Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility, demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and Greek yogurt. Reward exhaustive artwork with today's Groupon: for $48, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Jerry's Artarama on South Military Trail.
Jerry Artarama's master crafters build exceptional frames in a variety of styles, finishes, and sizes to formally house cherished paintings, posters, and photographs. After deciding which piece of art will be framed with a game of pin the tail on the best donkey drawing, skilled wood wizards can help select the appropriate dimensions, style, and color before carefully sandwiching the art between majestic mat boards and glimmering glass.
Choose from styles such as the traditional custom-wood frames (starting at $11.04) in mahogany, white wash, and pecan, or rustic custom-wood frames (starting at $24.30) that complement art with half-rounded moldings, glazed finishes, and seductive winks. The full line of custom frames may take two to three weeks for completion and delivery, or about how long it takes to sabotage the neighbor’s skunk and compost farm.
Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has assisted artists through every phase of the creative process, including furnishing their studios with art supplies and finishing off their completed artwork with custom-framing services. They stock their shelves with student- and professional-grade supplies, including Winsor & Newton’s high-value Winton line of beginners’ oil colors and Williamsburg handmade paints. The framing department, meanwhile, keeps a wide range of mats, moulding, and glass on hand to create lavish homes for fine artwork or simple enclosures for family photos and important receipts.