Hanging Out in Frame Land at Central Art Supply

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How’s it hanging?

Welcome to “Hanging Out in FrameLand,” a monthly look behind-the-scenes into Central Art’s Custom Framing department!

In this new regular monthly feature, we’ll be giving you a closer look at the inner workings of our frame building shop – showcasing the work of our talented team of professional framers, Alex, Jon and Dan – as well as answering your custom framing questions, tips on selecting the various components to house your art during the design process, industry highlights and more!

But first, let us introduce the expert team of individuals who are responsible for bringing your art full circle and ready to be proudly displayed!

Meet our Framing Posse:

Alex Fisher (Framer)Alex began his framing tenure at Central Art under the guidance and training of his aunt, Peggy Bulebar.During his

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Open House/Art Show

Siskiyou Crest Abstracts – Single exposure photography by Zach EhlertI recently had the opportunity to show a large collection of my photography at the Rogue Valley Manor (October 2015). Since the manor isn’t really open to the public, I’m setting these pieces up in the frame shop and hosting an open house.​Please join me Saturday November 14th from 4 – 6 pm. Wine & light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Transmission Interruptus […]

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Phishin’ Eugene

I always enjoy framing things that have to do with my favorite band. Here’s a limited edition poster and ticket stub from their fall tour opener at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene that recently came into the shop.For this project I used two layers of Crescent Select conservation matboard–with a second opening for the ticket stub–and 99% UV blocking conservation glass to protect the items. The dark brown frame–one of our value mouldings–is 1 1/4″ wide and 1″ deep, an […]

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Halloween Shadowbox

Custom framing’s a great way to showcase three dimensional objects. Here’s a small shadowbox that I put together for Halloween/Day of the Dead featuring a bottle of Rogue Dead Guy Ale. The silver skull frame from Direct Moulding nicely complimented the glow-in-the-dark bottle. The inner box was created from a piece of bright orange, suede covered, matboard. […]

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Jazz Fest 2014

Another fun music print that came into the shop recently. For this piece I used two layers of Crescent Select matboard, to reflect the colors in the print, along with a high-gloss, yellow frame from Roma Moulding®. Their Lavo Collection comes in a variety of fun profiles and colors, and really looks great on prints like this.  The Lavo moulding collection brings old-world French design to its most modern edge. A fusion of traditional carvings enveloped in high glo […]

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Artwork by Andy DeWeerdt

Two pieces we recently framed for Andy’s exhibit at Belle Fiore Winery. His art will be featured through the month of July, with an artists reception on Friday, July 11 (5–8pm) and Saturday, July 12 (12-4pm). […]

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We could swim it if we tried. . .

Limited edition screen print, Once A Lizard, by David Welker. For this project I used two, solid-core, Ragmats from Crescent; a dark green for the bottom mat and a neutral tan for the top layer. These 100% cotton mats feature the same color throughout and are the top of the line as far as preservation goes.The frame,  from Roma Moulding®,  is 1 inch wide with a scooped profile that draws your eye into the artwork. The natural stain mimics the trees in the […]

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June News from Bohemia Gallery and Rogue Frameworks

Crater Lake: An Artistic Exploration, June 2014 exhibit at Bohemia Gallery in Ashland, Oregon

Summer 2014 – Gallery News & Framing Specials

Gallery News We’ve assembled a collection of unique photography, acrylic paintings and vintage postcards that explore Oregon’s most iconic landscape. Crater Lake: An Artistic Exploration opens in the expanded gallery space this Friday, June 6th. Including images by David Lorenz Winston from his 2010 artists residency. Visit www.bohemiagallery.com for more information.

Father’s Day Sale In honor of Father’s Day (June 15th), we’re offering newsletter subscribers 15% off custom framing.* Place your order by June 7th to have it ready by Father’s Day. *Limited to one project per person. May not be combined with other offers or specials. Orders must be paid in full at time of placement. Offer good through June 20th.

Project Showcase Here’s a recent piece we did to commemorate a visit to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, here in Ashland. Click the image for more information.

Thanks for

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I was honored to frame this front page article from our local newspaper, the Ashland Daily Tidings.Newspapers present some inherent problems as they’re not really designed to last. The paper is very thin and extremely acidic (prone to yellowing) so special care must be taken when framing something like this; done properly though, they can become a  memento that will look great for years. The first step was a spritz of de-acidification spray to the paper. Each section was th […]

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Autzen Stadium Panoramic

This panoramic print was photographed at the University of Oregon’s Autzen Stadium on October 31st, 2009 by James Blakeway. The Ducks defeated USC in front of 59,592 fanes, the largest crowd to ever witness a football game in the State of Oregon. For this project I used two sheets of Crescent Select alpha cellulose conservation matboard. Crescent has designated mats from this line that coincide with the colors of major college and professional teams. The frame is 1 1/4″ wide […]

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