Athena women are pleased to be exhibiting this year’s Spring Non-Juried Show from April 3 until May 13 at the contemporary showroom of American Frame Corporation in Maumee, Ohio. Some of the members’ art is represented above in the banner and thumbnails below. We are happy with this cutting edge venue and its beautiful gallery space.

American Frame is a premier supplier of custom picture frames, mat boards, do-it-yourself (DIY) framing supplies, fine art printing services, and free online art gallery. It is a family business, started in 1973 by Ron Mickel, who already had a custom picture framing service in his hardware store. He wanted a mail order business, using the Nielsen aluminum frame, which could be custom cut and marketed in pairs via magazine publications. American Frame continued with the sale of wood frames, too, and they transformed what was an expensive professionals-only task to an easy, affordable DIY project for their customers.

The American Frame website,, has many features for novice framers and professionals. There are instructional videos to learn DIY framing fundamentals. The website also includes inspirational interviews, podcasts, and a newsletter sign-up. Information on their fine art and photography printing service is online also.

In a green effort, the company is eco-conscious and conservation-minded in their daily operations as well as supportive of community initiatives. They strive to maximize the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  This starts with suppliers, mostly American, who value our environment and manufacture products in compliance with reforestation practices and other environmental standards. You can read about American Frame’s reuse and recycling efforts in production and their other green initiatives on their website. The company’s commitment to their customers is reflected in their slogan: Love your art. Frame it right.

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