WOW. Almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule we’re all moved in and open for business at our new studio and gallery location. The new home of Michael ONeill Fine Art is located at 81 Larkfield Road, East Northport, NY 11731. Please make note of the new address. Our phone number remains unchanged at (631) 651-9498. A lot of you have been asking for pictures so here they are…a short photographic tour of the premises.
Many years ago this building housed the East Northport movie theater. A fantastic renovation transformed the old movie house into the art deco styled structure you see today.
When you enter the lobby you are immediately given a view into our gallery through a large expanse of glass.
The reception area is painted in a bold red color, is lit by custom low-voltage wall wash recessed lighting fixtures and features two large windows looking into our client consultation room.
Behind the double French doors the client consultation room has a gallery of wedding images along with some exquisitely framed portraits. There are custom cabinets to hold all of our sample wedding albums and a large flat screen television is installed on a built in pedestal for viewing our video productions. Just outside this room a few of our favorite fine art images are displayed.
A doorway from the client consultation area leads directly into our computer workstation room. It is here that we do all of our image enhancements, award-winning album designs and fine art pigment ink printing.
A long hallway runs the length of the premises and has been set up as a gallery for my fine art body of work.
The next room you come to is still a work in progress. For lack of a better name we’ll refer to this as our production room. In this room you’ll find a custom cabinet that holds all of our picture framing corner samples. We offer custom picture framing from complete lines of Decor and Larson Juhl moldings (along with mats from Nielsen-Bainbridge and Crescent).
Further down the hallway you arrive at our camera room which features state-of-the-art Norman lighting gear, Studio Dynamics backdrops, A Denny Mfg. motorized background lift, a large equipment safe and a pair of rollaway cabinets that stow all of our production accessories away out of view.
Finally, at the end of the hallway there is a large storage room (which is already pretty well packed with our outgoing orders, office supplies, promotional materials, etc.). A kitchenette, a private bathroom and a utility storage closet finishes off the space.
I’ve got to thank a lot of people who helped us get up and running at the new space. Thanks to my buddy Randy Miller (Telecommunications, Voice, Data and Fiber Specialist) for seeing that every room in the place got working telephone and internet/data jacks. Thanks to Tom Brennan for doing a great job converting two small offices into one nice sized camera room. Thanks to Keith Vaneski of K & C Electric for the amazing low voltage wall wash lights, track lighting, baffled flourescent fixtures, programmable dimmers and general rewiring as needed. Thanks to Erik and his amazing Craft Painting crew for coloring this place in less than a day! Thanks to Steven and Kevin for the truck and the muscle, making the move into the new crib totally painless. Special thanks to my amazing girlfriend, Vivian, for the countless errands, non-stop vacuuming and the seemingly endless number of picture frames cleaned. Your tireless efforts, sacrifices and support mean the world to me.
Stay tuned to Facebook and this blog for information on our upcoming grand opening reception. We look forward to having all of our friends, family, colleagues and clients over to celebrate our new home.