Inspecting your Framed Art

Step 1: Examine the Mat

Inspecting your framed art is the first step to protect and preserve your work, however, it must be done with the proper materials. The most noticeable and dangerous problem with older mats is the acid level in the paper. You will be able to see a yellow line along the bevel of the mat cutout. This will cause a subsequent yellowing in the art work called acid burn. This can often be repaired by a conservator but each piece is unique. If you see yellowing, you should bring the framed work to be defit and examined. If your mat is acidic, we will recommend a rag mat that has a balanced pH level throughout and will not yellow over time or cause acid burn on your artwork.

Acidic Mat
The acidic mat is visible by the telltale yellow core.

The Allure of Japan Opens at the MFA

MFA Boston Features a New Exhibit Celebrating Japanese Culture As a maker of museum-quality, custom frames, we feel privileged to be located in a city like Boston with such a vibrant art community. With institutions like the MFA, the ICA, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and many more, there is always a fascinating new exhibit…

2012 Best of Boston Award for Fine art Framing

A Street Frames Named Best of Boston Home 2012 for Fine Art Framing
A Street Frames is proud to be included alongside three-time Best of Boston winner designer Maryann Thompson, two-time Best of Boston winner interior styling and color consultants ColorTheory, textile and fabrics firm The Martin Group and many more notable local interior design and home accessory companies in Boston Magazine’s annual Best of Boston award series. Chosen as the best in Fine Art Framing for the 2012 edition, A Street Frames reputation of unbeatable quality, craftsmanship and custom service has earned us a spot among Boston’s elite!

Artist Spotlight: Mitch Weiss

Self Portrait by Mitch Weiss
Recently, we featured Mitch Weiss’ striking photograph of Lady Gaga that we had the opportunity to frame for this year’s ARTcetera auction. We are fortunate to work with Mitch to frame both his work for exhibits and varied works he has in his own collection.

One look at his portfolio and his work clearly transcends experience. Mitch Weiss’ visual language flows from inspiration by Renaissance craftsmen and artists who valued originality and attention to detail. Weiss’ technical virtuosity allows him to transform images into what he calls “viewing windows,” acting as a medium to portray the core essence of the subject. Weiss has evolved a mature vision usually reserved for decades of experience, all the while, maintaining the energy and daring of his youth. In a world where virtually every hand can hold a camera, Weiss’ touch can be felt in every image he produces. His curiosity toward the world and constant search for insightful narratives can be seen from a small goldfish to sprawling aerial landscapes.