In spite of the winter weather that seems to have finally arrived in Chautauqua County, we will be opening a show, "A Glimpse of the Artists Represented by Portage Hill Art Gallery" at the Octagon Gallery at the Patterson Library in Westfield, NY this Friday, January 15, 2016. This show will be hung the library curator, Nancy Nixon Ensign. It is an opportunity to expand our local audience and to remind people of all of the wonderful artists we represent on a year long basis. The show will be a taster of the many different styles of work we have at the gallery.
We have run the gallery for 34 years this spring- opening when our boys were very young. We now have a grandson who is the age of our younger son when the gallery first opened. It has been an interesting ride so far and it is one of the ways that I have been able to successfully market my work and provide a year round venue for other professional level artists who have regional connections.
The gallery property is also the location of my clay studio and my winter 2D studio for painting, printing and mixed media. We have added a new framing studio location and warm season 2D studio for me at #9 Art Studios on Main Street in Brocton, NY. This location gives my husband, Donald, a much larger and more functional space to use as his framing work area. We still take framing orders at either location. We use Larson-Juhl frames because they have always delivered high quality frames and materials for Donald to use. We have over a thousand different framing choices and will work one on one with our clients to create the perfect framing.