Hello friends and Happy Spring!
Apologies for the long silence, but we’ve been hard at work getting ready for a great 2022 season at the gallery!
Although Drew will be headed to Southern Africa on a family trip, Carl and Ginny plan to have the store open for Memorial Day Weekend. The gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10-5, and Monday (Memorial Day) from 10-3. If you’re in Frankfort please stop by and say hi and see some of Carl’s amazing new paintings and photographs.
Please note: While masks are not required, they are strongly recommended for all visitors to Focus Gallery. Given the recent spike in Covid cases lets all do our part to slow the spread!
In what is unlikely to be surprising news, we will be raising our prices at Focus this summer to account for the across-the-board increases in everything we buy to make our art. Memorial Day Weekend will be the last day we operate under 2021 pricing, so if you’ve been looking to make a purchase this might be a good time to pull the trigger! We are finalizing a new price list this week based on new numbers from all of our suppliers – many of our prices will be going up 10-15% to account for these new realities. The new pricing will be active this week on the website, so be sure to place your orders in person with Carl and Ginny when the gallery is open this weekend to take advantage of 2021 pricing.
In one bit of good news, our new 2022 online pricing will include free shipping for all purchases. However, the general reality is that everything we are buying and all shipping costs a lot more this year than last year, and we have had to make this change to attempt to keep up with rising prices on our supplies.
Final schedules for the rest of spring and summer will be posted when we have them pinned down. We expect to be up and running regularly by the third week of June or so, but we’ll keep you posted. Please note that all orders placed in the coming few weeks will take a little longer than normal to produce since Drew will be away from the office. All orders will be produced upon his return from Africa in mid-June.
We look forward to a great 2022 season and sharing some amazing new work with all of you (including an exhibit of new wildlife images from Africa!). Be safe and well!
Drew, Carl and Ginny