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 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 a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
In high school and college, Veronica Williams's intense academic schedule soon gave way to art and photography classes, where her passion for taking pictures ultimately evolved into Portraits N More Photography . Today, she blends photojournalistic and artistic aesthetics to capture on-location or in-studio images of engaged couples, families, kids, and high-school seniors. Subjects strike poses in an array of outfits in front of natural backgrounds or special-effects backdrops that put guests right on the 10-yard line of a football field or among crashing waves at the beach.
After each session, Veronica assembles her shots into an online proofing gallery so clients can select their favorites to keep as prints, enlargements, or digital pictures on a CD. For weddings, Veronica teams up with a second photographer to cover the event before amassing a private online proofing gallery and a DVD of images free of blemishes.
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Once a wholesale supplier, now a retailer as well, Indianapolis Picture Frames provides clients with the same wide-ranging selection and speedy framing services it has provided for local vendors for 15 years. Framers put together custom matting, moldings, and glass to protect and display any photograph, painting, or magician trapped inside an enchanted canvas. They also stock ready-made frames in standard sizes such as 8"x10" and 20"x30". According to staff, the store's immense inventory allows them to finish the average order within a week.