Leap Into Spring — Save 15% on New Framing Projects through March 21st!

I was thinking recently, since I had an extra leap day to do so, about spring. Then again, when we lost an hour springing forward. Not yet having enough coffee to compensate for the lost hour of sleep, I looked up the first day of spring in 2020. Did you know spring arrives early this year?

According to the Old Farmers Almanac website, “For much of the last century, the spring equinox has occurred on March 20 or 21. This year, however, the equinox happens on the 19th in all U.S. time zones, making it the earliest spring we’ll have seen in our lives (so far). The last time spring arrived this early was in 1896—a whopping 124 years ago!”

Nature is leaping early, too! With the mild winter we’ve had things are sprouting all over the garden and so many trees are in bloom. And Village Frame and Gallery is starting our Leap Into Spring Sale early! Beginning Tuesday, March 10th through Saturday, March 21st save a spring worthy 15% on all your new custom framing projects!

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 fine art gallery celebrating 20 years of high quality custom framing in the Village. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Artist Reception Tonight at 6pm, Renner’s is Open and Our Framed Art Sale Continues

It’s February. It’s gray, but not raining, and it’s First Friday! Village Frame and Gallery is pleased to feature Elana Einstein and Janet Collamer in the gallery this month.

About Elana Einstein

Elana Einstein is a local Portland artist and a retired preschool teacher. She now enjoys her time dotting mandalas and other symbolic themes. She also uses multi media photo manipulation to create dotted personal photos.

She paints acrylics on canvas, wood, rocks and other recycled and natural materials. Einstein says “creating mandalas is a meditative activity that provides peace of mind to the creator and observer. Through my art I try practicing generosity, loving kindness and gratitude every day.”

About Janet Collamer

Janet Collamer is a painter who is greatly inspired by native art in the Americas, Africa, Asia, but especially Australia. Janet lived in Mexico for two years and the murals and bright colors used there also inform her work.

Janet is a retired public school teacher where her best day of the week was Art Day. Janet lives in Beaverton with her husbands and sons.

Join us tonight, 6pm to 8 pm, for an artist’s reception to welcome Elana and Janet in the gallery. After the reception, stop by Renner’s to welcome them back to the neighborhood. Yes…

Renner’s is Open!

They’re still working out the kinks, but Renner’s Bar & Grill and Suburban room opened to the public for the first time in almost two years last Friday night for a fundraising event. The same faces are there and our neighborhood Five Star Dive Bar is back! The interior, rebuilt completely from the ground up has the same layout and a new curved bar. It’s still Renner’s, but updated.

We are so pleased to welcome Renner’s back to the neighborhood, it’s been too long. Renner’s opens at 11:00 am every day. We hope to see you there!

Our Framed Art Sale Continues!

Village Frame and Gallery’s entire framed art inventory is on sale now, at our lowest sale prices ever! No longer on the gallery wall, we still have wonderful artwork for sale in the display windows and on the picture rails. We have smaller items tucked away in back, so let us know what you’re looking for and we can check out inventory. We still have a few precious Kaye Synoground holiday pieces at great sale prices.

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.

All Framed Art Inventory on Sale Now!

It’s January, and we all know what that means…resolutions. Putting away the holiday decorations, clearing the clothes off the exercise bike, and doing a Marie Kondo on the closets and storage areas. At Village Frame and Gallery we’re doing the same thing. It’s not that the artwork we have in storage doesn’t bring us joy, but rather we think it will bring more joy displayed in someone’s home. And at great sale prices, it’s the perfect time to put something new up on those walls!

Village Frame and Gallery’s entire framed art inventory is on sale now, at our lowest sale prices ever! Have you been in the gallery and seen something you liked up high on the wall? Now is the time to take a closer look and maybe bring something home for your walls – New year, new art!

We even have a few precious holiday pieces by Kaye Synoground, framed and ready for you to take home at great sale prices!

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.

Getting Ready for the Holidays? We Have Last Minute Gifts and Last Minute Frames!

It’s the holidays and like many of our clients we’re getting our home ready for visitors and celebrations. We’ve been making Christmas cookies, Jeanette and I raided my mom’s recipes, to great cheer from my son, brother and father. To wrap presents last evening I had to clear off the dining room table. And our guest bedroom, well let’s just say that it’s where all matter of things are placed until such time as we need them or need the bedroom for guests.

Are you getting your home ready for the holidays, too? Need to clear out that guest bedroom and be able to set the dining room table for guests? Don’t stash that artwork you picked up on vacation under the bed, bring it to Village Frame & Gallery now and take advantage of our Golden Ticket offer – 10% off new custom framing projects – through December 31st! Your artwork will be safe and after the New Year you’ll have new artwork to put on your walls!

Last minute gifts at Village Frame & Gallery!

I walked into the mall last weekend, yes I did. I honestly haven’t “shopped” in a mall for years – why would I when there are so many great local shops in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale? Well, I went to the mall because I needed a piece of jewelry fixed and, perhaps, just a bit of curiosity. (Side note – I so miss Jones and Jones in the Village!) The mall was festive and the stores I walked into had very pleasant and helpful staff, just like the shops here in the Village. There is one BIG difference, the shops in the Village and Hillsdale are curated, owned and staffed by your neighbors!

At Village Frame & Gallery we have gifts for everyone on your list, hand made by local and regional artists. Beadwork jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, hand-turned wood pens and unframed original art. We can tell you about the artists and about the art – where they live and the processes they use – because they are your neighbors too!

Last minute framing options, now through Christmas Eve!

Precious family photos and framed artwork make wonderful gifts for the holidays and it’s not too late to create that special gift! Village Frame Gallery is pleased to carry 5×7 and 8×10 photo frames and a large selection of unique ReadyFast frames in standard sizes from 5×7 to 16×20, priced for holiday gift giving. As the name implies, framing projects with ReadyFast frames can be ready in as little as one day. Bring in those photos or artwork for that special someone and we’ll create a memorable gift, just in time for Christmas!

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.

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.

In the Gallery – Jeanette Nuxoll; Last Day to Save!

Village Frame and Gallery is pleased to host Differential Frailty, a new and deeply personal show by Jeanette Nuxoll, in the gallery this month. Read more about Jeanette Nuxoll here.

About Differential Frailty

My grandfather owned a factory in Illinois. I would visit as a child and started working there in my early twenties. Working in parts production, the tediousness of repetitive tasks became both hypnotizing and overwhelmingly monotonous. Learning the processes for tool and die making was a welcome break from the rhythm of parts production. The importance of precision in tool and die making highlighted the necessity of parts working together in a system. This sentiment was echoed by my grandfather, who would always say, “Work smarter, not harder”, seizing every moment as a learning opportunity.

In his mid-seventies my grandfather started losing his memory. In a slow deterioration of recall, he would become confused about where he was in a project, or not remember how a certain procedure was executed.  I would work alongside him in an effort to maintain the course on a project, reminding him of processes that he had taught me. I have always thought of my grandfather, and myself, as machines. We are task oriented. We operate in specific processes. We create. Watching the breakdown of his mental and physical functionality, I became progressively more aware of the failures in the mechanical systems in which we had always related.

Differential Frailty specifically addresses the idea that humans, like machines will eventually fail. As we seek to overcome biological and technological failure, humanity is invariably brought closer to the mechanical, allowing transhumanism to emerge as a potential solution to biological obsolescence.
– – Jeanette Nuxoll

Peter Iredale by Jeanette Nuxoll
Differential Frailty by Jeanette Nuxoll

Last day for our Construction Savings Event!

The flaggers are gone, the big hole in the intersection is filled, the street in front of the shop is paved and today is the last day for our construction savings event! Stop in today to save big on custom framing – save 10 percent on one or 15 percent on two or more framing projects!

August 10th is the last day to save BIG!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. We are open 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.

New Work by Carson Culp and BIG Construction Savings!

Hand thrown pottery by Carson Culp

Village Frame and Gallery is pleased to feature new ceramics by Carson Culp. Metallic gray-black and blue glazes float on Carson’s unique hand-thrown shapes creating stunning usable art. Read more about Carson here.

Extra large jar by Carson Culp

Construction Savings Continue!

Have you collected artwork from vacations abroad and scurried them away out of sight meaning to get them framed when things settled down? Perhaps there are some astonishingly beautiful panoramic photographs in your phone that you haven’t thought of since returning from that trip to B.C?

It’s time to dig out that artwork and go through those photos – bring them in to Village Frame and Gallery this month for BIG savings during our Construction Savings event. Through July 31st save 10% on one or 15% on two or more new custom framing projects!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. We are open 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.

You Don’t See This Everyday!

7:00 am Saturday morning in Multnomah Village

Boy what a sight! The construction crews have been busy since last night, breaking up the surface of SW Capitol Highway between SW 36th and SW 35th Avenues. They continue today digging through the sub-layers down a full 18 inches!

Businesses are OPEN during construction!

Most of the businesses in Multnomah Village are open today. Fat City had a line of folks waiting for their doors to open first thing this morning! Why not? There’s cool stuff going on in the Village – come check it out!

Save BIG during our Construction Savings event!

During the SW Capitol Highway paving project Village Frame and Gallery is offering 10 percent off one, or 15 percent off two or more new custom framing projects. So gather those projects, save BIG on framing and support the Village!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village. We are open Tuesday – 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.