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Working With Us

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.

We are located in Long Island City, less than ten minutes from Manhattan via the Midtown Tunnel or the Queensboro Bridge. Free parking is available in front of our building. Alternatively, we are one subway stop from Lexington Avenue.

If you are unfamiliar with what we do, view our framing projects to see examples of our work.

Visit Us in Long Island City

We recommend meeting in person at our showroom to discuss your framing project. If bringing your artwork to our showroom is inconvenient – especially if the artwork is large or fragile – one of our designers can make a house-call and bring frame and finish samples.

Please call us or complete our online form to schedule an appointment to meet with a designer.

If you prefer, you are welcome to call or email us to discuss your framing project. We can review a digital file of the artwork to be framed and respond with design suggestions and quotes.

Schedule An Appointment

Art Services

We offer many services to support our clients. Our Registration department contributes to the ease and security of working with us—by picking up and delivering art in our truck, preparing condition reports on the works in our care, coordinating with allied professionals such as conservators and art handling companies, and providing fine-arts insurance. And our designers are available for on-site consultation.

We are happy to pick up and drop off your artwork in our insured, alarmed, and air-conditioned truck.

Bark Frameworks Secure Delivery Truck

We are now pleased to offer art installation and storage to our framing clients. Ready to receive your artwork? After we deliver to your business or residence, our experienced art installers will collaborate with you to mount your newly-framed art. Our trained technicians will take the utmost care when handling your art, making this process as low-risk as can be. Not ready to have your artwork delivered? 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. Email info@barkframeworks.com for details and rates.

Installation Expert with Level

Our Art Services Specialist, Sean Brady, will work with you to create a custom shipping crate that protects your framed work while in transit. Our crates are manufactured to industry specs and standards, and are ISMP-15 compliant for international shipping. We offer everything from travel frames to multi-piece exhibition crates. Contact info@barkframeworks for a quote or to discuss your project.

Crate with Travel Crates Inside

Crating Specifications

Style Level of protection Cost Closure ISPM-15 compliant Chemically stable Sealed Seams Gasket Insulated Rainguard
Travel Frame Low $ Screw Yes Yes
Economy Low $ Screw Yes Yes
Standard Medium $$ Bolt or Screw Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shipping High $$$ Bolt or Screw Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage High $$$ Bolt or Screw Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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.

What to Expect: Our Framing Process

After you meet with or speak to a designer, and receive a quote, final approval is needed from the client before work can begin. While a timeline depends upon many factors, framing usually takes 2-3 weeks, depending upon our Production schedule. Insurance paperwork must be completed, and we require a 50% deposit before work begins. Framed art can be picked up or delivered within NYC.

Do You Have Questions?

Our Frequently Asked Questions may help, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.