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Recap of 2016 West Coast Art and Framing Expo

Even a month after the WCAF Expo, we’re still catching up with all the orders, licensing contracts and requests for samples generated by Third and Wall’s new imagery and products.

Emerging artist Corrie LaVelle’s work received amazing response across the industry from wholesale framers to designers.  As neutrals continue to dominate design, you’re likely to see her images soon in hospitality, residential and retail stores.  View more of Corrie’s work here.

Instead of displaying our catalogue of new imagery on iPads, for the last two years we’ve opted to use Lookbooks, which bring the colors of the pieces to life in a way that a screen can’t.

Customer flipping through lookbook with T&W Account Manager Melody Minarcin

An application we introduced this year was gold and silver leafing on display with new photographer KaCee Erle, Pablo Rojero and Sarah Stockstill.

The increasing popularity of flushmount resin boxes was apparent as two pieces by Kelsey Hochstatter sold right off our booth wall.  The image below is a 12×12  “Recollections in Red” by Jill Martin.

A flushmount resin box of "Recollections of Red" by Jill Martin

A flushmount resin box of “Recollections of Red” by Jill Martin

Detail of flushmount resin box

Detail of flushmount resin box

 

 

 

 

 

 

These gorgeous florals under acrylic by Jill Martin were also on display.

"Climbers" by Jill Martin under plexi

“Climbers” by Jill Martin under acrylic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall we noticed a solid attendance with more new customers than ever, which led to great meetings and negotiations.   We especially love the opportunity the WCAF Expo provides to be able to introduce new artists to the art and design world.

If you weren’t able to attend this year’s WCAF Expo but you’re still interested in how Third and Wall’s artwork can help grow your framing, consulting or design business, we’d love the opportunity to speak with you about the wide variety of services we offer.  You can contact us toll-free at 877-326-3925 or email us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.

 

 

West Coast Art & Frame Expo 2016

Right now in Seattle, we’re busy preparing for the West Coast Art & Frame Expo, which takes place at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on January 25, 26 and 27th.   Each year, we eagerly await this event as it gives us a chance to meet face to face with many of our customers.

When you stop by our Booth #232, we will brainstorm new ideas and trends, take you through our huge collection of exclusive new imagery for POD and licensing, give you a first-hand look at a variety of products and substrates that feature our images, introduce new artists and also catch up with old friends in the industry!

Two new artists will be introduced:

The stunning photography of KaCee Erle

And the ethereal work of Corrie LaVelle

You’ll also be able to flip through our Lookbooks for fresh images to incorporate in your line.

Just a few of the Third and Wall Lookbooks

Just a few of the Third and Wall Lookbooks

Applications of our imagery on these popular substrates will be displayed as well:

  • Dibond metal
  • Resin
  • Flushmount
  • Acrylic

You’ll find us at Booth #232 ready to discuss how our imagery and products can help you grow your business.  If you’d like to schedule a meeting, please contact your sales rep or call 877-326-3925.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

You’re Invited to our Friends & Family Fall Art Sale – 50-90% Discounts on Art!

Twice a year in the Spring and Fall we invite friends, family and all art lovers to visit our South Lake Union gallery and take advantage of phenomenal 50-90% discounts on contemporary art, from original artworks to rich giclée prints on canvas and paper. You’ll find abstracts, landscapes, florals, figuratives, whimsical, vintage – we have beautiful, affordable art for every taste and every wall.

Visit our Facebook Event Page to RSVP and stay up-to-date on Sale news!

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Our gallery is in South Lake Union, on 9th Ave. N and Harrison St.  If you haven’t visited our gallery before, we’re surrounded with great places to dine and shop. Whole Foods is just a few blocks away, as is West Elm, Cactus, Serious Pie and many other hot spots. So come out and make an adventure of it!

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Third & Wall offers exclusive contemporary and transitional imagery for wall decor and licensing, with a wide selection of Posters, Originals and Print-on-Demand/Licensing imagery. Some areas of our website are password-protected. If you are a member of the trade but don’t have full access to our website, www.thirdandwall.com, please contact us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.

Third & Wall Pop-Up Gallery at the Annual Seattle Street Food Festival

popupgalleryDuring past summers, the Capitol Hill neighborhood has hosted the annual Seattle Street Food Festival. This year however, the festival was relocated to South Lake Union to make room for a growing number of foodies and food vendors. Third and Wall’s address just happened to be located right in the middle of everything, so we decided to host a Pop-Up Gallery over the weekend.

We weren’t sure what to expect and assumed people would largely show up to eat. Our pop up gallery was also out of place among food trucks serving everything from wood smoked barbeque to vegan tacos. But even before the festival officially kicked off, we realized that people were hungry for something else – Art.

Unknown-2With the smell of bacon-sprinkled donuts wafting over from the food truck parked a few feet away, we introduced festival-goers to Third & Wall’s collection. Boys of all ages were drawn to KC Haxton’s poster “Autobahn” and Joseph Cates’ “Guitars I”. A young woman visiting from out of town spent twenty minutes debating whether she’d be able to get a gallery-wrapped image of “A Charmed Life” by Liz Jardine back home with her to Austin.

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“June” by Sarah Stockstill

After admiring a flushmount of Sarah Stockstill’s “June” for the whole afternoon, a neighboring vendor reminded her husband that today was indeed their anniversary (he hurried right over as we were closing up for the day). It’s a good thing he snagged it when he did, because the next day another woman returned, inquiring about the sold piece. She wasn’t the only returning customer – after purchasing two unstretched giclees on Saturday, a gentleman came back on Sunday to buy three more.

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Bringing the gallery outside made the experience of choosing fine art for their homes enjoyable and less intimidating for our customers. Being able to flip through the canvas giclees and pick from abstracts, landscapes and more was unlike any experience they would have at a home furnishings store or while online shopping.

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For us at Third & Wall, not only was it nice to see that our imagery was well received, but since the majority of our business is conducted over the phone and through email, it was a pleasure to be able to work with customers face to face to select the perfect pieces for their homes. We look forward to serving up some new images at next year’s Street Food Festival. Stay hungry Seattle.

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~ Katherine Van Henley, Business Development/Accounting Manager

Third & Wall offers exclusive contemporary and transitional imagery for wall decor and licensing, with a wide selection of Posters, Originals and Print-on-Demand/Licensing imagery.  Some areas of our website are password-protected. If you are a member of the trade but don’t have full access to our website, www.thirdandwall.com, please contact us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.