Sometimes customers are looking for a no-frame solution, which has always been challenging for us to accommodate. The old “uni-frames” aren’t very attractive. We’ve been working with our acrylic fabricator to come up with a custom solution and this is it! A “sandwich” of two pieces of acrylic with polished edges holds small to mid-sized artworks. Any size clear border can be used and the hanging cleat is hidden behind the artwork, which will float off the wall slightly when hung.
We’re always honored when clients entrust us with their family heirlooms. This decades-old cake-topper was in fragile condition and needed a way to be protected and displayed. The client’s preference for a minimal look led us to the acrylic box solution. We build a custom platform and covered it with a neutral pale grey linen to raise the object inside the box and provide stability. Tiny screws hold the box in place.
Join us Thursday, November 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a preview party featuring new holiday gift items and artwork!
We’ve assembled an amazing collection of hand-crafted items from Northwest artist and fair trade companies this year, including silk-and-wool scarves, colorful felted trivets, laser-cut wood pocket knives and wallets and new ceramics from Cary Lane. Reusable pyrex glass straws make a fun stocking stuffer. We’re excited about three new jewelry lines too: silver and enamel jewelry from Alisha Merrick, vintage Victorian buttons and brass chains from My Mother’s Buttons, and laser-cut brass and silver from A Tea Leaf.
Our Featured Artist is Miguel Lee-Leon, exhibiting abstract works in Venetian plaster and pigment. His rich, textured color fields make a beautiful statement in any home or office!
Join us for some early shopping, cocktails and a fun start to the holiday season!
Modern artwork should be framed with appropriate materials and aesthetics to keep the focus where it belongs: on the art. We chose white molding in a cube shape and a wide white mat for this contemporary mixed media work by Warren Dykeman. Float-mounting the art adds dimension and shows clearly that it is an original, not a reproduction. Because of the large scale, we used Conservation Clear Acrylic to protect it from light and dust and decrease the overall weight of the finished product. If the clients move, they can ship or transport the piece with less risk of damage.
We love creating unique framing treatments with the Prisma line! With over 50 colors plus options for texture and pattern treatments, the sky is truly the limit for design options! Prisma is a cast acrylic framing product that is made-to-order for each piece. It's a modern solution for original artwork that needs that special touch.
A client brought a special family document signed by President Lincoln for framing. Preservation of historical items is the first order of business in custom framing. We selected acid-free linen matting and created an inset space so the document could sit back from the glass, allowing air to circulate. Neutral-toned linen matting and a dark frame with a bronze lip were selected for historical appropriateness and an elegant visual quality. The bronze filet adds a formal touch. The project was completed with Museum Glass to filter out harmful UV light and protect the hand-lettering and photo from fading. The remaining items were placed in a pouch on the reverse of the framed project.