Fine Art Framers

Fine Art Framers


Fine Art Framers is hosting a show of new works by artists Alexis Palmaffy and Leslie Harris. The show opens this coming Friday, April 6 5:30 - 8:30 pm and runs through Sunday April 8. Gallery hours Saturday and Sunday are 10 am - 4 pm. Come on out Friday and join the fun!

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We were honored recently with the privilege of framing a collection of items representing great personal accomplishment. Our client, over a period of years, ascended 6 of the highest mountains in the world including Kangchenjunga which is considered one of the most dangerous mountains in the world for climbers. She started with Mt Rainier, then over a period of years surmounted Mt Fuji, Imja Tse, Chola Tse, Kangchenjunga, and Lobuche, where in these challenging destinations she pursued her profession photographing and documenting some of the most wild and remote places of the world. Definitely one of the coolest shadowboxes we have ever made for anyone. Thank you, and Congratulations ! Cira Crowell.


This just completed project is a vintage Chinese robe embroidered with gold thread. Fabulous craftsmanship!
We mounted a 100% black pongee silk fabric to a board then hand sewed the robe onto the fabric covered board. To keep the piece from laying flat against the wall we created a foam board box for the back so the finished piece stands off the wall 1 1/2 inches. We attached a hanging wire to the back for easy installation.
The resulting presentation conveys a sense of mystery as well as contemplative dignity befitting the stature of the original owner and the fine craftsman who created the robe.


This just completed project is a vintage Chinese robe embroidered with gold thread. Fabulous craftsmanship!
We mounted a 100% black pongee silk fabric to a board then hand sewed the robe onto the fabric covered board. To keep the piece from laying flat against the wall we created a foam board box for the back so the finished piece stands off the wall 1 1/2 inches. We attached a hanging wire to the back for easy installation.
The resulting presentation conveys a sense of mystery as well as contemplative dignity befitting the stature of the original owner and the fine craftsman who created the robe.


I am reaching out to you today to encourage you to vote for Fine Art Framers for The Santa Fe Reporters Best of Santa Fe Category of best Art Frame Shop.

I sincerely appreciate your business and it's been a pleasure serving you and creating beautiful framing for your possessions. If you like our product and service lend us your support by voting before the end of May. Just follow the link to the voting page; you will find us under the Home Services category

Thanks Sincerely,

Will Schmitt, Owner Fine Art Framers Inc


Fine Art Framers is taking job applications to fill two picture framer positions, one part time and one full time. We prefer to hire qualified picture framers with at least one year of experience working as a production picture framer but will consider applicants with related skills. The job requires knowledge of a variety of fine art mediums and the proper handling of fine art works on paper and paintings on canvas. Art school training and training in design and color is more than helpful.
The basic minimum requirement for the job is knowledge of and skill in the use of a standard American tape measure. As well knowledge and use of a variety of hand tools such as an adjustable square, box cutters, wire snips, screw drivers, awls, and pliers, as well as knowledge and use of a variety of power tools such as electric screw drivers and drills, and pneumatic staple gun and nail gun. Knowledge and use of a wall mounted board and glass cutter is helpful and knowledge and use of a vacuum press and CMC machine helpful. Some customer service skills are helpful.
If you are a qualified applicant or have ancillary skills please send your resume to [email protected]

Photos from Fine Art Framers's post 05/12/2023

This afternoons project was mounting up a couple of little terracotta portraits by Glenna Goodacre. We placed the pieces onto fabric wrapped panels and then slipped the panels into acrylic boxes. Very understated ultra contemporary presentation for a couple of sweet little pieces. Such a pleasure to work with original pieces by an artist as talented as Glenna.


Display Your Keepsakes!
Why tuck them away in a drawer when you can show them off?
A client brought us a designer dress that had a special meaning for her. She wanted to display it in some manner. and after some brainstorming it became evident that the thing she really wanted to keep was the pink flower batik. We cut the flower away from the rest of the dress and wrapped it around a stiff board with two layers of batting under it to give it some dimension. We created depth inside the frame with white spacers and mounted the batik on to a fine white cotton fabric float board. The client chose a contemporary gold frame that set off the art work beautifully. Now the client has a unique personal artistic creation that she can show off to her friends and savor the good times the batik flower invokes.
The end result tickled me pink😄


A silver gelatin photograph of Cher glows when presented in a generous 8 ply polar white mat with a crisp contemporary white frame. Anti-Refection glass allows for easy viewing with the highest transmission of light. This tasteful dish was served up for a client who is finishing a guest room with this piece as le pez de resistance.


An acrylic box with a finished walnut and cherry base turned a $5.00 garage sale curio into an object worthy of arcane study.


This is a gem we finished recently. The framing of the loved painting conveys a feeling of cherished possession, or heirloom.


This was a piece we made a presentation for a few years back. I always liked the way it turned out. We created the platform from a solid piece of walnut sanded to a high degree to show all of the beautiful wood grain patterns, then oiled and waxed to a fine luster. The effigy, a piece brought back from the Dominican Republic, is a replica of indigenous clay art. We mounted the piece using a narrow steel shaft that the piece is secured to with wire that has a patina to match the color of the piece. When completed it looked worthy of a museum display.

Photos from Fine Art Framers's post 02/26/2023

This morning's project was mounting and framing an original Picasso gouache painting on paper. I don't know about you all, but the portrait looks like Hi**er with t**s to me😆. Still... What an honor to work on a piece by the hand of the master!.


After 26 years in business, I finally made a sweet little office space for myself😄. The coffee cup is from The Double R Cafe in Twin Peaks, WA.


My project this morning. SO Cool!

Photos from Fine Art Framers's post 11/24/2021

Hey Santa Fe! We’re closed for Thanksgiving. Whether you celebrate or not, The FAF Staff wishes you well 😁
- Behind the scenes this is also when we start counting inventory. It’s a wild annual activity.
- In the meantime, check out this shadow box feather fan. Every project is unique and this particular one happens to be hand sewn into place with meticulous care.


🎉 Finally! Our 25th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting 🎉 Please join us and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce for a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate 25 years of framing excellence and commitment to the arts in Santa Fe! Today at the shop, Friday 10/29 3:30 - 4pm


💫New Sign to Celebrate our 25th Anniversary!😁


🌈 Here’s Some Color & Texture to Brighten Your Day! 🌈


🖼 Donating Framing Supplies for Vital Spaces Art Closet event today 11-3pm. Check it out every 3rd Saturday of the month to stock up on other donated art supplies and mingle with Santa Fe’s Arts Community.


✨Wild Lenticular Print ✨ The image is made to morph from one object into another. Two or more views of a scene are printed on a thermoplastic sheet of lenticular (concave) lenses that look like parallel ridges. In order to align the image to the lens array, specialized, high-quality lithographic presses that can be adjusted to fine tolerances are used.

Dating back to the 1940s, millions of lenticular images have been printed on postcards, novelty items, political badges and religious scenes, as well as ads that change their message to the person walking by. The lenticular printing method evolved into 3D display screens with the advantage of not requiring the viewer to wear eyeglasses.


🌈 ✨ Happy Friday Santa Fe! ✨🌈


Vibin’ on this colorful collaboration. It’s going in one our clients favorite cabins. We have tons of specialty frames to match any color or vibe 😁💫


Check out the Community Art Closet event tomorrow. Some of our staff will be there to donate art supplies. We love giving back to the community.

Photos from Fine Art Framers's post 04/09/2021

Santa Fe! Your music memorabilia has been so refreshing to work with during the pandemic! Check out this archival guitar shadow box designed and constructed by Micheal, our Master Wood Room Manager. The FAF Staff has over 50 years combined framing experience. We accomplish your amazing projects with the help of Michael’s unrivaled craftsmanship and meticulous sense for detail. Our love for art and craft is unmatched.


🤪 Happy April Fools’ Day 🤣 Our two Department Managers, from the left (Alexis & Michael), are my ride or die squad. I’m currently on my first real vacation in forever and they decided to play the worst April Fools’ prank on me for half an hour! Smart phones are a blessing and a curse. Always problem solving. Photo is right before winter break with our holiday wines.

Photos from Fine Art Framers's post 03/29/2021

There’s always something interesting at the shop. Check out this frame corner restoration and archival textile mount. The original corners had all completely broken off with only a few bits left to indicate the original design. The new corners were sculpted using a repair two part wood epoxy and various detailing tools.


💫 Don’t Forget To Nominate Fine Art Framers! ❤️ >>>


💐 International Women’s Day - Bouquet! 💐
A big thank you to Farren & Adi KSWV Suave Radio 99.9FM 810AM for the beautiful flowers and radio shout out yesterday. Celebrating all the women that have graced predominantly male industries 😁❤️


Proud to be one of Leadership Santa Fe’s 2021 Session Co-Sponsors. We’re also proud to be supporting our Business Manager as part of the cohort.

The program aims to build leadership within the Santa Fe Community by providing civic-minded people access to community leaders and policy makers. The extremely diverse selection of candidates allows participants to develop connections with cohort members they likely would have never met. Sessions incorporate topics such as economic development, environment/energy, technology, youth/education, government, health/public safety, and non-profits.


❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend from The FAF Staff ❤️


Best of Santa Fe Ballot Nominations Are Here!
Please take a second to show your appreciation for our craft and The FAF Staff.

Photos from Fine Art Framers's post 01/30/2021

💫 Check out this magical silk thread painting 💫
So many different mediums at the shop right now. Thanks for staying home and rediscovering your art collections Santa Fe. No matter what the medium or condition it’s in, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of archival framing, restoration, and expert design.


Hey Santa Fe! We’re back Open! 😁
We hope you all had a safe and happy holiday.
We’re still operating by appointment to maintain the safety of you and our staff, so give us a call to schedule. We love framing and can’t wait to see all your holiday projects ❤️


Due to the Governor's updated shelter in place order, we will be CLOSED Monday 11/16 – Friday 11/27, as we are considered a non-essential business. We look forward to re-opening Monday 11/30 if the mandate is lifted. Give us a call if you have a question about a completed project, a current project, or to schedule a design appointment for the week of November 30th.
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Stay Safe Santa Fe!


🎃 Happy Halloween Eve! from today’s FAF Staff 🎃

It’s been a scary year, but we are so grateful to be Santa Fe Safe at the shop. Fine art framing is a strange business when it comes to the arts. It’s as fickle and rewarding as the arts realm can be. Heading up projects with so many museums, galleries, artists, and collectors can be pretty intense at times. We take pride at making it look easy. It’s thanks to our wonderful clients & amazing staff that we’ve been so productive and positive.
Have a fun and safe weekend!


🌶 Hey Santa Fe! 😄

We are back open!... By Appointment.

Same day appointments available.
Please call to schedule Monday - Friday.
You can even call to drop off a project or have us pick-up & deliver directly to your home with our company van. This ensures the safety of you (our beloved clients) and staff.

All businesses are adapting to this new normal, so call or check back here for updates. We are doing our best to offer you the same stellar expertise since 1996!

Thanks for supporting the arts Santa Fe! ❤️


Dear Santa Fe,
As of Monday March 23, following guidelines from New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, as we are not an essential business, Fine Art Framers will be Closed until the non-essential business mandate has been lifted.

Please call the shop phone for payments and to schedule a pick-up for your completed project.

We appreciate your business more than we can express in a FB post. This experience has been heartbreaking. We look forward to Santa Fe’s beloved museums, galleries, artists, and art patrons thriving again in the future.

Stay safe and healthy New Mexico!

❤️ - FAF Staff

Photos from Fine Art Framers's post 11/08/2019

😁 Come on out Santa Fe! We want to see you at our Fall Arts Event - TONIGHT 5:30 - 8:30pm. Wine & Snack with the FAF Staff and two of Santa Fe’s amazing artists - Matthew Gonzales & Joshua Ybarra. Check our Events Page for event details.

Archival Revival - Spring 2019 05/30/2019

😃 Thank you to everyone that came out to support 13 amazing local artists at our 2019 Spring Arts Event -"Archival Revival" - Every year we host two gallery events that showcase renowned and emerging Santa Fe Artists. We love the arts and welcome you to take a look at our album. - ❤️ Fine Art Framers

Fine Art Framers' Spring Arts Event featuring new works by 13 local staff artists - Past to Present - ( Joe Garcia, Michael McCabe, Kim Frey, Chad Erickson, Renee Vogelle, Alexis Palmaffy, Joshua Ybarra, Michael Ramos, Erika Palmaffy, William Schmitt, Tina Natonabah, Julie Stephenson, Renee Rubio Armentrout ) For Artist/Art information please call or e-mail Fine Art Framers because we love supporting the arts!

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