DeGeorge Custom Frames
1839 E. Edgewood Dr. - 863-646-4955 - Open Tue-Fri 10-6 and Sat 10-3 Closed Sun & Mon
Since 1998, Vincent and Julie DeGeorge have operated a custom frame business offering high quality picture and mirror framing to the Lakeland area and beyond.
DeGeorge Custom Frames is proud to offer these products & services
• Full Service Custom Framing • Custom Framed Mirrors • Shadow Boxes for Military and Sports Memorabilia • Preservation Framing • Installation • Flag cases • Design Guidance / Assistance
We are proud to be involved in Lakeland’s vibrant art community. Between working with local artists and galleries, including the Polk Museum of Art, our days are far from dull. Julie is currently a member of the American Business Women’s Association. Vince served on the Board of Directors of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland. We are both active members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church. We are continuously amazed by the variety of activities available and the warmth of the people in our “adopted” hometown.
We custom frame what ever our clients can imagine – sports memorabilia, family documents, musical instruments, parachutes, perfume bottles and military medals, to name just a few. We assist in making perfect selections that enhance the art and coordinate with any type of décor. At DeGeorge Custom Frames, only conservation materials that will neither fade nor harm the art are used. Custom framed mirrors are a specialty.
Our approach is to guide you to the perfect combination of matting, moulding and size making the finished product unique and beautiful.
We are conveniently located at 1839 E. Edgewood Dr. in Lakeland with hundreds of choices available to make your framing truly custom to your home and personality. Our showroom is open Tuesday thru Friday from 10am until 6pm, and Saturdays 10am until 3pm. After Hours and In-Home/In-Office Visits are available by appointment.
All work is done in our facility, by us. All work is guaranteed – always!
We will work with you to create a unique, high quality frame design that will be the focal point in your home or office.
Call 863-646-4955 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Our frames themselves are works of art.
Whether it be a mirror, a piece of art, or a photograph, our frames make the finished product especially elegant.
Customers are welcome to take samples home to get a feel for what would work best with their style and design. We understand budgetary considerations and work within them.
DeGeorge Custom Frames is ready to help you with framing other types of memorabilia including sports, historical, and sentimental items. So get those items out of the shoe box and into a shadow box.
Vince is a retired US Army Master Sergeant, retiring in 1996 after serving 22 years. With this experience, he has the knowledge and respect necessary to correctly arrange and display military items, awards, rank, and insignia.
Betsy Bohrer is an outstanding local artist we’ve known for 15 years. Her art is colored by her life experiences. She uses soft pastels and oils on canvas and paper as her chosen medium.
“I preserve my life experiences as free-verse poetry, captured moments, observations, and the occasional whimsical doodle in my journals. These meditations transform and evolve through layers of color, texture, and insomnia into tangible visual images. I convey these images through oil and pastel on hand textured paper, board, and canvas, ultimately illustrating and defining my life story.”
To view more of Betsy’s art visit www.thebohrergallery.com
One of the most engaging artists, Donald Stone, shares his wealth of insights about folk art in Florida and the significance of symbols in his own pieces. Stone’s pieces include orange groves in bright lines and sea worthy ships with historically relevant details “sprinkled” throughout the pictures.
Wes Cowley is a retired computer scientist, having worked on seminal versions of many applications in use today, such as database management systems, airline and hotel reservation systems, online banking and yield management techniques. Wes has been a life-long photographer, spending many happy hours in a black and white darkroom. Moving to digital with the technology, he currently shoots Nikon and Fujifilm cameras. Eclectic best describes Wes’ work, landscapes, cityscapes and sunscapes, also street/candid people photography. He began selling his photography in 2011, refusing to hide his “light” under a bushel any longer. He has enjoyed success at art shows across Florida and elsewhere.
To view more of Wes Cowley’s images, visit www.wescowleyphotography.com
Conservators have found that a great deal of the damage to works of art that they encounter could have been reduced or prevented by proper framing methods.
Through the use of matting materials which meet the standards set by the Library of Congress for the preservation of works of art and documents on paper, mounting techniques that are easily reversible and special glazing materials, we can greatly reduce the risks faced by works of art which are displayed.
Vincent is a Board Certified Picture Framer with over 30 years experience. Vincent has been awarded the CERTIFIED PICTURE FRAMER® designation by the Certification Board of the Professional Picture Framers Association. He is an Accredited Picture Framing Judge, adjudicating at two international picture framing competitions in Las Vegas, NV.
We have belonged to the Professional Picture Framers Association since 1998. Both of us have served as officers on the state level. Vince is a former National Board Member. We both are educators, having taught classes at PPFA conferences and conventions. Continuing education is a constant at DeGeorge Custom Frames. Our industry involvement keeps us on the “cutting edge”. We pride ourselves on designing new ways of framing traditional pieces and framing things that no one else does, like TV’s, hockey pucks and even a bowling ball.