Ph: 1-800-969-2459 Atlanta area: 770-427- 2459
Mr. Shae Avery's Biography
1988 72" x 48" oil by Clifford Land 20 years later
Shae Avery began professional art conservation, framing and restoration in 1973 at the White House Galleries in Roanoke, Va. In 1982 he and his wife Gwenda opened their gallery in Marietta, and have had three locations as they outgrew each larger space. Their present 9000 square foot space has recently been remodeled and is open to the public. He completed Paint on Canvas in 1982 and Paper Restoration in 1983 and was graduated first in his class. He developed and improved techniques for cleaning and restoring antique chromolithographs on paper in 1984. Designed and built by Avery, the largest hot vacuum table in the Southeast is presently used at Avery Gallery for lining oversized paintings. An associate member of AIC, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, he continues to update his technical know-how with state of the art information from AIC, SERCA and fellow conservators.
The restoration conservator has framed and restored works of art and framing from many collections. Robert P. Coggins Art and Artists of the South, Mr. Fred Bentley, Dr. Noah Meadows, Kennesaw College, Beneau College, Southern Polytechnic State University, Savannah Historic Museum, Coastal Georgia Museum, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta Museum of History, Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center in Savannah Georgia, The Methodist Museum at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island, GA, Jekyll Island Museum, Berry College Museum, Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta History Center, Norfolk-Southern Railway and many others.
Avery Gallery has had the contract with the City of Atlanta for the last twenty-four years to clean, conserve and restore the Atlanta Cyclorama diorama in Grant Park. We have also lined, cleaned and restored the sculpture, portrait of and frame on Mr. George Gress who gave the Atlanta Cyclorama painting to the city. We restored the painting of and frame on Joel Chandler Harris for the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, GA. Avery has been asked to restore another large cyclorama, the 1000 foot circumference painting called the Life of Christ by Jackson Bailey.
The Gallery performs conservation and restoration work on oils and acrylics on canvas, watercolors, pastels, egg-tempera, etchings, mezzotints, engravings, woodcuts, wood block prints, linocuts, serigraphs, lithographs on paper, and documents on sheepskin. Also repaired and restored are frames with broken or missing sculptural ornamentation. Gold, silver and copper-leaf finishes are cleaned and or replaced. Sculptures in wood, stone, metal, glass, ceramic, plastic and concrete are repaired and restored. Antique convex photographs are brought up to better than new condition and convex glass is made to order to fit antique frames of any size or shape. Curved and/or convex glass for furniture is made to fit your needs.
Avery has written an art review column and several articles for newspapers and magazines on art and restoration. The gallery organized and hosted a seminar on print making, and Shae lectures on print making, print media, frame design, art appreciation, restoration (both the value of and the techniques and materials) and the poetry of art titles. Avery has organized and sponsored several art exhibitions for the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art. Those include Come Up and See My Etchings, a display and demonstration of prints and printmaking, a one-man show for painter
J. Vance Miller, a one-woman show for enamelist
Margaret Ratcliff, and an exhibit of his nearly 40 year collection of artist-signed etchings by Luigi Kasimir, his wife Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes, and their son Robert Kasimir.
Avery has a large collection or more than 125 original artist-signed Kasimir etchings. They have very strong and secure crates for shipping and may be rented by museums, schools, libraries etc. for exhibitions. There are many by each of the three Kasimirs. All are in good condition, attractively framed, and are available for 6, 8, 10 or 12 week periods by appointment. Avery will lecture on the Kasimirs at an opening or shortly thereafter if requested. Please call or email for further information.
Avery Gallery sells original art works in oil, acrylic, pastel, copper enamel, ceramic, stone, glass, turned wood, watercolor, black and white & color etchings, mezzotints, lithographs, serigraphs, and more. Custom framing to conservation standards is practiced, and super-custom finished-corner frames are designed and built to order. Appraisals by accredited ISA appraisers are available for antique to contemporary art and frames.
Avery is available for a $100 consultation by appointment.
Ph: 1-800-969-2459 Atlanta area: 770-427- 2459
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