FINE ART CONSULTING


Graphic Encounter Fine Art, founded in 1970 by Ron Golbus, is a professional fine art consulting firm, headquartered in Aspen, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California.

Ron Golbus – President, and fabrication design specialist, with over 50 years of fulfillment and production experience, together with David Jordan Williams – GEFA’s Creative Director, and award winning photographer, artist, and graphic designer, collectively creates, original works of art for hospitality and commercial environments

GEFA offers these custom design and fabrication services, to distinguished interior designers, architects, space planners, hospitality purchasing agents, hotel developers, and management firms, worldwide.

Working one-on-one with Ron Golbus, David Jordan Williams, and their experienced design and fabrication teams, is unique in our industry, and is one of the main reasons that interior design and purchasing firms prefer GEFA over other Art Consultants.

Ron and David, together with their teams, will curate / create original imagery, printed on a variety of substrates, including fine art and photographic papers, fine art canvas, custom wallcoverings, optically clear acrylic, metal Dibond, laminated and resin coated woods, architectural glass, and other imaginative materials.


We look forward to working with you and your team on your next project. 


Sincerely,
 
Ron Golbus - President + Founder
David Jordan Williams - Creative Director


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THE DESIGN PROCESS

THE DESIGN PROCESS

Three of the most important factors in achieving a favorable result in the overall look and feel of your project, are… 

(1) Establish a budget (2) Scope of work (3) Time frame to complete the project.

A working budget: Setting a budget for guest rooms, public areas, restaurants, or any other area of your project, will greatly assist the design consultants at GEFA, to establish the various printing substrates, paper – acrylic – metal wood – canvas - overall sizes - custom framing styles, glazing materials, etc., that ultimately correspond to the design narrative that you have established for your project.

Scope of work: Defining the identity and personality of your project, as a blueprint of the work required, and to fulfill your design objectives, requires that you dialogue directly with us at the very outset of the work.

Ship Date: Allow sufficient time for our custom curation and for the fabrication of unique sculpture, art and mirrors and other art features. Anticipate our design time, working sample approval and the approval of shop drawings by your team and your client. Also, there is always the issue of the possible requirement to import various products / fabrication materials from overseas, and of course, transit time to the project.

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PERFECT ART SPECIFICATION

PERFECT ART SPECIFICATION

Item number

Quantity

Image size

Outside dimension

Matting - 4 or 8 ply, color, single mat, double mat, linen

Framing - style and number

Glazing - clear glass, non-glare glass, clear acrylic

Security Hardware - three point, four point, French cleat
/ Z-Bar

Side mark - item number, purchase order number, location

Artwork Protection - dust cover + paper corners + shrink wrap around entire piece to prevent vibrational damage during transit

Boxing / Packing - Individual box or combined packaging


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THE DESIGN NARRATIVE

THE DESIGN NARRATIVE

GEFA offers a one-on-one design collaborative model.

Once you have a rough idea of the art program you envision, simply contact GEFA, and ask for David Jordan Williams, our Creative Director. David and his team will curate and create original imagery, printed on a variety of substrates, including fine art paper, canvas, wallcovering, acrylic, metal Dibond, wood, glass, and other imaginative materials.

Working hand in hand with David and his team is unique in our industry, and is one of the main reasons that interior design firms prefer GEFA over other Art Consultants. Once you receive GEFA’s custom art curation, custom framing style suggestions, modifications; working samples will be submitted, until the design narrative is satisfied.

One call to GEFA starts the creative process - We look forward to hearing from you and your team. 800.472.7445 ron@graphicencounter.com / david@graphicencounter.com

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SECURITY HARDWARE OPTIONS

SECURITY HARDWARE

A -Various Security Hardware options Every art + mirror specification instruction “that we see” instructs GEFA to use “three point locking hardware”. However, this instruction does not correctly anticipate all intended applications. Choose from the following choices based on your particular installation requirements.

B -Three Point / Four Point T-Lock Frame Security Hardware. If the width of your art or mirror is less than 36” - specify three point t-lock frame security hardware. If the width of your art or mirror is greater than 36”– specify Four point locking hardware.

C -Specify - Vendor to apply locking hardware in the same location on each picture. Vendor to provide installation wrench and all additional components in a separate carton/container to be identified on the bill of lading as a separate line item.

D -French Cleat – Z-Bar If the size of your artwork is over 40” wide, or the weight is over 75 lbs. -Specify: French
Cleat / Z-Bar at the top (75% of the width) Specify: Two security hardware brackets at the bottom of the frame.

E - Installation Brackets + associated security hardware items seem to get lost after receipt...so a separate line item on the Bill of Lading helps ensure the accountability of the receiving warehouse. If however, more security hardware items are