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The Art of Framing

So, how does one start this process? Trust your framer! The Loose Moose Custom Framing & Gallery offers you innovative design ideas, attention to detail, experience and Award Winning Custom Framing. We also ask questions. Is this project for you or is this a gift for someone else. There are different ways to proceed depending upon the answer. Where do you plan to display this piece? What's your life style like? Do you prefer a formal, contemporary, casual or rustic look? Are there any particular colors or a style you prefer?

The Loose Moose has over one thousand frame samples from several vendors such as: Larson-Juhl, TCMoulding, and several others. At The Loose Moose we use only Crescent conservation, or museum quality mat boards. These are "acid-free" and ph balanced products. We stock regular picture framing glass but strongly recommend CONSERVATION GLASS which eliminates up to 98% of harmful UV rays that can damage your project. There are three styles to choose from. These are CONSERVATION CLEAR which is essential for preservation framing, CONSERVATION REFLECTION CONTROL a single sided etched non-glare glass and MUSEUM GLASS anti -reflective technology with amazing clarity. Check out the Framing segment of the web site and we'll go into further detail. You might just find something interesting for your project.

Featured Artist

Cheng Khee Chee

Cheng-Khee Chee, Associate Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor society, Master Watercolorist of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America, Knickerbocker Artists USA, Singapore Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society and others.
Chee was born in Fujian, China, grew up in Penang, Malaysia and received his B.A. degree from Nanyang University in Singapore. He came to the United Satates in 1962 and completed his Master's degree at the University of Minnesota. Since 1965 ha has been living in Duluth with his family and pursuing his studio work while working as a faculty member of the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He became a full time artist in July 1994. He is a frequently sought national show juror and workshop instuctor. Chee's paintings have been widely exhibited throughout the United States and earned him over 160 national awards.

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Why Custom Framing?

One of the best reasons to custom frame your personal and well-loved works of art is that a professional picture framer has the skills and materials necessary to preserve and protect them as closely as possible to their original condition  Read More

What is Conservation Framing?

Put simply, Conservation Framing employs the use of materials that have been proven to protect and maintain art in as close to its original condition as possible.  Read More


 There's more to this than one may think. We help take the "guess work" out of framing your project. Click below to see what's involved.


The Loose Moose Custom Framing & Gallery is proud to feature these local and regional artists. Each of these talented artists have their own unique style.

Framed Samples

Check out some examples our work. Our award winning custom framing is a testament to our innovative design ideas, attention to detail and experience.

Mark has a real flair when it comes to helping me pick out the perfect mat and frame. C.B. - Duluth, MN