We are pleased to begin offering large-format (24″ wide) digital photography and fine art printing services in Petersburg! We acquired a new Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printer and a color managed workflow to offer this service.
For additional details, FAQ, and the current price sheet, please visit our web site.
From time to time we are asked by individuals about selling their art items in our gallery. Some of these are original works created by the person asking us. Others ask about reselling pre-owned art items.
We want to clarify our position on accepting items for sale and resale, consignment or wholesale, solicited and unsolicited.
Consignment, Sale, and Resale Policy
Preference is given to original work created by the artist/consignor.
Any items not created by the artist/consignor may be considered for sale or resale at the sole discretion of FireLight Gallery & Framing.
The consignor warrants that they hold legal title/ownership of the item for consideration.
The consignor accepts any liabilities associated with the consignment and sale of said item.
Only items in new or excellent condition will generally be considered for sale or resale. FireLight Gallery & Framing makes determination of condition. Exceptions may be granted for unique, historical, or other qualifiers at the sole discretion of FireLight Gallery & Framing.
FireLight Gallery & Framing will evaluate any items offered for consideration and provide notice within a week of decision on items that are and are not accepted for consignment/sale/resale.
Items not accepted for sale, resale, or consignment will be returned to the offering person or persons and it is expected that they will retrieve their items in a timely manner.
Items accepted for consignment will be held until sold, until the offering party requests their return, or for a period not less than three months. After three months, FireLight Gallery & Framing may request the offering party to accept returns of any unsold items.
FireLight Gallery & Framing reserves the right to refuse acceptance of any item for sale, resale, and consignment.
We are pleased to announce that we are now carrying works by two artists new to our gallery.
Joan is a Petersburg artist creating sculpture works in metal and polymer. The “Romeo” sculpture we have is one of just five that she has created. We are delighted to represent her in Petersburg.
Ravendancer Creations (William Bolton)
Ravendancer Creations comes to us from Metlakatla. We currently have a few of his smaller pieces. Not only does he create works in wood and other material mediums, but William is also a performance artist and teacher.
First of all, a big THANK YOU to everyone who braved the snow and cold to come out to celebrate our Grand Opening. It was great seeing so many of you. We hope you enjoyed your visit with us.
We are starting to bring in some new works. Don Cornelius brought us a few of his works this past week. We’re pleased to add him to our roster of artists.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day we are hosting a Jewelry Show featuring several favorite artists and a few new ones. Returning are Studio Picea (Sue Savage), Twisted Ginger (Erin Kandoll), and Bespoken (Gretchen Baneyx). New include a familiar name, Grace Wolf with a new line of jewelry, plus Naakée Designs (Mary Folletti and Roz Cruise) and Robert Mills. There are some exquisite bracelets and pendants as well as beautiful earrings and necklaces.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, February 2 between 5 and 7 p.m. for the unveiling of the new lines of jewelry. We will have refreshments available for your enjoyment.
Finally, we have another new gift item to introduce: Bathbombs handmade by Alicia Pasterski of Juneau. These come in three sizes and are available for under $20 each.
Perhaps one of these, a scented Selkie candle, and a piece of jewelry might make an excellent set of gifts for your Valentine this year!
Our Grand Opening celebration will be held the next day, February 2, between 3 and 6 p.m. We will have giveaways, door prize drawings, and hot cider and cookies for everyone. Please stop in and see what is new and changed in the gallery.
And we also invite you to save the following Friday, February 9, for a Valentine’s Jewelry Show featuring live modeling of some of our new jewelry pieces!
We traveled to Las Vegas to attend a framing “bootcamp” and also take in a little bit of the annual West Coast Art & Frame Expo. The bootcamp lasted two-and-a-half days and we spent two days at the Expo.
The bootcamp taught us some of the fundamentals of framing design, business, and the practical aspects of cutting mats, chopping frames, and putting them all together. It also gave us a great appreciation for a computerized mat cutting system (CMC) because in the class all the cutting was using a manual hand cutter.
We were exposed to new and different tools, designs, and methods. Some of it just wouldn’t be very practical in a location like Petersburg, but there were other things that we’d like to introduce into our business as we go along. We want to streamline and custom framing process for our customers, and make it easier to understand and order.
Digital fine art reproductions, photography, and printing was a huge part of the Expo. It is something that we’ve discussed among ourselves during the past couple of months. The big question for us is if there is enough demand and volume in Petersburg to justify the expense of investing in a wide (44″) format fine art printer and a fully color-managed workflow from capture to print. If this is something that you might be interested in having in Petersburg, please let us know.
The bootcamp and workshops boosted our confidence in our service offerings, gave us a roadmap of where we’d like to go with the business, and increased our excitement in continuing to bring to Petersburg a valued service.
It wasn’t all work though. We managed to fit in two concerts: John Fogerty, and Human Nature Jukebox. Both were excellent shows.
All too soon the time passed and we were headed back to Petersburg. We have just a week to go until our anticipated opening!
Based on our anticipated plan, we have just about two weeks to go before opening day. One of the major tasks is nearly complete: repainting the walls. The days and hours just seem to fly away. As soon as we check off one item, a couple more items seem to land on our remaining to-do list. We are making progress, however, and that is the important thing. Our current goal is to be sufficiently ready when we open and to continue to add and change things through the spring.
A big thank-you to Chelsea Tremblay for putting together this story about us!
(Pictured is sample of April Cornell linens, a product line we are excited to bring back to Petersburg.)
Passing the Torch: Introducing FireLight Gallery and Framing in Petersburg
Petersburg’s filled with artists, like many of our neighbors here in Southeast. Painters and potters, some who draw freehand with ink and others who construct their own frames, sculpture and jewelry-makers, photographers, weavers and carvers. Having a fine art gallery in town lets local and visiting artists display their work and provides opportunities for an admiring public to take home a piece for themselves.
For the past seven years, Miele Gallery & Framing owner Beth Loesch put in long and dedicated hours to making it work. But it became clear it was time for her to transition into a different path. She put the business up for sale. And the town held its breath as we waited to hear what would happen to the last fine art gallery in town.
We’ve begun moving in and working to touch up and prepare the store for our opening in February. Even though many of the art and items from Miele will carry forward, the store in many ways is a blank canvas where we can “paint” a new look, both literally and figuratively.
We’ve been talking with several regional artists and we hope to offer some new items for our customers over the coming months. We already have some new pieces of jewelry and linens to introduce with our opening in February.
We invite you to track our progress toward opening on our blog. We are excited to have you on board!