We are very happy to announce that we have been awarded ‘Art Retailer of the Year’ at the prestigious national Art and Framing Awards 2015.
The black tie event, held in Harrogate on 16th May, was organised by the Fine Art Trade Guild, a trade association for the art and framing industry. The guild provide a range of benefits and services for industry professionals as well as helping art lovers choose and care for their collections. We thoroughly enjoyed getting dressed up for the occasion!
Established in 1993, the Art and Framing Awards are recognised nationally as the highest honour in art and framing.
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 last year achieved record-breaking success.
The gallery celebrated its fifth birthday in June, and we are now expanding the premises at the historic Number 81, Odiham High Street, with the opening of two lifestyle showrooms later this summer. During this process, the building has undergone dendrochronology testing, and we are currently awaiting carbon dating results to confirm if it dates back as far as the 1400s.
We are excited about this upcoming change, as we will be able to showcase the best of lifestyle and living, with each showroom selling textiles, home accessories, lighting, furniture, and of course art.
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 the launch of the lifestyle showrooms and continuing to draw art lovers to Odiham.
The future is very bright indeed.
We look forward to seeing you in The Gallery soon.