Custom Riveted Welded Steel Frame for Alexis Diaz Silkscreen

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Bethany Hughes

Custom Welded Steel frame in NYC for Alexis Diaz, Skull-Silkscreen, Japanese-Mounting, Print, Frames And Stretchers ©2020

Team member in our studio with the finished custom riveted welded steel frame for Alexis Diaz original artwork
The honor of pairing a one-of-a-kind artwork with equally unique craftsmanship and conservation is what we love most about custom framing projects. Such as with this hand-embellished limited silkscreen by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz, now beautifully offset within a custom welded shadowbox frame.

We floated the artwork on museum matboard using archival rice paste and Japanese paper mounting techniques. Our framing experts work one on one with artists and clients to offer the best framing solutions to present and protect your artwork as the focal point of any collection.

Shadowbox detail of museum matboard and Japanese rice paper mounting for
 Alexis Diaz Skull Silkscreen

The added touch of riveted steel moldings gives the outermost layer of this welded frame impeccable detail and an industrial aesthetic. This complements the pointillism effect of Alexis Diaz’s artistry, who often transforms public spaces with large scale murals and eye-catching designs in this signature style.

A final layer of museum glass gives 99% UV protection and stunning clarity, to extend the longevity of this artwork and protect colors from fading for years to come.

Riveted Rusted Steel Frame and Museum-Grade Glazing highlights and protects this piece's textural presence

With a wide variety of custom steel framing finishes including copper, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, and refined selections of matting and hinging available, our expert builders at Frames and Stretchers in NYC and Miami can offer dynamic and unforgettable options to make any custom framing project a reality. 
Welded Steel Frames Bronze Mirror Polished

Mirror polished bronze, steel, and metal frames provide can provide clean and contemporary finishing to a frame's overall look
Steel welded Floater Frames in New York

Welded Steel Frames Made in our Gowanus Factory,
Frames and Stretchers Brooklyn
Welded Steel Frames Custom Riveted Made Gowanus Frames and Stretchers Brooklyn
Our locations in the vibrant communities of Lower East Side's Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, as well as locations in Gowanus, Brooklyn and Wynwood Miami would be happy to assist you and to discuss framing possibilities that will accentuate your desired project and protect your artwork with museum-grade archival quality.
We have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot more of welded steel frames and Alexis Diaz's artwork to come!

Custom riveted welded steel frames for Alexis Diaz:

Alexis Diaz, Mural Coney Island

Murals by Alexis Diaz in Coney Island and Rag and Bone, SoHo NYC

Alex Diaz, Mural, Rag and Bone, NYC
We invite you to follow more of our featured artists and projects on our Frames and Stretchers Instagram.

Visit us any of our locations or call 
347-705-0081 to learn more about our welded steel frames, stretching, and framing possibilities for your artwork or collection!

Posted in Alexis Diaz, Custom Framing, Frames and Stretchers, Japanese rice paper mounting, Lower East Side, Mirror Polished Frame, Riveted Steel, Welded Steel Frame

Frames and Stretchers Debuts at SCOPE Art Fair!

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Alison Pierz

Frames and Stretchers is coming to SCOPE! Following our appearance in November at The Other Art Fair, we're bringing our expert packing, shipping and delivery logistics to the innovative SCOPE art fair. We'll also be offering our museum quality framing services along with a surprising and outstanding collection of artworks for sale!

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Our team packing and servicing artists and collectors at a recent art fair

SCOPE was the first satellite art fair to run concurrently with New York's Armory Show and is celebrating its 19th edition during Armory Week 2019. SCOPE New York will welcome 60 international exhibitors as it returns to its Chelsea location at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The fair will continue its legacy of critically-acclaimed VIP Programming, a focused schedule of events, and talks.

white glove art handling installation art fairs
Our white glove installation service

We're excited to take part after our most recent art fair success. We'll be onsite installing for booths and helping galleries with their on the spot framing emergencies. We'll also be providing all of the necessary services art collectors need when purchasing and investing in a work of art. Whether a local New Yorker or an out of town visitor we'll help make your purchase run smoothly. We will be offering our exceptional high-quality custom frames to enhance and protect your fine artworks as well as transport - delivery or shipping -  and installation services. In addition, you can enjoy our exhibited selection of fine artworks from the likes of Tschabalala Self, Katherine Bernhardt, Swoon, Murakami,  Shepard Fairey, and Keith Haring among others! If you're making the rounds during Armory Week, come by booth #111 and say Hi!

Art Crating Canvas Stretching Art Handling Art Fairs
Our custom art crating and canvas stretching 


SCOPE art fair NY 2019

SCOPE 2019 Hours: 

VIP Preview Thursday, March 7, 6pm - 9pm
Friday, March 8, 11am - 8pm
Saturday, March 9, 11am - 8pm
Sunday, March 10, 11am - 7pm


Posted in Art Delivery, Custom Framing, frames and stretchers, SCOPE art fair

Frames and Stretchers: Competitive Price and Faster Turnaround than Simon Liu!

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Alison Pierz

If you're looking for industry-leading quality interlocking keyed stretchers (American Traditional Stretchers) at a competitive price and even faster turnaround than Simon Liu, Preston Hand Built Artist Stretchers or Barronarts you've come to the right place! Frames and Stretchers Factory is located at 610 Smith Street on the Gowanus / Red Hook border in Brooklyn, convenient for all artists and galleries in this thriving art community and beyond. We offer superior interlocking canvas stretchers, as well as art shipping crates, pedestals and more with all the logistics needed to get your stretchers to you. 

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Our master craftsman working on our highly specialized machinery

Our Legacy line interlocking keyed stretchers are created on our amazing precision milling machine, one of only two existing in the world! They're made from super strong, yet lightweight basswood and can be built to accommodate any size artwork. You won't believe your eyes when you see these masterly crafted works of art! All come with hardwood keys for the four outside corners as well as for all necessary crossbars. We also offer primed or unprimed canvas and linen and stretching so we can help you with your painting project from start to finish. We offer local delivery with flat rates to Manhattan, many areas of Brooklyn and Long Island City. Extra large stretchers can be built on site and installation is available on request. If you're not nearby, no worries, our logistics team will get your stretchers shipped to you fast and competitively priced. We even ship internationally.

oversized canvas stretcher art stretcherAn oversized stretcher being assembled on site at a gallery

Our many satisfied clients include David Krut Projects / William Kentridge, James Cohan Gallery, Anna ZorinaBryant Toth Gallery, the Ford Foundation and numerous artists, interior designers, and private collectors of all levels. Need yet another reason to choose Frames and Stretchers? Check out our outstanding museum quality custom framing - something you won't get from other stretcher manufacturers! We offer floater frames for works on canvas as well as unique designs for all types of works on paper. Our expert team will work with you to design the perfect frame for your unique work of art. Stop in at one of our three locations. In addition to our Brooklyn factory, you can find our showrooms in the historic Clemente Building on the Lower East Side and at our newest location in the NYA art center on Broadway in Tribeca, Manhattan. 

large oversized interlocking fine art stretchers
Stretchers ready to send out for an artist's gallery show. 


Posted in Custom Framing, frames and stretchers, Interlocking Stretchers

Hot Fall Season for Miguel Trelles!

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Alison Pierz

artist Miguell Trelles framed art Convivio exhibition Latin Jewish comic art
Miguel Trelles in the Frames and Stretchers studio with his work for the "Convivio" exhibition.

We're excited to share that one of our founding partner artists Miguel Trelles is gearing up for a busy Fall season with a number of upcoming exhibitions in Connecticut and New York. If you're in the area, we invite you to check out the following events:

October 9 – November 1, 2018
Chino-Latino:  Barbarian Brush
Central Connecticut State University
The CCSU Art Galleries, 2nd floor of the Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center (Maloney Hall) at the corner of Stanley Street (Rte. 71) Ella Grasso Boulevard.
Opening:  October 15, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This exhibition features a group of Miguel's paintings and drawings selected by New Haven gallerist Gabriel Da Silva and Spanish Professor Dr. Lourdes Casas.  The work reflects a 10 year production span in which Trelles has continued to address the Chinese painting tradition, enriching it with Mesoamerican elements.  On October 15 he will be giving a lecture about his work at the S.T. Chen Fine Arts Building at CCSU.

Miguel Trelles Chino Latino art contemporary paintingOne of the paintings in the "Barbarian Brush" exhibition

November 10 - December 9
"Chino-Latino: Zen con Son”. 
Da Silva Gallery
899 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
Opening:  Saturday, November 10, 6 – 8 p.m.

After taking Miguel Trelles' work to Art Fair Málaga (2017), DaSilva Gallery now complements the CCSU "Barbarian Brush" exhibition by presenting Trelles'
2017/2018 Chino-Latino paintings.  In "Zen con Son" Mesoamerican figurative elements emerge from the austere but vibrant serenity Trelles has crafted out of Chinese dynastic sources.

October 20 -  November 16, 2018
"Convivio; Jews, Hispanics and the Comics"
Repair the World
808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY. 11216
Opening Saturday, October 20, 6-9 pm

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the exhibition Convivio (Spanish for “living together,” “coexisting”) features Hispanic and/or Jewish creators who contradict existing stereotypes and combat mainstream cultural norms and prejudicial constraints. 

Chinese Seal Barbarian Brush

Posted in #art exhibitions, #custom framing, #Frames and Stretchers, #Miguel Trelles

Massive 54' Stretcher Assembled and Installed in Less than a Week!

Posted on August 31, 2018 by Alison Pierz

When a big project comes along we spring into action! Our client needed a massive fifty-four foot by eight-foot stretcher built, installed and stretched with canvas within a week. We fabricated one of our custom "Legacy" interlocking stretchers in five sections for transportation, then assembled it on site using metal brackets to attach the different sections. We used two horizontal crossbars and a grand total of 20! vertical crossbars to lend support to the structure. 

On site crew assembling massive oversize custom interlocking stretcher bars
Out team assembling the stretcher on site

While on site we stretched a gesso primed canvas on the structure and installed it so that graphic artist and designer Timothy Goodman could set to work creating an original mural in just two days! Goodman is a popular graphic designer, illustrator, and author who uses text as his primary form of imagery. His art is manifested in myriad ways, from corporate projects for the likes of Starbucks and Airbnb to murals like the one created for the Ace Hotel in NYC. He's authored the well-known books 40 Days of Dating and Sharpie Art Workshop and his work is featured on a clothing line for Uniqlo. Goodman creates original content for his Instagram account under the title, Memories of a Girl I Never Knew. It was an honor to create this surface for him to work on. 

Stretching gesso primed canvas on interlocking stretcher
The canvas being stretched after assembly

The Frames and Stretchers team always welcomes design challenges whether it's framing fine art or producing the stretched canvas foundation for someone's unique original creation. Our factory at 610 Smith Street on the border of Gowanus and Red Hook in Brooklyn is the heart of our stretcher making business. We can produce any custom size you need or multiples for your upcoming exhibition. Stop by for a visit and see what we can make for you!

Artist Timothy Goodman mural for UniqloArtist Timothy Goodman creating one of his Sharpie murals (image courtesy of the artist)

Posted in Canvas, frames and stretchers, Interlocking Stretchers, stretcher

Frames and Stretchers is Celebrating our Third Anniversary!

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Alison Pierz

Three years ago Erick and Miguel, two artists with studios in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center on the Lower East Side, joined forces to create an artist focused framing and canvas stretching business in the building. "We opened our shop with one plan: make quality custom frames and stretchers with the same amount of care and soul that the awesome artist puts into the piece itself".

Orly Cogan artist textile art Art Delivery Van Victor Rodriguez Lyle O Reitzel gallery 
Erick working with textile artist Orly Cogan (left) and the Art Deliver Van team bringing Victor Rodriguez's painting to Lyle O. Reitzel's gallery on the LES

From this beginning, our client base has grown to include dozens of talented artists, exceptional galleries, and organizations here on the LES, throughout New York City and even internationally. We’ve also expanded to include our delivery and installation service Art Delivery Van, as well as our brand new Frames and Stretchers Factory in the Gowanus / Red Hook area of Brooklyn.

Shawn Heinrichs Blue Sphere Foundation Tsachabalala SelfPhotographer & environmentalist Shawn Heinrichs reviewing prints (left) and Artist Tscabablala Self in our LES studio

On the occasion of our anniversary here’s a special shout out and thanks to some of our super supportive clients: Ryan McGuinness, Victor Rodriguez, Bookstein Projects, Shawn Heinrichs / Blue Sphere Media, Agnes B Galerie, Colette van den Thillart Design (Toronto), Calicoon Fine ArtProxyco, Bernarducci Gallery, Orly Cogan, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Mendes Wood D M, Ken Allen Studios, Lin Felton (QUIK), Lisa LeBofsky, Anastasia Photo, Praxis NY, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, Tschabalala Self, Danielle Richter, Soho Properties, Quint Gallery (San Diego), Ronin Gallery, Clamp Art, Retrospect Galleries (Australia), Grand Street Settlement, ABXY Gallery, Pilar Corrias Gallery (London)...

Ryan McGuiness William Kentridge Krut Projects
Erick in the studio with artist Ryan McGinness (left) and team member Stascia floating panels from a Willam Kentridge artwork for Krut Projects 

...Turner Duckworth, Williams NY, 1st Dibs, Kezic Gallery (New Orleans), Joanne Artman Gallery, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, ArtSuite, Ipreciation (Singapore), Art Tuner, Roberto Paradise (San Juan), Frosch & Portmann, Shin Gallery, 1969 Gallery, Eden Gallery, Catinca Tapacaru, Villa del Arte (Barcelona), The Ford Foundation, Tony Hawk Foundation, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, Luan Gallery (Ireland), Simon Baron Development, Finnish Cultural Institute, Tomorrow Gallery, Loisada Center, Lesley Heller, David Krut Projects, Brian Buckley, Galarie Anne de Villepoix, ArtLabAfrica, Vicki Barranguet, Ariel Shallit, Dor Malka, Antonio Santin, Kenkeleba House, Art D’Aurelle Gallery, Bryant Toth, Wendigo Productions (Rik Rocket), Dorothy Circus Gallery (Rome),Times Square Alliance, Gallery G-77 (Japan), Scherezade Garcia, 212 Arts, Sasha Wolf Pojects, Pinar Du Pre, Lyle O. Reitzel, Manuel Moran, Rodolfo Edwards, Linda Griggs, French Institute Alliance Francaise, Vincent Zambrano, Taittinger Gallery, Jonas Hidalgo, Sussana Coffey, Afro Brazil Arts and Bill Massey among many others.

Thanks to all of you for making it all possible!

- Erick, Miguel and the Frames and Stretchers team

Hector Frank Bryant Toth gallery

Erick & Miguel with artist Hector Frank at the opening of his latest solo exhibition at Toth Gallery

Posted in #Frames and Stretches, Clemente Soto Velez, frames and stretchers, Lower East Side

Introducing Frames and Stretchers Factory in Brooklyn!

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Alison Pierz

We're opening in Gowanus and Celebrating!

Frames and Stretchers Factory Brooklyn Interlocking Stretchers

GRAND OPENING: Saturday, April 28, 2018

OPENING HOURS: 11am - 4pm
LOCATION: 610 Smith St. Studio 1M, Brooklyn NY 11231 (F train to Smith & 9th St.)

Frames and Stretchers Factory Brooklyn Grand Opening

Frames and Stretchers is opening its second location, a museum quality stretchers factory in Gowanus / Red Hook and would like to celebrate with you.

Join us and score some awesome stretchers, enjoy a boozy brunch and a pop up art show by Miguel Trelles.

20% discount on brand new custom Interlocking stretchers and even bigger discounts on selected inventory.

This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP at:

Artist Miguel Trelles paintingMiguel Trelles artwork's closeup, part of the Pop Up Art Show

Frames and Stretchers Factory is a one of a kind resource for high-quality interlocking stretchers, handcrafted frames and shipping crates. We are excited to serve our new neighbors and the Brooklyn artist community!

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Posted in Brooklyn art, frames and stretchers, Interlocking Stretchers

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