(PRWEB) January 07, 2015
Every month, American Frame, a web-based custom framing and art printing company, sponsors a contest for artists who sell and display work through American Frame’s online Art Gallery. Winners are selected by customer votes on Facebook and receive a cash award and promotion through American Frame. This month’s winner is photographer Joseph Dunning.
A self-taught photographer, Dunning has been honing his craft for nearly fifty years. He developed his first prints in a closet darkroom at age thirteen, but the technology available to photographic artists has come a long way since then, and about four years ago Dunning made the switch to digital.
The winning work, “Black Swan,” was taken in an open-air zoo in Alamogordo, New Mexico in 2011. Its off-center composition, the play of light on the water and the swan’s reflection in the surface all combine to form a contemplative image capable of holding our attention. Many framing treatments would suit this versatile work. A solid wood, gray finish frame from American Frame’s Restorations Collection (31603 or 31615) would pair with a cream mat to make a serene, nature-inspired treatment. Include a bottom mat in red to echo the swan’s beak and add vibrancy.
About American Frame
American Frame provides professional-quality DIY custom picture framing supplies and fine art printing services at wholesale prices direct to the consumer. Its easy web interface allows customers to design a custom frame treatment for assembly in the comfort of their homes or studios. They can also upload a digital image to be printed on canvas or fine art paper and receive framed work ready to hang. All orders are handcrafted in Maumee OH and shipped within 2 business days. Family owned and operated since 1973. Love your art. Frame it right.™