Welcome to the Picture Framing Directory website.
This site provides a listing for Custom Picture Framing shops, Craft stores and Art galleries in the United States. Listing is free for merchants. There is a charge for vendors.
Custom Picture Framing continues to be a required service for finer homes and offices. Artist, consumers and businesses can use this directory to find a frame shop or art gallery. Each store submitted is listed whether it be a discount framer, chain store, or neighborhood picture framer or art gallery. Listings are by state.
A page for CANADA is available to list your business.
A list of Picture Framing Distributors Suppliers & Vendors is here: Vendors.
Due to requests we have added a page for Art and Picture Frame Restorers.
email us to add your store to the directory.
Refer to Vendors for a list of suppliers used by most Picture Framing operations. Included are major vendors as Larson-Juhl, Nurre, Omega & Roma.
According to the PPFA, in 1998 there were 17,299 custom frame retailers in the United States that generated $2.6 billion in custom framing sales.
Warren Buffett, the great investor of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has purchased a museum quality picture frame supplier (Larson-Juhl) recently forecasting to the world that this is a thriving industry. People benefit from picture framing every day whether it is at their home, at an office, museums, public buildings and government offices. Most people have something to frame at some time. In many homes, offices, galleries and museums framing fine art, collectibles, giclees, serigraphs, silkscreens, lithographs, maps, needlework, photography, prints, posters and children's art is a reoccurring event. Picture framing enhances the aesthetic features of art and collectibles. Whether the medium of the original art is acrylic, mixed-media, oil, pen, pastel, pencil, crayon or watercolor, the frame adds to the values of the art. Do you have something to frame today? If so, this directory may help you find a suitable picture framing service.
Incidently, a picture is defined as: A visual representation, illustration or image painted, drawn, photographed, or otherwise rendered on a flat surface.
Synonyms are: account, art, blueprint, canvas, cartoon, copy, delineation, depiction, description, doodle, double, draft, drawing, duplicate, effigy, engraving, figure, icon, image, impression, likeness, look-alike, outline, painting, panorama, photo, photograph, piece, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, presentment, print, re-creation, replica, report, representation, ringer, similitude, simulacrum, sketch, spectacle, spitting image, statue, tableau, twin
Source: Roget's New Millenniumô Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.1.1)
Framing is described: To enclose in or as if in a frame: frame a painting.
Site first published 08/21/2005. Site last updated 12/20/2014
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