About Frameworks Gallery

Frameworks Gallery is a locally-owned and family-operated frame shop that specializes in museum quality framing for art, photographs, portraits, memorabilia and much more.

Operating out of our gallery and custom framing workshop in Raleigh, NC., we strive to provide the best in picture framing—and customer service. Simply put, we stand behind our craftsmanship, products and people 100%. We are not happy with your hand framed treasure until you are, and that’s a standard our competitors have been trying to emulate for over 30 years.

Visit our website to learn even more! www.frameworksonline.com

Or give us a call 919-781-3118, we'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monograms? Yes, please

In the spirit of the season...wedding season that is, today's blog is all about monograms. What says "together forever" better than the newly betrothed's last initial plastered all over everything they own? Towels, check. Sheets, check. Bathrobes, check. Plates, silver, crystal...you get the picture. Of course, all of that has been done, many, many times before. So here's a artsy and unique way to show the happy couple how special they are to you. Simply put, it's alphabet art!

"E, decorative" from the Biltmore collection, Artaissance website

"C" from Alphabet photography

Monday, April 18, 2011

Framer Spotlight: Frames by Edward Wright

Edward Wright founded Frames by Edward Wright in 1973. Wright works with three other artisans in a open, airy shop in an old textile mill in Hillsborough, NC. There they build frames from scratch, using materials and tools that have been around for hundreds of years. Basswood moulding. Gesso. Chisels. Gold leaf. Squirrel hair brushes. Agate-tipped burnishing tools. Shellac made from secretions of the female lac bug. Very few shops make frames from scratch- a technique referred to as closed-corner framing because the corner seams are invisible. Each frame is made from start to finish by one artisan and the result is a one-of-a-kind frame that perfectly suits the artwork it surrounds. We are proud to carry Frames by Edward Wright frames at Frameworks. These frames are perfect for portraits, original paintings and anything that holds a special place in your home or your heart.

An example of Edward Wright's work
12k white gold, rounded corners, perfectly suited to the painting

Italian style frame with scrafetto in corners, gold leaf on lip and back

Me, at Edward Wright's studio at a workshop where I got to make my own frame!

Visit www.framesbyedwardwright.com to learn more!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Cleaning = Big Sale

We are gearing up for a HUGE spring cleaning sale tomorrow, Friday, April 9th from 10-2 at Frameworks! All of our artwork will be marked down 50% off retail. There are tons of beautiful paintings to choose from, so you'll be sure to find something that strikes your fancy!

Here's a small taste of what's in the sale. You can check out even more on our Facebook page all you have to do is click HERE

Abstract Oil 24x24, framed
Was $1100 now $550

Charleston Battery 36x48
was $1200 now $600

Sailboat Oil, framed
was $375 now $187.50

Italian Harbor Oil 24x30
was $675 now $337.50

Sale is at Frameworks Gallery
1520 Dixie Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607