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Keep Accurate Records of Your Art

June 22, 2015 in Art,art education,Art Gallery,Hunter-Wolff Gallery | Comments (0)

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BaileyWallArt-lovers collect art because of choice.  Pieces collected can be priceless regardless of the monetary value. With every decision to select a piece from millions of options, collectors make the choice because it is special to them and represents that person.  That is why caring for your collection properly is so important. It extends beyond maintaining the physical condition.

It is important to keep records and a collection history. This will be invaluable for insurance purposes in case of theft or a catastrophic event. At Hunter-Wolff Gallery we recommend documenting your collection history with individual folders or a binder with tabs for each item in your collection but the best option is to keep your data on a flash drive or some other backup device with the following details:

  1. color photographs of your artwork, with a full-view and close up details—front, back, framed, unframed. Photograph multiple views of three-dimensional art.
  2. purchase date, price, and title of work (receipt) from vendor or gallery
  3. artist/maker information (biography)
  4. detailed description of object’s subject matter or type of work
  5. dimensions—framed and unframed for two-dimensional works. Overall and base measurements for three-dimensional works.
  6. media and support data detailed description of object—include location of scratches, losses, dents, abrasions, etc., that may not be visible in photographs.
  7. copies of all conservation and appraisal reports, text of inscriptions, markings, and labels
  8. provenance – ownership history
  9. bibliographic information if your work is cited in any exhibition catalogues, auction catalogues, exhibition history.

Most of the information you need should be available on your sales receipt or available through the vendor or gallery. Take a few minutes today to update your list.

 

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Vicki Grant Wall Sculpture

June 1, 2015 in Art,Art Gallery,Art Studies,Artists,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,mixed medium,Old Colorado City,textured | Comments (0)

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VG016 VG018 VG019When we have great news about a new artist, it is simply impossible not to tell everyone we know.  It’s like finding out you are having a baby.  You just can’t keep it a secret.

This past January, I found Vicki Grant’s wonderful work in another gallery when I was vacationing in Florida.  Remember her name because you will be seeing and hearing a lot about her and her work. Although we would love to have you meet her soon, it will likely be the fall when she can travel to Colorado. Keep checking our posts and website for information about her visit.

Where does she get such creative ideas? First, her background includes having studied Architecture at the University of Maryland School of Architecture. With more than 25 years experience as an architect and artist, she naturally creates a visual experience that engages the viewer both intellectually and emotionally. When you see her work in person, you will understand what this means. She says,  she “always felt that the most amazing forms, structure, color and textures are found within nature and that exposure to these elements have been her inspiration and teacher”.

When she sits down to start a new work of art and her idea is in place, she transforms clay with her hands and tools to reflect the original conceptual thought. After firing the clay, oil pigments are hand applied, layer after layer, until the final patina of rich hues is achieved. She then embellishes her shapes with porcupine quills, fossils, stones, feathers, wood and shells. The results are always unique and truly engaging.

When you want something incredibly stimulating to add to your art collection, consider Vicki Grant’s colorful shapes on slate. Hunter-Wolff Gallery currently carries two sizes, 12×12 and 6×6.  They are filled with surprises and textures inviting your touch.

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