Village Frame and Gallery is an owner-operated, full service, custom framing shop and fine art gallery in Portland, Oregon. It all started with our owner’s strong interest in the art world and their desire to be a productive part of it. Deann Holtz and George Cline opened Village Frame & Gallery September 1, 1999, determined to build an organization that lived up to their own expectations for the presentation and preservation of artwork and memorabilia. Together, they established the high standards that still guide the day-to-day operations of the business. Today, Village Frame & Gallery is owned and operated by Beth Nichols.
Custom framing is a craft with all of the challenging characteristics of any other craft. To perform it well, one must respect the parameters of time, tools and temperament. At Village Frame & Gallery, we have established an environment and team of professionals capable of providing our customers with an exceptional product in a timely manner.
An artist since childhood, Labrynt (aka L.J.) entered the custom framing business because she wanted to utilize her Fine Art training, as well as learn to properly handle, preserve, and frame artwork. The satisfaction she derives from collaborating with customers and interacting with the work of other artists has kept her in the craft since 2000. She loves the variety and challenge custom work provides. Labrynt has an artist’s ability to match colors and an uncommon eye for detail. Her finish work is exquisite. In addition to being an accomplished custom framer, Labrynt is a songwriter, multi-media artist, hiker, and health enthusiast.