This is a gift to our newborn son Parker from his Aunt Lily. He was born to cheer on the Ducks with his family. Jessica, our designer, solved my issue of signatures on the front and back. She went above and beyond what we expected. We were very pleased.
It is a piece by a friend who sold it to raise money for his cousins’ surgery. We love the graphic nature of the work and the fun bold iconic soup cup!
Our designers were patient as we decided which frame to choose, helping us pair a wonderful bold frame that both mirrors and adds irony to the artwork itself.
This print will be a special companion piece to a river scene we already have. Jessica, our designer, worked with us closely to help us choose materials that would enhance this print and also to complement our original print. Excellent guidance and suggestions!
I found the piece at an estate sale and was immediately attracted to it for some reason. I only recently started gravitating towards warm colors with art so I knew it would stand out amongst my other art and decor.
I don’t really know the history on it or even what the medium is. One minute it looks original created with felt tip pens and from an another angle it looks like just a print because some of the lines are so fine. I like that it’s surrounded in mystery. I’m a graphic designer so one would assume I walked into Beard’s with a vision for what I what I wanted, but truthfully I had no idea how I was going to frame it. All I was really confident about was the fact that the 1970’s brass colored poster frame was not doing it any favors.
I worked with a designer who stretched my imagination and also my Mother’s who was in tow and who usually reels me in from doing anything that isn’t classic with an investment like this. I really have to hand it to Jessica for helping us push the envelope on this project. It turned out really unique. Even though the frame and matting selection is really bold, I think it will stand the test of time and be relevant when it gets sold at my own estate sale in 50 years, no frame change will be required!
“It’s a script of 'Finding Forrester', the first screenplay written by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington Board Member Mike Rich. The cover is signed by Mike, director Gus Van San, Rob Brown, who played Jamal Wallace in the movie, and cinema icon Sean Connery.”
“Jessica, our designer, enthusiastically took on this project and made two museum quality display pieces-which, combined, brought in $10,600 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington.”
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I asked Jessica, our designer at the Lloyd Center Beard’s Framing, to help me preserve the baby dress my mom used beginning in 1951, then over the course of the next 13 years, for my two sisters and me to pose for our 9 month portraits. As we cleaned out 62 years of accumulation at my parents house, we came across this combination of items and saw this as an opportunity to create an heirloom for our children and grandchildren.
Our mom is in a Memory Care facility now with advanced dementia so this was an opportunity to preserve something that was important to her as well. The finished shadow-box exceeded any and all expectations. It really takes your breath away and was received with exclamations of wonder by each of us whose pictures are hanging there. It’s definitely a thing of beauty which will be handed down from generation to generation.
I can always depend on Jessica to know what will look best as she and I have worked together on the framing of countless Disney and family pictures. She has an amazing sense of color, style and flair that optimizes any item you request be framed. We have so much fun in the planning I’m always anxious to see the finished product and am never disappointed. She helped me to frame a “Brave” lithograph recently and it’s one of my favorites.
These items were special to Bonnie, because these were her brothers favorite toy gun and holster- good memories. She decided to do this shadowbox for her brother as a surprise and he was quite happy when he opened it. Bonnie and a friend had created the poster in the center from an old photo she had and then I added some character by tearing and burning the edges for an" Ol' West" look. We also used authentic equestrian rope for a unique look, which tied in nicely with the rope profile in the frame and of course Museum glass.
Why this is so special? My grandson Blake DeBast 8 years of age choose as his first painting subject my cat Riley. It is a treasure that was presented to me on Christmas Eve 2012. My experiences at multiple Beard stores over the past thirty years has been great!
My most recent projects have been completed by Freya at the West hills store. Freya has always provided me with courteous and professional service. Most of my projects had been completed before date promised. I highly recommend Beard’s Framing.
These old numbers were my Grandfather, Calvin Collins, racing numbers in High School and College. He raced in the 440 yard, 880 yard and the mile track races. We put this collage together from all the things that he saved from those days long ago. Our family is giving this framing collage to my Father as a Christmas gift.
I had the layout design all planned out when I came in to the Tualatin Beards store. Diana was great in sharing her ideas and suggestions with the mats and Frames. We came up with the perfect combination to accent this collection of old memorabilia. The museum glass is what really made it come together. We couldn’t be happier and we know our Dad will love it!
I wanted to create something special that would be visible to our grandchildren, so that they would honor the memory of their Great Grandfather and how he served the United States of America in WWII.
I’m just delighted with how beautifully this turned out. Diana, our designer at Beard’s Framing, was so fun to work with and is such a talented artist.
Thank you so much!
These Black and white photos are my grandparents on my mother’s side. William Duncan and Edith Johnson fell in love and were married in 1921. They were both Broadway Stage Actors who then left the stage to make Silent Screen movies for Vitagraph Movies in Hollywood, California. William Duncan was acclaimed to have the world’s most perfect physic and was given the nickname “He-Man” He stared in mostly outdoor roles and westerns. He passed away at the age of 81. Edith Johnson died of a tragic accident in her 60’s. They represent a large part of my family history and I will proudly display them on the walls of my home.
Sheila was great with her suggestion for color and design. I had been to several other frame shops and no other designer could get the look I was wanting. Sheila made suggestion I had not seen for mat colors, fillets and the frame. Her design made the photos of my grandparent’s pop out instead of getting lost in the design. It turned out to be a beautiful design. My whole framing experience with the Tualatin Beards was awesome. I will definitely be back.
I did not wait quite as long as the Julia Child letter to display the daguerreotypes that help with the back-story of the large painting of the little girl with the big black dog. The girl's name is Adele de la Lancieu. She was the first cousin-once-removed of my great-grandmother Marguerite de Lance Gregory. My mother inherited the painting from the widow of Adele's son—and must have acquired the daguerreotypes at about the same time. It was not until after my parents had died that my sister & I found the daguerreotypes in a trunk. I recognized the little girl, since, by then, the painting was hanging in my house. Sleuthing through some other old papers we found in a different box, we finally figured out the connection. It was a great pleasure to work with Jessica, because she seemed nearly as excited by my projects as I was.
Protecting and enjoying my late father's artwork can be accomplished every time at Beard's Framing. I am confident in their craft and I trust them to take great care in the piece. I appreciate Beard's Framing unmatched customer service and caliber. I can visit Beard's Framing with an idea and they help to create something memorable.
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I am giving this framed piece to my bother. He helped me to beat the World Record of the most 3 point shots thrown in a 24 hour period. This was something I wanted to do to bring awareness and raise money for a program that I am involved in, called Mentor Athletics. A program that works with Portland kids in using sports to instill good values, discipline and work ethics that can be used as tools to succeed in life outside of the gym. This was a huge goal for me and a lot of people, especially my brother, made this all happen. Anyone interested in helping out this great program can go to mentoratletics.org
Diane & Sheila at the Tualatin Beards store were AWSOME! They made sure this got done when I needed it so that I could give it as a surprise gift to my brother before I head off to Medical School. I got the amazing design I wanted, with the basketball net inside with the poster. Thank you so much!
For many years we visited a special friend who lived on the edge of Sonoma CA. She recently passed away. This picture reminds us of the view from her back yard. We bought it at an art shop in Sonoma.
The finished product looks great!
My mom passed away last June. My brother gave her this cross years ago. She wore it almost every day. When she passed we all chose a piece of Jewelry. My brother chose this. He will not wear it because it is very feminine so I decided to have it framed. He will love this!
Karen helped design the frame. She was wonderful.
My wife and I stumbled upon this fantastic rubbing after visiting Wat Pho (a.k.a. Temple of the Reclining Budda) in Bangkok, Thailand. We thought it was the coolest thing! At $150 Baht ($5 USD) it was the right price. I am grateful to the staff at Beard’s helping me turn this great piece of art into a beautiful memory of our honeymoon in Thailand.
I had a blast testing out different backings and frames. Also excited that this will be online!
The medals are family heirlooms that have been passed down for over 200 years. Having them in a display rather than tucked away in a drawer means a lot to me. I’m proud of my family and their accomplishments.
Jessica, our designer, was super helpful and enthusiastic about the project. It was like the medals were hers for how much care and attention to detail she put into it. And it came out GORGEOUS.
This item is unique, unusual, interesting, and says something about how people used to live and as such it is extremely special to me.
All of the Lloyd Center team is awesome!!
This item was created by a young local artist. Its purchase and the enjoyment it brings helps validate her voice as an artist.
Jessica, my designer at Lloyd Center Beard’s, was a terrific advisor in pairing mats and frames to bring out the best in the art.
This framing is special for us because it showcases our daughter Megan's spring dancing performance and all her years of hardwork. We are very proud parents. Joy here at Beards in Vancouver is very friendly and was a big help in laying out the framing. Thank you Joy, you are awesome!
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My mother, Joanne L. Upton-Platanias, attended “Portland Art Museum School” (now P.N.C.A.) and during that time (late 60’s- early 70’s) her professor and mentor was the renowned and genius artist Michele Russo. As a graduation present he gave this piece to her. He told her “You are one of my best students, there’s no one alike to you and your work. For that I give you this original piece of me, from me to you.” The piece is one of a kind original and will be invaluable part of our family forever.
As an artist you always strive to have the best of yourself committed to canvas, paper, ink etc. This is what Beard’s Framing as a company and the designers are to the art/framing world. My Mother, for as long as I can recall, would always go to Beard’s for art framing. As she claimed you could expect that Beard’s would do “a professional framing job on a piece, with an artist’s fine eye and the best quality.” That always stuck with me and I felt one more way I could honor her legacy would be through listening to and understanding what she meant and I assure you Beard’s has never let our family down. Thanks to all the Framing artists!
My grandparents got this painting at a church charity auction. It was donated by a local Oregon painter. It was originally framed in dusty blue, but looks completely elegant re-framed. It will now be hung in my father’s bedroom at his retirement community. Thank you Beard’s.
Custom framing can be a challege. Joy, our designer, was extremely helpful bringing the beauty of the artwork to life. Wonderful work.
As a baseball enthusiast, I value the players who played with passion and loved the game. They played the game above their potential. Pete Rose should be a model to young players on how the game should be played.
I have always had my expectations met or overcome by the creative vision and production of the work done by Beard's. The West Linn manager, Carill, is a pleasure to work with.