DaveArcherArtistShop

Dave Archer Artist Shop

Oregon, United States · 783 Sales

DaveArcherArtistShop

Dave Archer Artist Shop

Oregon, United States 783 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(306)

Announcement   I have a new ETSY location for my glass paintings. You can now find them in a new ETSY Shop called: DAVE ARCHER SPACE ART. If you are looking for more Dave Archer paintings on glass just enter DAVE ARCHER SPACE ART into any ETSY search box and you will find a growing number of paintings of mine there.

This shop is mainly curiosities, oddities, weird, wonderful, strange ART OBJECTS from Star Trek® The Next Generation artist, Dave Archer's, lifelong Museum collection of 75 years.

"One day I thought: why not have my freakin' estate sale while I'm still alive?"

This is it, plus a few things I find, as I have never be able to completely quit dragging cool pieces home.

If there is any problem at all during shipping, please write me immediately and I will do everything in my power to make it right. These are all heartfelt pieces to me, and I want them to go out with good karma, care, and responsibility. I do the best job I can packing and shipping, and usually get things off in one day, or two.

Some of the pieces, if fragile, or heavy, or both require extra care in packing such as double packing, etc. there for shipping will be a little higher. Also, feel free to contact me about any piece with any question at all.

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Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

I have a new ETSY location for my glass paintings. You can now find them in a new ETSY Shop called: DAVE ARCHER SPACE ART. If you are looking for more Dave Archer paintings on glass just enter DAVE ARCHER SPACE ART into any ETSY search box and you will find a growing number of paintings of mine there.

This shop is mainly curiosities, oddities, weird, wonderful, strange ART OBJECTS from Star Trek® The Next Generation artist, Dave Archer's, lifelong Museum collection of 75 years.

"One day I thought: why not have my freakin' estate sale while I'm still alive?"

This is it, plus a few things I find, as I have never be able to completely quit dragging cool pieces home.

If there is any problem at all during shipping, please write me immediately and I will do everything in my power to make it right. These are all heartfelt pieces to me, and I want them to go out with good karma, care, and responsibility. I do the best job I can packing and shipping, and usually get things off in one day, or two.

Some of the pieces, if fragile, or heavy, or both require extra care in packing such as double packing, etc. there for shipping will be a little higher. Also, feel free to contact me about any piece with any question at all.

Dave Archer

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Vintage Unglazed Raku Wolf In Sheeps Clothing
US$12.50
Vintage White Human Hand Pottery Candle Holder
US$10.00
Unique Fine Burl Wood Velveteen Lined Flat Box
US$12.50
Handcarved Handpainted
US$9.50
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Dave Archer Having Estate Sale While He Can Still Enjoy It!

As young boys in the 1940's, in San Luis Obispo, California, Mom and Dad would take us brothers out to dump sites with objects from the late 1800's. We called this activity "dump digging," (duh ...), and we were never happier together than spending some hours collecting an amazing assortment of objects. We collected huge numbers of old drug store bottles that would turn purple on our roof, which, for that reason, Dad built a shallow sand box for baking the bottles, sometimes for several years until they reached a sublime violet, then give them to relatives and put them on window shelves.

And that is exactly how I became a lifelong, pack-rat, near manic hoarder, artist-collector, and "curator" of my own personal Museum. I was born to be a collector. It's in my DNA.

I spent my whole life (75 years now) collecting interesting pieces, strange curiosities, magick power objects, circus and sideshow items, and every other sort of bizarre, weird, funny, object and/or artifact one might imagine.

It is difficult to sell a lifelong collection, as one might imagine, yet, over time, I have grown quite fond of letting go. As an elder artist onto the next phase of my life and work, it is time.

What started for me on ETSY as a sort of "horror," (offering my collection) has changed mostly into a positive experience, as I communicate with collectors, realizing most times, they want the piece for nearly the same reasons I did. And that, makes it easier as I have only met fine folks on ETSY. In other words, people are giving my pieces such good homes my feelings have changed about the whole process.

The objects come from several primary sources.

1. ––– My own collection spanning a lifetime and including thousands of objects, many stored and being un-boxed for the first time in decades as I work through the hoarding joys of a lifetime. Of course, objects my family cares about do not appear here but go to them as heirlooms. They however, do not want the bulk of my collection as they have no room for it and would have to sell it themselves.

2. The lifelong collection of belongings and objects from my best North Beach friend, Mike Kelly, during the Sixties, in North Beach, San Francisco, for the decade of the Beat Generation and beyond. Mike continued to live in North Beach for the rest of his life. The Sixties in North Beach were magical. Our friends were people like Janis Joplin, Hoyt Axton, and many other people who later went on to become famous. I have all of Mike's notebooks and am working to get them into shape for publication. His things were old stored stuff from his family, stored in cartons in closets, plus his own amazing objects. He had managed to fill three closets with packed cartons right up to the door, and ceiling. Amazing. What a job. I was with my old friend when he passed, having driven down from Oregon to be with him. Even though we lived in different parts of California and Oregon we were always more than simply "in touch." I consider Mike Kelly to be the "cool" brother I always wished I had, instead of the "uncool" cowboy I was given. Now, I love the uncool cowboy as much as I ever loved Mike. Funny how life works out over time.

3. A combination of dolls and doll furniture from a beloved Aunt who sent my mother a couple of large cartons of dolls. Many of them have been sold now, but there are a few I will be adding from time to time. My Aunt collected thousands of dolls and was written up in newspapers for decades as she went about San Luis Obispo County giving talks to any group that was interested in the history of dolls. l

Welcome to my life, and shop, which has included having my paintings used to decorate the Starship ENTERPRISE, on Star Trek® - The Next Generation. You will also find my works here up for collecting.

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    Born in 1941 and raised in San Luis Obispo, California, graduated High School 1959 with scholarship. Studied art with Phil Paradise in Cambria, California. Father died, moved to live with famous pilot uncle Rudy Truesdale and study art.

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