State of the Art, Buffalo NY

Custom Picture Framing and Much More

On Hertel Avenue in Beautiful, Historic, Hip, and Happening  North Buffalo

 50 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 there are two of us in the shop – Mar and Mama Lucy the rescued kitty!  Mar does all the work – Mama Lucy observes, meows constantly, and happily 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.  You can also phone (832-3900) and leave a voice message on my old-fashioned answering machine (on my copper-wired land line). 

2018 Update:  These days Mama Lucy and I find ourselves alone in the shop again.  My former Apprentice decided against the whole idea of being a picture framer so I am hobbling around, getting tasks done a bit more slowly than usual and anticipating rejuvenation with hip replacement surgery in May of 2019.  During my recovery period you may find a delightful array of friends, artists, and customers holding down the fort for me and snuggling with Mama Lucy.  Some have threatened to try to organize the place – so if anything it should be interesting.  And I cannot wait to be back up to 100% because I love framing – and I hope and pray I have a lot more years of framing ahead of me!

State of the Art

1781 Hertel Avenue

Buffalo, New York 14216


“We may not be big but we’re small.” 

(Thank you and RIP Stuart McLean)

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