J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art:
Art Tips, Reviews, Fine Art, and Custom Framing News
Friday, January 22, 2016
Jan. 2016 News from J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art
Jan. 2016 edition of the Boerne Business Monthly has a wonderful
article by Framing Desing & Art Consultant, Katherine Shevchenko on
some great framing ideas for the new year. Check out her recommendations
in the newest installment of "Mooney Makes Sense".
New Ways to Integrate Art into your Home-Framing Ideas for the New Year
As the rush of the holidays start to ebb,
one thing that many embark on is the annual ritual of clearing out the
clutter of the old and making way for the new, but there are some
memories that lay in wait, in storage in attics and in boxes, that are
too precious and sentimental to be thrown away. What most probably do
not realize is that these memorabilia can be framed and beautifully
displayed in your home, creating a personalized piece of art.
What must be factored when considering quality custom framing is that it
is an investment, and will add enhancement to the décor and aesthetic
to a room, while increasing and preserving the longevity of the subject,
especially if it is a sensitive item. Objects and memories of personal
significance from family members can be passed down to future
generations to memorialize past legacies and inspire future ones. For
instance, needlepoint works such as cross stitch, quilts, handmade
blankets and clothes are able to be framed. Memorials can be made from
photos paired with an object of significance, such as a veteran’s photo
paired with a medal or a folded flag can be used to honor their
service. With the utilization of a shadow box, which is a frame with a
more pronounced depth there are endless possibilities for ideas.
Ceramic plates are also requested for framing, especially if they have
been passed down carrying sentimental value.
If so desired, and there is a preference to be able to still have
access to an object, there is always a method of creating a cabinet
style frame that can be opened and the item is able to be removed for
dusting and examination. There are numerous antiques that can be
framed, such as letters, curios and vintage toys. Framed baby clothes
and even booties can be a delightful memory to display. What better way
to pay tribute to an event that is dear to your heart than highlighting
a saved ticket stub from a special performance? A creative way to
present appreciation for a career or talent could be to have a key tool
or implement that is iconic to their profession or craft, such as a
brush, or even a medical instrument mounted for admiration.
Essentially, if you can name it, there is a high probability that it
can be framed.
The motivations for framing are just as numerous, while there is the
nostalgic aspect to capturing a cherished memento in the perfect setting
of a delicately balanced frame, there are more functional reasons as
well, especially as an element in interior design. It can be an
embellishment to a home’s motif that provides a highlight or it can be a
bold choice that is the main focal point in a room. Do you have rolled
up posters that are sitting in the back of your closet taking up
space? A reproduction print can be elevated visually with a much more
esteemed status in a carefully selected arrangement. A poster with eye
catching graphics can provide plenty of visual interest and pop to an
otherwise blank and neutral space. Always research and make sure that
the framer you choose is experienced and has a guarantee of quality on
their work. They will make it their priority that your precious items
will be handled with conservation in mind. Do not hesitate to ask
questions about the methods that will be employed to secure your
objects, in regards to their archival quality. In order to prevent
fading of colors, be sure to make sure that the glass being used will be
providing 99% UV protection. All items framed properly will be done
with archival and ph neutral materials. All needle points and fabric
that are being stretched for the framing will always be stitched with
care, never stapled or nailed to the substrate. All artworks and paper
should never touch the glass. Not only unframed items should be
accessed, but framed items as well, as some items framed from decades
ago could be mounted on acidic materials, such as cardboard, which can
cause discoloration over time. A re-frame can give a much needed
refreshing update and make an item new again and insuring its integrity
As the New Year dawns, and assessments are made on what is needed and
what is not; there are treasures that everyone has that are heirlooms
from past loved ones, tokens of affection, or victorious keepsakes that
are unquestionably special and irreplaceable in their significance.
Perhaps, now is the time to start thinking about immortalizing them in a
custom framing job that is unique as that particular item.
Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is proud to announce that San Antonio
artist, Cliff Cavin is a featured artist in a four person group
exhibition at the Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas. We are so proud of
Cliff and his institutional achievements. Look for more of Cliff's
artwork at the San Antonio and Boerne Gallery locations.
The PSA created and sponsored by the Nave Museum featuring Cliff Cavin and other Texas painters.
Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is proud to announce that Gabriel Diego
Delgado, the Gallery Director for the J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine
Art-Boerne, has passed all coursework, related coursework examinations
and final exams for the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Core
Course in Appraisal Studies.
This completion of full coursework requirements and examinations grants
Gabriel Diego Delgado competent to appraise fine art and conduct fine
art appraisal reports that are prepared in conformity with and are
subjected to the current version of the International Society of
Appraisers Appraisal Report Writing Standards and Code of Ethics and will be reported in conformity with the current version of The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice(USPAP).
The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is the largest of the
professional personal property appraisal associations representing the
most highly trained and rigorously tested independent appraisers in the
United States and Canada. They are a not-for-profit, member-driven
association, formed to support the members’ needs and to enhance public
trust by producing qualified and ethical appraisers who are recognized
authorities in personal property appraising. ISA was founded in 1979.
The Core Course in Appraisal Methodology is widely regarded as the most
comprehensive in the industry, distinguishing ISA as the leader in
methodology, theory, principles, practices and ethics. ISA's membership
is diverse and collegiate. The members include many of the country's
most respected appraisers, consultants, curators, scholars, gallerists,
estate liquidators, auctioneers, and dealers. The four main divisions
are: Antiques and Residential contents; Fine Art; Gemstones and Jewelry;
and Machinery and Equipment.
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, a full
service fine art gallery, will now add fine art appraisal services to
their extensive registry of already established fine art related
capabilities, including fine art custom framing, home consultations,
acquisitions, procurements, and collection building.
ABOUT J.R. MOONEY GALLERIES OF FINE ART
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is a full service Fine Art Retail
Gallery, specializing in Texas Vintage, Local & Regional, and
Contemporary Art; coupled with a world renowned custom frame shop.
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art was founded in San Antonio, Texas in
1947 by Joe and Adelle Mooney. Emerging as Modern Paint Company in 1947,
with the largest selection of professional artist grade art supplies in
San Antonio, the Mooney family eventually expanded their business.
Modern Paint Company became J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art to
showcase local, regional and international artists while diving into
custom framing, artist representation and other unique attributes. J.R.
Mooney Galleries of Fine Art has an identity reflective of over a
half-century existence; becoming custom framing experts and specializing
in an array of museum quality art services. J.R. Mooney Galleries is
currently providing fine art services at their signature Broadway
address in San Antonio and at their Boerne location. J.R. Mooney
Galleries of Fine Art has provided framing services for every American
President since John Kennedy and every Texas Governor since John
Connally. The galleries have also supplied the Vatican, the Royal Palace
in Madrid, Queen Beatrix of Holland, as well as major collections and
collectors in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art
8302 Broadway St.
San Antonio, TX 78209
305 S. Main St
Boerne, TX 78006
Gallery Hours: San Antonio – Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 6 pm / Boerne – Tues. – Sat. 10 am – 5 pm
Admission is open to the public and FREE
Be sure to check out the newest edition of Plumage-TX Magazine, out now!
In the Dec. 2015 / Jan. 2016 copy you can read articles about current
framing trends, new acquisitions, local art news and art related
articles on G. Harvey, Rex Hausmann and Sidney Sinclair.