Apes that Paint was a Sucess:

There are Only 4 Days until the Apes that Paint Exhibit Ends!

We would like to thank everyone who came to the show.  A very special Thank You to Community News Papers and the Carolina Ale House for helping make Apes That Paint Art Show a reality.  Last but not least we want to thank the members of the press that helped us spread the word around the world.

It was a very enjoyable night and we had great attendance.

It is time for an update:  At the end of the night, we sold 15 paintings and the day after we sold two more.   This week so far we have been in contact with people from Israel, Belgium,  Canada, Holland, UK and New Zealand.  All of them interested in purchasing art from world famous chimpanzee Bubbles.

The show will continue until July 30th, 2017 and yes there are still pieces available.  Don’t miss out.  Stop by the Frames USA & Art Gallery located at 6822 SW 40th Steet, Miami, FL 33155.  Call us at 305-666-3355 – or email us at info@framesusamiami.com.  If you are out of town and is interested in purchasing one of the paintings you can click on this link to see what we still have available.

 

Ellie: Featured Chimpanzee Artist of the Day! #apesthatpaint

Ellie was one of the stars in the original CareerBuilder ads that created a media sensation when they were broadcasted during the 2005 Superbowl.  Like many chimpanzees who work in the entertainment industry, Ellie’s career was at an end when she was still only a juvenile.  Though Ellie spent years in the business of making commercials and films, by the age of seven she was becoming too large and strong for her human trainers to handle her safely.  In fact, the human actor in the first CareerBuilder commercials told a story on a late night TV show of how Ellie went after him during the filming of the commercial.

Ellie was born at a tourist attraction (drive-thru safari park) in Oklahoma.  There Ellie was taken away at birth from her mother, spending her infancy with humans and then eventually sold to a California trainer.  She arrived at the sanctuary in Wauchula a few months after that Superbowl ad aired in March 2005.

Ellie is clever and smart…also is an instigator in her group of young friends (Maggie, Bella, Angel, Stryker, and older twin brothers Jacob and Jonah).  She likes to stir things up just for fun.

She is an expert sand-thrower and a dead-on spitter.  She is very capable of using sticks and other tools to draw attention to herself.  She loves puzzles, games, and searching for hidden treats.  She’s very determined and won’t stop until she has the puzzle solved.

Frames USA is hosting a Charity Art show featuring the artwork of the apes at the Center for Great Apes. Opening night is Friday, July 21, 2017, at 6 pm food and drinks provided by Carolina Ale House: RSVP

Come to the show and check out Daisy’s artwork!

RSVP bellow:

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Diploma Framing

Most people are not aware of what it takes to frame a diploma, so we have decided to take some time to explain the different components of the framing process and how we come up with the pricing of each piece.

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Let’s begin with the most basic framed diploma:  The most basic materials used in framing a diploma are the following:

  1. The Frame (AKA Moulding)
  2. The Mat
  3. The Glass

Pricing ranges from $39.00 and up.

Determining the price of a job is based on the following:

  1. What is the size of the diploma?  (in inches)
  2. Selecting the Frame:  sample-frames-small
    1. How thick do you want the frame?  1/4 in, 1/2 in, 1 in, etc.
    2. What color?
    3. What kind of frame?  wood, metal, plastic.
  3. Selecting the Mat:  (This is always recommended.  The mat puts some space between the ink of the diploma and the glass, and keeps it from sticking to the glass.)  mat-board-samples
    1. How many visible inches around the diploma?  1/4 in, 1/2 in, 1 in, etc. (Standard is 2 in.)
    2. Double or triple mat?
    3. What color?
    4. What kind of mat? Linen, acid free, leather, etc.
  4. Selecting the Glass:   glass-samples2
    1. Regular, conservation, plexi, non-glare, museum.

Other Samples of Diploma Frames:

Once all selections have been made, the price will be determined.  If you have selected items that are in stock at our workshop, the job can be done within 30 minutes.  If  you selected items that need to be ordered, it usually takes 3 to 4 days to finish the job.  Our staff will call you and let you know when you can pick it up.

To get a free quote visit our website.

If you are ready to frame your come to our shop and our framing specialist will be able to help you design the perfect custom frame.  We are located in South Miami at:


6822 SW 40th Street,

Miami, FL 33155

We are open 7 days a week!

Display and Protect your Memories

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Framed Football Photo Collage

Today we are here to talk about memories and how do we preserve them. Picture framing is a great idea to hold on and memorialize those moments in our life that are worth looking at over and over again. Our memories are the only thing we have when we look at the past. For us to recall those moments we see the moment in our mind, or hopefully, if it was something special, we take a picture so we can remember it. Whether it was that fishing trip where your grandson caught his first largemouth bass, or whether it was when the whole family finally got together for Thanksgiving, here at Frames USA our goal is to make your memories special and give you all the selections and choices you need to make your framing decision. Selection, price, and a good value. We are here to make your memories appear on your walls exactly how they should look. Timeless. So if it’s wedding pictures, Quinceañera pictures, kid’s graduation pictures, or any pictures of your pet, your family…your memories. At Frames USA, that is what we are here for, framing your memories – you name it, we’ll frame it.

So don’t let your memories go to waste and float away to the wayside to be forgotten forever. So many things happen in our life it’s hard to remember to take pictures of your special moments so we don’t forget them. These special moments only come once and our memory isn’t perfect, so for those special moments, always bring a camera. Don’t forget, come to us at Frames USA after you captured that special moment. We will be happy to assist you in framing your memories.

From Swords to Frame: (A night’s and Frame Story)

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This story begins with a collector looking for the best way to display and protect his prized possession.  The collector stopped by our shop and showed Adam (owner of the shop) the knights’ uniform.

After looking at different frames and matting the collector finally decided on the look that he wanted for his Knight’s uniforms.

Our experienced master framers took the items, with skill and care, they created a beautiful shadowbox to display and protect these beautiful pieces of history.

After the uniforms were in place, our master framers delivered the piece to the collector’s house and professionally hang the piece as if it was  museum artwork.

If you have any type of memorabilia (historic, sports, theatre etc.) in your closet, let us professionally frame it .

Happy New Year 2017 from Frames USA

The staff at Frames USA want to wish everyone a wonderful, successful, and productive 2017.  There is still time to add to your resolution list.  We invite to include finding your diplomas, certificate of completions, awards and any other document that you want to display and/or protect, bring it to our shop and let us help you find the perfect custom frame for you.

Display your accomplishments with Pride!

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Bring your diploma, awards, and other accomplishments to Frames USA, our experts will help you make a beautiful display and preserve them.  We are open 7 days per week.