Thursday, December 22, 2011


HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We want to thank everyone, who stopped in and all the artist that showed, for making our first year Mega Awesome!!!! We have a full calendar for next year and look forward to see our old friends and meeting tons of new friends!
Thanks again!
Best Regards,
Richard VanOver

Please make a note: VFA Winter Hours

VFA will be closed Dec 24th and 25th and Dec. 31st and January 1st. We start winter hours the first of the year. Winter hours: Thursday - Friday 12-7pm and Sat. 12-5pm.
Our 2012 calendar starts in March.

Now showing 'BEAUTY IN OUR OWN BACKYARD' Photography by Robin Frey.
A MUST SEE SHOW!!!! Extremely talented photographer!

Also Thursday, Dec 29th at Springville Center for the Arts.
Looks very interesting! See you there!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

'The Beauty in Our Backyard' Photographs by Robin Frey

As we wrap up our first year here at VFA We wanted to take the time thank everyone who has supported us! We have enjoyed all the great artwork that has graced our walls, we look forward to 2012 and the great artists we have lined up.

For our last show of 2011, VANOVER FINE ARTS is proud to curate
Robin Frey's first solo exhibition:

'The Beauty In Our Backyard'. Photographs by Robin Frey.
Opening night is Sat Dec. 10th 6-10pm, Open to the public.

With all the great artists and artwork that have gone through our gallery, we rarely inject our personal or artistic opinions about upcoming artist and their artwork. But we feel very strongly about the talent of this young photographer and would like to express to you how her photography have touched us at VFA.

The first time we saw Robin's photographs we were blown away! When looking at Robin's photographs they take you some place else, back to a childhood memory or to another place...
She has a way of capturing the moment in it's essence, teleporting you to that time & place depicted in her photograph. We feel if you could travel back in time at that moment, it would be missing because it's very essence had been captured in Robin's photographs.

We believe Robin Frey is one of the most talented photographers out of the gate, because she
already has the inherit eye of a seasoned photographer. Come see her talent for yourself!

With such talent this may be the only time to get these original works
at a great price!

They would make a very beautiful Christmas gift!

Opening Reception: Saturday, DECEMBER 10th - 6-10pm - Open to the Public
(Artist will be present at Opening)

Robin is an entirely self taught photographer who proudly makes The Enchanted Mountains her home. An avid outdoors person, Robin is always out looking for her next ‘homemade’ adventure. After a recent lifetime -awaited trip out West, Robin realized that the most amazing people and scenery are right here- in Western New York. With a new found love for her home, Robin’s passion for capturing the beauty in our backyard spurred on to a new level. “What I really hope to convey with my photography is a love and discovery of the beauty that we already have-that we oftentimes get too busy to thoroughly enjoy”.
For more information on Robin and her work, please visit

Friday, November 25, 2011

ONE DAY ONLY!! 20% off your purchase!!!

It's National Shop Local Small Business Day and Downtown Springville's BLACK SATURDAY SALE EVENT!

VFA is having it's Holiday Sale!
20% off your total purchase! One Day ONLY!
Saturday, November 26th 12-7pm!

Original Works of Art Limited Giclee Prints Dean Haglund 'The Truth is Out There' DVD Rare /Collectible Designer Art Toys There is only one place to shop for ART! "GET YOUR ART ON!" @ VANOVER FINE ARTS!

NOW SHOWING new original works by Larry Kinney and William Herod.
Very affordable prices for one of a kind original works!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NOVEMBER 12th: New Works by Larry Kinney and William Herod

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12th 6-10pm
Exhibition: November 12th - December 3rd, 2011

'Laughing Ele' 17" x 21" x 11" Slowly turned pigments/resin over carved mixed medium

Larry Kinney Bio:

Lawrence Kinney's career in sculpture extends over twenty years and encompasses the completion of degrees through Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Exhibitions in Buffalo, NY, Erie, PA, and New York City have included several awards for sculpture. As an undergraduate, Kinney was awarded a fellowship to study the art and architecture of Spain. As guest lecturer at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Mr. Kinney taught undergraduate courses in sculpture and three-dimensional design. As co-owner and curator of the Low Profile Gallery of Fine Arts in Utica, New York, opportunities to organize, finance and present exhibits were realized. Mr. Kinney’s sculptures have appeared in galleries, architectural facades, colleges, theme parks, restaurants, and private collections across the United States and in Puerto Rico.

Artist Statement:
My current body of work explores the integration of form, color and texture, while maintaining enough subtlety to imply the possibility of an additional form or function. Each piece consists of resins and pigments over carved mixed media. Color is layered between completely clear
overcoats that emphasize the sculpture's physicality and character. Volume, color and shape are meant to interact naturally as the sculpture is turned on a slow RPM motor. The effect of each piece depends on the materials, ambient conditions, and the character of the under-sculpture.

William Herod Bio:

Born in the mid-20th century, William Herod has spent most of his life involved in one creative endeavor after another.

As a designer, he has created and marketed high end contemporary furnishings and accessories in metal as well as art furniture and sculptural lighting.
His metal work can be seen throughout Buffalo and Western New York, and has sold to galleries and furniture shops from L.A. to Tokyo…
Armed with an eye for detail, William Herod's photographic pursuits deal with that which is right in front of us. His "Looking Up" series showcases majestic sky-scapes framed by decaying industrial ruins, while his "Up Close and Personal" works take a close-up look at the colors, shapes, and textures, of the world around us.
With his introduction to the digital medium a new passion was born, and over the past several years the skills acquired throughout his lifetime in the physical world have been transmuted for use in the digital realm. And in embracing photo manipulation, digital painting and 3-D rendering, he has discovered an endless potential for illustration and story telling, the result of which is his latest creation,
‘Task Zeno: Confessions of a Mechanical Man’, an illustrated science fiction novel.
Fine art pursuits include his 'atmospheric' paintings in both oils and acrylics, as well as wall sculpture of wood, metal, and found materials which reflect his love for "The Machine Age".
His painting "Ascension", was recently picked to be exhibited at "World Art in Venice" in Venice, Italy. But was held up at customs in Milan.

On learning this, the shows curator, Fausto Brozzi, inspired William to create a totally new painting the day before the show and complete it as a performance piece the next night at the opening. The painting,"La Vita Nuova" (The New Life), is currently on display at Ca' Zanardi.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Last Days to see 'Paranormal Reality' The Art of Dean Haglund

'Paranormal Reality' last day of viewing is this Saturday the 5th. So if you haven't see the show stop in and this will be your last chance to pickup an original piece of art by Dean Haglund.
His work will be heading back to LA. So really this is your last chance!

We have signed 'Paranormal Reality' 18"x24" show posters available(above) for $40+tax signed(only 20 available) and unsigned for $20+tax

'Ezekiel 1:4' giclee' print
Available for a limited time Giclee' prints of the 'Ezekiel 1:4' painting.
'Ezekiel 1:4' Giclee' Limited to 50 prints, signed and numbered - unframed $250+tax

'Ezekiel 1:4' Giclee' Artist Proof (AP) Limited to 10 prints, signed and numbered - unframed $350+tax

Both prints are on archival 100% cotton rag paper and printed with pigmented inks.

And if you didn't get to see Dean's Documentary we have the DVD!
2- Disc Collector's Edition$35+tax and the Regular Edition $25+tax

Stop in before it's to late!

You can email us at for inquiries and we also ship!
Richard VanOver

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Great turnout for Dean's Paranormal Reality Opening and Springville's 1st Annual Fall Art Crawl.

VFA- annex, Springville Fall Art Crawl

Alan Chamberlin 'Boss Bar' - VFA Annex location

VFA - annex location


Mary Irish and Richard

Todd and Dean

It was a spectacular weekend here in Springville and the weather was nice too!
We had a great turn out for our opening night of Paranormal Reality the art of Dean Haglund and The DSEDG's 1st annual Springville Fall Art Crawl sponsored by Downtown Springville Economic Development Group,VFA and Springville Center for the Arts. It was a steady steam of people walking up and down Main Street checking out the artwork on display and for sale in participating local businesses.
The Springville Fall Art Crawl and Dean's artwork is up until Nov 5th.

Friday Night, Dean screen his Documentary 'The Truth is Out There' at the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo. Then Saturday we set up a special screening at the Springville Center for the Arts. It was a great time had by all who attended. The documentary was very interesting and really makes you think. After the screening and Q&A we head over to VanOver Fine Arts for the Opening Reception of 'Paranormal Reality' The Art of Dean Haglund.

Dean and Richard

Don't worry if you didn't get to see the screening and for those who did and couldn't absorb all the info..... Good news we have both the regular $20+tax and 2 disc collector's edition $30+ tax DVD's on sale at VanOver Fine Arts.

Also available are Giclee prints of Dean's painting titled 'Ezekiel 1:4' Limited to only 50 prints $250 and also a special AP print Limited Edition of 10 $350 both are signed and numbered. We have Dean Haglund originals also available we accept most major Credit cards and also have layaway plans on all artwork in the gallery.

'Ezekiel 1:4' Limited Giclee Print

Also Limited Edition of 100 Giclee prints 16"x 20" 'Leland House Watercolor' by Judy Wright $150 +tax, Available exclusively at VFA.

I want to give a special thanks to all who helped out with setup on the Fall Art Crawl and to all the Artists and Business Owners who participated for the event.
A huge thanks to my good friend Dean Haglund for coming out and all his help!
Of course a Big Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday and hope you had as good of time as we did!
Looking forward to next years Fall Art Crawl!

At the VFA annex

Lynn, Patti and Dean chatting

Saturday, September 24, 2011

OCTOBER 8th - Dean Haglund 'The Truth is Out There' & 'Paranormal Reality'

Saturday, October 8th 2pm - Screening of 'The Truth is Out There' The newly released documentary from Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, Q&A after the Screening with Dean Haglund.
Dean is best known for his character 'Langley' one of the Lone Gunmen from the hit TV show the X-Files.
The screening will be held at the Springville Center for the Arts located at 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville, NY 14141
Tickets are on Sale NOW! Limited seating available $10 per ticket. For ticket sales and info on the screening contact SCA at 716 592 9038

Following the Screening......
Saturday, October 8th 6-10pm Opening Reception 'Paranormal Reality' The Art of Dean Haglund. If you are a huge fan of the hit TV show The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen This is your chance to meet Dean in person and purchase an original piece of his art.

Saturday October 8th 6-10pm
1st Annual
Springville Fall Art Crawl
- "Culture in the Country!"
Springville's Historic Main Street will transform several shops in to temporary galleries for the night, allowing the public to hop from on opening to opening see great artwork and exploring what our main street business have to offer.

This is a Juried Fine Arts Event.

If you are heading upor coming back from the Ellicottville's Fall Festival, Stop by we are only 20 minutes from Ellicottville, just off the 219 straight down Rt.39
The Springville Fall Art Crawl will be a great way to finish up you day!

Stay Tuned for more info and a map showing the artists location on Main Street.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Opening Reception This Friday! Sept 2 6-10pm

'Cape Cod Beach Path' - Acrylic - 11"x 14"

Opening Reception: Friday - Sept. 2, 2011 6-10pm
'The Collective Works of Heather Lynn Harris'
Artist will be present at Opening Reception

Heather began her love for art at age five when her mother encouraged her creativity by sending her to art classes at the Memorial Art Gallery in her hometown of Rochester, NY. She continued to pursue art through private instruction in middle school and art classes in high school. She knew she wanted to have a career in art, but like many artists, fear of starvation made her pursue a degree in a field that could offer her greater financial stability. After gaining a degree in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration she went on to pursue a rewarding career in marketing while continuing to create art in her spare time. She knew art would always play an important role in her life and continued to nurture it until the time was right.

After the birth of her son,
followed a few years later by the birth of boy-girl twins, a swell of artistic energy caused Heather to decide to return to her first love, art. She dedicated herself full time to the study and creation of art. She spent the last ten years experimenting with charcoal, acrylics, oils, pastels, and pen and ink, gaining an appreciation for each medium. She improved herself through practice, private instruction, workshops, and recently she embarked on formalizing her skill as an artist through a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She paints landscape, still life, figure and portrait, but her favorite subject is the human form and she enjoys creating art that tells a story.

As a Co-Founder of Redfish Art Studios, she orchestrated and
curated many art shows, as well as led art excursions to the South of France where artists have been inspired and renewed in their passion for creating art.

Over the past five years Heath
er has experienced tremendous growth as an artist and has been thrilled to receive two second place awards for her oil paintings in juried shows. Now in her own studio space, Heather is focusing on figurative work, illustration and private instruction. Her work can be found in private collections in Western New York.

'Brushes at the Ready -' Oils - 16"x 20"

Just a short walk from VFA Gallery

at the Harold Olmsted Gallery located @ SCA

'Fred Langless Retrospective'

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 - 4pm

For More info contact Springville Center for the Arts
Email: / P:716 592 9038

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


'Brushes at the Ready' - 16"x 20" - Oil

Hi All,

I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to see the Joanna Cutri Show Though the show was scheduled to come down on Aug 6th, We have decided to leave it up a couple more weeks because people have enjoyed the show so much.

First off there is a change to our upcoming calendar.We have a new show lined up for Sept. 2, 2011,
The Collective Works of Heather Lynn Harris will replace the 'Fire and Timber' show. Heather's opening reception will be Sept. 2 from 6-10pm.

Also opening that same evening at the Springville Center for the Arts -
Fred Langless Retrospective.
Contact: Springville Center for the Arts for more info (716) 592 9038

This Wed Aug 17th at 7:00pm we are having an opening reception for the kids in my 'Custom Vinyl' class, that I gave at the Springville Center for the Arts - Summer Art Camp. 12 student's, custom vinyl toys will be on display along with some of the artwork from some of the other classes for the Summer Art Camp.

Downtown Buffalo I have my work on display and for sale at The Eights Bistro at 888 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Outstanding food, a great atmosphere and great prices.
Opening soon for Lunch.

New board member Dawn Valentine added to the VFA board. We welcome her and are very happy to have her on our board.

I want to apologize for the gap in updates and gallery hours. I have been a little side tracked with my wife's serious illness,She is the most important thing to me. I'm happy to say things are going in a positive direction with her treatment. So we are just taking it day by day.

So allot going on here so stay tuned.

Our Best,
Richard VanOver
VFA Executive Director/Curator

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

JULY 9 - 'Invisible to the Eye' new works by Joanna Cutri

'Privately Exposed' mixed medium 2011
'I Am Infinite Nights' mixed medium 2011

Saturday, July 9th Opening Reception 6-10pm for 'Invisible to the Eye' new works by Joanna Cutri.

Joanna Cutri, A Los Angeles native, has an extensive visual arts background beginning at Los Angeles High School for the Arts. She continued her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art and in Corlona, Italy. Joanna received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1998. Joanna’s wanderlust has led her around the world. Her exposure to different cultures and the various mediums, techniques and genres of art within them has impacted how she creates and approaches her work. Joanna’s complex personal style combines various mixed mediums and collage resulting in layers upon layers of color, texture and imagery.Currently, She lives and works in Bali, Indonesia, where she is inspired by nature and the rich artistic lifestyle of the Balinese people. The island of Bali inspires her vision of life and art. She has had the opportunity to have exhibitions in Australia, South Africa, India, Bali and the United States,. Joanna is currently represented by Manyung Gallery - Melbourne, Australia, Naka Contemporary Art-Bali, Indonesia, Art 47 - Durben,South Africa and Khazana Stores - Ahmedabad, India.

'Liar, Liar' mixed medium 2011

Local Art News

Springville Center for the Arts presents 'Currier Express'
Written by Jeff Schober and Ryan Collins
A Mystery Theater Production
on the Arcade and Attica Railroad.
Dates: July 9th & 16th /August 20th & 27th /September 10th & 17th
Train departs at 3 pm For reservations contact 585 492 3100
Tickets are $40 each and includes a catered dinner

'Currier Express
Is a two-act performance that captures the absurd complications of one criminal's actions and another criminal's heart. Caught in the middle of chaos is Evelyn McCarthy, determined to outlive the nonsense she accidentally stumbled upon. With professional help from Detective Richard Up and his lovely assistant Olivia, the trip to Currier's is riddled mishap and mayhem.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Upcoming and Updates!

It has been a while since our last update and I apologize, we have had some serious medical issue that superseded everything else, but we are back on track and looking forward to our upcoming shows!

It was sad to see Nancy J. Parisi's show 'Lost In It' show come down, but piece are still available for sale at VFA! If you had your eye on something get it before they are gone!

We have payment options on all original art work if there was something in one of the last shows you liked don't hesitate!!!! Art is a great investment!

We Have some really great shows coming up for the remaining 2011 calendar! I'm working on locking down the details for a special Dec. show to finish up the year. More to come!

We are currently working on getting the gallery ready Joanna Cutri's show. Her work is coming all the way from Bali. This is going to be a great show so make sure you come and support the artist and show your appreciation for the enormous effort she made to get her work here for the show. Opening Reception July 9th 6-10pm

upcoming shows 2011:

September 2nd- "Fire and Timber" Fusion of Elements with our own superior local artists, woodist Rich Federowicz and Iron worker Andy Chambers.

November 12th- Two more Spectacular Buffalo Artists, Sculptor Larry Kinney and Photographer and painter William Herod

Big news for October 7-8, 2011!

Oct.7th we are Teaming up with the Albright Knox's First Friday Event with Dean Haglund, better known for his character, Langley from the X Files and Lone Gunmen We will be screening his Documentary The 'Truth is Out There' followed by a Q&A. Oct 8th We will be also Screening the Documentary at the Springville Center for the Arts with the Artist reception at for Dean's paintings at VFA. Times and show details to come.

Being a non profit gallery, We can't bring you great shows like these and the Art of Dean Haglund without financial support from our fans! As i said before Art is a great investment and we are bringing you some of the best from our own backyard and from around the world. Artist and Galleries depend on your support to survive.

We greatly appreciate everyone who has made it out to the gallery and supported us so far, but we would like to see some new faces coming out and supporting the artist that we bring into our beautiful area!

Richard VanOver
Executive Director/Curator

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

'Lost In It' Nancy J. Parisi Opening Reception.

It was a beautiful night for Nancy's 'Lost In It' opening at VANOVER FINE ARTS.
Great turn out for one of Buffalo's nominee best photographer in ARTVOICE.
The 'Lost In It' Exhibition is up until June 11.
We are only 20 min. from Ellicottville and 30 min from Buffalo. It's a beautiful drive
on our the 219 Scenic Byway. See you soon!