Art History plus Art Tips and Techniques

May 3, 2018
Melanie Chambers Hartman

Making Art As Meditation and Healing

Making Art As Meditation and Healing   Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do.  Fewer of […]
April 25, 2018


*Art is a powerful form of expression not only for the artists who create it, but also for those who own it. Art allows people to […]
April 10, 2018
Chuck Larivey yellow sun beach wave

Art Ideas from Your Virginia Beach Vacation

Your walls, empty places and outdoor spaces come to life and bring back wonderful memories when graced with Stravitz Gallery’s endless art ideas of beautiful pieces […]
March 26, 2018
Art Gallery

The Art of Decorating

When it comes to style, distinctive character is what matters most. Art that resonates with you personally is what brings decorating your spaces to life. Every […]
March 26, 2018

Treasure Amidst Chaos

The Monuments Men, a movie directed by George Clooney, recreates the “greatest treasure hunt in history”.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the MFAA (Monuments, Fine Arts […]
March 26, 2018
Historical Sculpture - President John Tyler

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

A song written by Pete Seeger and known the world over, is entitled “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”  It has a verse that sings “Where […]
December 19, 2016
Holly Markhoff Harmony painting

The Benefits of Art – blog 1

I’m a huge believer that art is not only an essential part of life, but feel it is extremely important for children to have art play […]
November 15, 2016

The Value of Art

One of the greatest difficulties in looking at art is trying to determine how “good” or valuable a work of art is.  Asking the question, “Good for […]
October 25, 2016

“Chop Stix”

October 7, 2016

“I Got It, No I Got It”

When Richard Stravitz was asked what inspired him to sculpt “I Got It, No I Got It,” his response was: I was passing a playground with […]
September 27, 2016

“Little Surfer Girl”

September 14, 2016

Faces of Art – Lindbergh Brothers

Brothers with unique artistic styles and abilities, Todd and Eric Lindbergh are a force in the mural industry. With over twenty years of experience conceiving, designing, […]