Fine Art & Framing

Think Big

POSTED: January 6th 2014

Providence Picture Frame’s unassuming location on Branch Avenue belies a treasure trove of big spaces filled with big art, big frames, and a big team dedicated to framing artistic projects large and small. With three floors, there’s over an acre of gallery space. That’s more than enough room for its approximately 3,000 items, including a large room to showcase Rhode Island art. Read more Click here to read more.

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Rogers Gallery; Much More than Art

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Louise Rogers, owner of Rogers Gallery in Mattapoisett, MA, can’t really say where the time has gone since she and her husband, Ben, opened their gallery and framing shop in their home 33 years ago. She does know that “…it seems like it was yesterday.” Now a successful and still growing business, Rogers Gallery continues to offer quality custom framing along with a gallery filled with the works of both local and regional artists. The business, now located at The River Shops, has grown to include American crafts such as hand-blown glass, pottery, textiles, handmade lamps and an exquisite collection of original jewelry. PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT Rogers Gallery The Rogers attribute t Click here to read more.

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From Collectible to Masterpiece

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Imagine you own a piece of vintage sports memorabilia that you’d like to display at home. Maybe you want to display a century-old document that has turned brittle. Transforming valuable collectables into art should be undertaken with delicacy and diligence to prevent long-term damage, according to Geoff Gaunt, co-owner of Providence Picture Frame. And he should know; customizing collectables is their business. “There are many methods, but the end result should be zero impact to your object,” says Gaunt. ARTWORK AVAILABLE AT Providence Picture Frame, Dryden Gallery Talk first, frame later Gaunt cautions that the process should begin with a detailed discussion with a professional Click here to read more.

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An Acre of Showroom Space

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Not many businesses can claim they’ve been around since Abraham Lincoln was in the White House. But Providence Picture Frame has flourished for more than 150 years and is one of the largest art and frame stores in New England. “There is no place like us in the country,” says co-owner Geoff Gaunt, referring to the size and scope of the store’s inventory and services. [caption id="attachment_219" align="alignnone" width="489"] Products sourced from Providence Picture Frame[/caption] Large Inventory The three-level store has one acre of showroom space, displaying thousands of framing style samples, mirror moldings, ready-made frames and art. Seventy-five percent of the showroom Click here to read more.

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The Art of Hanging Art

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

After moving to Rhode Island from out of state, a couple was left with the labor-intensive task of unpacking their life’s possessions. Close to 50 pieces of artwork and mirrors in various sizes remained un-hung in the historic home they’d just purchased. “It’s the intimidation factor,” says Geoff Gaunt, co-owner of Providence Picture Frame in Rhode Island, about why some people are hesitant to hang their own wall art.  Lack of time and the desire to have the job done correctly are other factors that drive customers to seek out Providence Picture Frame for their art-hanging expertise. [caption id="attachment_131" align="alignnone" width="720"] This massive mirror was the star Click here to read more.

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