SoHo Memory Paintings installation at The Frame Maker

June 22, 2009 – 2:43 pm

Here are a few pictures of Franco Colavecchia’s installation of original painting and stage design renderings now in The Frame Maker showroom through August 28, 2009

"SoHo Memory Paintings" at The Frame Maker

SoHo Memory Paintings at The Frame Maker

"SoHo Memory Paintings" at The Frame Maker

SoHo Memory Paintings at The Frame Maker

"SoHo Memory Paintings" at The Frame Maker

SoHo Memory Paintings at The Frame Maker

"SoHo Memory Paintings" at The Frame Maker

SoHo Memory Paintings at The Frame Maker

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TFM’s Jason Sherry online

May 27, 2009 – 7:31 am

TFM staff member Jason Sherry had a successful show last month at our neighbor in Little Italy Seminal Projects and if you missed it, here are a few terrific links put up online by Seminal Projects’ Luis de Jesus.

First there’s the review of Jason’s show by preeminent local art critic Robert Pincus.

Then there’s the series of videos up on YouTube where Jason speaks about his work and allows fans to play with one of his functional art creations.

We’re only posting this video here, bes ure to check out the whole series on YouTube.

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Artists’ Proof preview at ArtWalk

May 13, 2009 – 3:20 am

Here are two pictures together that give an idea of how the ECOR™ panels went together to give us a quick to assemble, quick to disassemble, completely reusable art gallery, even on the tilted slopes of Fir Street in Little Italy. Part of what appeals to us about this solution is the differentiation between all of the other booths at ArtWalk, many relying on arrays of wire grids and other solutions that we as framers and designers feel usually diminish the presentation of the art. Even without paint, the ECOR™ advanced composite panels gave us a simple, distinctive gallery look.

Gary Welsh talking to ArtWalk guest at The Frame Maker booth

Gary Welsh talking to ArtWalk guest at The Frame Maker booth

ArtWalk guests discuss work by Jason Sherry, Jenna Refuerzo & Don Strandberg

ArtWalk guests discuss work by Jason Sherry, Jenna Refuerzo & Don Strandberg

All of these panels were returned directly to ECOR™ project manager Tim Newburn for reuse in future ECOR™ marketing and prototyping projects. We were pleased that some green design fans came specifically to see what ECOR™ had to do with art or ArtWalk, and pleased to share our story with them of working together with Tim, Coleen Lassegard and Robert Noble of the ECOR™ project to create opportunities for all of us to grow our programs and businesses.

The entire show that you see in these pictures is possible only because of this kind of collaboration, collected into an idea called San Diego Artist Services, a new project sponsored by The Frame Maker that helps San Diego businesses work together to get more work done in San Diego.

More to come this week on the way to our reception on Friday, be sure to stop by the showroom after 6pm if you’re in San Diego!

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Another side of ECOR™ in Artists Proof at The Frame Maker

May 11, 2009 – 8:53 am

In our last few posts about The Frame Maker booth at ArtWalk, we talked about the versatility and light weight convenience of 100% recycled ECOR™ panels in constructing a custom temporary gallery in the middle of Little Italy– the very last post about Chris Kierkegaard’s custom frames showed them displayed at ArtWalk on an ECOR™ panel covered in carpet like the sample walls in The Frame Maker showroom.

Installed last week in the showroom is the complete show that we previewed in our booth, Artists’ Proof: Six San Diego artists explore digital reproduction, which features work printed with cutting edge machines on a wider array of substrates than has ever been possible before, including (if you haven’t guessed yet) the very same ECOR™ panels we used in the booth.

Check out this set of four pieces entitled “Bodhi Meditations #1-4″.

Bodhi Meditation series printed on ECOR™ advanced environmental composite

Bodhi Meditation series printed on ECOR™ advanced environmental composite

These pieces are reproductions of an original series by TFM consultant John Hiemstra, digital photography by Mike Brown, printed by Moebius Color, (all participants in the new San Diego Artist Services program we’ve helped John launch here at The Frame Maker) directly on 1″ deep ECOR™ panels with UV resistant outdoor inks framed in traditional “floater” style.

This is one of six custom projects created for Artists’ Proof, by the artists who work at The Frame Maker through the San Diego Artist Services program. Come down to the showroom this week to find out more–opening reception this Friday at 6pm!!

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“New Classic” Picture Frames at The Frame Maker

May 8, 2009 – 7:52 pm

If you didn;t make it down to see us at ArtWalk, you missed our introduction of a new closed-corner, hand carved and crafted classic picture frame manufacturer to San Diego.

We pride ourselves on working with the best to provide you the best when it comes to all aspects of custom picture framing. One of the challenges we have been working and searching to solve is that the almost all of the finest artisans for closed corner frames are on the east coast, which makes working together on custom jobs that much harder for us and that much more expensive for you when it comes to shipping, crating, insurance, etc.

That’s part of why we are proud to introduce Chris Kierkegaard of Santa Barbara to our friends and fans here in San Diego. Here’s a detail shot of some of the beautiful new samples and complete closed corner frames Chris brought down recently, displayed in our booth at ArtWalk.

C. Kierkegarrd frame sample at The Frame Maker booth at ArtWalk

C. Kierkegarrd frame sample at The Frame Maker booth at ArtWalk

While Santa Barbara might seem like a haul, it still puts Chris within five hundred miles of San Diego, which both abides by the LEED/green design principle of local origination and makes it far easier and more affordable to put the best of comtemporary frame craftsmanship to work for you.

Come down to our showroom in Mission Hills to see the rest of the new work from Chris and the thousands of other custom framing samples on display at The Frame Maker, southern California’s fine art custom framer.

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