5809-B Juan Tabo Blvd. Albuquerque, NM 87111

Business Hours
  • M-F: 10-6
  • Sat: 10-4
  • Sun: Closed

Other hours by appointment


There is a gallery in the shop that always has gorgeous artwork to browse when you are finished framing. You couldn’t ask for a nicer group of people to do business with!
Lois B. 07/2012


About Us / Mission

Colgate Craig, owner of Framing Concepts Gallery along with his wife Stella, loves what he does. “I believe in having fun,” says Craig, who retired from his life as an engineer and opened his first combination frame shop and gallery in Denver in 1982. His background as an engineer gives him a fine eye for detail and a penchant for precision in his framing. As he says, “With engineers, everything has to be just so.” He enjoys working with his hands and remembers his first frame, made from barn wood from the Tallahassee Creek Ranch up in Colorado… Craig opened Framing Concepts Gallery in 1992.

He is a Certified Professional Framer, certified through time and testing by the PPFA., and was  member of the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) for over 20 years and active in their  local chapters .  He was also a Director of the Albuquerque Art Business Association, the Arts Crawl People (AABA) for 15 years and also served as the Treasurer for several years.

Why Do Clients Work With Us?

Heard this question the other day, and rather than reciting the services we provide (which wasn’t really the gist of the question), I thought about the incredible benefits of working with us.
Our clients know…

Our warm and friendly staff has over 75 years combined experience.

That our design team understands color and style.

Our workmanship is impeccable. We do the job correct the first time.

All work is archival and will last many, many years.

We work on a timely basis. We can handle most rush jobs without question.

Our turnaround time is better than most.

Know of our total unconditional guarantee without question.

“Craig… and the  staff at Framing Concepts are considered such trusted professionals that
they work with and represent many well-known Albuquerque artists.”
Quote from “Trust Framing Concepts to Show Off Fine Art” by Trey Barnsley in the Albuquerque Shopper’s Window

Besides being a top Albuquerque framing store, southwest art gallery, and unusual art gift shop, Framing Concepts Gallery also provides other services:

  • Delivery
  • Picture or Mirror Hanging
  • Art Installations
  • Print and Poster ordering
  • Relocation referrals for certified framers



Quality and Service Guarantee

Our Promise to You

We will provide you with the most appropriate frame design to complement the type and style of your artwork and to best suit your needs and home décor.

We will utilize the finest materials available today to complete the presentation of your artwork. If properly cared for, your artwork will last for many, many years.

We will use the utmost care and highest quality workmanship.

We will change any element of the presentation, at our expense, if you are not unconditionally satisfied.