Archive for 2015

9 pieces of art created from trash

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2015 Through the Lens of 5 Artists


Turning Points asked five artists what 2015 meant to them, and what their fears, fancies and hopes were for 2016. Their visual responses are below. DEC. 11, 2015 Randy Mora “Our gadgets are getting smarter while we’re getting dumber, lazier and more isolated.”         […]

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Feelin’ the ViBe in Virginia Beach 18th Street

Mural Fence

                          Business owners and supporters of the emerging ViBe district in Virginia Beach paraded through the 17th to 19th Street corridor to celebrate its November First Friday event and the unveiling of a mural fence […]

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Epicenter of the Arts District: Attorney, philanthropist and collector Brother Rutter talks art

Brother Rutter

                      November 20, 2015 By Jeff Maisey | Veer Magazine Brother Rutter has searched the world over – the art world that is – and found his true love in Norfolk. Rutter, as you may know, is […]

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Creative Holiday Tips to Dress up your Table

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Va. Beach teen’s art is on the move

First Place

VIRGINIA BEACH Artistic inspiration takes many forms – Vermeer had a girl with a pearl earring; Warhol had a Campbell’s tomato soup can. Ashley Anderson has a 1966 Ford Mustang. “It’s my prized possession,” the 18-year-old senior said of the classic car she drives to school. So […]

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Alli Awards to honor Hampton Roads leaders in the arts

Cultural Alliance

The top supporters of the arts in Hampton Roads will be honored on Sunday at the 2015 Alli Awards in Norfolk. The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads has announced the award nominees – businesses, individuals, and arts and cultural organizations that have supported the arts in […]

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Ultimate Show for Women

Ultimate Show for Women

Gals (and guys) who attend this show: What if you find a work of Art you love but don’t like the frame? or you’re not sure where to display it? Call us! Not only will we custom frame your new artwork… we make house calls to help […]

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Norfolk artist suing Target over cell phone cover designs

Cell Phone Designs

Norfolk artist suing Target over cell phone cover designs Kelsie McNair’s “Morning Dew” cell phone design is at right. A design Target is selling on its Website is at left. 1 of 2 photos: Kelsie McNair’s “Morning Dew” cell phone design is at right. A design Target […]

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From junk to art: “Dali” by Bernard Pras

From junk to art: "Dali" by Bernard Pras

Dali: another amazing “art junk collage” created by renowned French artist Bernard Pras.

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Custom Picture Framing: The Best Way to Show Your Love of Art

Show your love for art by framing it. Framed artwork allows you to showcase and preserve it for years to come. Custom picture framing is the best way to go: Nothing beats the look, protection, and personal touch of having your beloved art framed by a professional custom picture framer.

Every piece of art, as well as treasured photos and memorabilia, deserves to have a unique, well-designed frame with high quality materials, craftsmanship and appropriate techniques. This can only be performed by an experienced picture framing expert.

Why go through the trouble of hiring a professional picture framer when you can buy a photo frame or ready-made frame from a craft or department store?  Professional custom picture framing services don't just produce any frame; they create a design based on your individual taste. This means that you are able to enjoy a personalized picture frame package that can't be found or assembled in big box stores. You get to choose the materials and colors as well as the layout of the frame. You can rely on your framer's design and framing experience in helping guide your selections to come up with a satisfying result you can enjoy for years.

Framing is an extension of your art -and your taste. Picture framing, along with the use of acid-free conservation materials, will preserve your picture and ensure that it stays in good condition over an extended period. In addition to protecting your picture collection, custom picture frames also enrich the appearance of your artwork.

Frames are vital when it comes to creating a first impression. You might have fantastic art but if it's in a frame that doesn't suit the art style or clashes with your decor it can end up spoiling the whole effect. Custom picture frames come in many different materials and styles. A professional framer with experience can guide you to the end product that will make all the difference.

Unless a frame shop has been recommended or advertised, you may search the internet for a respected gallery or professional framing business. Use caution when doing this, especially if the item you'd like to frame is of any value to you.

Tips to consider before you hire a custom picture framing service in Virginia Beach - or anywhere:
1.  Your Style.  Do you prefer traditional, modern or eclectic décor? Are you drawn to ornate or simple designs? Which colors are your favorite? Artwork can be properly framed in such a variety of ways. By thinking about YOUR personal preferences, you won't be overwhelmed with today's unlimited framing options.

2. Glazing.  Works on paper need protection from damaging UV light and its environment. If your framing application requires glazing, consider the glass quality and the types of glass available to protect your art and enhance your design. Conservation glass or acrylic glazing is highly recommended.

3. Matting.  Did you know that matboard borders came about to prevent framed treasures from touching the glass? A mat provides the necessary space between the art paper surface and glazing to protect art on paper and photos. Now mats are used for decorative purposes as well. There are many types of matboard for all different applications. Matting can also be used to enhance the colors in the artwork that you want to emphasize, or give your art image a bit of visual "breathing room" when a frame alone would look too small or "closed in".

4. Mounting board.  If your art requires mounting, It's recommended that you use a mount board that is protective, or at least neutral to your art. Some mounting boards can actively harm your pictures with acid and out-gassing.

5. Budget.  It would be wise to disclose your intended budget limits before starting to choose a design because that can rule out choices which could extend beyond what you're willing to spend. This allows your frame designer to present framing options which protect your artwork, fit your budget and make it look fabulous! {Ok, maybe your idea of "fabulous" is too pricey for the moment. A professional, skilled framer will offer options that protect and make your artwork shine.}

5 Star picture framing Virginia Beach  In addition to the finest custom picture framing services you'll find, FrameWorx offers a wide variety of fine art selections which feature original artwork by up-and-coming to renown artists from around the world.

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