Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2nd Annual Art Show

Feature Artist: Howard Watson

Mark your calendars! Don't miss this event we are celebrating art together for our 2nd annual year on November 4th, 5th and 6th. Our opening reception will be Friday Nov. 4th, 2011 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The sale will continue on Nov. 5th and 6th from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. Our first year was such a success and enjoyed by so many people that its been requested for us to have another show to Celebrate Art! This show benefits our sister's missions in Tanzania, Africa. If you would like to read a little more about our sisters in Tanzania click on the link Our African Sisters under other links on this blog.
www.sistersholyredeemer.org/masista_wa_mkombozi.htm ) We have a few changes in store for all of our guests. This year we will add scultures, pottery, original artistic jewlery and portfolios. It will be different but will surely be an enjoyable experience for all who attend this event!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spring Is Here!

Once again spring brings us many family and friend memories; graduations, first holy communions and weddings. Contemplate getting that special memory framed for you to enjoy for years to come.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Picture Sale!

On Monday, March 14th and Tuesday, March 15th we will have a picture sale at the hospital in the atrium. We have all kinds of pictures. Oils, watercolors and prints. Landscapes, flowers and cultural pictures. Come and See!

More Pictures!

There are more pictures added to our online gallery. Our own frameshop has pictures to sell. So visit the sight...you might find a picture you like.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Popular Question... How Wide should mats be?

Are wider mats better?
Many people do not choose a mat wide enough. Usually because of lack of experience or they think it costs lots more. Which it really doesn’t. You can prove this to yourself. The next time you have a picture custom framed, ask your framer to quote you the price of the whole job using only a 2-inch mat border around your picture. Write this price down on a piece of paper right there on the frame shop desk. Now ask your custom framer to change the border to 4 inches wide. A good shop can do this instantly. Write this price above the former price. Subtract the difference and you will find the difference in most cases to be very little compared to what you receive. Just a couple of inches and a small change in price could take your framed art from being ho hum to OH Wow!

How wide a mat border do you need?
Without seeing the artwork it is difficult to say. But I will say this. A picture up to 11 by 14 inches needs a minimum of two to three inches of border. From there up to 16 by 20 you should have a minimum of three inches. Anything over 16 by 20 should have at least 3 or 4 inches of border. This is a fairly good guide for most people. Remember these are minimums. Have you ever seen a postage stamp framed using six inches of border all around it. Watch how that really draws people up to it to find out what has been framed in that little hole! See, a lot depends on what you are framing.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Canvas Oil Paintings Can Get Really Large!

Recently a customer came in with a very large oil painting on canvas that needed to be stretched and framed. She found out about us all the way from North Carolina. The distance did not stop her from sharing her joy when it arrived and hung the picture up in her house. Her son took a fantastic picture and sent it to us to enjoy also as you can see.