Gallery Closed this Saturday, but Come to the Village Anyway

Image of street fair in Multnomah Vilalge

Image of street fair in Multnomah VilalgeMultnomah Days is this weekend!

Make sure to arrive in the Village before 10 a.m. to see the parade and stay for the fun. This year’s theme is “The Village Goes Green” in celebration of our new “green street” run-off and pollution reduction facilities. Follow the Multnomah Village Facebook page to stay up-to-date about Multnomah Days activities and special events.

Village Frame & Gallery Will Be Closed Saturday, August 16th

Yes, yes, we know we are missing all the fun, but we’ll be open again for regular business hours next week. In the meantime, here’s a quick list of events planned for this weekend. Click on the poster below to open a PDF version you can print out and take with you.

Image of Multnomah Days 2014 poster
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All Posters Half Off on First Friday

In foreground, a couple in long, flowing colorful coats and hats embrace. Behind them is a line of identical women in lime green coats, hats, and umbrellas--each is holding a bouquet of yellow flowers.

Tomorrow is August 1st and that makes it First Friday in Multnomah Village. Come enjoy shopping and special events with your neighbors until 10 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by Village Frame & Gallery where all art posters are on sale 50% off, Friday only. What would you do with a poster? We suggest …

3 Places to Decorate with Posters

  • Dorm rooms: Know someone headed off to college? Help liven up that dreary dorm room with a colorful poster of their favorite artist’s work, a style they love, or subject matter that reflects their passions.
  • Work spaces: Art has been shown to help reduce stress, boost creativity and productivity, and enhance employee morale. Because they are so affordable, posters are a sensible, attractive choice for offices, hallways, and break rooms.
  • Kitchens, Laundries, and Baths: Art posters make a dramatic statement, yet are easily replaced in case of damage from humidity, making them ideal for areas where environmental conditions would be rough on your fine art.

Imagine where you might hang one of these …

Image of poster by Claude Theberge
Claude Theberge
Image of Tournee du Chat Noir de Rodolpe Salis by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
Tournee du Chat Noir de Rodolpe Salis by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

Village Frame and Gallery at NW Street of Dreams

Block-Party-RGB-graphic-1024x958Join us for the NW Natural 39th Annual Street of Dreams kick off event July 23, 2014. Village Frame & Gallery is collaborating with The Geezer Gallery to exhibit works by local elder artists–including artwork not usually exhibited at the Gallery. Tables and decks will be open all day. There is a block party from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, complete with preview home tour, food, drink, and music. Proceeds benefit the Home Builders Foundation renovation project at Clackamas Women’s Services domestic violence shelter.

Tickets are available for the party at StreetofDreamsPDX.com.

 

How to Refresh Worn and Outdated Artwork

Reframing is often wise, both for gaining new perspective on life issues, and for artwork that could use a pick-me-up.

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Improper framing can lead to irreversible damage. If you are concerned about the integrity of your frames, bring your art to the Gallery for an inspection.

If you have frames that are looking tatty or you no longer enjoy the overall look of a piece of artwork, don’t dump it, reframe it. An updated frame will revive your art and make it feel new again. Most importantly, you can upgrade framing materials to protect your art better.

Reframe pictures when:

  • Corners are pulling apart. You can only tap in those loose nails so many times. If your frame has started falling apart, replace it.
  • The finish is worn. When wood is crazed, warped, or scratched, or if the finish has become dull or faded, it’s better to start fresh. It’s difficult to keep touching up blemishes and scratches on wood. Over time the finish becomes mottled, with shiny or dull spots.
  • You have a piece that was poorly framed. Maybe you purchased original artwork in a cheap exhibition frame or inherited a piece that was framed by an amateur. Replacing substandard framing with conservation materials is critical to the longevity of the art.
  • New environment. If you are moving your museum quality print from a dry, sunny living room and putting it in or near a bathroom, for example, consider replacing the glass or matboard to assure better protection from moisture and air.
  • Your tastes have changed. If you are redecorating, old frames may not fit your new look. Maybe you’d like to go shabby chic, with the look of old window frames around your art, or exchange simple acrylic frames for a more elegant oak fleur-de-lys.

If You’re Ready for a New Perspective on Your Artwork, Come See Us

Village Frame & Gallery has the expertise to assess whether your frame can be skillfully repaired or if it’s time for a replacement. Bring your artwork to the Gallery for a free consultation during regular business hours or call to schedule a consultation at your site. Whether you want a new color, different textured matboard, heavier picture wire, or even a different sized frame, we can advise you every step of the way on your reframing project.

 

Village Frame & Gallery Closed July 4th

Fireworks_300In order to allow our employees to celebrate Independence Day with their families, Village Frame & Gallery will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014. We hope you will also be able to spend the day with loved ones and look forward to serving you after the 4th.

Happy Independence Day!