It's finally moving time for us. While we are sad to leave our previous location (with it's beautiful antique hardwood floors), we are also excited to create a whole new gallery space for us! We have moved next door to our previous location and are now at 24 Station St (instead of 28 Station St). A relatively quick move!
Join us on Thursday, March 1 10-5pm for our "Relocation Celebration", where we will be giving away door prizes, offering 30% off custom frame mouldings, plus refreshments.
See you soon!
Invitation to Submit!
Miniature Art Show
Excellent Frameworks Gallery is proud to present our first “Miniature Art Show”. We invite artists to submit miniature works of art for our January 2018 show located at 28 Station St, Duncan, B.C. Excellent Frameworks will be providing complimentary frames on a first come, first serve basis for artists to pick up and create miniature works of art in.
“Miniature Art is often referred to as “the little jewels of the art world” and enjoys continued growth in popularity worldwide.”
Frame Pickup – November 15th to December 15th
Art Drop Off – January 2nd to January 4th
Art will be on display January 8th to January 30th
Artist Reception, all public welcome, Thursday, January 11th 6pm to 8pm
*No late works will be accepted.
*40% Commission will be deducted from sales, plus 10% donated to local charity (i.e. expect a 50% commission off your marked retail price).
*All works must be originals completed within the past six months
*If you choose to participate by picking up a frame(s), please honor it as an informal agreement to participate in the January show.
*Accepted works must be True Miniature Works of Art. This means that it must be not just a small work of art, but a miniaturization. “Foremost in importance in contemporary miniature art is the highly skilled and painstaking techniques should be evident upon viewing the artwork. This is often described as the work should hold up well under magnification. It should draw the viewer’s eye deeper and deeper into itself with amazement at the gem-like details of the tiny treasure.” Excellent Frameworks will be selective of which pieces will be accepted for showing.
Please contact Suzan Kostiuck at 250-746-7112, or email email@example.com for further information. Visit our facebook page or www.excellentframeworks.ca. We look forward to seeing your work!
Featuring Jack Wise, Arnold Burrell, Matthew DiCastri, Crystal Tampa, Will Julsing, JC Roy, David Woolam, Will Millar, and Miles Dobson. Original works of art under $5000. Unique Fine Art Prints from Vancouver Island artists.
Art Evening throughout March - please call for more details! 250-746-7112.
Show runs March 3 to 31st 2017
For the month of January, we are proud to introduce Langley, B.C. artist Cheryl Hitchcock to the gallery. This bountiful show features lush florals evocative of our West Coast gardens. With several generations of artists in her family, Cheryl is rediscovering her love of nature through her work.
Interested in one of these pieces? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply call us at 250-746-7112 for size and price information. MORE works to be added!
Join us for pure clarity of our local landscapes by Julie King. Also showing are pieces by Allan Gott, Bob English, Judy Weeden and Lorne Flach
Showing September 8 to September 30, 2016
Artist's Reception September 8, 6-8pm
Partial Proceeds of all sales donated to Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association
This group show features animals in their agricultural milieu and will create discussion about our local agricultural community.
Will Millar will offer a poem or two about these beasts at the opening - if you haven't had the opportunity to meet Will, now is the time!
Call to Artists!
"Beasts of Burden" Group Show
Excellent Frameworks Gallery (EFG) invites all Canadian artists to submit works for consideration to our first Group Show. EFG accepts finished works that aim to expand dialogue about the agricultural industry in Canada. Partial proceeds of artworks sold will be donated to the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - Email Entry Deadline
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Artwork Drop off between 12pm and 4pm. Earlier drop off dates available prior to the long weekend available upon request.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 Show Opens
Thursday, September 8, 2016 6-8pm Opening Reception
Friday, September 30, 2016 - Show Closes
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Unsold Artworks to be picked up between 10am and 4pm.
How to Submit:
Please email email@example.com with the subject line: "Beast of Burden Application" by Monday, August 15, 2016 with one image per email submission. (Multiple submissions accepted in separate emails.) Your submission(s) must include artist name, title, medium, size, and pricing for each piece submitted for consideration. Please note that due to space, we will only be accepting a limited amount of artwork. Artists will be notified via email of accepted works on Friday, August 19, 2016.
Inviting 2017 Solo & Small Group Shows
Excellent Frameworks Gallery (EFG) uses its secondary gallery for solo and small group shows. We encourage artists to submit a proposal to EFG for consideration of such a show. Please send EFG: A brief written statement about yourself or the artist group and what you want to accomplish with a show, 4-6 jpeg images of representative work (please label this information carefully with the name, media, size, price and date of your work). Non visual artists are encourage to apply.
Application Deadline: Ongoing