Five questions we forgot to answer...

As I was scouting around online trying to update photos this afternoon I discovered a long lost e-mail from our local New Orleans Scout Guide editor, Taylor Morgan.  It was aptly titled "How to make the most out of your TSG membership".  Well, embarrassing. I've pestered Taylor several times about how I don't understand the parameters of using social media most effectively.  Perhaps her first suggestion should have been "READ YOUR E-MAILS MORE CAREFULLY, KRISTIN."

 

Here are five questions Taylor asked us in October.

One fun fact about the business owner:

Amanda was a hotly recruited basketball player out of high school.  She played forward at University High School in Baton Rouge.  Go Cubs!

One fun fact about the business:

There are more dogs than people at Studio Amanda Talley.  Four out of our five canine employees are rescues, a passion project for both Amanda and her mother, who runs the Sabine Rescue operation.

Ginger, one of our five canine team members at Studio Amanda Talley

Ginger, one of our five canine team members at Studio Amanda Talley

 

One favorite item in your store or on the menu at your restaurant:

Houston's Restaurant + an epic veggie burger

Houston's Restaurant + an epic veggie burger

Well,  initially Amanda misunderstood me, and said that she loves the veggie burger at Houston's, which is good information.  Once I rephrased the question she said her favorite offering at the gallery is the drawing files.  I agree!  We have a giant flat file containing hundreds of drawings of all sizes and prices, and it is largely overlooked because everything else in the gallery is out and demanding immediate attention.  I recommend making time to sift through the drawing files the next time you visit!

Some treasures found in the drawings cabinet

Some treasures found in the drawings cabinet

 

 

One tip about your business or industry that not everyone knows:

If you love a piece out of your price range when shopping for art, open a conversation with the gallery staff.  You'll oftentimes find that they can direct you to something similar in a different size, and sometimes even split a diptych or find another way for you to have what you love.  Below are two drawings, one of which is $7500 and the second $1400.  Although the second is smaller, and may not have the massive visual impact of the first, you may find that choosing a dramatic frame and mounting {we recommend Framebridge} help give your smaller piece more authority while staying in your price range.

Borrowed, 51" x 60" on archival paper, $7500

Borrowed, 51" x 60" on archival paper, $7500

Forever, 18" x 24" on archival paper, $1400

Forever, 18" x 24" on archival paper, $1400

 

Are you celebrating a 5, 10 or 20 year anniversary?

Amanda quit her beloved "day job" at Gerrie Bremermann in 2008 to open the first location of Studio Amanda Talley, so we're looking forward to a big 10 year celebration next year.  We are already planning many special events and editions to commemorate the milestone!