Dallas Auction Gallery launches Dallas Fine Art Auction

Texas native Martin Grelle (b. 1954) is a national award-winning artist known for his Western paintings. This untitled work by Grelle is characteristic of the art Dallas Fine Art Auction will handle. Image courtesy of Dallas Fine Art Auction.

Texas native Martin Grelle (b. 1954) is a national award-winning artist known for his Western paintings. This untitled work by Grelle is characteristic of the art Dallas Fine Art Auction will handle. Image courtesy of Dallas Fine Art Auction.

DALLAS – Dallas Auction Gallery has introduced Dallas Fine Art Auction, a partnership created from three prominent Texas art companies: David Dike Fine Art, Debbie Leeuw Fine Art and Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas Fine Art Auction will presents a premier Western and Texas fine art auction annually beginning Jan. 29, 2011 at Dallas Auction Gallery.

Dallas Fine Art Auction’s goal to provide both collectors and artists excellent service, personal attention and scholarly knowledge about Texas and Western art.

“Dallas Fine Art Auction is the way to showcase Texas and Western art through various fields of expertise and offer valuable service to artists and collectors,” said Scott Shuford, president of Dallas Auction Gallery.

David Dike Fine Art was established in 1986 in the Arts District of Uptown Dallas. Still located in the Arts District, the gallery specializes in late 19th- and 20th-century American and European oil paintings with an emphasis on the Texas Regionalists and Texas Landscape painters. The gallery strives to provide both new and seasoned collectors with an immense compellation of traditional and some nontraditional works.

David Dike is a past-president of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and has been a member of the New England Appraisers Association of America and the Fine Art Dealers Association for over 15 years. He has contributed to numerous Texas art symposiums, retrospectives and exhibitions across the state. Dike has contributed to the following books on Texas Art: Dictionary of Texas Art by Paula and Michael Grauer in 1999 and Texas Painters, Sculptors and Artists by John and Deborah Powers, 2001. He is recognized nationally as an authority of Texas art and has joined Dallas Fine Art Auction to share his knowledge.

Dallas Auction Gallery, a family-owned and operated business, bills itself as the Southwest’s premier antiques and fine art auction house. “DAG offers only the highest quality antiques and fine art, as well as impeccable client service and effortless, seamless transactions for both buyers and sellers,” said Lauren Shuford Laughry, marketing manager at DAG.

DAG’s auction specialists provide full-service estate consignment management and professional promotion and marketing, all designed to maximize values with the utmost integrity and personal service. The company recently launched Dallas Auction Gallery Appraisal Services for clients and estate planners interested in appraisals conducted by expert staff, each of whom is a member of the International Society of Appraisers.

Debbie Leeuw carries on the legacy of “Passion for Art” that Bill Burford started with Texas Art Gallery in 1964. Texas Art Gallery closed its doors in 2009, but Debbie Leeuw Fine Arts remains dedicated to bringing together artists, artwork and collectors. Leeuw strives to give special personal attention to quality artwork as well as have first- class customer service. She is known for her commissions, consulting, referrals and buying of 19th- and 20th-century American and European oils, watercolors and bronzes with emphasis on Western and Impressionist works.

For details contact Dallas Auction Gallery at 214-653-3900.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Charlie Dye, ‘Calf Branding Time.’ Image courtesy of Dallas Fine Art Auction.

Charlie Dye, ‘Calf Branding Time.’ Image courtesy of Dallas Fine Art Auction.


Gordon Snidow, ‘Heading for the Barn.’ Image courtesy of Dallas Fine Art Auction.

Gordon Snidow, ‘Heading for the Barn.’ Image courtesy of Dallas Fine Art Auction.


Julian Onderdonk, ‘In The Hills, South Texas,’ 1912. Image courtesy of Dallas Fine Art Auction.

Julian Onderdonk, ‘In The Hills, South Texas,’ 1912. Image courtesy of Dallas Fine Art Auction.