We are very happy to announce that we have been awarded ‘UK Art Retailer of the Year’ at the prestigious national Art and Framing Industry Awards 2017. This follows winning in the same category in 2015, and becoming a finalist in 2016!

Established in 1993, the Art and Framing Awards are recognised nationally as the highest honour in art and framing.

Fine Art Trade Guild members and guests enjoyed a sparkling weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon for the Guild’s annual Art & Framing Convention. We thoroughly enjoyed getting dressed up for the occasion! The Guild Artists Exhibition started the weekend off, and was previewed to acclaim all round, with guests and hotel visitors commenting on the quality and variety of the artworks submitted.

In the afternoon, lively discussion groups hosted by the Fine Art and Framing Standards and Qualifications Committees, gave us the opportunity to ask questions and air views on many aspects of being an art and framing professional.

Following a delicious meal and complimentary wine, the Art & Framing Industry Awards were presented to much applause and celebration (visit the Awards Winners webpage for full details of all winners). The hand made crystal trophy is stunning, and will look superb on display in the gallery next to our 2015 prize!

The Frame was recognised for our outstanding service to customers and artists who exhibit their work at the gallery. Famed for its unrivalled selection of paintings by local artists, we feature work by Jean Haines, Jake Winkle, Sarah Pye, Richard Pikesley, and the internationally acclaimed wildlife artist, Pip McGarry, whose exhibition with us this year achieved record-breaking success.

The Guild Artists Exhibition will open for the London viewing on 25th May 2017 at the Guild Gallery, based at the Fine Art Trade Guild,  2 Wye House, 6 Enterprise Way, London SW18 1FZ.

It feels wonderful to be recognised nationally as a leading art retailer! We work very hard to support our artists and to keep everything we do at The Frame fresh and exciting for customers. The Frame is now looking forward to our upcoming exhibitions to continue with a highly successful year!

We look forward to seeing you in The Gallery soon.