Graves Country

Now ol'Roff's World

Located in Stockton, CA

Ph# 209 473-7089

graves@gravescountry.com

Graves Country gallery was opened in 1984, in Sutter Creek CA. Later in 1980 we moved to Lodi, CA, on North Main Street. In mid 1990 we moved to 15 North Cherokee Lane. We had planned on never moving again but God had a different plan in store. In late 2012 I was diagnosed with a Pituitary Tumor and my life was changed forever. Surgery in December of 2012 rendered me almost totally blind in the right eye, limited vision in the left eye, unsteady balance, and limited short-term memory. The surgery was not 100% successful and I was left with a partial tumor in my head. Needless to say, I could no longer maintain the gallery. It was auctioned off June 9th, 2013 by a longtime friend and great auctioneer, Buster Hewlett of Legrand Ca.

My lovely wife Arleney and I had been in business many years. We sold at Folk Fest in Georgia from 1995 through 2002.  We were friends with many of the artists such as Jimmie Sudduth, Bernice Sims, Rev Finster, Rev WC Rice, and others. We visited the potters in Alabama and Georgia. We were friend with the Hewells, Bobby Ferguson, Jerry Brown, and several others. At the time of the  gallery's closure we represented over 50 different artists, potters, and sculpturers. Our gallery had in excess of 500 great pieces. All were auctioned on June 9th.

But for some crazy reason this 77 years old guy with part of a tumor still in his head said to himself “This tumor is not going to control me”. I have decided to go on but I am unable to operate a gallery where I can properly conduct sales to you . I have collected my whole life and on my website I will continue to display our personal collection. I will share with you some of the items I have never let go. I have remained friends with some great artists and I will show their best to you.  

In olRoff' s World, you will see the furniture  we have saved in our home, the best paintings I can find, you will find old bottles from Shipwrecks such as “The Association” sunk in 1707 (yes 1707). Remember many of these bottles will date back before the  Revolutionary War---some even before the Salem Witch Trials! You will enjoy olRoff's World!

A few years ago I occasionally smoked a pipe. I have returned to that bad habit, so you may find some pipes on the website I have collected since the closure of the gallery

You will see flowers from our yard in the gallery and flowers from your yard. We invite you to participate. Here is a chance for you to show off the flowers from your yard! Let us enjoy the art of our Heavenly Father together!

I intend to maintain an occasional newsletter. If you want to receive the newsletter, please email me. A few months ago I sent an email to two or three thousand people. I asked if they wanted to receive my Newsletter. I expected to hear from 100 or so. I received over 900 requests. I am so thankful for each one!

Thank you for being such loyal patrons and friends!

ol'Roff