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Artistic Designs Gallery

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5th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show Awards

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Miniature Workshop with Siegrists

Outstanding instruction for creating breathtaking detail.Wes and Rachelle Siegrist gave an outstanding workshop in Miniature Fine Art painting techniques today. Wes covered the acceptable methods of reducing and rendering drawings used by miniature fine artists. The Siegrists led participants through the initial drawing and preliminary washes to several successive layers of glazing, hatching and stippling in watercolor and gouache.Siegrist WorkshopSiegrist_Close_UP
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5th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show Opens Today

Ninety-eight stunning miniature works of art available for purchase now!

Plan a visit to our gallery to see exquisite miniatures by 26 different artists from across the United States.We even have Tracy Hall from the United Kingdom exhibiting in our show. You can see the artwork online under Miniature Art and the 2011 MFA Gallery menu item.  Due to technical difficulties with our website we were unable to add  the artist, title, medium, cost and size of the works to the images at this time. They will be added with in the next 48 hours. Check back soon, or just come into see them in person. Thank you Frank Seger for photographing our show!

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Preview to the Miniature Fine Art Show.

The preview event to The 5th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show was a lovely gathering of artists, collectors, and Hendricks County residents.Many walked away with a greater appreciation of the history and challenges of working in miniature thanks to Wes Siegrist and his poignant presentation on the subject. The event was attended by local artists, Luke Buck, Char Hulse, Marci Alvis-Slinski, Colleen Carter and president of Hendricks County Arts Council, Cathy Brelage. Sue Bogan, executive director of Hendricks Regional Health Foundation was also in attendance. Ticket sales from the event brought in $195 which will benefit the foundation.
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We Are Open!!!!

We have finiADG_in_Mayshed our second of week of finally being open.  What a lot of work it has been!!  We still have more to do, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  All the resoration work is complete.  We have finally gotten back to working on customer orders and we are able to start consulting with cusomters on their framing needs.

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Still Closed

photo_3Update April 25:  Because we are not reopening until the 3rd of May, we will not be able to participate in ArtsGo.  The artists that were going to join us for the event will be at the Brownsburg Library instead.  This will be for Saturady only as the library is NOT open on Friday evening.

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Framing Prague

CeciliasReactionToday we celebrate our daughter Cecilia's 23rd birthday! Last year for her birthday we framed a print that she had bought during her semester abroad in Italy.  Cecilia had taken a side trip to Prague and brought back two prints the city. One for Laura and one for herself.  Laura's family came from the Czech Republic, where Prague is the capital, so she was very happy to receive such a wonderful gift. CeciliasFrame

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Closed for two more weeks

Fire_1We have been closed for close to three weeks due to the fire that started at the Mexican restaurant's neon sign.  The facade of our strip mall burned from one end to the other.  Fortunately it was not able to break through into any of the businesses.

The fire's evil spawned twins, smoke damage and soot, were however able to permeate and contaminate much of what we had in the gallery.  We have spent much of this time inventorying our property for insurance purposes, as well as, scheduling restoration work for the fine art we were exhibiting.

Next week, the remediation company will strip our shop bare to clean it out.  This involves replacing ceiling tiles, wiping down the ceiling above them, scrubbing the heating and air conditioning units, painting the walls, replacing the carpet, and on and on.  This is no small task to say the least.

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Thankfully they are beginning to rip down the facade, which would have continued to release soot into out shop.  Soot is our main concern going forward as it is full of acid, the nemesis of archival framing.  We pride ourselves on using acid free materials to frame our customer's (your) treasured artifacts.  Soot would have kept us from accepting any work until it was contained and removed from our shop.  That concern will be remedied in the next week or two and we can begin setting our shop back up.

We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.  Your generous offers of help are greatly appreciated by us both.

Finally, we cannot say enough about the artists whose work we exhibit in our gallery.  Your gracious understanding and words of encouragement have meant a lot to us.  Thank you.  We will be back up soon for the Hendricks County ArtsGo and with the 5th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show.

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Nana's 90th Birthday

My Nana celebrates her 91st Sepia_Photographs_WRbirthday tomorrow. The image of the family history timeline on our home page displays photographs of my Nana's life from the wedding portrait of her parents to the wedding portrait of her and my Papa. This was the first piece that my husband Lee and I framed together when we bought the gallery one year ago last March. We gave it to her as a gift for her 90th birthday. It was displayed on an easel at her party and several family members delighted in seeing  photos  from her childhood and candids photo of her and Papa taken before they were married. The joy on her face when she recieved this gift was priceless.

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At the Framers Conference in Vegas

Lee and I went to Las Vegas last week for the West Coast Art and Frame Show.  We arrived on Saturday and had some leisure time before the seminar classes started.

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Medskers on the Move

Medsker_Buried_Treasure_WRSold! Medsker's Buried Treasure

Medkser's Buried Treasure will be on the move tomorrow, finding its new home in a corporate office in Connersville, Indiana. The earthy colors and topographical textures were a perfect complement to the other works of art that we framed for this office. Check back to see more images from this corporate installation which takes place tomorrow. We offer complementary delivery and hanging to our corporate clients.

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Ste. Marguerite piece framed

Ste._MargueriteWe are very honored to be selected as the framers for this piece.  It was sent as a gift to St. Malachy in Brownsburg in thanks for their support of Ste. Marguerite in Haiti.

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Lisa Pelo's work on display!!

Check out this month's Hendricks County Icon for a very nice article on Lisa Palo's work of hot blown glass.  Artistic Designs Gallery is currently exhibiting her work through November.  Stop by and take a look!!

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We were on TV!!

Artistic Designs Gallery was featured on Channel 6 last Sunday.  Savor Indiana does 1/2 hour segments on different counties in Indiana.  We were lucky enough to be selected as one of the featured locations.   Check it out on their website.  Go to shows, then "Happenin' Hendricks County."  We are in the first segment.

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Shadowboxes

Take a look at our latest creations.  Two shadowbox frames were made this week.

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We're going to be on TV!!

Artistic Designs Gallery will be on Channel 6 on September 18 at 11:30 AM.  The show is "Savor Indiana" and they are showcasing seven locations in Hendrick's County.  We are lucky enough to be selected through Rural Routes to Main Street.  Read below for more info.

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Tonto and Scout via Toy Story 3

Thank you, Toy Story 3!!

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New Wood Carvings by Kenny Vermillion

Kenny Vermillion just dropped off some new work.  Check it out!!



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Art Classes at Artistic Designs

Art students from The Sketch Pad Art Studio-Brownsburg were in the gallery today working on seascapes and landscapes in chalk pastel. They learned how to blend analogous colors to create the effect of a sunset as well as how to create the reflection of a sun setting  in water by using deeper values in the reflection During the week students also created works of art in oil pastel, polymer clay, and acrylic paint. Registration is open for art classes held at the gallery during  the 2010-2011 school year classes begin August 17, 2010. Click on our Art Classes Tab for more information.

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Mark Kelso's Plein Air Workshop

Mark Kelso taught a fantastic workshop in the gallery Saturday. Although this "Plein Air" Workshop was inside, Mark spent the day preparing participants to paint in the field the following day. He explained the importance of being prepared and organized in advance and went over all of the equipment and materials that he uses in the field, as well as all of the different ways that a painter could utilize their brush . Mark led his students through a color exercise in order to emphasize the how atmosphere affects color as it recedes in space. He discussed the importance of composition and demonstrated how to sketch the scene out , block areas of color in and paint foliage, grasses, a rock, and gravel. The painting of the rock that students created was painted with only one brush! The way a painter handles a brush is truly an art.

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