About Art & Frame on Main

Opening and thriving for 10 years as “The Perfect Setting,” the gallery has enjoyed connections with over 60 Iowa artists and a multitude of art lovers from central Iowa and beyond. As “Art & Frame on Main” we will continue to be the perfect setting for finding the right gift, having treasures custom framed, and adding art to your home or workplace. Visit Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm, for an art-festival-like shopping experience! Like to mingle with artists and be the first to see new work? Follow us on Facebook to learn about the next "Art After Hours" event!

Meet Our Staff


Pam, Owner

In 2005, the entrepreneurial bug took hold and I began envisioning ‘The Perfect Setting.’ Our soft opening was during the flurry of Holiday Stroll in 2006. Fast forward 10 years and we are now Art & Frame on Main.

We’re committed to always being the perfect setting where you can find artful treasures for your home or to give as gifts.

With degrees in Interior Design and Secondary Education from Iowa State, I love bringing art to life in the custom framing department. No matter the subject, from your child’s grade school project to a time-worn family heirloom, I want to final design to bring joy and seem timeless. What I love most are the stories behind the art, and every custom framing project has a story.

Growing up on a farm, studying broadcasting and journalism at Iowa State, and moving 14 times in my adult life has given me a wide range of exposure to different lifestyles!

Furnishing and decorating various homes was always an adventure and a challenge. I learned the art of mixing heirlooms and “finds” to make a house a home. My retail experience helps me think in terms of customer needs and interests. Each time you visit, I hope you’ll experience a burst of vitality because of our ever-changing displays and new works of art.



I am a retired school librarian who has loved all mediums of art since my introductory art class at UNI. As an associate, I’ve discovered my artistic side and spend much of my time creating “Button Bouquets”.

I feel blessed because my husband, Arlo, joyfully stops with me at all book, art, and antique stores as I pursue my interests. My favorite moment at Art & Frame on Main is when one of our artists carries in new work. As I unwrap each piece, I think about special customers who will appreciate the color or shape or size.

I also love when a man comes in saying, “My wife tells me that anything from here would make her happy!”

Fortunately, I grew up in a family of musicians who enjoyed all forms of art. My personal collection began as I received gifts of prints and pottery for graduations and other significant events. My husband and I purchased all types of art during our years as teachers, and we live surrounded by a still-growing collection. This is why I love to assist new artists when they join our growing roster.

In recent years, I’ve begun assisting Pam in the custom framing department, and have gained tremendous respect for the time, thought, and care that goes into every framing project. (The phrase, “people have no idea” is often tossed back and forth.) We take great pride in what we do.