With an interest in fine art and a dream of owning his own business, Rick Turner felt like he didn’t quite belong at his job with the federal government. So, in 1973, Rick left his office gig behind and took a risk by opening his own shop. Settling into a quaint historic building, Rick enlisted his sister Lorraine to work in the shop. When the two started feeding large frame mouldings through a back window, they realized they needed a bigger space.
Today, at Turner Framing locations in Sterling and Seneca Square, the certified picture framers preserve children's artwork, needlepoint pieces, photographs, diplomas, and hole-in-one golf balls with museum-quality materials similar to those used in protecting King Tut's vacation photos.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Experienced artist and framer Sara Minarik helps to conserve cherished photos and apprized accolades from the quality-diminishing effects of the world with custom frames cradling museum-quality materials. Memento memorializers can submit their souvenirs to Applegate's talented picture-preservers and rest assured that all pop-art posters, beloved sports memorabilia, and original recipes for raisins will be returned in a framed shield of see-through body armor that flatters as much as it protects. Though project rates vary as much as their framed-in contents, a complete 5"x7" frame with acid-free matting and UV-filtering glass usually starts at around $100. Patrons can customize keepsakes by choosing their favorite materials from a selection of more than 1,500 frames and more than 1,200 matting options. All framing services are completed in Applegate's store.
Not all art is flat. Take a sentimental macaroni painting, for example, or a baby's first shoe. Objects like these are art, because they mean so much their owners. So the seasoned artisans of Ashburn Art & Framing make it their mission to devise safe encasements for all variety of valuable, from an old, analog photograph to a bunch of Buffalo nickels super-glued together. Ashburn's arsenal includes a few prefab frames made of wood or metal, but the team's true forte emerges when crafting custom-cut frames designed specifically for the thing being enveloped. Oval frames can complement an expired passport photo, or Plexiglas cages can hold a signed baseball. And looking at Ashburn's framing manifesto, one gets the sense that there are no limits to the objects that can be enshrined, or any strict guideline on what can be considered a piece of art.
Within its modern confines, Atlas Bodyworks helps contour bodies and reduce cellulite with the power of its specialty, far-infrared heat. During each 50-minute session, this specialized energy streams into the body from silicone treatment pads swaddled around the hips, stomach, and thighs in order to increase metabolism, burn calories, and melt appendixes made of chocolate.
The Framing Studio and Art Plus Frame carries an assortment of custom framing options, including wood, aluminum, and other materials. Using only acid-free materials, the shop's staff can lend elegance to prints with conservation framing, linen mats, and custom brass and aluminum plaques. For lonely frames with nothing to hold, the studio also stocks prints from several fine-art distributors, including Charles Bibbs, Washington Green, and Rod Chase. The shop's photo-restoration services rejuvenate even the most faded screenshots of Lewis and Clark's live blogging. Many services can be completed in as little as one hour.