Gallery Representation

Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery in Blowing Rock, N.C.

Wes’s artwork is represented in Blowing Rock, N.C. by Tim Miller, owner of Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery, 7539 Valley Blvd., (in the Food Lion Shopping Center) Blowing Rock, N.C. 28606 / 828 295-0041 / email: brart@bellsouth.net Website: www.blowingrockgalleries.com

Everyone in Blowing Rock knows that there is only one place to go for beautiful and diverse original art, high-end custom framing, and the best knowledge base around for both. Where else can you find a $120,000 19th century Elliot Dangerfield oil original around the gallery wall from a talented emerging artist?

Wes notes: “Tim and I have been art partners since 1991, when Tim began selling my early original game-fish watercolors. Tim has been in business for 20 years at this location, and I have held 12 solo exhibitions and a few partnered exhibitions in his venue. I have taken as many as 35 new originals to Tim for framing a show, and never once have I picked out the framing or matte combination for any of the showpieces. That is the kind of partnership we have developed, and indicates the trust we have in each other’s judgment. He leaves the painting to me, and I leave the framing decisions to him.”

Tim and Blowing Rock Frameworks was featured in U.S. Air Magazine in a 24 page regional article in July of 2013: “While the gallery specializes in original regional art, we have also been know to sell an occasional Picasso or Hudson River piece. We have everything from realism, to abstract, to folk art, and works in every medium. We treat all of them as if they were Picassos – that includes framing them exquisitely. Miller is the only Guild Commended Framer in North Carolina certified by London’s Fine Art Trade Guild, and one of less than 20 in the U.S. He has framed well over 28,000 works of art”.

Old World Galleries in Boone, NC

Wes’s artwork is represented in downtown Boone, N.C., at the historic Old World Galleries location at 697 West King Street, 828 264-6559 / Email: jewelry@oldworldgalleries.com Website: http://oldworldgalleries.com

Charlie and Joy Travis have a long and impressive history in the High Country as purveyors of fine jewelry, Persian rugs, estate antiquities, and diverse works of art. They are often sought out as experts in the areas of gemology and appraisal. They began Old World in 1979 in Blowing Rock and closed their business in 2004 to enjoy some time off and think about new creative endeavors. After a decade, they decided to open up again, letting beautiful downtown Boone be the setting for their new creation.

Their first challenge was taking an 80-year old building, originally Walkers Jewelry Store, and refurbishing it in to beautiful new space while retaining important pieces of the building’s historic character. Walking in to the new gallery and jewelry venue is truly a visual treat, and you quickly realize you are in the realm of friendly people who are experts in their field.

“The Travis’s were personal friends for a number of years, and I was pleased to hear they were establishing a business again in downtown Boone as Old World Galleries. When Charlie and Joy approached me about the possibility of hosting my artwork in this new location I was very excited. I had wanted a Boone art venue for quite some time, but needed a good fit regarding my work, the gallery space and the proprietors. When I found out their intent for this ‘new’ Old World, I immediately realized this was the place I wanted to be.”

Charlie and Joy, Tim Miller and I have worked together to establish my artwork, framing by Blowing Rock Frameworks, and even Miller’s brokered 19th and early 20th century rare collection art pieces at Old World. The King Street location is a 10-minute walk from my home, Bear Trail Studio, and surrounded by great restaurants and a craft brewery. What could be better!

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