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Holiday shipping schedule

By Al R. Young
Listed below are the last days, for each type of product from the Studios and each shipping speed, to order a product and be confident of its delivery by Christmas Eve.
Domestic Shipping
Please be aware of the following policies and recommendations:
Rush-order requestsReceiving a shipment from Al Young StudiosFraming
International Shipping Delays
When ordering internationally, please add the following number of days to the above table to ensure on-time delivery.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to guarentee that any international orders will not encounter extra delays in International Customs... Read more »

Tags: My Father’s Captivity, The Seymore Wainscott Anthology, The Boxwood Folios Vol. 1, Bevel Wainscott Vol. 1, Leornian Feldham Vol. 1, Leornian Feldham Vol. 2, Leornian Feldham Vol. 3, The White Pavilion Vol. 1, The White Pavilion Vol. 2, The...


Guidelines for Requests to Copy or Publish Historical Documents, Commentary, Book Excerpts or Photographs from Al Young Studios or The BenHaven Archives

By Al R. Young
To initiate a request for permission to reproduce images of artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios, please read Guidelines for Requests to Copy or Publish Artworks Created by the Artists of Al Young Studios.

To initiate a request for permission to reproduce historical documents and photographs from The BenHaven Archives, as well as all other visual and verbal material published by the Artists and Writers of Al Young Studios, please email to us the following information... Read more »

Tags: 2017, BenHaven Archives, News, Operations announcements


Contacting The BenHaven Archives

By Al R. Young
The BenHaven Archives does not offer access to its papers and artifacts (except through digital copies), nor is it possible to visit or tour the Archives. The Archives is neither staffed nor housed to provide such services.

In connection with My Father's Captivity, Al Young Studios published digital copies of most of the original materials, upon which the book is based, in 2009.  This was done as a public service, with the objective of providing free online access to families and descendants of prisoners of war, as well as access for students, writers, researchers, and other interested parties... Read more »

Tags: 2017, BenHaven Archives, News, Operations announcements


Fine Art Framing: Al Young Studios' custom framing services for original artworks and giclees (overview)

By Al R. Young
We have framed our own artworks for more than 25 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For various reasons--including constant change in the availability of moulding styles--we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service.  Of necessity, all of our framing projects are custom projects that are priced, completed, and billed accordingly.  For example, inasmuch as the Studios does not maintain a selection of off-the-shelf moulding options, moulding styles actually available at the time of a request for information about framing options must be researched... Read more »

Tags: Elspeth’s Hollyhocks, North Shore, Nasturtium, Wald Kirche, Old Dominion, Scabiosa, A Boy’s Prayer, Foxglove, Moonlit, Waiting, Untitled, Narcissus on beige paper, Narcissus on gray paper, July, The Almira, Columbine, Maine, Final Draft,


Site update summary

By Al R. Young
A site update on 2016 May 5, featured the following enhancements:The Temple Fine Art Collection  has been added to the site’s art gallery.  This is possible in consequence of a license from the copyright holder; nevertheless, nothing has changed concerning the availability of prints through Al Young Studios.

Several changes have been made to the site’s user interface.  Some of the major changes include:The background image for the home page now features Below The Mountain by Tanner Young... Read more »

Tags: 2016, News, Operations announcements


Rush-order requests

By Al R. Young
Before requesting a rush order from Al Young Studios, please be aware of the following:Expedited shipping is already built into our shopping cart.  Consequently, expediting the shipping of a product does not require a request to rush an order.

With rare exception, all Studios' inventory is printed on demand; therefore, rushing an order means printing the product more quickly than usual.  And inasmuch as Al Young Studios out-sources all printing services, rushing an order involves not only arranging for a third party to produce the item more quickly, but printing it without delaying other orders whose delivery is already scheduled... Read more »

Tags: 2015, News, Operations announcements, Orders and shipping


Site update summary

By Al R. Young
A site update on November 8, 2014, featured the following enhancements:The following Operations announcements have been added to the Newsroom:Guidelines for commissioning Al Young Studios to create illustrationsStorybook Home Life added to the Newsroom as home page for articles of interest to readers of The Storybook Home Journal and The Storybook Home Journal Blog.

A list of the Christmas issues of The Storybook Home Journal presents links to the 14 Christmas issues published by Al Young Studios since Christmas 2000... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Operations announcements


Guidelines for commissioning Al Young Studios to create illustrations

By Al R. Young If you are interested in obtaining a license to copy or publish an existing artwork
produced by the Artists of Al Young Studios, please see
Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios

If you are interested in commissioning Al Young Studios to create illustrations, please be aware of the following:1.   We work on a commission basis.  Only very rarely might we consider working on the basis of a royalty—very rarely... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Illustration, Operations announcements


Site update summary

By Al R. Young
A bi-monthly site update on October 23, 2014, features the following enhancements:Major changes to the format and content of the FAQ page, including correlation of the page with operational and other content in the Newsroom, numbered headings and QA couplets for ready reference, addition of a Services section, review and updating of all content.

The following Operations announcements have been added to the Newsroom since the previous site update:Contacting Al Young Studios
Receiving a shipment from Al Young Studios
Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young StudiosPolicy changes and greater detail concerning framing services available from Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Operations announcements


Contacting Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young
One of the reasons email is the preferred point of contact is that a message received via our commercial site is automatically logged by our helpdesk, which, of course, facilitates tracking of customer inquiries.  We also prefer email because the channel is open 24 hours a day seven days a week and, frankly, is more conveniently monitored than telephone messages.  Neither emails nor telephone messages are jobbed-out to a 3rd party, but are received directly by the Studios.

Messages sent via social media flow into the stream of digital communications received at the Studios; nevertheless, while these communications may be monitored, they are not subject to the same rigor as communications received via our commercial site or voice messages left on the Studios' telephone system... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Operations announcements


Receiving a shipment from Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young
We strongly advise that upon receipt of shipment:The contents of the shipment be carefully unpacked as soon as possible.

Items in the shipment be inspected to ensure that no damage occurred during shipment.

Any suspected damage to shipment contents be reported immediately to the Studios by email or by telephone.  Email may prove preferable because information required in addressing such problems will eventually need to be communicated by email anyway, emails to support@support... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Operations announcements, Orders and shipping


Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young
To initiate a request for permission to reproduce images of artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios, please email to us the following information.  Answering these questions at the outset of your inquiry expedites our review of the application.1.   Identify each artwork, in which you are interested, by title and serial number.  Click here to browse the Studios' illustration portfolios.

2.   Description of intended use to be made of the image(s), such as the nature of the publication, presentation of the image in the publication, and media in which the publication will be distributed... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Illustration, News, Operations announcements


Site update adds enhancements to www.alyoung.com

By Al R. Young
A major site update on September 10, 2014, provides the following enhancements for the convenience of visitors and patrons:Newsroom added to the site as the Studios' single, online news and feature source - Involved porting more than 1000 articles from our blogs.
Limited Editions Collection added to the site.
Presentation of each collection of oil paintings has been simplified.  For example, see the Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.
Page created for The Papers of Seymore Wainscott... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Operations announcements


Blog content and functionality now available in Newsroom on www.alyoung.com

By Al R. Young
We have added a Newsroom to our flagship Internet site (www.alyoung.com).
The Newsroom presents the blog posts and blog-page contents that have appeared on our blog suite since we initiated them in January 2010.  Categories associated with each Newsroom article offer the same functionality and view of content that have been available on the Studios' blogs.  And because of the way the Newsroom presents article summaries, we sincerely hope visitors will find that the Newsroom actually makes it easier to peruse the hundreds of articles accumulated during the last four and a half years... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Operations announcements