Monday, June 21, 2010
We will be away on travel this week but of course our online secure website Free Spirit Gallery is still open for orders of any artwork. All orders will be timestamped for priority. We will process orders on the weekend and ship any Native American art or Inuit artwork out first thing on Monday morning June 28.
Of course, we will still be posting images of beautiful Native American art and Inuit art at our Facebook page while on the road this week.
Have a great week!
Free Spirit Gallery
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We have only one Raven Northwest Indian art limited edition print by artist Todd Baker left in our gallery. In fact, according to the artist, Free Spirit Gallery has the only numbered print left that is available anywhere!
Only forty of these limited edition prints were ever produced by Todd and Free Spirit Gallery acquired the last few of them over the last two months. All of them were sold except for one final numbered limited edition print. The next person who orders this print will be the lucky new owner.
For more details, go to the Northwest Indian art prints webpage for this Raven Northwest Indian Art Print. If you have your eye on this print, don't delay to order it since no more will be available from this series.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Our German webpages at Free Spirit Gallery with our Native American art - kunstdrucke der Indianischen Ureinwohner - have all been updated to reflect our current inventory. Germans have had a long interest in Native American art so we took the initiative a few years ago to translate a part of our website into German (as well as Japanese since they have huge interest in Native arts as well).
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
I've just been through quite a few test transactions with the new secure online shopping cart system for Free Spirit Gallery and looks like it is working great. In fact, the new system is even better than our previous one since it accounts for shipping rates for international destinations.
All of the Inuit art as well as Northwest Native American art pieces we currently have are now on this new shopping cart and there are special green Add To Cart buttons on each of their item webpages.
The Inuit art pieces have also been added with these new shopping cart functions for our German and Japanese webpages too. We haven't added the Northwest Native art pieces to our foreign language pages yet but hope to do so this weekend.
In the meantime, Free Spirit Gallery is in business again providing beautiful Native American art and Inuit art in an even better improved online system.
Monday, June 07, 2010
As an update to the last post about plans to move our Native American Inuit art gallery website, we actually worked last night and successfully moved everything over to our new host server. This again is an effort to serve our website visitors better since the previous host server had regular downtimes. Our new host, BlueHost, is extremely reputable and so far from what we can tell, their support is excellent, especially compared to our last hosting service.
BlueHost has excellent reviews from other website owners as well which is why we chose to go with them. Moving Free Spirit Gallery over to them will minimize any downtime for our visitors. Just based on the ease of moving our website over to them as well as the support service so far, we definitely recomment BlueHost as a website hosting service anybody else who is planning to get websites up and running.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
The Free Spirit Gallery website has been hosted at a webhosting company in Montreal since inception and throughout the years, there have been numerous problems with connections that resulted in the website being down. This is unacceptable so in an effort to ensure that downtime is kept at an absolute minimum in the future, we will not be renewing our webhosting service with our present company this summer.
Instead, we will be moving our entire Free Spirit Gallery website to a very reputable webhosting service named BlueHost which is located in Utah, USA. This will take place probably this month sometime and we will try to initiate the move on a very late Friday night since weekends are historically the time periods of the lowest website traffic.
We want to make sure that whenever our website visitors want to look at beautiful artwork and read interesting information on Native art, the website is up and running efficiently. We expect that this move to BlueHost will enable us to provide better service to our website visitors.
Clint - Free Spirit Gallery
Posted by Clint at 12:01 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Here's a video I shot a few years ago at the First Peoples Festival in Montreal, Canada of Native Canadian Indian Métis sculptor Denis Charrette working on a large totem pole carving. Although totem poles are generally created by the Pacific Northwest tribes, there are other native artisans across Canada who also have been known to make totem poles.
Totem poles are obviously huge projects both in creating them and then getting a team to erect it in place. But the finished pieces are like monuments that really change a location's atmosphere. More background information and photos on them are at a totem poles article.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Over half of the new Northwest Indian art carvings by Cody Mathias and his nephew George that were featured in the video in the previous post have been sold to lucky owners both locally here in Toronto and all over the United States.
So if you still want to get one of these beautiful carvings for your home or office, you should take a look at what is still available in our Northwest Indian art carvings.
We also have some limited edition prints by Todd Baker left as well but not many, especially of the Raven print.