Call to Artists, Artisans and other creative people for:
Art is a Gift, 3rd Annual Holiday Craft and Art Market
at the Elusie Gallery.

We are seeking artisans in ceramics, jewelry, wearables, work in wood, metal, leather etc, small three dimensional work (from Christmas ornaments to sculptures), consumables (soaps, cookies, jams…) etc;

As well as small artwork in any media, suitable for gift giving.

~ Each artisan will be given about 6 square feet of table space.
~ Each artist will be allowed to display up to three framed artwork, maximum outer frame dimension being 25
united inches (11 x 14 for example).
~ There will be no fee to participate, the gallery commission will be 33%
~ The artisans will need to deliver their craft between Nov. 20 and Nov. 23 to be set up in time for Small Business
Saturday. They will share the gallery with the current exhibit Pursuing Geometry which ends December 2nd.
~ The artists will need to deliver their artwork between December 5 and Dec. 7 to be hung in time for the
December ArtWalk on December 9.


To apply, email with a few images of your work.
Same email for more information, or stop by!


In the series: things we framed lately:
The Thangka.

We recently had the chance to frame a very delicate Tibetan thangka. This very complex yet delicate artwork needed a framing design that would capture its character and origin, while at the same time provide conservation quality protection. Below is a visual description of the steps taken to create this custom framing project. And you can learn more about this unique spiritual art form here.



Bon Voyage Rachel, Bienvenue Stephanie.

It seems that our Custom Framer Rachel Ciecko, come September, decides to check out new horizons…Last year she decided to move to Ireland. She did come back in the spring, and we were fortunate to be able to rehire her.
It is September so Rachel leaves us again! This time it is for Michigan. We are of course sad to see her go, but grateful for the time she spent with us, and thankful for her unique and invaluable contribution to Big Red Frame’s operation.

We are equally thankful to Stephanie Sullivan. Stephanie started over a month ago so many of you already know her. Stephanie has a strong background in custom framing, art conservation and museum display, having worked for various custom framing operations and the last ten years for the Smith College Museum of Art. We feel very fortunate to have her had her skills to ours at Red Frame and are looking forward to this collaboration.