Category Archives: Collecting Fine Art

July Is Birthday Month!

 

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In Utah, we observe several birthdays in the month of July. We have the 4th of July, which is the birth of our nation. We have the 24th of July, which commemorates the Mormon pioneers arriving in Utah. And on the 15th of July, we celebrate the birth of our favorite artist, Russell Ricks.

60 Candles

This year is a particularly significant birthday, as Russ turned 60. It was so monumental, in fact, that all 14 of our children, all their spouses, and nearly all our grandchildren joined us in Logan, Utah to spend an afternoon.

An Old Friend Study

Come Join The Party!

We are inviting You to celebrate with us, as well. This year, we are giving away the presents. The first birthday treat is a free giveaway of a painting called “An Old Friend Study.” It is a framed 8×10″ oil on panel. The subject is one of the last remaining kit barns bought through the Sears catalog and arriving to the lot as a pile of lumber. It would then be put together piece by piece by the new owner. This particular barn is the Thayer barn located in Duvall, Washington.

The second present is a discount on Russ’ art. We are selling his art at 60% it’s original price. That’s a 40% discount! For example, if you were interested in buying “Pathway Through the Aspens”, it’s normal cost is $650. At 60% it will only cost $390! (Unframed, and plus Shipping, of course.)

This Is How It Works

To qualify for the giveaway, follow Russ on Instagram @russellricks_art, and/or Facebook, Russell Ricks.  Then sign up for his newsletter by going to his website at russellricksart.com. Once you are on both lists–Instagram/Facebook and newsletter–tag a friend on IG or FB and then you will be entered into the drawing for “An Old Friend Study.” The more tags, the more entries. You can enter the drawing through July 31. The winner will be announced August 3.

To buy Russ’ art at a discount, go to russellricksart.com. The prices listed on the website are the full price. To purchase the piece you want, send us a message through the website with the name of the painting you wish to purchase. We will then email you the discounted price, including shipping, and we will arrange payment and shipping.  (Paintings listed with Sego 3 Gallery are available to purchase, but not at the 40% discount.)

Happy Birthday!

We hope you will all join in the birthday festivities by signing up for the newsletter and entering the giveaway. Feel free to contact us about any of the other available paintings on the website to find out what great savings we are offering. Sale and giveaway end July 31, 2018.

P.S.  If the newsletter signup doesn’t pop up, just click on Contact Us and send us your email address. I will get you on the list.

 

 

 

 

 

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Grandma’s Pink Lilacs–Miniature Auction

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Grandma’s Pink Lilacs by Russell Ricks, 6″ x 4″, oil

I loved being at Grandma Samuelson’s house. We could be kids there. Noisy, rambunctious, active kids. Peace roses with their pink tipped yellow petals and noisy, rust-colored, yard-strutting roosters were both a part of the outdoor experience at Grandma’s house. There were cookies and cousins, bouncy beds and Lawrence Welk.

When the Aunties would come, it seemed like a gathering of the generations. They talked of family, both living and long passed on. They filled us with stories that gave us a glimpse of where we came from and who we would someday become.

This lovely little painting, Grandma’s Pink Lilacs, holds the memories of childhood in Grandma’s yard. We are excited to be auctioning it off this weekend. Follow the directions below and this little gem could be yours.

How the Auction Works

The auction will proceed as follows: 

  • You are bidding on the painting only, Unframed
  • Opening bid starts at $100 USD
  • Bids will go up in $25 USD increments, minimum
  • Place your bid in the “Comments” section of this blog post (above)
  • Highest bidder gets the painting. No holds.
  • The bidding for this painting will go from Thursday evening (6/28/2018) 7 pm MDT until 7 pm MDT Saturday evening (6/30/2018)
  • Shipping cost will be charged separately.

Once the bidding is closed, we will contact the highest bidder via email to arrange payment and to exchange shipping information.

Good Luck!!

 

 

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Tranquility–Miniature Auction Piece

auction3.jpgTranquility, artist Russell Ricks, 6″ x 12″, oil

Experiencing the arts can transport you to a different place for a moment or a few hours. Good literature, amazing music, or a beautiful painting offer respite from a fast-paced world.

You can’t always drop everything to read a book or watch a play, but you can take a few minutes anytime or anywhere to lose yourself in an inspiring painting.

I am offering an opportunity to start or add to your art collection at a reasonable cost. Another tranquil lavender scene is up for auction this weekend. Soft sunlight illuminates the lavender field in bloom.

This piece called “Tranquility” is 6” x 12”, unframed.

How the Auction Works

The auction will proceed as follows: 

  • You are bidding on the painting only, Unframed
  • Opening bid starts at $150 USD
  • Bids will go up in $25 USD increments, minimum
  • Place your bid in the “Comments” section of this blog post (above)
  • Highest bidder gets the painting. No holds.
  • The bidding for this painting will go from Friday evening (6/22/2018) 7 pm MDT until 7 pm MDT Saturday evening (6/23/2018)

Once the bidding is closed, we will contact the highest bidder via email to arrange payment and to exchange shipping information.

 

 

Working In the Lavender–Miniature Auction

 

Working in the lavender                                   Working In the Lavender by Russell Ricks, 7″ x 5″, oil

Lavender, by its nature, has a peaceful calming effect. Add to that a field worker using hand tools instead of machinery to cultivate the herb and you are transported to a simpler, quieter time. Russell Ricks’ painting, Working In the Lavender, 7” x 5” could be from any lavender field in the world. Whether in France, England, Italy, or even the United States, this painting captures the charm of the world’s favorite essential oil.

Participating in an auction is a great way to get your art collection started. We will be auctioning this painting this weekend. We will be taking bids from Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. until the auction closes at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16.

How the Auction Works

The auction will proceed as follows:

  • You are bidding on the painting only, Unframed
  • Opening bid starts at $100 USD
  • Bids will go up in $25 USD increments, minimum
  • Place your bid in the “Comments” section of this blog post (above)
  • Highest bidder gets the painting. No holds.
  • The bidding for this painting will go from Thursday evening (6/14/2018) 7 pm MDT until 7 pm MDT Saturday evening (6/16/2018)

Once the bidding is closed, we will contact the highest bidder via email to arrange payment and to exchange shipping information.

Good luck!! We look forward to sending this little beauty off to a new home!