Pat Magid, owner of Studio
Gallery, has been actively working in the framing and art industry for
over 37 years. Pat, along with her husband Mike, has taught framing for
25 years, and was one of the first Certified Professional Framers in
Pat will be joining us to share
some of her experience
and knowledge about framing. Pat will demonstrate the use of their
gallery’s unique 45-degree angled mirror (below left), which allows
customers to visualize their artwork
completely framed before the order is placed. She
information on conservation framing
and conservation glass. She will give
us a brief, but concise, overview of the basic rules of framing for
different art mediums: pastel, photographs, oils, acrylics, and
Join us at the Waco Charter
School, 615 N. 25th Street, at 1:30 for refreshments and conversation.
The meeting begins at 2, and the demo starts soon thereafter.
And bring friends. Remember that first time visitors are free, and
new members can join for $2/month for the rest of the year. At
this point, that's $12 for a regular membership. Also,
bring recent work to share with us at the break. And it's not too
late to bring a painting for the display at the school. This will
come down at the next meeting on June 3.
Magid explained how she approached framing paintings and keepsakes. She
has been in the framing business with her husband, Mike, for 37 years.
She has framed prints, photos, antique works, oils, watercolors,
acrylics, stained glass, two Bonaparte pistols, an original Monet pencil
drawing, needlework, ceramics, and prized collections. The picture
at the left shows a button collection matted with curtains, keepsakes
from a grandmother.
top consideration is preservation, so she uses only acid-free mats and
conservation-grade glass, which filters out 98% of the UV rays. One
type, called museum glass, has practically no glare. At the right are
samples of regular glass on the left, museum glass in the center and
non-glare glass on the right. Reflections of only the brightest
sources, such as fluorescent lights, show up in museum glass, and that
the left, Pat is holding a print faded by long exposure to fluorescent
lights and an unfaded copy of the same print. She and Mike have an
art gallery as well as the frame shop. Along with many international
artists, she shows three local artists: Richard Skurla, Bob Saxton, and
Carol Fadal. She answered questions from the audience after her talk,
and by request, she offered framing ideas for the paintings that were
brought for show and tell.
1. Glass should not touch the work. Use acrylic spacers or mats.
Don't let direct sunlight hit any art work.
3. She offers picture-hanging service, charging by the hour. 4.
She suggested that artists not invest in expensive framing for paintings
that they are selling, as the buyers frequently replace the provided
frames with ones that suit their taste and their room decor.
Our thanks to Pat for an interesting presentation, and
for joining as a sponsor member! Thanks also to Pat Blackwell,
Bobbee Watts, Myrl Luper, Christine Niekamp and Judy Franklin for
bringing refreshments, and to those who brought art for show and tell,
samples of which are below.
SHOW AND TELL
Judy Franklin Linda Morales
Saundra Vasek Bobbee Watts