Supporting the Arts of America and Antiques and Collectibles from around the globe!
Artist: Elaine Reed (Smithsonian List of Renowned 20th C. Artists) ...
20th Century Artist: Virginia Wright-Frierson, Oil on Canvas: Mallard ...
Artist, Richard C. Hankins, Watercolor on Paper, "Face of Faith"
18th Century CHANTILLY Porcelain Hand Painted Trinket Box-Mom & Dad in bed
About The Art Deck, "Gallery in a Box"tm
Our Service PledgeI am always available to an ART DECK looker, admirer, buyer, or seller! Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
About UsTraveling to France as a young girl, I learned to appreciate fine art. Visiting Muse'e Du Louvre' at such a young age, and the many museums in Europe, would forever change me.
My father is a well-known Mid-Century Architect working aside Igor Polevitzky (The Habana Riviera) and my mother, a North Carolina potter/sculptor, and it was by their guidance, I mastered differentiating between fine art and craft. My sister is an artist and quite the Asian antiquity expert...
The juxtaposition of blending old with "modern" is a learned technique I gained at a young age. Our home in North Carolina was a large historic house filled with what my parents called "their" antiques: Knoll, Bertoia, Milo Baughman, Eames, etc... To this day, my husband and I live somewhat the same. However, I lean towards a traditional flair when it comes to furniture, and a bit more "contemporary", if you will, with decor. Although, as many of our friends say, "It is as if entering a museum, coming to your home."
Being originally from North Carolina, my husband and I retired from the Film/Television industry in Los Angeles and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to be close to family and the ocean. We have two sons, and now, a grandson. My husband was a Production Designer in television for 30 years and possesses a keen eye for design. We believe furniture represents the necessity, and art, textiles and antiques represent the personality of a room and its' residents. Unique, personally chosen accent pieces says a great deal about a person.
It was not long after we settled in our new home that the desire to create settled in...and hard. Thus, THE ART DECK, "Gallery in a box" was born. My initial goal was to rid homes and buildings of so-called "original" art, actually made by children at slave wages and hours in many countries. The United States cultivates some of the world's greatest artists... I wanted to encourage interior decorators, and the like, to "BUY LOCAL". My vision came to fruition in 2014.
The Art Deck consults on many levels. I am always available to anyone in need of support regarding art acquisition or help with changing the aesthetics of a home or office environment. Please do not hesitate to phone me...
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"Let yourself fall in love with something that simply makes you happy. If there's a place for it in your heart, there's a place for it in your home." - Mary Randolph Carter
Mia Hankins, CURATOR
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