Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy September

We're back from our Summer break and falling into fall with some affordable ideas for your home. Fall in love with some of these easy weekend crafts you can do yourself.

Get creative with your child's portrait by framing it in multiple frames. This is great to add character to any room while filling space on a large wall.

Create a magnetic board for your playroom or a cork board for your kitchen or laundry room.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Recognition for Utah Art Circle

We have been recognized for our services, turnaround & now for Utah Art Circle! Check out the article that was printed last week in the Park Record. Thank you for all the support we are getting from the community.

Painter Robin Cornwell is doing all the right things to promote herself as an artist. She has a website and a blog; she's a member of the Park City Professional Artists Association, Park City Summit County Arts Council and Kimball Art Center; and she sells her work at local markets and special events.

Still, finding outlets and prospective buyers for her artwork remains a challenge. "I'm trying to do as many events as I can and promote myself as best I can, but it's very competitive," she says. "It's one of those things you have to get your name in as many places as you can and participate in as many activities as you can to get people to recognize the work that you do."

Michelle Nowels, a local photographer who works at Peak Art & Frame, is in the same boat. She and store owner Bethany Jones, also a photographer, sell their photos at their Kimball Junction location, but they haven't had a way to retail their work in a larger market.

Until now, that is.

Nowels and Jones have created Utah Art Circle, an online art community and marketplace designed to support local artists and provide an opportunity for customers to purchase original artwork and prints at affordable prices.

The website, , was launched about a month and a half ago. It features Utah artists, including Cornwell & Thomas Martens, who work in different media, from drawing and painting to photography and printmaking. Originals and prints are available in different sizes and formats to fit any budget.

The range in pricing is an important aspect of the project, Nowels says. Not everyone has money to purchase expensive original art, but most people can afford a print of a photo or painting that they love.

All of the prints ordered from the site will be printed locally at Peak Art & Frame at Kimball Junction. They can be shipped to the client or picked up at the store.

Utah Art Circle's main site is where customers can view and purchase artwork. Shopping categories include Park City, ski resorts and national parks, posters and prints, nature and landscape, art consignment and macro images.

There is also a blog component to the project, which is where new artists will be featured every couple of months. The goal is to mix it up and find artists working in different media and with varying subjects.

"We want a variety of things and we want every artist to be different so we're not selling similar images," Nowels says.

The collection definitely has local scenes and themes, but there are more abstract pieces as well, Nowels says. "We're looking for things that will be appealing to our clients and customers and the designers in the area."

Featured artists must be invited to join the circle or be chosen through a selection process. Interested artists may submit their work to .

Peak Art & Frame will soon offer a framing service with purchases made online. The store has the capability to create digital images of what artwork looks like in different frames and email options to customers. "If they want, they don't even have to come into the shop," Nowels says.

The store also carries original artwork by the artists featured on the website and has a seven-day turnaround for all printing services.

Cornwell, who paints mostly Utah-centric impressionist landscapes, doesn't sell her original artwork or prints on her own website. She thinks that distributing her paintings through Utah Art Circle will be a good way to meet fellow art lovers and prospective buyers.

"For an artist who's trying to market their art, this is a great place to start," she says. "Park City is a very creative town and any place you can be seen and get your work out there is important. I've found it to be a very positive experience so far."

Find Utah Art Circle online at and

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Park Silly Market & KPCW

The Peak girls are getting ready for this weekends Park Silly Market on Main Street. Come stop by and see what we have going on. We will be selling some great products from ready made frames and some great art prints from some local artists. Artists will include Robin Cornwell, Thomas Martens, Bethany Jones, Michelle Nowels & Patricia Smith. The show will run from 10:00 - 5:00 PM. We will also be on the Randy Barton Show tonight at 6:45, tune in and listen for what we have going on this Summer. It's going to be a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

So we have been working on a lot of exciting new projects and this is one of them that I wanted to pass along to those I know. We have put an online company together that will provide art from Utah locals as well as posters, prints & consignment at a low price. If you or anyone you know is an artist and would be interested in selling some of your work let us know and we can review your work. The idea behind this website is to offer affordable art to Utah locals of course and nation wide. Keep checking back to see new art that we have added as well as great deals for both art & custom framing. Another great thing that Peak Art & Frame offers is a 15% discount for Utah locals. Our prices are typically 10% lower than Michaels when they have there 50% off sales. Most people don't really think that art and framing is something they can afford but there are so many options and framing choices. We will be collecting all types of mediums and styles. so please don't be shy if you are an artist and want to share your work.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Canvas Paintings

Oil paintings are a wonderful addition to any home. Peak has so many options for Canvas Paintings including floater frames, & the ability to stretch your canvas pieces. In the photo below we have a canvas piece stretched on stretcher bars. The gallery stretch allows for you to not need a frame around the piece because the art wraps around the sides. This is a great way to showcase art in a more modern or clean room.

Axis Mundi

Depending on the size of the piece will depend on the size stretcher bars you will need. With thinner stretcher bars you have the ability to put a frame on the artwork dressing the piece up.

Notice the picture below, there are two pieces, one with the gallery wrap and the other has been put in a floater frame. With a floater frame the art sits in a frame but the frame is attached on the back of the art so the sides are visible. With this frame you will need the painting to wrap around the edges of the painting.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bathroom Framing Ideas

No matter the mirrors size we have a frame that will fit your needs. There is nothing more beautiful to finish a bathroom than the mirrors that hang above the sink or on the wall. It is one of the main focuses of a room and they will be noticed. Why not frame the mirror to match the decor of the bathroom.

Peak carries both rustic, traditional, simple & modern. If you have questions please feel free to visit us at our Park City location or online HERE.

Armenian Ceramics

At Peak Art & Frame specializes in Custom Mirrors & Custom Framing so we know a thing or two about bathrooms. Don't have much space? Create a shelf framed in a shadowbox or custom frame the mirror above your sink. Adding a frame just allows your more creative side to come out and dresses the space up no matter the size. Have a budget? No problem, we can work with you to find something that will be perfect for your room and stay within your budget limits. We carry over 1500 corner samples so we are confident in knowing that there is something for you at Peak. Our professional design consultants will work with you to find the perfect fit for your home. Do you need the frames to be delivered? That is not a problem either, Dave with Aisling will work with you to get your frames or mirrors home in one piece and on your walls safely secured.

NSK Wood

Rafter Tales
Tree Hugger
Violet Designs
Interior Arcade

Armenian Ceramics

Custom Framing Flat Screen TV's

Most people have at least one flat screen TV in their home, why not put a frame around it? There are some great ways to display your TV as well as disguise it as art or a mirror on your wall. It is a way to add a little more personality to your walls. Check out some of these great ideas that we found. Your guests will walk into your home not even noticing that the TV is on your wall. We also carry custom framed 19" & 21" digital frames in our store as well. So many people have digital cameras, why not take those pictures of your loved ones and display them on your wall for everyone to enjoy. With digital cameras being so readily available these days people have hundreds of photos that just sit on their computers. With digital frames, you can display family photos, vacations or scenic photos in your digital frame to share with those who come into your home. Hang it on a wall or display it on your mantel. Either way you are able to enjoy the photos that you have taken yourself. Come into Peak today to see the hundreds of options we have for custom framing your TV or digital screen.