We offer the finest quality hardwood frames in a wide assortment of shapes and finishes, including maple, ash, cherry, walnut, opaque white and ebonized walnut. We make special hand-finishes including graphite, ink black, blackened walnut frames and now a limited selection of traditionally gilded profiles. Custom hardwood profiles and finished are available upon request.
We work closely with some of the finest Conservators in the area to help repair antique or damaged artwork.
We represent the top frame manufacturers in the country, including Picture Woods, Larson Juhl, Roma, Gryphon, Nurre Caxton, Studio, Max and a complete line of Nielsen metal frames and Northwest Frameworks out of Portland. Custom made Plexiglas™ box frames and shadow-boxes are available for either 2D or 3D objects.
We use acid-free archival matboard in hundreds of colors and textures and practice archival methods. Custom made fabric mats are also available.
We offer TruVue™ framing glass and top of the line liquid-quartz coated Museum Glass™ to protect your fine art from 99% of harmful UV rays while virtually eliminating reflection. We also offer Tru Vue Acrylic, 99% UV filtering Acrylic and 99% UV filtering Museum reflection control Optium acrylic that is virtually invisible anti-reflective, abrasion resistant acrylic delivers the most stunning viewing experience with anti-static protection that is engineered to immediately dissipate static.
Other services include:
– Custom stretcher bars and Stretching painted or raw canvas
-Large format cold roll mounting of photographs up to 60 x 104 inches on 100% cotton rag mat
-Dry mounting up to 40 x 60 inches
-We use a computerized mat cutter capable of identical multiple mats or complex window designs
-Resizing existing frames or completing partial orders
-We specialize in oversized photographs and large works on paper
-Expedited turnaround available (fees may apply and materials may be limited)
Qualified wholesale accounts for artists, designers, galleries and resale clients are always welcome in our shop. We accept small and large orders and will always meet your deadline. Discounts are available for bulk orders
Ask about special pricing for artists and corporate orders. Delivery and installation services are available through our trusted art installers. We can also pack and ship your order.
December 01 – 28, 2017
Into the Country
I grew up on twenty acres with all sorts of creatures. When I was still very young, my father was disabled by multiple sclerosis, so my memories of the animals he kept are childlike impressions, images and feelings without stories attached. I remember how it felt to hold a baby bottle tight while a baby goat nudged it and sucked at it, but not why we had to hand feed them. Memories of those days are vague and warm, and bundled up tight with memories of my dad, who also introduced me to art. Today my mother-in-law Margot keeps many kinds of animals, and having animals “in the family” now recalls the warmth and love and endless wonders of childhood.
The Into the Country series, features animals from my mother-in-law’s herds and flocks (and more). Portraits from the series are painted in a style inspired by the classical Dutch portrait, and continue a mood from the first miniature in the “Paintings of Rabbits” series.
I am captivated by the powerful presence an animal can have, even pictured still and without context or movement. The dark background and natural lighting is intended to personify the subject without embellishment, in a classic and dignified mood. In personal terms, the series is also a meditation on memory, childhood, and the power of nostalgia.
Artist Reception First Thursday December First 6-8pm
Gallery Frames is now Gallery Frames, LLC, owned by Daniel Carrillo, employee of the business for 15 years, and has moved to 311 3rd Ave South.
In addition to offering quality framing, we have a gallery wall featuring local and national artists. Openings will be every first Thursday during the Pioneer Square Art Walk.