Galeyrie Custom Framers


     “As always, your ideas, talent, and attention to detail never fail to amaze me.”
Paul Tukey, Publisher, People, Places & Plants

Galeyrie Custom Framers provide artistically designed framing for original art, maps, family portraits, children’s art, needlework, mirrors, and shadow boxes for sports memorabilia and keepsakes. We will help you find the right  design, and protect your item from light, moisture, and damaging materials with our archival materials and techniques. Whatever style you are working in, whatever your budget, we can find a frame for you that is just right.

Photo by John Ewing/Staff Photographer…… Tuesday, October 20, 2009…John Barrows, owner of Galeyrie, an art and frame shop in Falmouth, is reproducing a 1930’s era map of Maine.


Sally Barrows holds a BFA in Painting from the Maine College of Art, and has been framing ever since graduating in 1984. There has been on-going development of her color sense, as well as the relationship of frames to artwork, sensitivity to line, scale, and contrast – all of the visual sensibilities – for over 25 years.


Our selection is as comprehensive as any in the world, metropolitan or otherwise, with over 2,000 mouldings.  Choose from Italian oxides, gold leaf, distressed woods, inlaid veneers, solid hardwoods, antique reproductions, as well as basic traditional styles, and, of course, all the colors of the rainbow. The shop carries 7 lines of mat board, and 6 types of glazing, including Museum glass.


Our custom framing skills include fabric-wrapped mats & liners. fillets, French lines with marbleized or painted panels, V-grooves, multiple-opening mats, and shadow boxes.  We are proficient in needlework blocking, stretching, and framing. If you have a specific idea, we will help you accomplish it. If you work best collaborating with others, we enjoy interacting in the design process.


Samples are available for you to take home for consideration. This offer extends to the framed maps from our shop, as well, so you can see what one will look like on your wall.


All frame styles are available for outstanding mirrors to dramatically enhance interior space. You are not limited to what you might find in a catalogue or showroom. We carry 12 sizes (16 x 20″ to 30 x 60″) of manufactured 1 ¼” beveled mirrors- much more affordable than a custom-sized beveled mirror. Mirrors built to fit a specific space are another option. Choose your frame,tell us the size you want, and we will build your mirror at a reasonable cost.


We offer consultation to interior designers and, as a means of establishing a relationship, we will meet with you for 1 hour gratis, anywhere in the Greater Portland area.


We are also available to hang artwork in your home or office. Having run a gallery for many years – hanging shows once a month – we are familiar with identifying themes, anchor pieces, and relationships between individual works and the rest of the environment. We will hang the work correctly and efficiently.


Be sure to drop in to take a look at our offerings. We look forward to meeting you!

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