Our Story

Karrie Baas opened Baas Framing Art Gallery and Framing in 1995, after working out of her home for several years. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, Karrie is a painter, sculptor, and creative visual thinker who loves the design challenges of framing. Her passion for art and artists shaped the business. Karrie was President of the Alumni Association and served on the Cornish Board of Trustees. She continues to support students and alumni with their framing needs. Karrie is a longtime member of the GSBA and was also honored with the Mayor's Small Business Award in 2007.

Read a recent profile of Karrie in the Madison Valley News here

From 1994 - 2009, Baas Art Gallery presented solo and group shows of Northwest artists including Fulgencio Lazo, Ellen Rutledge, the late Eugene Pizzuto, and Pat Clayton. In 2008, we retired the Gallery to expand our framing offerings and production space, re-branding the business as Baas Framing Studio. We continue to feature Northwest artists, jewelers, and craftspeople in a retail environment, and value our ongoing relationships with artists and our community. We are honored to support a number of local school auctions and charities every year. 

 
 

Meet our Staff

Peter Keller joined Baas Framing Studio in 2013. A graduate of Columbus College of Art, Peter has 22 years of framing experience. When he's not working here, you can find Peter creating sonic experiences as a sound artist, performer, and DJ. From among his many projects, check out audio clips of Kōan-Din (meditative feedback) and Dosenöffner (analog synth collaboration). 

Julia Ricketts has been with Baas Framing Studio since 1996, and is pleased to celebrate 20 years of framing and fun with Karrie. Julia loves designing framing for original art of all kinds. She is a painter and teaches both painting and drawing at the Gage Academy of Art. View Julia's web site here

Heather Wehman joined Baas Framing Studio in 2015. A Madison Park local, Heather enjoys her short commute and helping our neighbors with their framing needs. Heather has 17 years of framing experience and a background in graphic design and advertising. When she's not assembling projects, she's sure to be outdoors hiking, kayaking or swimming.