The State College Framing Co & Gallery, Inc opened its doors in October of 1995 with the ideals of providing a high quality product and a high level of service in a warm, inviting environment reflective of the products and services provided. Today some eighteen years later these ideals are still the same. We strive to treat all our customers and all projects with a high level of care — whether we’re framing a child’s drawing, shadow boxing a signed jersey, or framing an original O’Keefe painting, we treat the people and the work the same.
I would like to invite you to stop by the shop and gallery, take a look around, say “hi”, and see how we can help preserve and present your works of art for a lifetime.
— John McQueary II
Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, John McQueary II moved to State College in 1981 and graduated from State High in 1985. He attended Penn State University’s School of Engineering for two years before he began working for a local frame shop. After taking the certified, professional framing exam in 1992, he opened State College Framing Co. and Gallery in October 1995.
John opened the shop with the intention of being the area’s premier gallery and custom framery. The shop has over 3,000 square feet and most in the industry say that it’s without equal presentation in central Pennsylvania.
“We strive to to provide our clients with an all-encompassing experience of service, quality and professionalism. We use only the best of materials and refuse to cut corners in the presentation and conservation of the products our clients bring us to frame.” — John
Growing up in Centre County surrounded by an extended family of farmers artists and crafts people, Jeffrey Muthersbaugh found that he had a creative mind at an early age. As a child his favorite class in school was art, which he pursued through high school, entering many local and regional competitions including acceptance in the governors school for the arts. He enjoyed set design in many of the schools plays and musicals as well.
Jeff went on to attend Penn State, where he received a bachelor’s in fine arts in both sculpture and ceramics. During an interim between classes, Jeff took an interest in custom framing, finding employment in two local frame shops before coming to work with John at the State College Framing Company in July of 2001.
“I found that the job allowed me to be creative as a profession as well as part of the local arts community.” — Jeffrey Muthersbaugh
We’re located in the Hills Plaza off Rolling Ridge Drive in State College, PA.