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Acclaimed Artist Terry Redlin Expands Americana-Themed Lifestyle Line

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As one of our country's best-loved artists, Terry Redlin aims to expand his Americana-inspired collection of home furnishings at the Spring 2006 International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, NC through his growing furniture line with case goods importing company Austin Gray and a new lighting and accessories program with StyleCraft. For more than 45 years, Redlin has captured the heart and soul of the American spirit on canvas through his serenely nostalgic and heartwarming scenes of rural America and wildlife. In fact, his artwork has been so broad in appeal that Redlin was voted "America's Most Popular Artist" for eight consecutive years in U.S. Art magazine. This same spirit is now captured in his namesake line of home furnishings that offers Main Street America great family heirloom styling at excellent values. Austin Gray's spring expansion builds on the success of the new company's debut in 2005 highlighted by the launch of the Terry Redlin program. The American Portrait and newer Boulder Ridge collections have performed particularly well at key retailers including RC Willey, Furniture Outlets USA, Rose Furniture, and Knoxville Wholesale, among others. In addition, new accounts including Zimmerman's and Fingers Furniture are also now coming on board. This spring, Austin Gray will introduce a fourth Terry Redlin bedroom group called Golden Retreat. This new group is constructed with blends of mappa burl and prima vera veneers over alder solids and features traditional styling with a vibrant golden finish like the vivid sunset over a country lake featured in Redlin's painting. Line extensions for the Boulder Ridge collection include dining room, home office, and home entertainment furniture featuring darker walnut and burl veneers and hardwood solids. In addition, the rustically elegant American Portrait collection will be expanded to include a bar and bar stools featuring cherry veneers and hardwood solids. Austin Gray also offers Terry Redlin leather upholstery and accent chairs. In spring, Terry Redlin is also expanding his lifestyle program through a new partnership with StyleCraft Home Collection offering a comprehensive lighting and decorative accessory line. StyleCraft, of Hernando, MS, is a leading provider of lamps, tabletop accessories, wall art and accent furniture sold to furniture stores and national home décor retailers across the country. As of this spring, StyleCraft is combining all its High Point, NC showrooms under one roof at 130 South Main St. to better offer retailers one-stop shopping for a wide variety of home decor products. Mike Kennedy, StyleCraft President, said, "We're excited to be launching the Terry Redlin program since Americana-inspired looks are not currently a major part of our product portfolio." Lighting and accessory groups to be introduced include themes directly inspired by Redlin's paintings including the American pioneer, the outdoors and wildlife, and the west. Rich patinas and a variety of materials including wrought iron and faux leathers provide a look of rustic elegance that will help bring Redlin's vision of Americana into consumer's homes. The majority of Redlin's original oil paintings (over 150) are on display at the $17 million Redlin Art Center, located in Watertown, South Dakota (see www.redlinart.com). For more information about Austin Gray or to set up an appointment to preview the Terry Redlin furniture line, please contact Ron Crouch at (336) 885-4729, e-mail rcrouch@austin-gray.com.

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