State of the Art, Buffalo NY

Custom Picture Framing and Much More

On Hertel Avenue in Beautiful and Historic North Buffalo

Over 40 years of framing experience,

Located on Hertel since 1982

We talk with people – we listen to people – we frame and fix “stuff” for people.  Bring us a challenge – we think we can do anything!   (You may think I am using the “royal we” but again there are two of us in the shop – Mar and Mama Lucy the rescued kitty!  Mar does all the work – Lucy observes, meows constantly, and accepts treats.)

We proudly present a kaleidoscope of our services:  outstanding custom picture framing (matting, frame repair, glass replacement, needlework, and shadowboxes, etc), superlative photographic restoration and the meticulous  repair of an infinite variety of your precious personal artifacts.  

I have been spending all of my energy working on our Facebook page.  Have fun looking through the many albums of photos of framing and restoration projects (plus a lot of pictures of the gorgeous Mama Lucy, who is now known as the tubby tortie). Give us a Like, thanks!  To contact State of the Art, please leave a message on this Facebook page.  Your message will be answered as soon as Facebook deigns to show it to me.  

2016 Update:  In the last year “we” have also added Michele, our new Apprentice, who us a most dedicated and talented newbie framer and fixer of stuff.  She has a great eye for design and a lot of enthusiasm.  When Mama Lucy and I retire in the future, she will take over the shop for us.  (Michele also has terrific organizational skills so you may notice the shop is becoming less cluttered as she spends more time with me.)

State of the Art

1781 Hertel Avenue

Buffalo, New York 14216


“We may not be big but we’re small.”

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