Inside the Gallery’s Picture Frame Collection

Inside the Gallery’s Picture Frame Collection

Sometimes, because we come to the gallery 5 days a week, we tend to take our picture frame collection for granted. This collection is like a dear old friend who is always there for you but whose amazing nature can sadly be overlooked because of familiarity. Then one day something happens to make you step back; in this moment of clarity, you actually see what you have in this friend. That’s what happened recently with our frame collection.
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Art Design Elements and Principles Used in Frame Design

Art Design Elements and Principles Used in Frame Design

Art collectors often tell us, “your framing is an art.” While we don’t entirely agree, we know these kind words are said with nothing but the best intentions, and we deeply appreciate the sentiment. Here’s the thing: the actual act of picture framing – cutting mats and joining wooden frames – is, when done with care and precision, a form of high craftsmanship.

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New Series of Rice and Yupo Papers by Eva Bovenzi

New Series of Rice and Yupo Papers by Eva Bovenzi

  In this new shaped-paper series, Eva Bovenzi uses her background in sculpture to fold and shape rice paper before and after painting it. The result is a series of beautiful non-rectangular sculptured paintings in vividly rich hues. In Bovenzi’s words: “I painted this series in rural Colorado, looking out at the Sangre de CristoRead more about New Series of Rice and Yupo Papers by Eva Bovenzi[…]

A Retrospective Survey of From Clay to Paper

A Retrospective Survey of From Clay to Paper

In case you hadn’t heard, “From Clay to Paper” was our most-recent exhibition. It opened with a smashing reception on the evening of Saturday, March 14th and ran through all of April. We get attached to most exhibitions we curate. But this one holds a special place in our memories. It was really something! CollectorsRead more about A Retrospective Survey of From Clay to Paper[…]

Local Artists At Denver Union Station

Local Artists At Denver Union Station

Here’s some great news: two of our gallery artists were selected to place pieces in the astounding newly-restored Union Station Complex in Denver, Colorado. Artist and master printer of Open Press in Denver, Mark Lunning was chosen to include several of his etchings and embossments at the hotel. Mark is one of 15th Street Gallery’sRead more about Local Artists At Denver Union Station[…]

A Contemporary Art Adventure

A Contemporary Art Adventure

Marfa contemporary art gallery The dusty little West Texas town of Marfa, seems to come up over and over again in the world of contemporary art; I’d been wanting to check it out for years. And last week I did. I flew to El Paso and drove south east for three hours, paralleling the Mexican border until I arrived at this little town dotted with giant yuccas that has only one blinking traffic light. “Really”, I thought, this is a contemporary art Mecca? But was it ever. Read more about A Contemporary Art Adventure

What is Chine-Collé?

What is Chine-Collé?

Chine Colle artwork by Betty Woodman We are asked this question all the time. Well, to be clear, people don’t ask this of us out of the blue; rather the question is asked after they see chine-collé included on the media description for many pieces on exhibition in our art gallery. Many of our original prints, be they lithographs, woodcuts or zinc etchings, that are exhibited here in the gallery have chine-collé elements. Read more about What is Chine-Collé?

New Paintings from Artist Patsy Krebs

New Paintings from Artist Patsy Krebs

California museum-track artist, Patsy Krebs, happened to mention in passing that she had some paintings on paper in her personal archive. Being enormous supporters of Patsy’s beautiful and edgy work, our interest was definitely peaked. So, without letting the moment pass, we asked her if she would consider sending us some of these paintings. Well,Read more about New Paintings from Artist Patsy Krebs[…]