It's been a pleasure to serve you! We thank all our wonderful and loyal patrons who have entrusted your valuable memories and works of art to us. Patricia and I also want to send out a huge personal thank you and debt of gratitude to all those wonderful former and present Lighthouse staffers without whom we could not have survived even a day: Marge; Tammy; Megan; Sam; Jenni; Steffanie; Matt; Heather; Courtney; Brandon; Mini-Megan; Mac and John. You are and will always be in our hearts." For questions about the sale of art, finding our family of artists or art restoration and cleaning services please call me at 917-225-1231. Happy Trails To You, Until We Meet Again! -Barry Shapiro, Owner
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Celebrating after the successful auction of #WhatDoesYourYogaLookLike? canvases. Lighthouse proudly raised almost $400.00 and brought awareness to SafeSpace.
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Frazier Allport: mom's wedding photo
Natalie Loggins Designs: 72 Sea Urchins on white linen shadowbox
Richard Moldovan: 2 Day of the Dead prints and some beautiful etchings
Kathleen Martin: large Peruvian oil painting
Tacie Anderson: large oil painting from Brazil and an original charcoal of chimps
Steve Hoffman: a classic CBS Records poster
Craig Rappel: certificates and diplomas for his office
Page 2 Design: 2 enhanced sea coral prints
Katy Lynn Designs: custom mirror designs
J. Price Design: fan coral shadowbox
Sonam Shapiro: His dad's colection of posters and Asian art
The Arnold Family: 72 Sea Urchins on linen and a shell frame restoration.
Thanks to all of our loyal clients for bringing their personal, valuable and creative framing needs to us!
Barry Shapiro: A Life In Art, a retrospective
In our Gallery through the month of April. Paintings, prints, drawings and illustrations dating back to the early 1970's through today.
Lighthouse Art and Framing owner Barry Shapiro has spent his entire life immersed in art: from his youth in New York City, as a successful illustrator in his 20’s and through a career in film and television production. Moving to Vero Beach almost 12 years ago he took over Lighthouse and became involved in the movement to create an official Downtown Art District. Having studied painting and printmaking at Pratt Institute, he has dabbled in almost every medium but concentrated on painting, drawing and woodblock printing. Now for a final show before closing the 14th Avenue Gallery he is presenting a retrospective exhibit called “A Life In Art.”
The earliest work in the exhibit is a painting of “Lynn,” his college girlfriend done in 1971 at a time when he was just beginning to experiment with abstraction. One year later he was totally immersed in abstract thought as witnessed by “Calvary” a loose, messy painting that was part of a series and led to larger and larger canvases. His influences in those early years were Pollack, Frankenthaler, Motherwell and Still but at the same time he was making tight, graphic pictures of birds, fish and images inspired by Tibetan mandalas with the tutoring of James Grashow. These black and white prints came in handy after graduation when he moonlighted as an illustrator for books and magazines and the New York Times.
This show is nostalgic, deeply personal, and emotional moving for anyone close to Barry.
This will be the last gallery exhibit for Lighthouse Art and Framing at the 14th Ave location. Be sure to come by to say goodbye.
We will continue to deliver cleaning and restoration services to our customers. Call us for more information and a free estimate.
So many people are in need of a reliable and expert way to clean or repair works that have been damaged by age, exposure to the elements, nicotine, smoke, mold, or simply by having been mishandled or dropped. At Lighthouse, we have saved and repaired countless pieces of art.
Richard Currier, "One Red Apple" Oil on Canvas
Dave Farrow - Paintings and Prints
Carol Bennett - Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed media
Cindy Leon - Photography
Lisa Jill Allison - Acrylic Painting
Aric Attas - Photography
Rich Gombar - Oil Painting
Barry Shapiro - Acrylic Painting
Franklin Faust - Watercolor Painting
Jeanenne Honstein - Oil, Watercolor Painting
Mike Malone - Wood-turner
Sharon Sedlar - Stained Glass
Nikki Farrow - Jewelry
Richard Currier - Oil Paintings
Ger O'Sullivan - Acrylic Paintings
Gwen McNenney - Mixed Media
Patricia Hope Miles - Acrylic Painting
Helen Benda - Oil, Acrylic Painting
Virginia Best - Acrylic Painting
Ron Bielefield - Bird Photography
Stanley Goldberg - Photography
Ellen Fischer - Painting
Greg Ingerson - Painting and Mixed Media
Nancy Spielman - Paintings
Charlotte Dickinson - Painting
Ron Van Sweringen- Oil, Acrylic
Kristofer Dan-Bergman - Photography
Tony Kopp - Painting
Tammy Torres - Drawing
Patricia has always been surrounded by art and fashion. Her early career began as a Wilhelmania model where she had the opportunity to tour the world's great cultural centers. Moving from in front of the camera, to behind the scenes, she became one of New York's top celebrity fashion stylists for TV and film. Patricia has worked with Fortune 500 movers and shakers, movie stars, and celebrities from the world of sports. She has been an adjunct professor at New York's Fashion Insititue, and was a celebrity stylist for TV's "Inside Edition". With a stong background in production, she has also worked as a personal style consultant and set designer for several photographers.
Art, music and culture are her passions. Though never a trained painter, she loved to dabble in what she calls "art therapy" and takes a brush to canvas whenever possible. At Lighthouse the thing she loves most is helping customers select a beautiful frame for their home.
What many people don't realize is that they are really selecting a piece of furniture, just as they would a sofa or table, and that the decision is just as important beacuse the piece can the the entire focus of their room.
Barry Shapiro’s entire career has centered on art and media. His first job, while still in high school was working for an art and frame shop in Livingston, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in painting and drawing and a minor in printmaking. After school he worked as an art restorer, an illustrator and designer before eventually segueing to a career in film and television. As a writer/director he created television commercials, corporate films, public service announcements as well as print advertising. After 9-11 he left New York with his wife Patricia and settled in Vero Beach, returned to painting and bought Lighthouse Art and Framing in 2010.
In addition to framing art he serves on the President’s Committee for New York City Relief for the Homeless, is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, sits on the board of the Business Improvement District of Vero Beach, the marketing committee of S.A.F.E.R.
Southwest PPFA Board Member