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ART101 Gallery - Studios - Framing

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by Selina Shapland (subscribe)
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Published September 11th 2014
Finding the Right Artwork is like Falling in Love
ART101, Gallery, Fine Art, Framing, Studio, Art Classes, Melissa Howard, Damien Flowers, Fortitude Valley
ART101 Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Studios and Framing, Fortitude Valley, Imaged taken by Selina Shapland 2014

ART101 Gallery * Studios * Framing opened its doors to the public in January 2014 and has been growing ever since.

This light, airy and inviting Contemporary Boutique Fine Art Gallery is a must see hidden treasure.

ART101 Gallery:
At ART101 Gallery, you will find something to delight your creative taste and add to your art collection, whether you are a collector of Fine Arts or an Art lover.

When you walk through the glass doors of ART101 Gallery, you will be met by the friendly and professional staff who take time to truly listen to your needs.

The owners, Melissa Howard and Damien Flowers are lovely to talk to and incredibly knowledgeable about many artistic genres and styles. They have extensive knowledge of Fine Arts with years of hands on industry relevant experience to offer their clients.

ART101 Gallery proudly represent a select group of very talented and inspirational Professional Artists and have an eclectic range of Artworks that are both contemporary and affordable.

ART101, Gallery, Fine Art, Framing, Studio, Art Classes, Melissa Howard, Damien Flowers, Fortitude Valley
ART101 Gallery - Studios - Framing, Photo taken by Selina Shapland 2014

Artwork prices start around $150 and go up to $4,000, depending on the piece.

They have a selection of Contemporary Artworks on display and for sale:

Pop Art
Still Life
Floral & Botanical

ART101, Gallery, Fine Art, Framing, Studio, Art Classes, Melissa Howard, Damien Flowers, Fortitude Valley
ART101 Gallery Fine Art, Photo taken by Selina Shapland 2014

Their Professional Artists offer Custom Commissioned Artwork, which include the following:

Pop Art Portraits
Traditional Oil Portraits
Large Scale Abstracts

They also offer an online Gallery Space where other Professional Artists Exhibit and Sell their works.

Other Services:
ART101 services also include some exciting options for Weddings, Anniversaries and Birthdays where you can buy Gift Certificates that will allow you to treat someone special to the following:

Original Fine Art;
A range of Art Tuition - they cater for Children and Adults alike;
Custom Fine Art Framing.

Why not create a Wedding Register with ART101 for your Guests:
Some couples have everything they need, but they love art.

ART101 can put together a custom Wedding Register for your guests to add money toward your own original Fine Art, Professional Framing of your Wedding Photos or an Art Class.

Damien Flowers has put together a special wide edge frame of the couple getting married and had this item delivered to the Wedding Reception. The frame was purpose built to allow guests to sign it and write special messages with an oil pen.

Honestly, what a beautiful way to celebrate your Big Day!

ART101 Professional Framing Services:
I had the opportunity to discuss the Professional Framing Services with co-owner and Professional Artist, Damien Flowers.

ART101, Gallery, Fine Art, Framing, Studio, Art Classes, Melissa Howard, Damien Flowers, Fortitude Valley
ART101 Framing Service, Damien Flowers Professional Artist and Expert Framing Specialist, Photo taken by Selina Shapland 2014

It was obvious that Damien takes great pride in ensuring that clients receive the best possible outcome. He described the process he goes through to ensure his work is of the highest caliber. We discussed the care and attention to detail that he takes to create the right frame for each individual artwork, photograph or 3D item.

Recently, Damien framed a Private Collector's artwork by 3 times Archibald winner, Clifton Pugh, yet, he takes the same care with your artwork, photographs and precious items too.

ART101, Gallery, Fine Art, Framing, Studio, Art Classes, Melissa Howard, Damien Flowers, Fortitude Valley
ART101 Framing Service, Shadow Box Display with Glass options, Photo taken by Selina Shapland 2014

Framing prices start at $80 and go up from there. It is best to drop in with your special piece and have a private consultation with Damien where he will provide you with expert advice and a quote.

ART101 Studio Tuition:
Melissa Howard specialises in a broad selection of art tuition for adults and children. Classes include drawing skills and painting, with a lot of fun to be had along the way, as well as making great friends with a love art in common.

Adult Classes include (max 8 people per session):
Oil Painting Classes
Acrylic Painting Classes
Watercolour Painting Classes
Ink Illustration and Painting Classes
Mixed Media Painting Classes
Drawing Classes

I have been fortunate to have taken an Oil Painting class with Melissa Howard myself a few years ago and it was a fun, informative and positive experience. I had a great time and learned so much in such a short time that I have continued to build on. I will certainly be going back to learn more from this very talented Artist and Teacher. I have seen many of Melissa Howard's students exhibit their works in local charity art shows too.

ART101 also offer one day workshops and short courses. See the ART101 website for more details and how to book.

Kids - Holiday Workshops include:
African Sunsets
Stilt Walkers
3D Beach Scene
3D City Model
All of these classes look like great fun for kids and their self-esteem will glow as they come home with something they have created. Prices for the workshop start at $70.

For more information on the Kids Holiday Workshops, check out ART101's website.

So if you are looking to purchase an original Contemporary Artwork, have a precious image framed or maybe take an art class or two, make sure you visit ART101 Gallery * Studios * Framing
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Why? Art, Culture, Fun things to do and Gift ideas too!
When: Tues - Thus 10am to 6pm; Fri, Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm; Mon closed.
Phone: 0450 422 545 or 0432 848 262
Where: East Village, 25 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Free Parking.
Cost: Framing start at $80; Art Classes start at $45; Fine Art start at $150 - See Website for more details or visit them.
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