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Upcoming Art Festivals

Posted by anglesartandframe on March 24, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

You know what's hot this spring?  Art shows and fairs, the Winter Park art festival just ended last weekend,.  But this is what's coming up, taking us into summer:

Altamonte Springs

     4th Annual Uptown Art Expo

    Florida Crane's Roost Park

    274 Crane's Roost Blvd.

    Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm

    Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

    150 Exhibitors

For more info: www.uptownartexpo.com

March 28 & 29*

DeLand    

    50th Annual DeLand Outdoor Art Festival

    Earl Brown Park on South Alabama Avenue

    Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm

    Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm

    90 Exhibitors and 75 Crafters

For more info: www.DelandOutdoorArtFest.com

 

April 25 & 26*

Apopka

    54th Annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival

    Kit Land Nelson Park

    18 North Forest Avenue

    Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm

    Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm

    160 Artists

May 2 & 3*

Sanford

    St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

    Historic Downtown Sanford

    Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm

    Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

    125 artists

So get on out and get your art on.  Support local artist and bring it in for framing.

Color Choices Affect Your Mood

Posted by anglesartandframe on August 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

When you are picking out a mat for your frame you have several color choices.  The first thing to consider is what color is the room?  What type of furniture do you have?  While the furnishings may dictate the frame type, the mat is all about the colors of the room.  Did you ever wonder why yellow was such a popular color for kitchens?  It's because yellow is said to give you energy, It also brightens the room and is thought to increase your metabolism.

Lavender and green are tranquility colors that soothe.  Those are the ones to use in the living room and bedroom for relaxation.  This would call for a mat frame that doesn't necessarily have to match perfectly, At our Casselberry location you can choose from hundreds of mat colors and styles.  Recently, a decorator from Winter Park brought in some original art and matched it up with colors using a simple Valspar color swatch.

Red is a popular color for dining rooms because encourages ones appetite.  If your looking for a color to make you more productive, blue seems to be the color most likely to achieve this. So it would be a good choice for a home office.  It's also a popular color for many beach condominiums.  Recently a customer on Etsy.com ordered a popular sea fan for her waterfront condo.  It can be seen on Jessica Decker's page on  Pinterest.com.  That's where you'll see lots of calming pink colors, a great choice for a girls bedroom.   

 

Art in Science

Posted by anglesartandframe on July 22, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Who said art and science have nothing in common?  Probably no one, but Princeton University's Art in Science competition have our attention.  You can see the winners here: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/art-science-photos-prove-scientists-have-soul-n161761

The website state:  The 2014 selections include videos for the first time. Judges chose 44 still images from more than 250 submissions from Princeton undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff and alumni. Twelve videos were chosen from more than 50 submissions.

3000 Years of Art In ThREE MINUTES

Posted by anglesartandframe on June 20, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

If you're like us, you love art and the creative process.  Over the last 3000 years millions of pieces of art have been created.  So how can you narrow it down to a three minute video?  It's the brainchild of Mason Williams, who is most remembered for his hit "Classical Gas".  He created an early music video by synching the song to a film by Dan MacLaughlin called 3000 Years of Art in 3 Minutes and aired it on the Smothers Brothers comedy show.  See if you can find your favorite work.  It's the probably the best three minutes you'll spend on the internet today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ibWm96aoPQ

Enhance your decor with sea fans

Posted by anglesartandframe on June 16, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer has rushed in and by now Memorial Day is long forgotten.  It's hot, humid and sticky.  While afternoon rains crush the heat, the days seem longer because sunset is delayed.  How about a sanctuary from all of this?  Consider a beach or ocean themed room or patio area for a perfect place to celebrate summer everyday.  After a long day at work or with the kids it's time to kick off your shoes and sit back and enjoy a cool beverage at the patio table.  You can get decorative nets to hang on your wall or from your ceiling to display the one of a kind shell collection you are going to get walking the beach on your vacation this year.  You can pick them up at your Casselberry area craft stores.  A nice touch is a water feature you can put on your wall or the table.  Some of the big Winter Park and Maitland home improvement stores have kits and ready made features.  Why not top it off by featuring some framed sea fans like these on ETSY https://www.etsy.com/listing/192824431/framed-ocean-black-coral-sea-fans-in .  Whatever you decide, make this a summer to remember by creating your special space to relax.

Art Restoration

Posted by anglesartandframe on December 5, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 


 

 

 

Ecce Homos by Elias Garcia Martinez, a 19th-century painter, before and after restoration. (Google images)

There are different ways to go about restoring art.  Things like type of canvas, paints and period styles all factor into the proper procedure to use when restoring.  Oh, and maybe talent is also needed?  Apparently, the well meaning Catholic parishioner from the Northern Spanish town of Borja had little training in the art of restoration when she took on the project.  The artistic motif which depicts Jesus before his crucifixion was severely altered when it came back to hang in its 100 year old spot.  Before you restore, please talk to a restoration specialists.

Fundraising Ideas

Posted by anglesartandframe on August 8, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This fall is going to be a busy time raising money for charities, whether it is a school connected fundraiser or a national charity.  Art is always a great fundraising tool.  You can auction off art already framed or you can get creative.  If you are raising money for a school, why not have the students do art projects and organize a fundraiser to auction them off?  Here in Winter Park a local school does this on an annual basis.   If it is for a charity, why not get in touch with the local chapter and find out if there are any volunteers or beneficiaries of the charity who can paint or are crafty?   People will tend to donate to causes they believe in especially when they walk away with a momento from the event.

The Snookfoundation.org representative in Casselberry often gets art donated and look for good deals to frame it.   If you have a high end event, then consider having a custom framer enhance the artwork with a beautiful framing, matting and glass package.  After all, people take their art with them when they move, much like they take their furnishings with them also.  Don't overlook art and framing for your next fundraiser.

Summer Shadowbox Ideas

Posted by anglesartandframe on July 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Last summer vacation what did you bring back to remember it by, a coffee mug, a trinket or t-shirt, perhaps a sunburn?  You can relive vacation memories without boring your friends and family to tears by having a shadow box memorializing it.  Basically shadow boxes are used to frame three dimensional things like baseballs, wedding dresses, swords and memorabilia-you get the picture.  

 

This summer bring back  shells and sand from the beach, some tickets to shows, bottle caps and of course pictures to make a shadow box framing of your trip.  Maybe you set out from Oviedo and visited an iconic place like the Grand Canyon and you have some rocks you picked up, they make great shadow box items.  Save your plane or train tickets and add them too.  Did you see a great show or go to a summer ballgame?  Anything that can enhance pictures or art and maybe has a little story behind it makes a good item to include.

 

One couple from the Casselberry and Maitland area brought back tickets from a Cirque de Soleil show and some casino chips as well as lucky dice they used on their trip to Las Vegas.  Another time someone from Winter Park found items like old hotel keys, rocks from a volcanic ruin and a sea fan  including them along with pictures and postcards to tell a story of a wonderful summer affair.

 

Whatever speaks to you should be included and if you hang them in the entry way of your home it makes for great conversation with guests.  So this summer while you are making memories out there, bring some things back home so you can create your one of a kind shadow box containing unlimited memories.




The Five Most Collectible Highwaymen Paintings

Posted by anglesartandframe on June 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

               The Most Collectible Florida Highwaymen Painters

 

I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like. – Gelett Burgess 

Picking the most collectible artists from a list is like picking the best all time third baseman or the funniest comedian.  Each person has a reason for liking certain artists or paintings, so with much trepidation and some confidence here goes:

 

1. Harold Newton   

Most people who come to the art and framing store like the Newtons and Harold seems to get the most votes.  Harold (and his brother Sam) are part of the original Florida Highwaymen now enshrined in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.  He learned his trade from another hall of fame artist A.E. "Beanie" Backus and was rumored to paint at times, side by side with the artist.  Several times at art shows when shown a picture of a Newton on a smartphone, the other Highwaymen immediately recognize it by his style.

 

2.  Alfred Hair  

Because He also studied under Backus, and was one the the originals he comes in a close second.  He was frequently criticized for his hasty work and often times hired family members to paint by committee in order to turn out more paintings.   He was the most charismatic and some of his paintings sell for more than $3000.  He is highly collectible and often people come in looking for the elusive "Hair" to enhance their collection.

 

3.  Sam Newton   

Harold's surviving brother Sam is an accomplished artist in his own right and still paints today.  His landscapes romancing the Florida coastline are a must have for any serious Highwaymen collector.  This makes it a little more difficult in distinguishing the older works from the newer ones made to look older.  There will be another article of tell tale signs

of older works of art versus newer ones in coming weeks.

 

4.  R.A. McLendon

Most all the Highwaymen paint the Florida shorelines, palm trees getting blown by stormy winds and beautiful Indian River scenes.  McLendon has some orange grove paintings showing workers picking oranges on ladders in the trees and on the ground putting them in bushels.  Some of the painters came out of the orange picking and harvesting industry which thrived in the Fort Pierce area.  Still painting, his soft style makes his work a coveted addition.

 

5.  Mary Ann Carroll

Mainly because she is the only female artist she comes in at number five.  Recently in 2011 invited to the White House she gave Mrs. Obama one of her original paintings.  She still travels to art shows selling her paintings and greeting her fans. 

 

The artists left off the top five list can be debated as to why they weren't included.  The talented Highwaymen continue to paint and pass their legacy down to their children and grandchildren.  Please visit our page with some of their paintings and see why expert Gary Monroe said in the Orlando Sentinel "In Florida today, there is a near feeding frenzy over acquiring Highwaymen paintings, and, like the potato-chip commercial suggests, it seems that nobody can have just one,"

 


 


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