Opening Tonight: Women with Attitude, Holiday Gala in the Village!

First Friday and Artist’s Reception Tonight!

It’s First Friday and we’re celebrating Women with Attitude by Dianne Jean Erickson with an artist’s reception from 6pm to 8pm. Stop in, have a little wine and talk to Dianne about her Women. Browse Dianne’s work and decide which is your favorite Woman with Attitude!

Holiday Gala Tonight!

Don’t miss this family-friendly event – tonight is the Holiday Gala in the Village. The festivities are about to get started and the tree lighting is at 7pm. Stop in the shops and grab a bite or a beverage while you’re here and be sure to show Multnomah Village small businesses some love this holiday season!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Women with Attitude, Golden Tickets and the Holidays at Village Frame & Gallery

Dianne Jean Erickson and Women with Attitude

Village Frame & Gallery is pleased to present Women with Attitude by local artist Dianne Jean Erickson through the month of December. Opening today, Dianne’s Women seem to feel right at home at Village Frame & Gallery or, maybe we just love them so much! Read more about Dianne here.

See Dianne’s Women in the Gallery during regular business hours, or stop in and meet Dianne at the opening reception on First Friday, December 6th starting at 6 pm!

Afternoon Tea by Dianne Jean Erickson, oil and cold wax

It’s Golden Ticket Time in the Village!

Shop local and save when you collect and redeem Golden Tickets at local Multnomah Village and Hillsdale businesses this holiday season! Village Frame & Gallery is offering 10% off custom framing projects, or spend $30 and receive Golden Tickets to use at other local businesses!

Framing for the Holidays

Snow Bowl by Kaye Synoground

Forgot about that artwork you picked up from a street artist this summer? Love that painting you got from Mom and Dad, but hate the frame? Now is the time to bring them in for framing in time for holiday celebrations! Village Frame & Gallery is accepting framing projects for delivery before Christmas through Saturday, December 14th. After that date, custom framing orders for Christmas delivery will be accepted based on materials availability and as schedule permits. Don’t delay, come in now and take advantage of Golden Ticket deals!

Looking for something special? Village Frame & Gallery still has original paintings and a few Multnomah Village posters by Kaye Synoground. The selection is limited to what we have on hand, so stop in soon!

Holiday Gala in the Village this Friday!

Yes, the tree lighting, the horse-drawn carriages, Santa and the choirs, it must be the Holiday Gala in Multnomah Village! And at Village Frame & Gallery, the opening reception for Dianne Jean Erickson’s Women with Attitude! The reception starts at 6pm. So come on out to the Village this Friday for fun, food, music and art! Don’t miss this family-friendly event in the Village!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Village Frame and Gallery will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th to spend Thanksgiving with our families. We will reopen on Saturday, November 30th.

From all of us at Village Frame and Gallery, have a warm, safe, and happy Thanksgiving!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

The Holidays are upon us, 20th Anniversary savings ending soon and a December sneak peek!

How did this happen? The year has just spirited by! A lovely spring gave way to June and July construction in the Village, the entire road being removed and the intersection torn up for what seemed like forever. A cooler than usual summer then lead to one of the most spectacular autumns I can remember. And now here we are planning our Holiday windows. Seriously, how did the year trip by so fast?

Yes, the holidays are upon us. We’ll be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th for Thanksgiving, and to get the shop and gallery ready for the Holidays. We’ll reopen on November 30th for Small Business Saturday – come on out and support your favorite local Multnomah Village businesses!

Last week for 20th Anniversary Savings!

We’re celebrating 20 years with our Biggest Sale Ever! Save 20% off new custom framing projects – the sale ends Saturday, November 30th! Stop in soon – it’s a great day to frame!

December Artist – Sneak Peek!

Dianne Jean Erickson brings her Women With Attitude to Village Frame and Gallery, opening Tuesday, December 3rd. We’ll host an artist’s reception at Village frame and Gallery on First Friday, December 6th at 6pm.

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Celebrating 20 Years with Incredible Savings!

Celebrating 20 Years in Multnomah Village!

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 in 1999, determined to build an organization that met 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 long-time client Beth Nichols. The faces may be different, but our commitment to the preservation and presentation of our clients artwork remains unchanged – be it an antique map, an heirloom or needlework, a fine art purchase or a concert poster, or a beloved grandchild’s school project.

Highlighting Local Artists

Local. We define local as the Pacific Northwest, the Portland metro area and hyper-local, right here in Multnomah Village. The area is blessed with so many talented artists, many of whom have gone on to national and international recognition. And many who keep plugging away, with nary a chance to showcase their work. Village Frame and Gallery is pleased to bring talented artists (established and unknown) to our gallery, to Multnomah Village, as our monthly featured artists with a month-long venue to showcase their work. We hold artist receptions on First Fridays, an opportunity for residents and visitors to meet our monthly featured artist and view their work.

Long gallery wall with art hanging on it, a mosaic bust sits in front of it, in the distance you can see more artisan crafts near the window

20th Anniversary Savings through November 30th!

We’re celebrating 20 years with our Biggest Sale Ever! Save 20% off new custom framing projects through November 30th! This is a great time to get those projects out of the drawers and into the shop!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Anne Bocci returns to the Village, Halloween Fun and First Friday, “Oh my!”

Village Frame and Gallery is pleased to welcome artwork by Anne Bocci in the Gallery during the month of November! Join us this Friday, November 1st, at 6pm for an artist’s reception celebrating Anne’s return to Multnomah Village!

About Anne Bocci

Anne Bocci is an artist, painter and jewelry designer. After decades of being an artist herself she opened Anne Bocci Boutique & Gallery in Multnomah Village in 2007 to support other artists and designers. In 2016 she expanded to Portland’s Pearl District to a larger space to celebrate more artists and to mentor designers. Besides promoting artists, Anne finds an oasis in creating art herself.

She has studied with the acclaimed Alexander Rokoff and Julia Armstrong Peltz. Her artwork can be found in shows around the US, and in the gallery space she has in the Pearl District, 416 NW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209. http://annebocciboutique.com

It’s Halloween in the Village!

Halloween in the Village is upon us again! Businesses all through the Village will be participating in a community wide Trick or Treating event. Candy, games, and more will be provided by businesses along SW Capitol Hwy and on SW Troy in Multnomah Village. This Thursday – Halloween – October 31st, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, rain or shine!

First Friday in the Village!

Take advantage of the dry weather and come out to the Village this Friday! Grab a bite, browse your favorite shops and stop in to see Anne Bocci and her new paintings!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Last Week in the Gallery – Alpern and Erickson; Halloween Fun and First Friday Sneek Peek!

This is the last week to see Amerinda Alpern’s latest show, Cut/Bind/Anchor/Float and encaustic collagraphs by Dianne Jean Erickson. The show ends Thursday, October 31st. Click to read more about Amerinda and Dianne.

Bring the Kiddies!

Halloween in the Village is upon us again. Businesses all through the Village will be participating in a community wide Trick or Treating event. Candy, games, and more will be provided by businesses along SW Capitol Hwy and on SW Troy in Multnomah Village. Thursday, October 31st, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, rain or shine!

Coming soon! Village Frame & Gallery welcomes Anne Bocci and her paintings back to the Village!

Anne Bocci joins us in the gallery for First Friday, November 1st, 6:00 pm to 8:30. This is sure to be a great event – don’t miss it!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Cut — Bind — Anchor — Float, and First Friday!

In the gallery this month, Amerinda Alpern with new kinetic sculptures paired with encaustic collographs by Dianne Jean Erickson. Join us on First Friday for a reception with Amerinda Alpern at 6pm!

Amerinda Alpern — Drawing with Stick and Stone

Linear Compression by Amerinda Alpern

This body of work reflects my exploration into kinetic line and form. I present them as maquettes (small scale models) for future explorations.

The apple and fig tree must be pruned in the winter, a yearly ritual. Then what? Compost, firewood, wattle fencing, what are the possibilities? Last winter I chose to start bending and shaping a few of these cuttings instead of disposing of them as kindling or compost. 

When is it acceptable to use a natural material as a medium? My apple tree doesn’t ask these questions of me… but art making does. Sorting through the piles of wood scrap, ideas arrive, a vision emerges until the selection of right thickness and length of material began to take shape. Bending, drying, sawing, sanding, pinning, wrapping and painting are meditative acts. Finally, my favorite part, bringing balance to complete the process.

Float by Amerinda Alpern

Dianne Jean Erickson – Encaustic Collographs

Each day working in my studio I start not knowing what image will emerge. I allow myself the freedom of indecisions, improvisations, and impulsiveness in my work, and that leads to exciting discoveries. Subjects of my paintings and prints vary depending on ideas that arise.

I use multiple mediums including, but not limited to, encaustic, acrylic, oil and cold wax, and collage. I’m impatient by nature, my process is intuitive, I most enjoy the journey of creating, figuring out what works; what to keep, and what to abandon, until the piece works for me. I have no compulsion to save every work I do. Many become the layered history for a new piece.

Creating art energizes me, it’s a place where time is altered, where all my feelings and emotions appear at some time or another; pleased, tired, upbeat, excited, harried, surprised, and hopefully at some point, satisfied.”

Read more about Dianne Jean Erickson here.

Don’t miss First Friday in the Village!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

It’s a Beautiful Weekend in the Village!

Karen Story in the Gallery

Figural Abstractions, featuring the latest work by local artist Karen Story , continues on the gallery wall at Village Frame and Gallery through the end of September. It’s a lovely day to stroll the Village and view the show. Read more about Karen Story here.

On a Budget? Need a Frame Fast? We’ve got you Covered!

Village Frame and Gallery is pleased to introduce ReadyFast frames in a broad selection of standard sizes from 5×7 to 24×36 inches! Made right here in Multnomah Village from a variety of high quality materials, the frames range in price from $25 to $60 with affordable glass and fitting packages. Bring in your favorite photo or artwork and we’ll put it all together in less than 24 hours!

It’s Construction Time Again!

PBOT has announced the updated schedule for completion of the SW Capitol Highway Paving Project. The weather-dependent schedule was supposed to commence on September 16th, but will likely start on Monday, September 23rd at the Capitol Highway and 35th Avenue intersection. You can read more about the project and schedule here.

As we did earlier this summer, Village Frame and Gallery will hold a Construction Savings Event to give you one more reason to Visit the Village! During the event, save 10% on one or 15% on two or more custom framing projects. Bring in those vacation treasures and we’ll help you design a continuing memory!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Figural Abstractions by Karen Story

Village Frame and Gallery is pleased to present Figural Abstractions, a new show by Karen Story, now in the Gallery through September.

Family Texture by Karen Story

Artist’s Statement

My interest in depicting the human figure began at PNCA where I received my a BFA in 1991. Whether working on an isolated figure or one in interaction with another, this never-ending challenge has been my studio companion.

Having recently begun working with media which are textural, I found that I needed to change my approach. I began to use a palette knife and other tools besides a paintbrush to apply cold wax. Encaustic is also quite textural.

Being influenced by California figure artists of the 60s, I also began using colors not found on the body. This has been a serious challenge for me. I want to keep the form in proportion and anatomically correct while using texture and color abstractly.

This new body of work is the result of this challenge to abstract within the figure. I hope you enjoy viewing it.

–Karen Story

Artist’s Reception First Friday

Join us for an artist’s reception on First Friday. Meet Karen and speak to her about the work, the process and inspiration. The reception begins this Friday, September 6th, at 6 pm. Make an evening of it in The Village! Grab a bite, stop in to see the new exhibit in the Gallery and then walk down the block and visit JP General, a hip new shop at the end of the block!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Our regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Who are we?

We are Beth, Lynne and Jeanette – a woman-owned custom framing shop and art gallery celebrating 20 years of custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.