A Cincinnati Artist with Universal Appeal: Myra Baumes

Local artist Myra Baumes is known for her charming Cincinnati neighborhood scenes. Although they often depict Cincinnati mainstays like The Blind Lemon and Mt. Adams Bar & Grill, as well as our city’s distinct skyline, her beautifully saturated urban scenes have universal appeal. Check out a sampling of her work in the slideshow! All of the pieces are available, framed, at our downtown location: 17 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Enjoy!

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Here a Harper, There a Harper

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Charley Harper: A Birds Eye View

Attention all Charley Harper fans! If you have ever wondered how great artists evolve from childhood novices into skilful, world-renowned professionals, then ‘Charley Harper: A Birds Eye View’ is for you. The DAAP Galleries, at the University of Cincinnati, in tandem with the Charley Harper Studio, has mounted this comprehensive retrospective exhibit of the late legend’s works. It will take you through every phase of his career, with the earliest pieces dating back to his West Virginia youth. Information for this must-see show is listed below.

Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry the work of his wife Edie Harper, their son Brett Harper, and other artists including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.


“When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe.”-Charley Harper


Downtown Cincinnati’s Brand-New Queen City Tower

Queen City Tower Skyline by J. Miles Wolf

Here at Fabulous Frames & Art, we are proud to offer many contemporary photographs of Cincinnati, including the work of J. Miles Wolf. Wolf is a top Cincinnati-based photographer, renowned for his unerring eye, technical precision and impeccably high standards. We’re thrilled to have just received his brand-new, limited-edition lithograph of downtown Cincinnati, showing the just-completed Queen City Tower by architect Gyo Obata as well as The Ascent by Daniel Libeskind.

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Last Chance for Beverly Erschell at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati

Razzmatazz by Beverly Erschell

Razzmatazz by Beverly Erschell

At Cincinnati-based Fabulous Frames & Art, we carry the work of many distinguished area artists. One of them is Beverly Erschell, beloved painted of Cincinnati and its many architectural landmarks, who is currently showing a selection of her originals at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, in its gallery space at 811 Race St. The paintings are up through December 16th.

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