For over a year now we have been itching to show off the work we did on this amazing project! Finally seeing all our work up on those amazing snake wallpapered walls made it worth the time and effort. It was incredibly fun, producing new art that would be filmed on such a wonderful show. We learned a lot through the process, in the end we produced 40 pieces of work for this production (plus other artworks for other sets). In our process we started with a base image of a lizard, snake, turtle, etc and then used digital and traditional means to get the image to its final stages. Then from there each canvas was glued to a board backing and cut to fit the frames we were given to use by the production. I’ve included detail shots, screen shots, and before and afters! We are always available for custom jobs, especially if they are as fun as this was!
The start of this new year brought us a wonderful opportunity to expand our horizons by going to Las Vegas! No, we didn’t go gambling! We actually attended the 2017 West Coast Art & Frame Expo, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.
It was an amazing experience to see all the different aspects of the framing industry under the Eiffel Tower! Really!
And we also took the opportunity to attend different workshops offered at this event. I was very impressed by the passion showed by the speakers in different areas, including gilding, mat decoration, creative mounting, laminating, preservation, and frame design.
I was a first time attendee, and was totally impressed and inspired.
And now, back home, we brought all that inspiration to AION Art Gallery to serve you even better! Looking forward to a year full of exciting things!
As you have already seen on our website main page, We are wishing everybody a merry and bright holiday season. Also, we want to remind you that we are CLOSED between the 24thof December and the 3rd of January.
I would like to share a couple of facts about 2016 at AION with you!
We hired three more staff:
Cecilia Silva our very skilled Framer
Ann Hawboldt our Warehouse Manager
Christian Dahmen our new Office Administrator
We grew to 50 artists represented by the gallery, whose art is all cleared for set decoration
Selma Daffre from Sao Paulo, Brazil is our most rented artist (with the exception of my own work, Stefani Peter)
Followed by Michelle Huisman from Vancouver
Then James Kudo from Sao Paulo, Brazil
And our own Photographer and Photoshop artist Janessa Kucey from Burnaby, BC
In total we rented 7622 pieces of art, with 3783 – Quiet Lake being the most rented, 15 times!
We added 704 pieces of new art, mainly vintage and classic art
We served 143 different Customers in 2016
And we signed 1249 release forms
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS FOR A GREAT YEAR! LOOKING FORWARD TO SERVING YOU IN 2017.