The More You Know…

Frequently Asked Questions in the Frame Shop

With Brigitt Thomas Owners of art want to care and preserve their collections as best they can but sometimes it’s assumed that if it was purchased framed from a gallery or  a reputable seller that it has already been framed with all the best materials. …

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How Do You Know If Prints Are Original?

With Denise De Busk Often there is confusion in determining original art or what defines original art when it comes to prints.  In the simplest terms an original print has been manually printed by the artist or a master printer with the original image being…

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Lester Raymer – An Artist of Contradictions

With Josh Tripoli       Lester Raymer in his studio. Reuben Saunders Gallery has the honor of hosting a wonderful collection of original Lester Raymer paintings, prints, and sculptures. Raymer (1907-1991), one of Kansas’ most celebrated artists, is sometimes described as an “Outsider Artist,”…

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How Much Is That Painting in the Window?

With Josh Tripoli Consider the story about Picasso sketching at a park. A woman recognizes him and asks for a quick portrait. He obliges and produces a drawing in just a few minutes. She is astonished by the beauty and accuracy of the rendering. She…

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Why is picture framing expensive?

With Reuben Saunders The two questions that we most often hear about picture framing are “how much will it cost” or “why is it so expensive”.  Answers like “it depends” or “it’s complicated” may be true but are just not helpful.   We’re framing so that we can…

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Artist In Residence – Richard Davies

Richard first became associated with the Gallery in the fall of 2016 as our resident artist.  As part of our residency contract several of the works he painted in the front window of the gallery were later included in a solo exhibit in our showroom…

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