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Best Advice for Decor and ART: You Must LOVE It

Best Advice for Decor and ART: You Must LOVE It

The Best Advice for Decor and ART: You Must LOVE It! 10 Timeless Pieces of Decorating Advice (“10 Timeless Pieces of Decorating Advice Follow these tried-and-true rules and you’ll be ready for any decor situation” by Janet Dunn March 3, 2017 for Houzz): “10 Design Strategies for Art […]

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Read Between the Lines – Art Opening at The Artists Gallery

FrameWorx Loves The Artists Gallery

See More Than Lines in this Art Show: Read Between the Lines – Art Opening at The Artists Gallery Opening Reception Oct. 9, 6:30-8:30  |  Exhibit and Sale through Oct. 30, 2016 WHERE: 608 Norfolk Avenue, Virginia Beach, 23451 | (757) 425-6671 FrameWorx is a proud member supporter […]

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No need to drive to Richmond to see some of its finest pieces. The Google Art Camera does the traveling for you.

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The Tibetan “Wheel of Life” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an exquisite watercolor on cloth. It depicts a menacing red demon clutching the human circle of life, death and rebirth in its claws. Too bad it isn’t on display. The delicate piece was created […]

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20% Off Custom Diploma Frames!

MAJOR Sale on Diploma Frames!

There’s a MAJOR Sale on Diploma Frames! Graduates – Have you received that diploma yet? Now’s the time to get it framed!  Even if you received your High School, MBA, BA, BS,… a long time ago, you should show off your hard work. Be proud of your MAJOR […]

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Travel the World Through Art

Artists Gallery Exhibit and Sale

Faraway Places Art Opening – The Artists Gallery Reception Sep. 9, 6:30-8:30  |  Exhibit and Sale through Oct. 2, 2016 WHERE: 608 Norfolk Avenue, Virginia Beach, 23451 | (757) 425-6671 FrameWorx is a proud member supporter of The Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach’s only artist cooperative. We love the […]

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Painted Bears found in Alaska

Bears in Alaska Frameworx

Colorful bear statues spring up in Alaska’s largest city By DAN JOLING Associated Press Updated Aug 26, 2016 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s largest city is home to more than 300 grizzly and black bears and now more than a dozen multicolored ones. Life-size bear states painted […]

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Latest Looks in Home Decor: Trend Spotting for art, color, texture, fabric + more

Neutrals and Color

 Home Decor Ideas! Get the latest, greatest looks for your art and space. Watch this this for new, exciting ideas in home decor. More than just “on trend”, discover how you can warm and cool neutrals along with your favorite color(s), textures, patterns, and ART. Yes – you’ll see various wall colors that show […]

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It’s Time for Virginia Beach’s 2016 Boardwalk Art Show!

Boardwalk Art Show

  It’s time for ART along the Atlantic. The 2016 Boardwalk Art Show in Virginia Beach begins this week. The largest and best beach Art Festival on the East Coast is happening along the boardwalk between 20th Street and 35th Street – within a mile or two from us! Enjoy the ocean. Meet artists. […]

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Norwood Viviano Exhibition

Norwood Vivano at the Chrysler

Artist Transforms Statistics into Blown-Glass Forms NORFOLK, VA. (Jan. 14, 2016) — As the City of Norfolk and many of its leading arts and educational institutions focus their attention this winter on water and sea-level rise, the Chrysler Museum of Art presents an unexpected approach to these […]

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Please vote for your favorite child’s doodle

Doodle for Google

Please click link below and vote for your favorite doodle. http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html

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Custom Picture Framing: The Best Way to Show Your Love of Art

Show your love for art by framing it. Framed artwork allows you to showcase and preserve it for years to come. Custom picture framing is the best way to go: Nothing beats the look, protection, and personal touch of having your beloved art framed by a professional custom picture framer.

Every piece of art, as well as treasured photos and memorabilia, deserves to have a unique, well-designed frame with high quality materials, craftsmanship and appropriate techniques. This can only be performed by an experienced picture framing expert.

Why go through the trouble of hiring a professional picture framer when you can buy a photo frame or ready-made frame from a craft or department store?  Professional custom picture framing services don't just produce any frame; they create a design based on your individual taste. This means that you are able to enjoy a personalized picture frame package that can't be found or assembled in big box stores. You get to choose the materials and colors as well as the layout of the frame. You can rely on your framer's design and framing experience in helping guide your selections to come up with a satisfying result you can enjoy for years.

Framing is an extension of your art -and your taste. Picture framing, along with the use of acid-free conservation materials, will preserve your picture and ensure that it stays in good condition over an extended period. In addition to protecting your picture collection, custom picture frames also enrich the appearance of your artwork.

Frames are vital when it comes to creating a first impression. You might have fantastic art but if it's in a frame that doesn't suit the art style or clashes with your decor it can end up spoiling the whole effect. Custom picture frames come in many different materials and styles. A professional framer with experience can guide you to the end product that will make all the difference.

Unless a frame shop has been recommended or advertised, you may search the internet for a respected gallery or professional framing business. Use caution when doing this, especially if the item you'd like to frame is of any value to you.

Tips to consider before you hire a custom picture framing service in Virginia Beach - or anywhere:
1.  Your Style.  Do you prefer traditional, modern or eclectic décor? Are you drawn to ornate or simple designs? Which colors are your favorite? Artwork can be properly framed in such a variety of ways. By thinking about YOUR personal preferences, you won't be overwhelmed with today's unlimited framing options.

2. Glazing.  Works on paper need protection from damaging UV light and its environment. If your framing application requires glazing, consider the glass quality and the types of glass available to protect your art and enhance your design. Conservation glass or acrylic glazing is highly recommended.

3. Matting.  Did you know that matboard borders came about to prevent framed treasures from touching the glass? A mat provides the necessary space between the art paper surface and glazing to protect art on paper and photos. Now mats are used for decorative purposes as well. There are many types of matboard for all different applications. Matting can also be used to enhance the colors in the artwork that you want to emphasize, or give your art image a bit of visual "breathing room" when a frame alone would look too small or "closed in".

4. Mounting board.  If your art requires mounting, It's recommended that you use a mount board that is protective, or at least neutral to your art. Some mounting boards can actively harm your pictures with acid and out-gassing.

5. Budget.  It would be wise to disclose your intended budget limits before starting to choose a design because that can rule out choices which could extend beyond what you're willing to spend. This allows your frame designer to present framing options which protect your artwork, fit your budget and make it look fabulous! {Ok, maybe your idea of "fabulous" is too pricey for the moment. A professional, skilled framer will offer options that protect and make your artwork shine.}

5 Star picture framing Virginia Beach  In addition to the finest custom picture framing services you'll find, FrameWorx offers a wide variety of fine art selections which feature original artwork by up-and-coming to renown artists from around the world.

Contact us 757-491-0098 for a personal consultation.

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