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Peonies and Peaches
By Richard Pionk
This April we  proudly present "Masterclass in Still Lifes" featuring the sumptuous and elegant oils of the late painter and beloved instructor, Richard Pionk  (April 26, 1936 -- June 5, 2007). His exhibit runs now through April 29. Please stop by and see this unique exhibit!

We sincerely appreciate your patronage and support. We ask you to think of Geary Gallery when you are searching for a unique gift, need a treasured photograph or painting framed, or are considering commissioning an original portrait for a loved one.


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The featured piece of the month is titled " Rings End Bridge"  by Chet Saur . It's a 24x40 framed oil on canvas painting priced at $3,200.  

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For a perfect gift for Mother's or Father's Day, now is the time to schedule a custom portrait of your children, either from a live sitting or photograph. I f you're searching for a unique gift that will be treasured for a lifetime, consider commemorating your family with an original portrait. An original portrait is a gift that will be appreciated for generations to come, and our portrait service makes it easy and affordable! If you'd like a portrait of your children, your pet, home or even your favorite vacation spot, we can match you with the perfect artist, chosen for the mastery of their particular subject and medium . We invite you to view the portfolios of our portrait artists . For more information about our portrait service, contact us today at (203) 655-6633.
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If you have a painting that needs to be cleaned or repaired, or a frame that's chipped or broken, bring it to Accent Restoration and give it new life! We'll bring your treasured paintings and frames back to their original beauty. Our projects hang in leading galleries, museums, historical societies and private residences throughout Fairfield County. Click here to learn more.
Featured Artist: Richard Pionk

Peonies By Richard Pionk
Richard Cletus Pionk
(April 26, 1936 -- June 5, 2007) , beloved instructor of painting at the Art Students League of New York and president of the Salmagundi Club, died June 5, 2007, but his work stands as a masterclass in still life painting, primarily in oils and pastels.
Born April 26, 1936 in Moose Lake, MN, Pionk moved to New York City where he made a life revolving around painting and teaching.
Best known for his still lifes, portraits, and interior scenes in oils and pastels, Pionk learned much about classical still life painting by spending hours in his favorite museums in New York, such as the Brooklyn Museum, as well as the École du Louvre in Paris. Pionk studied the works of many artists, in particular Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Antoine Vollon, and Henri Fantin-Latour.
He also studied with Daniel Green and Sidney E. Dickinson at the Art Students League of New York where he later taught, and at the Pastel Society of America School and the National Arts Club in New York. He was also the longest running president of the Salmagundi Club.
Roses By Richard Pionk
During his accomplished art career, Pionk earned more than 100 awards from the Pastel Society of America, Audubon Artists, National Arts Club, and numerous other professional associations. In 1984, he was named Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America, and in 1997 was inducted into the Pastel Hall of Fame. In 1994, his work was included in the Taiwanese exhibit, "Contemporary Pastel Artists."
His work was also published in numerous books and magazines, including Creative Painting with Pastel by Carole Katchen, Basic Still Life Painting, and Artist's Magazine, April 1988 and 1993. Recently, his work has been exhibited at the Luminous Gallery in Taichung, Taiwan and as part of Still Life Painters of the 20th Century at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, VA.
Pionk held memberships at the Salmagundi Club, Art Students League, Pastel Society of America -- trustee, Allied Artists of America -- Board of Directors, Hudson Valley Art Association, Knickerbocker Art Association, Artist Fellowship -- trustee, National Arts Club, Audubon Artists -- trustee, American Artists Professional League, and Dutch Treat Club.
Richard Pionk's exhibit runs April 1-29 and his paintings are available for acquisition. All are welcome and admission is free.

To view his work, visit our  online gallery.

Geary Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.
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You've Made Great Memories. Display Them Proudly.

Your keepsakes evoke your most special memories. Preserve them for a lifetime  in a beautifully made shadow box. Made in our Darien gallery, Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing are the area experts when it comes to framing everything from important certificates, photos and paintings, to 3D objects. Items from life milestones such as weddings, graduations, First Holy Communions, or important objects that hold special memories such as sports jerseys, preserved corsages, baby clothes, toys -- just about anything that holds meaning to you -- can be framed. Bring your treasured pieces to us for framing and learn why our custom frames stand the test of time. Click here to see more custom framing.
Don't Know What to Choose? A Geary Gallery Gift Certificate Makes It Easy.

Art is subjective. If you're not sure which piece to choose, take the guesswork out of gift giving with a gift certificate in the denomination of your choosing . Deciding on an art piece can be a very personal choice. Our gift certificates can be used towards any of our original artwork, custom frames, shadow box framing, frame or oil painting repair, or a custom original portrait .
We Deliver Your Art to Your Car

To help parents with babies and small children who are unable to easily leave their car, we have Curbside Pick-up service. Just call from your car when you're in the gallery parking lot to pick up your work, and a gallery employee will bring it to you. Call (203) 655-6633.
Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing were founded in 1984, and today are Fairfield County's preeminent art gallery and frame shop, featuring an extensive collection of original artwork, and custom framing services. With four elaborate display rooms, Geary Gallery maintains an ambitious exhibition schedule to showcase both Connecticut-based artists with national reputations as well as well-known artists from along the Eastern seaboard. The public can enjoy a new show virtually every five weeks. The Gallery also offers a Custom Original Portrait Service, which matches their favorite artists with customers wishing to commission an original portrait of their family, an individual, pet or home. With an extensive inventory of over 2,000 corner samples, Accent Picture Framing and Restoration is a service that is highly regarded for its master framing techniques as well as precision art restoration services for leading museums, auction houses, and historical societies.

For more information about Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing, call (203) 655-6633 or visit our website.

Store hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
9:30am to 5:00pm
NOTE: We will be closed December 25 to January 3.

Visit us at
576 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820