Q+A with The Art Study
U Village: Why did you decide to open your own store?
Gail: Long inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, I began a career in Graphic Design. Some years later, I had the opportunity to own a frame shop in Seattle. I began promoting local artists from the neighborhood to complement the framing services and gifts that we carried. In 2010,
I moved my business to University Village, re-inventing it with a greater emphasis on promoting local artists and artisans. I continue to look for local artists at art fairs and festivals around the Pacific Northwest and our loyal clientele of six years (and running) are always excited to see new work they would otherwise never have been exposed to.
U Village: What is your favorite thing about being a small business owner?
Gail: I feel fortunate to make a living by encouraging artists and supporting other small businesses within mine. To know that what I do makes a difference, from promoting the arts to helping clients frame their personal treasures, makes owning my own business very fulfilling.