TO THE COLLECTORS OF THESE AND
FUTURE ORIGINAL WORKS
You can proudly look forward to an appreciation in value of your piece(s). We ask you all, as stated in your original sales agreement, handle and care for your pieces respectfully for posterity sake. We suggest - "Think like a Museum Conservator!" When in doubt about something (i.e. cleaning, conservation, re-framing, reselling, auctioning, donating or willing to an executor, etc.) contact the Artist, as her wish is to maintain a relationship with all past works as well as her cherished collectors!
Advice for big issues may require time, research or other consultation services (within and/or outside of her company) to include collaborative professional help. Please do not put off a phone call or a visit with the Artist due to the avoidance of possible costs involved - especially with major damage issues which need immediate addressing. This will not only be more costly and disappointing as time passes, but it is morally and legally unethical. As Collectors, one is legally responsible for the maintenance and care of their piece(s). It is important to understand that the Artist is protected under the full extent of the Laws of the State of Texas and National Laws passed for The Rights of The Artist - in regard to the neglect, intentional misuse, alteration and/or intentional or non-intentional destruction of a work of art. You (the collector) are the painting's proud and rightful owner, while the Artist remains the sole owner of all moral and reproduction rights.
We wish instead, to motivate you as collectors to take care/pride in your collections by periodically inspecting your pieces especially if you live in areas of extreme heat, humidity or cold conditions. For total and complete care, it is wise to know/understand external conditions/elements which may affect the work. Take for instance grease molecules from your kitchen (the heart of a home), which have an extraordinary way of navigating toward and collecting upon your precious items. To prove this we suggest that you inspect that (seldom used) top-shelf China or Chrystal stem-ware in or near the kitchen. We are sure you will amaze at how cloudy, grimy and even sticky these items have become in less than the year that you last washed and stored them! The same will effect your artwork. Finally we wish to advise all owners to always keep your paintings in climate controlled conditions. For those who travel often, keep your Ac's/Heaters programmed accordingly...because when the owners are away, the elements are always at play. For reassurance, always INSURE TO BE SURE! For a full account of artwork-care and owner safety tips, call the Artist for a full comprehensive scheduled consultation.
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Celina is always ready to help you with the best intentions, advice and professional help. Once dubbed, among other colorful comparisons (i.e. The Border Lautrec), "The Seurat of South Texas" for her intentional multi-layering of paint. Like Georges Seurat her process is very methodical and time consuming, thus her pieces are few in number. She has worked hard on her end to produce works of art worthy of the attention of art world critics and other entities. Moving forward this will benefit both collectors and herself, and in years to come certainly for each parties heirs.
We ask on her behalf, to work on your ends toward the conscientious and proper maintenance practices for the conservation and integrity of the works.
A Retrospective is not far off on the horizon. The Artist, Curator, Collectors (and countless others involved) will want to present pristine catalog quality works to the public for a success to serve all parties. If your piece is selected for such an event, we want to give you a fair warning now. Over the 30 years that constitutes Celina's professional career, she has rarely borrowed artwork for shows (as was/is her moral and periodic right and privilege). Due to the low number of extant pieces available at any given time over the years, she has never had a body of work in stock to mount a solo show, as all would sell. Not only will an exhibition of this caliber serve as her Retrospective, but will concurrently serve as her first professional Solo Exhibition. It will be an exciting and an historic milestone in her painting career. When the time is right a curator is sure to be making calls in the future!
For the many years of support, CELINA HINOJOSA FINE ART & THE SAN FERNANDO STUDIO (est. 1989), wish to thank each and everyone of you for your endless support throughout the years!
Thank you for your visit - enjoy!