We want your experience working with Bark Frameworks to be convenient, straightforward, and enjoyable.
We are custom framers. The designs and finishes we offer are created by us and are not available anywhere else. Although we are well-known for our work with artists, galleries, and museums, we enjoy working with collectors too – anyone who owns work that needs framing and wants to feel confident that it will be preserved well into the future. We often collaborate with interior designers and art advisors as well.
If you are unfamiliar with what we do, click "Our Work" to see examples of projects we have completed. Under the "Preserving Art" heading (or sidebar), you can find information on protecting artwork generally.
Email and Telephone: You are welcome to call or e-mail us to discuss your framing project. If you want to send us a digital file of the artwork to be framed, we can email design suggestions, as well as a price quote.
Art Pick-up and Delivery: We are happy to pick up and drop off your artwork in our insured, alarmed, and air-conditioned truck.
Visit Us: Our showroom and workshops are in Long Island City, with very easy access to Manhattan: we are less than ten minutes away by car via the Midtown Tunnel or the Queensboro Bridge, and you can park in front of our building. We are only one stop on the subway from Lexington Avenue. Directions are here. Our hours are 9 am – 6 pm Monday - Friday. Please call 718-752-1919 or click on the link at the top right of this page to schedule an appointment.
We Can Come to You: Sometimes bringing work to our showroom is inconvenient, especially if the artwork is large or fragile. In such cases, one of our five designers can make a house-call and bring frame and finish samples.
Art Storage and Installation: We are pleased to now offer art storage and installation to our framing clients. Ready to receive your framed art? We'll deliver it and install it to your specifications. Not ready? Simply leave it with us -- your art will be stored in the same facility where we frame, minimizing the risk brought on by art transport. Contact us for details and rates.
Security: We carry fine art insurance with Huntington T. Block. Our premises are fire and burglar alarmed with high quality systems. Our space is climate-controlled. We are uncompromising in our art preservation practices, and our registration department keeps clear, permanent records that can be updated and accessed at any time.
For more information, or to ask us a question, click on the "Contact" footer on the bottom right of this page.
- James Siena
I really enjoy the spirit of dialog and open-mindedness that is present at Bark, and, as an artist who makes a wide range of works that must be framed, I can be sure when I come in for a session that a perfectly chosen design will be the result. The frame will come out of the needs of the specific work of art; both physical and aesthetic, and whatever is done for the safety and durability of the work will be nearly invisible, while the magic of the frame itself sings.