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Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

Gallery Owners, Art Interiors

For 20 years, owners Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood have believed that everyone should be able to own an original piece of art and as a result they have created a well curated, approachable gallery with works representing a variety of styles and genres by Canadian artists.

Lisa Diamond Katz graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario. While working at a well-known poster publishing and distribution company, Lisa realized customers were spending more on frames than the reproductions inside them. She envisioned a place where people could buy original pieces of art at affordable prices.

Shira Wood studied Fine Art at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating in 1992, Shira worked for a custom furniture company before moving on to the Toronto Design Exchange, where she created original, hand-painted designs for custom furnishings. An artist herself, Shira understood the struggle typical of young artists: finding a place to show and sell their work.

Since opening Art Interiors in 1993, Lisa and Shira have a built solid reputation among art collectors and decorators as an excellent source for work by young as well as established artists.

Website: www.artinteriors.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/art.interiors
Twitter: @artinteriors
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Art and Culture Resolutions for 2015

This New Year's resolution proposal is strictly art and culture related, and some of them you can knock off from your own home! (Others might require you to get in your car, and do a bit of legwork). But for the most part, these are things that will make you feel better about yourself and your surroundings in an 'art loving' way. Here we go!
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How to Revamp Your Art Collection (Without Breaking the Bank)

Art fatigue is a common phenomenon, and it can be treated. You will only benefit from all of the amazing things that art can do for you and your space if you love that space you're in. Everyone needs to change their world a little bit every once in a while, and reorganizing your art collection is the easiest way to do that.
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Tips on Buying Art as a Gift

It's quite a compliment that you thought enough of that person that you ventured into that art buying territory, no? Again, can be scary, but personal and worth the effort. So whether you wish to add to a loved one's art collection, or maybe start one for your friend, keep in mind a few helpful tips to keep you in line:
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10 Reasons to Buy Art

Those walls are blank, and look like they're closing in on you. Okay, so you can buy the prints, the limited editions and all that jazz, but for a moment please consider these reasons why buying an original piece of art is something that you should do. Today. Like now.
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Photographs Are Fine Art Too

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05/08/2014 05:38 EDT
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The Mysterious Print: A Great First Step Into Art Collection

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What's in a Frame? How to Frame Your Art

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How to Hang a Perfect Wall Grouping (or Frame Cluster)

Bring out the hammer and start with the anchor piece. Hang on one side, then the other, then again and again, while keeping a sharp eye on balance. Do not worry about lining up the tops or bottoms of the art, as the more intentional randomness the better (and the easier it will be to add new art over time).
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Bigger Isn't Always Better When It Comes to Art

Many art buyers, both first time and otherwise, have the sentiment that they need a large piece for a specific large space. The request usually goes like this: "What I'm looking for, is a large piece of art for over my sofa/mantel/console in the dining room." In support of small-scale artworks, consider these tips for making smaller artworks work in that large space.
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