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


State of the Art will reopen (for the first time since March 18!) on Tuesday September 29 at 11AM. 

Masks must be worn at all times and will be available if you have forgotten yours; I have hand sanitizer as well.  Please phone (832-3900) before you arrive so I can open the door for you.  There will really only be room enough for one customer (1-2 people) at a time.  If we end up with the flood of frantic customers that my framer friends around the country have described, I may have to switch from drop-ins to appointments.  We will just have to see how it goes.

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). 

2020 Update:    My hip surgery is all done and while I may not be jumping up and down yet but I am mostly walking without a cane and pain-free at last!  Still working on regaining my full strength (sitting and eating and watching TV for the last six months has not helped one bit); but because I love framing – 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)

What is the state of your art?