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We'll try to post relevant, useful information regarding all things art and framing.  If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact us.

  • Glass for Framing in a Nutshell

    Almost every framing order we take involves a discussion about what type of glass should be  used. The short answer is that if the item is worth framing, it's worth protecting. But what does that mean?The most common statement we hear when discussing glazing is "I don't need good glass because my art won't be hung in the sun".

  • CUSTOM ART THAT FITS YOUR SPACE, YOUR STYLE AND YOUR TASTE!

    It's now official! www.rimrockartgallery.com is now open for business.The idea behind this custom art site stems from the current trends in the art world for artwork that can be sized and printed on a variety of mediums to fit the client's space, style and taste! Now you can shop for an image, choose your media, choose your size and how it's finished. Push the Order button and it's done.

  • A A Milne Would Be Proud

    Recently we had the chance to furnish truly "custom" art for a law office's kid's play room. They really liked the idea of whimsical artwork that would be fun for the kids to enjoy.Melissa suggested a Winnie the Pooh theme which the client loved.We started with a mix of open edition custom prints in a variety of sizes. Melissa worked with Ric to develop custom printed matting for each print to set off not only the colors in the print, but the print's theme and character.

  • Announcing the Rimrock Image Studio

    Rimrock Image Studio (www.rimrockimage.com) went live today and we couldn't be happier or more excited.The Studio is a very simple, cost effective way for you to upload your digital files (computer, mobile phone, tablet, instagram) and choose your printing preferences.More later.

  • Giclee Printing and Pricing for Artist Limited Editions

    From Artbusiness.comThe giclee-- also known as an inkjet or digital print-- offers artists boatloads of new ways to make and sell art at reasonable prices, but seeing as digital printing hasn't been around all that long, the evolution of the medium is still in progress, and the market for giclee limited edition prints and other forms of digital art is still relatively disorganized. In addition, digital prints are not all that well understood by your average everyday art buyer, so in the interest...

  • Certified Picture Framer on Staff

    Melissa Contreraz of Rimrock Art & Frame in Billings, completed the Certified Picture Framer® (CPF®) examination in Las Vegas in January, 2016.  The CPF® examination was developed in 1986 in conjunction with Educational Testing Services (ETS) to provide professional recognition to individuals successfully completing the established criteria.The CPF® designation shows distinction as a certified picture framer by achieving a standard of excellence that can be trusted throu...

  • The Art Behind Building a Booming Small Business

    By FedEx Office; June 2014  When you ask Scott Cox, owner of Eastern Montana-based custom shop, Rimrock Art & Frame, what separates his small business from the pack, his answer is easy: Cox focuses his selling model as much on the picture frame business as he does on the relationship building business. To say Rimrock Art & Frame is thriving would be an understatement. Through hard work, investment in technology, social media marketing and a strong staff, the custom framing and retai...

  • Are Galleries Really Necessary in Today's Art Market?

    By Sonja Caywood on 2/10/2015 8:53:01 AM It was once difficult to sell artwork without gallery representation, but websites, social media and online venues allow today's artists to sell directly to consumers.  Galleries no longer monopolize the art market, so artists wonder whether it's necessary to relinquish up to 50% of a painting's price tag to a gallery middleman; however, partnership with a reputable gallery provides benefits such as exposure, promotion, and advice that can advan...

  • Art Makes You Smart

    By  BRIAN KISIDA, JAY P. GREENE and DANIEL H. BOWEN New York Times FOR many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and turn around failing schools.

  • Hang Smart

    Be Smart When Hanging Art  Even the most beautiful pieces of framed art can still look awkward if they are not hung logically. Some of the key considerations are: Choosing framed art that fits the space where it will hang Hang frames in reasonably close proximity to the furniture below it to create unison Hang frames at eye level for maximum viewing pleasure, keeping in mind people stand in foyers and halls and sit in many other spaces so that height can vary. As a general rule, start with ...

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