“My focus is design and quality conservation treatment,” said Michele, the shop's owner. “You get a more personal touch here. People like my designs and know my quality.”I don’t know about you, but “Frame artwork purchased during an Etsy-shopping binge,” has been on my to-do list seemingly for eons. If I knew how much of a snap the framing process is at Newman Gallery & Custom Frames near Eastern Market, I would’ve crossed this off the list much sooner. With more than 35 years of framing experience, owner Michele uses her design expertise to help you choose the perfect frame and mat out of the thousands of combos available in the shop. And while that may sound overwhelming, Michele and her assistants will be with you every step of the way. “My focus is design and quality conservation treatment,” she said. “You get a more personal touch here. People like my designs and know my quality.” We’re talking museum-quality framing, using 100% cotton rag mat board to prevent acid burn and conservation glass that blocks 99% of UV light. That means all your grad school diplomas, photos of Rick Steves-approved vacay spots, “grip and grin” snapshots with various senators and my wall of cat art (did I say that out loud?) will stand the test of time.
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