Allstar NHL & Grey Cup Jersey boxes

Our client came in with the makings of two really cool jersey boxes. He had a Grey Cup 2015 Jersey, a ticket and lanyard, and two Grey Cup pins to make up one box.  For the other, he wanted to include an NHL All -Star Jersey, 2 tickets to the 2016 Skills Competition, 2 tickets […]

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Art about YOU!

Looking for a fun and personal way to decorate your walls?  How about a Word Map of your birthplace? Recently our client came in with two “word maps” by artist Dan Quinton, aka “PosterBoy”.  (Find him on Facebook here.  ) She had one map for Ottawa- Gatineau and one for Nova Scotia —-  an artwork of […]

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Waterfowl Hunter’s shadowbox

This year’s contribution to the Ducks Unlimited Dinner & Auction in Arnprior is a waterfowl hunter’s dream. A project designed and created by our resident wood shop genius Jim, it features a photograph of ducks framed in our in-house barn board moulding, surrounded by a dull call,  a box of shells and some spent shotgun […]

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Bid on artwork and Pay it Forward!

Many of you knew Paytan McEwan, a local 11 year girl who lost her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Jan 6th 2016. Today we are honoured to be a part of an online Artwork Auction intending to raise funds for a few causes near and dear to Paytan and her family’s hearts. “During her […]

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Gerald Smith Memorial Exhibition

The Ottawa School of Art will be showing a memorial exhibition of Gerald Smith’s artworks at their Byward Market Gallery at 35 George Street from Saturday February 20th until Monday February 29th.  The vernissage will be held on Sunday February 21 from 1-4pm.  This event is free to the public and a wonderful way to […]

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Las Vegas 2016

The shop will be closed this coming week as we head off to a picture framing trade show in Las Vegas.  The show happens every year but this is only our 2nd time with the last one being in 2008, so I am mighty excited! While attending the West Coast Art and Frame Expo and […]

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Calling all Miniature Artists…

…and by that we mean randomly-sized artists creating in the miniature format! Recently we have had several of our framing clients interested in purchasing the small artworks that we have on display in our shop.  This has made us aware that, regardless of our small space and due to our awesome location in the heart of […]

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Dragonboat Embroidery

As I am one 22nd of a Dragonboat crew, I found this particular artwork pretty interesting.  The client, a fiber artist herself with very cool original artwork that you can check out HERE , found this Chinese Embroidery at  a second hand store for a few dollars. Noticing the intricacies of the stitching, which she pointed out is […]

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