Art collectors protect their pictures the same way that crime bosses discipline their children—by having them framed. Guard your pictures before they take a fall with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $100 toward custom framing at Wendy Berry Custom Framing.
Working from an artsy framing shop inside the Doctor Vigari Gallery, expert framer Wendy Berry relies on her MFA training, decades of experience as an artist, and sharp eye to craft visually harmonious frames for paintings, team jerseys, and other treasured mementos. A dizzying selection of hard-to-find mouldings culled from local wholesalers and fashion-forward trees offset framed pieces with a variety of shapes and hues, and conservation-quality matting ensures the framed object’s longevity. Alternatively, Wendy’s customized shadow boxes allow customers to simultaneously protect and display three-dimensional memorabilia such as medals, autographed baseballs, and carbonite statues of childhood Barbie dolls. Though prices vary based on the materials used and the item being framed, Wendy can encase diploma and wedding invitations for around $100, frame a movie or band poster for $100–$150, or immortalize a favorite sports jersey for approximately $350–$450.
Wendy Berry Custom Framing
Staking a space inside the Doctor Vigari Gallery, framing ace Wendy Berry activates her longtime artist's eye while preserving clients’ mementos in technically sound and visually pleasing styles. When customers bring their special items and works to Wendy, she uses knowledge culled from her master's degree in fine arts and her background as an artist of more than 20 years to creatively build framing solutions for every project she takes on. A seemingly boundless assortment of framing options lines the walls of her framing area, inspiring visitors with styles that can help safeguard or beautifully hang anything from sports memorabilia and diplomas to family photos.
Beyond framing, Wendy's experience and education enable her to execute a number of other services, such as digital printing and creating 3-D shadowboxes. She also performs home consultations to help customers aesthetically sort out decor choices and help them choose the most unassuming portraits for concealing secret safes stocked with smaller secret safes inside.