Sunday, January 29, 2012

Florida Artists Gallery New Home

Florida Artists Gallery has moved to their new location  at 8219 East Orange Avenue in the historic Knight House in Floral City. The gallery will open this coming Wednesday, February 1st, a white rabbit day.  Later in the month we'll have grand opening. The house and adjacent buildings sit on over an acre. The grounds are wonderful with huge shade trees, a brick drive, and beautiful gardens.

I took this opportunity to obtain a different display for my pottery. I found this rather garish brass finished wall unit with glass shelves at a local used furniture store. When I paid for the unit I asked "Will you take any less for it?" and I received ten percent off. It doesn't hurt to ask. I purchased some textured brown spray paint and Gary painted the brass portions for me.

The bottom didn't have a glass shelf so I got some luan plywood and cut it to fit the lower shelf section. After the paint dried I brought it in the house and set it up and arrange my pottery. I took a photo so I can print it out and take it with me to the gallery so I can repeat the display there. What do you think? If you see something which could be displayed in more appealing way, please let me know. I'll be leaving early in the morning to take the display and more work. At the top center section I can hang a small sign with my name.

Here's a photo of the new gallery location in Floral City which I copied from the newspaper story. There will be three rooms for art, a separate classroom, a tea room in the rear, and a frame shop in the garage. We hope to entice someone to start an herb or perennial nursery in the green house and adjacent building at the rear of the property. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I can't really blow up the picture and I'm on a small screen but I would try to put impulse items near eye level where everyone will see them.My thought is the more serious buyer will take time to look at more items.

  2. The shelves go nicely with your work. Think about keeping small items where they will not be easily pilfered......cynical, I know, but something to keep in mind. The gallery/ house looks great. I hope you will post photos of the interior at some point.

  3. The display looks great. Good job!!! I think it was a good idea to spray the brass...turned out wonderful.

  4. Hi Dennis, thanks so much, will rearrange a bit.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, so far so good about the pilfering as there has been pretty good folks working in the gallery, something to keep in mind though.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, I am glad the spray worked as I have never like the brass color on things.

  5. I spend a lot of time rearranging my displays, you could make yourself nuts doing it. Dennis has the right idea about the impulse items. I suggest when you bring in new stock to rearrange some of the old stuff so it catches attention and then sells.


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