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Old 07-27-2012, 12:33 PM
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Where do artists get their ready-made frames?

Any great (and inexpensive) sources in the NY area or online?

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Old 07-27-2012, 04:05 PM
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Re: Where do artists get their ready-made frames?

Check out franken frames - its custom but he does awesome work at great prices especially the closeouts.

If you are looking for bulk floaters check out ebay - theres a shop selling good stuff in bulk on there.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:12 PM
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Re: Where do artists get their ready-made frames?

I bought a couple frames from here before. They seem to be of good quality at decent prices.
http://www.craigframes.com/
Plus, they ship them in nice boxes that you can save and use to ship your artwork.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:55 PM
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Re: Where do artists get their ready-made frames?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtCityFrames?ref=seller_info

This is one of the suppliers we use for frames. They have wholesale prices as well.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:32 PM
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Re: Where do artists get their ready-made frames?

I buy my ready made frames mainly from aswexpress.com. Lately I have been using their plein air style frames which seem to be everywhere. They do sell in bulk lots of 6 or 10 depending on the size. When they run their sales a 12x16 frame can be bought in bulk for around $16 US per frame. They are better made they most ready made frames.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:41 PM
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Re: Where do artists get their ready-made frames?

I actually go to Aaron Bros. But I am very interested in everyone's answers, so far and whatever is to come. I will check out these sources. Thanks!

For custom frames, I have a guy here in LA that charges half what a shop would charge, so sometimes I use him instead of trying to fit it into a ready made.
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I actually go to Aaron Bros. But I am very interested in everyone's answers, so far and whatever is to come. I will check out these sources. Thanks!

I used to go to Aaron Bros until one time at an art show a woman saw my painting and said, "Oh, I know that frame! You got it at Aaron Bros, didn't you?"
It's not pleasant when your art is noticed more for its cheap framing than the artwork itself.
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Re: Where do artists get their ready-made frames?

I go to Aaron Brothers, too, during their penny sales. I haven't had anyone say that yet (and I'm hoping I won't)....

Although I mostly use gallery wrap canvases, I do sometimes also use plein air frames on panels and narrow-thickness canvases. I've gotten them from Dick Blick, ASW, and Jerry's. You have to watch with the gold ones, because the color of the gold can vary (some are more yellow, some are more golden), and you can't always tell from the photos.

Although I haven't ordered from PictureFrames.com, they have a gorgeous selection of plein air frames.

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