San Francisco Bay Area Art Gallery Turns 100

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This September 18th, 2015, The Studio Shop, a family owned fine art gallery and custom picture framing business in Burlingame CA, celebrates its Centennial Anniversary.

Here in the heart of the young tech-startup S.F. Bay Area, a 100 year old business celebrates a century of craftsmanship and community stewardship this September. The Studio Shop is a fine art gallery and custom picture frame business based in Burlingame, CA.

Since 1915 The Studio Shop has been a business dedicated to craftsmanship, and to innovations in frame design, materials, and processes. Today three generations of clients attest to the archival quality of custom picture framing The Studio Shop dedicates itself to, and to the personal service the designers provide.

Owners Janet and Carl Martin, and Janet’s sister, Kristen Benson, run the business today. The sisters’ parents, John and Martha Benson, owned the business from 1955 until 1994, raising their daughters cleaning glass, and cutting frame mouldings in the back of the shop after school.

The Studio Shop is comprised of two locations today. At 244 Primrose Road, Burlingame CA, sisters Janet and Kristen run a beautiful gallery space, featuring original works of art, paintings, sculpture, and more from CA and around the world. The Studio Shop Annex at 350 Peninsula Avenue, San Mateo CA, is the business' warehouse location with deals on picture frame mouldings, and an eclectic mix of home and gift items.

At both of The Studio Shop locations each picture frame design is approached to protect the art archivally and enhance it aesthetically. They carry probably the largest selection of frame samples in the S.F. Bay Area, including welded steel frames, 22-karat gold museum frames, and hand-carved leather frames from Peru. Their team of designers, and framers are artisans as much as the artists the gallery showcases and carries.

About The Studio Shop
The Studio Shop and The Studio Shop Annex together offer Northern California's premier resource for fine art and fine custom picture framing. Located in Burlingame, California, The Studio Shop is both art gallery and art framing shop, combining a sense of aesthetic beauty with artistic practicality. The Studio Shop Annex is a sister store in San Mateo, California, which focuses on picture framing of art, photographs and memorabilia. Together they serve the San Francisco Bay Area as art gallery, a place for art exhibitions, and a quality-first attitude towards art framing.


For more information please contact:
The Studio Shop
244 Primrose Road, Burlingame CA 94010
(650) 344-1378
Carl Martin,, 650-703-8395

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