Support Local Artists!

October 13, 2014

Too many people think about artwork for their home after everything else is in place. I like to reverse that and encourage my clients to start their décor with wonderful pieces of art and let us design their rooms around them.

Too many people think about artwork for their home after everything else is in place. I like to reverse that and encourage my clients to start their décor with wonderful pieces of art and let us design their rooms around them.Photo Courtesy of Sweet Peas Design

I think it’s important to have artwork in your home that calls your name every time you walk by. What better way to put your personal stamp on your home?Nearly all of my art is original and locally purchased, and says something about who I am. It's much more interesting to have a one-of-a-kind original than something I’m going to see in someone else’s home, and it isn’t always as expensive as you think.

Artwork Series by Carolyn Cole from Gruen Galleries

You can find a lot of affordable pieces at art fairs by fabulous artists who aren’t well known yet. It’s fun to chat with the artists about their work and get to know them a little. It makes the art more meaningful, and you never know who the next Picasso is going to be! Start collecting their work, have it framed and you’ve got a signed piece that doesn’t have to break the bank versus apiece of mass-produced art. Who knows, maybe someday the artist will be famous and your collection will be worth a fortune!

Art galleries are another rich source for original art. People get the impression that all artwork in galleries costs tens of thousands of dollars, but there are many great galleries throughout the city where you can find beautiful work that won’t break your piggy bank! Some pieces will, but that’s OK, too!

A few of my favorites galleries:GruenGalleries,  KasiaKay and Hilton-Asmus Contemporary Gallery

Artwork by Janet McGreal from Gruen Galleries

Artwork by Arcia Hilton from Hilton-Asmus Contemporary Gallery

Artwork by John W. Clark from Hilton-Asmus Contemporary Gallery

Artwork by Kim Curtis from Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery

 

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