We value our ability to bring high quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship to every work- big or small. Involving our customers in the process by explaining techniques and materials sets us apart. Our shop is a relaxed and creative environment designed to make you comfortable and confident with all of your custom framing projects.
John Fralin is a native of Arlington VA, but has spent most of his life in Richmond. John has lived his life surrounded by works of art and artists. His mother, Francis, was a curator of Photography at the Corcoran Gallery of Art for many years. John was an art student at the Corcoran School of Art and VCU, where he studied a variety of media including: drawing, printing, painting and furniture design. John has a full woodshop in Manchester where he fabricates custom display cases, moulding, and furniture. When not bustling around the shop making beautiful objects, John plays piano for several local bands and plays soccer with his rescue dog, Messi.
Fralin Art & Frame is a full-service picture-framing workshop. Our commitment is to representing high-quality conservation and archival-grade framing, and related services. It is our policy to do the research before we begin the framing process. This results in our making the best possible decisions regarding both design (structural and overall) and mounting methods, and using the strictest protocol in our procedures.
Archival and conservation framing is our main objective. We maintain a large repertoire of procedures, mounting and handling techniques, and materials. Our repertoire is based largely on the recommendations of members of the conservation community; mostly professional associates of the American Institute for Conservation.
Our repertoire is continuously updated through open dialogue and consultation with conservators nationwide. Any new project may require researching our methods before work begins.
We guarantee the structural integrity of everything we build. From our mounts and supports, to the frame and strainer, they are designed to stay together, lay flat and carry the designated weight without warping or sagging.
Located in the heart of Carytown, our store is conveniently and centrally located close to shopping, dining, and local museums. We even have parking behind the store exclusively for our clients.
Still can’t find us? Need to make an appointment for consultation?
Email us using the form below or call us at 804-467-1867
We are open at our new location!
3412 Semmes Avenue at Forest Hill
Hours: T-F 10-6
(Just up the street from Crossroad Coffee and next door to the new WPA bakery!)