David Greene, CPF with Ink Pad, our resident Alley Cat
Welcome to Alley Cat Arts, a full service custom frame shop able to give proper care to your cherished items. I am a CPF, Certified Picture Framer, by the PPFA, the guild of Professional Picture Framers of America. Able to offer conservation and archival framing for all types of prints, oils and objects.
In addition to new frame choices we specialize in period frames. We have worked hard to offer an amazing collection of hundred's of frames packed into our huge Victorian attic. Frames from all periods such as Victorian, arts and crafts and contemporary. Clients are thrilled when they find the perfect match for their period art (of course new art can look cool in a period frame as well). Many frames can be easily adjusted to fit.
If you have a heirloom or an estate sale find, we can carefully take it apart, clean and restore the art, clean and restore the frame, then reassemble with acid free materials and UV glass so the piece is ready for the next 100 years. That is why we say:Art has 9 Lives!
Craftsman period wood frames were so popular I could never find enough, so I now make my own reproduction Heirloom Frames. I stock black walnut and QSWO (quarter sawn white oak) for the beauty of it's grain. I can size, stain and finish it to perfectly enhance your art.
It is widely known that most frames today are made and shipped in from far away, by using a period frame or by having us make a frame locally from locally sourced wood, you help save the planet by keeping your purchase dollars green!