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January 04, 2017 Closing the Barn Door: Clarion List Recognizes POBA

The Clarion List, a preeminent referral source for discerning art lovers, collectors and managers, recently recognized POBA for its expert service and for providing assistance to managers of art collections and legacies in a way that few other organizations have accomplished – comprehensively and with quality services at fair prices. Clarion reported that “It is well […]

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December 08, 2016 POBA’s Central Core – Works by Dick Elliott and More

POBA adds new displays and new artists, including this vivid and electrifying portfolio, Central Core, showing just some of the eighty five 32-inch square works of radiant geometric patterns, created by artist and undiscovered master, Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008). To create works that revealed the “centers of vibrational energy fields,” Dick chose a decidedly mundane […]

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November 16, 2016 Start Here for Art Services

POBA has joined forces with The Clarion List, the leading online source for identifying and locating top rated art service companies worldwide. This partnership brings a whole new level of resources to anyone who loves art, manages collections, or is responsible for a creative legacy of any kind. We are proud that The Clarion List […]

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November 02, 2016 Art On Your Own Terms

Undiscovered masters of art can be found anywhere – in our families, in our communities, and even in our own creations. Art is a highly personal and subjective experience, and our pleasure is entirely dependent on our direct experience, not on what experts tell us has greatness, value, uniqueness or other special qualities. Experts are […]

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September 13, 2016 Wild Wonders: Vanishing Florida of AE Backus

Albert Ernest “Beanie” Backus (1906–1990) was a true character, a man whose art and life were American originals. Famous for his vivid Florida landscapes capturing the fast-vanishing wild lands of pre-WW2 Florida, he was equally famous for his generosity, his eccentricity, his teaching skill and his prodigious and diverse artistic output, spanning nearly 70 years. […]

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September 04, 2016 Evolution of a Tribute: Jamie Bernard

Jamie Bernard’s creative spirit lives on as the inspiration behind POBA. Jamie’s family wanted to recognize his talents, celebrate his life and passions, and use his creative legacy to inspire, recognize and support the contributions of other deceased artists of all stripes and talents. This has happened, with more than 50 artists, hundreds of portfolios […]

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August 25, 2016 POBA Artist David Shainberg: Exhibit at PAAM 26 Aug

David Shainberg (1934-1993) lived A Life in Color. He began painting in the late 1970s, and committed to it full-time after retiring from his career as a psychoanalyst in 1981. Working with oil, gouache, and acrylic, David’s abstract expressionist landscapes, figures, houses, and roads capture his vibrant vision and use of color. This second portfolio […]

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July 26, 2016 Haiku Artistry on POBA

William J. Higginson (1938-2008), was an American master of a Japanese art form – the haiku. POBA is fortunate to display 35 of the remarkable haiku that span the full range of his active life as a poet.  Born in New York City, he grew up in Bergenfield, NJ.  After attending MIT, he joined the […]

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July 15, 2016 POBA Launches Videocasts for Working Artists

POBA is making available for the first time several informative videos of POBA presentations at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts‘ Professional Development Roundtable for working artists on Preserving Your Art. Led by POBA Co-Managing Directors and POBA Board Member, Kenneth Schlesinger, expert practitioners Greg Cram, Glenn Wharton, and Renee Vara gave their best advice and […]

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July 08, 2016 Pierce The Spirit

Renowned folk artist and wood carver, Elijah Pierce (1892-1984), the youngest son of a former slave, was born on a cotton farm in Baldwyn, Mississippi. He would die an acclaimed artist in Ohio 92 years later. He learned to carve wood at the young age of 7 using a pocketknife that his father gave him, […]

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