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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." 


Unique Holiday Gift.
       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". 




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Dear Friends of the Gallery,

Season's Greetings from all of us here at Collectors' Gallery & Framery. It's been an exciting year. Our best ever! May Your holidays surpass your expectations. If your shopping is not complete, a gift certificate for custom framing is always appreciated.
              Happy New Year!                              Leah                                                                                                                                     

Holiday Story!

Recently, my daughter Rebecca and I decided to redecorate her room. As she was looking for a "retro" look for the room, I spent some time trying to find items around the house that she could use.

I showed her a poster I remembered from my college days and we both decided it would be the perfect match. I brought it to the Collectors' Gallery & Framery and finished up the wallpapering and bedding to complete the look.

A little history - - my husband and I met in 1983, in Amherst, Massachusetts. We bought this poster early in our relationship, and it has been displayed in many of our homes, but, for the past 10 years or so, it has been unframed, and under our bed.

Leah was excited to report to me that a customer that came into the shop noticed the poster and commented that it was a rare, signed print by an artist named Jim Dine, and it might have some value (beyond the sentimental, of course!). With a beautiful white mat and black frame, the piece is better than ever.

Thanks to some research that Leah completed, we have discovered that this beautiful print by Jim Dine, an American pop artist, was completed in 1970. Auction sites have listed the lithograph in price ranges from $400 to $4700! It has been a pretty exciting find for something under the bed, and my daughter's room looks richer with it on the wall.

Sharon Betterton



Now in its 19th year, Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens has become one of Central Florida's favorite holiday destinations. With glittering decorations at Pinewood Estate and bright, colorful poinsettia displays lining the River of Stone - there's a a touch of Christmas to everything at the Gardens.
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!