Framing is a great way to display your favourite memories. Whether it’s a single photo or a group, custom framing preserves and personalizes these images. Framing one’s family tree with a mixture of old and new photos will always result in a timeless treasure.
The Art Exchange offers hundreds of options for matting and frames to suit your project perfectly. Any size can be built, whether you’re looking to have a large portrait over the fireplace or a piece to fill that narrow wall space. Custom framing is flexible in design layout and in the number of mat openings. Our staff are always on hand to assist in creating a memorial framed piece.
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1.Check out our Westland Gallery's website. Our staff members have recently added videos of artist interviews and tours of the gallery. Hundreds of original paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics are at your fingertips and all the work from local artists.
2. Get out your sketchbook. If you are having trouble finding a subject then sketch your home environment and try to illustrate your mood in the drawing whether it's relaxed, bored or frustrated.
3.Check out PBS - The Art Assignment. There are a variety of short videos; tours in major international galleries, a look at famous artists' eating habits, an exploration of art history movements and a collection of art challenges for artists and art lovers. Click the link below.
4. Listen to a TED Talk. There is an array of art related talks so click the link below to check them out.
5.Take an artsy quiz and test your knowledge.
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We had the privilege of framing a collection of items from a client’s father to commemorate his service. The challenge of this project was creating a cohesive layout to provide a clear narrative. As designers, we wanted the viewer's eye to travel around the piece and gather knowledge through the different artifacts included. Balancing the number and scale of the objects and then dividing the piece into three sections created visual order. Once the layout was sorted, a grey tweed fabric mat was chosen to reference the metal while contrasting with the bronze and gold. The colours of the ribbons and the veteran’s vest were echoed by thin blue inner mat. A wide rich brown frame added an element of warmth and age with its rustic unfinished edge. This truly was a heart-warming project as communicated by the finished piece.
Artists Eric Atkinson and Jill Price are not afraid to experiment with materials. Atkinson uses sand to add texture to painted canvases, both large and small. This added element started as a happy accident when he dropped a wet painting at the beach. Now it has become a signature element in his work. He has also has worked on unusual surfaces such as cake pans. His series of four circular paintings are a tribute to the work of folk artist and fisherman Alfred Wallis illustrating the Cornish coasts of England.
In Westland Gallery's recent Abstract Exhibition, Price worked with recycled found objects and reused or revisited old pieces to create new ones. She emphasized the importance of using items destined for landfill to create something beautiful; a collection of center pieces are available at the gallery. Also included in this show is a series of soft sculptures created out of Price's past canvas projects.
Whether making consciously sustainable art, playing with textures,or referencing a a peer, the materials chosen by an artist gives great insight into the completed work.
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