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Welcome! You’ve discovered the Greenwich Workshop because you’re looking for art that reflects your passions and inspirations; art that makes a statement about how you view the world, represents your vision of beauty and grace; art that talks to you and with you; art that says your interests are far more fascinating and in depth than merely matching the color of your couch.
"One Light" (detail) by James C. Christensen The Best of the Best
You can collect the art of the most sought after and valued painters today, the leaders in their field. Just imagine being able to enjoy the radiance of this award-winning, museum collection artwork in your home and doing so for a fraction of the cost of an original painting. When you purchase a Fine Art Edition of a Greenwich Workshop Artist, you will possess the best of the best.
"Tsunami" (detail) by Bonnie Marris Fine Art of Superior Quality
A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition is simply the highest-grade paper or canvas art reproduction you can buy, a work of art unto itself. The only thing you could acquire that is finer would be the original. Your assurance of this superior fine art product is our forty-year art publishing legacy built on a commitment to excellence, detail, fidelity and archival engineering. 
"My Girasoli" (detail) by June Carey From the Artist's Hand
Your Fine Art Edition is a true copy of the artist’s original. The artist and our artisans work hand-in-hand throughout the entire production process. Each edition is made in strictly limited quantities, ensuring you are one of the select few to own one. Each is inspected by the artist and signed, inspected again by The Greenwich Workshop then numbered, certifying your art’s quality and individual identity.

"Young Scout" (detail) by Z.S. Liang Renowned Commitment
You will discover that art builds relationships. Your Fine Art Edition can only be acquired through a select network of committed professionals qualified to be Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealers. The most enjoyable and successful art collecting experiences begin with this relationship and our site can help you find your Preferred Dealer to assist you with your purchase.

 


Morgan Weistling’s original painting Serenity sold for $40,000 during The Autry National Center's Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale in Los Angeles. “There are paintings that we, as artists, carry in our heads for years before they materialize,” says Morgan Weistling.“Serenity is one of them.”An artist not only visualizes a painting through its final stroke, but the entire presentation of the work to its completed state of being framed and hung on the wall.

Serenity was created as a MasterWork™ Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition Canvas. Weistling spent months painting the original work of art. It took us nearly as long to produce it. We went through six rounds of color proofing before Morgan and Greenwich were ready to begin the actual printing this MasterWork™ canvas (most publishers would consider this excessive). The creation of a Fine Art Edition starts once the artist puts the final touches on a painting and only ends with the presentation to you, the collector, of a custom framed work of art by your Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealer.



Do I know enough about art to make this purchase?
What is the difference between a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition and a poster?
What is the Secondary Market?   
What is an Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealer?
How do I purchase Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions?
How do I know if an edition is Available or Sold Out at Publisher?
Why is framing sold separately?
Who decides what art becomes a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition?
What does the © on a Greenwich Workshop Edition print or canvas mean?
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Definitions
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition Techniques

 

Do I know enough about art to make this purchase?  
You certainly do. What is most important is that you like what you see. That the art means something to you. For four decades The Greenwich Workshop has focused on gathering a Who’s Who of the most award-winning, sought-after and influential artists painting today. They are recognized as the most important painters in their genres. The Greenwich Workshop tradition of quality and integrity begins with our Family of Artists. If you know what you like, what interests you, then you know quite a bit about the art that is right for you.

What is the difference between a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition and a poster?  
Posters are generally mass produced with commercial inks and papers and can be purchased anywhere for a range of prices. Keeping the cost of manufacturing them low to sell them cheaply drives all decisions. Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions can take months to produce, as replicating the feel of the original art drives our artisans. We use fade-resistant inks on acid-free fine art stock and archival canvas. The artist collaborates in the process and his or her signature marks his or her approval of the image. Our fine art editions are rare and are sold only through a select network of committed professionals.

What is the Secondary Market?  
As it is with original art, certain Fine Art Editions can develop a demand for them that is greater than what is available. The Secondary Market is a free market phenomenon based on supply and demand for individual images or artists, driven by individual buyers and sellers seeking artwork that can no longer be fulfilled from the publisher. No publisher or gallery controls or drives it. The fact that there is a secondary market for Fine Art Editions is a wonderful potential benefit of owning one, but should never drive your selection. Purchase art that speaks to you and enjoy it.

What is an Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealer?
Your Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealer, or Preferred Dealer, is your own personal art consultant and skilled gallery and framing professional. Fine art is an investment, meant to be framed and protected with care. Your Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealer is there for you every step of the way, offering professional advice for your unique art preferences. Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions are available exclusively through the Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealer Network

How do I purchase Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions?
We at the Greenwich Workshop firmly believe that the most enjoyable and successful art collecting experiences begin with a relationship with an Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealer. Though we do not sell directly to collectors, this site can help you to contact your Preferred Dealer and make your purchase.

  1. Find the Fine Art Edition you wish to purchase, locating it through either the Artist’s Studio or Fine Art Category. You can also search for a given work of art or artist.
  2. Click on the thumbnail of your chosen work to bring up the Detail Page
  3. On the Detail Page, click Order or Ask About Availability.
  4. If you have registered with us and have already selected a Preferred Dealer, a form indicating your interest in a Fine Art Edition will appear. If the information in the form is correct, click submit.
  5. If you have not registered with us and do not have a Preferred Dealer, you can register and select your own, or your request will be delivered to us and we will assign a Preferred Dealer for you.  

The Greenwich Workshop will ensure that your Preferred Dealer responds in a timely manner.

How do I know if an edition is Available or Sold Out at Publisher?

On the Detail Page for each image you will see the status of that edition at the Publisher. It will be indicated as either:
Available: The Greenwich Workshop still has the ability to fulfill the edition to your Preferred Dealer
Low Inventory: This Fine Art Edition is approaching Sold Out at the Publisher status, but The Greenwich Workshop still has the ability to fulfill the edition to your Preferred Dealer or Sold Out.
Sold Out: This indicates that the Greenwich Workshop no longer has the edition in stock, but your Preferred Dealer can still to assist you in locating one. If you are interested in a Sold Out edition, don’t let that stop you from inquiring with your Preferred Dealer about its availability.

Why is framing sold separately?
We believe that your choice in framing is most likely as unique as your choice in art. Fine art should be presented in framing designed for that individual piece and your home. By working with your Authorized Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Dealer, you’ll be able to arrive at a final presentation that truly reflects your home.

Who decides what art becomes a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition?  
The artist, publisher and Authorized Dealer Network work together to make these decisions. Fine art reproduction is an expensive process and many factors are weighed carefully before the decision is made to create a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition from an original work.

What does the © on a Greenwich Workshop Edition print or canvas mean?  
That symbol represents the copyright filed with the United States government, which provides protection from unauthorized reproduction of the artwork. It signifies the publisher’s exclusive right to reproduce a given piece of art in print or canvas.


Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Definitions

MasterWork™
A large format Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition where either the width or height exceeds 40 inches.

MuseumEdition™
An extra-large format Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition where either the width or height exceeds 60 inches.  

SmallWorks™  
A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition with an image area of 144 square inches or less.

Anniversary Edition™

A series of releases that commemorates our anniversary by bringing favorite paper-only releases to the canvas format. Each edition has a preset order period. They are numbered 1/year of production in roman numerals, i.e. 1/MMVIII.

Shipping Date
A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition appearing for the first time in Catalogue is noted by its scheduled shipping date.

Signed by the Artist and Numbered (or S/N)  
Each Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition is signed by the artist, certifying their inspection and approval, then numbered.

Edition Size  
The edition size is the number of reproductions in any given print or canvas release. There are two numbers on a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition—for example, 157/250. The number on the bottom (250) refers to the total number of reproductions in the edition. The number above (157) is the number of the individual print.

Dimensions
Dimensions are marked in inches, listed width by height (w" x h") and refer only to the image area on a print or canvas.

Stretched / Unstretched (Canvas)  

Most canvases are delivered to your Authorized Greenwich Workshop Dealer already stretched. Canvases that exceed 36" are delivered to your Dealer unstretched and rolled in a tube.

Gallery Wrap  
Stretched canvas with a clean, staple-free edge which can be displayed with or without a picture frame.
 
Claybord™  
A museum quality, acid-free panel coated with a smooth absorbent comparable to the clay gesso grounds used during the Renaissance.

Low Inventory  
A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Limited Edi­tion that is nearly Sold Out at Publisher.

Sold Out at Publisher  
No inventory of that particular edition remains at The Greenwich Workshop. Be sure to check with your Authorized Dealer as they may have one in stock or may be able to locate it on the secondary market.

Artist Proofs (or APs)  
An exclusive subset of any given release traditionally reserved for use by the artist and publisher. Collectors give greater value to APs, as they are often difficult to obtain. These are signed and numbered separately from the edition. The letters “AP” can be found written beside the numbers, for example, AP 1/20.

Remarque  
A sketch or watercolor, usually handmade by the artist, which may accompany a special fine art edition.

Order Period  
A set period of time during which orders can be placed for a fine art edition.

Framing Not Included  
We believe that every fine art edition should be framed to each individual’s needs. The frames in the catalog are for display only unless otherwise specified

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Reproduction Techniques

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Paper
A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art print is a Edition replicated on archival quality paper using offset lithography or Giccée printing.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Canvas
A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art canvas is a Edition printed on archival quality canvas using glicée printing.

Giclée (pronounced zshee-clay)  
Giclée is a digital printing technology in which incredibly fine jets of ink literally “spray” the image onto paper or canvas. This process builds the fine art reproduction in infinitesimal increments as the paper or canvas passes beneath.

Offset Lithography (Print / Canvas)  

Offset lithography is a photomechanical or digital printing technique that transfers an image from metal or paper plates onto rubber rollers (called printing blankets), then onto the final paper or canvas. Greenwich Workshop inks and archival papers and canvases are specially made to our exact specifications, resulting in unmatched clarity and color fidelity to the original.

Textured Canvas  
This unique and complicated canvas technique replicates the look and feel of an original painting, right down to an artist’s brushstrokes. Oil-based inks are laid on a thin piece of oil-based material using the process of offset lithography. A textured mold is created from the original artwork, and heat and vacuum pressure bond this mold to the final canvas.

Original Stone Lithograph  
This is an age-old technique in which an image is drawn on a stone by the artist (in reverse!) and then pressed by hand, one color at a time, onto paper or canvas. Each lithograph is considered an original because the image is created during the process, thus no two are exactly the same.

Serigraphy  
The serigraph process (also known as silk-screening) is a time-honored hand printing technique, based on stenciling. Ink or paint is carefully brushed through a fine fabric screen, portions of which have been masked for impermeability. For each color, a different portion of the screen must be masked, and each color must be allowed to dry before the next is applied. The depth of color in the resulting fine art serigraph is almost luminous.

Hand-Tinting  
Hand-tinting predates the introduction of color lithography and enhances the concept of a lithograph as an original since an artist applies original brushwork.

Artist-Enhanced  
Some paper or canvas editions include brushstrokes done by hand by the artist. These additions enhance both the look and value of the work.

Porcelain or Bronze  
Each three-dimensional work of art first takes shape in sculptor’s clay and is brought to its final form in the finest materials available, including porcelain, bronze, pewter and even semiprecious stones. Quality and craftsmanship, guided under the watchful eye of the artist, are the hallmarks of the Greenwich Workshop collection of porcelain and bronze editions.