Learn the art of framing at PAA meeting

Placerville Arts Association is starting 2013 off spectacularly with guest speaker, D. Oldham Neath. Neath has been building custom frames and preserving artwork in her Sacramento shop, Archival Framing, for more than 30 years.

She will be the guest speaker at the PAA meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the El Dorado Senior Center, 935 Spring St. in Placerville.

Owner of Archival Framing, Neath is one of the founders of Second Saturday and is the art curator for KVIE Channel 6 Art Auction in Sacramento.

Neath began her framing career when she was 19 years old under the tutelage of legendary Sacramento gallery owner Michael Himovitz. She’s been a part of the art scene in Sacramento ever since.

Neath was previously the gallery manager at Solomon Dubnick Gallery for seven years and a three-term president of the Center for Contemporary Art, a founder of the Chalk it Up! Festival, and also a founder of the American River Salmon Festival.

Aside from framing individual pieces, Neath was commissioned to frame all the artwork and mirrors for the then-new Embassy Suites hotel in Sacramento. She has framed Andy Warhol work, along with Thiebaud, Fred Dalkey and Pierre-Auguste Renoir to name a few.

Her demonstration at PAA will begin after a short business meeting at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is over about 3:30 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event and refreshments will be served.

For more information visit Neath’s Archival Framing Website at The shop’s gallery space has collections of paintings, posters and more that can be purchased. The shop is located at 3223 Folsom Sacramento.

“To me, everything we frame is precious. Everything we do is museum-quality — hence the name “Archival,” said Neath.

To learn how to frame work expertly, attend the PAA meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20.

For more information about the Placerville Arts Association visit the Website at New members are accepted all year long.

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