Welcome to Frame of Reference Fine Art

Find your next favorite piece at the new location on Central Avenue in Whitefish.

Contemporary Art

Welcome to our vision: carefully chosen art that captures our world at its very best! You’re sure to find something to love in a corner of our spectacular new gallery. Sweeping vistas of Glacier National Park, tranquil skies, amazing sculptures and breathtaking photography are just a few of the genres on view in Frame of Reference Fine Art. See the artists currently featured in Frame of Reference Fine Art.

Consignment Art

Looking for something amazing, historic or rare? From Karl Bodmer to Charlie Russell – paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture – Frame of Reference has something spectacular for your collection. View a few of our currently offered consigned works of art.

Custom Framing

Like you’ve never seen it before! We have the products, the passion and the knowledge to let your art put its best foot forward! Our world class and highly technical framing will ensure that your classic antique art or your child’s best drawing will be beautifully displayed and preserved for decades. We are the professionals who will preserve your cherished possessions.

Perspective is Everything

You’re the most important client we have, whether you’re decorating an entire house or framing a tiny photograph. Find your next piece of joy at Frame at Reference, now in Whitefish with a greatly expanded gallery.

Custom Framing

We are western Montana’s premier custom framing studio, with options from mild to wild and designs to fit nearly every budget.

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We spent this past weekend at Western Art Week in Great Falls, and I'm so excited about the artwork I came back with from the The Out West Art Show & Sale that I'm not even waiting for Julie's exemplary studio shots to post a photo! With apologies for the mediocre iPhonograpy, this is "Mourning Dove" by Laurie A. Stevens - 36" x 24", oil and gold leaf on panel. Mourning Dove was the pen name of an Interior Salish woman born in 1884 who published the novel "Cogewea, the Half-Blood" in 1927 - it is the first known published novel by a Native American Woman. The emotion and the story captured in Laurie's painting of this important and powerful woman completely bowled me over the instant I saw it! We're going to rehang the gallery starting tomorrow, so this gorgeous piece will be on display - please visit and check it out...

I met Laurie on Saturday in her display room at the Out West and we immediately hit it off - I came back with ten paintings that I'm thrilled to display in the gallery. There are landscapes, this portrait, adorable cows and a still life that I want for myself! Laurie's work is all about telling stories, and each painting is rich and full of energy - clearly, she loves what she's doing and she's at the top of her craft. Thanks for the amazing work, Laurie, and welcome to the gallery!
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We spent this past weekend at Western Art Week in Great Falls, and Im so excited about the artwork I came back with from the The Out West Art Show & Sale that Im not even waiting for Julies exemplary studio shots to post a photo!   With apologies for the mediocre iPhonograpy, this is Mourning Dove by Laurie A. Stevens - 36 x 24, oil and gold leaf on panel. Mourning Dove was the pen name of an Interior Salish woman born in 1884 who published the novel Cogewea, the Half-Blood in 1927 - it is the first known published novel by a Native American Woman.  The emotion and the story captured in Lauries painting of this important and powerful woman completely bowled me over the instant I saw it!  Were going to rehang the gallery starting tomorrow, so this gorgeous piece will be on display - please visit and check it out...

I met Laurie on Saturday in her display room at the Out West and we immediately hit it off - I came back with ten paintings that Im thrilled to display in the gallery.  There are landscapes, this portrait, adorable cows and a still life that I want for myself!  Lauries work is all about telling stories, and each painting is rich and full of energy - clearly, she loves what shes doing and shes at the top of her craft.  Thanks for the amazing work, Laurie, and welcome to the gallery!

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Eletra VandebergCan't wait to see it in real life. This is beautiful.

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Laurie A. StevensI am honored and so excited to become part of the Frame of Reference family! I loved meeting you all and know we will really enjoy our relationship - business and personal. Thanks so much for posting. I have to say this is currently one of my favorite paintings!

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Tabby IvyBeautiful Laurie, so happy to have you coming to Derek's fabulous gallery in WF.

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Joan Sheagren-Hays MorrisWow! Congrats, Laurie. You're playing with the big girls and boys now!

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Veronda Potter BiggartCongratulations Laurie!

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Diane SyllingSpectacular painting Laurie. I agree that it is full of energy and life. Very nice. Congrats!

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New in the gallery - just arrived today! This is "Thunder Road" by Mark Edward Adams - cast bronze, #2 of an edition of 15 - $3200. This incredible piece is 15" long, 4.25" deep and 9.75" tall - the base is also cast bronze. I am fascinated by the raw, slablike quality of the sculpture - the power, energy and emotion captured in bronze is striking in photographs, and incredibly captivating in person. It would be equally at home in a traditional or a contemporary setting. Originally from Arizona and now living in the San Diego area, Mark studied sculpture in Florence, Italy and Scottsdale AZ and was subsequently mentored by the incomparable Rod Zullo. We have three of Mark's pieces on display, with more on the way! Message us here or contact us through the website, FrameRef.com, for more information. Welcome to Frame of Reference, Mark!
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New in the gallery - just arrived today!  This is Thunder Road by Mark Edward Adams - cast bronze, #2 of an edition of 15 - $3200.  This incredible piece is 15 long, 4.25 deep and 9.75 tall - the base is also cast bronze.  I am fascinated by the raw, slablike quality of the sculpture - the power, energy and emotion captured in bronze is striking in photographs, and incredibly captivating in person.  It would be equally at home in a traditional or a contemporary setting. Originally from Arizona and now living in the San Diego area, Mark studied sculpture in Florence, Italy and Scottsdale AZ and was subsequently mentored by the incomparable Rod Zullo.  We have three of Marks pieces on display, with more on the way!  Message us here or contact us through the website, FrameRef.com, for more information.  Welcome to Frame of Reference, Mark!