Friday, September 11, 2009

The Art of Cooking!

Last Saturday, we attended a culinary extravaganza! The event "Phoenix Cooks!" was like an all day party for the tastebuds and a feast for the eyes as well.
And they raised money for The Phoenix Children's Hospital. Doing good and eating can't go wrong with that!

Held at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale AZ, they featured chefs from throughout the Scottsdale/Phoenix metro area demonstrating how to cook like a Top Chef!

We tasted both savory and sweet creations while also having the chance to sample some wonderful wines.

The food was fantastic! We enjoyed jumbo scallops served atop a melange of sauteed red, yellow and green peppers... and was that mango, too? I believe that's what added a lovely sweetness to it all. That was just one of many dishes that we sampled. Too many to describe in this short post, so you will just have to make plans to attend the 2010 Phoenix Cooks! A great chance to experience the art of cooking!

Art really is where you find it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Introducing Alene's Pastels

We have another artist to share with you! re.collection art inc. is happy to have Alene's Pastels as a new addition to our gallery.

With vibrant color and her unique perspective Pastel artist Alene Nitzky captures the personalities of the gaint saguaro cactus in her series of original pastel paintings.

We are offering her images as giclee prints available in custom sizes to suit your project needs. Check out the gallery on our website to see more of Alene's work!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Introducing Artist Allison Quattrocchi

We are happy to present the beautiful photographic work of artist Allison Quattrocchi.

Allison travels the world capturing her experiences and unique perspective as seen through the lens of her camera. Her images are vivid, humble, dynamic, peaceful, joyful and contemplative... inspired by life around her.

Please visit our gallery at and check out more of Allison's work!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

For the Cool in You.

It's HOT! Will most likely hit 110 today...that's down from yesterday's 114. Wheeeww!!! And don't let anyone fool you when they say, "But it's a dry heat - that's not so bad". I'm telling ya, hot is still hot!

So, anything that even suggests the idea of "chill" is a very good thing. Our Manhattan cocktail, giclee printed onto acrylic, with it's 1960's retro image, harkins back to an era of all things cool.

May we fix you another? (BTW, our studio produces this and many other vintage image artworks in any size to suit specific projects. That's a pretty cool thing, too.)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 red...and white...and blue.

Has it really been over a month since our last post? Here it is already July, where did the time go?

With the 4th of July almost upon us, we thought it was fitting to post this pic. The triptych hanging behind us is named "American Beauty".

The event? The local chapter of the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality visited us in June NEWH is an international non-profit organization that profoundly believes in fostering success through cooperation, relationship building and most importantly education. It was a good chance to mingle and to show them just what we do here in our studio. It was a fun evening.

Our party was hosted by our representative partner co. Pentimento inc. Check out their website,, to see more photos under the News and Events section. Oh, and by the way, the neon green cocktails we're holding are not absinthe but Melon Sours. We made them special for the party. Think we'll come up with a signature drink for every event! Cheers! And Happy 4th!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Back in the day...

Vintage Kodak film canisters.
To purchase visit attic

$18 set of 2 | Each canister measures 2" h x 1.25" w

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Paradise Valley Jazz Party 2009

We introduced our limited edition giclee "Fabulissimo" at the Paradise Valley Jazz Party in Scottsdale, AZ.

Al Grey, the late trombonist, who passed away in 2000 was a familiar face at this annual event now in its 32nd year. Held May 2nd and 3rd at The Scottsdale Hilton Resort, we enjoyed performances by a stellar roster of jazz greats including, Dick Hyman, Jon Burr, Houston Person, Sam Most, Scotty Barnhart, Carl Saunders, John Heard, Mike Kocour, Bruce Foreman, Sarrah Morrow, Joe LaBarbera, John Cocuzzi, Dom Moio, Butch Miles, Lucas Pino, Ionnis Goudelis, Tamir Hedelman, Martin Wind, Dwight Kilian, and the guest of honor this year was Dave Frishberg. I sure hope I didn't leave anyone out.

We had a great time! The music was fabulous, and what a pleasure it was to hear the reminiscing about Al Grey through his widow, Rosalie Soladar and from his fellow musicians and fans alike.

Al, your spirit and your music lives on!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


re.collection art inc. is proud to introduce “Fabulissimo” a tribute to the late, great trombonist Al Grey. This mixed media artwork created by artist Dina Petruzzi is first in a jazz series from re.collection art inc. “While listening to Al’s music, I could feel the long notes, I sought to express that in the strokes of color”, says Petruzzi. “I’m hoping that more people will rediscover more greats such as Al.”

Inspired by Al’s widow, Rosalie Soladar and her amazing collection of memorabilia, “Fabulissimo” is meant to be an instrument of sorts, too. Its purpose is to pay tribute to one of America’s great musicians whose life was dedicated not only to playing trombone, but to teaching music as well. Grey created a jazz summer camp in his hometown of Pottstown, Pa., where he recruited other jazz greats to help him teach swing to high school students. The tradition of inspiring young musicians lives on, as a portion of the proceeds from the sale of “Fabulissimo” will be donated to The Al Grey/Rosalie Soladar Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Reserve your limited edition giclee print of “Fabulissimo” by visiting, or by calling 480.246.3662.