Tenaya Sims is a highly talented Seattle-based classically trained oil painter, teacher, and the founder of The Georgetown Atelier. http://georgetownatelier.com
Tenaya’s work, Semillas, won Best In Show in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. This piece was chosen out of over 3,000 submissions from 63 countries. To learn more about the ARC, follow this link: https://www.artrenewal.org
Tenaya's masterful painting also received a Purchase Prize, and is seen here as part of a traveling show at the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona, Spain.
Linden and Leaf is proud to build custom stretcher-bars and cherry float frames for Tenaya’s work, including Semillas. More recently, we fabricated knock-down float frames with special joinery hardware, and retrofitted fixed-corner stretcher bars with the same type of hardware. This process allowed the work to be shipped in a more compact fashion than would large, fixed-frame stretchers and frames. These pieces were then reassembled on-sight at a show in Philadelphia.
We also constructed a partitioned crate that could contain the frames, hardware, stretcher bars, and two rolled canvasses suspended within the crate via end-cap tubes (the canvasses, if rolled, benefit from not making contact with the sidewalls of the crate). At 118.5 inches in length, the crate fell within two inches of the freight limits of our shipping carrier.