tis the holiday season of mary’s & artstrong art wrapping….. but wait there’s more

this trip we are all involved with called life is pretty amazing, damn mind blowing if one tries to figure it out and i don’t have much mind left to blow away so i just try go along with it, believe me when i say it’s not an easy task at times as i do want to meddle with it.

reading this press release the other day from friends of ours, mary and emmanuel and letting it gestate for a few days it occurred to me how much my wife mary has changed my life for better than it was before meeting her. here is another couple who seem together more than they were as separates.  a charming couple whom we met through mary’s photography journey, she met emamnuel through a photo shoot, at about the same time she and i were developing our relationship they were developing theirs.

so in a way we both developed together, as couples separately. we always enjoy getting together, mostly now it’s been at their art opening at The Emmauel Fremin Gallery, they are a busy couple traveling here mostly following the fine art market while we travel to different  points of interest. Hawaii is ou next destination which we are planning now. very exciting thinking of whales jumping out of the ocean or walking on volcanos, heart be still.

mary and emmanuel  have come up with an unique solution from transporting art from across town to across the world. well  i am not really sure who came up with the idea but it’s sure neat. saves me a lot of hassle wrapping pics in bubble wrap, which i have way too much of.


ArtStrong Inc. launches ArtStrong bags to satisfy needs of art enthusiasts for more efficient, cost saving, and eco-friendly way to transport and store artwork at Red Dot Miami Art Fair.

Frustrated by the arduous, repetitive task of wrapping and unwrapping each work of art in bubble wrap, ArtStrong Inc. has created the efficient, eco-conscious ArtStrong bag. This revolutionary bag satisfies the art industry’s needs for the ultimate packaging and storage solution while saving time and money, benefitting the environment and looking chic.

A classic example of where necessity is the mother of all inventions, ArtStrong bags blend the best practices of the art, building insulation and shipping industries. Providing 5x the protection of other bags, ArtStrong bags are made with 2 layers of polyethylene bubbles, shock-absorbing foam, brushed neo-technological fabric and all surrounded by a metallized film. The edges are bound in their signature orange twill tape creating the most durable bags in the marketplace.

Using the bags is as easy as 1-2-3. Open – Insert – Close. 

“As gallery owners and frequent exhibitors of numerous art fairs around the world, we would dread the process of packing and unpacking for a show. Countless hours and rolls upon rolls of bubble wrap and tape would be used only to be thrown away as soon as the artwork was delivered. The amount of waste was abominable,” Mary Nguyen, Co-Owner of ArtStrong Inc., explained. “After a very long R&D process, we are confident that our bags will not only live up to the expectations and needs of the gallery owners, artists, and collectors alike, but will save you tremendous time and money.
Protect what’s precious!”

“It’s the bag you never knew you always needed and the uses reach far beyond the art industry,” Nguyen said.

The main features are:

  •  Over 1 ½” of layered cushioned padding providing 5x the   
  • protection of other bags.
  •  Reinforced with sewn on binding.
  •  Reusable and resealable with industrial strength velcro.
  •  Resistant to extreme temperature, mold, and mildew.
  •  Reflective, eye-catching aesthetic.


Available in 15 standard sizes from 18” x 20” to 65” x 70”, the prices range from $30 to $150 retail. Customized sizes are also available for larger pieces of art.

so strong you can even ship dogs in them but who’d want to do that?

ArtStrong bags will launch at the Red Dot Miami Art Fair on November 29th, 2011 and is sponsoring the opening reception of Art Now Fair at the Catalina Hotel on Thursday, December 1 to benefit the Diakonos International Orphanage. The bags will be sold at their showroom/retail store on 547 West 27th Street, in the heart of New York’s Chelsea Art District as well as online at http://www.artstrongbags.com. Orders delivered within Manhattan get free shipping and the bags are available to ship worldwide. For
more information, please visit http://www.artstrongbags.com.

     About ArtStrong Inc.:
ArtStrong Inc. was created by Mary Nguyen,    Co-President and creative director and  Emmanuel Fremin, Co-President and director of the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery. Based in New York, ArtStrong is committed to preserving natural resources for future generations and supporting the economy with all production done in the US. ArtStrong also partners with Diakonos International (www.diakonosintl.org), a charitable organization that serves and brings hope to the orphans and homeless children of Haiti, and Girls Educational & Mentoring Service (GEMS) (www.gems-girls.org) whose mission is to empower and serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic

Mary Nguyen, President
ArtStrong Inc.
547 West 27th Street, #508
New York, NY 10001
Ph: 877.281.9990

Here is the more 

December 15th at The Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, 547 West 27th Street Suite 508 NY, NY, The Art of Beauty Experience will be on display for the public to the mutual benefit of GEMS (www.gems-girls.org) in New York and the Diakonos Orphanage (www.diakonosintl.org) in Carrefour, Haiti. The sale of original artworks by orphans in Haiti and girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking here in New York will advance the needs of both groups aspiring to empower other children, like themselves.

The exhibit and gala event will be held at the gallery on the evening of December fifteenth from 7-10pm featuring hors d’oeuvre, wine, and a special musical performance by SRC signed music recording star ‘Shontelle’ (www.shontellemusic.com). Beauty activists, Ford supermodel & Founder of Art In Motion Monica Watkins and “Makeup Stylist to the Stars” Leora Edut, realized that fashion and beauty can serve as a catalyst to empower young, at-risk women in the areas of self-esteem, creativity, diversity, and access to financial freedom. When women experience their own beauty from the inside out, other areas of their lives transform.

The Art of Beauty Experience is a bi-national initiative created for young, disadvantaged women living a world apart to celebrate and embrace their common inner-beauty and charitable hearts. The children of the Diakonos Orphanage in Carrefour, Haiti are starving for the educational and artistic opportunities that we take for granted in the U.S. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth. By linking the two organizations, and inspiring a myriad of supporters across all disciplines, the possibilities for personal growth and future success for the children are limitless.

sounds like a wonderful place to stop by next month and you could be helping some children of the world realize that life can be beautiful shared with others whom you don’t know just because you’re human.

let us not forget our Cambodian Children’s Hospital art auction http://www.biddingforgood.com/FWAB

We invite you to Bid4Friends, a new online auction which runs from
November 25th through December 18th!

We have collected 44 beautiful prints taken by artists from all over the world and made them available to you online this holiday season. The proceeds from the auction will support Angkor Hospital for Children and associated programs.

Prints are available to view online before the auction goes live by clicking on this link Bidding for Good



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