Our Frame of Mind

A collection of tips, framing techniques and artist insights.

Artist Profile: Al Navarre

Al Navarre has been a premier designer as well as branding and marketing specialist in Toledo, OH, for over 50 years. Since 1972, he has been an industry leader, and his work has impacted design and branding worldwide. Today, he also works as a professional artist in the mixed media arena.

January 9, 2022

Custom Framing and Matting 101

Novice and experienced creators alike understand the relevance of framing needs within their craft. But not all artists, photographers or individuals with specific framing needs are highly attuned to the ins and outs of custom framing applications. By becoming more familiar with these details, you curate the insight to maximize the quality of your framed work and save time and money in the process. 

Here, we’re breaking down some basic elements of custom framing and matting to help clarify these important aspects.

January 7, 2022

How to Frame Paintings in Your Home

When you’ve created or received a painting that bears personal meaning, sparks interest or brings joy, it’s worth framing and displaying beautifully in your home. And whether you’re a professional artist, an avid hobbyist, a true collector or simply someone who purchased or was gifted a special piece, framing your painting can be quite a pleasure.

December 29, 2021

2021 Holiday Message

Appreciation, Generosity, and Love are central to our purpose as a close-knit business. Read our holiday letter from President, Laura Jajko.

December 20, 2021

Celebrating Our Talented Featured Artists of 2021

Here at American Frame, we’re all about the art. Over the past year, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a number of talented artists share their stories and insights, providing a valuable opportunity to learn from one another and be inspired. To highlight and celebrate the power of this community, following is a recap of our featured artists from 2021.

December 5, 2021