Bill Mosley Exhibition: A San Diego Experience

November 20, 2015 – 11:33 pm

Artist and San Diego native, Bill Mosley, has been documenting the evolution of our urban and coastal environments for over 30 years. In celebration of his new book, Verticals | Over San Diego, The Frame Maker is pleased to offer an exhibition, A San Diego Experience, of his most recent prints and paintings now through December 24th.

The exhibition includes paintings of iconic San Diego locations. Featured is his most recent painting “Point Loma View” which is a grand view of our city’s skyline. The artist is also premiering a group prints that are a departure from his classic style. Based on preparatory sketches, these prints have a bold graphic presence, venture into a more abstract sensibility, and possess a “pop” energy.

With the gift giving season upon us, we have talked Bill into releasing a discreetly priced limited edition print based on the painting “Point Loma View.” We also have some original sketches and prints from over his career at bargain prices, perfect for the beginning collector or San Diego lover on your holiday gift list. They are currently available for view in our showroom.

A book signing will also take place on December 5th from noon until 3.

A limited number of books are available, click here to contact us and reserve your copy today.

Kettner by Bill Mosley

“Kettner” Mixed Media Print by Bill Mosley


“Landing-1” Oil on Canvas by Bill Mosley

Book Signing – Bill Mosley’s VERTICALS | Over San Diego

November 20, 2015 – 11:32 pm

To celebrate the release of artist Bill Mosley’s first book, VERTICALS | Over San Diego, The Frame Maker is hosting a signing event on December 5th, from noon until 3 pm.  The exhibition, A San Diego Experience, showing Bill’s current work and including images from the book is currently on view through December 24th in our showroom.  To celebrate the event the artist is releasing a limited edition print that expresses his love of “America’s finest city,” which will also be available for purchase.

As a native of San Diego, Bill has always had a strong connection to the physicality of the urban environment.  His first downtown studio provided him with the opportunity to paint the views from it’s rooftop.  This cemented his interest in the uniqueness of perspectives from well above our usual grounded views.  As buildings grew taller downtown, the artist found a fertile ground to explore.  The results of that exploration are what is featured in VERTICALS.  Anyone who has entered our city will find the images immediately recognizable, however the high perspectives reveal a metropolis of rhythm, strength and beauty.  The book VERTICALS | Over San Diego is available for purchase through The Frame Maker for $40.00 each.

Mosley has also released a special limited edition print “Point Loma View” to celebrate the launch of VERTICALS.  In true artistic fashion the “Point Loma View” is decidedly horizontal but features San Diego’s vertical skyline in detail contrasted by our bay and East County mountains.  It is an image that any San Diegan will love.  The print is 2.75” x 10.25”, has an edition of 24 plus artist’s proofs.  It is available for $75.00. A package offer of both the print and the book is available for $95.00.

Signed copy of VERTICALS | Over San Diego $40

“Point Loma View” limited edition print $75

Combined Special Package $95

A limited number of books and prints are available, click here to contact us and reserve your copy today.

Verticals | Over San Diego A New Book by BILL MOSLEY

Verticals | Over San Diego


"Point Loma View" Limited Edition Print by Bill Mosley

“Point Loma View” Limited Edition Print by Bill Mosley


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.