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Welcome to the March issue of the Geary Gallery Guide.
With spring right around the corner, we celebrate the warmth and beauty of florals with the "Still Life Under Northern Light" exhibit featuring the still life oil paintings of New York artist, Murray Smith.

If you can't make it in person to see his amazing exhibit, enjoy taking a virtual tour on our website.

And with St. Patrick's Day's coming up, it will be a festive atmosphere, indeed. We look forward to seeing you, and we sincerely appreciate your support and patronage.

Sláinte! (Good health!)

Anne & Tom Geary
(203) 655-6633

P.S. Peter Max is coming in May! Details to come!

The featured piece of the month is by Mary Morant titled, "Crimson Sunset." It is 30in x 40in, oil on canvas and priced at $3,800.

Click here to see this amazing piece!
Featured Artist: Murray Smith

Murray Smith is a graduate of The High School of Art and Design and attended both The Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Known for his still life oil paintings, he is enamored with the effect of northern light on his still life subjects.

Smith says, "There is nothing equal to the silvery beauty and atmosphere of north light. Simple objects like a vase, a flower or a bunch of grapes have their moment here under these magical conditions. My work is about painting that light. This is why I love painting still life."

Smith has won multiple open juried awards, including a top landscape award for Ice Flows, The Kuhn Oil Painting Award for Floral, The 29th Annual Ridgewood Art Institute Regional Open Juried Show 2009, The Ruth Beekman Award for Floral, The 27th Annual Ridgewood Art Institute Regional Open Juried Show 2007, and Top Floral Award at The 26th Annual Ridgewood Art Institute Regional Open Juried Show in 2006. In 2005, he captured the top prizes for still life with The Jane Peterson Still Life Award from The Hudson Valley Art Association and the Salmagundi Club Award from the Regional Open Juried Show in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

His work has been displayed in The Lycian Galleries in Sugar Loaf, New York and his first prize landscape graced the cover of The Warwick Valley Phone book in 1999. He won the distinguished Art Director's Gold Medal for the poster, I Want Out which has been in London's Victoria and Albert Museum's poster and print collection for the past 30 years.

An award winning art director, Murray Smith has enjoyed a distinguished career in advertising for more than 25 years. He's most proud of the 12 years he spent as a designer in an entertainment advertising company he helped form. Among his many achievements, he is credited with creating campaigns and posters for more than 200 films including Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, Superman and All the President's Men.

Today, Smith teaches a still life oil painting class at The Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, New Jersey and resides with his wife, Rochelle in upstate New York.

To view Murray Smith's work, visit our online gallery.

The Murray Smith exhibit runs March 1 - 31, and his paintings are available for acquisition. All are welcome, and admission is free. Geary Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.
New Pieces From Sue Barrasi
Make Time to Repair Those Paintings and Frames

If you have a painting that needs to be cleaned or repaired, or a frame that is chipped or broken, bring it to Accent Restoration and give it new life! We'll bring your treasured paintings and frames back to their original beauty. Our projects hang in leading galleries, museums, historical societies and private residences throughout Fairfield County. Click here to learn more.
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Schedule Your Family Portrait Today!

From live sitting or a photograph... to an original portrait, created by an artist chosen for their mastery of their medium, the Geary Gallery provides you with a service that makes it easy and affordable to create an exceptional work of art that will be treasured in your family for generations to come. Whether you'd like a portrait of your children, your pet, home or even your favorite vacation spot, we can match you with the perfect artist. We invite you to view the portfolios of our portrait artists. For more information about our portrait service, contact us today at (203) 655-6633.
We Deliver Your Art to Your Car

To help parents with babies and small children who are unable to easily leave their car, we have Curbside Pick-up service. Just call from your car when you're in the gallery parking lot to pick up your work, and a gallery employee will bring it to you. Call (203) 655-6633.
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Take the guesswork out of choosing a gift for your loved one with a gift certificate in the denomination of your choosing. Deciding on an art piece can be a very personal choice. Our gift certificates can be used towards any of our original artwork, consignment pieces, custom frames, 3D custom framing, frame or oil painting repair, or a custom original portrait.
Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing were founded in 1984, and today are Fairfield County's preeminent art gallery and frame shop, featuring an extensive collection of original artwork, and custom framing services. With four elaborate display rooms, Geary Gallery maintains an ambitious exhibition schedule to showcase both Connecticut-based artists with national reputations as well as well-known artists from along the Eastern seaboard. The public can enjoy a new show virtually every five weeks. The Gallery also offers a Custom Original Portrait Service, which matches their favorite artists with customers wishing to commission an original portrait of their family, an individual, pet or home. With an extensive inventory of over 2,000 corner samples, Accent Picture Framing and Restoration is a service that is highly regarded for its master framing techniques as well as precision art restoration services for leading museums, auction houses, and historical societies.

For more information about Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing, call (203) 655-6633 or visit our website.

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9:30am to 5:00pm

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576 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820