Friday, December 3, 2010


If you are an art lover and haven't had a chance to see Derek's work.... your in luck, the 'OF FISH AND FOWL' exhibition has been extended. We knows it's hard to get out this way with old man winter setting in.... but if you are heading to Ellicottville area to ski, Check us out we are not to far off the trail, just exit at Springville and head straight down Rt39 until you hit our beautiful historic downtown.

We are about 1/2 mile, straight through the intersection, from the 219 exit!!!

It would be a shame to miss this exhibition, when it is so close!
There are still a few Giclee' prints and originals available! We accept major credit cards and have a payment plan to help you get the Art you love!

This will be a great weekend to Explore Springville, we have Dinning, Boutiques, Antiques and Galleries! So Stop, Shop and Dine on Rt 39!
We'd love to see you here!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Derek Hess originals and prints from 'Of Fish and Fowl' now available for purchase

Giclee' Prints:

We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover, payment plans are available on piece $300 or more 20% deposit is required, piece can not be picked up or shipped until paid in full. Prices shown do not included shipping or tax. We also accept check but checks must clear prior to pick up or shipping of piece. If you are interested in one of Derek's originals and or a print or just want to donate to our gallery, please email me at, we check it everyday.

Original work:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


We want to thank Everyone one for coming out and making our Grand Opening a huge success!!!!

We meet allot of very cool people from all over.... Buffalo, Lockport, Rochester, NY and Cleveland, The Mayor of Springville came by to say hello and see the show.

It got so busy that I didn't get to take allot of pictures, So if anyone that was there took pics please send them to

I want to thank Derek for being part of the grand opening show, his artwork is amazing! To my friends Randy and Spodee from Cleveland that drove up and helped get the space finished.

The show is up until Dec. 5, 2010 VANOVER FINE ARTS hours are Friday /Sat. 10-5pm and Sun. 12-5pm. We are also available for appointments during the week. Please contact us a to schedule an appointment.

All Derek's original work at VFA is for sale.
We have 2 - Giclee' prints available limited Editions of 20, signed and numbered, - $150 each unframed. Reserve your prints now!
Also we have 2 - AP signed, limited to 2 per print - framed $400 each /unframed $250 each
Contact us at

Thanks again to everyone that came out!!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

VFA + DEREK HESS Grand Opening Day!!!

Hi All,

Today is the day! Art work is hung, Derek is in town... all we need is you! 6pm tonight Nov 6th kicks off
VANOVER FINE ARTS! 49 E Main Street, Springville, NY 14141

We are Downtown Springville no where near Wallymart... if you get off the 219 turn left on to 39 ( main street) at the bottom of the Springville exit drive straight thru the first intersection. We are about a 1/2 mile down
on the Right side directly across from True Value Hardware.
There is a huge parking lot behind the building which you can get to from North Buffalo Street( before the VFA at the intersection by the vets) or Pearl street ( after the furniture store) both are right turns.

More to do so...... See you there!!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


We are busy here finishing up the Gallery and the artwork is being framed, it is kinda feeling like Christmas is coming in November. Make sure you have it marked down on the calendar, you won't want to miss this show. Saturday, Nov.6th 6-9pm VANOVER FINE ARTS + DEREK HESS = Grand Opening Artist Reception "OF FISH AND FOWL".

For those who don't know Derek's work, it starting in the early 90's with the Rock Posters for shows at the infamous Euclid Tavern, Cleveland, OH with bands like Mule, Jesus Lizard, The Cows, Reverend Horton Heat...... and many others, the popularity of the posters grew. Derek began doing posters for the Ramones, White Zombie, Pearl Jam, and Godsmack to name a few. Derek has shown around the world with pieces in the permanent collections at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Louvre, Paris. He's been on Fuel TV and more recent LA Ink. Derek also has his own clothing line called Sthress clothing, to see more go to
Come meet the man, the legend... Derek Hess one night only and pick up an awesome piece of artwork by Derek!
Grand Opening November 6 from 6-9 pm 49 E. Main Street (Route 39)
Springville, NY.

Again if you are coming from out of town for this event book you rooms now!
Places to stay in the Springville, NY area include:
Oasis - Bed and Breakfast
Marienthal Country Inn

Back to work for me!
Thanks and see you soon!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hess Show Draws Closer!

Hi All,

Derek Hess Solo Show "OF FISH AND FOWL" draws closer, make sure you have this marked on your calendar - NOV 6th 6-9pm, it's also the Grand Opening night for VANOVER FINE ARTS.
If you are in the WNY area or listen on the web, I will be a guest on Shredd and Ragan Show, 103.3 WEDG FM - The EDGE, Buffalo's Adult Alternative Rock Station, this coming Thursday, Oct. 21 @ 6:00pm promoting VFA and the Derek Hess opening.

Shredd and Ragan will be at Lamb and Webster Thursday on their 10 Town Tour.

Mark it down!
NOV.6th 6-9pm HESS + VFA Grand Opening Event.
VANOVER FINE ARTS 49 E. Main Street Springville. NY 14141

See you there!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Derek Hess Opening "Of Fish and Fowl"

Grand Opening Show
49 E Main Street Springville, NY 14141

featuring new works by Derek Hess
Of Fish and Fowl

Artist's Reception
November 6, 2010 6-9pm

November 6 - December 5, 2010

If you live in or around the Buffalo, NY area, this is must see show! People are coming from as far away as Cleveland and Akron, OH for the opening.

Derek Hess will be attending the Artist Reception only. There will be refreshments and to show our appreciation for you coming out to our Grand Opening Event, there will be some very nice door prizes for a few lucky attendees.
Door prizes sponsored by Rhapsody's Gift Gallery, Wheaty Wheat Studios
Designer Art Toys and VanOver Fine Arts.

Where to stay if you are coming in from out of town or just a long drive back. Book your room(s) now, it gets very busy here during the Fall Foliage Season around here!

We are only 20 minute from beautiful Ellicottville, NY as well.

So come and make a day of it or a couple days of it,
It's beautiful here!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


We are currently setting up our 2011/2012 show schedule. We are looking for Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Illustration and Digital Art. If you would like to be considered for a show in the schedule, Please send 6-12 images of your recent work, along with your bio and list of any previous shows to the address below.

c/o Curator
49 E Main Street
Springville, NY 14141

I hope to see you at our Grand Opening, Nov. 6, 2010 6-9 pm
Featuring the new works by Derek Hess.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


VANOVER FINE ARTS is a new, non profit gallery that relies on your donations to help us in our overwhelming upstart, and to maintain our gallery throughout the year, providing space for Local and Non Local artists to show their works. Your donations also provide the means for us to bring you visual arts workshops and seminars to our location.
Please support us in our journey to bring you a great array of Contemporary Art, for many years to come!

If you would like to send a donation, Please send your checks or money orders to:

49 E Main Street, Springville, NY 14141

Thank you in advance for your support, we greatly appreciate your donations.
Richard VanOver
VFA Curator

Friday, September 10, 2010


Welcome to VANOVER FINE ARTS a non-profit gallery in the heart of Historic Downtown, Springville, NY located at 49 E. Main Street in a 120 year old building. We are only 20 minutes from Ellicottville and 30 Minutes from Buffalo. VANOVER FINE ARTS is a contemporary art space supporting contemporary artists working in the visual arts. Our mission is to push the creative envelope in the visual arts; provide exhibition space to some of the best emerging, under-represented and established local, national and International contemporary artists; provide workshops, life drawing classes, activities and events that encourage public awareness, participation, and appreciation of the visual arts.

We are currently in the final stages of renovating the space. The Gallery's Grand Opening will be held November 6th, 2010 featuring new works by artist Derek Hess. More details about the show to follow so please check back soon.

Monday, August 23, 2010

VANOVER FINE ARTS Grand Opening Show

Grand Opening Show

featuring new works by Derek Hess
Of Fish and Fowl

Artist's Reception
November 6, 2010 6-9pm

November 6 - December 5, 2010

About the Artist: Derek Hess

From concert posters to politically charged fine art pieces, Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess has tested the waters of both the music and art world for over 15 years.

Hess, with Marty Geramita as his manager, garnered the attention of countless bands as well as both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the infamous Louvre in Paris, who both have Hess’ art in their permanent collection.

In addition to posters for bands such as Pantera, Thursday, Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam, Hess has also created CD covers for bands like Motion City Soundtrack and Unearth. He has also been featured on television show and in magazines - MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press and Juxtapose as well as many others.

More recently, Hess started a clothing line, Strhess, as well as Hessfest and the Strhess Tour, a collaboration of music and art that features bands such as Thursday, Shadow’s Fall, Stretch Arm Strong and Taking Back Sunday. Check out more of Derek's work at

If you live in or around the area of Buffalo, NY, this is must see show!
Derek Hess will be attending the Artist Reception only. There will be refreshments and to show our appreciation for you coming out to our Grand Opening event there will be some very nice door prizes for a few lucky attendees. Door prizes sponsored by Rhapsody's Gift Gallery and the renowned Designer Art Toy producer Wheaty Wheat Studios.