New Ken Elliott Landscapes

New Ken Elliott Landscapes

October 2012 We just got these three gorgeous Ken Elliott giclee landscapes, 24 X 24, printed on beautiful textured paper with a deckled edge, perfect for floating.

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Interesting Things We Have Framed Recently

Interesting Things We Have Framed Recently

It is always fun to see the things our customers bring us to frame.  We get beautiful and interesting art from all over the world that people collect…

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New Art this Spring

New Art this Spring

This is art-buying season for us.  We have recently stocked up with some fresh new art we think is dynamite.  Tim is just back from the West Coast…

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New Art from Island International

New Art from Island International

March 2012 We see Bruce from Island International about twice a year, and get some great art and talk a little fly fishing.  Bruce was just here with…

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Installation at Emily Program’s Parkdale Offices

Installation at Emily Program’s Parkdale Offices

January 2012 We recently helped the Emily Program find great art for their new offices in St. Louis Park.  We framed it, delivered it, and installed it.  It…

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Carter Ave. Frame Shop Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award

Carter Ave. Frame Shop Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award

For Immediate Release: Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service Carter Ave. Frame Shop has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an…

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The Importance of Good Design

The Importance of Good Design

I love beautiful things, and my guess is you do, too.  You name it – furniture, jewelry, clothes, art, flatware, tableware, pottery, and buildings.  It is hard not…

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We’re a Keystone Business Partner!

We’re a Keystone Business Partner!

We’re proud to announce that we are substantially increasing our support for the great work of Keystone Community Services by becoming a Keystone Business Partner.  Keystone provides direct…

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Larson Juhl Mouldings Made in America

Larson Juhl Mouldings Made in America

Larson Juhl is arguably the world leader  in the manufacture and distribution of picture framing mouldings and supplies.  Larson Juhl’s people have made a big difference in our…

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Great Example of Using Art in the Home

Great Example of Using Art in the Home

August 2011 I recently installed a couple of pieces of new art in the home of a long-time customer who has a knack for using art to beautiful…

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David Thai Signature Series Glass Vessels

David Thai Signature Series Glass Vessels

April 2011 I’m just back from ArtExpo New York with some fabulous art glass bowls from David Thai, a Chinese-Canadian glass artist.  You have to see these in…

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Carter Ave. Frame Shop Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award

Carter Ave. Frame Shop Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award

Carter Ave. Frame Shop has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated…

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6:00 a.m. Medical Clinic Installation

6:00 a.m. Medical Clinic Installation

November 2010 Just to prove we will do anything for our customers, I was out this morning (Nov. 9th) at 6:00 a.m. to install 30 pictures at a…

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Interesting Things We Have Framed Recently

Interesting Things We Have Framed Recently

October 2009 We have framed lots of unusual and interesting things over the years.  Lately we have framed some pieces that seem especially personal and unique.  Several of…

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Water Gilded Frames from Larson Juhl

Water Gilded Frames from Larson Juhl

Some of our favorite mouldings are Larson Juhl’s water gilded frames from their hundred-year-old French factory in the village of Hazebrouk.  Water gilding is the centuries-old process of…

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Thanks for Your Referrals

Thanks for Your Referrals

Your kind referrals to friends, family, and business associates are what keep us in business.  Nothing is as satisfying for us as serving you well enough to warrant…

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Art Shows Available

Art Shows Available

We have two traveling art shows that are available for your church or organization at no cost.  The two shows are the serigraphs of John August Swanson and…

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What’ on Everyone’s Mind – Value!

What’ on Everyone’s Mind – Value!

Budgets are tight.  The business news is depressing.  Everyone is cutting back and thinking hard about how to spend scarce resources.  Value is in.  Of course, value doesn’t…

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Just Back from Las Vegas with New Affordable Art

Just Back from Las Vegas with New Affordable Art

I try to go to a couple of trade shows a year to see what is new in the industry, take classes, and buy art.  I’m just back from…

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Our Supplier Partners Help Keep Framing Quality High

Our Supplier Partners Help Keep Framing Quality High

Of course, the quality of the design and workmanship of your framing projects largely depends on the work of our staff here at Carter Ave. Frame Shop. But…

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New at Carter Ave. Frame Shop

New at Carter Ave. Frame Shop

St. John’s Bible giclees from Wisdom St. Paul neighborhood maps Antique engravings, etchings, maps, prints Abstracts Landscapes Quarter-sawn oak frames in the Arts & Crafts style Exotic veneer…

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Tim’s Important Frame Safety Tip of the Day

Tim’s Important Frame Safety Tip of the Day

As I’m writing this, I’m still stinging from a botched delivery I recently made.  I offered to help a customer by delivering two beautiful but large framed serigraphs. …

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Special Services Offered

Special Services Offered

Even some of our long-time customers are surprised to learn of all the special services we offer. So here is a reminder of some of our offerings: In-home…

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John August Swanson’s Latest Greatest Serigraph “The Procession”

John August Swanson’s Latest Greatest Serigraph “The Procession”

Fans of John August Swanson, please come to Carter Ave. Frame Shop as soon as possible! You will want to see John’s latest serigraph The Procession, the most…

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We’re Honored!

We’re Honored!

[photopress:acceptingaward.jpg,thumb,alignright]Carter Ave. Frame Shop is proud to have been named one of the Top 100 Art & Framing Retailers in the country by DÉCOR Magazine, a leading trade…

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We Make House Calls

We Make House Calls

Doctors may not make house calls anymore, but Carter Avenue does. Sometimes having an expert eye to help you with your home or office decor can make the…

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Have You Ever Thought of Framing a Spatula?

Have You Ever Thought of Framing a Spatula?

Neither had we, but one of our customers did (with a certificate of completion from a cooking class). We have framed a good number of odd and interesting…

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No More Framing Sales!

No More Framing Sales!

September 2001 Yes, you read that correctly. Carter Avenue Frame Shop will have no more framing sales. Are we crazy? Perhaps, but before you crumple up your newsletter…

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Carter Ave. Frame Shop Celebrates 30 Years

Carter Ave. Frame Shop Celebrates 30 Years

December 2005 Carter Ave. Frame Shop has grown and prospered over the past thirty years, touching the lives of owners, employees, customers, and neighbors alike. It has striven…

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