Art Connection –– Summer 2022


When it comes to collecting art, options abound. There are choices in medium, style, size, art form (wearable art, sculpture, wall art, etc.), and the list goes on. With all to consider, how do you begin to build a timeless collection to celebrate for many years to come? Here are our top tips for curating a collection that brings you joy and celebrates your uniqueness.

Buy original art (if possible) & keep documentation

enjoy it! If you are drawn to something, trust it. Remember, collecting art doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Art is fun, and buying it should be too.

Buying original art ensures you are getting a one-of-a-kind piece, even if that means you have to select a smaller piece initially. For all original art, be sure to keep records of your invoice and any information on the artists. If you are buying from the artist directly, take a photo with them and the piece. We often limit our art collections to wall art initially, but 3D art can be a great addition to a collection or as a stand- alone piece indoors or outdoors. And don’t forget, there’s also wearable art! Always a great way to make a statement. Think beyond the wall Don’t be afraid to mix styles. Variety makes a collection interesting. Who says you can’t pair Western with abstract or realism with mixed media? And, don't don’t hesitate to rearrange your artwork from time to time for a fresh look at your collection. Don’t limit yourself to a singular style

7 Tips: Quick Guide

Buy what you like

If you don’t know where to start galleries, art shows and museums can help hone your style. You never know what might speak to you or what you might realize you absolutely dislike. Experience galleries, art shows & museums to get inspiration Often this can endear you to a piece or deepen your appreciation for it. By learning the artist's story, process, or perhaps what inspired a piece, you may gain a deeper connection to a piece –– and have a great story to tell at dinner parties. Get to know the artist Only buy what you absolutely love. Don’t worry about the investment potential. Select and buy pieces that speak to you and make you feel great. Maybe it evokes a special memory, takes you away to a special place, reminds you of someone special, or it may simply light you up. Whatever the reason, it spoke to you in some way. Take note of that.

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Buy what you like Experience galleries, art shows and museums to get inspiration Get to know the artist Buy original art and keep documentation Think beyond the wall Don't limit yourself to a singular style Trust your instinct

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"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness." ~ Anni Albers

Trust your instinct

No matter what else influences your buying decision, the most important consideration is that you, the collector,

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