Framed Artwork and New Gallery Representation

Framed Artwork and New Gallery Representation

Lots of people asked to see my recent landscapes once they had been framed. I get my work professionally framed with a narrow, black wooden frame. If you’re in Whitefish, MT and need some framing done, I highly recommend my framer, FoR Fine Art. They also have a wonderful art gallery in Whitefish and Bigfork, MT and Tucson, AZ.

Here are the two biggest pieces after framing. They are approximately 20″ x 30-32″.

Here’s a couple more that I completed over the winter.

And the last one with it’s new frame. I have been working on getting new gallery representation and contacted a couple of places. I heard back from Northwest Handmade in Sandpoint, ID. I took 16 pieces over to them and will be taking them some snow dyed silk scarves when we go back by there in July. Yay, happy dance.

I decided to make a few more 5″ x 7″ pieces to take with me but didn’t get a chance to show them here. These are included in the 16 pieces that went to Sandpoint. If you happen to be in the area, please stop by and visit Northwest Handmade!

The five framed pieces shown at the top of the post weren’t ready when I went to Sandpoint. I picked them up from the framers and the next day, I heard back from 4 Ravens Gallery in Missoula, MT. They were interested in carrying my work too! Wow! Those five landscapes will be on display towards the end of June. Again, if you happen to be in Missoula, MT, please stop by and visit 4 Ravens Gallery.

It is great to have two galleries carrying my artwork but now I have to get busy and make some new pieces to replace any that sell. (I’m being hopeful and thinking positively.)

20 thoughts on “Framed Artwork and New Gallery Representation

  1. The walkthrough ‘Northwest Handmade’ was like walking through golden sun – there are so many beautiful things. The ‘4 Ravens’ has some lovely items and interestingly the felter had several ‘sold’ items so that’s encouraging!
    Fingers crossed for your wonderful framed pictures – it’s so good to have an outlet and a purpose for your art.

    1. Thanks, yes, both galleries are wonderful and I am so pleased that they are now carrying my work. Fingers crossed for sure!

  2. Delighted to see that you have found two galleries Ruth. I wish you every success and good fortune in your venture. I suspect you will be kept busy as your beautiful work will fly out the doors!

    As I said already, your work is very beautiful and the addition of the black frame is the icing on the cake.

  3. WOW Ruth, your framed pictures look really good; and it’s great that you have found new galleries to take your work. Just trawling through their websites, I love those baskets with the different handles by Myra Evans, and the tree frog teapot by Lisa Ernst, and Judith Colvin’s scarves and hats are something else! You will hold your own in these galleries.

    1. Thanks Ann, yes, both galleries have some beautiful artwork available and I am so grateful that my work was accepted.

    1. Thanks Karen! Nuno felting is the basis of most of my backgrounds, which is almost like having automatic texture!

  4. They look great and congratulations on the gallery success. Hopefully, they will sell. I can’t tell from the photos, but are the first set mounted on board in floating frames without glass? That’s what is seems like to me.

    1. Thanks Kathryn! Almost all of my pieces except for the small 5″ x 7″ pieces are finished and framed the same way. I attach the felt to a background fabric with hand stitching. Then I stretch and lace the fabric on to a background board such as matt board or foam core board. Then they are professionally framed in a simple, narrow, black frame. I like to show the organic edges of the felt so this is a way to “matt and frame” and still show the edges of the work. I have written a couple of posts about finishing and framing here. Just use the search bar to find them.

  5. Congratulations on your successful gallery search Ruth, I do so love your work, and the wonderful sympathetic framing is icing on the cake, so to speak. I wish you every success with both galleries.

  6. Wow. Your pictures are absolutely fabulous. I’ve enjoyed seeing them as you’ve posted them but it’s really great to see them together – a lovely body of work. Delighted the 2 galleries have had the sense to carry your work. I look forward to hearing they’ve sold them all & are begging for more. I only wish I wasn’t so far away as I’d love to see them in person.

    1. Thanks Lindsay, that would be great to sell them 🙂

      I wish we were closer too as I want to see your work in person too.

  7. All these look so good. The finishing touches are always so important but also so laborious. Congratulations on finding a formula and a framer that works so well for you. These blogs are always so interesting and informative, they have become a wonderful resource for me and many others too l am sure!

    1. Thanks Marion, finishing pieces so they are ready to frame is my least favorite part of creating work. And I am thankful for my framer. I’m really happy that you find our website a good resource, that’s why we created it!

  8. Congrats on the two galleries, Ruth! I hope you sell many an artwork.

    I really like the concept of the 3D framed work, where the flower comes out and “touches” the frame. It makes everything pop for sure! More of that 😀

    1. Thanks Leonor! I hope I do too. I think the 3D framed work is always fun. I’m sure there will be more at some point 🙂

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