for purchase?   How might the art have been altered or restored? What to do when a cel is damaged you are considering or gets damaged while on your wall or in your collection? …

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Restoration of Vintage Animation: The Basics pt. 1

By Leslie Combemale | March 15, 2014

In this blog, I’m going to start talking about restoration, my thoughts on it, what sorts of cels need it, and as much information as I can think of to spread around from my opinion and perspective…  As a dealer and lover of animation who has been around the “business” since there were only 5 …

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Dad of Steel – Father’s Day Open House

By admin | June 13, 2013
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June 13, 2013   In celebration of the premiere of the latest DC film, Man of Steel, and with Father’s Day right around the corner, Artinsights is having a special Father’s Day/Superman open house on Saturday, June 15th! Our gallery is all prepped with tons of art from Marvel and DC Comics on the walls, so …

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Marvel vs. DC Press Release

By admin | May 17, 2013

May 16th, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslie Combemale 703-478-0778 artinsights@mac.com EXHIBIT MARVEL VS. DC: THE ART OF THE SUPERHERO OPENING AT ARTINSIGHTS ANIMATION AND FILM ART GALLERY Reston, VA – ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery has curated a show of originals and limited editions by the leading creators of official fine art images for …

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Coming Soon: Marvel/DC

By admin | May 17, 2013
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May 17, 2013     Marvel? or DC? That’s an age-old question. Well, we love them both (a lot) and as a result, we have a ton of amazing superhero art that we want to show you! We thought, what better time to host a Marvel vs. DC show than this summer–what with Iron Man …

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Artinsights Welcomes Toby Bluth

By admin | April 18, 2013
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ARTINSIGHTS WELCOMES DISNEY ART DIRECTOR AND ILLUSTRATOR TOBY BLUTH  IN PERSON  FOR THE PREMIERE OF FIRST ONE MAN SHOW WORLDWIDE April 18, 2007     Reston Town Center, VA – ArtInsights Animation and Film Arts Gallery, the only gallery to represent animation and film in Virginia, will be premiering the art of famed Disney illustrator …

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Harry Potter Film Concept Art for Leakycon

By admin | January 10, 2013
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ArtInsights Gallery reveals exclusive new limited edition of Harry Potter film concept art signed by Stuart Craig Potter to enthusiastic Leakycon attendees. July 13, 2011     ArtInsights, the animation and film art gallery that represents the official art of Harry Potter, announces the release of six new limited edition prints based on concept art …

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Limited Editions of Harry Potter Film Concept Art

By admin | January 10, 2013
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ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery releases exclusive London Studio Tour limited editions  of Harry Potter film concept art signed by Stuart Craig to American collectors  July 12, 2012     ArtInsights, the animation and film art gallery that represents the official art of Harry Potter, announces the release of new limited edition prints based …

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John Alvin Originals at ArtInsights

By admin | January 10, 2013
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John Alvin Originals CAN BE FOUND AT THEIR OFFICIAL GALLERY HOME! ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery has exclusive rights to selling all official original art from the estate of John Alvin. If looking for available art through official channels directly from his estate, please click here to go to this link! Such great press …

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The Chuck Jones Centennial at ArtInsights

By admin | January 10, 2013
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Chuck Jones Centennial Legendary Animation Creator and Director’s 100th Year Begins with an Exhibition at ArtInsights November 3, 2011     Reston, VA:  ArtInsights announced today that it was chosen by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to be the first gallery in the United States to host an exhibition and sale of original Chuck Jones …

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Art by Mark Chiarello

By admin | January 10, 2013
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ARTINSIGHTS EXHIBITS ART BY MARK CHIARELLO USED FOR THE BOOK “HEROES OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES”, AND FOR  THE FIRST COLOR BASEBALL CARDS OF THE NEGRO LEAGUE April 3, 2008                           Reston, VA- ArtInsights Gallery in Reston Town Center has secured exclusive rights to exhibit …

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Holidays again at ArtInsights

By admin | January 5, 2013
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  Holidays at Reston, New Shows, Costumes.  Yeah.  We have fun! Saturday, November 26, 2011     Just came back from playing Belle in the Reston Town Center holiday parade.  I asked by sister Coco to play Cinderella.  She looks so much like her, she could be hired at Disney.  We also had the 501st …

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Celebration 5

By admin | January 5, 2013
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Monday, August 9, 2010   Today Michael and I are running around like lunatics getting ready to drive to Florida to take part in our 3RD convention this summer, Star Wars Celebration 5.     For those of you who have been sleeping inside a Tauntaun for the last 30 years, it’s the anniversary of …

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Infinitus

By admin | January 5, 2013

Friday, July 16, 2010   Here at Infinitus it’s like MAGIC!  Time stands still.  In good ways and in bad ways… We are here from ArtInsights at the Harry Potter convention Infinitus at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  There are 2700 convention attendees of the best fans in all fandom!   Two days before …

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A Galaxy of Star Wars Art

By admin | January 2, 2013
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Star Wars original art, a galaxy not so far far away…   Such a crazy series of events led me to Celebration 4, i couldn’t explain it if i tried.  Suffice to say it resulted from some Shakespearean drama between me and one of the wholesale companies i worked with.  However it happened, i wound …

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