|This picture has been sold 4 times in 2 weeks at The Framery|
Boy was I wrong. I should have taken a hint The Framery was an established business long before I ever came to Lynchburg. It has been at the same location for 35 years. When I walked in the door I was greeted by a vast assortment of framed art work. Works from artists Queena Stoval, Mort Kunstler (a famous painter who depicts scenes from the Civil War) to David Heath could be seen throughout the room. And this is just a taste of what he has to offer. The Framery is an unique find in Lynchburg of exceptional art. Then I approached the second room and to my surprise more famous artists both local and National caught my eye.
And, there was the third room like following the yellow brick road I had reached the destination where I met Jerry Shores the owner of The Framery. You could not meet a nicer person he was friendly and you immediately got the feeling you just met nicest guy in the whole world. And I was soon to learn he was and is one of the most valuable resources for artists and photographers in the Lynchburg area.
Services he offers:
The best professional framing in the area: The Framery has prices compatible with all the framing shops and hobby shops in Lynchburg even when they offer 55 percent off. Jerry is still cheaper and much better.
Professional printing: Photographers should forget about the printing they do at the major chain stores and take their printing needs to the best available in Lynchburg. Jerry prints with a large format printer that uses 11 archival inks. He prints on the finest papers and canvas and the prints are superb. Ten times better than anything you can get locally.
Print service for Artists: Jerry can produce the finest prints from oils, pastels, and other forms of media and the quality would make Currier and Ives jealous. Just bring in your work and see what he can do with it. His prices are reasonable for the exceptional prints he produces on the best of papers and canvas. All printing is done with archival inks.
Photo restoration: Jerry does the finest work around in restoring photos. His work is quite amazing.
Commission work: When Jerry accepts work it sells. He has a good eye for what his customers want. If you have work that you want to sell Jerry is an excellent resource. You should expect total honesty from him. He will tell you kindly and with his discerning eye what his customers will buy and why.
The friendliest staff: I have met and enjoyed the company of Sam, Jane and Beth. You could not meet better people to deal with. They will be glad to help you to their full ability and take the time to meet your needs. Another solid plus for The Framery.
It is finds like these that makes living in Lynchburg an exciting adventure. Since my short time in dealing with Jerry he has done a good deal of printing and framing for me. My sales have been brisk and I am indeed surprised at the volume of my work that he has sold. I have seen the most outstanding customers come through the door. His clientele consists of prominent interior decorators, artists, photographers to large business concerns such as banks and representatives of major corporations. He has State contracts and City contracts and contracts with hospitals and other major institutions throughout Central Virginia.
There is a reason they do their business there. The Framery does outstanding work.
You can find The Framery on Google maps be sure to add it to your GPS.