"Man in a Bottle" Raymond Chorneau, oil and cold wax on canvas. 35" x 35" NFS

In 1994, Tim Miller envisioned bringing the finest art in the Southeast to Blowing Rock, thus Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery, LTD. was created. Starting out with established local artists, the gallery grew into a core of internationally recognized artists that has been growing each year. Setting the standard in the High Country for fine art, Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery, LTD. has assembled over twenty-five of the most accomplished artists in the Southeast. A stroll through the gallery is as pleasing to the first-time visitor as it is to our seasoned collectors.

We provide fine art for individual and corporate collectors. We also have art placement and hanging services. Art is our world and we will help art be in your world as well. In the Summer months, we have art shows that last several weeks each. The reception is the social event of our art shows, and allows the public to view the latest work by some of our most accomplished artists and meet the creator of what we’re admiring on the walls.

Besides being the leader in fine art, we have also become the leader in Western North Carolina in the art of custom picture framing. Finishing a work of art and displaying it properly only enhances the art itself; this is why framing is so important to the art. Under the direction of Tim Miller CPF (United States) and GCF (Europe), our knowledgeable staff of up-to-date techniques and trends in the art and design world will make any framing we do beautiful and complementary to the piece being framed.

Framing your artwork to last a lifetime is extremely important, and we’ll use all the conservation methods available to ensure your framed art will not change color and be protected for the life of the art.

Offering the finest to the simplest frames in Western North Carolina, our designers guide our customers through the process of choosing the correct materials for that particular frame job. We offer gold leafing (in-house ), frame restoration, European-style French matting, hand-wrapped liners and a variety of other specialty framing to satisfy everyone’s needs. Whether it’s a newspaper clipping, photo, canvas, print or any other type of material for framing, you’ll be glad you chose us for decades after your piece is framed.

In the last four years, employee Alex Cirulis has joined the business here in Blowing Rock and is a familiar face in the shop everyday. She has earned the accolade of Certified Picture Framer as of 2019, making Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery the only frameshop in Northwestern North Carolina to employ TWO in-house Certified Picture Framers. This achievement represents excellent standards for preservation of artwork by framers and is highly coveted. Come visit the frameshop and gallery to assure your precious paintings, objects, and documents last a lifetime.

We guarantee it.