It’s Golden Ticket Time!

Yes, it’s that most very merry time of year!

It’s Golden Ticket Time!

And Village Frame & Gallery has a special offer this year. Simply bring in your golden ticket from another participating merchant and receive 10% off your new custom framing order through December 31st!. Purchase $30.00 in merchandise and we’ll give you another golden ticket! Discounts apply to new orders only.

Framing for the Holidays?

Now is the time to start framing projects for delivery by Christmas. To avoid a RUSH charge, bring your projects in by Wednesday, December 12th. We’ll be happy to help you bring your vision to life!

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

5 Tips for Traveling Art Collectors

Brightly colored string art image of sun, moon, medicine wheel, maize, birds, and animals

We frame a lot of artwork our customers bring home from their travels. For art lovers, is there any better way to bring a special trip or place to mind? We think not! If you agree, here are a few things to keep in mind during your next vacation.

Brightly colored string art image of sun, moon, medicine wheel, maize, birds, and animals
Huichol string art from Mexico, framed by Village Frame & Gallery.

Do Collect Art When You Travel

Skip the cheap trinkets and forgettable souvenir stand offerings. A lot of it was made in China anyway. Art you love purchased from local artists will not only bring you joy for the rest of your life, finding it may produce some of your best memories of the trip.

Alternately, if you enjoy photography, make your own art. Hunting killer images will likely help you see things you would have missed otherwise. When you get home, we can help you turn your best photographs into an art exhibit you’ll be proud to show off.

Get to Know the Special Needs of Your New Treasure

Some art is particularly fragile. Depending on it’s age or the media used, it made need special care. It’s a good idea to learn what you can about the art you buy, so you can make good decisions for it when it arrives home.

The Huichol string art pictured above was a gift from a dear friend in Mexico to a couple from Oregon during their last visit south. Familiar with Huichol string art, the couple knew it was created by laying string into beeswax. Since this art is precious to them and will live in a home heated by wood, the couple brought it straight to Village Frame & Gallery. They were concerned about protecting the yarn fibers from soot, and the underlying beeswax from heat. But, they didn’t want glazing that would interfere with seeing the texture or vibrant color of the piece. Museum Glass inside a simple, black lacquer frame provided the protection they need with the clarity they desired.

Large Art Might Not be the Best Value After All

Framed oil painting of small patio outside blue door. A chair and pots of colorful flowers are arranged on the patio.A big statement piece offered by a street vendor at a fraction of U.S. prices can be very tempting, but will it still be a bargain after you ship it home and get it framed? Anything larger than 16″ x 20″ is likely to put a serious bruise on your credit card before you get it on the wall, regardless of how cheap the initial outlay was. You might be much better off picking up a few small pieces that can easily be brought home in your luggage. You’ll save on shipping and framing and you will have spread the wealth among several artists.

Not long ago, a customer brought in this diminutive oil painting, which was purchased abroad. In the right frame, it makes a big statement and is a lovely reminder of our client’s trip.

Restretching Could Stretch Your Wallet

We often have folks come in with a rolled canvas they brought home in their luggage, only to find out it can cost more to restretch art than it would have been to ship it home stretched. Don’t end up with a nasty surprise — price shipping the canvas stretched before you take it apart. If the shipping is under $100, do it. If you have doubts after you know the shipping price, email us the size and some pictures for a ballpark estimate on restretching before making your final decision.

Don’t Wait to Bring Your Art to Village Frame & Gallery

Ever bring home a piece of art, stow in a corner for safekeeping until you can get to the frame shop, and then let it languish there for years? It happens, but when it does, you cheat yourself out of the joy of displaying your souvenir, and your art is at the mercy of the elements — unprotected from dust, light, insects, and temperature changes.

Next time, bring your art to Village Frame & Gallery before you unpack your suitcases. While you’re catching up with your inbox and sorting through your snapshots, we’ll get your new art ready to display.

We’re open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

 

It’s Time to Bring Your Holiday Projects to Village Frame & Gallery

pumpkins and autumn leafs over turquoise wood with "Mark your calendar!" in white script above.

pumpkins and autumn leafs over turquoise wood with "Mark your calendar!" in white script above.

It’s November! Wait … what?!

How did that happen? The holiday are upon us already; time to do some planning!

Get Your Holiday Projects in Now

Our cut-off for guaranteed Christmas delivery is December 9th. A 20% rush fee may apply after that date.

Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closed November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving, but will be open Saturday, November 25th for Shop Small Saturday.

Shop Small Saturday

Supporting local businesses supports the economy of local communities! If you love Multnomah Village, do your holiday shopping here. You don’t have to do it on Shop Small Saturday, any day works.

Heart graphic with message inside: Small Business Saturday, November 25, #shopsmall with us

Holiday Gala First Friday, December 1st

More info to come, watch this space!

We’re Here to Make Your Holiday Seasons Special

Have an art lover on your shopping list? Priceless keepsakes you’d like to give? Or something that just doesn’t fit a pre-made frame? Call or stop by. We’re here for you at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm or by appointment.

 

Important Dates this December

Downhill skier

Need something framed in time for Christmas? Bring it in by December 12th.

Downhill skier
By Claude Thebarge, available at Village Frame & Gallery

Great framing takes time, so bring your gifts of art and seasonal decor to Village Frame & Gallery this week to make sure they will beat Santa to your door.

Despite the business of the season, we will make sure your project receives the care an attention we have built our reputation on since 1999.

Shop hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Have questions about whether or not we can frame something? Call us at 503-245-8001.

Holiday Hours at Village Frame & Gallery

In order to spend time with our families and friends, Village Frame & Gallery will observe the following special holiday schedule. We hope you are also able to spend time this season in the company of those you love best.

Thursday, December 24th: Closing at 4 pm

Friday, December 25th: Closed

Saturday, December 26th: Closed

Thursday, December 31st: Closing at 4 pm

Friday, January 1st: Closed