Posts tagged "rva"

The CAA Championship is in town and Frame Nation has a Think.Shop.Buy.Local. special to go along with it!
Bring in your jersey to frame - Football, Soccer, Baseball, Jockey or of course Basketball -
and recieve $50.00 off your custom frame order!
Just mention that you love to shop local and you will recieve this special.
Shopping locally makes a difference where you live.
For every $1 spent at local businesses, 45¢ is reinvested locally. Non-local purchases keep, at most, 15¢ in your local community. 
Local businesses value, respect and appreciate your patronage.
More tax dollars go to schools and roads in your community.

Click here to see more great examples of Sport Jersey framing ideas!
Act now… this special ends March 31, 2011.

The CAA Championship is in town and Frame Nation has a Think.Shop.Buy.Local. special to go along with it!

Bring in your jersey to frame - Football, Soccer, Baseball, Jockey or of course Basketball -

and recieve $50.00 off your custom frame order!

Just mention that you love to shop local and you will recieve this special.

Shopping locally makes a difference where you live.

  • For every $1 spent at local businesses, 45¢ is reinvested locally. Non-local purchases keep, at most, 15¢ in your local community.
  • Local businesses value, respect and appreciate your patronage.
  • More tax dollars go to schools and roads in your community.

Think.Shop.Buy.Local.Redskins

Click here to see more great examples of Sport Jersey framing ideas!

Act now… this special ends March 31, 2011.


thejellyroll:

I got a sneak peek of the Old Dominion Railway Museum this past Saturday!
 
The volunteers from the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NHRS) have been working very hard in their newly renovated Hull Street Passenger Station in Manchester, to prepare for the grand reopening this November.
 
As you can see from this small group of photos, they are making great progress. Check this link for pics from the building’s restoration - It is quite a transformation!
 
Here is another to group of pics of the interior as it is filling up with the collection. Also shown here are some of the train cars in the museum yard. The little black engine is my favorite!
 
The museum’s collection is quite large and had to be put in storage during the renovation. As the society is bringing them back out into the light of day, it is apparent that many items have yet to be cataloged and need attention.
I have volunteered Frame Nation to “freshen up” many of the framed images of Virginia rail history to help get ready for the Museum’s opening. We have one in the shop now, and will be showing before-and-after versions.
 
The Society needs more help.
 
Do you love trains? Love Richmond? Virginia railroad history?
Has your business been looking for a group to assist?

Here is a list of some needs the Museum still has:

  • interior exhibit lighting (looking for a lighting business to donate)
  • volunteers to staff the museum, plan activities, participate in fund raising and to maintain the museum

If you can help email the society .


This museum will be a great addition to RVA’s wonderful list of historical destinations and the river district fun places.


Did Irene damage your Art? What to do next..

As we clean-up and regroup after tropical storm Irene’s weekend visit to the Eastcoast, many are faced with water-damaged items at home and in the workplace, in addition to exterior property damage.

After the trees etc. are cleaned up outside, we turn our focus inside. 

Thankfully, few have had to deal with actual flooding but many have had roof leaks resulting in water running down walls.

Inspect your framed art and photographs.

Pay close attention to pieces hung on exterior walls. These may look fine but moisture can be trapped behind and quickly harm your art. If a piece has become saturated in water, quickly take it to a dry environment and remove it from the frame.

Tell-tale signs of moisture include:

  • fogged glass
  • wavy or sagged paper or canvas art
  • mold spots on paper art and/or mats

If your art is showing any of these signs, it is strongly recommended that you dry it out by removing it from the frame, lay it flat - using paper towels as blotters and flat weights (such as books) to absorb the moisture. Rotate out the paper towels until they come out dry.

If you are not able (or feel comfortable) to do this yourself, our shop is here for you.

Bring your art in and we will be happy to inspect your items for you - at no charge.

Frame Nation understands the value and sentimental aspects of your art and memories and our expert staff is here to assist.

Here is some more detailed information on how to care for water damaged art, photos, books, textiles and other home furnishings.  http://www.art-restoration.com/damage.htm

After inspection, you may be in need of an art conservationist. If so, visit our resource page and view the Picture Framing and Art conservation listings for experts in our area and beyond. 

Hope the clean-up goes well for us all and let us know if we can help!

p.s. if the earthquake did damage to your art let us know too. We are offering FREE labor with purchase of glass replacement.


neighborhoodr-richmond:

Awesome new Virginia design map

neighborhoodr-richmond:

Awesome new Virginia design map

(Source: mockingbirdcacophony)


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Apr 15

Watch Art Come to Life

Today is Family Day at the RVA Street Art Festival - free arts activities for children! 11am to 6pm

Be sure to take a historically-narrated Canal Cruise while you are down at the Turning Basin. Hours today are 12-5pm.

Adults: $6, Children (5 to 12 years old): $5, Seniors (65 years and up): $5 and Children 4 and under: Free

rvastreetart:

WRIC-TV 8 came down to the Power Plant today and did a great story about the festival and why everyone should come out this weekend and enjoy the festival and watch this amazing art come to life!


"From Richmond With Love ~ 2012" - Going away gift for a former RVAer. Pic by the amazing @SkyNoir 
Love that he recommends the metallic paper to print this on. Love!

"From Richmond With Love ~ 2012" - Going away gift for a former RVAer. Pic by the amazing @SkyNoir 

Love that he recommends the metallic paper to print this on. Love!