Welcome to Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery!
Providing Award-Winning Custom Picture Framing & Fine Art for Bellingham since 1973
Fourth Corner Frames is a full-service picture framing & art gallery located in downtown Bellingham’s Historic Old Town. Our goal is to help you preserve and display your cherished memories with creatively designed custom framing. We combine “Old School” service with up to date conservation materials and preservation techniques. Our staff has over 55 years of combined framing experience and can assist you with all your custom framing needs. Stop by our newly remodeled gallery for creative framing design, friendly service, and unique regional art.
We have collected all the entrys in the “Elementary my Dear Watson” exhibit and perused the evidence left in our “sleuthing” box. The mystery has been solved!! Congratulations go to: Jeanne Armstrong, winner of a $25 gift card to Goat Mt. Pizza for her close guess of the title of Rob Gischers painting, “Eye was between a Rock and a Hard Place”; Colleen Semple correctly answered the query posed by artist Rob Gischer, Why is there no peace in the world? with Power, Religion and Money for a $50 gift card to Goat Mt Pizza. Finally, “Kudos” and “Atta Girl’s” (along with a $50 gift card from Goat Mt. Pizza) are awarded to Ann Shannon for correctly figuring out the: “13 Clues” – Artist Johnny Mac’s illustration. Thank you to all who entered!!
“PAPO, a Retrospective!”
Fourth Corner Frames and Studio UFO are collaborating to celebrate eleven years of Bellingham’s PAPO (Plein Air Paint Out).
Trish Harding initially started this annual event to promote public awareness and appreciation of Plein Air Painting and art in general. Over the years, more emphasis has been put on helping artists hone their skills as more artists take to the outdoors to paint. During each PAPO there has been an average of 30 artist painting along or near the Holly Street corridor.
Historically. a group of artists during the mid-19th century in France, such as Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edouard Degas, and Auguste Renoir, maintained that what you saw in nature was not form, but light on form, and that light could be rendered utilizing color. As more and more artists took to the outdoors, the goals of both teachers and students alike, was to capture the light and colors peculiar to a specific place. Artist participating in the 2014 Bellingham PAPO submitted this statement for their show: “We paint from life in order to learn how to see. If you can paint light, you can paint everything under the sun.”
“…We considered many factors before choosing the final design, but our number one rule for designing the perfect frame is this…”
“The Wright Angle“, the FCF newsletter has been redesigned. This month Sheri has written an article titled “The Art of Frame Design”, she gives some insights into her process of creating custom frames with her customers.
Watch for future editions. If you would like to receive copies as they are published, send us your email so we can add you to the list of recipients.