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PPFA Connect: Second generation at Barnel’s

Original article in Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) Connect February 2023 newsletter. Alethea Barras, CPF, manager of Barnel’s–The Art and Framing Gallery, in Lafayette, La., pictured here with one of her framed creations, is the second generation in the business, founded in 1985 by her parents Barbara and Nelson Landry. A math and home economics […]

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Original or Giclée? Both a Great Choice.

​In making the decision for purchasing an original vs a giclée, the decision is completely unique to each individual. It is important to note that originals can be on paper or on canvas, just as giclées can be on paper or on canvas. Trusting the art professional, whether the artist or his/her representative, is of […]

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Live Series Alethea’s House Tours

Over the course of April, Alethea has graciously invited customers into her home, offering tips and explanations on art, framing and more. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Barnel’s went live on Instagram or Facebook, giving many people a chance to see what makes a house a home, and how to make theirs sing. We have been […]

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Give Your Art (and home!) a Spring Makeover

With the unseasonably warm weather heralding an early spring, many of us begin to plan for a good spring-cleaning and décor refresh. This includes the standard changing out of winter accessories, putting away the heavy throw blankets and pillows, and bringing in bright pops of color, of course, but consider these additional options: 1. Add […]

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Holiday Artist Reunion Open House

This year’s Open House is a special reunion featuring seven of our favorite artists:  Lauren Sibley Brasseaux, Tanya Dischler, Garnet LeMaire, Linda Moncla, Agnes St. Amand, Barry Sons and Dailey Thibeaux. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet these local artists, get the inside scoop on their creative process, and view their latest work.  Plus, […]

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Making an Impact with Very Large Artwork

A large piece of artwork becomes a focal point in any room, and makes an immediate impression on the viewer. Whether that impression is positive or negative often depends on how the art is hung on the wall . . . scale is so important. As home décor becomes more minimalist, with simple, clean lines, […]

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