About Us

CELEBRATING 51 YEARS!

1968-2019

At Art Attic Framing & Design, our mission is to preserve and enhance our clients artwork and memorabilia by providing conservation quality custom framing services. With each visit, our goal is to educate the customer on the different framing options, so they can make an informed decision based on what is best for their needs. Outstanding customer service, an extensive range of knowledge, and an unfaltering dedication to quality are just a few traits that set us apart from our competitors. We are passionate about designing and creating a unique frame design. Custom framing is truly an art form and we believe the frame should accentuate the art without distracting from it. The frame should be an extension of the artwork while preserving it at the same time.

The Art Attic is a well-established custom framing gallery locally owned and operated since 1968. Art and frame restoration, professional installation, and conservation framing are also services we provide. 

A well-trained staff, a comprehensive knowledge of the trade, a creative spirit, and an eye for detail has made the Art Attic an award-winning shop.

All of our work is guaranteed, and customer service and satisfaction come first and foremost.  Your art is special to us.  We want to provide you with the best framing experience possible.  When you bring your cherished items to our shop, you can be assured that each piece will be handled with the utmost care.

Our talented staff are all artists themselves, and create a dynamic team dedicated to providing you with the best service possible.  We love what we do!  We are passionate about our framing projects, and we strive to reflect your specific needs and individual personality in each piece of artwork.  Take the stress out of framing; allow our staff to assist you with all of your framing needs.

The Art Attic provides a wide selection of services for our customers.  In addition to framing for individuals, we specialize in commercial framing and museum quality preservation.  No job is too large or too small for us to handle.

Emily Hall: Owner | Designer

Emily Hall

Abby Gergasko: Custom Framer

Abigail A. Elliott Gergasko grew up in northern New Jersey in the New York City metropolitan area. After High School, she attended Ridgewood School of Art and then transferred to Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA. After many traveling adventures and living in California, Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska, she then returned to New Jersey where she met and married her husband in 1981.

Abby worked in photo labs until her interest switched to picture framing, learning on the job from some master framers. In 1995, Abby and business partner, Michelle Mendez, opened their own shop, Wallflowers, in Bernardsville, NJ. During the ten years Abby owned Wallflowers, she attended many framing classes and seminars at industry shows in New York City. In 2005, Abby sold her half of the business and moved to Santa Fe, NM.

In Santa Fe, Abby worked for Munson Graphics/Posters of Santa Fe/Consolidated Art Source where she ran the framing department for the company. She then went to manage Fine Art Framers, a shop that catered to many of the local artists and galleries. Being the third largest art market in the United States, Santa Fe offers a wonderfully diverse art scene. Abby enjoyed her time there, but was ready to be closer to her family. She moved to Missoula in 2013 and has been with Art Attic Framing & Design ever since.

Katie Machain: Custom Framer | Installer

Katie began working at Art Attic Framing & Design in 2014, after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Montana in 2013. As a student, Katie learned the proper techniques for handling and installation of artwork. She is now the Art Attic’s professional art installer and has installed artwork for local businesses and residences using a variety of hanging techniques. When she is not out installing, she helps maintain the productivity in the shop. From designing, cutting and building the frames, to fitting the frame with artwork, Katie enjoys every aspect of the framing industry.

Katie’s favorite task at work is building the frames, especially challenging designs that stack together several different moulding styles. For Katie, every framing project is an opportunity to learn and improve her skills for (hopefully) a lifetime of framing.

Frank Anderson: Custom Framer

After High School, Frank worked a variety of jobs, ranging from construction to house painting to irrigation, and even dog grooming. Wanting more exposure to the art community he found employment with Harvey and Marie Giles at Marie’s Arteries in Missoula, MT. Frank began working at Marie’s in 1990 and really enjoyed the work and learned a great deal. In 2006, however, circumstances led him to Southern California. There, he went to work for Amir Kojoory, a well known photographer. Frank enjoyed working for Amir Photography and Custom Framing, but couldn’t adapt to big city life, so he moved back to Montana. Upon his return to Missoula, he went back to work at Marie’s briefly before they closed up shop in 2007, and he then went to work at Art Attic Framing & Design, where he has been working ever since. “Custom Framing combines all aspects of my talents into one perfect fit”.