A Picture Framing Collage in Memory of Shawn Eastland – Featuring his Children’s Book “i Am I”

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Karen Eastland with the completed framed collage

Karen Eastland wanted to create a framed collage in memory of her son Shawn. She visited Picture This with a collection of objects with special significance to Shawn’s life. Framing specialist Sue Soucy lent her expertise and together they designed a layout for the items. Picture This then meticulously put it all together, resulting in a unique and beautiful framed … Read More

The Perfect Gift – One-of-a-Kind Custom Framed Treasure

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Ever been at wit’s end to find that perfect gift for those friends and relatives who are particularly hard to shop for. Not to mention the graduations, Father’s and Mother’s Day, countless birthdays and various other gift-giving holidays throughout the rest of the year. Well, why not make your life a lot easier by giving the person who has everything … Read More

Artist Guy Combes Receiving Prestigious Award

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Wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Combes

Congratulations Guy Combes, from all of us at Picture This! Reposted with permission from Artists for Conservation This August, internationally acclaimed Kenyan artist, Guy Combes will be recognized for his conservation leadership and artistic achievement with Artists for Conservation’s (AFC’s) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award. The award is especially significant in that it was established in memory … Read More

Masterpieces in Miniature Art Show – Small Art, Huge Show

Greg Donnelly - Media WriterArt, Event

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Masterpieces in Miniature Art Show at Picture This

There is an excellent opportunity for art lovers to add to, or even start, their collection of original artwork created by some of North America’s leading artists. It’s the 14th annual Masterpieces in Miniature art event. Getting your hands on an original work of art can be difficult and for some, expensive. The idea of the Masterpieces in Miniature show … Read More

A Conversation on Conservation Framing

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Carol LaMarche, cpf, explaining conservation framing

Proper framing can preserve your artwork Framing a piece of art not only enhances but also serves as needed protection for your investment. That is where conservation framing comes in. Conservation framing also known as preservation and museum quality framing refers to the use of materials and techniques designed to not just make the artwork look great but to also … Read More

Picture This Gallery Donates to Wild North – Wildlife Rescue – Robert Bateman’s Canada

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(L - R) Dr. Gordon Court - Provincial Biologist, and Kim Blomme - Wild North, accepting donation from Carol and Rollie LaMarche, co-owners of Picture This.

Picture This Gallery is proud to donate $1040 to Wild North – Northern Alberta Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation. Wild North is a charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured, contaminated, and orphaned wildlife. They have been serving Edmonton and surrounding communities for over 25 years. Rollie and Carol LaMarche, co-owners of Picture This, presented the donation to Kim Blomme, … Read More

A Special Gift for a Loved One – Framing a 45 Vinyl Record – “You’re in My Heart”

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Picture framing specialist Carol LaMarche (left) with Lana Milner, happy client

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Here’s a fantastic idea: frame a treasured item or memento with special significance and it’ll be sure to bring joy and delight to your loved one. Lana Milner had this in mind when she recently visited Picture This to frame a gift for her sister. The special item is a 45 … Read More

Robert Bateman – Inspired by the World of Nature – Celebrating Canada – In his Words

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Robert Bateman with eagle painting (in progress) - Photo credit: Birgit Freybe Bateman

Robert Bateman is one of Canada’s most recognized and honoured artists. For more than sixty years his realism works have captured nature in stunning ways. The esteemed artist visited Picture This! Gallery to exhibit his artwork and promote his latest book called Robert Bateman’s Canada. The Gallery’s media writer Greg Donnelly spoke with Robert about the new book, his longevity, … Read More

Gene Simmons KISS Guitar Finds a Permanent Home After the Fort McMurray Fire

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Sue Soucy (left), picture frame designer, and Nina, (right) picture framer

What would you grab if you had to quickly leave your house to escape a fire? For Fort McMurray’s Mike Chilinski this wasn’t a hypothetical question in 2016. The sports and music memorabilia collector was forced to evacuate with his wife and two children as forest fires began to ravage the city. “Decisions, decisions. We were at home and weren’t … Read More