Announcing Our First Downtown Doggie Day!

Fabulous Frames & Art is thrilled to partner with local artist Marc Wavra for a series of in-store pet events at our downtown Cincinnati, Ohio location. His exceptional skill as an art photographer, combined with his love of all animals, makes him the ideal person to bring out your pet’s unique personality.

His custom 15″ x 15″ stretched canvases are a brilliant alternative to the standard portraits offered at pet stores. A session lasts approximately 5-10 minutes and results in a treasured image that is both a keepsake and a work of art.

Please join us for this special occasion. We will be serving light refreshments (treats and water) for your furry friends. If you require a sitting at a specific time, reservations are recommended. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

      DETAILS:

  • EVENT: Downtown Doggie Day
  • Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • LOCATION: Fabulous Frames & Art
  • ADDRESS: 17 West 4th Street/Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
  • CONTACT: 513.579.9998 or alicia@fabframes.com

We hope to see you there!

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We Know You Want to Check Out These Original Paintings by Beverly Erschell

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the paintings we are about to share with you are worth significantly more. We are honored to have eight Beverly Erschell originals on display at our downtown Cincinnati location: 17 West Fourth Street/Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. If you are in town, be sure to stop by the gallery to see the full show. For everyone else, we’ve put together a slideshow featuring five of the images. Enjoy!

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Magic of the City II by Bev Erschell

Bev Erschell has released a new print. Titled Magic of the City II, it features an updated Cincinnati skyline, complete with the Queen City Tower in the background. Although you’ll immediately recognize it as an Erschell, the color palette is more vibrant (with greens, blues and oranges dominating, rather than her signature yellows) and the strokes are thicker. As usual, it is a lovely and distinctive evocation of our beloved city.

Magic of the City II by Bev Erschell

Magic of the City II by Bev Erschell

 

 

There’s a New (Charley Harper) Mural in Town

There’s a new Charley Harper mural going up in downtown Cincinnati. We are super excited to share a couple of images of this work-in-progress, as well as the artwork that inspired this amazing new piece of street art. We promise to keep you updated, and cannot wait to show you the final version as soon as it is finished.

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World Choir Games Poster by C.F. Payne

Renowned Cincinnati artist C.F. Payne had the honor of creating the official poster for the 2012 World Choir Games, currently being held in our beautiful city. Featuring performers of many nationalities before a background of Queen City landmarks, rendered in his distinctive style, it simultaneously represents local and international pride, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Kudos to one of our favorite Cincinnatians for accepting and surpassing such an important challenge.

World Choir Games 2012 Poster by C.F. Payne

World Choir Games 2012 Poster by C.F. Payne-Image courtesy of  the World Choir Games.

Cincinnati Welcomes the World Choir Games*

Cincinnati has officially welcomed the Seventh World Choir Games. Although the Opening Ceremonies were held last night (to the tune of more than 11,500 spectators), the competitive action starts today! Choirs from 22 states and even more countries will compete in more than 23 categories over the next ten days. We are excited to be located in the midst of all of the action, which affords us the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world. Check back often, as we continue to blog about this once-in-a-lifetime event!

* Cincinnati is the first American location of the games, which are held every two years. How cool is that?

 

Taste of Cincinnati/Charley Harper Mash-Up

For most Americans, Memorial Day weekend is made up of seemingly endless backyard cookouts interspersed with hours lazing in the sun, preferably by a pool. For residents of the Queen City, it means one thing….Taste of Cincinnati has returned!

Taste of Cincinnati 2012 Poster

Taste of Cincinnati 2012 Poster (Image courtesy of tasteofcincinnati.com)

Now in its 34th year, Taste of Cincinnati is the country’s oldest food festival! It runs Saturday-Monday on Fifth Street downtown. The hours are: Noon-Midnight Saturday and Sunday and Noon-Nine PM on Monday. In addition to some of the best food the city has to offer, there is non-stop entertainment all weekend, with four dozen regional acts performing on various stages. If you are in town, be sure to check it out!

We think that Taste of Cincinnati is the perfect excuse to share some of Charley Harper’s most delectable images! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Watermelon Moon by Charley Harper

Watermelon Moon by Charley Harper

Red and Fed by Charley Harper

Red and Fed by Charley Harper

Crow in the Snow by Charley Harper

Crow in the Snow by Charley Harper

Big Rac Attack by Charley Harper

Big Rac Attack by Charley Harper

Kate Albert: An Artist with a Unique Vision of Cincinnati

We cannot say enough nice things about the work of Cincinnati-based artist Kate Albert. Her highly individual style is instantly recognizable, making her representations of Cincinnati and its landmarks quite unlike anything else on the market. Her roots in The Queen City run deep: she’s a life-long local and a graduate of The University of Cincinnati. Kate is an artist to watch out for: that’s a pretty easy task these days, as her work is becoming increasingly available and acclaimed.

We are proud to carry three signed prints based on her original acrylics.

Riverboats by Kate Albert

Riverboats by Kate Albert

Riverboats (Original, 16″ x 20″ Acrylic)

Mt. Adams by Kate Albert

Mt. Adams by Kate Albert

Mt. Adams (Original, 30″ x 24″ Acrylic)

Cincinnati by Kate Albert

Cincinnati by Kate Albert

Cincinnati (Original, 30″ x 36″ Acrylic)

A Cincinnati Artist with Universal Appeal: Myra Baumes

Local artist Myra Baumes is known for her charming Cincinnati neighborhood scenes. Although they often depict Cincinnati mainstays like The Blind Lemon and Mt. Adams Bar & Grill, as well as our city’s distinct skyline, her beautifully saturated urban scenes have universal appeal. Check out a sampling of her work in the slideshow! All of the pieces are available, framed, at our downtown location: 17 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Enjoy!

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It’s in the Details: Ursula J. Brenner #1

We love receiving shipments of new art; it’s like getting an embarrassment of gorgeous gifts on your birthday. After eagerly opening package after package, we now have a dozen Ursula J. Brenner originals hanging on our front wall. Whatever the medium employed-oils, pastels, acrylics-you’ll love the complex details found in all of her work. In an effort to translate the richness of that work through a computer screen, we’ll focus on one piece at a time; by allowing the intricacies to shine through, you’ll have a better understanding of the fullness of color and texture contained in all of her paintings.

Detail of Mixed Media Painting-Ursula J. Brenner

Detail of Mixed Media Painting-Ursula J. Brenner

Be sure to check back later in the week when we reveal the full painting!