San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 29, 2011
The official 2010 painting of the San Francisco Giants World Series “Celebration” by [Opie Otterstad will be unveiled and available for viewing on April 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at LC Gallery in San Francisco. The edition release ceremony continues the following day on April 30th with a meet-and-greet event at Lipary Collectibles in Martinez from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Both events have limited live public attendance, but will be available for all the fans to view via a live stream online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lcg---events .
Opie himself will be on hand for all the release ceremonies. It’s a rare opportunity to take pictures and talk with him about his exciting life as the painter of baseball. He will dedicate the limited edition canvas prints to anyone who makes a purchase. Opie, an official artist of Major League Baseball, has created the only licensed and sanctioned painting of the World Series winning team every year for the past decade.
Artist Opie Otterstad is more likely to be found with a canvas propped up on his lap in a spring training dugout than in his studio. Opie has made a name for himself as baseball’s own artist laureate, becoming as much a part of the game’s landscape as any player or coach. His years of painting baseball’s greatest teams, moments and players from his insider perspective have brought him a relationship with the game that no other artist has ever enjoyed. As a result, most of Opie's paintings are owned by the players and team owners, making Opie the most collected artist in baseball history.
This unprecedented relationship with America's past time led to Opie becoming the first artist sanctioned by MLB to capture the World Series victory. A decade later, this has become a big part of the World Series traditions, right along with the team rings and parade through the town of the victors. This coming weekend all fans can take part in this special occasion with Opie Otterstad, as he unveils the painting and its limited edition prints.
For more information about the upcoming meet-and-greet sessions with Opie Otterstad, or for information about any products or services from LC Galleries, call them at (415) 912-1005, view them on the web at cgalleries.com, visit the LC Gallery store located in the Westfield Centre at 865 Market Street at Fifth Street # 430 in San Francisco, or visit the Lipary Collectibles Gallery located at 625 Main St. in Martinez.
About LC Galleries
LC Galleries is a dealer of limited edition artworks as well as celebrity, entertainment, and sports collectibles. They have two locations: the LC Gallery store in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, and Lipary Collectibles in Martinez. LC Galleries features many signed and rare items, and offers a 100% guarantee of authenticity. LC Gallery brings [signed Giants memorabilia and fine artwork by artists like Stephen Holland to San Francisco.
Owner and Northern California native Steven Lipary has spent a lifetime collecting, selling and evaluating fine art and collectibles. Since the opening of Lipary Collectibles in 1980, Steven has expanded his business over the years, now doing businesses out of multiple locations and around the world. Steven has garnered the respect of collectors and dealers alike, having received numerous accolades in the field of authentic autographed sports memorabilia and collectibles.