35 years

35 yearsIn 2014, Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary as a custom picture framing shop and art gallery in New London.

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Studio 33 employees led by their owner, Sara Munro, bring a combined 40 years of conservation custom picture framing experience to the table. Munro bought the established New London business from her employer and friend in 2006, and has expanded the framing services to include a ready-made frame room. Frames Down Under, named for the late Robert Hauschild has standard size high quality frames and many prints, including some local scenes. Munro has also added a large collection of local, handmade treasures featuring work of local artists as well as hosting art shows for talented established and emerging local artists. Studio 33 represents Robert Hauschild by housing a rotating collection of his works.
The main-stay is the complete in-house custom picture framing services, including paper, photo, painting, and frame restoration. From an art standpoint, the shop can do it all. Not only can the art be restored, it can be framed with more than 4,000 in-store frame samples, or with others available through the gallery’s suppliers. Then the art, if it is for sale, can be hung and displayed in an art show, and advertised on the new website, or taken home and enjoyed by the satisfied owners.

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The gallery, located between the Custom House Maritime Museum and Waterhouse Salon on Bank St, is a place where customers can bring in their work and know it won’t be sent away to be handled by strangers. Everything is done right there with an eye on quality and safety. For a company that has been built on conservation, quality and customer satisfaction the goal continues for the next thirty five years.

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The staff at Studio 33 specialize in conservation framing, using only museum grade, acid free materials in mats and mounting boards. Glazing options cover a wide range from regular glass, ultraviolet light blocking, non-glare, and high quality museum glass and plexi. Munro and company give professional advice and have a loyal stream of customers clamoring for her and her staff’s expertise when it comes to framing their investments and precious memories and stand behind their work. Studio 33 strives to work with customer’s budgets and timeframes. We surround the customer’s art work with our own high quality materials and design expertise.

Some of Studio 33’s more unusual jobs have included documents signed by Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln and many other presidents, an Andrew Wyeth original painting, an etching by Renoir, and aboriginal bark paintings to name a few.  Studio 33 goes beyond just the framing, as evidenced by the hanging system they engineered to rotate a painting and a television.

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In celebration of the 35 year milestone Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery will be offering celebrations and special shows all year long. Stop by in February and receive a secret envelope which will contain discounts on in-stock molding ranging from 10-30%.

Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery is located at 140 Bank St in New London, Ct. Winter hours are M- F 9-5 and Sat 10-3. They can be found online at www.studio33gallery.com and on their facebook page.

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