Gallery Update | COVID-19
Gilded Pear Gallery is By Appointment until further notice. We’re available to all of our existing and new clients to work together digitally and through video communications to continue to provide all of our services. Non-contact deliveries can be made locally as well as shipping coast to coast.
We want you to know that we are taking your health, and ours, seriously. Here’s what we’re doing behind the scenes prior to your visit and what to expect during your time in the gallery.
Hours for availability: Mon-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday [by request].
Contact the gallery to plan your visit or project.
email@example.com (fine art appraisals, commercial/corporate consulting [art and installation], custom framing)
firstname.lastname@example.org (residential consulting, website purchasing, gift certificates, scheduling, general),
or give us a call 319-366-0205
May art provide you respite from this overwhelming time.
-Gilded Pear Gallery Gals
Suzy, Lauren & Linda
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Gold Wall Feature
Our May featured artist is Marty Mitchell
"While it may never have been a mission of mine to paint ‘trees, grasses, mountains, etc.,’ studying them visually makes me better able to understand my place among them. I learned fairly early on that I see my environment differently from how my male counterpart does. While men traditionally have been trained to view their environments with eyes of “manifest destiny,” exploring the wide panorama, my perspective has been acculturated through intimate spaces of home and garden, the traditional realm of women for centuries. In knowing this, I’ve become fascinated with contrasting expansive spaces with the easily over-looked, ordinary spaces I inhabit. The contrasts of vision parallel the contrasts of experiences in my life, such as the clarity of light I witnessed living at altitude with its thin air, versus the subtleness of light and the heavier air of the Midwest. From that foundation, fascination with my place builds and grows. Capturing some of it visually helps me continue to grow and learn as well.” ...read more
"I have always thought each person looks at art bringing with them their own experiences, which governs what they see (no one should interfere with that process). I have always felt free to work in many media and examine an image in a representational, semi-abstract, or totally abstract form. It is personally satisfying. The need to create images precedes recorded history. The drawings in the Caves of Lascaux are an example. I have that need. It doesn't bother me if someone doesn't like what I make. I would be upset if a viewer was bored by the work. I hope the people see something magical in all art in any form."