All of us at Bark Frameworks hold a high standard for our work. We are committed to the preservation of the works of art we frame and to the highest levels of craftsmanship and design. We are proud to have colleagues here with extraordinary proficiencies in the fields of art preservation, wood and metal working, gilding, finishing, and design. Our registration and administration staff members seek to assure that your interaction with us is efficient and enjoyable.


Brenda Cominale

Brenda, our Shop Manager, joined Bark Frameworks in 2005, with thirty years of framing experience. She possesses expert level skills in sanding, matting, glazing, fitting, and hand- and spray-finishing frames. In addition, Brenda has past work experience in both sales and management.

Jennifer Clark

Jennifer brings a more than 15 years of experience working in arts and luxury to her position at Bark. As the Director of Human Resources, Jennifer handles hiring and benefits, and works with the CEO and staff to make Bark an exceptional workplace for employee owners. Jennifer is also responsible for Marketing, including social media, e-newsletters, and web content. Jennifer holds a BA in Art History from Vassar College. In her free time, she enjoys photography, dance, yoga, and travel.

Liz came to Bark in 2021, working as an Admin and Registration Assistant. She moved into the role of Registrar in Fall 2022. Liz manages all incoming and outgoing artworks with clients, while coordinating with our production and design teams. She brings cataloging skills from her role at Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, and has a specialty in client services from past experience with museums and galleries. Liz received a BA in Art History from SUNY New Paltz. She is a film fanatic and is always watching the latest movies out in theaters.


Amy Hinten

Since joining Bark Frameworks in 2001, Amy has designed frames for a wide range of projects, including large scale museum and gallery exhibitions as well as numerous private and corporate collections.

Amy is a painter who also concentrates on drawing and printmaking. She received her BFA from The Ohio State University and her MFA from the University of Florida, where she taught painting and drawing to undergraduates.

Her professional background is diverse, including positions in the libraries at Ohio State as well as a stint as a sociology research assistant. Amy’s experience in these fields has proven valuable in her design practice.

Christine Heindl

Christine brings many years of experience in the art field to her work as a designer at Bark Frameworks. She has been a museum production manager, university professor and gallery director, as well as a framer and designer. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001 and a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 2009 for her painting.

Shreya Patel is an interdisciplinary artist and designer, with a strong background in frame design. She has designed for a number of distinguished individuals, galleries, and interior firms in New York — both in contemporary and period-based aesthetics. Shreya graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA and a minor in Art History. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and trying new foods.