Framing Awards

Lenny Dolin, owner of The Art Shop, was named Small Business Person Of The Year by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations Lenny! VIEW VIDEO (requires Windows Media Player)

We are delighted to announce that The Art Shop has been named top Gallery In The Nation For Retail Excellence for the 4th year in a row by Décor Magazine. Read more AWARDS

The Art Shop’s Chris Taylor Wins International Framing Award

For the 2012 PPFA (Professional Picture Framers Association) International Framing Competition held at the Annual Convention in Las Vegas, everyone was given a print called "Fall Leaf/Blue Sky."  Our own Chris Taylor  won 1st place Popular Choice in the international competition after winning 1st Place and Best in Show regionally. To win Popular Choice, you have to be voted on by the professional framers and gallery owners attending the convention.  Chris created a beautiful multi-angle rustic wood shadowbox which required a skill recognized by his peers. 
Way to go Chris!

This isn’t the first time Chris came home with the top prize internationally. (see article below)



The Art Shop won first place in both the open competition and the print competition for the 2008 Carolinas PPFA Chapter Framing Competition held in October in Charleston, SC. The Art Shop's long time framer Chris Taylor designed and executed the winning entry in which he showcased a necklace in a diamond-shaped shadowbox. For the open competition, Chris again designed and executed the winning entry which was a wine label mounted on cork in a shadowbox shaped like a wine bottle. Having won at the regional level, Chris also won 1st place, best in show at the international convention held in March 2009.  Chris, you're awesome!

The Art Shop framing team brought home a 1st place national award in the national Denglas framing competition held in Atlanta recently. Hundreds of art and framing galleries were given an artificial long-stem red rose to frame to highlight the anti-reflective properties of Denglas.


L-R Dale Briggs (CPF) Chris Hawkins and Chris Taylor
The Art Shop's award winning custom framing team.

Denglas is the "invisible" glass that eliminates glare. Our entry created by Chris Taylor also won the popular choice award.

Once again, The Art Shop has received top awards for its custom framing expertise. In a regional competition sponsored by the PPFA (Professional Picture Framers Association of America) held October 19, 2003 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Art Shop was awarded First Place in the open competition and Second Place in the 2003/2004 PPFA National Print Competition.

The First Place entry was judged Best In Show by all attendees present. The Second Place entry will now move to the National Competition in Las Vegas in February where, last year, The Art Shop’s first place regional entry received an honorable mention.

The winner of the open competition was a Bat Mitzvah invitation designed by Arlene Dolin and Chris Taylor executed the production. Jaqui Reilly designed the framing for the print and Chris Taylor and Corby Eisbacher handled production.



Shown here with the winning entries are from left to right Jaqui Reilly, Chris Taylor, Arlene Dolin, Jini Lumsden and Corby Eisbacher.

We are all very proud of our staff involved in producing the award winning framing that our clients have come to expect from The Art Shop. Our expertise means that when you frame something at The Art Shop, you don’t just frame it, you frame it right.

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From Our Blog

A Wide Range of Dr. Seuss Art


We talked about Hats and about the life of Dr. Seuss in our last blog.  Now, I want to focus on the art itself.

The Hat’s Off to Dr. Seuss and The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition coming to The Art Shop April 4 – 19 features Illustration Art, Secret Art, his Taxidermy Collection as well as Bronzes honoring Seuss characters.

Seuss’s Illustration Art is exactly as it sounds – the art of Dr. Seuss from the books we read as kids, we read to our kids and now OUR KIDS are reading to THEIR KIDS.



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