Best of Boston

BEST Framer

2006 BEST Framer

Back Bay Framery


Even the prettiest picture becomes an eyesore when confined to an ugly frame. A cure for such unsightliness can be found at this Back Bay fixture, where owner Kerrie Thomas frames preschoolers’ doodlings, World War II medals, and everything in… read more»

2005 BEST Framer

The Frame Gallery


Step one: Buy an ideal piece of art. Step two: Find a framer you can trust. Good ones, like the professionals at the Frame Gallery, have an artist’s eye, offer quality workmanship, and won’t pressure you into spending more than… read more»

2003 BEST Framer

Back Bay Framery


It’s not essential that the people at a frame shop remember your name and your artwork on only your second visit. Or that the shop’s employees occasionally volunteer cheaper, do-it-yourself alternatives. But it’s precisely that kind of attention that bodes… read more»

2002 BEST Framer

Frame Gallery


A well-chosen, well-wrought frame can make even the most amateur of prints look like a Degas. That’s where the expert framers at Frame Gallery come in: You supply the masterpiece, they supply the packaging. The staff’s eyes are as steady… read more»

2001 BEST Framer

Images & Frames


The unusually warm welcome is your first clue to this store’s stellar service. The patient and skilled staff takes the necessary time (a good half hour) to discuss how to achieve the exact look you want, or will hang back… read more»

2000 BEST Framer

Boston Art & Framing


You know you’ve come to the right place when you read a sign that says “Unless constantly nurtured, nothing is as short-lived as a good customer.” Abiding by that philosophy, Dave Poutre treats each customer—as well as each item brought… read more»

1999 BEST Framer

Warehouse Picture Framing


Tired of franchise framers with big stores and little knowledge? Warehouse Picture Framing is a lot smaller than it sounds, but owner Jordan Appel and his two understudies boast a depth of experience—50 years among them—and provide skilled workmanship, no-nonsense… read more»

1998 BEST Framer

The Frame Gallery


From photos to posters to high art of every style, The Frame Gallery’s vast selection will get the job done to picture perfection. read more»

1997 BEST Framer

Framers’ Workshop

Brookline Village

The friendly folks at Framers’ Workshop give you a choice. You can simply drop off your MFA poster/diploma/illuminated manuscript, and pick it up behind glass two weeks later. Or you can master the craft of framing it yourself—an economical, labor-intensive,… read more»

1995 BEST Framer

Boston Frame


Greg Mencoff custom mills every frame in his South End studio. The low rent keeps prices down, much to the happiness of local artists, sculptors (who love Mencoff’s expertise in Plexiglas and wood construction), interior designers, and the Museum of… read more»