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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 started at the Richard Avedon Foundation working with the Registrar and Archivist ...

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. Petersburg, Russia. I came to America at age 23, with ...

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? My last job was at New York Central Art Supply, ...

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 Keara Martin. Employee owner name: Keara Martin Department/Job at Bark Frameworks: Welder ...

Double-sided Frames for Alex Katz Drawings

Recently, Bark Frameworks collaborated with Timothy Taylor Gallery in Chelsea to frame a number of works on paper for "Alex Katz: Subway Drawings” (the exhibition was presented in collaboration with Gavin Brown's enterprise), Apr. 27 - June 30, 2017. Alex Katz, who attended The Cooper Union in the 1940s, chose to ...

Framing a 17th Century Work on Parchment

Seventeenth-century Dutch frame design is a subject we return to again and again. Framing art from this period offers our designers the opportunity to utilize our research into historic frames and presents some complex issues in the arena of art preservation. Rachel Danzing, a paper ...

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 we have taken this big step. I will continue working ...

Two Exhibitions Curated by Ellsworth Kelly

The Monet/Kelly Exhibition at The Clark Art Institute November 23, 2014 - February 16, 2015 "I develop detailed framing specifications, including materials and construction and every detail is important. I want the frame to disappear; but good framing can help unify an exhibition or ...

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 few original Degas frames of this genre still can be ...

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 of frames. In several of his notebooks from 1879-1884 appear ...

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