Queen City Framing & Art Supplies was opened in the fall of 2016 in Helena, Montana by Deb Parsons and Martha Johnson. They loved assisting you as the former Art Department and Frame Shop managers of Helena’s iconic Ben Franklin Crafts and when it closed, they were urged to continue providing the quality services and supplies their customers looked for.
Martha has over 15 years of framing experience and training in the various methods of mounting prints, paintings, and photos as well as unique delicate items and 3-dimensional objects. Deb has a degree in graphic design, is a former business owner and a published artist and calligrapher who often teaches classes. She can answer questions about all the art mediums and supplies they carry and make thoughtful suggestions.
Deb, Martha, and their staff have the tools and knowledge to help you fulfill your artistic vision with expert advice, individualized customer service and affordable quality!
Products & Services
Our store offers a variety of different products and services for all your artistic needs and endeavors. Be sure to ask our staff for advice and suggestions on which product would be the best fit for you. Here is just a sample of the some of the products and services we offer:
- Drawing Pencils & Markers
- Stretched Canvas & Canvas Boards
- Painting Easels
- Artists’ Brushes
- Sketch Books
- Painting & Drawing papers
- How To Books
- And More!
- Custom Framing
- Shadow Boxes
- Dry Mounting
- Mat Cutting
- Art Classes
- And More!
Artist Exhibition for INKtober
Twelve Montana Artists, including nine from Helena, will be displayed in the Inktober Art Fest juried show at Queen City Framing & Art Supplies during the month of October. All works were required to incorporate INK as a primary element in the pieces. The Inktober Art Fest exhibition includes artists Ed Chebul, Victoria Curtiss, Jane Fournier, Carroll Jenkins, Carolyn Laceky, Jean McLean, Jim Schulz, Elaina Smith, Jane Weaver – all from Helena, and Jean Barnes – Butte, Ann Franke – Missoula, Beth Lee – Bozeman.
An Opening Reception will take place on Friday, October 6th from 5pm-7pm. Queen City Framing & Art Supplies is located at 400 Euclid in the Lundy Center. Call 406-442-2760 for more information.
Life Figure Drawing
Louis Archambault will be instructing on the techniques and subtleties on line used when drawing from a live model.
Mondays – Oct. 6 – November 20 5:45-7:45 12HRS/ $99
Learn and practice drawing figures from live models using pencils, charcoal and pastels. Louis will demonstrate and advise you in achieving correct proportions and the subtleties of line that will make you figurative drawings come alive!
A materials list will be provided with a discount for all participants.