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.
Hoping this helps,