Uptown Framers

Located in Sarasota, FL, widely known for its art culture, Uptown Framers is the standard of excellence for creating custom frame designs. Known for exceptional craftsmanship and quality service, Uptown Framers has a reverence for both classic, Old World designs and refreshing, modern interpretations of the frame. Over the years, owner Dotti Sechrist has perfected the art of choosing the perfect frame that stands the test of time and gives even more depth, beauty and energy to any piece of artwork.

A graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design, Dotti Sechrist is a veteran of the framing business, a patron of the Sarasota arts scene, and an active member of the IDS community, serving as the IDS Sarasota chapter’s treasurer since 2009. In her 25 years of experience in framing, she has owned two retail frame shops in Sarasota, donated countless frames to various fundraising events, helped many Sarasota artists find patrons of their work, - and she’s even framed a Rembrandt! Dotti now has a home-based framing studio and she loves the freedom it provides her to meet with clients both in her home and theirs, giving her the total perspective on where the finished piece of art will hang.

In addition to providing creative designs, Uptown Framers offers restoration, conservation, photo enhancement, framing of sports memorabilia and custom mirrors. Dotti loves the challenge of an unusual request, and her greatest passion is to “enhance and protect art” because “every frame should be as beautiful and timeless as the art it protects.” Her favorite part about being a member of IDS is getting to know some of the finest design and trade professionals in Sarasota, making friends and collaborating on big, exciting projects!

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