Best In The City

Welcome to Frame of Mind!
We are a custom picture framing shop located in the trendy loft area on Main & 2nd in Vancouver, BC. We have been serving the Lower Mainland’s art community for 12 years.
Frame of Mind was voted “BEST IN THE CITY” in the Vancouver Magazine Jan/Feb 2007 issue.
Best of the City
Where do you find the best cigar shop, or home mover? Who gives the best barbershop shave, or shoe shine? Our picks for Vancouver’s top service providers. Plus: a round-up of the most bizarre news from 2006. By Steve Burgess, Christine Carrière, Jonathan Lin and the editors; images by Paul Joseph.
Is there a retail business that invites cornier names? Chantelle Harding, 37, was fairly restrained when she named her shop Frame of Mind, and her approach shows similar restraint: “You use space, composition, balance and shadow to draw the eye in but not interfere with the integrity of the art. You want to show off the originality of the piece.” The daughter of Edd Uluschak, a former National Newspaper Award-winning editorial cartoonist at the Edmonton Journal, she moved west in 1985 and, as a “starving young artist” in Vancouver, began working in an art supply store, then in framing shops. Her gift for colour and composition quickly became apparent, and in 1996 she opened her own business in The Lofts area on the edge of Mount Pleasant (she commutes each day from Bowen Island). Her clients now include the estate of Peter Aspell, Malaspina printmakers like Heather Aston, First Nations artists like Lawrence Paul, and the Artists for Kids non-profit organization started by Jack Shadbolt and Gordon Smith. Many clients simply drop off a print, painting or poster and entrust her with all the decisions. One caveat, though: because she’s busy and takes great care with every piece, you may wait awhile to get the finished product.

Frame of Mind, 106–350 E. Second Ave., South Main



  1. Xflab
    March 30, 2007

    Cool blog, man. Congrats on your “Best In the City” title. Quite an accolade!

  2. testymrb
    April 1, 2007

    Congrats Chantelle, I’m proud of you sweetie.

  3. Katie
    May 1, 2007

    From a cute neighbor to a fine business woman! Empowering women begins by watching other successful women and you certainly have set a high standard.
    Katie Liekoski


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