Post Archive for February 2010
Fidelis Art Prints (FAP) is a digital printmaking studio and boutique publisher based in beautiful Vancouver, Western Canada. We have a partnership of three creative individuals, myself (Karen), Alan (who is my brother) and Jan who has been a long time friend and co-worker.
We love what we do at FAP and we earn a comfortable living from FAP. Being self-employed allows for us to enjoy our families and friends while affording to live in the most beautiful (and “lifestyle-oriented”) region of North America.
Fidelis Art Prints is successful because our individual partner skills, business and life experiences have given us the tools we needed to survive economic shifts, new competitors, equipment meltdowns and everyday surprises. We’ve had some rough times but always taken those opportunities to grow and learn. …Read more
Fine Art Media meets your Organizations Green Design Initiatives
Did you know that most archival media is 100% recyclable?
Exhibitors, public galleries and corporate environments are being mandated to use eco-friendly products for their décor projects; artworks, posters, display graphics and signage. With this in mind, they have turned to specialty fine art printmakers who offer a wider selection of organic and natural papers that can meet even the strictest organizational green initiatives. …Read more
How to Choose an Art Exhibition Venue
PART 2: From the Art Exhibition Planning Guide
Once you have determined the number of pieces you would like to exhibit, you are ready to begin your search for a great venue. Exhibition venues vary from showing in your own studio, to a library, park, community centre, café or artist run gallery. Other worthy spaces to consider are banks, credit unions, malls, waiting lounges, wineries and cruise ships. …Read more
How to Choose Your Best Art
From the Series: An Artist’s Guide to Planning an Art Exhibition and Opening Reception
For many artists the anticipation and anxiety around planning and promoting an art exhibition can be very daunting. These are very natural feelings, partly because it may be the first time you have shown your artwork to the public (maybe even your friends and family), and possibly the logistics of organizing an exhibition, planning an Opening Reception, and promoting the event are overwhelming.
During my time working for Gamma Pro Imaging and Fidelis Art Prints, I have had the pleasure of planning and executing several solo and group art exhibitions for my clients using our gallery space. I have also been involved with several art events and fundraisers with guest numbers ranging from 30 to several hundreds.
I hope that this Series will serve as a through blueprint for planning your first (and future) exhibitions. You will need to dedicate at least 3-4 weeks to preparing for your exhibition, but I promise the experience and opportunities gained from exhibiting your art will be worth every effort. …Read more
Mounting and Laminating
Let us finish what you’ve started when it comes to mounting and laminating your display graphics and prints. Fine digital prints deserve the best lamination and display mount selection possible.
Mounting to archival foam is often required for photo-based works that will be framed. From Foam-Core®, to , Sintra®, Diabond® and aluminum—if you can think it odds are we can mount it. Mounting to aluminum is a great alternative for mounting images to a surface that can stand alone on the wall or require an extra firm, smooth backing. Samples of these applications are available at the studio for viewing. …Read more
Image Manipulation, Remastering and Enhancement
The nature of our printmaking process affords an unprecedented amount of image control. At the artist’s explicit request and under their precise direction, Fidelis Art Prints can modify an image in almost anyway. The degree of manipulation can range from subtle shading to radical reconstructing of the entire image, with the finished product showing no evidence of having been manipulated. …Read more
Fidelis has a long history of working with non-profit organizations
Working towards building a stronger art community is our goal.
Fidelis has been supporting non-profit organizations, in particular the arts, for many years.
We are not a large company—sadly meaning, we can not offer our services free of charge or as a full donation—however, we try our very best to work with non-profits to give then them our fine quality, at a price that meets their limited budgets.
We offer special rates for non-profit organizations and the more lead-time you can offer us, the better we can accommodate your economic challenges.
Big or small, we will do our very best to help you with your next exhibition, display graphics or art fundraising project. Contact Alan with more details about your next project.