Founder’s Day Exhibit – Celebrating 40 Years of Studio 33 & Founder John Martin

Poster of Exhibit Announcement featuring a pastel self portrait of John Martin
Poster of Founder’s Day Exhibit Announcement featuring an image of a pastel self portrait of John Martin
Paintings by Local Artist and Founder of Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery John Martin
Paintings by Local Artist and Founder of Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery John Martin

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents a Founder’s Day Exhibit on Sat. Aug 10, 2019 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Celebrating 40 Years of Studio 33 and Honoring Founder John Martin. Join us as we look back to 1979 when Local Artist John Martin opened his studio in the Mercer Building near the Garde Theater – the only commercial art studio in New London selling paintings by local artists. Having moved from Green Street, where he had an art studio for 8 years, John had more room to go into Custom Professional Picture Framing as well as Sign Painting. John had painted signs for local businesses – Robert’s Electronic’s, Lee’s Kiddyland, Kaplan’s Travel, and H. Marcus & Co. John early on recognized our shoreline area’s interest in the arts and he had faith in New London! Exhibit ends Aug 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM. In the heart of the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail, New London, CT, 140 Bank St., Mon 1 to 5, Tue-Fri 9 to 5, Sat 10 to 3, Appt. available. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Alignable. Visit our website at http://www.studio33gallery.com.

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New At Studio 33

Wooden Picnic Basket by Local Artist Steve Downs 6Hx10Dx16W, Collaged Shells by Local Artist Alicia Grebe of Beading Away

Summer is sizzling but it’s pretty cool here at Studio 33! Local artist Steve Downs creates wooden baskets utilizing discontinued custom picture framing molding, 6Hx10Dx16W- OOAK and exclusive to Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery – $75. His new Picnic Basket makes for an artful outing! Local artist Alicia Grebe handcrafts natures jewels into mystical messages from the sea! Come see which one speaks to you – $10. In the heart of the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail, Franklin Smith House c.1840, 140 Bank St., New London, CT. Mon 1 to 5, Tue-Fri 9 to 5, Sat 10 to 3, Appts. Available. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Alignable. Visit our website at www.studio33gallery.com.

New Work By Liz McGee

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery has new work by local artist Liz McGee at 140 Bank St., Downtown, New London, CT. Come in and see what is new for summer! In the heart of the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail, New London, CT, 140 Bank St., Mon 10:00 to 4:00, Tue-Fri 9 to 5, Sat 10 to 3, Appts. Available. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Alignable. Visit our website at www.studio33gallery.com.

Medallion mounted on blue mat
Medallion Mounted on Blue Mat
Medallion Mounted on Blue Mat
Medallion Mounted on Blue Mat
Many Styles
Many Styles
Printed Cup & Coaster
Printed Cup & Coaster

Best of Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Sara Munro of Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery with The Day – Best of Readers’ Choice Award 2018 – First Place for Picture Framing

Check out Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery. Voting in The Day’s Best of Readers’ Choice Awards Contest is open until March 12 at 11:59 pm.  Cast your votes in over 250 categories for your favorite people, places, and businesses in southeastern CT and southern RI! https://theday.secondstreetapp.com/og/b19ba29b-53c7-4117-aa22-9fb766aa4a9a/gallery/147862175

Tue.-Fri. 9:00 to 5:00, Sat. 10:00 to 3:00, Appointments Available. Contact us at 860-442-6355 or email us at studio33gallery@gmail.com. Like us on Facebook , Follow us on Pinterest and Twitter, and Find us on Alignable!

Loving New London – 40 Years

Loving New London – 40 Years, Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents a Valentine Exhibit of images of The Smith House, 138-140 Bank St., c.1840 Greek Revival-style, in the heart of the Waterfront Historic District. Once dominated by wharves and tall ships, now #24 on New London’s Heritage Trail is home to our gallery. The exhibit includes a wintery mix of landscape paintings by local artists, Robert J. Hauschild, Mark Patnode, Liz McGee, and others. Celebrate our historic and creative community; and find the perfect gift for your significant other! 140 Bank St., New London, CT, 860-442-6355, www.studio33gallery.com.

The Smith House, Photographer G. Roger Clements
Handmade Origami Whale Valentines, created by local artist Karen Boehm for this celebration exhibit – “Loving New London – 40 Years”

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery will be featuring Handmade Origami Whale Valentines, created by local artist Karen Boehm for this celebration exhibit – “Loving New London – 40 Years” – and specifically – the historic building at 138-140 Bank St. Erected in 1840 as a residence, now home to our gallery. The Greek Revival-style house was built by Franklin Smith, a Whaling Captain and Partner in the Perkins & Smith Whaling Firm. Capt. Smith was accompanied by his wife on four of his voyages, his only daughter Chelsea was named after the ship on which she was born while at sea. New London history – ah, the romance, come share the love and get your hand made Origami Whale Valentine for your special someone!

Hiroshi Yoshida Original Japanese Woodblock Print

 

Hirosaki Castle, Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950, Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan). From a Series: Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms – Sakura Hachidai, 16″ x 10.5, pre-WWII, c.1935. Hiroshi Yoshida, Taishō period (1912–1926)Shōwa period (1926–1989), was a 20th C. Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker. He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints. He began his artistic training with his adoptive father, a painting teacher and elementary school principal. He entered private art school at the age of 18 in Tokyo. As a painter he soon won many art exhibition prizes. He began creating wood block prints after 1920, following the Sosaku Hanga tradition of performing the entire process – design, carving, printing, of a print himself. In 1923 all of Yoshida Hiroshi’s wood blocks and more than a hundred of his prints were destroyed in the fires that followed the Great Kanto Earthquake. In 1925 He established his own studio. Prints were made under his close supervision, Yoshida combined the ukiyo-e collaborative system with the sosaku-hanga principle of “artists prints”, and formed a third school, separating himself from the shin-hanga and sosaku-hanga movement. In 1902 Yoshida played a leading role in the organization of the Meiji Fine Arts Society into the Pacific Painting Association. Yoshida’s extensive travel and acquaintance with Americans influenced his art considerably. The artistic lineage of the Yoshida family includes eight artists since the Edo period (1603-1868). His lifetime prints are signed “Hiroshi Yoshida” in pencil and marked with a jizuri (self-printed) seal outside the margin. Within the image, prints are signed “Yoshida” with brush and sumi ink beside a red “Hiroshi” seal. This design is illustrated at plate #192 of “The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi”, Abe Publishing co., Ltd., 1987.

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery is pleased to present an excellent opportunity for a collector to purchase a stunning collectible, in pristine condition. Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank St. New London, CT. Mon.-Fri. 9:00 to 5:00, Sat. 10:00 to 3:00. Contact us at phone no. 860-442-6355 or email us at studio33gallery@gmail.com. Like us on Facebook , Follow us on Pinterest and Twitter, and Find us on Alignable!

Hiroshi Yoshida, 1924

Hiroshi Yoshida, 1924

Before & After

A nice fish print came in with a faded mat that had big margins. We updated the color and size of the mat, mounted the art on acid free material, and used a new molding for the frame.

If you have a piece of art at home that could use an upgrade bring it to Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, we will help you fall in love with it all over again!   Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank St. New London, CT. Mon.-Fri. 9:00 to 5:00, Sat. 10:00 to 3:00. Like us on Facebook , Follow us on Pinterest and Twitter, and Find us on Alignable!