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!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Amateur Photo Contest!

Amateur Photography Contest
April 17-May 1, 2014
Sponsored by Frameworks Gallery

What used to be called a Kodak moment is now a smartphone moment.  Today, so many of our precious memories are captured with our phones and never really appreciated.  With our new large format printer we can turn your camera phone pictures into works of art!

We are excited to announce our first ever amateur photo contest! 
Between April 17th and May 1st we will select 20 of the best submissions, those will then be printed, framed and displayed in our gallery...free of charge! We will also select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner that will receive a gift certificate to Frameworks.
Once the winning photographs are selected we will have a reception honoring the winners, so you can show off your masterpiece!  
  • 1st place-$200 gift certificate to Frameworks
  • 2nd place-$150 gift certificate to Frameworks
  • 3rd place-$100 gift certificate to Frameworks
  • Plus, the 20 best entries will have their photos printed, framed and displayed at Frameworks Gallery
To Enter:

1. Email your photo to emily@frameworksonline.com

2. Please include:  Photographer's full name, age, home address, contact number, email address and a title or location for the photo

3. We will let you know once your photograph was received via email.
4. Winners will be chosen by May 2, 2014 and those photos will be displayed through June 1st, 2014 at Frameworks Gallery

Entry Rules:
  • Only non-professional photographers may enter
  • Photographs will only be accepted from April 17-May 1
  • Only digital files will be eligible.  Please do not mail photos.
  • By entering you give permission for your image to be used by Frameworks for marketing purposes 
  • Winning photographs may not be picked up after June 1st
  • Frameworks is not responsible for artwork left after 30 days
  • Frame and mat for winning photos will be chosen by Frameworks
We will contact all of the winners by May 2nd and provide details about the Awards Reception.
Thank you and good luck!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Oil Painting Repair Services

Did you know that Frameworks offers oil painting restoration and repair?  We can clean, varnish, repair rips and holes and bring your old or damaged oil painting back to life.

When art on canvas is damaged with a tear or a hole it should not mean that it is destined for the trash heap.  Over the past 20 years we have rehabilitated dozens of canvases and in many cases you would have to look very hard to find evidence of the prior damage.  Often times we can patch a small tear or hole, but if the damage is severe or the canvas is very old and brittle we can attach the old canvas to a new linen backing using a compound that adheres to the back of the old canvas.  Imagine if you will, a new linen applied to the old canvas using a heat activated compound (not unlike wax), penetrating the new canvas and then through the old canvas and reaching the paint and ‘grabbing’ the old paint.  This process is beneficial especially if the paint is flaking from the canvas.  We then can be aggressive in cleaning any old varnish and dirt from the painting.  Then we can repair the tears, holes or damaged areas and touch up with new matching paint.

Removing the old varnish is an important step in the process.  Even good quality varnish will yellow with time, but it also protects the paint.  So when the old varnish is removed you have a much fresher painting and many darker areas seem to come to life.  A new coat or two of varnish will enhance and protect the completed restoration.

Prices will vary based on the amount of work being done, but you can expect to pay an average of fifty cents to 1.00 per square inch. 

We’re very good at what we do, so bring in your damaged art and let us have a look.

Before and After example of oil painting on canvas restoration