Saturday, September 26, 2009

Artist Julie Gross shows "TremaDisc"

"TremaDisk" by artist Julie Gross, was shown recently! 

Congratulations Julie from the Art Rental, Leasing and Sales Gallery.

To see more of Julie's work for sale, rent or lease please visit us at:

Monday, September 7, 2009

Gallery Opening 9/9/09 Featuring Art for Sale, Rent and Lease!

Art Rent and Lease is excited to announce the opening of the Artful Decor, Art Rental, Sales and Leasing Gallery at International Market Square in Minneapolis on 9/9/09 in Suite C-1!  

The gallery will feature a large selection of paintings, sculpture and glass for sale, rent and lease, starting at just $20 per month, an excellent way to conserve up-front cash and take advantage of  tax-deductible monthly payments in these challenging economic times.

Shown above are paintings on canvas and paper by handmade paper artist Meg Black: gardens, landscapes and seascapes.

International Market Square features showrooms and products for design professionals, and is the largest one-stop shopping destination for decorating accessories in the upper Midwest.  Join us Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday's by appointment!  For information please call (888) 440-9260 x710 or email:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Artists Work Installed at new Club Quarters, Chicago

Chicago artist R.R. Lyon's stunning custom plexi wall sculpture was installed at the new Club Quarters on Wacker in Chicago last month.

The client and his designer chose the piece while at the Art Rent and Lease Gallery at NeoCon, embracing the texture and bold design.  Made of recycled plexiglas using natural pigments and dyes, this sustainable piece was a site-specific selection.

For more information on the Art Rental, Leasing and Sales Gallery visit

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Artwork rented for Film: "Remember Me"

Paintings by artists Lynn Dunham of Southampton, NY and Shawn McNulty of Hopkins, MN were chosen for the new movie "Remember Me" starring Robert Pattison.

The original paintings were rented as props for filming in an office scene July 20th and July 21st, 2009 on location in New York City.

About "Remember Me":
Release Date: February 12, 2010
Director: Allen Coulter

Cast: Robert Pattinson
Producer: Nick Osborne

Infused with humor and romance, “Remember Me” tells the unforgettable love story of two young people who learn how important it is to love passionately and live loudly everyday of one’s life.

‘Artists as Alchemists’ by Jennifer Landes

As published in The Easthampton Star on 7/14/09, opinion:

I was not predisposed to embrace “Textures: Artists as Alchemists” at the Surface Library Gallery in Springs. Something about the art being from a “cyber gallery” with an “eco-friendly green” bent and unusually textured seemed a bit clichéd and overcomplicated. And how much more can we really say about “repurposed materials” and the transformative nature of the cyber-marketplace?

Yet the art, stripped of its high-concept packaging, manages to speak for itself. Lynn Dunham, an artist herself, serves as guest curator using artists from her “Art Rent & Lease” program.

From the amoeba-like plaster of Paris shapes created by Vincent Romaniello with a lichen-like surface and dull muddy colors to David M. Mitchell’s chromogenic print photographs, the works offer a strong viewpoint and aesthetically pleasing qualities.

Mr. Mitchell’s photographs are clearly the stars of the show, although it is almost too easy to like their showy, filmy beauty. What makes them more intriguing is the puzzle of abstraction they present. If they are straightforward film photographs, what was the original subject and how far removed are we? It often seems as if he has managed to capture pure atmosphere in his “Linear” series.

Yet in another example, “Window 3 From the Luminary Collection,” the subject seems to be another painting or a drop cloth and paint-stained canvas strips. The thick acrylic facing (portions of which are apparently recycled), clear as it is, provides another distancing device, and the viewer can never be certain just what is being viewed. Once peace is made with that conundrum, however, the pure beauty becomes its own reward.

Ron Lyon’s “Equilibre Noir,” which uses oil paint on plexiglass, has a controlled balance and a harmonic use of color that are equally pleasing. The strips, which appear to be the length, width, and depth of decking planks, are painted on their widest side and projected from the wall from the narrowest side. No two are alike and some can be rigorously geometric in a Mondrian fashion, while other strips appear more like chaotic expressionism. Still, they make up a cohesive whole, with the use of opposite and complementary colors in balance with the structure of black and the cloudy gray of the material.

The sculptural nature of the piece produces its own paradoxes for those who might still subscribe to a formalist view of the world, but it is the melding of the best elements of the painterly with sculpture’s three-dimensionality that makes the piece so effective.

Having her own fun with previously established art historical convention, Tanya Bell produces imperfectly geometric strips of color and white within precise square canvases. Her taste in color runs to the uglier tones and hues of green, blue, and orange, like something not quite right or well. Using silver as a highlight and a bridge between color and white expanses seems to make the colors even uglier, but never so much that the paintings are not compelling to look at.

Lori Glavin’s cut strips of polystyrene held together with hot glue in a sky-blue field interspersed with white is the kind of piece that is equal parts clever and transcendently beautiful. The humble material takes on an ethereal and Asian-inspired appearance and is a great example of the aesthetic ingenuity of the artist.

The sculptures of Gregory Coates make similarly transformative use of notched wood and layer upon layer of plastic wrap. The texture here is less important than its surface, which is glassy, cloudy, and mysterious.

There are also works by Gabriel Shuldiner, Matuschka, Thomas Kurilla, Robert Brasher, Roger Thomas Justice, and Ms. Dunham herself. The exhibit is on view through July 26.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Surface Library, Hamptons Art Gallery Opening June 27, 2009

In the Hampton's today?

Join us for an opening reception Saturday, June 27th, 6 to 8pm at Surface Library, 845 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 - (631) 291-9061;

Curated by Lynn Dunham, "Textures" is an exhibition of artists who survey aesthetic significance from the unexpected.
The exhibit features international and local artists whose work is on rotation with Art Rent and Lease, an on-line sales, rental and leasing gallery and runs through July 26th, 2009.

Works on exhibit are fabulous, sustainable, eco-friendly and available for sale, rent or lease: a smart way for companies and individuals to acquire art without a large up front capital outlay! We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Want something but can't afford it? Rent it!

By Debra Knapp, KATU News

PORTLAND, Ore. - In our new economy, renting seems to be the way to go for many people. And it's not just places to live. It seems like anything can be rented now, from cars to handbags to hardware tools to event things like art and pets. Sharing is one of the first things we learn as kids and now the concept of sharing is all grown up.

Some call it "rental-ism" or ZipCar capitalism. “If you can be assured of having a car when you need it, then why not share cars?” asks ZipCar user Ron Holden. ZipCars are cars and trucks parked around major cities that people can rent by the hour or day. Gas and insurance is paid for in the rental fee. They can also be unlocked remotely.

But car rentals are just the beginning. Dwindling credit, pay cuts and job losses are responsible for a big shift in how many people are watching how they spend their money. The average American consumes twice as much as they did 50 years ago.

Annie Leonard’s "The Story of Stuff" project, and soon-to-be book, talks about how more stuff can become a burden, not a bonus. More Americans are shying away from ownership and choosing to save money, space and natural resources. Since 2004, ZipCar's membership has grown 100 percent annually.

Sharing – via rental services – has even made its way into popular culture, such as on Sex and the City, where one fashion-conscious – but unemployed – character sports a spendy handbag, which she proudly says she has rented. On, you can rent jewelry and sunglasses. is the Netflix version for baby toys.

On Art Rent & Lease, you can even rent art. “The advantage is you can have different pieces at different times and you don't have to keep the same piece, “ one artist whose work is on the site said, “and also, economically, I think it would be less expensive.”

Not only is renting less expensive than owning in most cases, but it is also less taxing on the environment and less of a hassle. “I don't think the way we have been living the last couple of decades is normal,” Annie Leonard said. “I think that was the aberration, we are getting back to normal now. We are getting back to realizing that more and more stuff is not really what makes us happy.”

Leonard doesn't anticipate that “rentalism” will go away anytime soon. In fact, shows us the evolution of what you no longer have to own. That company makes it possible even to rent man's best friend.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NeoCon Fine Art Pricing Discounts Offered!

Southampton, NY artist Lynn Dunham's triptych "Gold Splash in Red River" original acrylic, natural pigment and gold leaf on canvas, 36" x 36"; on exhibit at NeoCon at the Art Rent and Lease Gallery, offering works of art for sale, rent and lease.

"Gold Splash" will be available to the trade at NeoCon for a special NeoCon discounted price - ask about our program for your clients!

Monday, June 15, 2009

R.R. Lyon - Fabulous NeoCon Installation

Using renewable recycled acrylic segments and natural pigment on cable, this 5' x 8' piece by artist R.R. Lyon was installed as a NeoCon site specific installation in the Art Rental, Leasing and Sales Gallery booth number 8-2113.

Available immediately for sale, rent or lease, contact Art Rent and Lease at (888) 440-9260 x710 for more information and visit our web site at to see more Lyon's work.

To the trade and corporate direct, 20% discount applied for NeoCon purchases.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Robert Brasher Exhibits at NeoCon

A look at Chicago artist Robert Brasher's wall of original works, oil on board, at NeoCon.
Exhibiting June 15th - 17th in booth #8-2113, Brasher's art is available for sale, lease or rent, starting at just $50 per month.
If you're in Chicago, visit us at NeoCon or check out our website at You can also call (888) 440-9260 x710 for more information.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Art of the Violin

An Exclusive Auction of One-of-a-Kind Works was held Sunday, May 17th, 2009 with a unique offering of violins as objets d’art, created expressly for the Westchester Philharmonic by five renowned artists, plus a special contribution from the pre-eminent violinist of our time, Itzhak Perlman. One of the artists, Stanley Eisenman is an artist with Art Rent and Lease - providing rotating rentals, fine art leases and sales direct and to the trade.

Stanley Eisenman's violin is shown, and was autographed by Itzhak Perlman prior to auction. Congratulations Stan!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Artist David M. Mitchell to make US Debut at NeoCon

Mitchell, an expat from the UK who has resided in Asia for nearly 20 years initially captured the attention of Art Rent and Lease with a submission of a Turneresque cloud image, Numinous. A print from this edition of 9 was recently acquired by the Museum of Natural History – Vienna. It is Mitchell’s abstract imagery and the conceptual nature of his latest work which Williams finds most compelling however. “With an attendee list rich in healthcare space planners, I have selected the work of Mitchell for exhibition not only because it is aesthetically appropriate for the corporate and healthcare market segments, it is also particularly well suited to the healthcare and interior design markets.” Mitchell was diagnosed with Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy in the ‘90’s when making the segue from commercial and fashion photography to the fine art arena. The onset of this life changing neurological condition has had a dramatic impact on his creative process. In his most recent work, to be featured in booth #8-2113, he explores the LTL Epilepsy associated jamais vu and déjà vu sensations where the familiar becomes foreign and the foreign becomes familiar,” commented Williams.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Art Rent and Lease announces new Green Works of Art for Businesses

"Music of the Spheres" by Janet Van Fleet

Recycled wire, discs and mixed media.

See our press release about "Green Art" that utilizes recycled, found and eco-friendly materials!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Go Green with Art!

Many artists utilize recycled and re-used materials in their work. Take a look at Joan Roberts-Garcia's piece "Leaves #1" a Mixed Media piece measuring 87" x 58", an assemblage of photographs, plywood, wire mesh, and various other fibrous materials. This piece rents to business and professional clients for $245 per month!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Designers, Architects and Clients: See us at NeoCon and IFMA

Art Rent and Lease will introduce their Fine Art Rental, Sales and Leasing program to designers, decorators, architects and clients at NeoCon in Chicago, June 15th - June 17th, 2009 - See us in booth 8-2113 (8th floor): Visit for more details!

For Facility Managers, join us in booth #2011 in Orlando, FL on October 7 - October 9, 2009! We're featuring art to enhance the workspace, "Green" art using recycled materials and art that will enhance employee morale. See you there!

For more information on our designer/architect/decorator program please email or call (888) 440-9260 x710.

Art Rental and Leasing Will Save Your Company Money when You Need Art!

Your company still needs to have art on the walls! Bare walls don't enhance your image and they most certainly don't improve employee morale. Additionally, bare walls don't elicit confidence or encourage creativity - they do just the opposite.

What do your customer's think and feel about you when they walk into your office and see nothing that projects your objectives, strength, stability and style?
Believe it: first impressions really do count!

In these tough economic times, everyone is actively looking for ways to maximize their limited budgets when they need art for their lobby, conference room, offices and hallways. Fine art rentals and leasing can help you meet those needs within a tight budget. Art rentals or leasing requires a low up-front capital expenditure and features art for rent starting at just $20 per month! has over 1,200 works of art from over 80 emerging and established artists in virtually every medium. Clients can rotate between different works of art, always providing a fresh new look to their office space. The image above is "Flowing Red Triptych" by New York artist Lynn Dunham at a hedge-fund client's conference room in New York. See Lynn's blog at: