Every month of the school year we have the great fortune to be able to frame an art student of the month’s awesome artwork. We frame these artworks at no charge to the schools, students or their families. It’s for the sheer joy of celebrating youth arts! Framing these is one of the highlights of our workmonth. We’re so proud of these talented student artists from PUSD and Yavapai county. Once we put the art in awesome framing, we put it in our downtown gallery window for everybody to admire. It’s a joy to see the students’ faces when they see their own art in a prominent Prescott Arizona art gallery! Scroll on to see many of the student artworks we’ve framed over the years.
This artwork really shines with a starry background. We thought it would look great to expand the borders of the painting by adding stars to the frame itself! Awooooo!
These students are so creative. The artwork looks professional when we’re done framing it – and many of them have gone on to win state wide and national competitions with these artworks!
This cut paper piggy collage is raised and floated on a paper background. The deep frame allows it to be really 3-d (without the silly glasses)! Oink, oink, baby.
Can you believe this was made by grade school students?
This graphite portrait is powerful and exquisitely rendered. A dramatic frame in dark greys and blacks sets it off perfectly. Bella!
Sacred Heart Catholic school got in on the action when they brought us three artworks to frame for a fundraiser.
Art students lessons in grid drawing and color theory, all framed to bring out the beauty of each student’s work. After Van Gogh, Matisse, and Monet.
Andy Warhol art lesson, anyone? These pop art pieces are really awesome.
Pop art self portrait! We framed this one with contrasting background mats and a multiple colored frame. It’s kicky, it’s poppy… we love it!
Pop art self portrait – This pop art piece is illustrative and colorful. When you frame young people’s artwork it really makes it special!
The Phippen Museum of Western art has a show on the Courthouse square every year, and one year they had a Kid’s quick draw competition. We were lucky enough to get to frame the winners!
This student artwork was done in the Kid’s quick draw competition at the Phippen art show. A natty orange linen mat was the perfect thing to enhance Mr. Fox’s fur. Greens and rusts complete the outdoorsy feeling of the art.
This student work was also from the Phippen Museum’s kid’s quick draw challenge in 2010. One of the awards for the winners was getting a custom frame for the art they made. Now get on your horse and ride!
Some of the art really shines… like this metallic silver fishy…
This student artist of the month made an applique fish on a block printed background. The subtle metallic inks made his fishy scales really shine. Russell chose a metallic frame and coordinating mats to make this art really special.
Other artwork is very mature and skilled. We love it!
Petroglyphic student artwork in watercolors has the feeling of a Matisse, doesn’t it? We put a Southwestern styled frame on it to give it a provenance and enhance the wonderful complementary colors.
This one is really special. It’s a newspaper collage made out of painted newspaper pieces, cut and collaged together. We made a newspaper clipping background to help enhance how the art was made. An arched mat really zooms in on the portrait.
This student artwork was framed and auctioned off at the Del Webb community center’s “Framing the Future” luncheon. Abstract youth art is indistinguishable from art by more mature artists when it’s put in an amazing frame. Proceeds from these frames support the Del Webb community center.
Student tempera painting on black paper looks fabulous with a dramatic ornate gnarly frame and coordinating mats.
Congratulations to all of the art student of the month winners throughout the years! We at the Frame and I are proud of you, and are honored to help frame and display your winning artwork. We hope you’re inspired to keep making art for the rest of your lives! Thanks also to the amazing art teachers who keep these kids creatively motivated. Your talents are a real blessing to our community.
Have a great week everybody!