Sunday, April 27, 2008

Erica returns to SHG!

Friday and Saturday's show opening with Erica was a blast and many new people got to met her and gain a new appreciation for her art. Erica is a wonderful lady, as lovely as she is talented. We enjoy seeing her face to face and getting to talk with her about the art that we spend lots of time with. Her collection this year is very diverse in color, medium and style - there is something for everyone in this body of work. Get down to the Gallery and see the collection, as photographs don't do them justice.

I will put in a photo of Erica, her friend, E. T. Baird , who is riding in the Kentucky Derby aboard "Recapturetheglory" and our former "Team Gallery" girls, Lauren and Amber.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I'm a natural born coon!

Mike and I had a rare opportunity to go out to Ann Tower Gallery in Lexington last week. They had an exhibit of some very nice primitive folk art. There was a piece in the very back of the gallery, where most people would miss, that had a very large coon jumping over the moon, reminiscent of the nursery rhyme. He was accompanied by a poem that really engaged me, as you see, the coon is my nemesis animal....another story.

The poem went as follows:

Natural Born Coon
by Jim Gary Phillips
I will steal thy corn
by the light of the moon.
I am what I am
a Natural Born Coon.
In the white oak tree
is where I make my stand.
Treed by a walker and
a black and tan.
The art and poem has haunted me, and of course, when Mike called about the picture two days later, it had sold. Alas, I had to re-learn the hard lesson....when art haunts you, buy it!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"GREEN" Bamboo Moulding

"Green" Moulding made from Bamboo is IN
at South Hill Gallery!

The Eco-Collection is made from 100% real bamboo. Bamboo is one of the most renewable resources in the world. The use of these fast growing trees helps to preserve native hardwood species all around the world.

The finishes are very lovely, showing the natural grain pattern of the bamboo. As this is a natural product, the finish and grain may vary from run to run. However, this moulding has a great, clean contemporary look - Socially responsible and economical at the same time!
There are several finished to choose from, including a very cool inlay that comes in two sizes. There is also a cherry color finish that has a black panel around the outside.
Come by and check them out!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We have bought The Hidden Gallery

Two weeks ago, Mike and I completed the purchase of The Hidden Gallery on East High Street. Many people are asking, "Do you plan on opening a second location?" No, that is not our plan. We love our busy corner on South Broadway and Bolivar, but our space is very limited. We hope to sell the excess equipment we have acquired and use the Hidden Gallery space for a much needed workshop and storage area. We are sifting though our acquisition and moving stuff to make more room at South Hill Gallery!

Stay tuned!

The only CPF'S in Lexington!

We are very excited to announce that South Hill Gallery now has TWO Certified Professional Framers on staff. Steven Hamm (Computer guru by day, framer by night) last week passed the CPF exam and is now one of only two CPF's in Lexington.

Steven has been doing a little moonlighting at SHG for the past few months while he is putting the finishing touches on opening his own frame shop in Nicholasville. We are very happy to have such a talented framer working with us, expecially now that he has passed his CPF!

Congratulations, Steven!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

FINALLY-a ready made that looks custom.

Mike and I have added a new line of ready made frames that include conservation glass, acid free mats and backings - all at a great price. These frames come in sizes ranging from 8 x 10 to 16 x 20. The real star of this line is a great diploma frame that comes with its own fillet! all for $50.00! This frame has a great look and has an easy open backing that makes it great for those offices that need yearly certificates that update.

Come by the shop and check out this new line!

Erica Nordean Returns to South Hill Gallery

Erica Nordean, contemporary equine artist, is returning to South Hill Gallery for a show of original art on April 25-26, 2008. We will have an artist reception on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m., complete with fabolous food and drink and lots on new art to view. Erica will also be on hand on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be several different types of art to see: pastels, acrylic on canvas, multi-media colleges, artist enhanced giclee on canvas...

We got the first of her art in yesterday and you will be very excited so see what Erica has been up to!
Keep checking back, we may sneak a peak of some of the news work

South Hill Gallery, Ltd.

South Hill Gallery, Ltd.
Art and Custom Framing since 1977