Every piece is a work of art
Every piece is a work of art
Expert quality custom picture framing service for all your photos, works on paper and three-dimensional articles for the home and office.
Art on display
Receptions for local artists occur several times a year. Their art is on display for a month in the gallery and are available for purchase.
Office decorating service
Art selection and frame design services to coordinate with your office environment.
Frame & Mat Consultation provides clients with frame and mat choices, from economical to premium quality wood and metal moulding options. All work is performed on site by an experienced professional.
(including multi-openings and circular & oval openings)
We are proud of our impeccable reputation for customer service that begins as you enter our shop.
Ted Wettig opened the Art Gallery & Frame shop in 1969 at 1100 Oak Street. The shop was also called "U-Frame-It" for a while, so that customers could purchase the supplies needed to frame their art and put it together themselves, while being guided by an employee. This became ineffective as customers found framing to be quite a bit more complicated than they expected. In 1995, our fearless leader's health declined and he passed away that December. Mary Ann Fierro, then the Office Manager, purchased the business from Mr. Wettig's estate. She decided interest in retiring in 2010 and I purchased the business in March 2011.
Business Art & Framing was my first custom picture framing job after I graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a B.A. in Art Studio/Photography. I worked here for 2 years while learning many custom picture framing techniques and departed with quality skills that led me to obtain managerial positions in other shops and galleries such as the prestigious GK Framing in New York City. This is where I obtained all of my archival and art handling experience in a state-of-the-art facility that is one of a kind. This frame shop houses an actual "clean room" which mimics an operating room complete with a hepa-filter that controls the humidity while purifying the air.
I had the extraordinary opportunity to assist clients with framing solutions for priceless works of art, either with monetary or sentimental value. Some of my clients who I serviced include the Kennedy's, Rockefeller's, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Turner and Harrison Ford, to name a few. I continued to work in New York City for eight years before moving back to Syracuse where I continued my custom picture framing career in various capacities. In 2010, Mary Ann Fierro expressed her interest interest in retiring after 28 years at the shop by selling or ultimately closing the shop. Soon after hearing her intentions, I began to contemplate the purchasing of the business and soon after, took over the shop in March 2011. The transition was smooth since I had been working part-time for Mary Ann since 2005.
In April 2015 we saw an opportunity to relocate the shop to a more progressive area while greatly improving the workshop environment. The shop's current location is at 3513 James Street, in the Eastwood Plaza.
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