Friday, December 21, 2012


Our 2012 season is over, but we will be back in March 2013 with some great shows.
Allot of changes in the New Year! 

Thanks for all your support!
Happy Holidays!

Best Regards,
Van Over Fine Arts

Monday, November 26, 2012


Our 1st Annual Holiday Show is up through Dec. 22nd. Give the gift of Art this Christmas! 
We have a great selection of artists in a variety of price ranges, sales help us but you are also helping the artists! 

Check out our gallery hours at the bottom of this post

"Canyon Cougar" by Dean Vigyikan

Holiday Specials:
*Get 10 - 20% off original artwork 
*1/2 off Giclee Prints. 

Great Time to Buy!

"Los Lobos" by Dean Vigyikan

Holiday Gallery Hours: Through Dec 22nd, 2012 - Friday - Sat 12- 5pm

We will be closed Dec. 24th through February. 

See you again in March 
for our new Art Season full of great new artists.

Thanks for your support!
R.Van Over

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

John Thomas Grant Opening and 2nd Annual Fall Art Crawl

Here are some images from our latest opening John Thomas Grant and the 2nd Annual Downtown Springville Fall Art Crawl.

It was a great night for us and also the 2nd Annual Downtown Springville Fall Art Crawl. Lots of new faces got to enjoy some great art up and down Main St. Thanks to all the artists and sponsor that make it the Art Crawl possible.

We would especially like to thank John and Lisa who drove in from Rockport, Mass. for the opening They are two very lovely people! VanOver Fine Arts is honored to have Johns work showing in our gallery.

His show "Final Thoughts - Eternal Beauty in Stone" is open through November 3.

Important Gallery Info:
VFA will be closed from November 4th and reopening for December 1st.
We will be open winter hours for December Friday 12-6pm and Sat 12 -5pm only. 
Please make a note of the hour changes for winter.


John and Lisa opening night.


Beans to Brew Cafe - Opening Soon

Alex spinning 2nd Annual Fall Art Crawl

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


October brings our next show straight from Potter's Field. 
We are proud to present renowned Photographer John Thomas Grant from Rockport, Massachusetts. His solo exhibition entitled, "Final Thoughts - Eternal Beauty in Stone" Opens October 6th, 2012 6-10pm.  John will be selling and signing the beautiful hardcover book of his photography also entitled Final Thoughts- Eternal Beauty in Stone (cover below) at the Opening Reception only.

Artists Brief Bio:
John wasn’t born with a camera around his neck, or a cemetery in his backyard. Ten years ago, He was neither a photographer nor a Taphophile (a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries). "My art evolved in a search for my family roots; it was genealogy that brought me to the cemetery". Before the serendipitous discovery of peace & sublime tranquility, He was blowing my brains out in the music business. Nearly 30 years of headbanging assaults on his nerves was bled before retiring in the mid-90’s. It was not too long after, the inspiration struck a second time. This time, He hoped for greater amity with my spirit. So far, so good….

Mission Statement:
“I want my work to reach into the soul of the believer; the mind of the doubter; into the hearts of all.”

John will be bringing along a very special guest with him opening night.
Victoriana Lady Lisa: The Victoriana Lady Lisa will portray a 19th century widow attired in authentic mourning clothing, a.k.a. – widow’s weeds, and mourning jewelry. She’ll meet & greet visitors with stories from days gone by. They will be entertained with anecdotes of Victorian mourning etiquette, rituals and customs, and attire – Why are widow weeds called widow weeds?

Our opening reception is one of the many opening receptions happening that night during the  
2nd Annual Downtown Springville Fall Art Crawl 2012.  Sponsored by VanOver Fine Arts Springville Center for the Arts and the Downtown Springville Economic Development Group.

This event combines the Arts and Economic Development, by placing artwork into businesses on Main Street in our Historic Downtown district, turning each location into a small gallery for the event. Bringing people into our beautiful downtown to walk and discover the businesses along Main Street.
Each business participating will have an opening reception that starts at 6pm on Sat October 6th. 
Last Fall's event was a huge success for both businesses and Artists. 
So if you are heading out to Ellicottville for the Fall Festival stop by and enjoy good art, great people while you stroll from gallery to gallery along our quaint Main Street.

Come See Springville!

Stay tuned for more details being added about special events and where to go to get your Art Crawl maps.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"DAMES" - Opening Reception

What an AWESOME opening one of the best we have had ever! Great artwork! Thank you Erika!
Live music was freakin' out of this world! Our VFA house band! Thanks Nick, Philip and Sarah! 
Thanks to everyone for coming out and making it a perfect event! Lots of red dot in the gallery... There is still a couple piece available at a great prices....better get one before they are all gone.
Special thanks to all the Red dot owners!! You know who you are. :)

" Dames: The Exploration of the Figurative Female" is on view Now until Sept 28th.

Check out some images from opening night! 

Steve, Erika Mrs and Mr VanOver, Richard and John

Sarah, Nick and Erika

Erika with one of her sold pieces

Dan Bryce meeting Erika

Happy Artist!

Nick, Sarah and Philip jammin'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Dames: An Exploration of the Figurative Female"

Our September 8th, 2012 Opening Reception:  6 - 10 pm  with an early viewing from 12 - 4 pm
Featuring figurative artist:  Erika Thurkins - "Dames: An Exploration of the Figurative Female"

"Nude Lounging in a Field" - Medium:  Oils - 38"x 30"

In her first Sole Exhibition, it is Erika’s intention to showcase a few different styles in varying media, She feels there are an infinite number of ways to depict beauty—a beauty every woman possesses, be it conventional or heart wrenching.  You will see rainbow-hued bodyscapes, traditional Rubenesque paintings, and you will also see various figures rendered arbitrarily in rather inconspicuous postures. Her work is also known for its capture of subtle emotion, which allows for open interpretation by its viewers, and for its feminist undertones.
Erika attended Shippensburg University where she won several top awards in the Art Department’s annual juried exhibitions, a seat as the art department representative for the University Student Council, and eventually graduated with a BA in Fine Arts.  After relocating to Western New York, she then gained a competitive spot as an intern for the Curatorial Department of the Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo.  Erika now resides in West Falls, NY with her husband and new baby.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Thanks to Everyone for coming out in the heat to make the weekend art events a success!

 *Our renewed Street Painting Fest! Full version kicks off next year!!!

 *Opening reception at VanOver Fine Arts was HOT! Literally..... but despite the heat we were busy all day long and into the evening! Thanks to the Artist and everyone who came out for a great show! The exhibition is up thru Aug 28th. Not to late to pick up some great art!

 *Springville Center for the Arts, Olmsted Gallery great photography show, by Ray Kent.
CLOSING RECEPTION August 17th @ 7:00pm
Amazing Photographs!

 *There are huge murals up on Main Street on the front of a building that will soon be the home of  'Art's Cafe' (top)  More murals on Mechanic Street! (bottom)

Art, Friends and Fun!
Come visit us in Springville, NY!
See you soon!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Upcoming August Show!

'Distant Brick Wall' - 9"x12"
'Recent Works by Karen Olejniczak
Our next Opening Reception is August 4, 2012 - 6 -10pm Our events are free to the public.
(*prior to the opening reception we have special preview from 12 - 4pm.)

The exhibition showcases Karen's primary subject matter of Landscapes. She is attracted to the fluidity and randomness of nature. Her lose brush strokes and vibrant color pallet, she creates a pop and flow effect which brings her paintings to life.

'Leading Us to the Pink Trees' - 9"x12"
Karen Olejniczak is a member of Western New York Artists Group and has exhibited at Art Dialogue Gallery, Artsphere Gallery, Artist Impact Gallery and the Springville Fall and Spring Art Crawls.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Finding Center Opening Night!

Thanks for everyone who came out for Karen Tashjian's show 'Finding Center'.
It was a full house we appreciate the support! The exhibition is up until July 28th.
Check our blog for Gallery hours.
Again thank you to everyone for another successful opening.
Richard VanOver