MOPA Photo Auction News

September 2, 2015 – 11:07 pm

The Frame Maker is gearing up for another fantastic Photo Auction with the Museum of Photographic Arts this fall. Since 2011, MOPA has invited The Frame Maker to be an exhibition partner in their biennial Photo Auction, providing conservation design advice and custom picture framing.

After multiple meetings, Frame Maker designer Tom Houk has collaborated with MOPA staff on the framing of 38 photographs contributed by artists and galleries from around the world.

Always an evening to remember this year’s silent and live auction will be presided over by Andrea Fiuczynski, auctioneer and Chairman of Sotheby’s West Coast. All proceeds from the auction will directly support MOPA’s world-class exhibitions and award-winning education programs.

On View: September 18 – October 14 

VIP Preview Reception: October 8 

Photo Auction 2015: October 14

For more Photo Auction details click here.

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San Diego State University Children’s Center Annual Benefit this week 4/16

April 15, 2010 – 2:13 pm

The Frame Maker is once again pleased to contribute a series of custom frames to the SDSU Children’s center annual “A is for Art” project. Collecting many pieces of student-created art from the past year, this program is truly inspiring as some of the works are from kids as young as 18 months old!.

Through out the school year, the Center brings in professional artists from many disciplines to work with all the different age groups in creative process art art sessions. The results are not just wonderful guided art pieces, but also wonderful stories of children’s experiences and creative development recorded in these canvases.

A is for Art| SDSU Children's Center artwork

The project culminates in a “gallery” opening and auction of the kids’s work that benefits the continuing programs at the Children’s Center on the SDSU campus. The gallery is actually the KPBS soundstage, generously reconfigured by KPBS for the evening into a white wall exhibition space with elegant lighting and catering, staffed by SDSU student volunteers and attended by the children, proud parents and staff of the Center as well as supporters across both the SDSU campus and the San Diego art and education communities.

The event is this Friday April 16, 2010 at the KPBS studios on the SDSU campus, please visit the A is for Art project online for more information.

SDSU Art Space now open in downtown San Diego.

April 13, 2010 – 4:06 pm

We’re been working on one of our favorite annual art events happening this week at San Diego State University, the Children’s Center’s “A is for Art” benefit auction. We’re working on a write-up and realized we hadn’t mentioned SDSU’s new permanent art exhibition space near us in downtown San Diego that just opened last week, so we’re putting this up first–their inaugural show is excellent!


San Diego State’s new downtown San Diego art gallery opens April 9 in the historic Electra Building at the corner of Broadway and Kettner Boulevard. Intended to serve as an exhibition space for contemporary art and design by artists from around the world, it debuts with an exhibition of three widely known contemporary artists who are all SDSU alumni.

The SDSU Downtown Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Divergence: The Work of John Baldessari, Deborah Butterfield, and Andrea Zittel, will reflect the artists’ different styles and generations within conceptual art….

SDSU Downtown Gallery

Read the full article on the SDSU website.

Great Robert Irwin profile in Los Angeles Times

April 11, 2010 – 11:58 pm

Great work here by LA Times writer Leah Ollman, click the image to read full article.

Robert Irwin at Quint La Jolla in LA Times

TONIGHT 4/10 in North Park at Thumbprint Gallery

April 10, 2010 – 1:49 pm

Check out Thumbprint Gallery on Facebook– the new show opens toight and runs through May 2, 2010.