Friday, December 29, 2017

Shizen Design handmade papers are in stock!

All Shizen Papers are 100% recycled made from cotton scraps from the Indian Garment industry. 
Shizen (means 'Nature' in Japanese) offers a wide range of unique and exotic Handmade Papers.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

For Alzheimer’s Patients, 
Art’s Therapeutic Effects Are Transformative 

In the 1990s, Berna Huebner was struggling to communicate with her
mother, the painter Hilda Gorenstein, who was suffering from
Alzheimer’s disease. “I asked, ‘Mom, do you want to paint?’” says
Huebner, who heads a Chicago charitable foundation. “And her eyes
opened up and she said, ‘Yes, I remember better when I paint.’”
Gorenstein, a marine artist who had once painted murals at a 1933–
1934 Chicago World’s Fair, “wasn’t able to focus at all,” remembers
Huebner. “I thought it was her hearing. I called her doctor, and without
even blinking he said, ‘Why don't you call her old school and get some
students to paint with her?’” Gorenstein subsequently began to paint
with a handful of students from the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, her alma mater. After working with a student for several weeks
she began to paint again. “It struck a chord,” adds Huebner.
Fast forward to 1999, and Huebner founded the charitable Hilgos
Foundation to provide grants for art students to work with Alzheimer’s
patients. A decade later, a documentary, I Remember Better When I
Paint, co-directed by Huebner, shows the positive effects of art and
other creative therapies on Alzheimer’s patients. It has now screened
internationally and been broadcast on public television. “There are
more and more people working with art and Alzheimer’s,” says
Huebner. One reason is the increasing body of research supporting art’s
transformative effects on those suffering from the disease.

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 Art & Frame of Sarasota Presents:
 2017 Winter Hall Gallery Art Show

Now through January 18, 2018

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Experience Color! Gamblin Radiant Colors

Gamblin Radiant Colors: (clockwise from top left) Radiant Lemon, Radiant Yellow, Radiant Red, Radiant Magenta, Radiant Violet, Radiant Blue, Radiant Turquoise, Radiant Green

Vibrant. Subtle. Harmonious.(click link to explore & Learn)
Gamblin Radiants work together as a system of accent colors, enabling artists to easily and predictably punch-up the color and intensity in their paintings. When used in mixtures, the Radiants allow painters to warm-up or cool-down colors without darkening them. Radiants can also neutralize colors into more nuanced mixtures.
Gamblin Radiant Colors are composed of eight intense tints – mixtures of pure color and white, at Value 7 on the Munsell System. In this page, Gamblin shares how the Radiant Colors came to be and showcase how painters utilize Radiant Colors in their work.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New Golden Workshop. Hurry sign up now!

Golden Hands-on Fast Fill Workshop

Come join Alex Bailey, FL-Golden Sales Representative, to learn and experience your own hands-on painting with Golden Color Categories….Heavy Body, OPEN, Fluids and High Flow Acrylics along with Mediums-Gels-Pastes.  The workshop will also include a brief overview of some basic acrylic pouring techniques and create a group pour to finish off the time spent together:
Come Join Us on this Friday, November 17 from 10:30 am to 12 pm or 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
$5 reservation fee to be exchanged for a $5 store credit on Golden products.
Call store to reserve your space….limited to 12 seats in each session
941-366-2301 Ext 1

Friday, November 3, 2017

Up coming December 2017 Hall Gallery Art Show

Art & Frame of Sarasota announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition
(click link for details)

Our Fall show was such a great success we decided to have more shows this season. 

Monday, December 4, 2017- 11:00am to 6:00pm 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017- 9:00am to 12:00pm 
(Sorry no late entries)
Juror:  Gillian St. George -Local Artist 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Art Exhibit

Experience our Hall Gallery Art Exhibit
 Now through November 19, 2017

Beautiful work by local artist.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Fall 2017 Juried Art Exhibition

 Ready for our next community art show? 

Art & Frame of Sarasota announces a call to artists for a Juried Art Exhibition. 

Artwork will be received on:
Monday October 2, 2017 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Art & Frame of Sarasota
Please enter from the back parking lot off Bahia Vista Street

Over $500 in awards & prizes.
Juror:  Hanna Dunn- Artist 
 Entry fee: $20 per each piece of art.
(18 and under: free)

This Show is open to all artists including amateurs, professionals, and students.
All Artwork will be shown here in the Hall Gallery at Saba Plaza.
All art is accepted and hung.

Any work on paper, canvas, collages, drawings, paintings, photography, prints, watercolors, and 3-dimensional art work.

No work can exceed 48"x 60" or weigh more than 20 pounds.
Your art must be ready to hang on standard picture hooks. Please wire your art.
No string, Zig-Zag hangers, tape, or flimsy frames. 
Please contact our framing department with any questions. 

Artwork sales: 20% donation to be paid by the artist to: Lauren's One Wish Foundation.
We will also be collecting donations for:
Southeastern Guide Dogs at our opening.

Contact information: or 941-366-2301 

Opening Reception: October 6, 2017
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Awards will be at 7:00 pm
Art & Frame of Sarasota, Light refreshments, wine, & cheese

First prize: $250
Second prize: $150
Third prize: $50
3 Gift Card awards of merit: $25

Art Pickup Date: November 20:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(No early pickups please)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Picking Primaries

Painters often ask us: which of your colors are closest to primary red, yellow, and blue?

The colors in Gamblin's line closest to what is traditionally thought of as primary colors are from the Mineral Inorganic (Impressionist) Palette: Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Medium, and Cobalt Blue. However, these primaries create more muted secondaries, as mineral colors tend to grey down a bit in mixtures.
In Gamblins view, using primaries from the modern organic palette provides more access to color space.
Hansa Yellow Medium
Quinacridone Red
Phthalo Blue
By placing more single-pigment colors on the perimeter of the color wheel, the more access we gain in color mixing. A “Split Primary” color palette, incorporating a warm and cool of each of the primary colors, will give you greater color-mixing potential:
Hansa Yellow Light
Hansa Yellow Deep
Napthol Scarlet
Quinacridone Red
Phthalo Blue
Manganese Blue Hue
The dual warm/cool primaries of this color wheel mix higher chroma, more intense secondary and tertiary colors.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Come Play!

Art Supply Lab

Experiment with us.
We will have ArtGraf products for you to try.
  Fridays & Saturdays
10:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:00 pm

All experiments will restart on the hour.

We will discover many of the characteristics and features of these products.
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