Much like a butterfly collection or a loose transdimensional tesseract, a family portrait is best kept secured behind a protective pane of glass. Entrap a memory with today's Groupon: for $60, you get $150 toward custom framing at Willow Glen Art & Frame.
Willow Glen Art & Frame's knowledgeable preservation experts lead customers through every step of choosing a custom container for their pictures, posters, and art. Bring in a borderless piece for consultation and then browse more than 1,500 stylish frame samples in sturdy materials such as wood, aluminum, chain mail, and acrylic. Should images require additional pop, a computer-cut mat, which is precisely trimmed and toned, can be added to properly complement even the most unlikely of picture shapes and hues. All framing is archival quality, making use of acid-free mats and glass with 97% UV protection to ensure items enjoy a long life. Further adornment options include brass and aluminum plaques to label an artwork's provenance or cover old houses with cryptic clues about hidden treasure. Rates vary based on pieces' dimensions as well as the type of frame, mats, and glass used, with an average total of approximately $250.
Willow Glen Art & Frame
The archival specialists at Willow Glen Art & Frame have occupied the same Lincoln Avenue storefront for more than 35 years, and their dedication to the craft remains evident in the way they eschew standard gallery framing techniques in favor of fully customized picture frames. Knowing that each unhung canvas that enters their store is someone’s precious heirloom or priceless work of art, the framers take care to consult with customers before suggesting wood, metal, or acrylic styles to best complement the object. Every one-of-a-kind frame comes into being with the assistance of computer-guided mat-cutting technology and glass that protects against harsh UV waves, ensuring that still-life paintings of grapes do not dry into raisins over the years.
1338 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, California 95125