Q. How do I order from you?
A. Orders can be placed through email or by calling us at (207) 236-6005
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. When purchasing online you may pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Paypal, or you can mail us a check. Over the phone we can take your credit card number.
Q. What do you charge for shipping?
A. Shipping charges depend on the destination, the size of the artwork, and whether or not the pieces are framed. They need to be figured on a case-by-case basis, so let us know what you're interested in and we'll give you a quote. Multiple pieces can often be combined to save on shipping charges.
Q. Do you ship paintings/prints/sculptures?
A. Yes. We ship through U.P.S. All packages are well packed and fully insured against damage.
Q. Do you have wedding gift ideas?
A. Yes! Some of our favorite ideas include Carol Collette's months of the year--a great semi-personalized gift is the specific month
of the wedding; or a local scene that evokes special memories for the couple is always a popular option, such as Mt. Battie, the Children's Chapel, or a particular lighthouse;
a gift certificate for framing is also an excellent idea--the couple will undoubtedly want to frame up several of their favorite photos from the wedding (they could always use
the gift certificate for anything in the gallery, if they'd prefer!).
Q. What is a giclee print?
A. Giclee is French word meaning "a spraying of ink". The process is a relatively new method of reproducing original paintings, photos, etc. Giclees' have the highest apparent resolution available today. The full color spectrum captures nearly every nuance of the original.
Q. What is an etching?
A. An etching is an original graphic, as opposed to a reproduction. The process involves coating a copper plate with acid-resistant material. The image is cut into the ground material exposing the metal. The plate is immersed in acid which bites the line into the plate. The plate is then cleaned, inked, and printed, all by hand. These final three steps must be done for each print.
A hand-colored etching takes this process one step further with the addition of watercolor paints applied by hand to each picture.
Q. What is a wood engraving?
A. A wood engraving is a print made from a piece of end grain wood that the artist has engraved using the same tools that are used for engraving jewelry. A wood engraving can have a much more detailed image than a woodcut, which uses the softer side grain of the wood.
Q. Do you have a blog?
A. Why yes, thanks for asking! I blog on our Downtown Business Group website...Read it here!
Q. Where can I find out more information about Camden?
A. Try the Camden Downtown Business Group's website
Q. Where are you located?
A. We're located on the Public Landing in Camden, Maine, directly across from the Chamber of Commerce. The Public Landing is by the water, at the base of Commercial Street.