Family owned since 1982

Founded to bring affordable, quality picture framing to the DC area. Since then, we've framed, matted, stretched, and dry-mounted more than 175,000 items for more than 20,000 customers.

Frame of Mine

The Team

The average Frame of Mine staffer has 10+ years of art & framing experience and also has an art degree. So expert advice on the best framing approach is always there... and free!

  • Jolan

    Born and raised in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC, Jolan has lived in the DMV area for most of his life. He went to Georgetown Day School located in the Palisades and Tenleytown neighborhoods for 12 years+ and moved to Chicago to receive a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After staying in Chicago for about a decade he moved back to DC to pursue a career in framing, art handling, and design. Over the years, Jolan has worked in various galleries, museums, and frame shops, including a couple nonprofits specializing in teaching art/media techniques to grade school children and high school seniors. Jolan is also a fine artist, specializing in: painting, drawing, printing, photography, and collage. He is a certified picture framer with the PPFA and has been a professional picture framer and art handler for 15+ years because that is his love and passion.

  • Allan

    I have been a professional framing monkey for over 35 years. It’s a good thing I get paid peanuts, cause I’m allergic to bananas (cue bad joke groan). I have framed everything from a pencil sketch to a piece of a 7,000 year old mummy. If it will sit still, I can frame it. Some people think I’m funny, but looks aren’t anything.

  • Anne

    People call me one of those Robots-with-Emotions, with a weird algorithm built in.
    Favorite quote: “If there is a solution to a problem, there is no need to worry. And if there is no solution to a problem, there is no need to worry.”
    -Dalai Lama
    I point out things because I care.

  • William

    Born in Virginia, raised in Rochester, NY, and have called DC my home since 2009. I have called Frame of Mine my second home since 2011. I live on Capitol Hill with my wife, our pittie, and our 1000+ books.

  • Cissy

    Very hard to believe …. I’ve been in DC for over 40 years and lucky enough to have started Frame of Mine in 1982!!! That’s right … this is our 40th year here on the Hill.

    Over the years I have worked and currently work with the most wonderful people. But, best of all, I have so enjoyed getting to know so many Hillonians through the shop. Your support over these many years has been more than I ever would have dreamed.

    Who ever thought a former Biology teacher and nurse would end up in such a happy place!

  • Lewis

    Lewis has been the hardest working man in show business. He has been at Frame of Mine for 34 years, becoming the senior production manager, master mat board cutter, and all around teddy bear. Super Star Wars nerd and artist, Lewis is also guest artist at comic cons up and down the East Coast.

We maintain memberships in many professional organizations