Yooper finds two Stormy Kromers in one week

I received my first Stormy Kromer cap for Christmas this year and found another a week later in a 1923 hunting and fishing painting by William Harnden Foster. His oil on canvas “From Traps to Trout” depicts a woodsman spying a leaping trout as he sets a fresh trap. It sold Jan. 1-2, 2012 for $3,700 by Bobby Langston Antiques, Inc. against a $2,000 to $3,000 pre-auction estimate. Read More +

Indy Ad Show adding Friday preview, dropping Sunday


More changes are coming to the Indy Antique Advertising Show beginning next year: a Friday afternoon preview/early buyers session followed by a one-day show on Saturday. Sundays have been dropped from the schedule. Promoters Bruce and Donna Weir, B&D Promotions, announced the change at the fall installment of the Indy Ad Show Sept. 24-25, 2011. Read More +

The paintings of Red Arrow, Wisconsin’s Clarence Boyd Monegar, growing in popularity


Artist Clarence Boyce Monegar is one of Wisconsin’s most beloved painters, executing landscape commissions for professionals and institutions. Monegar’s watercolors could often be found in doctor’s offices and bank lobbies. Since his death in 1968, his work has only increased in value and interest in his paintings has surfaced as far away as California. Read More +