Our Framing History


Peter Smith and his wife Rhonda entered the picture framing business when they first purchased Frames Galore in Sherman Oaks in 1997. With Rhonda's keen eye for design and Peter's craftsmanship and attention to detail, they grew Frames Galore into one of the top framing businesses in the Valley. Clients included celebrities Dolly Parton, Joe Walsh, Tom Arnold, John Tesh, Bonnie Franklin and many more. They also did the framing of memorabilia for "Big Brother All Stars" and were featured in an episode of "Tacky House" with Thom Felicia on the Style Network.

Having moved to the Santa Clarita area in 2002 to raise their family, Peter & Rhonda sold Frames Galore in 2011 and decided to open Valencia Art & Framing in Granary Square. In a short time, they established themselves in the art community and laid the roots for their new business. However, with the struggling economy and high business costs, they decided to close the retail location in 2013.

Over the past 8 years, Valencia Art & Framing has established a reputation for quality workmanship and caring customer service with many loyal customers. So, to better serve the framing needs of the Santa Clarita Community, Peter & Rhonda have decided to offer their special mix of craftsmanship and design to the retail market. 

With only department store or franchise framing options available to the community, Valencia Art & Framing wants to offer a more personal "boutique" approach to framing. Their new shop offers a light open cozy vibe where clients can feel at home and  be unpressured to work through the design process. 

We look forward to serving you at our new shop located at 21618 Golden Triangle Road, Suite 107, Santa Clarita


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Peter Smith
Owner - Framer

Peter is not your typical frame shop owner. Not being one to sit back and let someone else do the work, Peter has personally framed every picture in his 24 year career.  Framing is a craft that is learned by doing and his wealth of experience and skills makes him the framer of choice for many artists and decorators. Originally from the Boston Massachusetts area, Peter came to Los Angeles in 1973 to pursue a music career but after 25 years, it was time to settle down and learn a new career with his wife Rhonda. There were lots of challenges at first but the art of framing design and manufacturing came naturally to them. 
Over the years, Peter has framed everything from needlework and sports jerseys to a full bottle of champagne for Dolly Parton and a collection of rock hammers. In fact, it is the challenge of framing that Peter loves the most. No two framing jobs are alike and it can take lots of engineering and inventiveness to figure the best way to display art and objects to make them visually pleasing without doing anything to  permanently damage them.  
So, when you come the Valencia Art & Framing, you can rest assured that your precious art and objects will the be treated with care and will be framed by one of the best.