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Lovetts Gallery is committed to our clients and collectors by maintaining the highest standards for 2 & 3-dimensional art, museum framing, and by providing our unique brand of customer service.

Established in 1978 in Tulsa, Lovetts Gallery is the oldest Oklahoma fine art gallery specializing in vast artistic diversity, including local, regional, national and international artists working in nearly every genre and medium. As a Tulsa art gallery, Lovetts Gallery has worked diligently over the decades to continually represent the most talented, driven and committed artists who produce works that are visually stunning, emotionally fulfilling, and culturally and historically significant.

Not to be outdone, Lovetts Gallery is also the oldest Oklahoma frame shop with the largest selection of moulding in the Southwest. We offer unmatched experience and innovative conservation frame design to meet all of your custom framing needs.

Gallery owner and master framer, Jack Summers is always on hand to lend his eye, expertise, and opinion. Come visit Lovetts Gallery and experience what makes us … us.


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gallery services

Since 1978 we’ve been asked to do much. Since 1978 we have learned to do much. Here are a few of the services we offer our clients and collectors.

Original Art Offerings

Evolving representation of many of the nations most talented artists, including painters and sculptors working in oil, acrylic, bronze, glass, wood, etc.

Custom Framing

Framing Expertise since 1978, the largest moulding selection in this region of the country, and an unparalleled eye for design.

Annual National Exhibitions

February, June, and October

theWall Newsletter

A once-per-month email highlighting artists and works new to Lovetts Gallery, as well as links to gallery produced art related blogs and articles.

Art Restoration/Conservation

Lovetts offers all conservation and restoration services via one of the countries top conservation labs. No project is too small, nor too great.

Art Registration Service

This is a unique service which provides the client with a centralized collection of relevant provenance for their work purchased from Lovetts Gallery.

Layaway for artworks and custom picture framing

At Lovetts Fine Art Gallery, we have excellent layaway terms as a service to our clients. We ask you to pay a reasonable amount down at the time of purchase based on the layaway program you select. The day of the month is automatically set as the day you begin your layaway with Lovetts Gallery. If a different day is more convenient for you, you can specify a day of the month.

There are no fees or interest for placing an item on layaway. The item will be released to you once the full cost has been paid.

A payment schedule can be setup with a card on file to be automatically charged for the set monthly amount. If an automatic payment is not set up, Lovetts Gallery will email you with a payment reminder to help keep your layaway up to date. If card is on file but agreed to pay by cash/check, card will be charged if a cash/check payment is not brought in by due date.

Layaway options are available for all items (% is based on total cost - not remaining balance)

10 Month Plan
4 Month Plan
3 Month Plan
10% Down with 10% Monthly for 9 months
25% Down with 25% Monthly for 3 months
33% Down with 33% Monthly for 2 months

Master Frameworks

Lovetts Gallery has been meeting and exceeding, standards and expectations in custom framing since our inception in 1978. We have always, and will continue, to offer our clients cutting-edge and progressive archival and preservation technologies.

The utmost care is applied to custom framing your artwork, keepsakes, and family heirlooms and documents. Lovetts has humbly and graciously been privileged to have been entrusted with many valuable and historical items over the years. It is enriching to be a part of our clients lives through the conservatory process.

Lovetts Gallery offers over 9000 picture frame moulding patterns, the largest and most diverse selection in this region of the country. Whether it’s framing a poster or choosing an intricately hand-carved water-gilded 22k gold moulding designed and imported from Italy for an original piece of artwork, you can be assured we have everything appropriate to meet your framing needs and desires. Perhaps you are looking for ornate mirror frames for your vanity, contemporary metal photo frames for the hallway, professional looking diploma frames for the office or study, or a college jersey shadowbox for the mancave. Maybe you’re seeking a traditional period Baroque and Spanish frame for that inherited European masterpiece, or custom designed hand-fabricated museum mounts and UV-filtered acrylic display cases for those “untouchable” artifacts. We frame the humorous, the serious and the sublime. With our extensive collection of frame mouldings to choose from and unmatched framing experience and design we warmly invite you to come have a cup of coffee and visit with us about your next project.

All custom framing work is done in-house. No exceptions. Every design is created and executed with master craftsmanship and held to, at the very least, museum quality standards. There are good reasons for why Jack is called a “master framer”!

Please note: The framed art displayed in the Gallery, has been framed by the artist prior to our receiving. This is generally an industry standard. They do this for portability, hanging and presentation. Lovetts is not involved in their choices and would highly recommend professional (re)framing for protection of your artwork.


framing services

Lovetts Gallery warmly welcomes you to our custom framing studio, where quality and expertise isn’t just what we do, but who we are. We realize that client’s custom frame because they have a special care for their piece(s). We respect that care, and the trust you give us, to serve you with your framing requirements.

We frame for museums, businesses and homes. Yes. We framed your great-grandfathers war medals, your dad’s pipe anthology, your uncle’s original Picasso, your nephew’s 5 year old drawing and your brother’s Roy Lichtenstein Collection. So, what do you have?

Selection

Over 9000 frame mouldings and an endless arrangement of mats and liners to choose from. A few people have experienced a dizzying effect by the extensive array of choices. For those overwhelming times, Master framer, Jack Summers will gladly and professionally guide you in your decisions. And then there is the “easy button”. Yes Virginia, there really is an “easy button”. You just say, “Jack, you figure it out and do what’s best and call me when it’s ready”. It happens all the time!

Versatility

Lovetts offers framing that is comprehensive. Provisions include Original Works, Limited Editions, Canvas, Posters, Mirrors, Photos, Board, Diplomas, 3D Objects, Memorabilia, Family Heirlooms, Artifacts, etc. These listed, are generalities of the unlimited specifics. The imagination is always encouraged at Lovetts!

Conservation

At Lovetts, all measures and actions are aimed at safeguarding tangible art and artworks, while ensuring it’s accessibility to present and future generations. Conservation embraces preventive conservation, remedial conservation and restoration. All measures and actions should respect the significance and the physical properties of the item.

Processes include services such as deacidification, cleaning, repair, and art and frame restoration. (See Cleaning and Restoration)

Preservation

The purpose of preservation is to protect from harm; to keep in a perfect or unaltered condition; to maintain unchanged. UV-Filtered Glasses and Acrylics, Archival Matting, Micro-Chamber Backboards, PH Neutral Adhesives, Spacers and Liners……..(and the list goes on to become quite technical) ….are the materials used to satisfy the goal of prevention of deterioration. Lovetts utilizes the highest quality in the application process and continually stays abreast of new developments and techniques in this industry.

Displays

Custom Armature, Pedestals, Stands, Wood, Acrylic and Glass cases. Custom Designing allows for unique showcasing from the traditional to the contemporary with specialized fitting for objects such as Pottery, Bronzes, Sculpture, Medals, Memorabilia, Artifacts, Historicals and Collectables. Whether inside a case or outside on a pedestal……on the wall or off the wall…..What you display….. is only limited by your imagination!

High Volume

Decorating and enriching an entire office building or business or multiple homes? Lovetts can meet your fulfillment needs and do it within your timeline.


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Lovetts Gallery offers an exhaustive array of conservation and preservation services, via one of the most acclaimed and state-of-the-art conservation labs in the country. The expert staff and well equipped labs offer proven and up to date conservation services and treatments. Careful consideration, including an assessment of condition, is given to each work of art. A customized treatment plan is then developed to address the special needs of the item in question, with regard to the stated client requirements. Treatment plans are created and monitored to completion utilizing the least invasive, most reversible and archival materials currently available to the conservation community.

*Please note that there are no “rough estimates” or “ballpark ideas” offered prior to inspection. Each item must be shipped and inspected before a treatment plan and cost analysis can be provided. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you are interested in receiving an estimate, please call and schedule an appointment for Lovetts to examine your work.

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