Fine Art Inc. is a publisher engaged in global retail and wholesale distribution of museum quality limited edition prints by renowned contemporary artists.
Invited artists are commissioned to create original limited edition prints with master printers of their choice.
Cascadia upholds the highest historical standards of fine art printmaking. Its mission is to further the development of the finest graphic art worldwide for the benefit of a broad and discerning clientele.
Commissioned limited editions are distributed wholesale to contemporary art galleries throughout Canada, the USA, Europe, the Pacific Rim and other selected markets. They are also retailed to Cascadia clients and sold or donated to leading museums in Canada and internationally.
Cascadia's founder and president is Frans Wynans. He has worked as a consultant and advisor in the global art market for thirty years. Among the artists he has exhibited as a gallery owner are Milton Avery, Mark Boyle, Roy DeForest, William Featherston, Terry Frost, Mel Ramos, Terry Setch and Nancy Spero. His equally distinguished career in art publishing began in 1983 when he commissioned Andy Warhol to produce a series of paintings and limited edition prints of hockey great Wayne Gretzky.
Cascadia has supported many public museums through donations of outstanding contemporary art. In Canada alone the company has already placed over 2000 pieces, including major collections, in some thirty museums. These works have received Certified Cultural Property status, one of the country's most prestigious cultural designations.
Since its inception Cascadia has reserved a portion of its profits for the creation and endowment of an international institute in Vancouver, where master craftsmen will teach printmaking to outstanding graphic art students from around the globe. It will be the only foundation of its kind in Canada.