For more than 40 years, our family and staff of professional designers have worked with businesses and art lovers providing custom framing, art consultation, color theory and design services as the Fond du Lac area's leading
full-service custom picture framing shop and gallery.
Meet our Team!
Julie Balson, CFP
"I'm Julie. Owner of the Gallery Frame Shop. I have been involved with the business since it's inception in 1975. Just a few childhood memories from our early days in business. Sitting at the dining room table with my dad while he taught me how to properly write checks out to pay our vendors (keep in mind I was just 11 and this was a really big deal to me!) showing me the difference between the debit and credit columns on our worksheets. I remember my dad rough planing the wood in our driveway and we had staining dunk tanks outside that we would dip our frames, wipe down and then hang them everywhere to dry. In 2002 I purchased the business from my parents Dick & Dolly Lewis.
My Favorite part about working in the framing industry is the amazing stories folks tell us when they come to get their projects framed."
Brian Balson - Shop Manager
Alonna Heller- Graphic Artist
Julie Gundlach- Framer
Deb Williams - Retail Specialist
Stephanie McGuire - Designer
Julie Balson - Owner
Brenda Post - Book Keeper
Our family business started as a home based woodworking business called The Woodshop.
Created our own line of barn board frames.
The building of our current location was purchased and renovated and art was added to the mix using the name The Woodshop Gallery & Frame Shop"
Moved to our current location and "The Woodshop" was dropped from Gallery & Frame Shop.
Julie purchased The Gallery Frame Shop from her parents,
Dick and Dolly Lewis.
Re-shifted our art focus to showcase more original local art.
Added Fair Trade items to support artisan makers.
Updated the exterior of our historic building.