Newest upcoming Event at Frames USA: Life of Marilyn Monroe 1926 -1962

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Experience Marilyn Monroe’s life through our collection of photographs.  Frames USA & Art Gallery will be hosting a photography show featuring the life of Marilyn Monroe from 1926 — 1962.  All photographs will be available for sale.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the photographs will be donated to the Footprints Foundation.  This international charity, headquartered in Miami, Florida, supports the end of female genital mutilation, child marriages and the rights of women to give birth without risking their lives, focusing in areas of Africa and Jamaica.  Around the world, at least 200 million girls suffer the consequences of female genital mutilation and one woman dies every 90 seconds in pregnancy or childbirth.  — the vast majority of deaths are preventable with skilled care.

EVENT DETAILS:

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 3, 2017, 6-10 PM:  Includes drinks and hors-d’oeuvres.

The show will run from November 3rd thru November 22nd, 2017.

Open to all Ages

Location:  Frames USA & Art Gallery

6822 SW 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33155

305.666.3355   —   info@framesusamiami.com

To RSVP visit our WEBSITE.

 

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Monday Update: Hurricane Irma May be Heading to Miami

Due to the news headlines stating that Hurricane Irma could potentially reach South Florida.   Frames USA & Art Gallery is taking precautions to prevent any framed item from getting damaged. 

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With this in mind, we are reaching out to all our customers to remind you, please pick any completed framed item no later than this Friday, Sept 8, 2017.  Our regular business hours are Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM, Friday – Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM and Sundays 1 PM – 5 PM.  Throughout the week we will be going over every completed framed piece, calling and texting art owners’ reminders.  If you have any questions or updates on Frames USA hours of operation or updates as the hurricane approaches South Florida, you can call us at 305.666.3355.  We will be posting on our blog at http://www.framesusamiami.com/blogs.html.

Let’s be safe out there!

From the staff at Frames USA & Art Gallery

2017 Walk for the Animals

On Saturday March 4th , 2017,  Frames USA took part of the Walk for the Animals event benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami area.  There were many different companies who came to support the Humane Society and had some very interesting and fun booths.  There was an obstacle course where pooches chased a mechanical lure, over  obstacles, through tunnels:  great exercise for the pooches and so much fun for everyone watching.

The Humane Society also brought some of the animals they have up for adoption.  Early that morning as I was chatting with several people a different booths, I witnessed one of the members representing Truly Nolan was one of the first people to adopt a beautiful American Bulldog puppy:  This was a wonderful moment for both the pooch and the new owner.  This event was fun and we are proud to be one of the sponsor for such a great and important cause.

There are still many animals at the Humane Society available for adoption.  For more information we encourage you to check out their website at: www.humanesocietymiami.org/

The staff at Frames  want to thank all of the people who attended the event, specially all for those who stopped by our booth and said hello.  We are now in the process of organizing the videos that we took and we will be posting them soon.  Keep an eye out for them.  We also have an amazing deal that every pet lover must take advantage off.  Visit our website to get more details and order.

 

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.