Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has stocked shelves with multitudes of tools and supplies and helped artists show off finished work with custom framing. The comprehensive inventory fulfills artists’ every need, featuring everything from acid-free blank stretched canvases to Lukas oil colors, which have been transmitting images to paper since 1862. Custom framing services can protect and showcase a diploma, favorite 8”x10,” or beloved box of cereal.
When he’s not lavishly decorating the homes of famous friends such as Sylvester Stallone, Lil’ Wayne, and Jose Canesco, Anwar Zayden applies his meticulous designer’s eye to the projects of his clientele at Art Express Miami. At his on-site, full-service factory, Anwar and his team preserve prints, diplomas, and photos within 30 minutes with customized framing, or craft shadow boxes to showcase 3D items from plaques to swords. His in-home consultations help homeowners design and install new decorations within 48 hours, and his custom-made mirrors spruce up abodes with reflective surfaces that remind you you’re the fairest of them all even when you don’t ask. Inside Art Express Miami’s gallery, Anwar also stocks pre-framed pieces of decorative art that run the gamut from classical portraits to contemporary abstract canvases.
Colorful neo-pop Brittos, a baby's onesie, and even a bat. These are just a few of the things Frames USA has framed, because, as they say, they can frame anything, except for wrongfully accused civilians. In their shop, framing options are nearly endless with more than 800 samples to mix and match. With everything from basic gold frames to elegant mahogany frames, the framers enhance and preserve memories. To match those mementos with the right frame, they craft one-of-a-kind pieces or use high-quality, pre-made frames. They can even design a picture wall. Picture walls consist of myriad frames strategically placed to give a collection a more powerful impact. Gifted with artful eyes, they consult with clients to get the most aesthetically pleasing display for their items.
Artist and founder Marta Echazarreta brings more than 18 years of custom-framing experience to Work of Art, encasing valuables from fine art to diplomas and jerseys. Reward graduates' academic rigor by encasing their diploma in a 1-inch black frame with a 1/4-inch mat and a 2-inch glass border ($120). Art collectors can swaddle fine paintings, lithographs, or Albert Einstein?autographed RoboCop 3 posters in a standard black or espresso frame ($56), then select from a variety of acid-free mats ($25 for a 24"x36" mat) to prevent picture yellowing.
Although photographer Shalonda Hill is a college-trained photographer, she spent years honing her craft while working at Shoe Images in Georgia and taking school photographs. Today, she draws on both her academic training and real-world experience to capture one-of-a-kind images of couples, kids and weddings across South Florida. Although she has a keen eye for working in natural light, Shalonda also operates in the studio where she snaps portraits for professional and personal use.
Over Marlon?s career, which spans more than 15 years, he?s worked with a wide range of clients, including models, families, real-estate companies, and interior designers. No matter the client or the subject, he applies the same attention to detail and professional approach to capture each image in crisp detail. He brings his photojournalistic style to weddings and other large private events, as well. And, understanding the necessity of a fine finishing touch, he takes all images into the editing room after shoots to correct colors and imperfections for a flawless presentation.