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  One of our favorite sayings is "If it isn’t moving, we can frame it."  (We were tested once while framing huge spider.  IT MOVED! The framer had extensive therapy and is doing fine now. Thank you.) When you work with clients on framing projects, you often have a window into their lives and it can be a rather intimate experience.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | Hits: 3829
... much, you lose some money; that is all. But when you pay too little, you often lose everything, for the object purchased cannot perform the task it was intended for.”  Now, I like a good bargain just as much as the next person, but I also like to think that I’m a smart enough consumer to know when to spend money and when I can go for the less ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 04 April 2013 | Hits: 3789
When I got into the business of framing, it didn’t occur to me that selecting a frame would often be an emotional experience. It stands to reason emotions come into play when you consider that people generally frame photos and objects that are of great importance to them. (Of course, there was the client who shadowboxed a rock only to inform us later ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 10 August 2012 | Hits: 4210
... form “gicler” which means “to spray.” Giclées have several advantages over lithographs: Artists can produce their work as needed as opposed to having to produce a mass edition. Once an image is digitized, it can be saved and printed on demand. This eliminates the often prohibitive up front costs of printing a full edition. (Giclée’s editions are still ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10329
.…does the price of the work increase in value? It’s a question we get asked very often.  The answer is:  Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In most cases, an artist’s death has little or no impact on the selling price of his work. Artists who were ignored in life are generally ignored in death. Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin were ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 21 June 2013 | Hits: 6372
We’re often asked how we select the art that hangs in our gallery.  The simple answer is we select what we think will sell.  How do we know that?  Experience. That’s not to say we haven’t made a few boo-boos over the years.  (There was that piece with the monkey sitting on a piano that stuck around for a few years, but that ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 11914
... he created at night for his own enjoyment – he was an “illustrator by day and a surrealist by night.”  . This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, still depicts outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings and still has the Seuss humor and the often deeper meaning his characters portrayed.  It breaks new ground, using ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 6867
... window” and my favorites – “The yard is too small (it’s the size of a football field) and “The downstairs family room isn’t big enough for us to gather with our teen-aged boys.” We have a huge playroom upstairs and as my wise daughter pointed out, how often do teen-aged boys want to hang out with their parents anyway? We learned if someone doesn’t ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7694
... we often get asked is “Well, what information does my insurance agent need to insure my art for me?” Anne gave me the following list of important documents and information to have: The original Bill of Sale is preferable for any art, unless your art has changed in value since date of purchase. If your art has changed in value you will need ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 7168
... have remodeled and their old art no longer looks good in the new surroundings or they are having financial difficulties and need some quick cash. In any and all cases, the most important step in trying to sell your art is to KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE. Quite often people think they have a valuable piece of art only to find out it has no value (other than sentimental). ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 8812
If I knew then what I know now… You can say that about a great many things, but today, I’m referring to PORTRAITS.  When you are young or have young children, you don’t often think about freezing a moment in time.  Trust me – in what seems like a split second, your babies turn into adults who live far away and you and your spouse reach ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 07 June 2012 | Hits: 4563
One of the questions we get asked very often is, "How do you select the art you hang in your gallery?" Other artists who would like us to hang theirs most often ask this. Generally speaking, to hang on our walls or to be featured on our website, the artist needs to be a known entity people are searching for over the Internet.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 23 January 2012 | Hits: 5066
It happens pretty often. Someone will call for Andy and without thinking, we say, “He’s out on a hanging.”  There’s usually a pause on the other end of the phone as they envision Andy holding a rope instead of a hammer and picture hooks.  Art Installation Services Many people don’t realize we offer “hanging services” along with art, custom ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 30 May 2014 | Hits: 3086
... a tall piece of furniture or when you have a large grouping.) When I go into people’s homes or offices, I often get a stiff neck looking at their art.  (Although I’m too polite to say so – my mother taught me well.) 2. Using a single hook. How often do you see crooked art on the wall?  If you’re like me, you have the urge to straighten ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 03 February 2012 | Hits: 4063
... snow white, whitecap, oyster, Spanish white, wheat, digital white or just plain white? The list above barely scratches the surface of the choices of white mats available.  Whenever we pull out a stack of mat samples for a client’s artwork, we often hear, “Wow!  I never knew there could be so many different shades of white!” When ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 09 August 2013 | Hits: 7817
 
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