Open: 10:00am — 5:00pm Monday — Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm Saturday,

1 (805) 640-3601

Conveniently located in the shopping square at 236 W. Ojai Ave, Ste. #203, at the corner of Cañada St. and Ojai Ave. There is an entrance facing Cañada St., and another entrance facing the parking lot accessed via Blanche St. or Matilija St.

I placed and received an order to frame ten pictures with Gerry. They varied widely in style and size from a small photo to a large oil painting. Gerry was extremely helpful in finding the right frames by quietly suggesting different styles after listening to what stood out to us in each picture and what made each picture special to us. I couldn’t be more happy with the results of all the frames. They perfectly accentuate each picture. One of the pictures was an antique print that had a note with it that dated it and one print that I dropped off had the artist’s business card in the plastic sleeve that the print was in. When I got home I noticed that Gerry had included the note dating the antique print on the back of the frame and had also included a pocket for the artist’s business card on the back of the other print. These are small details that I appreciated very much and an example of Gerry’s attention to detail.

I highly recommend Frameworks of Ojai and I look forward to bringing more pictures to them in the future!

Nathan Dunlap

I had a great experience with the Frameworks of Ojai team. I needed twelve pictures framed for an office remodel and they all came out terrific. Some were prints which I sent in, others were electronic files which they printed out for me in high resolution and framed. One was a museum mounting with a custom built frame to my specification. They worked with me online to select frames, made recommendations and ensure I was getting what I wanted. I’m very happy with the customer service and the results. I’ll use them again.

Matthew Chamberlain

Friendly, Expert Service. Beautiful framework, through and through. I’ve had half a dozen original paintings and prints framed at Frameworks and have been very happy with each one. I recommend Frameworks of Ojai to everyone.

Devin Oatway

Friendly and professional service with a fast turnaround. They have over 30 years of framing experience and beautiful artwork!

Megan Zholtovski

At Frameworks of Ojai, we provide the finest in custom picture framing. With over 40 years experience, we can assist you with even your most challenging projects. Estimates are always free, so come in and let Kent, Joyce, or Gerry help you choose from our wide selection of molding, mat, fabric and glazing choices. We use archival quality materials to ensure that your artwork will last a lifetime. Whether you are a serious collector, or this is your first time using a custom framer, we have the expertise to help pinpoint the most appropriate design choices.

conservation framing

Archival BoxArtwork will last longest if it’s kept in a dark, pollution free, temperature controlled environment, but who will see it there? A frame enhances the look of your art, and allows you to display it, but it should also protect it from pollutants and the effects of ultra violet light.

Glazing Options

Conservation Glass is typically recommended for works on paper. It is manufactured with a coating which blocks UV light. This helps prevent fading of fugitive inks commonly used in posters and prints. It also helps keep the paper itself from deteriorating.Museum Glass
Nonglare Glass is etched on one side to diffuse reflected light. It is effective in preventing glare, but it does somewhat blur the image.
Museum Glass is manufactured with BOTH a conservation coating and an anti-reflective coating which greatly reduces glare, but is not necessarily 100% effective in all circumstances.Optium Museum Acrylic
Acrylic (plexiglass) is recommended for large works (over 36″ x 48″), or anything you plan to ship. Acrylic should not be used with pastel or charcoal drawings, because it’s inherent static charge will lift the pastel dust off the paper. It is available in regular clear, non-glare, conservation (uv filter), conservation non-glare, and Optium Museum Acrylic which is anti-reflective (but not blurry) uv filtering, anti-static, and scratch resistant. Like museum glass, it will not necessarily be reflection free in all circumstances. Glare depends on the angle of the light, the angle of viewing, and the darkness of the artwork.


About Mats

Fabric MatsThere are hundreds of mat boards available, in nearly every color. There are fabric boards in suede, linen and silk, there are embossed and patterned boards to simulate leather, marble, japanese paper, burlap, etc. However, from a conservation standpoint, all matboards are not created equal.

Decorative matboard — sold by most art supply stores, also referred to as paper mat board. This is often marketed as ‘acid-free’ because it is pH neutral at the time of manufacture. However, it will not remain acid-free unless the acidic component (lignin) has been removed from the wood pulp during the manufacturing process.
Lignin-free mat boards — these are generally considered archival, and they will remain acid-free. They are available in a wide range of colors, textures, and patterns. At Frameworks of Ojai, all our matboards are either archival or museum quality.
Museum boards — these are made from 100% cotton, which naturally contains minimal amounts of lignin, and are the best choice to protect valuable etchings, watercolors, and other artworks on paper. Colors are limited.
Rag matsDouble-thick or 8-ply mats add depth and provide more space between the art and glazing. Colors are limited.
Foamcore boards — commonly used to back artwork, normal foamcore you find at craft stores is not acid-free. We use foam boards which are not only acid-free, but specifically engineered to absorb air pollutants. Collectible artwork on paper should always be backed with museum board for maximum protection.

closed-corner frames

  • Welded Steel Frames
  • Hand carved mahagony
  • Leather Frame Sample
  • Leather frame
Leather Frame Sample

Most custom picture frames are cut to size from a pre-finished length of molding. At Frameworks of Ojai, we also offer closed or finished-corner frames from a variety of makers. These frames are built to size before the finish is applied. This allows for hand carved designs, uniquely styled corners, ornaments, and even arched or tabernacle shaped frames. Leather and steel clad frames are also available, as well as solid acrylic frames in a wide variety of colors and textures. Lead time on closed corner frames is a minimum of 4 weeks, and can be twice that long, but they are worth the wait!

ready-made frames

In addition to creating unique frames to the exact size of your artwork, we have dozens of ready-made frames in stock, in various finishes and sizes, up to 16″ x 20″.  We feature the sleek 100% acrylic  PRISMA frames. Conservation glass is included, and matting can be cut to fit your photo or document to a standard size, usually while you wait. Easel-backs can also be provided.