Working With Art: The Importance of Art in Your Business

As the workplace continues its metamorphosis from perhaps a stark cubicle maze to an engaging and comfortable environment, forward thinking companies are constantly looking for ways to revamp and invigorate their new spaces. Including art in the design of your work environment plays a key role in greatly improving client relations and employee morale.

Read on for four points on the importance of art in the branding of a company’s image, creating an inspiring and productive environment for employees and a meaningful first impression on clients.

  1. Increases Productivity: We connect with art because it conjures a memory, emotion, and promotes lateral thinking.
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Bring More Art Into Your Life

When it comes to the rationale for buying art, perhaps no one said it better than designer, socialite, author and art collector Gloria Vanderbilt: “Art brings a message into a room. It should make us perceive in a new way – either through colour, form or narrative content – something we had not perceived before … and perhaps reveal something to you about yourself.”

Heather Wheeler, owner of The Avenue Gallery, does home consultations twice a week to give clients guidelines for their search, and her gallery allows clients to take pieces home for a few days on approval. “This allows clients to live through the change of light without any pressure to buy,” she says. Read more

New paintings & sculpture from gallery favourites!

While spring may not have sprung outdoors, come through our door to experience all the colours of the season featured in our artists’ new work!

Scroll to the bottom for our newest feature, ‘Gallerina’ favourites! We begin with Amber’s…

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Included in this Newsletter:

Blu Smith

Bruce Edmundson

Lorna Dockstader

Douglas Fisher Read more

Why Choose Original Art for Your Home?

One-of-a-kind, original art is key, and yet is sometimes overlooked when designing a space. This list covers six points on the importance of art to create mood, character, and unity for your environment.

  1. Adds Personal Character to a Space 

Original art in the home is a perfect way to express personal aesthetic style and individuality in a way different from most, for original artworks are one-of-a-kind. Transforming a blank slate to a space that reflects your personality; original art elevates your design.

  1. Creates Mood 

Art is inherently emotional; each work triggering a soulful response within us. Read more

The Importance of Art Galleries

Over the last decade, as the Internet and social media have expanded exponentially, viewing art on our computer screens has become commonplace. Although this can be a helpful tool for getting a sense of the artwork in the comfort of your home, art must be experienced in person to accurately understand its scale, texture, true colour, and intricacies.

There is much value in seeing how a work of art hangs amongst other artwork in person. The Avenue Gallery offers an ‘on approval’ service, wherein you can take home the artwork on a trial basis for up to 48 hours, to see how it is complemented by your environment (lighting, size, location, style, etc.). Read more

New Artist, New Paintings, New Jewellery!

We’re excited to introduce Eunmi Conacher, another artist to add to your ‘watch list’!

With spring around the corner we are delighted to share the season’s inspiration by many of our talented artists!

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“Jackpoint II”, 40″ x 30″, acrylic on canvas

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Paintings, sculpture and little gems for your sweetheart!

New paintings, jewellery, and sculpture by gallery favourites… a feast for the eyes!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner… don’t forget your sweetheart! We have the most beautiful jewellery and lots of little treasures from which to choose!

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“False Creek Colours” by Susie Cipolla, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 12″

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All That Glitters Jewellery Gala Evening 2016

We hope you will join us for our annual jewellery exhibition, All That Glitters, showcasing wearable art by the finest boutique jewellers in Canada! The fine work of eighteen gallery jewellers, with six in attendance!

Jewellers in attendance: Barbara Adams, Doreen Schneider, Veronica Stewart, Lindsay Stocking Godfrey, and Neil Prakash and Hiroko Kobayashi

Gala Reception:

Thursday, December 1st, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

This ever-popular evening coincides with Oak Bay Village’s 13th annual Art on The Avenue Gallery Walk. A magical evening of twinkling lights, Christmas carolers, hot apple cider and seasonal treats! Read more

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