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From My Point of View – Framing the Masters’ Works

From My Point of View - Framing the Masters' Works

Thomas Moran, “Shoshone Falls on the Snake River”,1900, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Framed with an Eli Wilner replica of an American frame, late 19th century, applied ornament and gilded.

This coming Friday, February 7th, 2014: The Gilcrease Museum presents “From My Point of View – Framing the Masters’ Works” a talk about the decorative frames produced by Eli Wilner & Company for the monumental paintings “Spectres of the North” and “Shoshone Falls” on the Snake River, Idaho.



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February 5, 2014 · 5:37 am

a few of the Eli Wilner & Company loaner frames at Sothebys Fall 2013

Eli Wilner & Company has provided many loaner frames to the Sotheby’s Impressionist Modern, 19th Century, and American departments for their Fall 2013 exhibitions. Here are some highlights:

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Frame Contest 2013

Competition/Opportunity for Artists:

Eli Wilner & Company has been trusted to frame masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The White House, Christie’s and Sotheby’s and numerous important private collections. They are now presenting a unique opportunity for NYC artists working in painting, drawing, photography or any other two dimensional media:

American art has a great history of frame-makers collaborating with artists. For example, at the turn of the 20th century, architect and frame designer Stanford White created exquisite frames for many of his artist friends such as John Singer Sargent and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.  Eli Wilner & Company would like to bring this tradition into the 21st Century, by welcoming contemporary artists to submit a proposal for a custom designed frame for a specific artwork.  Three to four finalists will be chosen by Mr. Wilner. His company staff will vote to determine one winner.

The winner will be featured on our website, have a private tour of our studio and receive their finished frame as realized by our master craftspeople who are highly skilled in carving, gilding, mold making and finishing. All finalists will receive a signed copy of Mr. Wilner’s book “The Gilded Edge” and a 1K gift certificate towards a future project.

Proposals will be selected on the criteria of originality, feasibility and presentation clarity. Tip: applicants may find the eWilner Frames App for iPhone and iPad a quick source for reference material.  www.ewilnerframes.com

Submissions will be accepted from October 21st, 2013 through December 13th (ending at 5 p.m.)

Please email your submission to framecontest2013@outlook.com as follows:

Subject Line:  Frame Design Competition

In the body of the email please include the following info:

-name and contact Information

-a brief bio/artist statement

-title, medium and date of artwork the frame is designed for

-any exact dimensions required for framing purposes (please give sizes in inches)

Please attach up to 5 images:

-an image of the artwork the frame is designed for

-hand drawn or digital renderings of the frame concept, overall and details as needed

File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 2MB or less each (saved)

Eligibility: Artist must live in NYC five boroughs

Copyright: All rights to the frame designs and artworks remain with the artistImage

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Eli Wilner featured in Departures Magazine

Eli Wilner & Company is honored to be featured in the November/December issue of Departures Magazine.  This issue is dedicated to “The Art of Appropriate Acquisition”. To read the complete article, click here   


About Eli Wilner & Company

Recognized as the foremost worldwide authority on antique frames, and founded in 1983, Eli Wilner & Company specializes in American and European frames from the 17th-through mid-20th centuries.  Clients include fine art collectors, major art and historical institutions as well as The White House, where he has created 28 frames for its collection.

With an atelier composed of a team of thirty highly skilled artisans, including 15 frame conservators, and over 10,000 unique framing projects completed to date, Eli Wilner & Company takes pride in each project.  Every frame is handcrafted to not only reflect the time in which the painting was created, but also to best reflect the framing choices known to be made by the artists themselves.


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