In honor of our flag and More!

Jun 09, 2020

This coming Sunday is Flag Day, so here's just a few of our favs for imagery...along with one of our tried and true artists of whimsical themes, Melinda Hipsher. We introduce our new artist of magical and fantasy content, Anthony Christou and more "cool stuff".

Posted by: zoe

First Day of June! Enewsletter

Jun 01, 2020

The first signs of summer as we move into the warmer months here in the Northeast US. A perfect time to honor one of the first methods of flight...Hot Air Balloon Day is June 5th! We are featuring D.R. Laird as our Artist of the Week and introduce new artist...out of this world TROG....go to here

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Memorial Day 2020 Enewsletter

May 25, 2020

Wishing everyone a safe and joyful Memorial day. Although we're taking a break on this beautiful beginning of summer day, we'll be back at work first thing Tuesday. In the mean time, a few images that remind us of the amazing men and women who devoted and sacrificed their lives for our country.
This week we feature versatile artist, Jean Plout: painter, illustrator, typographer, digital imagist...view it here

Posted by: zoe

E-newsletter from May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Artist of the week is Margaret Wilson and her whimsical and comical images
along with our new artist Annie b. and her hand-painted magical whimsy.
Happy Camper images and Cool stuff from artist MAKIKO!
click this link and see entire content:

Posted by: zoe

Check out this weeks e-newsletter from May 11, 2020

May 13, 2020

Artist of the Week: Hillary Vermont Pet Designs for Humans and New Artist: Eelco Maan
click link below

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ALI hits the market!

Oct 08, 2019

            Syrena and Russ ventured out this month to conduct a market visit; a visit into stores to see our products and what's trending.  They visited Queensbury, as well as Saratoga, New York; browsing a plethora of stores. products were everywhere!  

From puzzles and cards to posters and calendars, They were extremely delighted to see so many different designs and products being utilized in big stores like Walmart and Target in addition to smaller chains like Ace Hardware and other local “mom and pop” shops.  This was a good time to conduct the market visit as it is right before Halloween and bigger stores are already stocking for Christmas. 

            Russ and Syrena identified a couple trends while out on their visit.  Across the board juvenile and simplistic designs are very popular.  Many paper products – greeting cards, gift bags, wrapping paper – supported this trend throughout a variety of seasonal and everyday subjects. 2020 Pantone colors were also seen all over the Wall Décor in big box stores.  Check out the link below to Pantone's website!

This was decidedly a very productive market visit.  Where in the world will Syrena and Russ go next?

Syrena gathers up the goods

John Silver

Kirk Reinert, Geno Peoples and Celebrate Life Gallery

Macneil Studio, awesome puzzles and Jenny Newland Collection

Assortment of awesome puzzles


Posted by: syrenam

Sharon Pitts was featured in the Watercolor Artist Magazine!

Sep 25, 2019

Our wonderfully talented artist, Sharon Pitts was featured in the September/October issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine. The interview goes through Sharon’s process, background, and various inspirations. Sharon is fortunate because she draws inspiration from all things nature. She also puts a strong emphasis on color variation; something that is often appreciated in marketable fine art. Her process is laid out step by step with various process pictures along the way. For the full article please see below. 

watercolor artist magazine pg 1

watercolor artist magazine pg 2

watercolor artist magazine pg 3

Posted by: syrenam

Clive Branson: artist, photographer and now author!

Sep 04, 2019

            Clive Branson is not only a talented photographer and artist, he is also a writer!  

Clive has published a book about the rise of the Mustang car brand, “Ford Mustang: The First Generation”.  Clive is car enthusiast that’s why this book is a true testament to his love of vintage cars. 

book jacket

The book delves into many aspects of the creation of the Mustang car and brand including initial concepts and designs, the Carroll Shelby influence, the controversies within the company, and the reasons behind the Mustang’s success. 

To enjoy some of Clive's portfolio, click here

Posted by: syrenam

Celebrate Life Gallery Receives Multiple Awards!

Aug 13, 2019

            Congratulations are in order!  

Our designer, Celebrate Life Gallery, received not one… not two, but FOUR awards from the Gilmer Art Gallery! 

  On  August 10th, 2019 the Gilmer Art Gallery in Ellijay, GA held its 1stannual juried photography show. Out of 85 different photographers Debra and Dave Vanderlaan, the talented photographers behind Celebrate Life Gallery, placed 1st in the Digital Landscape, Digital Nature Art, as well as the Traditional Landscape categories.  They also placed second in the Digital Landscape category.

Check out the extremely popular Celebrate Life Gallery portfolio on  

.winning pics

Posted by: syrenam

2019 Licensing Expo

Jun 05, 2019

The Art Licensing team just got back from the 2019 Licensing Expo in fabulous Las Vegas! 

This show is THE meeting place for the global licensing industry as it is the World's largest Licensing Trade Show! With more than 16,000 retailers, licensees, manufacturers, distributors and licensing agents attending, the expo hosts guests from more than 67 countries! 

The ALI team was very excited to leave Vermont and fly out to Vegas so they could be part of this exciting event. The team flew out early so they could set up the booth and be part of Press Day! Russell and Syrena did a presentation about for over 30 media outlets. 

The actual show was June 4–6, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Our Sales team met with hundreds of manufacturers, existing and potential new customers as well as potential new artists! In addition to seeing old clients and meeting new leads, we also spent a lot of time Learning about the latest industry news and trends. 

We look forward to seeing how these trends take shape over the next year and seeing how our new contacts become familiar faces!

3 in Vegas

Posted by: syrenam



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