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Dallas Auction Gallery Launches Dallas Fine Art Auction

Dallas Auction Gallery (DAG), a family-owned and operated auction house in Dallas, is proud to introduce 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 presents a premier Western and Texas fine art auction annually. The DFAA partnership began in 2010 with a goal to provide both collectors and artists excellent service, personal attention, and scholarly knowledge about Texas and Western art. The inaugural auction will be held at Dallas Auction Gallery on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Scott Shuford, the president of DAG states that “Dallas Fine Art Auction is way to showcase Texas and Western art through various fields of expertise and offer valuable service to artists and collectors.”

David Dike Fine Art was established in 1986 in the Arts District of Uptown Dallas. Still currently 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 mature collectors with an immense compellation of traditional and some non-traditional 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 fifteen years. He has contributed to numerous Texas art symposiums, retrospectives and exhibitions across the state. David 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 forces with Dallas Fine Art Auction to share his knowledge.

Dallas Auction Gallery is a family-owned and operated business; DAG is the Southwest’s premier antiques and fine art auction house. The Gallery offers only the highest quality antiques and fine art, as well as impeccable client service and effortless, seamless transactions for both buyers and sellers. DAG’s highly trained 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. Both buyers and sellers appreciate the Gallery’s hands-on approach, simplified fee structure, and ability to handle estates of any size. The company recently launched Dallas Auction Gallery Appraisal Services for clients and estate planners interested in appraisals conducted by our expert staff, each of whom is a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), the worldwide standard of appraisal excellence.

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. Debbie Leeuw strives to give special personal attention to quality artwork as well as have first class customer service, setting her apart from the crowd. Debbie Leeuw 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 impressionistic works. Debbie Leeuw’s passion for artwork is not only what she is well known for, but also what makes her successful with every endeavor she completes. She joined Dallas Fine Art Auction to contribute her proficiency of western art.

Among the important artists whose work is anticipated in the auction are Maynard Dixon, Charles Umlauf, Martin Grelle, Gordon Snidow, Gene Kloss, Walt Gonske, Dave McGary, Otis Dozier, Porfirio Salinas, Edward Bohlin and Xiaogang Zhu.

The preview begins January 17, 2011, and concludes Friday night, January 28, with a cocktail reception, final preview and silent auction. On Saturday, January 29, renowned artist Bill Anton will lecture and give a demonstration before the auction kicks off at 4:00 p.m.