Joe Rowand Fine Art Services in Chapel Hill NC

Current online offerings updated frequently.

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Maud Gatewood (1934-2004)

Joe found a small stock of these in his warehouse, recently and framed one here; also available unframed.

Maud's Jungle Farm

Maud Gatewood, Jungle Camp , offset lithograph, 31½" x 27", $240 plus applicable sales tax and shipping charges

Original acrylic on canvas painting is 72" x 60" and in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art. THe image depicts the jungle hut that Maud stayed in along the Amazon River in her rafting trip up the rive. Note mosquito netting which enclosed the bed the stripe curtain was a note of privacy in the jungle, allowing air circulation. Maud related to Joe two Toucans were roosting in the rafters high above when she woke up.

Also available as a framed poster

Maud's Jungle Farm

Maud Gatewood, Jungle Camp , offset lithograph poster,
36" x 27", $200 plus applicable sales tax and shipping charges
irregular extotic woodgrain frame, newly framed.
Available unframed $50

Claude Howell (1915-1997)

rare miniature serigraphs

Claude Howell's Noonday

Claude Howell's Sunnyday

Mending Nets Series, 14 color serigraph, unlimited edition, two miniature serigraphs, unframed , on 8" x 10" paper, $100 for the pair

"While going through my Claude Howell files, I am amazed at all that I save, I framed a few at the time. These have been in my files for the last 29 years, with a recipe which appears in the same file from an exhibition I had for Claude in 1980 when Somerhill was then in the Strawvalley complex on the Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham N.C.

I discovered a small cache of miniature Howell serigraphs that were published by Foxfire Fine Arts who also published the well known large size edition of the same image. which we also exhibited. The original plan was for them to appear in successive years until a complete suite of four was accomplished. It took longer than anticipated.

The larger version of the serigraphs was printed on 26.5 x 32 paper. These large pieces sell at auction in the $600 plus range.

The four acrylic paintings from which these serigraphs were modeled hang in the Cameron Museum in Wilmington, N.C."-Joe

MaryLou Higgins (1926-2012)

MaryLou Higgins Platter

MaryLou Higgins, wall platter, glazed stoneware with 24K gold luster, dia 20", 1987, $900

MaryLou Higgins signature Close up angle of platter

detail of signature and close up of wall platter

Classic Dino Read

for the wall or your Christmas cookie display

Dino Read Platter

Dino Read, Christmas Platter, ceramic, 16½" x 16½", 1979, $500

Dino Read, deceased '80s Chapel Hill artist, was proudly represented by Somerhill Gallery for many years; was purchased by Joe from Dino directly.

At the time of Dino's passing Joe and many of her devoted friends, fans, and family hosted a huge retrospective of her amazing ceramic works at the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dino was a leading ceramicist of her day, not to be forgotten in the annals of the ceramic history of North Carolina.

The Dino Read Foundation was established in 1985 celebrating fine craft, joyous creativity and artistic spirit that was Dino Read. There is a $1000 award given each year administered by the Carolina Designer Craftsman.

Dino Read signature
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Everything you can imagine is real. -Pablo Picasso

Warren Brandt - On the Market

Warren Brandt (1918-2002)

Dancer Repose

Warren Brandt, Dancers in Repose, oil on canvas, 18" x 24", frame 25" x 31"
classic 22kt gold frame, clean estate condition, $5000 plus applicable sales tax and shipping charges

An oil on canvas by North Carolina native, who moved to NYC right after high school; one of Joe's painting teachers in his undergraduate days at SIU. Became a significant American painter during his lifetime

Brandt has major work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC, Hirschorn Museum in Washington DC as well as Greensboro's Weatherspoon Museum which has nine in their permanent collection. He also had an one person exhibit at the NCMA Collector's Gallery.

See NY Times obit for more biographical material about this illustrious NC native by clicking here.

waren Brandt companion

Warren Brandt, The Companions, oil on canvas, 14" x 16" ss, in a custom, closed corner 24kt gold frame has original labels from A.M. Sachs Gallery New York City his gallery representative until his death, $4000

Nude in Chair

Warren Brandt, Kilina, oil on canvas, 30" x 36", frame 45" x 39", Sully 24k white gold frame, $8000

Is in book, Painting with Oils Warren Brandt published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company on page 50 full color.

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Genevieve Cotter - On The Market

Genevieve Cotter (1936-2017)

Genevieve's primary gallery representative: Somerhill Gallery, began in 1991; with over five featured one-person exhibitions as well as inclusion in several group shows, participated in public exhibitions: UNC-CH MBA exhibit, Durham Art Guild solo exhibit, Duke University; taught at UNC-CH, Minnesota Museum of Art, Austin Community College. Somerhill's records reflect close to 250 individual collectors and many corporate collections, including Glaxosmithkline, Suntrust, selected private collection: author Nicholas Sparks.

Genevieve herself once remarked
"I have come to focus in my own work on the sensuous quality of paint. My method of painting amplifies the labor intensiveness of my content and lends itself to the direct involvement with material. My work deals with themes of earth and water and a sense of place"

Cotter's Carolina Cascade 17

Genevieve Cotter, Out of Darkness Carolina Cascades #17, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60", 2001, $4600

Cotter's Carolina Cascade 15

Genevieve Cotter, Out of Darkness Carolina Cascades #15, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 61", 2000, $4600

Cotter's Horse I

Genevieve Cotter, Horse I, acrylic on canvas,
18 " x 23 ", $600

Cotter's Horse II

Genevieve Cotter, Horse II , acrylic on canvas,
18 " x 23 ", $600

Cotter's Portrait

Genevieve Cotter, Portrait, acrylic on canvas, 36 " x 28 ", $950

Cotter's Abstract I

Genevieve Cotter, Abstract I , acrylic on canvas, 52" x 36", $3000

Cotter's Lascaux Horse

Genevieve Cotter, Lascaux Horse, acrylic on canvas, 41 " x 52 ", 1996, $3600

Cotter's Nereid

Genevieve Cotter, Nereid, acrylic on canvas, 79" x 36 ", 2000, $5000

Cotter's Abstract II

Genevieve Cotter, Abstract II, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 52 ", $4200

Cotter's Zig Zag Falls

Genevieve Cotter, Zig Zag Falls, acrylic on canvas, 67 " x 52 ", 2000, $4400

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Maud Gatewood - On The Market

Maud Gatewood (1934-2004)

Classic mature style
Acrylic on canvas painting

Maud's Gray Day

Maud Gatewood, Gray Day, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 32", 1974, $13000

Maud's Gray Day Detal

Maud Gatewood, Gray Day signature and detail

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Maud Gatewood, Mary Lea Florance Gatewood (Maud's mother in front of her Thomas Day dresser), 28 1/2 x 22 1/2, mixed media on paper, framed, $5000 Maud Gatewood, Man at Beach Under Umbrella, 28 1/2 x 22 1/2, mixed media on paper, framed, $5000 Maud Gatewood, Alone Together , 28½" x 22½", mixed media on paper, framed, $5000

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Nancy Farantatos

Sunday Best

Nancy Farantatos, Sunday Best, silhouetted constructed pastel on paper, 29" x 29" shown here without it's frame, $1000

Nancy has an art degree from Penn State and actively painted in pastels for 25 years where she pursued her love of 'construction dimension' as is illustrated in this pastel on paper.

Multi-talented she moved to working with painted wood constructed pictorials . She told Joe recently that she was retired. Nancy resides in Raleigh NC presently; was represented by Sunflower gallery until it closed in 2016. Previously she was also represented by the wonderful Garden Gallery in Raleigh NC during it's many active years as a leader in the Triangle art gallery scene

close up
close up

detail of artwork showing silhouette construction

painting in frame behind glass

Jerry Geier

Animals behind wall sculpture

Jerry Geier, ( untitled-but possibly called Purim based upon research on artist),terra cotta sculpture, 16" x 22" x 8", $1800

back view of sculpture

Back view

artist's signature on sculpture


Jerry Geier, Vermont artist; practiced law eight years before devoting his full time to art for the past thirty odd years concentrating in terracotta sculptures, but also doing woodcuts and dry point etchings. He also casts in bronze and has done life size carving groups of wooden fence post assemblages. Ia ms offering this at a below regular gallery price. For comparison to other pieces visit Phillip Janes Gallery where you can see for yourself this is a spectacular piece at an amazing price. It can be seen in my crowded Chapel Hill office, by appointment only please.

Ron Slaughter

sizes and prices are marked, all unframed.

Red Blossom

Ron Slaughter, Red Blossom, oil on canvas,
41 " x 53 ", $5300


Ron Slaughter, Rose, oil on canvas, 36" x 48", $4300

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.-William Morris

Harold Altman

Harold Altman

Harold Altman, American (1924-2003), Great Tree, 18" x 26", lithograph, $600

Several other choices are available

Gregory Litinsky

Harold Altman

Gregory Litinsky, American (1928-2009), Spring Awakening, 29" x 21", watercolor, $600

Other choices are available

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One's duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful,
and to not accept the conventions of society
with the ignominy that it imposes upon us.
-Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Claude Howell

Claude Howell

Claude Howell, Two Boys on a Wharf, 1956 Wilmington NC, 12" x 8 1/2" ss,
graphite on paper, conservation framed $1200

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The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
-J. Paul Getty

Mark Chaterly's Joe


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Mark Chatterley, ceramic sculpture of Joe, 2011, aprox. 7ft

Art News

Remember this Blue doggie from our last Art Street Journal?

Here she is instu in her new home

Dog in homeDog from kiln

Artist, Mark Chatterley, just notified me he has made two more ready for the kiln. IF you are interested

Please lets us know now. It takes a few weeks to fill the kiln but its never too early to get on the list

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Seeing the value of art.

closeup of eyes on statue

Contact Joe Rowand Fine Art Services for art appraisals,
collection management and art remarketing:

Establishing the Value of Art

“According to the IRS, fair market value should represent the price that would be paid by a willing buyer to a willing seller. ...It is not uncommon to insure works of art with numbers slightly higher than fair market value, bearing in mind that depending on the type of policy you have, the insurer may, if there is a claim, argue that the insured amount is excessive.

Michael Findlay's 2012 book, The Value of Art

Art Appraisal Services

Contact Joe Rowand Fine Art Services who will consider the following
when evaluating your art:

Size of the Work
Subject Matter
Reputation of the Artist
Period of the Artist's Career
Signed or Dated

Previous and Current Sales Records
Published References
Style or Trends
Rarity and Availability
Importance in the History of Art
Saleability or Desireability
Current Economy and Art Market
Quality of the Work

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