Frames serve as a barrier between art and the real world, ensuring Whistler's Mother can't wander out of her portrait and eat leftover fruit from neighboring still lifes. Keep pictures in their place with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get $110 worth of custom framing at Pineapple Gallery in Mandeville.
Pineapple Gallery beautifies homes and offices plagued by blank walls with custom framing services, specializing in conservation framing to preserve the integrity of every project they complete. Expert staff help customers select materials that best meet their needs, protecting pictures from light damage behind specially coated panes made out of clear, non-glare, and “museum” glass. Framers affix images to acid-free mats that prevent pictures from fading due to chemicals or accidentally breaking your parents up at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Choose from more than 600 frame samples and a variety of different mat colors to add visual pop to pieces ranging in size from 8”x10” ($35+) to 16”x20” ($73+) to 24”x30” ($120+). Let Pineapple Gallery mount your favorite frameless picture, or buy an empty frame to hold in front of your face and turn any scene into a living art piece.
Customers can also browse the work of one of Pineapple Gallery’s featured artists or gallery of prints. The soft watercolors of Tommy Thompson portray classic New Orleans scenes in paintings such as Bourbon Street Boogie, where mustached musicians serenade the quaint colorful road ($50). Robert Rucker uses precise brushstrokes to create atmospheric landscapes including Swamp Scene, where sunbeams illuminate a lush landscape and more than 48 Swamp Things hide in the background ($100).
The professionals at Pineapple Gallery specialize in conservation framing and only use acid-free materials when framing prized family photos and valuable artwork. For added protection, the framers finish jobs with museum-quality glass. Patrons also can look for new wall decorations in Pineapple Gallery’s collection of paintings and prints from various artists.