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.
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.
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.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
With two decades of experience in the framing trade, Art & Frame Plus helps residential and commercial clients decorate their walls with custom-framed posters, artwork, and portraits. Framers enshrine a photograph or painting in as little as an hour, as clients bide their time perusing the huge selection of frames, mats, and glass, or the thousands of pieces of in-house art. The walls and extensive online galleries of Art & Frame Plus sparkle with colorful prints and art pieces, from the natural beauty of a maritime shoreline scene to the delicious, yet forbidden taste of a realistic pizza print.