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How Are Your Frames Made?

First, we start with wood molding, which we hand cut precisely to fit your new painting or print. The wooden pieces are joined together, UV resistant acrylic is cut to size, your print is archivally mounted and then we include all the necessary hanging hardware for you.

What is “UV Resistant” Acrylic and Why Should I Care?

UV resistant acrylic is a type of plexiglass that filters out harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays. These rays will fade inks and paint over time, so it’s very important to use UV-resistant acrylics, as well as keep art out of direct sunlight.  We include UV-resistant acrylic in every order we frame.

How long does a frame take?

All our frames are custom made by hand here in Hawaii. Most orders with frames take 2-3 weeks until shipping.

How do I get added to the directory?

We welcome all Hawaii artists who are “professional” (selling their art commercially), as seen in the current Hawaii Artists directory. If you meet this criteria, then please send us an email to [email protected] with the following information, and we will review your request:  Name, Web site, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, email, phone, address (optional).

Do you offer financing?

Yes we have a great art financing program available for fine art purchases by qualified buyers up to $100,000 USD.  Please see further details at our art financing program page.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes we ship to most countries around the world.  If you would like to know the cost in advance of ordering, simply add the product to your cart and then go to Checkout to enter your address and estimate shipping.  Note that any customs and duty fees charged are not included in the purchase price …

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Can Photographers join?

Yes, we welcome “fine art” photographers to the Hawaii Artists directory.  Note that 808Arts.com is NOT a stock photo service, and we do not promote static landscape/people/etc photography.  Instead, we look for true “fine art photography”, which is defined as images created with the vision of the photographer, ie, the photographer is expressing an idea, …

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