THE MAGNES COLLECTION OF
ART & JEWISH LIFE
BERKELEY'S NEW MAGNES MUSEUM OF ART & JEWISH LIFE UNVEILED
Stunning New Exhibit Space for a Bay Area Treasure
|Danae Mattes: Under Blue, 2009, Clay, Paper & Pigment on Canvas, 64.5 x 90 in.|
Exploring the language
February 11 - April 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11, 5:30-7:30pm
|E@RLY: The Sun (Part 1)|
UC Berkeley, University Art Museum, Gallery B, February 5, 2012; 12:00 NOON. $7
Programmed by Land and Sea
Join Land and Sea in celebrating the sun! The Bay Area's own Tealchemy erects a temporary tea house dispensing "drinkable art" to accompany the musical experiences.
Frame Life's Memories for Valentine's Day
|Antique crocheted baby's bonnett with ribbon. Framed in a deep box frame with suede covered liner, backing and hand-crafted infant's profile|Roses last for just a week but custom
framing lasts forever
This Valentine's Day, create a truly memorable gift for your loved one. Bring in your family photos and other treasures and we will transform them into one-of-a-kind works of art for your walls. Just consider the items you may already have that could easily be turned into art - Grandma''s favorite tea cup, Dad's fishing lures, that sand dollar you picked up at the beach or a first report card from school. Frame these special keepsakes for a true Valentine's surprise.
|A Valentine's Gift for Grandma|
Grandmothers Love Name Mats!
Try surprising the grandmother in your life with a framed photo name mat full of photos of her grandchildren. She will be very proud to display this affectionate gift from the heart. Name mats also make great gifts for teachers.
|Grandma with GRANDMA name mat|
"My daughter-in-law framed this for me for Valentines day. It is a grouping of photographs of grandkids and great-grandkids arranged in mat spelling out "GRANDMA. I have it hanging in my apartment and all my visitors comment on it. It is really a great present! The Framer's Workshop does beautiful work and I always appreciate their kindness when I visit there."
Learn more about our Photo-Letter Name Mats.
|GRANDMA name mat with hearts.|
|Frame a Wedding Suite|A Beautifully Romantic Gift
|Wedding Suite |
The wedding is over, the happy couple are settling in, and the parents have an empty nest.
Now is the time to surprise the newlyweds with a framed memory of their wedding. Gather together the invitation, the place cards, a photo, and the roses, and bring them in to consult with one of our designers. We will help you create a gorgeous wedding suite that will be passed down for generations. Proud parents love these shadowboxes too!
|WCAF and PPFA in Las Vegas
Kirstie and Jeff are currently attending the West Coast Art and Frame Show and the Professional Picture Framers Association's national convention in Las Vegas. They sent back photos of some unusual convention booths! "Manufacturers are grabbing our attention for new products every way they can. Here's the entrance to the Framerica booth, inviting us to take a closer look at the environmentally sustainable moulding in their new Reclaimed wood collection. We'll have samples to show you soon."
|Take A Closer Look|
Kirstie will teach this year and both Kirstie and Jeff will take classes to further their framing knowledge. Jeff is looking forward to a class on the attachment of fragile art items as well as a business class. Kirstie will take design and installation classes. Kirstie says, "We believe in continuing education and we look forward to returning with lots of new products and ideas to help you create spectacular framing designs."
|Good Luck To Jenette & Chloe
|Jenette|February will see some changes at the shop as Chloe leaves us to pursue her university career full time, and Jenette changes focus. Jenette and Sarah now own a new art delivery and installation business called "Leveled Art Services" You may see Jenette again when you need help with art installation. Jenette also hopes to eventually have her own gallery and art consulting firm. Chloe is studying in the Graphic Design Program at San Francisco City College and she is also a master designer for the college magazine.
We have a new framer starting this month and we will introduce her soon!
|New Year Hopes
|As we ease into the new year, we hope that all of you have healthy, prosperous, and peaceful months ahead. Here at the shop we will be busy bringing you the very best of Bay Area preservation framing. We look forward to seeing you this year, and thank you for supporting local business.
Kirstie, Jeff, and all the Framers at
The Framer's Workshop