The Art Deck, "Gallery in a Box"tm

Mia Hankins, Wilmington, NC

ANNOUNCING: The Art Deck, LLC shall donate 10% of gross proceeds to DREAMS and Kids Making It

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2016

Supporting the Arts of America and Antiques and Collectibles from around the globe!


About The Art Deck, "Gallery in a Box"tm

Our Service Pledge
I am always available to an ART DECK looker, admirer, buyer, or seller! Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
About Us
Traveling 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...

Thank you for shopping with THE ART DECK, "Gallery in a box" (tm)

"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