North Seas Gallery
237 Bridge Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone (231) 547-0422
Where are the prices? We don't list prices because all of the prices, and more importantly the availability of our pieces are subject to change. Additionally, some of our pieces require transportation or shipping which may incure additional cost. This additional cost is something we are aware of and try to offset in our pricing if possible. And as a small business keeping a website updated with this information can be time consuming. If you are interested in knowing the price and availability of an item simply call us or send us an email.
But I've got the exact same painting, how am I supposed to know how much it's worth? Contact us! We will gladly tell you anything we can about the piece you have. We do this free of charge, within reason. In most cases we would like to see the piece in person. And in some situations we may have to direct you to find a certified appraiser in your area.
Is that an old bank vault I see in one of the pictures? Yes, it is. Our gallery is located in a former bank building in downtown Charlevoix.
What's with all the Scottish Terriers? For more than three decades we've almost always had a Scottie in the store. We are currently on number four, their names in order: Corky (Jocko Hazeldean), Dusty (Silas Dustin), Soot, and Duncan. Duncan is the current store watch dog, and can been found at the store most days.
Where did a paintings title come from? Some of the pieces we carry are titled by the artist, but most are not. Imagine painting the same landscape over and over, eventually you're going to run out of names. When possible we use the title the artist gave the piece, but since we carry numerous pieces by the same artists we give them titles to prevent confusion.
Why isn't this painting, sculpture, etc., dated or numbered? Dating works is historically not a common occurrence. There are many reasons why; maybe an artist will work on a piece, put it away for a year or two only to come back to it later. Numbering a piece (in the case of bronzes and sculptures) is also not very common on antique pieces. Before mass production became the norm artist were limited in the amount examples of the same piece they could recreate. Since this was such a small amount numbering was considered unnecessary.