Art service business celebrates 25 years

Holds fund-raiser for marine life May 1

Jameson and Thompson Fine Art Services recently celebrated a milestone anniversary—25 years in business. Dwight Jameson and his original business partner, Bill Thompson, first opened at 15 Greenview Ave. off Centre Street in March 1985. Current and former employees and loyal patrons convened at Doyle’s Café on March 20 to toast Jameson’s accomplishments and reminisce about their experiences over the years.

A resident of Jamaica Plain since 1977, Jameson told the crowd he and Thompson “worked hard to develop the business and are fortunate to be a part of this community. Legions of good people in JP and beyond have contributed to our success. I want to thank everyone. We are successful because of you.”

Jameson and Thompson has continued to operate in the same location—an old brick loft-style building behind Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center—for 25 years. Jameson and Thompson designed the interior to include a gallery and woodshop on the second floor and studio space on the lower level. As the business grew, the studios were transformed to accommodate fitting and storage rooms.

Over the years, Jameson and Thompson has employed many people from the JP community and art students from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Jameson and Thompson provides conservation framing, art installation, appraisals and other art-related services to artists, galleries, museums and collectors in the Greater Boston area and throughout New England.

On May 1, from 6 to 10 p.m., Jameson and Thompson will host a reception to benefit the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay. [See Happenings.] In the Balance: Art and the Environment will feature the work of over 18 local and national artists. The art will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to Stellwagen Alive! to continue its work in raising awareness about the health and welfare of this North Atlantic ecosystem. Other events that evening will include talks by marine experts and a whale watch raffle.

Jameson and Thompson is open Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10-5. For more information, see or call at 524-1805.

From press materials.

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