Art Buyers’ Corner

We feature local art buyers and their experiences so you can get an idea of the art market here in Central Pennsylvania has to offer you. Find out how people commission art or where they found that certain piece which hangs over the mantle piece or how attending a local art show could make you a member of a growing movement of art buyers here in Central Pennsylvania.

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Everybody Collects Something

Everybody collects something. Whether it is stamps, seashells, sports memorabilia, antiques—or, of course—art. Collecting often begins when we are young and becomes more formal as we grow older. We collect things for a variety of reasons: investment, to preserve the past, expand our social circle, fill a void in our…

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Down on the Bear Meadows Farm

story by Barb Pennypacker What do Holsteins, Guernseys, Ayrshires and Jerseys have in common? They are dairy cows living on Bear Meadows Farm in Boalsburg, PA. The grass-fed dairy farm is owned by Jeff and Claudia Biddle and is a certified, Animal Welfare Farm. All the cows have names and…

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A meeting of hearts and minds: Peter Buckland, J. Harlan Ritchey and Heartwood

story by J. Harlan Ritchey One of the most enjoyable things about getting into art is all the people you meet. Some may become your friends. Or your teachers. Or even clients! It’s rare for a person to be all three, but that’s what this story is about—that and the…

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Honoring 50 Years of Service in A Single Image: An Artist’s Perspective

story by Sean Bodley Dr. Lester Griel is a professor, researcher, and adviser at Penn State. Some of his closest colleagues in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences decided to commission a work of art to honor his fifty years of teaching at Penn State. They wanted to commemorate…

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