Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gallery News - October Edition


In This Edition:

* New Releases
* My Art in the Real World
* Problem Solved!
* Go Sip Girls!
* Do You FaceBook?

New Releases:

Last month I introduced 10 new panoramas in two sizes, 30 x 7 inches and 40 x 10 inches.
This month, I have two new pieces to tell you about. These are available in the same sizes and frames as the pieces I talked about last month, but this time, instead of being wide panoramas, these are tall!

I think these will work very well in those awkward spots where your need a little something to work over a chair, table, or a narrow section of wall.

Introducing "Flow & Flora" and "Points of Interest". Both of these pieces are from my last excursion to New Zealand in 2011

These are of course available in both sizes, framed or canvas only. These hand signed and numbered canvases are strictly limited to a total of only 100 canvases.

Release Pricing is as follows:
7 x 30 Canvas Only: $425
10 x 40 Canvas Only: $725
7 x 30 Framed: $600
10 x 40 Framed: $1100

For more information, drop into the gallery, or call me at 905-562-0068, or toll-free at 1-866-211-9799

My Art in the Real World:

Once again, one of our great clients sent me a photo of "My art in their world".
Ken and Sandy bought their first piece, "Dock of the Bay" from the gallery when we were on Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2011. Since then they have come back, again, and again, and again. This year they purchased their 4th and 5th pieces for their home!

This time they purchased the 24 x 36 inch size of "This is the Place", and the 38 x 18 inch "Brickwork" which we also custom framed both pieces for them. They were also kind enough to share a couple of pictures of what these new pieces look like in their  home. I especially love how "Brickwork" works so well over the piano!  Well done indeed!


I can't tell you how proud it makes me feel to know that my art is such a large part of your home Ken and Sandy!

If you have a picture of my art in your home that you would like to share, we would love to receive it!

Problem Solved!:

Over the years I have heard from clients that they love my art, and the way it is displayed in the gallery, but they just do not have track lighting in their homes and illuminating a piece on the wall can be difficult. I certainly understand.

My works do not need a lot of additional light for the dynamic and dimensional quality to show through, but certainly additional lighting can help sometimes. So, I now have a very simple and inexpensive solution for you.

The portable light shown here should be just the ticket! I specifically looked for a product that should be available anywhere in North America, and I wanted it to be affordable. I found what I think is a great solution. It is a swivel mounted light that uses a standard halogen light bulb, plugs into a wall socket and also has an ON-OFF switch. The light can be placed on a piece of furniture, or even the floor and directed towards your art. (This light seems to operate at a reasonable temperature, but please make sure it isn't too close or touching anything flammable as you would any light fixture)
I have paired it with a 50 watt halogen bulb which is the same as we use in the gallery which should do a great job in your home.

So, where can you buy this? It is available at Home Depot and it is a standard stock item apparently. I paid $14.99 (reg price) for this, plus the light bulb. The light fixture is made by Hampton Bay and carries product number 412 652

Go Sip Girls:

It is that time again girls! We will once again be hosting the "Ladies Only" evening of wine, nibblies and shopping here in the village. The event was so successful last time that we have extended the hours to 5:30 until 10:00 PM. Some of the shops in the village are even bringing in special attractions for you. Sorry, I can't spoil the surprise, but it promises to be another wonderful evening!

The event is on Thursday October 24th and tickets which are $30 each can be ordered by calling 905-562-3581 ext 302, or you can email Tickets are limited, so don't delay, call today!

Do You FaceBook?:

I know I'm showing my age, but if someone asked you 20, 30 , 40 years ago, "Do You FaceBook?" I think you 'd look at them sideways. What the heck are they talking about? How the world has changed! Of course we all know what it means today:-)

As the social networking site continues to grow, I am discovering that more and more of our clients are on FaceBook now and I want to extend an invitation to everyone to join us there where we try to share all the comings and goings of the gallery, and hopefully you will find it interesting enough to share with your FaceBook friends.

Just in case you are new to FaceBook, just click  HERE to visit our page and then click on the LIKE button:

Well I think that is about it for now. We have other outstanding new pieces on display that I haven't even mentioned yet, and I'd love to see you pop in for a viewing. If you cannot make it in to the gallery, just let me know and I'll do whatever I can to help you!

Most sincerely,


The Kenneth Lane Smith Gallery
Jordan Village, ON -905-562-0068
Toll-Free 1-866-211-9799
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