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SERVICES:

IN HOME CONSULTATION

in the Chicagoland area

We will come to your home or office with samples and images of our entire inventory to help you select just the right items to make your collection look it's best

About Gossamer Arts

Gossamer Arts was founded by Emily Watson-Rice in 2016.  While working as the Director & Curator of Atlas Galleries she was continually amazed at the artists coming in asking for advice on how to get into a gallery like hers. They had no guidance, no business classes, no sales or marketing skills, no concept of how the art business worked, and without these, they had no chance of making a living as an artist.  Emily began by taking a few minutes here and there to talk with these artists and give them some basic pointers but knew it wasn't nearly enough to be of much help.  So she decided to start mentoring & training artists and teach them the skills they needed to run their art careers as a small business.

 

In 2018 Emily expanded Gossamer Arts after realizing how much her clients and art collectors struggled to find high-quality pedestals and picture lights for their collections. Most galleries, including hers, didn't sell the pedestals or art lighting they use to display their artwork. Furniture stores only sell accent tables, which can look nice but lack many of the features collectors want when displaying their beloved collection.  Inexpensive options available online did not meet collectors high standards.

 

 

Collectors want their art displayed on a pedestal that is itself a work of art but has the practical features that galleries demand.  They want lighting that enhances the artwork without calling attention to itself or blocking the view.  They want artisans who can create specific and unusual custom displays for their unique collections.

 

 

So in November of 2018 Gossamer Arts partnered with acrylic master Pease Acrylic and local artisans and opened its online store. Our collection of pedestals, display easels, and picture lights are hand made by makers and artisans throughout the United States. 

 

 

At Gossamer Arts our mission is two-fold: First, Teach artists the skills they need to take charge of their art careers and empower them to take risks and keep going even when faced with rejection. Second, Provide high quality and unique ways to display your art and make your collection shine. We've been working with art galleries, museums, and individual collectors for over 20 years.  So we know what it takes to make your collection look amazing and make you a satisfied customer. 

 

 

Please browse our collection of pedestals, picture lights, & display easels.  If you don't see exactly what you need to display your collection, contact Emily to discuss a custom piece created to your exact specifications. And check back often as we continually add new unique collections and one of a kind pieces available exclusively at Gossamer Arts.