Although framing a Facebook photo sounds like an exercise in futility, National Photo’s technicians bridge the gap between the online and offline world by printing digital images on high-quality photo paper. They can also print photos in diverse formats onto greeting cards, posters, and collages, or emblazon snapshots onto iPhone cases. Additionally, the studio’s photographers snap their own images, capturing families, children, and even pets against simple backdrops rather than at parks or on the beach, where attention-seeking wildlife might try to steal the camera and shoot the pictures themselves.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Mat About You's framing experts, whose work bedecks the walls of the Ritz Carlton, prepare everything from artwork to sports jerseys for eye-pleasing display. They pop pictures into ready-made frames or craft custom frames from their stock of molding to match patrons’ aesthetic sensibilities. Staffers also nestle keepsakes into 3D shadow boxes, help restore damaged photographs, and tap into museum-quality conservation techniques to preserve historic documents and sports memorabilia, such as the first tennis ball ever repurposed for a game of fetch.
Mat About You also boasts an on-site gallery stocked with potential frame fodder, such as original art, limited edition giclée reproductions, and open-edition prints. Customers can add extra pizzazz to their home decor thanks to the store's boutique collection, which brims with jewelry, furniture, pottery and ceramics, and garden adornments.
The artwork armorists of Framing Palace safeguard masterpieces and mementos with high-quality, custom frames. Master framers meticulously mat a favorite portrait, landscape, or cousin between comfortable backings and glass coatings bound by mouldings culled from a huge selection of colors and materials. Archival matting, conservation clear glass, and acid-free backing protect prized possessions from destructive elements and deconstructive critics. Additionally, tiered frames, multiple matting options, specialty shadow boxes, and canvas-stretching services add three-dimensional character to otherwise existentially barren walls. The experienced art ambassadors tread gently when handling cherished objects, carefully securing artifacts, sports memorabilia, and high-end masterpieces in their decorative denizens.
Whether you're looking for artistic inspiration or to brush up on your art knowledge, Still Life Gallery in Ellicott City is the museum for you.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, this museum should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant.
No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Still Life Gallery.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
You'll be excited to take a trip to Ellicott City's finest, the museum at Waverly Custome Framing.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This museum also has a fabulous restaurant.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.