Affairs of the Arts-Jupey Gale

Affairs of the Arts-Jupey Gale Art Installation, Picture Framing, Illustration, Architectural Renderings, Pet Portraits, Fine Art, Consulting, Expert in Presentation and preservation
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As a degreed illustrator Jupey T. Gale‘s subjects are as diverse as her many styles and mediums. Her art exhibits a diverse and transient study of the duality of the world, as we know it. True to this duality you’ll find both a recognized Fine Artist (art from the heart) and also a successful Freelance Artist (art for hire). As a fine artist she has produced a variety of works portraying everything from sardonic political commentary to fantastical figuratives and dreamy landscapes. As a Freelance Artist projects ranged from architectural renderings, pet portraits, large-scale theatrical installations, custom automotive detailing, custom furniture refinishing and more. Her success is in working with her clients to create custom made art to suit their specific wants and needs. She completed her foundation studies in Visual Communications at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with emphasis on Illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Jupey has been a successful Freelance and Fine Artist for over 20 years, Her work can be found in many prestigious corporate and residential collections to include; Procter & Gamble, Japan,Chiquita Center, Jergens Co., and was hired by Procter & Gamble to create a special gift to their Corporate Exchange Intern from Japan P&G. 1995. Currently, Jupey continues to grow as both Fine Artist and Freelance Artist establishing herself in the DC Metro Area.

As a degreed illustrator Jupey T. Gale‘s subjects are as diverse as her many styles and mediums. Her art exhibits a diverse and transient study of the duality of the world, as we know it. True to this duality you’ll find both a recognized Fine Artist (art from the heart) and also a successful Freelance Artist (art for hire). As a fine artist she has produced a variety of works portraying everything from sardonic political commentary to fantastical figuratives and dreamy landscapes. As a Freelance Artist projects ranged from architectural renderings, pet portraits, large-scale theatrical installations, custom automotive detailing, custom furniture refinishing and more. Her success is in working with her clients to create custom made art to suit their specific wants and needs. She completed her foundation studies in Visual Communications at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with emphasis on Illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Jupey has been a successful Freelance and Fine Artist for over 20 years, Her work can be found in many prestigious corporate and residential collections to include; Procter & Gamble, Japan,Chiquita Center, Jergens Co., and was hired by Procter & Gamble to create a special gift to their Corporate Exchange Intern from Japan P&G. 1995. Currently, Jupey continues to grow as both Fine Artist and Freelance Artist establishing herself in the DC Metro Area.

Mission: My mission is to help others translate what they picture in their heads into a tangible and attainable end product.

Operating as usual

Just delivered these concept drawings to client down in Richmond. Can’t wait to breK ground. PS: he loved them and wife ...
09/16/2020

Just delivered these concept drawings to client down in Richmond. Can’t wait to breK ground.

PS: he loved them and wife wants more- just because lol

Ok I may have overdone rhe mat a little.  Modern twist on #frenchmat #loganhicks
08/15/2020

Ok I may have overdone rhe mat a little. Modern twist on #frenchmat #loganhicks

Now this is the best tip I’ve received from a customer and fellow artist in a long time. ORIGINAL ART ❤️ Thank you Julie...
08/01/2020

Now this is the best tip I’ve received from a customer and fellow artist in a long time. ORIGINAL ART ❤️ Thank you Julie Miller !! I can’t stop staring at it, it’s so beautiful and I can’t wait to frame it!

With a 12" frame of real cockle shells, quartz, rose quartz, amethyst crystals and misc other shells and corals I would ...
07/29/2020

With a 12" frame of real cockle shells, quartz, rose quartz, amethyst crystals and misc other shells and corals I would say this heaviest freaking mirror ever!!! Stay tuned for details on where to see this beauty in person. And YES, I hung it.

This small commissioned portrait i finished today was extra special.  A birthday present for the subject and a dear-to-m...
07/09/2020

This small commissioned portrait i finished today was extra special. A birthday present for the subject and a dear-to-my-heart theme. I enjoyed every painted moment of it.

07/02/2020

I lost a large mural sale today because even though the client saw my portfolio, and loves my work he wants me to do all the sketches for his project BEFORE he decides to hire me. Its for an Italian deli. So i tried to explain that it would be the same as me asking him to whip up an entire custom menu for me to sample before i decided which menu item to purchase and eat.

His response: “I’m confident enough in my craft to provide that. It’s really not asking a lot”

My response: Sorry dude, I’m confident enough in my craft that I dont work for free. And it IS a lot to ask since conceptualization, composition and design is the hard part, transferring to the wall is easy.

Frustrating

Finish this beauty today. Hand drawn, hand calligraphy, using 2 x 3“ lo-res JPEG as reference (and a little help from th...
07/01/2020

Finish this beauty today. Hand drawn, hand calligraphy, using 2 x 3“ lo-res JPEG as reference (and a little help from the Herndon historical society) #herndon , #inkdrawing

And then there’s that one client who collects EVERYTHING including cars and huge-ass car signs for his TEN car garage. H...
06/20/2020

And then there’s that one client who collects EVERYTHING including cars and huge-ass car signs for his TEN car garage. Hung 2 of these #Chevy signs today. Made a frame out of 1x4 poplar. The back had a perfect ridge to act as a cleat.
What’s the weirdest collections you’ve framed or hung?

Edited: Can anyone identify this moulding?
06/16/2020

Edited: Can anyone identify this moulding?

Don’tvyou just love it when your day is  productive.  I got my studio rearranged to accommodate new dmt press and got my...
06/16/2020

Don’tvyou just love it when your day is productive. I got my studio rearranged to accommodate new dmt press and got my new larger framing bench partially built.

The icing on the cake was when my 7 year old girl asked to help.

Hello again old friend.  Went on a girls weekend to Asheville, NC and found this hanging on my friends wall.  This preda...
06/16/2020

Hello again old friend. Went on a girls weekend to Asheville, NC and found this hanging on my friends wall. This predates the Paul Brown Stadium as well as the ball park renovation. Circa 198-something. I totally forgot I had painted this.

Melting Pot Stew: A recipe for Racism in AmericaThis is a piece I did back in the '90's.  I've posted it before and orig...
06/04/2020

Melting Pot Stew: A recipe for Racism in America

This is a piece I did back in the '90's. I've posted it before and originally got some pretty negative feedback on it. That it was an 'unnecessary call to arms' and surprisingly some even thought it to be PRO KKK much to my dismay. but today, I feel exactly the same. My opinion has become steadfast and I believe the same message still rings as true today. Racism of any kind is unacceptable. Period. Especially today.

Growing up in Cincinnati, OH it was tradition that the center of the city, Fountain Square was transformed every Christmas into a giant Christmas tree with a big ice skating rink around it. All the shops would do elaborate Christmas window displays and the telephone company would set up a HUGE train display. Similar to Rockefeller Center, It was an 'event', a tradition, a family moment. To go downtown, do your christmas shopping and enjoy all the glitter of the holidays. Ah those were the days.

Until the 90's.

Until the 90's when the KKK petitioned the city to include a giant white cross be placed alongside the tree. Claiming the right by equality of 'religion'. if we allow a Tree, and maybe a menorah, then why not a cross too. It was a huge scandal. And as conservative as Cincinnati is, we weren't having it.

Ultimately, the decision was made to not allow ANY religious symbols AT ALL on the square. It was a sad day for everyone. Mostly though it exemplified the quiet subculture of racism festering within our city. And in AMERICA? The land of immigrants, the land of hopes and dreams.? The land of the free and the brave? Sadly that culture is no longer quiet.

In response to this event I created this piece titled Melting Pot Stew: A recipe for racists in America. The intent was set it up like an illuminated manuscript. It was the first in a series of political illustrations that i've never officially titled.

Since my calligraphy was not as refined then, as it is today, here's the text that goes with it:

Knot the flag boys Lure 'em in!
Grab hood and sheet and let's begin.
Heat the cauldron with books aflame,
hate and ignorance, That's our game.

A Dash of Violence, heck use a LOT!
The Press'll stir our Melting Pot.
Washington supplies the spoons,
and beats on King's with L. A. Goons

Pick and cleanse ripe DNA
then make a ve'table puree
Stuff with wives inside the home,
shred their rights, raise kids as clones.

Add to schools that teach 'em nil,
learn our youth to maim & kill.
Distill until the pot is pure.
Pass it off as Soup du Jour

Our God he died on yonder cross
His soul to save, tho our got lost
Killing others in his name...

Never mind our bloods the same.

Sorry the text image is not a great photo. At some point, i removed it from the painted portion.

06/04/2020

WOOT WOOT! SBA Disaster relief loan approved!

Painting of a painting, painting a painter who is painting around the painting.
06/02/2020

Painting of a painting, painting a painter who is painting around the painting.

Did you know that I not only specialize in traditional arts but also dabble in digital as well.  Here's a sample of a ph...
05/27/2020

Did you know that I not only specialize in traditional arts but also dabble in digital as well. Here's a sample of a photo restoration I did awhile back

When that ONE photo is the ONLY one you have.....

I am Small Business
05/27/2020

I am Small Business

#TWD Signed memorabilia framed.  A custom twist on the old Colosseum line
05/20/2020

#TWD Signed memorabilia framed. A custom twist on the old Colosseum line

Persian Silk mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, so pretty right? It felt even softer than it looks.
05/17/2020

Persian Silk mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, so pretty right? It felt even softer than it looks.

NEAT
04/06/2020

NEAT

by SCULPT the WORLD

2ppl 8 hours straight. One complete hardware failure, but 2 happy customers.  This one was the easiest wall in the house...
03/09/2020

2ppl 8 hours straight. One complete hardware failure, but 2 happy customers. This one was the easiest wall in the house. I’m beat

BEFORE AND AFTER:  Restored painting and frame.
02/07/2020

BEFORE AND AFTER: Restored painting and frame.

AFTER:  AAAAnnnnnndddd like a big dork I didnt put the final pic in, it was an in progress one.  Here is the final...aga...
02/05/2020

AFTER: AAAAnnnnnndddd like a big dork I didnt put the final pic in, it was an in progress one.

Here is the final...again...really the final this time lol TADAAAAA

BEFORE:  This is a recent commission.  The owner of the painting had it done by another artist 30-40 years ago. ORiginal...
02/05/2020

BEFORE: This is a recent commission. The owner of the painting had it done by another artist 30-40 years ago. ORiginally it was large, approx. 48 x 60" and contained all 4 of her grand children. The artist captured this young man's personality perfectly but according to her, the other 3 looked kind of 'Frankenstein-ish". My job was to unstretch the canvas and cut out this young man and paint out his frankenstein sister. But if you look closely, he has no feet. And if his hand is there, and his shoulder is there, and the armchair is there, his elbow is at a very un natural angle. So I had to remove her and paint him in. Are we ready for the AFTER shots??? This one is for you Diana Deming

Everything Gardening
01/20/2020

Everything Gardening

Just FULL of information
01/17/2020
Framing Needlework With Glass? - The Great Frame Up

Just FULL of information

When our customers bring us their cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel or other needlework, one question often comes up: Should needlework be framed with glass? While conventional wisdom used to say no or “it depends,” new information from conservators and expert framers leads us to always recommen...

A couple of commissioned pieces.  What’s on your table?
01/12/2020

A couple of commissioned pieces. What’s on your table?

This is the back side of an all marble fireplace, the art had to hang from the ceiling which is cedar slats. I used an A...
01/03/2020

This is the back side of an all marble fireplace,
the art had to hang from the ceiling which is cedar slats. I used an Arakawa hanging system.

Affairs of the Arts-Jupey Gale's cover photo
12/31/2019

Affairs of the Arts-Jupey Gale's cover photo

When your customer has more art than walls and says "make it fit"  lol.
12/31/2019

When your customer has more art than walls and says "make it fit" lol.

Affairs of the Arts-Jupey Gale
12/31/2019

Affairs of the Arts-Jupey Gale

After all the Christmas rushes were out the door, i had a rare few hours to myself today and used the time to finish up ...
12/30/2019

After all the Christmas rushes were out the door, i had a rare few hours to myself today and used the time to finish up my Salvador Dali that I’d bought for myself for my birthday last year (nov 2018) Double 8 ply rag mats and backing, a few french lines and hand made Italian marbled paper panel. Paired with this totally awesome hand me down finished corner frame Im in love with the end result.

Heavy Plexi Boxes
11/15/2019

Heavy Plexi Boxes

This was the biggest job i've ever done.  Ironically it was only 2 pieces of art and some lights.  ceiling height is 20 ...
10/22/2019

This was the biggest job i've ever done. Ironically it was only 2 pieces of art and some lights. ceiling height is 20 some odd feet. I had to rehang the 2 pieces over the fireplaces that someone else hung off centered and crooked and focus the lights on the art. while up there my customer had several lights that were out and we thought we'd just change them all in one fair swoop. A hydraulic or electric lift was the plan. BUT customer has marble tile floors and the lifts are too heavy and would destroy the tile. So we used a 3 tiered scaffold. I could live my life without ever doing this again. I lost sleep over it admittedly. But now that i know i'm superwoman, the sky's the limit.

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I am looking for an artist who made a wallet that I bought a few years back in the coyote cafe shops. The label on it says cherry bug? Does that ring a bell to you? If so email me at [email protected]. Thanks Marcia
hi Jupey..checking out your page! :-)
Such an amazing Valentines gift!!!!
To give some perspective: The picture on the right is a full sized Kimono so it's about 4.5 feet tall. Stairwells are always interesting to hang art in.
With all the goings on about the globe i thought it might be a good time to repost this old piece. Historically, growing up in Cincinnati, OH every Christmas it was 'the thing to do' to go downtown and see all of the christmas decorations. the tyler davidson fountain on fountain square was always transformed into a HUGE christmas tree and all the stores had special displays in their windows. It was a magical winter wonderland every year. That is, Until the day came where the KKK decided that it was their 'religious right' to add a white cross to the square. :( At which point the town was at an impasse for freedom of religion and decided that moving forward no decorations would be added since they couldnt disallow one 'religion' but allow another. It ruined many a christmas tradition. The piece is called Melting Pot Stew: a recipe for ignorance and hatred, and the poem that accompanies this piece reads as follows: Knot the flag boys, lure 'em in. Grab hood and sheet and lets begin. Heat the cauldron with books aflame. Hate and ignorance ...that's our game A dash of violence, HeCK use a lot, the press'll stir our melting pot Washington supplies the spoons and beats on Kings with L.A. goons Stuff with wives inside the home Shred their rights raise kids as clones add to schools which team em nil learn our youth to maim and kill distill until the pot is pure pass it off as soup du jour killing others in HIS name nevermind our bloods the same
This is a lifetime of travels collection of masks. I hung them high up in their stairwell.
ARTISTS BEWARE: This guy originally contacted me via Thumbtack in January. He posted a job. I and several other professionals bid on it at a rate of about $6 per bid. He contacted me with the information on the picture. Insisted to only correspond via email, wanted a 2 week turnaround on a 30 x 40" painting on canvas and offered $1000 extra to cover courier. today, 2 months later, he contacted me directly via text (from my facebook business page) and asked me to email him. when i responded he sent me the SAME exact email with the same exact pictrue. Ironically the urgent need of the anniversary the first week in February is now is urgent again for a new anniversary. so he's either polygamous or scamming. i'd say scamming. emails sources are not identifiable. anyone can make any email LOOK like it's coming from somewhere it's not. these guys are wasting time and money and effort of our fellow artists. Hopefully none of you fall for this.
ARTISTS BEWARE OF SCAMS: This guy posted a job on Thumbtack, which professionals pay good money to bid on. My first contact with him was from there. I paid approximately $6 to bid on this job. He contacted me and sent this message. then proceeded to request it in an unusually short time frame for a 30x40" canvas. then offered to send $1000 extra to cover delivery and pick up by a car service. He sent me a message today (two months later) by text asking me to email him. He got my number from my FB business page. when i contacted him he sent me the SAME exact message as last time. So the urgent need for the anniversary in March is still an urgent need apparently. i've noticed that they'll send generic pics they want copied, always in a hurry, and always offer extra because of x, y or z. the money orders only come back as fraudulent after you've already done the work and delivered the art. no , i did not fall for this. but i'm sure others have. otherwise they wouldnt keep doing it.
Hey Folks: I don't have a website yet. still working on it. :) some have asked. Hopefully by the end of this year.