LC Galleries is a destination that attracts collectors of autographed, rare, vintage memorabilia, limited edition fine art, and original paintings that range up to $100,000. It's similar to a museum. The owner, Steve Lipary, works directly with athletes, entertainers and their agents to acquire their autographs. He publishes, distributes, wholesales and retails artworks from the biggest names in sports and celebrity art which include Sebastion Kruger, Stephen Holland, and Opie Otterstad.
Mr. Lipary has the original 2010 San Francisco Giants World Champions "Celebration" painting by Opie Otterstad which is the official licensed piece by Major League Baseball. Every year Otterstad has painted the event since 2000. Mr. Lipary also has prints available from both the 2010 and 2012 SF Giants World Championships.
He is the exclusive publisher for Colin Morris in Prague, the best up-and-coming sports and entertainment artist to come along in several years. His style combines surrealistic and photo-realism using pencil to capture his subjects' personalities and true essence of their characters. A few of the local fan favorites are Buster Posey (Catcher and MVP of the San Francisco Giants), Colin Kaepernick (starting Quarterback of the San Francisco Forty Niners), Joe DiMaggio (of the San Francisco Seals and the New York Yankees), and Joe Montana (the Hall of Fame Quarterback of the San Francisco Forty Niners). To view a slide show of Colin Morris' art, go to the left margin and click on the top painting of the SF Giants by Opie Otterstad.
LC Galleries is a sole proprietorship and is owned by Steve Lipary. He began collecting sports memorabilia in 1974 and he has been involved in the sports collector industry since 1980. He turned his passion into a full time business during the 1980's, and in 1994 he opened his storefront LC Galleries at it's current location, 625 Main Street. His gallery is a destination for serious collectors and he wholesales and retails to dealers and individuals all over the world.
Mr. Lipary has been an internationally known expert in his field for many years. He is on the advisory board that determines values for sports memorabilia for "The Encyclopedia of Sports Memorabilia and Price Guide." He has made several guest appearances on a TV show called "Mornings on Two", and has been seen on NBC, CBS, ABC, KCRA and several other networks. He has been featured in numerous articles in print and online, including USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Contra Costa Times, and he was recently featured in the Robb Report and in the Ultimate Sports Guide.
He supports his community through charity events and auctions all year by donating memorabilia, facilitating consignments, and giving free consultations to nonprofit organizations.
LC Galleries is located at 625 Main Street, Martinez, CA 94553 and their phone number is (925) 370-6032. Their website is lcgalleries.com.
Downtown Martinez has a plethora of art galleries and antique shops in different genres and time periods.