It’s certainly been a busy year for us here at the shop! Not only did we have an extremely smooth transfer of ownership, but we’ve actually been planning our own wedding as well!!

For this reason, our shop will be closed coming up on a couple occasions and we wanted to reach out and let you know when and why!

March 17th-18th – We won’t be here these dates for our showers, we will be back Tuesday March 21st.

Mar 31st-April 10th – Our wedding date is April 1st and we decided to do it right and have our honeymoon right after so we could really enjoy the moment! We will return to regular business hours starting April 11th with no other vacations in sight!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause current and new customers. All incoming customers will be made aware of an extended turn-around time for their pieces. Sometimes it can be difficult being a family-owned business when things like this come up, but we hope you’ll come see us after we’re back! Thank you as always!






Dry mounting is an excellent way to protect old posters or art prints. It is a very basic process where an adhesive film is placed between your artwork and a mounting board (most commonly foam core) and then placed in a vacuum press at a certain temperature to activate the adhesive. The process is permanent so we don’t typically recommend it for signed and numbered prints however, we will do them upon request.

Often times with large scale photographs, customers don’t want to put a frame and matting around them. Dry mounting can help preserve the artwork and keep it from curling or “waving” because of any humidity or environmental changes. It also provides a way to attach hanging hardware to the art, so you don’t have those pesky thumbtack holes in every corner!

We also provide different types of laminate that can be applied to the front of the artwork to give it some texture and protect it from UV rays. The textures we have are canvas, matte, or lustre (glossy).


As of January 1, 2017, the Frame-Up has a new owner – your resident designer/framer Alli Condra! Alli has lived in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area for nearly 10 years, and has been a framer for most of that time. As a UCSB student, she worked as a part-time framer and after graduation, was contacted by the previous owner to manage the Frame-Up! After meeting her future husband, they relocated to Louisiana so he could start working in the commercial diving field. Upon return to California, she once again managed the Frame-Up and then had the opportunity to become owner!

We have some big shoes to fill from our previous owner, Glenn Avolio. But we want you to know you can expect the same high quality service and great prices that the Frame-Up has always had. We are also eager to get involved with community events and networking opportunities.

Please come in and see us, there is no project too big or too small and we love what we do! Happy new year to all our current and future customers!