Posts in Framing News & Tips

New framing services

Our framing department is currently being reorganized. Please keep an eye out for our grand re-opening in the coming weeks! There will be a whole new and even more exciting selection of finely crafted frames to choose from, along with the same quality and expertise that you have come to know in our work. This department will also offer fine […]

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Custom Framing: Honoring a Fallen Pilot

This collection of memorabilia is in honor of a fallen pilot who was shot down in 1944. It includes his cap, his purple heart, a family photograph and photographs of the marker designating the site of the crash – not a pleasant memory, however one to become a family heirloom, preserved for future generations of this brave American Airman. Due […]

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Photography & Framing for CresCom Bank in Wilmington, NC

Earlier this month our custom framer/photographer, Louis Aliotta, visited an installation of his work at the new CresCom Bank, in Wilmington, NC.  Louis had previously been commissioned to do several black and white photographs, for the bank’s training center in Little River, SC.   Each commission involved taking a series of black and white photographs and framing them for the two different locations.  This latest […]

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Custom Framing: Great Gams!

This interesting little 8 x 10-inch acrylic piece on stretched canvas was painted by a client’s granddaughter, so they wanted something very special. Seeing this piece got me inspired; I had to come up with a really great showcase.   At first, I felt that a black moulding would be the way to go and it had to be deep enough to create a shadowbox. As I […]

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Special framing discounts available

Throughout the gallery, there are many beautiful original paintings. Some are framed and some are not. There are also many bins with prints and unframed originals throughout.   When you purchase any of these art treasures, you will receive a certificate for 25% of in our framing department. We offer an extensive selection and pricing that is in line with suggested […]

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Custom Framing – Sometimes less is more!

Pure simplicity, sometimes that’s all it takes to showcase a beautiful piece of art. This magnificently colorful piece, by Ivey Hayes did not take an elaborate frame to bring out the vibrance of color.  When this was brought in for framing we originally started looking at some matting to bring out the colors in the piece, we found the blue to be a good […]

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Custom Framing: Antique Shell Prints

This past month I had the pleasure of framing two hand-colored antique shell prints, perfect for our customer’s beach house wall.  Since there were two we decided to keep things neutral so both would look good in the same frame and matting combination.  These were a lot of fun choosing as there were many choices that would work well. After pulling out several mats […]

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Salvaging a vintage movie poster

This wonderful movie poster was brought in by one of our customers, it was folded in a small 14-inch square when they showed it to me. After unfolding and examining the piece I found that it was an original that had been well kept through the years. These posters were not printed on the best of paper and were certainly […]

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Go with the flow – of color!

Framing this vibrant mixed media piece by Babs Ludwick was a challenge with all its bright colors and glitter (that might fall off!)! We first chose some blues and greens and even tried out some other colors to bring out the piece. We finally settled on this emerald green mat, but there needed to be a break between the artwork and […]

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