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M|L INSIDER

August 2013

Scottsdale Museum of the West What to expect

Also inside New Work from Joseph Maruska Hanging Art FAQ David Jonason in Southwest Art Magazine

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M|L INSIDER Update to our 2013-2014 show schedule: We are excited to announce a show with accomplished Utah artist Bruce Brainard in January - opening January 30. Brainard will be joining The Marshall | LeKAE family of artists this fall. Below is a sampling of his works. Look for his biography and new works at the gallery in an upcoming issue of this newsletter! With this wonderful addition, The Marshall | LeKAE Glass Invitational will be moved to the end of February opening February 27, the week after Humans & Other Animals with William A. Suys Jr., OPA.

(Note: these pieces are not available at the gallery) Left: “Sunset On The Dos Arroyos Ranch,” 90 x

56, Oil on Canvas - Commission for TRT Enterprises’ (Gold’s Gym and Omni Hotels) new corporate office lobby in Dallas,TX; Top: “Drawn,” 32 x 52, Oil on Canvas; Bottom: “Daybreak,” 16 x 36, Oil on Canvas

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August 2013

Summer Spectacular was Spectacular! In case you missed it, here are some photos from the night.

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M|L INSIDER Scottsdale Museum of the West The Scottsdale Museum of the West will begin construction soon - a stone’s throw from our gallery on Marshall Way, at 1st Street. The museum will tell the story of the western United States during the era of the cowboy, roughly covering a period of 80 years, about 1860-1940. This story will be told mostly through art, much of it on loan, in a series of galleries and state-of-the-art media presentations. Construction of the LEED Gold certified building is set to begin this autumn. Work on the 42,000 square foot building is not expected to disrupt traffic on Marshall Way, access to the underground parking garage on that block, or access to surrounding businesses like Su Vino Winery. Proponents say, not only will the museum bring another arts destination to Old Town Scottsdale, but it will also bring more visitors to the arts district. Plans call for revamping Loloma Transit Station with a sculpture garden and administration and education space for the museum, which also creates a smoother transition from the galleries on Main Street to the Scottsdale Artists’ School. Proposed design looking southwest on Marshall Way - what we may see from our gallery

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August 2013 Alley behind Carsten’s Fine Art Entrance to Parking Garage

Quick Facts

Loloma Station transit building

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42,000 square feet 13.6 million dollars Owned by the City of Scottsdale Operated by Scottsdale Museum of the West, Inc. • Scheduled to open at the end of 2014 • Telling the story of the West from about 1860 to 1940 through art • Will be open Thursday nights during ArtWalk

The museum will be built and owned by the City of Scottsdale and operated by Scottsdale Museum of the West, Inc. led by Heard Museum veteran Mike Fox (read an interview about the museum with Fox here). The city has budgeted $13.6 million for the project coming from bond debt and hotel taxes. For the first five years of operation, the city will continue to contribute to the museum’s operating costs through a matching plan of up to $400,000 per year while the museum gets up and running. Overall the plans seem to be accepted by the community with most people excited to see the museum finally be built after years of proposals and speculation. The Scottsdale Museum of the West will be just one more reason for people to visit this fantastic Arizona city. Since we’ll be able to see a lot of the construction from our front window, follow the progress on our Facebook page. 7106 East Main Street Scottsdale | AZ 85251 www.marshall-lekaegallery.com | 480-970-3111


M|L INSIDER Hanging Art FAQ How high should a painting be hung? The standard height to the center of a painting is usually around 5 feet or 60 inches. However, this can change based on wall height, if there is furniture on the same wall, low-hanging light fixtures, or height of the home owners. Generally, when referring to the height of a painting we refer to the height of its center axis. This is usually based on eye level when standing so that the art can be comfortably viewed. Tip: If you are eyeballing the height of a painting by holding it up to the wall, use a piece of painter’s tape to mark the top or bottom so you don’t lose your positioning when the painting is put down.You can then measure for center from there and you didn’t damage or mark the wall. What type of picture hanging hardware should I use? We use simple brass picture hanging hooks. They are strong and leave only small holes in the wall. A single hook can hold 20-30 pounds, whereas the double nail or triple nail hooks can hold 50-100 pounds apiece. If you’re concerned about the strength of your wall’s sheetrock plaster, you can use mollies that will anchor your screw to the wall and not fall out. These do leave slightly bigger holes. Don’t use single nails or push pins. These can easily fall out of the wall due to vibrations or weak drywall, and you may damage your art. Tip: Use two hooks to keep your painting level, hold the painting closer to the wall, and to prevent it from moving a lot when dusting. Be sure to have the two hooks The

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August 2013 spread apart to give more stability. For example on a 48” painting you may have the hooks 30”40” apart. (You’ll need to be sure there is enough wire on the painting for the width of your hooks.) Is there a formula for hanging art? We use a formula at the gallery which makes things much quicker and streamlines the process. It helps ensure all of our art is hanging at a uniform eye level throughout the gallery. Don’t let the formula confuse you even though it may remind you of high school math class. (Center height of the painting from the floor) + (half the height of the actual painting) – (the distance from the top of the frame to the hanging wire, D-rings or teeth) = (the height of the bottom of your hooks on the wall.) Example: We have a 36” x 48” painting and want the center to be at 60” and the wire when pulled tight as if hanging on the hook or hooks is 10” from the top of the frame 60 + 18 – 10 = 68 So, we put the bottom of the hook or hooks at 68” high. This will put the center of the painting at 60”. If you have further questions about hanging art, please send us a message at email@marshall-lekaegallery.com or call your art consultant.

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M|L INSIDER Congratulations, David Jonason for making the cover of Southwest Art! Read the full article by clicking anywhere on this page.

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August 2013 Bemused | 36 x 72 | Oil on Panel

New Works from Joseph Maruska

Green Emerald | 40 x 30 | Oil on Panel

Clarity | 48 x 48 | Oil on Panel

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M|L Insider August 2013  

News from your Scottsdale art gallery including what to expect from the long-awaited Scottsdale Museum of the West, new art from Joseph Maru...

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