SOURCE: ShopNBC

ShopNBC

September 04, 2009 13:56 ET

ShopNBC to Unveil Fourth Painting of Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams Collection

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - September 4, 2009) - ShopNBC (NASDAQ: VVTV), the premium lifestyle brand in electronic retailing, and Thomas Kinkade, award-winning artist known as the "Painter of Light™," today announced the exclusive worldwide unveiling of the fourth piece in his acclaimed "Disney Dreams Collection." The newest studio masterwork debuts Saturday, September 5 at 1 pm EDT. As part of the network's ShopNBC Anywhere initiative, customers can shop via cable and satellite TV; mobile devices (iPhone and iPod Touch); online at www.ShopNBC.com, and streamed live at www.ShopNBC.TV.

Mr. Kinkade, award-winning artist and philanthropist, is known for his tranquil, light-infused paintings that affirm the basic values of family, faith, and the beauty of nature. Regarded as today's most collected living artist, Mr. Kinkade has had the honor of commemorating important milestones in American Heritage including Disneyland's 50th Anniversary, the 85th Farewell Season of Yankee Stadium, the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Graceland's 50th Anniversary, the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and many others.

ShopNBC, a newly authorized Thomas Kinkade gallery, will showcase the artist's work in the show series, "Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light," featuring exclusive prints, limited editions, and new format releases. As part of the unveiling, Mr. Kinkade, along with ShopNBC host Kendy Kloepfer, will reveal the theme and present the fourth piece in the "Disney Dreams Collection." This special event is part of the celebration of Mr. Kinkade's 25th anniversary as a published artist, who will introduce new products featuring the first three works in the Disney Dreams Collection: "Snow White Discovers the Cottage," "Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star," and "Tinkerbell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland."

"We are thrilled to be the venue of choice for Thomas Kinkade's world-wide release of his newest masterpiece in the Disney Dreams Collection," said Kris Kulesza, ShopNBC's Chief Merchant. "We are equally delighted to present this limited edition piece to our viewers broadcast live across the country reaching 73 million homes. This will be an exciting event for Thomas Kinkade collectors, Disney fans and ShopNBC viewers. We look forward to continuing this partnership with one of today's finest artists, as we expand our home category assortment of exclusive offerings."

Upcoming ShopNBC Exclusives from Thomas Kinkade include:

-- "Mountain Chapel," "Forest Chapel" and "Hometown Chapel" (K25804) from the Church Collection; world-wide launch of beloved images in gallery wrapped canvas format.

-- "Yankee Stadium," "Fenway Park," "NASCAR Thunder," and "Indy Excitement" (K25805) from the Sports Collection; first release of images in gallery wrapped canvas format.

-- "End of a Perfect Day" (K25808) and "A Quiet Evening" (K25809); custom framed and professionally matted prints featuring inspirational messages from Thomas Kinkade.

Thomas Kinkade, artist and ShopNBC expert guest, said: "It was a pleasure to connect with ShopNBC collectors during my last show and hear their enthusiasm for my work. There have been so many great suggestions about what the next Disney Dreams Collection subject should be, and I am happy to announce -- the wait is over! Everyone will want to tune in as I unveil the latest in the collection; it is sure to be a magical time!"

The newest studio masterwork debuts Saturday, September 5 at 1 pm EDT on ShopNBC and at www.ShopNBC.com.

About Thomas Kinkade

The Thomas Kinkade Company publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade and distributes his art and related collectibles through independently owned galleries worldwide, an extensive network of branded and licensed dealers, and strategic marketing relationships with more than 70 licensees. The company's primary products are canvas and paper reproductions that feature Mr. Kinkade's artistic unique use of light and his peaceful and inspiring themes. Mr. Kinkade, known as the "Painter of Light™," is the most successful and most collected living artist in U.S. history. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.thomaskinkade.com.

About ShopNBC

ShopNBC is a multi-channel electronic retailer operating with a premium lifestyle brand. The shopping network reaches 73 million homes in the United States via cable and satellite television: DISH Network channels 134 and 228; DIRECTV channel 316. Programming is also streamed live on the web at http://www.ShopNBC.TV. Its companion Internet site, http://www.ShopNBC.com, is recognized as a top e-commerce site with compelling product videos. ShopNBC is owned and operated by ValueVision Media (NASDAQ: VVTV).

Contact Information


  • Contact Info:

    Kathleen Moon
    Thomas Kinkade Company
    408 201 5191
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    Anthony Giombetti
    ShopNBC
    Media Relations
    612 308 1190
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