Vintage Beauties: Diego Salazar and the Art of the Antique Frame

Vintage Beauties: Diego Salazar and the Art of the Antique Frame

Visit Diego Salazar’s gallery in Long Island City, Queens, and you’ll find a collection of art as compelling as it is unconventional. About 250 pieces hang in his main gallery, stacked one inside the other like Russian dolls. Some are covered in cherubs or crosses, others are gilded, and a few are more than 400 […]

Your Number One Resolution for 2014: Embrace Your Inner Designer

Your Number One Resolution for 2014: Embrace Your Inner Designer

The start of a new year always brings the opportunity for introspection and review. Beyond the regular New Year goals of extra exercise and better eating—which are rapidly abandoned due to the lack of excitement inherent in extra carrots and reps of burpees—there is real value in looking at your business and trying to see […]

Period Design Series: All About Art Deco

Period Design Series: All About Art Deco

By Michael Pacitti Period design is a fascinating field of study, and one that can help you do better business. Behind each frame lies a story that’s well worth knowing—and sharing. Did you know that most frames fall into one of thirteen periods of design? Knowing and understanding all the influences behind a frame can […]

Sapphire Frater’s ‘The Madonna’s Marriage’

Sapphire Frater’s ‘The Madonna’s Marriage’

Australia-based artist Sapphire Frater creates surrealist paintings with strong dreamlike imagery and an integral spiritual current. She is currently working on a series of paintings titled “Ceres of Twelve Sonnets,” in which each painting is a sonnet. Sapphire has a great love for her work and is passionate in its application. “The Madonna’s Marriage” depicts “alchemical […]

Marcela Carvalho’s ‘Sunday After’

Marcela Carvalho’s ‘Sunday After’

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Capturing the inner essence and joy of childlike wonder and curiosity, Marcela Carvalho’s mixed media paintings convey the sentimental beauty of the deep heart’s core. Bringing enormous passion and spontaneity to her art, Carvalho […]

Maia Lynch’s ‘Campground’

Maia Lynch’s ‘Campground’

Maia Lynch’s fragmented acrylics are rich with color and wistful nostalgia. She’s one to watch: The artist received her master’s degree in fine arts from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this year and was nominated for several awards in 2012. She also recently received the Für Bildende Künste fellowship in […]

Anita Marci’s ‘Banana Lime’

Anita Marci’s ‘Banana Lime’

Inspired by creative masters like Henri Matisse and  Georgia O’Keefe, Anita Marci creates custom work for an impressive clientele list that includes Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Kleenex and Springmaid Comforters. “‘Banana Lime’ came out of a gift from a dear friend and collector of mine,” the artist says. “Kathy gave me some bananas and some […]