I’m writing with news of change…and continuity. After 32 years as owners, Laurie and I sold Wild Apple to the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Shawn Harned. We are really excited about this and I’d like to tell you why. We received several offers from inside and outside the industry, and chose the one that we […]
Help us spread kindness for Random Acts of Kindness Week 2018 Everyone needs a little kindness in their lives. Enter the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK), a “small, but mighty team making huge strides towards building a kinder world.” Random Acts of Kindness week was launched in 1995 and has become a popular event throughout North […]
We are thrilled to announce that we are working with artist Kristy Rice Kristy Rice wears many hats: entrepreneur, mama, celebrity invitation designer, stylist – but her first love is watercolor painting. She began her art career humbly: hiding under the covers with a flashlight as a 6 year old girl who just wanted to […]
In April we conduced our ninth trip since 2012 to Guangzhou, China to attend the Canton Fair and Jinhan Fair. The group of Art Copyright Coalition (ACC) members walked the shows hunting for illegal copies of artwork and confronting infringers. The good news is that infringements were at the lowest level we have seen since we […]
Newsflash, I lost the election (see blog ©hester for President) The “campaign,” such as it was, focused solely on Copyright Protection, a topic that actually did get some national attention. But despite what any official says, no single person can fix the problem; copyright protection is a team sport. Apart from our own efforts, over the […]
Wild Apple was thrilled to sponsor the VINS En Plein Air Festival last week. For the past couple of years we have been thrilled to sponsor the Vermont Institute of Natural Science En Plein Air Festival here in Vermont. It truly is a beautiful event bringing talented artists to our beautiful back door to paint in the remarkable beauty and diversity of the Ottauquechee River and the Connecticut Watershed.
Surtex is one of the most important art licensing shows of the year. It seems like everyone is headed to New York this weekend and we’ve been happily reading some incredible blog posts from amazing artists and designers who are getting ready for the show. Surtex is a pretty big deal so we polled our art […]