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Choosing Art for Your Home with Amanda Goetze

Ida Floreak art works in Goetze's bedroom

Get help choosing art for your home with these expert tips from Amanda Goetze of Goetze Art & Design! I believe a room is unfinished without beautiful, captivating art on the walls. In fact, I’m decidedly in the “no blank walls” fan club. How about you? Choosing art for your home in many ways is …

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A Botanical Gallery Wall in the Living Room

Camellia botanical gallery wall for my grandmillennial living room using antique prints and gold Granby frames from Frame It Easy

Amping up the grandmillennial style in my living room with a botanical gallery wall using antique camellia engravings and gold Granby frames from Frame It Easy! Read on for the before and after photos and tips to mat and frame valuable prints. Penderandpeony.com uses affiliate links. Products gifted by Frame It Easy in exchange for …

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The Simple Way to Frame a Painting with Offset Clips

How to frame a painting with offset clips - finished landscape painting in gold frame.

5 easy steps to frame a painting on canvas using offset clips and a back-loading frame. You’ve found the perfect painting for your wall after hunting countless estate sales, thrifts, and galleries. It has eye catching colors and a subject that speaks to you! The only drawback…it’s un-framed. Don’t let that hiccup stop you from …

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Catherine Wiley at the KMA

Blond woman gazes at impressionist painting of woman reading by Catherine Wiley

Wander the galleries of the Knoxville Museum of Art and feel inspired by the incandescent paintings of Catherine Wiley with their vivid colors and serene narratives. While spring time blossoms and warming temps maybe luring us out of doors, use the next dreary day to head to the Knoxville Art Museum and see the incandescent …

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Expert Tips on Packing and Moving Valuables

Packing and moving valuables is stressful! Learn the right way to wrap and secure silver, antique furniture, ceramics, glass, and 2-D art with these expert tips and tricks.

Packing and moving valuables is stressful! Learn the right way to wrap and secure silver, antique furniture, ceramics, glass, and 2-D art with these tips and tricks. Knee deep in corrugate, tape, and tissue? Pulling your hair out because you just can’t figure out the best way to pack Grandmother’s silver or your wedding china? …

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The River Arts District, Asheville

Even on a sweltering hot afternoon, a kinetic, creative energy permeates the air in Asheville’s River Arts District. Artists are busy at work in their studios with fans buzzing and music playing, while tourists and locals alike are sauntering the streets, turning here and there to enter different industrial brick buildings. They are on a …

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The Art Experience: Contemplative or Energized?

Art Museums are grappling with a “plugged in” public obsessed with technology and having an “experience.” How do museums satisfy this public without falling into the entertainment trap? Is social practice art a key solution to avoiding this trap? Since the 1970’s museums have more significantly changed their focus as repositories for cultural treasures to …

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