your shopping cart

  1. No products in the cart.

PPFA Connect: Second generation at Barnel’s

Original article in Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) Connect February 2023 newsletter. Alethea Barras, CPF, manager of Barnel’s–The Art and Framing Gallery, in Lafayette, La., pictured here with one of her framed creations, is the second generation in the business, founded in 1985 by her parents Barbara and Nelson Landry. A math and home economics […]

read more

Trends in Matting

When choosing a mat for any piece of art, I like to get to know my customer’s taste—whether they lean neutral, or like some color in their décor. Neutral Mats are Still Trending. Believe it or not, 10 years ago I couldn’t sell a white mat. Clients found it too boring or ‘big box store’ […]

read more

How To Hang Art Over the Bed

DO… for a straight headboard, center art horizontally above the bed, yet closer to the headboard or pillows so it feels like the two are a connected whole. Spacing between the headboard and art should be 5″ – 7″.  DON’T… center art vertically too, between the top of the headboard and the ceiling (or moulding) unless the proportions […]

read more

Hanging Art: Tips & Tricks

When hanging artwork on its own, and not part of a furniture grouping, consider: DO – Hang art at eye level, or about 57″ – 60″ from the floor. DON’T – Line up multiple pieces of different sizes by the top or bottom. Align the center points of each piece, which should again be about eye level.  DO – […]

read more

Join Us at our Holiday Open House

You’re invited to our annual Holiday Open House, set for December 2, 2021 from 4 to 7:30 pm. Meet our featured guest artists Kathy Ruckstuhl and Logan Berard. Mingle with friends while enjoying wonderful seasonal shopping. And jingle with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Barnel’s is also featuring two live ‘Painting on the Porch’ demonstrations. […]

read more

Original or Giclée? Both a Great Choice.

​In making the decision for purchasing an original vs a giclée, the decision is completely unique to each individual. It is important to note that originals can be on paper or on canvas, just as giclées can be on paper or on canvas. Trusting the art professional, whether the artist or his/her representative, is of […]

read more

Matting Makes a Difference

When considering framing a valuable piece of artwork—or even just scrapbooking—you may have run across the term ‘acid-free’ when it comes to matboard and papers.  It’s hard to imagine that something that looks like cardboard could be damaging to your piece. In actuality, matboard is made from two basic types of pulp: wood pulp and […]

read more

Live Series Alethea’s House Tours

Over the course of April, Alethea has graciously invited customers into her home, offering tips and explanations on art, framing and more. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Barnel’s went live on Instagram or Facebook, giving many people a chance to see what makes a house a home, and how to make theirs sing. We have been […]

read more
Showing 1 to 10 of 21 results