Frame Your Hermes Scarf

Every Scarf Has a Story

The Hermès scarf is a coveted, much-collected symbol of sophistication and design excellence defining the Paris-based luxury company that today specializes in leather fashion, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfume, jewelry, watches, and clothing.

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Scarf motifs are wide-ranging and are designed by a world-wide array of freelance artists that can be found in places from Poland to Japan, and in surprising places like the U.S. post-office sorting room in Waco, Texas. Kermit Oliver, a longtime postal employee, has designed more than a dozen Hermès scarves. In all, the French company has roughly 50 freelance artists at a time designing new scarves, with the aim of producing 12 new designs (6 new and 6 re-issues in new colors) per year, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. The designs are central for Hermès, which sprinkles the patterns and colors throughout its collections of ready-to-wear clothing, accessories and housewares. Many designs are commemorative and others depict themes such as equestrian scenes and items, military, nautical, fantasy, floral, mythology and many, many more.  Some artists draw inspiration from the content of the Hermes company’s museum which contains collections of antique silverware, European and Middle Eastern textiles, Victorian objects, and of course many high end saddlery and harness items.

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Contemporary Hermès scarves measure 35” square. (There are shawls measuring 55”, and ‘pocket squares’ measuring 16”). The typical scarf costs around $410, but large sizes can cost double that, and special-edition scarves can be much more.    Every carre (square) has a name and is woven from the silk of 250 mulberry cocoons. The scarves are then cut from lengths of cloth and hand-rolled with tiny stitches around the edges.  All of the hems are hand-stitched.  The designs are not printed onto the fabric by machine but hand silk-screened by Hermes professionals who have to apply up to 43 silk screens to achieve the design effects. This is a painstaking printing process; it takes 750 hours on average to engrave the screens for printing each design, an individual scarf typically incorporates 20 to 30 different hues.  Since 1937, Hermès has produced over 2,000 unique designs; the horse motif is particularly noteworthy and popular since it harkens back to the origins of the Hermes Company.

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Thierry Hermès (1801–1878) first established Hermès as a harness workshop in the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris, creating high-quality harnesses and bridles for the European upper-classes. Hermès’s son, Charles-Émile Hermès took over management from his father and moved the shop in 1880 to 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré where it remains to this day and with the help of his sons Adolphe and Émile-Maurice, Charles-Émile introduced leather jackets, handbags, and a clothing line. When in 1929, the first women’s couture apparel collection was previewed in Paris Hermès introduced some of its most recognized original goods geared toward the emerging modern style and fashion market such as the leather Sac à dépêches (later renamed the “Kelly Bag” after Grace Kelly), and the Hermès carrés (scarves) in 1937.  The first scarf was a 27” carre named “Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches” depicting white-wigged females playing a popular table game.  Hermès oversaw the production of its scarves throughout the entire process, purchasing raw Chinese silk, spinning it into yarn, and weaving it into fabric twice as strong and heavy as most scarves available at the time in a dedicated scarf factory in Lyon.

Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches (the first Hermes scarf).

Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches (the first Hermes scarf).

Soon the Hermès scarves became integrated into French culture. The scarves have been worn by several celebrities such as: Queen Elizabeth II in a portrait for a 1986 British postage stamp. Audrey Hepburn. Sophia Loren. Catherine Deneuve. Princess Grace Kelly was on the cover of a 1956 issue of Life magazine and using another as a sling for her broken arm.  Scarves are often made into pillows or framed and hung on the wall.

Audrey Hepburn and a very resourceful Grace Kelly.

Audrey Hepburn and a very resourceful Grace Kelly.

This last use is our absolute favorite. The best part of framing Hermes scarves is that you get to see the full design, and they do look like expensive, chic, sophisticated, and dazzling paintings on the wall. Considering the high-quality craftsmanship and artistry involved in creating these scarves they certainly qualify as ‘art’.  We have custom framed many Hermes scarves over the years, our clients tell us they often become the show piece in a room.  You may want to consider the style, color and subject matter and then frame it accordingly with either elaborate traditional frames or simpler narrow looks.

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CUSTOM FRAMING MILITARY MEDALS

The practice of bestowing ‘awards’ in various forms for valor in warfare is almost as old as warfare itself. Our American tradition is traced back to the birth of our country when in 1776 General George Washington received a gold medal for driving the British out of Boston.  The first military medals designed to be worn on a uniform date back to 1782 when General Washington established the Badge Of Merit.  The Badge Of Merit was a heart shaped badge made of purple cloth (the precursor to the Purple Heart). Trapani Art & Frame frames many military medals, flags, uniforms and other military memorabilia, most dating back to World War II, for our clientele and we wanted to learn more about the history and meaning of these medals and honors.  We are sharing a bit of information about many of the more recognizable medals and awards (most bestowed during WWII) and showing you a variety of ways of framing these precious items.  Military medals and other service memorabilia tell a story, displaying these items brings these stories back to life and makes remembering and honoring family members and our nation’s history part of our everyday.  In addition, archival framing (UV protection glass, acid-free matting and backing) will help preserve them. 

The BADGE OF MILITARY MERIT, 1782

THE BADGE OF MILTARY MERIT 1782

CUSTOM FRAMING THESE PRECIOUS ITEMS

Displaying these items brings these stories back to life and makes remembering and honoring family members and our nation’s history part of our everyday.  Consider enhancing the narrative with photos, plaques, and correspondence.  In addition, archival framing (UV protection glass, acid-free matting and backing) will help preserve them. 

MILITARY MEDALS, PHOTO, CHEVRON AND DOG TAGS

MILITARY MEDALS, PHOTO, CHEVRON AND DOG TAGS

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MILITARY MEDALS, AWARDS, MEMORIAL FLAG

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Medals, photo, and military uniform.

 

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THE PURPLE HEART

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members. The Badge of Military Merit was established by George Washington and was the first decoration that could be awarded to all enlisted men.  The Badge of Merit was awarded for “instances of unusual gallantry…extraordinary fidelity and essential service”.    On the 200th anniversary of Washington’s birth, February 22, 1932, the Purple Heart was re-established by the President and The War Department through the efforts of Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur.

THE PURPLE HEART

THE PURPLE HEART

THE MEDAL OF HONOR

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only. There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force. Personnel of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard receive the Navy version.

Criteria: The Medal of Honor is awarded by the President, in the name of Congress, to a person who, while a member of the Army, distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his or her comrades and must have involved risk of life. Incontestable proof of the performance of the service will be exacted and each recommendation for the award of this decoration will be considered on the standard of extraordinary merit.

HISTORY: General George Washington had created the Badge of Military Merit on 7 August 1792 but it had fallen into disuse after the Revolutionary War. Decorations, as such, were still too closely related to European royalty to be of concern to the American people. However, the fierce fighting and deeds of valor during the Civil War brought into focus the realization that such valor must be recognized. Legislation was introduced in 1862, which authorized the medal “…to such noncommissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection.”

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MEDALS OF HONOR
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THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously, the United States Army Air Forces), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Actions that merit the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree that they are above those required for all other U.S. combat decorations but do not meet the criteria for the Medal of Honor. The Distinguished Service Cross is equivalent to the Navy Cross (Navy and Marine Corps), the Air Force Cross (Air Force), and the Coast Guard Cross (Coast Guard).

The Distinguished Service Cross was first awarded during World War I. During World War II, just over 5,000 awards were made. 

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THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

THE BRONZE STAR

The Bronze Star Medal is the fourth-highest individual military award and the ninth-highest by order of precedence in the US Military. It may be awarded for acts of heroism, acts of merit, or meritorious service in a combat zone. When awarded for acts of heroism, the medal is awarded with the “V” device. The Bronze Star Medal (without the “V” device) may be awarded to each member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after 6 December 1941, was cited in orders or awarded a certificate for exemplary conduct in ground combat against an armed enemy between  December 7, 1941 and September 2, 1945.

THE BRONZE STAR

THE BRONZE STAR

 

THE SILVER STAR

The Silver Star, officially the Silver Star Medal, is the United States third highest military decoration for valor that can be awarded to any person serving in any capacity with the United States Armed Forces. The medal is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.

The Silver Star is the successor award to the “Citation Star” which was established by an Act of Congress on July 9, 1918. On July 19, 1932, the Secretary of War approved the conversion of the “Citation Star” to the Silver Star Medal. The original “Citation Star” is incorporated into the center of medal. The Silver Star’s suspension and service ribbon resembles the red, white, and blue suspension and service ribbon of the Certificate of Merit Medal.  The star is gilt-bronze.

THE SILVER STAR

THE SILVER STAR

 

THE LEGION OF MERIT

The Legion of Merit is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The decoration is issued to members of the seven uniformed services of the United States as well as to military and political figures of foreign governments. The Legion of Merit (Commander degree) is one of only two United States military decorations to be issued as a neck order (the other being the Medal of Honor) and the only United States decoration which may be issued in award degrees (much like an order of chivalry or certain Orders of Merit).  The Legion of Merit is seventh in the order of precedence of U.S. Military awards and is worn after the Defense Superior Service Medal and before the Distinguished Flying Cross.   In contemporary use in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Legion of Merit is typically awarded to Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force general officers and colonels, and Navy and Coast Guard flag officers and captains occupying command or very senior staff positions in their respective services. It may also be awarded to officers of lesser rank and to very senior enlisted personnel, but these instances are less frequent and circumstances vary by branch of service.

An Act of Congress on July 20, 1942, established the Legion of Merit and in 1943 approval authority for U.S. personnel was delegated to the War Department.

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THE LEGION OF MERIT

 

WWII VICTORY MEDAL

The World War II Victory Medal is a service medal of the United States military which was established by an Act of Congress on 6 July 1945. The World War II Victory Medal was first issued as a service ribbon referred to as the “Victory Ribbon.” By 1946, a full medal had been established which was referred to as the World War II Victory Medal. The medal was awarded to any member of the United States military, including members of the armed forces of the Government of the Philippine Islands, who served on active duty, or as a reservist, between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946.

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WWII VICTORY MEDAL

 

THE WOMEN’S ARMY CORPS SERVICE MEDAL

The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal was the, first and only, decoration of the United States Army, which was created on July 29, 1943 by President Franklin Roosevelt, intended to recognize the contribution of women to the Army during the Second World War.

The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal was awarded to any service member who was a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps between July 10, 1942 and August 31, 1943 or the Women’s Army Corps between September 1, 1943 and September 2, 1945. The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal is considered obsolete as the United States Army is a combined service and no longer maintains any separate service corps for women, although it may still be worn by those who served.

THE WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS SERVICE MEDAL

THE WOMEN’S ARMY CORPS SERVICE MEDAL

 

THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

The Good Conduct Medal is one of the oldest military awards of the United States Armed Forces. The U.S. Navy’s variant of the Good Conduct Medal was established in 1869, the Marine Corps version in 1896, the Coast Guard version in 1923, the Army version in 1941, and the Air Force version in 1963.

The medal is awarded to any active-duty enlisted member of the United States military who completes three consecutive years of “honorable and faithful service”. Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishment, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses. If a service member commits an offense, the three-year mark “resets” and a service member must perform an additional three years of service without having to be disciplined, before the Good Conduct may be authorized. During times of war, the Good Conduct Medal may be awarded for one year of faithful service. The Good Conduct Medal may also be awarded posthumously, to any service member killed in the line of duty.

GOOD CONDUCT MEDALS

GOOD CONDUCT MEDALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$50. off Ketubah Custom Framing

 

$50. off Ketubah Custom Framing coupon.

$50. off Ketubah Custom Framing coupon.

The ketubah is a significant popular form of Jewish wedding ceremonial art.  Ketubot have been made in a wide range of designs, usually following the tastes and styles of the era and region in which they are made. Many couples follow the Jewish tradition of ‘hiddur’ mitzvah (a mitzvah in a manner that glorifies the performance of the mitzvah) which calls for ceremonial objects such as the ketubah to be made as beautiful as possible.  

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The root of the word Ketubah is from the root katav, “to write,” is the name for both the written contract itself and for the amount the husband is obliged to settle on his wife in marriage. Traditional ketubot are not written in the Hebrew language, but in Aramaic, the vehicular language,  of Jews at the time ketubot became standardized. This was done in order to make sure the bride and groom understood the contract that was being signed.  Many Conservative Jews and other non-Orthodox Jews use ketubot written in Hebrew rather than in Aramaic.  In a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, the ketubah is signed by two witnesses and traditionally read out loud under the chuppah.  Close family, friends or distant relatives are invited to witness the ketubah, which is considered an honor. The witnesses must be halakhically competent witnesses, and so cannot be a blood relative of the couple.

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The main purpose of the ketubah is to prevent a husband divorcing his wife against her will, which, in talmudic times, he had the right to do. The knowledge that he had to pay his wife her ketubah would serve as a check against hasty divorce.  In addition to the basic settlement, the husband undertakes in the ketubah to protect his wife, work for her, provide her with her marital rights and with all that is necessary for her due sustenance.  The ketubah is essentially a statement of the husband’s obligations. The obligations of the wife to her husband are not recorded in the ketubah, however, most Reform Jews and Reconstructionist Jews, as well as many Conservative Jews today prefer a different version of the ketubah that is more egalitarian.

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The ketubah document is reminiscent of the wedding between G‑d and Israel when Moses took the Torah, the “Book of the Covenant,” and read it to the Jews prior to the “chupah ceremony” at Mount Sinai. In the Torah, G‑d, the groom, undertakes to provide for all the physical and spiritual needs of His beloved bride. It is this precious “marriage contract” which has assured our survival through millennia which saw the disappearance of so many mighty nations and superpowers.

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Ketubot are often hung prominently in the home by the married couple as a daily reminder of their vows and responsibilities to each other. 

 

 

FRAME WHAT YOU LOVE!

We all appreciate art; paintings, drawings, photography, and we love living with beautiful artworks in our home. However, as the saying goes, we don’t live by bread (or fine art) alone.  It is important to have the ‘things’ we love around us to remind us of our loved ones and family history, our adventures, our hobbies, interests and passions.  Get those dear items out of the drawers, boxes, and scrapbooks and make them a  feast for the eyes.

Beatles Memorabilia

This is a wonderful shadowbox of Beatles memorabilia in a playful ‘haphazard’ layout.

 

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Maybe you have a passion for James Bond?

Maybe you have a passion for James Bond?

Jackie Gleason in "The Hustler"

“The Hustler”

Or maybe you have one favorite movie and a great memento to go along with a still.  We can also add a brass plaque.

Below are framed historical artifacts that can reflect our interests in magic and showmanship and a passion for history.

Harry Houdini memorabilia.

Harry Houdini memorabilia.

Lincoln photo and letter.

Lincoln photo and letter.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET’S GET PERSONAL!   Family memorabilia make for great framing.  We are reminded everyday of what fantastic lives our parents, grandparents, and relatives had and we honor them by preserving their keepsakes and show them off to children and guests.

Grandma's baking utensils.

Grandma’s baking utensils.

Photos and record books from Grandfather's surveying expedition.

Photos and record books from Grandfather’s surveying expedition.

Personal Histories. 

War medals, patches, and letters home.

War medals, patches, and letters home.

Dad's war mementos.

Dad’s war mementos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports photos, letters, and awards.

Sports photos, letters, and awards.

Scouting badges.

Scouting badges.

Let's have a daily reminder of the fabulous places we've been.

Let’s have a daily reminder of the fabulous places we’ve been.

And the wonderful family vacations.

And the wonderful family vacations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diploma Framing Coupon

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Mention this posting for $50. off diploma custom framing.

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Your hard work is a work of art.  Treat it like one!

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Archival framing materials are recommended for diplomas.  Conservation glass and mats protect the actual document from fading as well as the college seal. ribbons, and signatures.  There are limitless possibilities that we can create to best reflect your style and protect your diploma.

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Modern or Traditional or somewhere in between.

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Steve Klein Folk Art At Trapani Art & Frame

Trapani Art & Frame gallery is now featuring folk artist Steve Klein. Steve is a world famous award winning artist. He was commissioned by The White House to create a tree lighting ceremony painting and by The New York Mets, The New York Islanders, and Long Island’s premiere real estate firm to paint three life size horse statues for the “Horses Of A Different Color” public arts project. His painting for the Bellport Bay Festival & Regatta Poster won first place and was featured as the festival’s poster. Steve’s paintings have been showing in galleries all throughout Long Island and New York as well Vermont, Canada, Phoenix, St. Tropez, Japan and Paris. Among his collectors are the Prime Minister of Norway, Senator Charles Robb, Jackie Collins, Ira Ritter, Charles Dolan of Cablevision, Jean Luc Clement and J. Michael Gearon.

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Steve Klein is carrying on the true tradition of American Folk Art.

Folk Art is characterized by a naive style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed. (Closely related terms are Outsider Art, Self-Taught Art and Naïve art). People experience folk art as resonating the aspirations of artists who create outside the bounds of the ‘art academy’ which can result in a more freedom of expression and powerful in its authenticity.  Folk art often reflects patterns of daily living, at times affirming stability and tradition, and yet, at other times, resists convention becoming inventive and dazzling in unexpectedness. Its various forms often demonstrate the shared human impulse to find beautiful and soul-satisfying solutions to the needs and challenges of everyday life reminding us of the divine within us. Folk Art very significantly began to influence the modern art movement of surrealism and abstraction.

In the past, as folk art excluded works executed by professional artists, it was not sold as “high art” or “fine art” to the society’s art patrons. However, many 18th- and 19th-century American folk art painters made their living by their work, including itinerant portrait painters, some of whom produced large bodies of work. The first real appreciation of American folk art began in the 1920’s when artists returning from WWI began to search for what was truly “American” about American art and with the ‘discovery’ of Grandma Moses in 1938 American folk art began a modern resurgence. There are a number of other folk artists that have become well known: Edward Hicks, Horace Pippin, Morris Hirshfield , Henri Rousseau (French), and Harriet Bell.

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Grandma Moses

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Horace Pippin

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Henri Rousseau

Thanks And Congratulations

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We want to thank everyone who attended our opening of “Howard Rose & Friends & Fellow Painters” Saturday night. It was a huge turnout with a very happy, supportive, and celebratory vibe.

Howard Rose (an astounding mentor and teacher) and Al Trapani (a fantastic gallery owner, art and town supporter, and wonderful boss).

Howard Rose (an amazing artist, astounding mentor and teacher) and Al Trapani (a fantastic gallery owner, art and town supporter, and delightful boss).

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We also want to thank everyone who participated in the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer raffle for Howard Rose’s painting “Woodbury Path”. The raffle is still ongoing through the end of May so please come in a get a raffle ticket. (The full proceeds of the raffle will go to the MWCABC!).

"Woodbury Path" by Howard Rose

WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL PAINTING! “Woodbury Path” by Howard Rose

And now, we want to congratulate the artists whose works have sold and urge everyone to come to the gallery, see the show, and get in on many more wonderful  ‘jewels’ still available.

Nancy Wernerbach's "Sunlit Maple"  SOLD

Nancy Wernerbach’s “Sunlit Maple” SOLD

Vivian Hershfeld's "El Capitan".  SOLD

Vivian Hershfeld’s “El Capitan”. SOLD

 

Rose-Ann Albanese's "Taking A Stroll".  SOLD

Rose-Ann Albanese’s “Taking A Stroll”. SOLD

 

Richard Doyle's "At Elderfields".  SOLD

Richard Doyle’s “At Elderfields”. SOLD

 

Pam Vossen (who makes incredible brownies) and her "Summer Reading".  SOLD

Pam Vossen (who makes incredible brownies) and her “Summer Reading”. SOLD

 

Lisa Fazio-Cortroneos' "Winter Fun"  SOLD

Lisa Fazio-Cortroneos’ “Winter Fun” SOLD

Nancy Fabrizio and her "Café In Montmartre"  SOLD

Nancy Fabrizio and her “Café In Montmartre” SOLD

 

Christine D'Addario and her painting "Yellow Bikini"  SOLD

Christine D’Addario and her painting “Yellow Bikini” SOLD

David Schram's "From Hausen Am Albis" SOLD

David Schram’s “From Hausen Am Albis” SOLD

 

Douglas Barnaby's "Umbrella" SOLD

Douglas Barnaby’s “Umbrella”
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Cathy Hammerquist's "Jones Beach"  SOLD

Cathy Hammerquist’s “Jones Beach” SOLD

 

 

 

Silent Auction for The Church of St. Mary (of Manhasset)

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Trapani Art & Frame will be accepting ‘silent auction’ bids for Connie Foley’s beautiful “Manhasset Bay”.  All proceeds from the winning bid will benefit The Church of St. Mary celebrating it’s 160th anniversary and will be accepted through the June 7th Gala Reception.

The artwork is on view at Trapani Art & Frame, 447 Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030 (516) 365-6014 Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm.

The opening bid is $1,000.  Artwork donated by artist.  Framing donated by Trapani Art & Frame.

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Upcoming Art Show

Trapani Art & Frame believes art is an important part of every community. Art and culture help reveal the unique meaning, value, and character of a community. We are so proud to represent so many talented local artists who are truly inspired by Long Island’s unique and magnificent coastal beauty, farm land, historic homes and it’s proximity to New York City. Artists rely on their local community to attract attention to their work while communities look to artist to attract visitors as well as new residents.

It is important to enjoy and treasure the historic artworks that represent the beauty of our area but to also recognize the present opportunity to value the current artworks of the artists living and working amongst us and revealing our beautiful Island today.

We want to acknowledge our upcoming art show “Howard Rose And Friends & Fellow Painters“, April 26th through May 31st, as recognizing and carrying on the tradition of William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Plein Air School by representing the ‘here and now’ of our Long Island.

The Art of Howard Rose & Friends and Fellow Painters

April 26th Through May 31st

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Trapani Art & Frame

447 Plandome Road Manhasset, NY 11030

Please Join Us on Saturday, April 26th from 3-8 PM for The Opening Reception 

 The opening reception will include wine and light refreshments. All artwork will be available for sale with a portion of all proceeds to benefit the

Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer.”

An original Howard Rose oil painting will be raffled off, with all proceeds to benefit MWCABC.

 A bit of history:

In 1891 The Shinnecock Summer School of Art, the first out-of-doors art school in the United States, opened to allow amateur and professional art students from all over the country to study plein air painting under the tutelage of artist William Merritt Chase.* (Plein Air is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The popularity of painting plein air increased in the 1870s with the introduction of paints in tubes.) The choice of location for the Art Village, just beyond the western edge of Southampton Village at the flat end of Shinnecock Hills, was certainly a testament to the vast, varied, and quiet beauty of the area’s shore and dune landscapes.

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Howard Rose as teacher:

“I have been painting since 1989. Over my years as an artist, I have found my biggest challenge and accomplishment has been to become more and more attuned to the ability to “SEE” a scene and feel comfortable in creating a painting from an everyday scene that most people would pass a thousand times and not look at it twice. Seeing into a scene with a painters’ eye will isolate the shapes- you will notice if there is an exciting light source, enough value changes and exciting colors to create something special from the ordinary. Like in music, arranging the simple 12 notes can create a beautiful piece of music.

What an honor it is for me to work with all of my students. They teach me art, we solve world problems, and we share the struggles to get it right. Inventing new shapes and colors, tweaking the design and making it read as you envisioned. That’s all our goals. Most important is the opening of their souls to other artists… a most vulnerable and special part of their lives.”

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*William Merritt Chase (November 1, 1849 – October 25, 1916) was an American painter, known as an exponent of Impressionism and as a teacher. He is also responsible for establishing the Chase School, which later would become Parsons The New School for Design. The Shinnecock works have come to be thought of by art historians as particularly fine examples of American Impressionism. Today his works are in most major museums in the United States. His home and studio at Shinnecock Hills, New York was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 as the William Merritt Chase Homestead.

 

 

 

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