Centerville Art Gallery is moving, giving artists a space to showcase their work
“We have tenants here and that’s why we’re able to do that,” Brendel said. “Right before I moved, I had received a swarm of people saying, ‘Can I rent an easel?’ or ‘Do you have a room I can rent?’
The gallery previously had an easel and a room for rent, Brendel explained. Now they have five easels and four rooms for rent.
Brendel described the relationship with the new owner as a “miracle match made”. She explained that he was an artist on the sidelines and wanted to find someone who would help him sell his works.
Olde Masters Galleria features local artists as well as accomplished artists such as John Pototschnik, Virgil Elliott and Alexei Antonov. The gallery also offers oil reproductions of old masters such as Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Monet, Renoir, Rembrandt and many others.
Customers can come and browse the gallery or purchase artwork directly off the wall.
“I want artists from this area to be able to show their art and sell it,” Brendel said. “We work really, really hard for our art and we just need this opportunity to showcase it.”
She explained that she wanted to provide artists in the region with a space to present individual or collective exhibitions, because finding a place to present an exhibition in the region can be expensive.
From landscapes to westerns, abstracts and portraits, the gallery has a bit of everything.
“We are so proud to be able to have this new facility and to offer so much to the artist community,” Brendel said.
Olde Masters Galleria offers memberships, workshops, private oil painting lessons, children’s classes, sketch nights, an apprenticeship program and much more.
The business is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, visit www.oldemastersgalleria.com or the company’s Facebook page.