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Inside Bark

Inside Bark2020-06-01T21:16:52+00:00

An archive of articles about our projects, processes, and employee owner.

Susan Fisher Appointed CEO of Bark Frameworks

December 2020 New CEO Susan Fisher Appointed to Lead Bark Frameworks Bark Frameworks Inc., an ultra-high end, 100% employee owned art services and manufacturing company in Long Island City, NY, is pleased to announce ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Katie Truisi

Employee owner name: Katie Truisi Department at Bark Frameworks: Design Department How long have you worked at Bark? Six years Hails from: Long Island, NY What did you do before you worked at Bark Frameworks? I ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Mark Minevich

For the second interview in our on-going series highlighting our employee-owners, we talked with Bark Frameworks hinger Mark Minevich. Employee owner name: Mark Minevich Department/Position at Bark Frameworks: Art Preservation / Hinging Hails from: St. ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Ralph Fleming

Employee owner name: Ralph Raphael Fleming Department at Bark Frameworks: Woodshop How long have you worked at Bark?: Since 1992 (27+ years!) Hails from: Richmond, VA What did you do before you worked at Bark Frameworks? I came ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Peter Suzuki

Employee owner name: Peter Suzuki Department/Position at Bark Frameworks: Special Milling / Woodshop Hails from: Kailua, Hawaii How long have you worked at Bark? Six years What did you do for work before you worked at Bark Frameworks? ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Phil Kennedy

Employee owner name: Phil Kennedy Department/Job at Bark Frameworks: Art Preservation (focuses on Mat Making) How long have you worked at Bark?: Eight years. Hails from: Massapequa, Long Island. What did you do before you worked at Bark ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Keara Martin

Now that Bark Frameworks is employee owned, we wanted to reintroduce ourselves, one staff member at a time. In our first Spotlight interview of 2019, Marketing Manager Jennifer Clark sits down with Bark Frameworks welder ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Eric Knutzon

This month, we sit down with Eric Knutzon, Design Director at Bark Frameworks. Employee owner name: Eric Knutzon Hails from: Rural Colorado via California and Kansas City. How long have you worked at Bark?: Eight ...

A Message from Jed Bark

Bark Frameworks is now entirely owned by its employees through an ESOP trust. For the past two years we have been discussing the prospect of creating an ESOP—an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and now ...

Frames for Three Degas Pastels (Part 2 of 2)

Framing for "Danseuse Buste, 1897" To frame the Degas pastel we discussed in our last Newsletter, we made a profile that was closely related to three drawings from his sketchbooks. As we noted, a ...

Frames for Three Degas Pastels (Part 1 of 2)

A recent Bark Frameworks job that involved framing three Degas pastels. This is Part I of a two-part article. Part II will appear in the October 2014 Newsletter. Edgar Degas was an inventive designer ...

Frames + Media: Gentlemen and Livery

Frames carry multiple messages. Around a work of art a frame can establish an emphatic border—the artwork is inside the frame/the world is outside; or it may act as an almost invisible bridge from ...

Wandering Renoir Returns (with Frame)

The exhibition “The Renoir Returns” opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art several weeks ago. The centerpiece of the exhibition, the artist’s “On the Shore of the Seine” (c. 1879), is a small landscape that was ...

Ornament and Crime: Guilloche

In Adolf Loos’s 1908 essay “Ornament and Crime,” he wrote that “the evolution of culture is synonymous with the removal of ornament from objects of daily use.” We’ve borrowed Loos’s pungent title even though ...

Working with Living Artists

One of the most compelling aspects of designing frames at Bark is that our designers get to work with living artists—both established and emerging—to design frames that present their work in the best possible ...

Summer’s Coming…So This Must Be Spring

All of us who share an interest in keeping works of art in the safest possible conditions must be especially careful in the spring and fall. In these swing seasons, climate conditions may change dramatically and ...

Framing Stephen Hannock

Jennifer Clark interviews Bark Frameworks designer Paul Jordan. American artist Stephen Hannock (b. 1951) paints luminous nocturnes using mixed media that are ultimately polished with random orbital sanders. His atmospheric depictions of rockets and flooded rivers ...

What You’ll See in Our Newsletter

We will write about a variety of topics, including… Protecting Art For more than 40 years, we have developed practices that protect the art we frame. We keep up ...

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