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 Art Above the Sofa

"Art should never be the same width as the sofa," advises Decorator Brad Ford. A better setup: Choose a painting or a print that's two-thirds as wide as the couch, and position it so that its midpoint is about 60 inches from the floor and centered. The bottom edge should be 8 to 10 inches above the sofa back.

 

Art Above the Bed

"After the bed itself, the wall above the bed is the most visible real estate in the room, so don't leave it empty," says Designer Elaine Griffin. "Fill it with something that makes you smile." The art should occupy no less than two-thirds of the area above the headboard but not extend beyond its edges. Steer clear of minuscule dimensions "unless you have a four-poster bed, which is already busy. In that case, a small, simple piece hung low works well." 

 

Holiday gifts have started arriving in the gallery.
       Functional "Graphite Objects"write like a pencil by San Francisco artist, Angelio Batle. Assortment of designs (shell, quill, alligator, owl, hand, orchid...)
With daily use they should last 7-9 years.

 Perfect gift for that sophisticated someone that likes all things "artsy". 

  


Dear Friends of the Gallery,

Turkey Day is upon us and I want to wish you all scrumptious food and great memories. It may be too late to order that new dining room table or custom window coverings before the holidays but it is not too late to refresh your walls with custom framing.
                              Leah                                                                                                                                     

Art Find 

Recent purchase at a local consignment store ($33) prompted a visit from one of our nicest customers who wanted to re-frame this signed lithograph by artist, A. Sehring.  The image brought back lovely memories for her and her sister of growing up on Cape Cod. A little sleuthing revealed that the artist's originals sell currently at $20,000 up and  lithographs of this size sell for $300 on his website.  Russian born in 1930, Adolph Sehring has  quite an interesting biography and is in impressive collections worldwide. He relocated from his Virginia plantation "Tetley"and now resides in Florida with his wife Mary.  

Out of the Frame Shop

 

Nice Framing of an original Fall Scene on canvas. Friends of the gallery and ardent collectors had this piece shipped to the gallery from Connecticut for framing for their home here in Venice.  In this instance they did a museum mount with an aged cherry floater frame by Larson Juhl that highlighted the rich fall colors and then capped it with a warm gold shadow box frame by Engelsen Moulding.  Nice job guys!

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Collectors' Gallery & Framery

Collectors' Gallery & Framery has been in Historic Downtown Venice since 1983.  Located at 114 Nokomis Ave.S. between  Venice Wine and Coffee and Bella Luna Coffee shop in the Merchants of Venice Building.  We look forward to your visit!