to your book, I was contacted by an agent from New York who put me in
touch with a museum quality gallery in Chelsea, The Walter Wickiser
Gallery, and in December 2013 I will be in a group show and become a
Edmund Ian Grant,
was contacted by Brandon Stewart from the New Art Center in NY. They
reference seeing my work in the American Art CollectorThey are offering
an opportunity of a solo exhibition in 2014"
Rolf Kriken, metal
"I sold two paintings in January this year based on a referral
from the 2012 book!"
"As always the collection and printing in this year's book looks
wonderful!. I have been contacted by several galleries lately from
recent books they have seen.
I appreciate this very much."
enjoy your publication and can't find another like it. I'd like to
purchase the current book plus three years of back-issues."
Dr. David J.
"I just wanted to tell you how much I love the
new book! I have already sold a painting because of it and passed on
the book to the client. I have received a contact from a designer in
Texas interested in placing my work in a new property in Hawaii!
The piece in the book is now being presented in a show opening this
week in New York City, sponsored by Art Approach and they have
published more of my images in a coffee table book entitled
"Contemporary Art in Focus: Modern Masters." Thank you so much for all
you do to produce such beautiful books; they are a wonderful sales tool
and always look so professional."
"We were contacted by an art consulting firm in the East Bay who wanted
retail pricing on a particular piece of work"
Tara McCarthy for
Clem McCarthy, painter
"I had a wonderful success with the book and
cards. I just had a one-woman show at the Royal Palms resort in
Phoenix, the most elegant in the area. The box arrived just in
time. The painting in the book is now in the AZ House of
Representatives for a year celebrating Arizona’s Centennial. I set up a
display of a framed photo of the painting, the letter from the Arizona
Commission on the Arts about my selection, the book and the postcards!
Wonderful! I look forward to next year!
Barbara Lacy, painter
Last year's publication was very beautiful.
Collectors of my work were excited to receive a copy. Look forward to
seeing what you will have in it this year. Thanks again."
Janet K. Burner, ceramist
Tom. FYI - I have received offers for two solo shows based on my
presence in American Art Collector
and the Art of Seeing."
have one new gallery and two
leads for new galleries from last year's book."
"I have a good new client from the book, and have gotten LOTS of
mileage out of the postcards. The painting in last year's book is now
front+center in a group show, thanks to the postcards."
Terry Wise, painter
"I just sold my glass book plus
another glass plate from the American
Art Collector book, it is an awesome feeling and I'm thrilled to
my toes......I like to thank you and all there at Alcove and appreciate
letting me participate in this year book."
Branka Harris, glass
"The book is already working for me. I just got contacted by a gallery
in San Francisco inquiring about pricing and availability of my work.
Awesome. Additionally, I've sent out copies to both galleries that rep
me in L.A. and Boston.Thanks again and happy to be a part of this
Matt Condron, painter
"I am happy to tell you that today,
the first day of Open Studios, my painting sold. I had the book
open in front of it and gave the buyers a copy. I wonder how much the
fact that it was published had to do with the sale?. In any case, I am
delighted and working with you has been a good experience. All the work
in the book is very professional and I am proud to be a part of it.
Tricia Earle, painter
"The books looks really great this year. My images is perfect. I got a
call to be in a show in Davis, CA for next year in a really great
"Thanks in part to my work being in
your beautiful book, the Denver Art Museum is auctioning a commission
by me to raise funds. They sold copies of the book at the
auction...twenty books went flying off the table at "DAM Uncorked" and
my commission auctioned for $5000 to the museum, so it was a great
Lisa Ambler, painter
like to do this again. I did get two calls, one call from an art
consultant in Texas and a collector in Chicago. They expressed interest
in my work."
"The book has helped me get into several new galleries. Thank you."
Toni Doilney, painter
"I just received my postcards and books. THEY
LOOK AWESOME! And thank you so much for having me on the outside cover.
I really appreciate it. Thanks again!"
Josh Yavelberg, painter
"After book 2010 came out with my "Quilted Tea Vessel" in it, I was
contacted by a new (to me) gallery in Pittsburgh and invited to
create and submit a new work for their invitational show
'Teapots!' How exciting!"
Melissa Woodburn, ceramist
"My books arrived this week, and I am delighted with them. I want to
thank you for including my work in this beautiful publication. I made a
big sale this morning, and my client was very happy to have a copy of
the book. It will be great to have them, and also the cards, for
Greenville Open Studios this coming weekend. Thank you!"
Patricia Kilburg, painter
"Thanks Tom. I have really loved being in your
book and it always pays off for me."
Sarah Waldron, painter
“I was contacted by a gallery in Palo Alto. They found me in your book,
and I had a two-person show that year. This September the gallery is
going to have my solo exhibit. I am overwhelmed by the workload; I am
grateful as well.”
“I got flattering feedback from a range of sources from my entry in the
last book, including a couple of calls from people very much wanting to
buy the piece featured. Thanks.”
Bill Luce, wood
“I've received several calls from people who have seen the book,
including two separate calls from a husband and wife who didn't realize
the other spouse had called!”
Ann Thompson, metal
"The response to my artwork that was juried into your book this year
was wonderful and I want to thank you. An art consultant in Beverly
Hills and galleries in Michigan and Texas now represent me. I'm also
working with galleries in Chicago, Santa Fe, and possibly New Orleans
for more representation! This is all allowiing me to paint full time
and I am loving it...American Art
Collector has been very important for my career. I sold thirty
paintings last year and my prices have increased!"
"I was pleasantly surprised by several orders as a result of people
seeing my work in your book."
Debra Adelson, metal
"Galleries and friends have been thrilled to have these books; I always
get comments like ‘impressive’ and ‘beautiful.’ It is clear to me that
my reputation bumps up a notch when I show my work in the books to
Marc Ellen Hamel,
three times, and picked up two galleries and an art
We've made some great sales, and it has helped me stay retired."
Jack Hart, husband
of C. Ellen Hart, painter
“The book was excellent. I had only great comments from customers about
it. The nitty-gritty of sending slides, information, and communication
has been easy and painless. Thanks for doing this and helping artists
"My books and post cards have arrived. I am so impressed with this
beautiful publication it is stunning and so well presented. I have a
show coming up and was wonder if I can purchase more books?"
"Alcove Books is doing an amazing job of filling the void between
artists and collectors."
"I have had results from the current book, and am thinking about
the 2009 edition."
“Participating has brought more attention to
my work than I had
Daniel Phill, painter
"The books and postcards have been a great
tool for promoting my work."
Brad Greek, painter
“The books are very affordable advertising that won’t get thrown away.”
Dana Driver, jeweler
“I received a very strong response from American Art Collector.”
David Mark, painter
“My pages with American Art Collector
directly resulted in two shows. When I sent tear sheets to advertising
agencies and graphic designers in seven large cities, it resulted in
three black and white shoots. I enthusiastically recommend working with
"Two galleries requested portfolios after seeing my work in the book."
“American Art Collector came
out last week, and I already have a sale.”
“I received calls from two clients who raved about the book and thanked
me profusely for having a copy sent to them. One then confirmed a
commission piece at that point.”
Susan McGehee, metal
“We received book and tear sheets, and not only are they beautiful, but
we received our first inquiry from a gallery about our work!! Thank you
again, and Fabulous!!!”
Dan & Eve
King-Lehman, glass artisans
“Congratulations on the latest American
Collector. It's a lovely edition and the people who have had
a look at it have handled it very reverently. What fun.”
“I’ve received several calls already regarding my work in the American Art Collector. I’m excited
to see it myself. Could you please send a copy? I can’t wait to see
"I recently sold the sculpture in the last book and gave my new
collector a copy of the book. They were very impressed! Thank you."
Mindy Z. Colton,
“The color and printing is exquisite. I will send books to various
"I wanted to let you know that I have a show in New York in March as a
result of my work being represented in your books."
Cheryl Hall, glass
“I was skeptical about submitting an entry into American Art Collector because it
was all done through mail and email. I went on blind faith and the
promises made at your website and was thoroughly impressed. Everything
went as you said it would. You maintained communication throughout the
process—refreshing in this era of poor service. I would recommend your
company to other artists. Thank you for a very professional product at
a very reasonable price.”
“Thank you Tom, for getting the artists' images out there. I am happy
to report that our sculpture included in last year's book was sold to a
collector in Kansas. This time they came across the post card you guys
sent us with the books. They liked the image, and then they loved the
Jorge Leyva, sculptor
“I've been getting a lot of interest from your books! It's working!”
Melody Lane, sculptor
“People I have shown the book to are impressed. I have heard the
comment 'awesome' a lot. Everyone who has seen the book loves it, and I
even had to give autographs like a celeb. I totally ran out of books
and have people asking me where to buy them. You should be proud of
this wonderful artistic endeavor.”
“Nice surprise when I received my books and postcards, thank you for
choosing my work for the cover. Book and card are looking great and I
linked from my website to Alcove for people to get informed.”
“I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with the book. My copies came
a few days ago and I immediately wished I had ordered more. All of the
artwork looks great to me and I am honored to be included. I am
forwarding copies to three galleries I have been negotiating with and
also to several collectors of my work.”
“Congratulations on work well done. The books look great!”
“The book is beautiful!!! I am so pleased with it. I am getting great
comments on it and I am giving it to my best collectors and fans.”
“Kudos. Your hard work and attention to detail have paid off. The cover
is engaging, and once again, it is an honor to be in the company
“I received my American Art Collector
books and the 1000 postcards today. They look beautiful!!!!”
Rod Whyte, digital
“The books came the other day...Great job once again!!!!”
Marla E, painter
“I received the American Art
Collector books and cards earlier this week. They are
beautifully done, I am pleased.”
Ruben Coy, painter
“I received my copies of American
Art Collector today and it looks really good. The printing is
high quality and the images of the art are fascinating. Thank you for
including my work. I'm very proud to be in your beautiful publication
and will get good use from the postcards.”
Diana Chase, glass
“I just received the books and postcards yesterday! It all looks
Connie Noyes, mixed
“I am delighted to be included again in the 2006 issue of American Art Collector. The books
have been an excellent way to educate my collectors about the arts in
the western states--particularly customers on the east coast. I've used
it as a gift for customers who have been longtime collectors, as well
as gifts to new customers. I did the ACC Charlotte and CraftBoston
shows and found customers particularly complimentary about the quality
of the work in the book and the beauty of the publication itself.
Thought I'd pass on the praise! Another result of your book was a query
by a gallery in Santa Fe who had received a copy. They were interested
in representing my work and I'm now with the gallery. So thank you,
Tom, for carrying on this wonderful series that documents the diversity
and innovative nature of contemporary arts in the U.S.”
“I have received a number of large commissions from the book. So count
“Just received copies of American
Art Collector. It is absolutely beautiful and we're thrilled to
be featured among so many excellent fine arts and fine crafts. Also, I
love the post cards and being on the back cover. Thank you!”
mixed media artist
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard
work in putting together such a beautiful book. It exceeded my
“I just received my shipment of books and postcards and they look
great. I'm pleased with how my image reproduced. It was pretty close to
the actual colors. I used to work in commercial printing and I know how
hard that can be when images are ganged together on a sheet.”
“The book looks great. I am totally impressed and thankful that I was
included in this volume. I've gotten some great gallery shows as a
result of this amazing book!”
“Thank you so very much. The book has gotten rave reviews.”
Louise Aug, painter
“I received my package of books and postcards a few weeks ago, and I
want to tell you that the books are beautiful. I also want to say thank
you for a positive experience.”
“I was so pleased with the American
Art Collector edition that I received. The book looks beautiful
and I was so happy to be included. The post cards are also terrific.
Thank you again. It was well worth the wait.”
“Thanks for including my sculpture in your American Art Collector book. I had
900 visitors to my website yesterday, that is 4 to 5 times my usual
traffic, and I believe the recent release of your publication is the
reason. The book and the postcards are perfect, I hope you include me
in future publications.”
“The latest edition arrived yesterday, and is a showcase of your
ability, style, and excellence. I wish you continued success with the American Art Collector. Again, I am
honored to be included.”
“I received my books on Saturday. They are beautiful!! Great quality.
Let me know if I can participate again for next edition.”
Monica Aroz, painter
“I just got the American Art
Collector (Book IV) and just want to tell you that it looks
great and the images and text are very well done. I'm very happy with
the way it came out. Now all I have to do is to update my website!!!”
Tim Darnell, painter
“I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the edition of American Art Collector received
last week. The illustrations are terrific."
“The American Art Collector
arrived safely and is wonderful. I can't tell you how much I appreciate
all your efforts and for including me. Thank you so much!”
Anne Embree, mixed
“Tom, I received the books and cards, the American Art Collector, and am
quite pleased with my inclusion in this edition. They are well done in
their continuity, layout, and color quality. I believe you have offered
the artist a very nice value. I wish you all the best in the future,
your hard work continuing to produce the likes of these.”
“It was a great New Year's present to myself, to find the big fat box
from Alcove on my doorstep yesterday. Once again, the book looks great,
and I am so pleased at the company I am in!”
mixed media artist
“Good luck again with this year's project. I'm looking forward to the
improved printing - and, yes, I picked up a new gallery directly as a
result of last year's book. Thanks for everything.”
Debra Lynn Gold,
"Just wanted to say thank you. Again this year the books look great,
and I like the postcards as well."
Daphnae Koop, mixed
"My postcards and complimentary books arrived in good shape. I am very
pleased with the quality of the print and photos. I am happy to be
among some of the artists in the publication that I respect."
Eli Cox, ceramist
"Thanks for the great job on American Art Collector!!! Post
cards as well—all my collectors love it!"
Marla E, painter
"We got the cards and the books and they are all beautiful! They far
surpass all expectations. Great Job! We'll look forward to
spreading them around to our galleries and directors."
"The books and postcards have been a
great tool for promoting my work. Thanks for the opportunities."
Brad Greek, painter
“Wanted to let you know that the books and postcards arrived. I am very
pleased with them. Thank you! Many of the artists who have seen the
book are interested in how to participate in this and I have directed
them to your site.”
Karen Haynes, painter
“My box of postcards and books arrived safely before Christmas. I was
very pleased with how the image turned out. AND I have a serious nibble
on the sale of the piece of artwork!”
“Another great book! Glad to see Chicago and vicinity artists are
Walter A. Fydryck,
mixed media artist
“FYI, I did have two galleries contact me regarding my work from the
book. I would like to participate again.”
Elizabeth Van Riper,
“I delivered the book and post cards to a number of galleries that I am
friends with. They showed the book (one in particular here in Delray
Beach) to clients and sold giclees of my work this past summer. I find
your product, the book and postcards, to be very receptive to art
lovers at large. The books are always fabulous, the postcards are my
'business card' to which I add a small photo of myself so people recall
Stella White, painter
“I just wanted to let you know I was very pleased with the simple,
modern design of AAC publication last year and I think my work was very
well presented. I was contacted by Art Plus Artisans consulting
(www.artplusartisans.com) who saw my work there and now I have a very
good relationship with them.”
Ana Zanic, painter
“I would like to thank you for putting this book together. It has a
wonderful presentation that showcases the artist's work beautifully. I
am honored to be in both Art of
Northern California and American
Collector, and cannot tell you how much being in these books
has validated my work...not just for myself, but also in the eyes of
others. I have given copies of both books to people who have collected
and followed my work over the years, and they have been so impressed!
Not only does it elevate my work in their eyes, but it also validates
what art work they have chosen to favor and collect.”
"The book is lovely and I am proud to be a part of it. Hopefully, some
new work will come out of it for me. My image looks good in both the
book and the cards. Nice job!!!"
“I just received the shipment. The books and cards look wonderful. I am
very happy with the investment. Lots for the money. I'll give the books
to my buyers and my gallery and the cards out randomly. Thank you so
“I was so glad to be included in last year’s American Art Collector. It’s a
beautiful book and it has helped me in publicizing my work.”
Lee Williams, painter
“I thought that you would be pleased to know that I have signed with
the a gallery in New York for representation in a group show. Don't
know if it was due to American Art
“Congratulations on work well done. The books look great!”
"The 2008 book is the best yet!"
"Thank you and your staff for producing such a beautiful and
professional publication of the American
Collector 2008. I am very pleased to be included in it. The
quality of printing in both the book and in the cards is exceptional. I
have had many cards printed over the years and this card is one of the
Noel Hudson, painter
"The 2008 American Art Collector
arrived. Needless to say, it is bigger and better than ever.
Congratulations on a fine publication. I will use it wisely."
"I really am pleased with the 2008 American Art Collector book and
postcards. The whole publication looks wonderful!"
Sara Lind Shoemaker,
"Thank you, Tom, great book and cards!!"
"Thank you for copies of this year's books. They look great. We
appreciate being part of them."
& Marty Kneeland, jewelry makers
"I am very excited that you chose my work for the cover! It is a
beautiful book and I thank you very much for this opportunity. I have
been proudly promoting American Art
Edna Dapo, painter
"I wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful books and cards.
They look great!! I will make good use of them."
"I just received the 2008 American
Art Collector and it looks WONDERFUL!!"
Carol Staub, painter
"Thank you for putting together such a great book! I received my
postcards and six copies this week - they all look great."
Laura Eisen, 3D
"I picked up the 2008 books and cards today. They look fabulous. Thanks
so much for including me. Please let me know when I need to apply for
"Just received my package, it is a BEAUTIFUL job! The image came
out so well on both cards and in the book ...Thank you, I'm honored and
pleased to have been included!"
"American Art Collector 2008
looks better than ever. Thanks for your diligent work."
"Thank you for a great book. I think this is the best one yet! I'm
really enjoying the art and the crafts, and I believe that the quality
of artists is awesome. Thanks also for the quality of my image. It
looks great in both the book and the postcards."
"I got the cards and the six books. They really look good.
Congratulations on a very nice presentation."
"I got the books today and wanted to let you know how much better I
thought they looked than the old ones. The postcard images look great
too—very good color... Overall, I am very happy with the results, and
wanted to let you know, since I had been hesitant, initially. Thanks a
Sydney McKenna, painter
"Tom, you really outdid yourself. Book is excellent inside and out.
Appreciate all your efforts. I will make sure these books and art cards
get into the right hands. Best Wishes, please keep me in mind for next
Gregory Johnson, sculptor
"The 2008 book looks great! The collection of artists is strong. I
especially like the broad sampling of artists from all over the
country. Nice work, and it's great to be a part of it."
Ray Buffalo, painter
"The 2008 book is extremely beautiful, good job and thank you."
Joel Peirano, painter