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.

Open During Construction, Save BIG Now!

Jeanette models our Open During Construction sign provided by PBOT

The Capitol Highway paving project continues this week with significant closures this weekend. In a flyer distributed to Multnomah Village businesses on Tuesday PBOT describes the work:

Coming soon: A smoother, safer and more accessible street for all.

(July 10, 2019) — Paving for the first section of the SW Capitol Highway Paving Project begins on Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. on SW Capitol Highway from SW 36th Avenue to SW 35th Avenue. The road will reopen on Monday, July 15th at 7 a.m.

This one block section of SW Capitol highway which runs one-way eastward through the heart of Multnomah Village has some of the oldest (100 years) and most deteriorated pavement along the corridor and will require a full street rebuild. As a result, the road will be closed to ALL traffic during the construction period to allow crews to remove approximately 18 inches of damaged pavement to the dirt base and rebuild the street from the bottom up.

Sidewalks will be open along the full length of the project area and business access will be maintained. During construction, motor vehicles and TriMet bus line 44 heading eastbound will be detoured to SW Multnomah Boulevard via SW 40th Avenue and reconnect to SW Capitol Highway at SW 35th Avenue. Westbound traffic will continue straight on SW Troy Street to SW 40th Avenue to reconnect with SW Capitol Highway.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

Multnomah Village is open for business during construction! Thanks for your patience while we make SW Capitol Highway a smoother, safer and more accessible street for all. Join PBOT to celebrate the project’s completion at Multnomah Days on Saturday, August 17.

Read more about the entire SW Capitol Highway improvement project here.

Save BIG with 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.

Got Graduates? Save on Custom Framing Now!

It’s so much more than a piece of paper. It’s proof of hard years of work, a realization of achievement and the basis for dreams yet to come. Don’t put that diploma in a drawer!

Honor Their Achievements and Save!

Village Frame & Gallery can help. Stop by to purchase a gift certificate, or bring in your favorite graduate’s diploma. During our Construction Savings event save 10% off one and 15% off two 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 – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Who are we?

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

Framing Projects Big and Small and Big Savings Now!

We are honored to frame so many special things…original artwork, heirlooms, memories and the like. Sometimes, even in the same week, we frame things that are completely opposite from each other. This very thing happened last week when we were completing a huge unfixed pastel, the feather above. Measuring over six feet wide and almost four feet tall this project presented specific challenges. Not only was it big and float mounted, the unfixed pastel meant that we could not turn the artwork over to mount it!

We completed the beautiful shadowbox presentation with TruVue Optium Museum acrylic because it is lightweight, resists scratching, is anti-static (so important for pastel), provides incredible clarity and most importantly, blocks 99% of UV light.

That very same week, we framed two postcards. The first, a childhood memory, was framed in a heavy traditional frame. We float mounted the postcard on a contrasting background to show off the pretty scalloped edge. The second, a reproduction of the client’s favorite painting, was kept small to fit a nook in their kitchen. To give the diminutive piece presence we added a fabric liner in a pretty green matching the colors in the artwork. Both pieces were framed with TruVue Museum glass.

What projects do you have in your home waiting for the right time to frame? A picture you like, but the framing doesn’t go with your new great room? A piece of street art from a recent vacation? Now is the time to bring them to Village Frame and Gallery!

Save Big with Construction Savings!

Village Frame and Gallery is offering 10 percent off one, or 15 percent off two or more new custom framing projects. We know it’s tough to park in the Village on the best of days and the construction doesn’t help. But here’s a hint…there is frequently empty parking on Capitol Highway right after the lunch rush on weekdays! 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. And lest we forget, Scott – our Senior Global Director of Custodial and Maintenance Services. We love art in all it’s forms and love being part of the fabric that is Multnomah Village.

Road Work Ahead, Prepare to Save!

The weather has warmed, the flora is blooming and the fauna are eating the gardens we so carefully planted this spring. It must be…construction season! Yes, they’re at it again in Multnomah Village, the familiar road signs and bright orange and white cones strewn about the roads in the Village.

It’s not easy getting around the Village during construction. To be be honest, parking is at a premium on the best of days. But the Village – the shops and restaurants, the Multnomah Arts Center – is worth it. Come out and show your support for our Village, even during construction!

To entice you even further, Village Frame and Gallery is having a Construction Savings event. Now, through the end of July save 10 percent on one or 15 percent on two or more new custom framing projects! Bring in your projects and save BIG now!

The construction should be mostly complete by Multnomah days. You can find out more about the project here. Meanwhile, show your support for the Village in the heart of Portland – Multnomah Village!

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway, Multnomah Village, Portland. We are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. We hope to see you soon!

Big Fish

Blue Bijou by Denise Sirchie
Blue Bijou by Denise Sirchie

“BIG FISH!!” I was standing outside the gallery on Wednesday admiring (she says with a bit of sarcasm) all the available parking in the Village – seriously, Tuesday and Wednesday after the lunch rush there are almost a dozen parking spaces available. “BIG FISH!!” A boy of three-ish years shouted to his mom as they passed, he was jumping and pointing to the mosaic fish in our small display window.

Big fish, indeed. I thought about the movie Big Fish, on my mind because Albert Finney recently passed away. It’s a movie full of love, about a man with big stories and a bigger life. A big fish in a small pond. Kind of like our big fish, Blue Bijou by Denise Sirchie. Blue Bijou measures almost 40 inches across from whisker to tail, painstakingly pieced together from broken china and glass, metal buttons and glass beads. Much too big for our little “aquarium” out front!

You may remember some of Denise Sirchies other work in our gallery. Recently Scarlett graced our holiday window display posing as the Ice Queen in our Winter Wonderland.

Scarlett by Denise Sirchie

Denise is busy now creating mosaic flower pots, just in time for spring. We look forward to celebrating spring with her new work. Watch our windows in April and May!

Empty Parking = Empty Businesses

I’m not kidding when I say I’ve seen a dozen parking spaces available on recent weekdays. Parking can be more than a challenge in the Village, but empty parking spaces are an even bigger problem. Empty parking spaces mean your local businesses could be suffering. We all want to stay indoors during cold and rainy weather, but we also want our local businesses to be here when the temperate weather returns. So I challenge you, don’t put off your errands in the Village – visit the new cleaners, try the new restaurants and bakery, stop in at your favorite older businesses and check out the French Quarter. And don’t forget First Friday! Your local businesses work hard and stay open late to provide interesting art, entertainment and experiences. Whatever you do, think Local first. Don’t default to the internet for gifts and services you can get right here in your Village!

Big Fish Deals on Now!

To entice you to bring in those framing projects, Village Frame and Gallery is offering Big Fish deals right now. Bring in that older piece you’ve been meaning to reframe or that memory from a recent vacation. Mention BIG FISH for ten percent off custom framing! With framing solutions for almost every budget, our experienced designers can bring your vision to life!

Providing fine art and custom framing in Multnomah Village for almost 20 years, Village Frame and Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Last Week to Save on Fine Art and Extra Savings too!

Our Annual Fine Art Sale Ends Thursday, January 31st. Don’t miss out on our lowest prices ever on framed fine art! And to sweeten the deal, were offering an addition 15 percent off. Don’t dally, the sale ends in just one week. We’ll see you soon!

Act Fast for 10% off New Custom Framing Orders!

Time to bring your framing projects to Village Frame & Gallery for 10% off all new custom framing orders. Don’t wait, this coupon is only good through February 2nd.

Print and bring into the shop or just show us this image on your phone.

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Know someone who needs an expert custom framer? Share this coupon with them and tell them why you trust Village Frame & Gallery for your framing needs.

The gallery is free and open to the public, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Winter Framing Coupon and Incredible Fine Art Specials!

Secret Alphabet #2 and #9 by Martha Pfanschmidt

Artist Statement:
As a child I sat at the kitchen table drawing with crayons while my mother cooked dinner. I lost myself in the activity of drawing. It was my first experience of the infinite.

In school I loved making things—scratchboard drawings with black crayon over colored boards, linoleum block Christmas cards, clay figurines glazed in garish colors. At home I continued to draw, and found opportunities to express my creativity in other activities like making gingerbread houses and planting a garden. As an adult I continue to find much joy in the act of creation. Whether I am making a collage or painting I am the alchemist, turning raw materials into beautiful and provocative objects. I am deeply moved by beauty and need it around me for my well-being; it is a pleasure and a necessity.

Martha Pfanschmidt’s work is found in local, national and international collections and two of her encaustic works are on sale now at Village Frame and Gallery. Secret Alphabet #2 and #9 are float mounted and beautifully framed using TruVue Conservation Clear 99% UV protective glazing. Measuring 34 1/2 inches wide by 20 1/2 inches tall, both pieces are offered at $700, more than 25 percent of regular price!

Limited edition prints by Susan Koch

An award-winning watercolorist, Koch tries to evoke a place of familiarity or belonging—a feeling of “being home.” Painting began as a childhood passion for Susan. As far back as she can remember she was intrigued with drawing what she saw. She always knew painting was what she would do with her life and was determined to go to art school.

She studied watercolor at the American Academy of Art in Chicago under the late Irving Shapiro, one of the great watercolor artists of our time. Right out of art school, she found a job as a professional artist—doing graphic design for Yellow Pages ads.

With the exception of a few years after her second daughter was born, Susan has been painting all her adult life. “I have to do it,” she says. “It’s too much a part of me. I’ll never retire because I’ll always be painting. Since then, she has won many awards, including “Best of Show” and “Peoples’ Choice” several years running in the Watercolor Society of Oregon annual shows.

Barnyard with Sheep and Farmhouse on the hill are extraordinary examples of Susan’s intense, almost photographic watercolor renderings. These signed and numbered limited edition prints are conservation framed with TruVue Conservation Clear glazing. Measuring 33 1/2 inches wide by 28 1/2 inches tall, the framed prints are offered at $510, more than 20 percent off regular price!

Village Frame and Gallery has these and many other beautiful pieces on sale now at 20% to 70% off regular prices. The sale runs through the month of January, but stop in soon for the best selection!

Act Fast for 10% off New Custom Framing Orders Starting Tomorrow

Staring at the walls waiting for the rain to stop? Grab those items you’ve been meaning to get framed and bring them to Village Frame & Gallery for 10% off all new custom framing orders. Don’t wait, this coupon is only good January 23rd – February 2nd.

Print and bring into the shop or just show us this image on your phone.

Feel Free to Share This Post with a Friend

Know someone who needs an expert custom framer? Share this coupon with them and tell them why you trust Village Frame & Gallery for your framing needs.

The gallery is free and open to the public, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.