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


UPDATE April 28, 2021:  State of the Art is currently operating with reduced hours at least for the next few months.  We will be resuming original hours sooner or later. 

Current hours are:  Tuesday through Saturday, Noon until Four. 

During these hours the best (and only) way to contact me is to make an  actual old-fashioned phone call.  832-3900.  I do not have a smart phone, I do not text, and if I had Internet at the shop I would never get any framing done. 

Masks must be worn at all times and will be available if you have forgotten yours; I have hand sanitizer as well.  I have one Pfizer jab onboard and pretty much everyone I talk to in Buffalo has either their first or both jabs.  But since the building is old with lousy ventilation, I feel masks will keep us all safe until Dr. Fauci sounds the all-clear.

If you need to reach me, you can find me on Facebook  but since I do not have an Internet connection at the shop you will only be able to reach me by phone (832-3900) during business hours:

Everyone, please follow these simple rules for living :

Wear your mask.

Wash your hands.

Stay safe.


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). 

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)

What is the state of your art?