Art Gallery 101

Art Gallery 101 Art Gallery 101 uses a combination of time-tested methods and state of the art technology to restore open by appointment only until further notice
About our Staff

Joseph Pisani is a gifted and versatile art restorer with an enormous body of work and a wealth of experience.

He is the son of a stonecutter and an acclaimed artist. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute in 1957 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California School of Arts and Crafts in 1961. While there he studied painting and drawing with such well-known artists as Nathan Oliveira, Richard Diebenkorn, and George Post. Pisani joined the US Army in 1962 and worked until 1988 for the Department of Defense as an illustrator, art director, and finally as a Division Chief, where he managed more than 50 artists and designers. During his career with the Dept. of Defense, Pisani created murals and corridor exhibits on permanent display at the Pentagon. Pisani has been restoring fine art for the last 30 years in Fairfax, Virginia. He brings his training as an artist to the finely detailed and painstaking procedures he uses in restoring works of art. His technical abilities cover a wide variety of areas including oils, acrylics, and watercolors, sculpture stone/and metal, printmaking, paper making, framing and photography. All of the staff members of Art Gallery 101 have advanced degrees in studio art and art history and are trained by Pisani in conservation and restoration processes. About our Business

Art Gallery 101 uses a combination of time-tested methods and state of the art technology to restore art to its original beauty after water, smoke, pests, or accidents take a toll. We have three locations. The Fairfax location is the main office and is located on main st in downtown Farifax City, (office and main work area) our climate controlled warehouse (used for storage/large conservation equipment /framing construction and finishing) is located in Manassas and is close to RT 66, we also have a new addition in Herndon to handle larger works. It also houses our extensive research collection.

Operating as usual

Hello all, Due to COVID-19, we are no longer working out of the gallery location in Fairfax City and will be redirecting...
02/19/2021
art restoration, conservation, and appraisals for the Washington DC Metro area

Hello all,
Due to COVID-19, we are no longer working out of the gallery location in Fairfax City and will be redirecting all work to the Herndon Studio (by appointment only). The Herndon Studio is open almost every day of the week and has a much more flexible time schedule. If you need anything restored, please contact us via email or phone (NOT Facebook Messenger) and we will schedule you accordingly.
We hope that someday activities will return to normal.
Best regards,
Art Gallery 101

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artgallery101.com

Located off of Main Street in Fairfax, VA. We offer fine art restoration, conservation, and appraisal services to the Washington DC Metro Area

Restoration completed today. C1900 oil on canvas was lined to new canvas , cleaned and frame repaired.
12/02/2020

Restoration completed today. C1900 oil on canvas was lined to new canvas , cleaned and frame repaired.

Document cleaning by Art Gallery 101. Stain removed with out damaging signatures .
11/24/2020

Document cleaning by Art Gallery 101. Stain removed with out damaging signatures .

C .1900 oil cleaned by Art Gallery 101. Old varnish and soot removed and painting re varnished.
11/15/2020

C .1900 oil cleaned by Art Gallery 101. Old varnish and soot removed and painting re varnished.

This is a before and after photo restoration we completed today.
11/14/2020

This is a before and after photo restoration we completed today.

07/03/2020

Hello everyone,
for future reference, please do not contact us via Facebook for potential jobs (we don't use Facebook that often, you see). Instead, please contact us via email or telephone (found in our "About" section); these are the best methods with the quickest response times!

Yeehaw! Another antique photo restoration.
07/03/2020

Yeehaw! Another antique photo restoration.

Another day, another successful photo restoration!
03/12/2020

Another day, another successful photo restoration!

Restoration of a WW1 era illustration
01/15/2020

Restoration of a WW1 era illustration

Oil on canvas circa 1900Cleaned and repaired hole in canvas and repaired ornate original Italian frame
12/27/2019

Oil on canvas circa 1900
Cleaned and repaired hole in canvas and repaired ornate original Italian frame

Restoration of a painting where the owner accidentally put his knee through the canvas!
05/14/2019

Restoration of a painting where the owner accidentally put his knee through the canvas!

Recent cleaning of a 1950s oil on canvas, "Seascape". Looking good now!
05/02/2019

Recent cleaning of a 1950s oil on canvas, "Seascape". Looking good now!

Restoration of a fire and water-damaged oil painting from circa late 19th century. Just completed!
04/05/2019

Restoration of a fire and water-damaged oil painting from circa late 19th century. Just completed!

Ink brush painting circa 1950. Water damage & stained.
11/30/2018

Ink brush painting circa 1950. Water damage & stained.

Fire damage restoration of an oil painting circa 1920.
11/14/2018

Fire damage restoration of an oil painting circa 1920.

One of our most recent photo restorations. Most of the detail disappeared and the color was extremely faded. We were abl...
07/06/2018

One of our most recent photo restorations. Most of the detail disappeared and the color was extremely faded. We were able to restore this to its original beauty with a multitude of Photoshop techniques and hand-colored finishing. Please contact us if you have any photographs that need some TLC.

Greetings everyone, here is a recent painting restoration. As you can see, over the years a layer of grime built up and ...
05/04/2018

Greetings everyone, here is a recent painting restoration. As you can see, over the years a layer of grime built up and dulled the original luster. We carefully cleaned the piece and then added framing to help protect the piece, and display it properly. We hope you enjoy!

Greetings everyone. Here is a recent restoration of a painting on canvas. As you can see, an unfortunate accident left q...
02/19/2018

Greetings everyone. Here is a recent restoration of a painting on canvas. As you can see, an unfortunate accident left quite the tear in this lovely piece. Our conservator Mr. Pisani was able to patch, and carefully in-paint the damage as if it was never there. We hope you enjoy!

Greetings everyone! Here is another wonderful painting by the same artist as last week. Once again, you can see how our ...
02/07/2018

Greetings everyone! Here is another wonderful painting by the same artist as last week. Once again, you can see how our careful cleaning process has removed the years of grime to reveal the vibrant color below. We hope you enjoy!

Greetings everyone, here is a recent painting restoration. As you can see, some careful cleaning resulted in an amazing ...
01/30/2018

Greetings everyone, here is a recent painting restoration. As you can see, some careful cleaning resulted in an amazing transformation and restored the original luster. If you have any old paintings that may need cleaned, we'd love to take a look!

Greetings everyone, over the past few weeks we've shared the extensive restoration process of a 6' plaster piece. After ...
12/19/2017

Greetings everyone, over the past few weeks we've shared the extensive restoration process of a 6' plaster piece. After several weeks of delicate work, Mr. Pisani completed the incredible transformation. Here it is, safe in its new home! We hope you enjoy and thank you for all your support!

Greetings everyone. Here is a look at some of the steps required in the extensive repair and modeling of the head, face,...
11/30/2017

Greetings everyone. Here is a look at some of the steps required in the extensive repair and modeling of the head, face, and neck of the 6' plaster sculpture we featured last week. Stay tuned for more updates on this incredible restoration!

Greetings everyone. Here is the unfortunate beginnings of a project we worked on over the summer. Its a 6' plaster piece...
11/22/2017

Greetings everyone. Here is the unfortunate beginnings of a project we worked on over the summer. Its a 6' plaster piece that was damaged in moving. This story does have happy ending though, so stay tuned for more progress posts!

Everyone at Art Gallery 101 wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings everyone, we've been quite busy lately, so we have a bit to catch up on here! Here is a recent restoration of ...
09/25/2017

Greetings everyone, we've been quite busy lately, so we have a bit to catch up on here!
Here is a recent restoration of a painted ceramic sculpture damaged in shipping that we repaired and refinished. We hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

Greetings! Here is a recent restoration. The painting is a family member portrait from the 1950s. We carefully cleaned a...
06/30/2017

Greetings! Here is a recent restoration. The painting is a family member portrait from the 1950s. We carefully cleaned and revarnished the painting. For the frame we recast missing sections, and then refinished it and the liner. We hope you enjoy!

Greetings everyone, here is recent sculpture repair. All the original pieces were carefully puzzled back together and an...
06/08/2017

Greetings everyone, here is recent sculpture repair. All the original pieces were carefully puzzled back together and any missing areas filled, sculpted, and in-painted. Thanks for looking!

Greetings everyone, Here is a recent sculpture repair. This beautiful piece was broken in many places, down to little bi...
05/26/2017

Greetings everyone,
Here is a recent sculpture repair. This beautiful piece was broken in many places, down to little bits of fingers and missing beads. We carefully worked to reattach all pieces brought to us and in-painted any remaining damaged areas.
We hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Greetings everyone, here is a recent painting restoration. The piece came in with extensive water damage. You can see fr...
05/10/2017

Greetings everyone, here is a recent painting restoration. The piece came in with extensive water damage. You can see from the left and bottom pictures how the finish looked dull and the whole bottom of the painting was flaking apart. We stabilized the piece to keep anymore paint from flaking off, cleaned it, and then in-painted the missing areas. We hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!

Greetings everyone,Like other watercolor pieces we've restored recently, this piece was plagued by mold spots and was in...
04/06/2017

Greetings everyone,
Like other watercolor pieces we've restored recently, this piece was plagued by mold spots and was in need of cleaning. Mr. Pisani used his time tested cleaning method, and was not only able to remove the mold, but brought back some of the original brilliance to the painting. We hope you enjoy!

Greetings everyone,Here is digital photo restoration we recently completed. Its very common for older photos to fade ove...
03/28/2017

Greetings everyone,

Here is digital photo restoration we recently completed. Its very common for older photos to fade over time. If you have any that need color correction, we'll be glad to help!

Greetings everyone, spring may be here, but we're still enjoying the winter view! Here's a painting Mr. Pisani cleaned a...
03/22/2017

Greetings everyone, spring may be here, but we're still enjoying the winter view! Here's a painting Mr. Pisani cleaned and re-varnished. Its amazing how much brilliance was restored once the 100+ years of surface grime was removed!

Greetings everyone, here is sculpture we recently repaired. We were able to refit the broken pieces, and any small missi...
03/06/2017

Greetings everyone, here is sculpture we recently repaired. We were able to refit the broken pieces, and any small missing areas were recreated. We then refinished the damaged areas to blend the repairs. We hope you enjoy and appreciate your ongoing support!

Greetings everyone,Here is recent restoration of an early 18th century oil painting. The piece was lined, cleaned, and t...
02/28/2017

Greetings everyone,

Here is recent restoration of an early 18th century oil painting. The piece was lined, cleaned, and the damaged areas repaired. We hope you enjoy!

Greetings everyone,Here is a recent restoration of an oil painting on cardboard, c.1880. The painting was carefully clea...
02/22/2017

Greetings everyone,

Here is a recent restoration of an oil painting on cardboard, c.1880. The painting was carefully cleaned and then varnished. Wow! what a difference after removing all those years of grime.

Do you have an old painting that could be rejuvenated with a cleaning? Let us know!

Greetings everyone,Here is print we recently restored. As you can see the piece was slowly being overtaken by mold. Usin...
02/14/2017

Greetings everyone,

Here is print we recently restored. As you can see the piece was slowly being overtaken by mold. Using his delicate cleaning process, Mr. Pisani was able to remove the mold without harming any of the print. Once cleaned, we added a complimentary mat, and returned the print to its original frame. We hope you enjoy!

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