400 Euclid Avenue - The Lundy Center
Helena, MT 59601 | 406.442.2760
qcity.framing.art@gmail.com
OPEN Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday closed

About Us

Queen City Framing & Art Supplies was opened in the fall of 2016 in Helena, Montana by Deb Parsons and Martha Johnson. They wanted to provide the community with a store dedicated to providing quality products and knowledgeable, attentive customer service.

Martha has over two decades of framing experience and training in the various methods of mounting prints, paintings, and photos as well as unique delicate items, memorabilia 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!

Queen City Framing & Art Supplies - Arts & Crafts

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:

Products

  • Drawing Pencils & Markers
  • Oils/Acrylics/Watercolors
  • Stretched Canvas & Canvas Boards
  • Painting Easels
  • Artists’ Brushes
  • Sketch Books
  • Painting & Drawing papers
  • Art Instruction Books
  • Golden Fluid Acrylics
  • And More!

Services

  • Design Consulting
  • Custom Framing
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Dry Mounting
  • Shrink-Wrapping
  • Mat Cutting
  • Art Classes
  • Calligraphy
  • And More!

Please check out our Facebook page for photos of finished projects, current specials and upcoming classes!

Gallery Wall

Project Gallery

A GALLERY WALL in your home adds Personality, Interest and a Story!

Creating a gallery wall is a perfect way to make a big personal impact at home. It is an opportunity to make a statement about who you are and what you like. Whether you want to add some personality in your living room or make a blank staircase come alive, a gallery wall can be a fun way for you to showcase favorite items.

In-Person or Virtual Design Available for Framing

We love to see your smiling …eyes, but we understand that not everyone is comfortable with coming into retail stores right now. So we would like to offer our virtual design services. Just call or email us to set up a time for dropping off your artwork and we can get back to you with 3-4 design ideas to get the process started.

Grab & Go Art!

Boxes ready to mail, wrap… or try yourself!

Grab & Go Art boxes packed full of exciting products to give, or to supplement your own art supply collection. Your box includes 5-7 full size premium art products at a nice savings, a ‘What’s In the Box’ menu describing each product with Pro Tips… and a couple of surprises! Supplement them with other supplies to create a truly special gift.

$20 Boxes

The Watercolor Art Box at this level has just what is needed as an introduction to the artform. With a 24 Color Twist pan palette, watercolor pencils, and a brush pen, this box invites playing with this beautiful paint medium. Contains a 24-Color Compact Paint Set, Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen, Watercolor Postcards, General’s Watercolor Pencils, Simply Simmons Mixed Media Round Brush and more.

The Drawing Art Box is a perfect start for any aspiring artist. This box includes much of what is needed to get started sketching and creating. Add on a sketchbook for a great gift for anyone on your list! Contains Derwent Academy Sketching Pencils, Pencil Extender, Kneaded Eraser, General’s Carbon Sketching Pencil, and Tombow Mono Eraser Pen and more.

The Charcoal Art Box contains the supplies needed to branch out into another drawing medium and discover the beauty and intensity of this willows. pencils and sticks along with fun tools. Contains a variety of Nitram Charcoal Willows and General’s Charcoal and Pastel Chalk Pencils, Factis Black Eraser, Chamois and some Foam Sweet Foam Art Soap because this one can get messy.

$30 Boxes

The Pastels Art Box gives one the chance to experiment with different ways this versatile medium can be used. In pencil form, as soft pastels, or compressed sticks … create and experiment to discover how each pastel performs. Which will become a favorite? Contains a set of General’s MultiPastel Compressed Chalk, a set of Rembrandt Soft Pastels, a Conte Pastel Pencil, Sofft Art Sponges, Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper, and a Pigma Micron Pen.

The Printmaking Art Box is a perfect small format introduction into making carved block prints with all the tools needed to create stamps! Tools, ink and paper included so why not use them to make your own gift tags or cards? Contains an Essdee Lino Cutter & Stamp Carving Set, two colors of Speedball Block Printing Ink and 5×7 Strathmore Printmaking Paper.

$50 Boxes

The Acrylic Art Box contains two fun acrylic mediums to test out and play with. There is so much that can be done with these paint additives, this is a great way to introduce mediums to the artist’s toolbox. Plus 3 different acryic paints, and more tools! Contains two Golden Acrylic Mediums, three different Acrylic Paints including a Golden Fluid, Painting Knife, brushes, Color Mixing Guide, and Winsor & Newton ArtistsCanvas Board.

The Casein Paint Art Box is a great set for anyone who paints! Casein has the wash capabilities of watercolor, the opacity of tempera and gouache, and the rich textures of oils and acrylics. Introduce yourself to this versatile paint that cleans up with water yet dries water resistant. Contains a “What is Casein?” handout, three Jack Richeson Casein Paints, three brushes, Clic & Go Water Pot, and a Jack Richeson Toned Gessoed Hardboard.

The Watercolor Art Box at this level introduces metallic, dusk and interference watercolor paints to the painter’s palette. Find the beauty that can be created with these new paints. Especially effective on dark backgrounds. Contains Van Gogh Dusk, Interference, and Metallic paints, Fluid 100 4×6 Cold Press Paper, a Da Vinci Mini Brush, Fineline Masking Fluid, and a Rubber Cement Eraser.

This Oil Painting Art Box contains full-size selections of three different brands including an oil paint pigment in stick form and cold wax medium! Test them out on the included canvas board. Contains Van Gogh and Winton Oil Paint, R&F Pigment Stick, Gamblin Cold Wax Medium, two brushes, a pallet knife, Winsot & Newton’s Artists’ Canvas Board, and Jack’s Studio Soap.

$65 Boxes

The Watercolor Art Box at this level includes a 12 pan Van Gogh Travel Set, a 4×6 pad of Fluid 100 Hot Press and an Ecoline liquid watercolor that invites the artist to experiment. Along with a Mouth Atomizer & other surprise tools, one can experiment with different techniques! Contains a Van Gogh Pocket Watercolor Set with removable pallet and travel brush, Ecoline Liquid Watercolor, an Atomizer, 4×6 Fluid Hot Press Watercolor Paper, and a Niji Travel Water-brush.

The Oil Painting Box at this level gives the painter the chance to experiment with four different brands of oil paints at different price points. Also try a couple quality oil mediums like Gamsol and Walnut Oil as well as a few fun extras that are always welcome in the oil painter’s tool box. Contains Gamblin Gamsol, M. Graham Walnut Oil Medium, Van Gogh, Winsor Newton, and M.Graham Oil Paint, a R&F Pigment Stick, two brushes, a pallet knife, Double Metal Palette Cup, and two Winsor & Newton Artists’ Canvas Boards.

The Perfect Gift

These “tasty” go boxes are all ready for you to grab and mail or wrap for gift giving… or treat yourself! Each one has a fun variety of full-size art supplies related to its theme and fun little surprise extras related to its theme. An easy way to try new tools, mediums or colors. Ready to pick up now.

*Colors in each box are assorted, coordinated and are not exchangeable. These sets are designed for ages 13 to 100. We have more for younger kids available in store.

Ordering for Pick-up or Shipping

We are happy to help anyone who is uncomfortable going into stores right now. Please call or email us and we will help you put together all of the supplies and gifts that you need either for pick up, curbside or shipping. Shipping charges will apply. Our contact information is below.

Classes

Classes On Hold!

All classes are cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Covid-19 Information

Updated on November 1st

In an effort to keep ourselves and our customers safe and comply with the mandates of Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services and the CDC’s guidelines, the following measures are being instituted instore and the compliance of all guests and staff is needed to keep us all healthy.

Protective Measures

*Customers and staff are required to wear face masks. Please cover noses.
*If you have a fever or symptoms of Covid-19, do not enter.
*Maintain at least 6 feet between you and others! Staff will enforce if necessary.
*Hand sanitizer is available for use upon entering the store and before touching merchandise.
*We encourage non-cash payments.
*Staff displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 will not be allowed to work.
*Cleaning and sanitizing the store is done regularly in order to comply with CDC and Montana DPH guidelines.
*We will happily be providing curbside and contactless delivery outside our store to anyone who prefers it. Please email or call us and we will gather everything you need together with clean hands for pickup.
*We will happily take in your framing projects by walk-in, by appointments after hours, or as a drop-off for virtual design.
*Some delays may be expecting in receiving shipments on custom work, or special-order items. As many distributors and manufacturers continue to struggle with maintaining supply and labor levels.

Thanks for your understanding and helping us maintain a safe environment as we all navigate this new reality that we now live in. Stay safe and let’s all take care of each other.

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