Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Artist Darren Guest's Art Show

From time to time we enjoy promoting the art openings of our artists.  Darren Guest whose work appears quite frequently on our scanning bed has a show at the end of this month.  Darren is a more rare kind of artist and here's what he has to say on the back of his announcement.

"My Name is Darren Guest and I am a visual artist from Baltimore, MD.  I was born with Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that weakens muscles throughout the human body.  I've been in a motorized wheelchair since the age of six. Despite my physical disability, art has always been my passion.  With it I'm able to create and express my inner thoughts and visions and turn them into works of art. Art is wonderful gift that I've been given to touch and inspire people's lives…Please join me at my first solo art exhibit…
The event will take place at my Alma Mater
Carver Center for Arts and Technology
938 York Rd
Towson, MD
October 29, 2013
6 p.m.

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you there"!

Darren works in a variety of media and below are just a few images from his ever growing body of work.

"Bare Woods" painting.

"Jackie Robinson" drawing

"Tiger" painting.

Friday, September 13, 2013


Good-bye Summer and Welcome Fall!


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Friday, July 26, 2013

Update on Frank Morgan's Outdoor Gallery

Frank Morgan's house at 222 Hellam Street Wrightsville, PA

We last wrote about Pennsylvania artist Frank Morgan's outdoor gallery it was still a work in progress. As you can see his gallery is the entire exterior of his house. Recently Frank sent us some pictures of his ongoing project.  Keep at it, Frank.

Front Porch.

Side view

Thursday, June 27, 2013

July Scanning Sale!

In celebration of our nations birthday we are having a 15% off scanning sale from July 1-12.  Hope you can take advantage!

This is the first scanning sale we have ever had outside of our January sale.  We hope this will help those of you who have new art ready for the fall season. 

Have a great summer!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


"And the Map Says" oil on board (18" x 18") by Craig Haupt

Some of our clients have a terrific sense of humor. Artist Craig Haupt, whose delightful drawings and paintings often demonstrate his comedic gifts, comes to mind immediately. A few weeks ago on Facebook, Craig began posting an art show that he describes as "tongue in cheek."  Titled "Journey to Ukazoo."  he shares images of his artwork to document an imaginary trip across the United States. Every Monday he enters another "stop" along the way augmented by amusing journal entries. This week is it the "wading room" of a veterinarian's office. 
We think this voyage is not only hilariously clever but maybe even a bit brilliant. In order to view the Facebook postings you need only to be a member. "Liking the page is purely optional. Glad we could share this with our audience here. It's great summertime fun.

"No Swimming" giclée print by Craig Haupt

Friday, May 24, 2013

Art Exhibition in Ellicott City

"Luminosity," an art exhibition featuring three Archival Arts' clients opens June 1, 2013 at Perspectives Gallery in Ellicott City, MD. Carla Cerrato, Nina Lagervall and Carla Attenborough will have their colorful artwork on display throughout the month of June with an opening reception on Wednesday, June 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the gallery located right on Main Street. Stop by and see their original paintings and a selection of giclée prints.

Friday, March 22, 2013

United States Naval Academy Museum

The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD has an impressive collection of historic objects and scientific artifacts plus significant works of art in their distinctive museum.  While remaining open to the public nearly every day of the year, the simply titled  USNA Museum is situated on the grounds of the Annapolis Academy in Preble Hall.
Jeff and one or two Archival Arts staff members have been paying visits to the museum to document a limited  number of paintings on exhibit in the legendary institution. After digitally scanning the irreplaceable paintings right on location with our Betterlight Scanner, the images are proofed and then archival reproductions are created at our facility in Halethorpe, MD. After suitable framing is selected the giclée canvas prints are transported back to the museum and added to the collection.

The original oil painting of Thomas Jefferson is carefully scanned on the premises of the museum.
Thomas Jefferson's portrait is now reproduced on archival canvas and framed. Here he waits to be transported to the USNA museum.

Captain Samuel Chester Ried's portrait was also reproduced and framed at Archival Arts.  Both will be added to the museum's collection.

Friday, March 8, 2013

We're Getting Wider and Shinier

Archival Arts' newest printer Epson Stylus Pro which prints up to 64 inches wide.

Archival Arts is pleased to announced the arrival of a brand new wide format printer to its facility. Introducing the Epson Stylus Pro Printer which has the ability to print up to 64 inches wide and of course as long as you like. It uses the same archival Epson Ultrachome K3 inks that we continue to use to create watercolor and canvas prints for our customers.

Installation Day for the printer. 

Jeff and the owner of the Epson  dealer are preparing to unpack the printer -  but first always read your directions.
 Consequently we have added a new, 24" wide paper medium called Epson Photo Lustre Paper which has a satin surface. This is our first foray into making prints with a shiny finish. While not for the majority of our customers we are pleased to offer this option for some. Next time you come into the shop ask to see our new wide format printer. It just might inspire you to finally make some giant leaps in your printing presentations.