Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or carried away by picture-thieving magpies can't be beheld. Increase art visibility with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Matted LIC in Long Island City or at Frame Art Gallery in Fresh Meadows.
A family-owned business for more than 39 years, Matted and Frame Art personalize each customer interaction by custom fitting and designing frames for artwork, photos, and more. Just like purchasing a fashionable circus tent, the price goes up with size increases—a typical 8”x10” custom frame is $75. Stock frames, such as an 8"x10" preschool-diploma holder, run at $17.50, and a 16"x20" best-friend tribute collage outliner is $27.50. Frames come with all conservation materials, including glass matting, backing, and black-metal moulding on stock frames to be sure that art is preserved long after the walls it hangs on are rendered useless by holograms.
- Though retail may seem like an afterthought at this concept shop (which is both a gallery and a custom framing slash gift shop) there’s plenty of things to spend dough on. Owner Donna Drimer fills the space with contemporary art from local painters and photographers (for six week exhibits), allowing her to show off the store’s vast framing selection. – Time Out New York