Archive for October, 2015

Ten Exciting Years

October 31, 2015 in Art,art education,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

AnniversaryHappy 10th Anniversary Hunter-Wolff Gallery!  It sounds strange to hear these words, because when I started on this journey I thought being in the art business for few years would be fun.  There were so many unknowns at the time Hunter-Wolff Gallery opened its doors.  With only corporate business experience, I felt like I landed  in a “foreign country”.  It was hard to think beyond what was important on any given day or week but I wanted to do something challenging and fun for a few years.  Well, the fun kept coming and the challenges became less so.

Taking responsibility for my own business has been one of the most demanding, yet rewarding, endeavors in my life.  This was a challenge that would affect so many people, an entire community.  I knew from the start this is where I belonged.  Ten years later, I still enjoy what I do, even on the less than perfect days.

Because Hunter-Wolff Gallery has represented as many as 40 artists in a given year, we made a lot of friends.  Some artists come and some go; just like any other business. But I leave you with this reminder, do what you love, do it well, and the rewards will always be there for you.

Check out our monthly newsletters and learn about our featured artists and exhibits. Be sure to add to your calendar Friday, November 6 to meet dozens of fine artists and to help us celebrate this wonderful milestone.

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Getting Help Collecting

October 4, 2015 in Art,art education,Art Gallery,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

DSC07800Taking time to build an art collection that reflect your taste and fits your style is worth every effort. You have to explore and discover what you like about each piece you encounter.

The best place to start your search for fine art is at a reputable gallery. Galleries are specialists and have relationships with many artists working in many different styles. They know about trends and are eager to help.  When working with a gallery, you will gain knowledge about the art you are drawn to from the gallery personnel. Even if you are accustomed to shopping online, take time to visit a gallery and give them a chance to show you what they offer and learn what they know about their artists. If you have a good experience, you know you are working with the right experts.

When you start working with an art gallery and they don’t respond to your needs, let them know you are disappointed in their service and move on to another gallery.  Galleries don’t just sell art, they are there to share their expertise, to educate, to enlighten, to inspire, and to offer ideas and suggestions.  At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, we believe our role is to offer our knowledge.  The more our customers know about art, techniques, styles and options, the more satisfying the relationship.

We always suggest that when buying art–especially if you are unsure, ask if you can take a piece home before you commit.  Take a day or two to live with your new piece and make sure it makes you feel good.  Sometimes you need to see it in your own space and test it in your own lighting. Natural light and artificial light will make your piece look different and checking the effects of day and night light are equally important.

Tip:  Be sure to write down measurements of your space or of pieces you want for the wall, shelves, tables, and niches.  Your favorite gallery will be better able to help you when you have specific sizes and details about your space.

At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, you can expect our staff to always be helpful.  If you need extra help, Hunter-Wolff Gallery can send an expert to your home to help with more complex projects.

Happy Art Hunting

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