Dostie Bros. Frame Shop

A custom picture framing workshop that features monthly exhibitions.

Open Monday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM and until 8PM for First Friday Art.

308 Pine Street, Suite 101 (Kilburn & Gates Building)
(802) 660-9005

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Art Map Burlington #41


Kevin Ruelle

March-April 2018

Kevin Ruelle has created a series of faux vintage travel posters inspired by Vermont’s unique tourist past. Nostalgic not only in theme, but also in the way they were painted: traditional airbrush and watercolor.

Image: Ski Vermont by Kevin Ruelle


Dostie Bros. Permanent Collection

January-February 2018

A variety of framed and unframed art by a host of Burlington artists. The Dostie Bros. have been collecting art during their 6 years of business. While many pieces are not for sale and will remain in the permanent collection, many others are for sale.

Image: work by Eric Eickmann


Students of the Bellcate School

December 2017

Artist reception during First Friday Art

We teach and create many diverse forms of the visual arts here at the Bellcate School in Essex Center. We are a small independent grassroots school, a blended therapeutic/academic program serving the needs of students with individualized learning styles. Knowing this of our students learning needs, we have have designed various curricula that investigate abstract artists (painting, collage, and assemblage), photography, graphic design (Photoshop), Fiber arts, and sculpture (clay and found objects). We have emphasized art movements, artist based concepts, drawing techniques, sculpting methods, and the use of the textile arts, so each of our students can experiment with their own idea of art.

We have shown the students that the visual arts come in many forms (ie: Dadaism/Surrealism). Sculpting with clay and learning basic forms of drawing helps each student to see their learning through other mediums. Through each lesson we have wanted our students to focus more on the idea and the art making process. Having each student mentally engage in his or her art, rather than push how to make it “look right” in the eyes of others is one of our main aims in the essence of creativity.

As Bellcate art teachers, we have included students artwork that deals with Fiber/Folk art, “Up-cycled”, identity pieces. We have multiple visual arts classes where students have the opportunity to create individualistic forms of artwork. The students are using a variety of techniques/materials to discover methods to which they can achieve their desired outcome. This being said, the students of Bellcate have created an impressive collection based on diverse art movements/ techniques.

Image: YarHawk by RP (acrylic on canvas).


World’s Best Art!

September-November 2017

For the second year in row, Dostie Bros. Frame Shop hosts the World’s Best Art in the design, hallway and workshop galleries. This exhibition features many pieces from the Dostie Bros. private collection as well as a variety of works created by South End Arts District artists. Lots of art is for sale. During the South End Art Hop, Dostie Bros. also presents Art on the Green in front of the Kilburn & Gates Building, featuring representatives from The Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, who will be promoting the upcoming Annual Burlington Fringe Festival.

Image: Quatrych by Dostie (36″x129″; acrylic on birch panel; 2015)


Selections from the Dostie Bros. Permanent Collection

June-August 2017

June and July feature selections from the Dostie Bros.’ extensive permanent art collection.


The Multiple Facets of bellcate Art

May 5-30, 2017

Artist reception during First Friday Art

The students of bellcate (private schoool-special education based) have been working on different painting styles. They have been studying Photo-Realism/Realism/Impressionism to Abstract/ Minimalism. Each student brings his or her own style to each of these art avant-guard historical movements and realistic painting techniques.

Half of all proceeds will go to “All Breeds Rescue” Animal Shelter in Williston.

Image: Marylin’s Dream by KS.


Tomczak, Tomczak, Tomczak

March 3-April 30, 2017

A collection of original art from three members of the Tomczak family of Milton, each with a unique point of view. Nancy presents watercolors and watercolor collages featuring birds of the Northeast. Grace presents mixed media and original drawing and collage. Jim presents photography and poetry written under the name of Jimmy Tee.

Image: The Wreck of the Steamship San Francisco by Grace Tomczak.


Vermont Travel Posters: Faux Vintage Travel Posters by Kevin Ruelle

January-February 2017

Kevin Ruelle lives in Northern Vermont and is the owner of Ruelle Design & Illustration for 28 years, now located in Burlington. He produces many forms of visual communication and other media projects. Mediums used include Watercolor, oils, charcoal, digital, mixed. Commercial art includes technical illustrations, book covers, book illustrations, packaging art, architectural renderings, illustrated maps, cartooning and decorative art.


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Photographs by Brian Deignan

November-December 2016

Photographer Brian Deignan lives in Toronto. He grew up in Montreal and lived for many years on Cape Cod, in San Francisco and in Burlington. Each of those places has profoundly informed how he sees the world whether looking through a camera lens or not.

Brian Deignan says about his work:
Like most of us, as a child, I looked at the world around me with wonder and amazement. Now, many, many years later, tempered by life’s experiences, joyous, tragic and mundane, I still do. My perspective has changed of course, altered not just by age, but by the accumulation of millions of others’ impressions in the form(s) of words, books, stories, magazines, newspapers, movies, plays, television, ads, internet, graffiti, pictures, paintings, sculpture, captions, sounds, voices, songs, jingles, chants, etc, etc, etc. But the wonder and amazement remains and they are what drive and inform my photography.

Central to my technique is understanding that I am “seeing” with both my eye and my mind throughout the whole process: shooting, selecting, editing; being able to recognize the unfamiliar and be surprised by the familiar. I like to have an idea of what I am looking for but not so much that I am blind to what I see. It is as important to consider how one sees as what one sees. For our eyes focus is “the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. Not so for our mind’s eye, an important distinction when shooting and viewing photographs.

People, places, things are what I photograph; memory, imagination, wonder are how. (image: Handball Court, W 4th & 1st Ave, NYC by Brian Deignan)


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Bellcate School

October 2016

We teach and create many diverse forms of the visual arts here at the Bellcate School in Essex Center. We are a small independent grass roots school, a blended therapeutic/academic program serving the needs of students with individualized learning styles. Knowing this of our students learning needs, we have have designed various curricula that investigate abstract artists (painting, collage, and assemblage), photography, graphic design (Photoshop), Fiber arts, and sculpture (clay and found objects). We have emphasized art movements, artist based concepts, drawing techniques, sculpting methods, and the use of the textile arts, so each of our students can experiment with their own idea of art.

We have shown the students that the visual arts come in many forms (i.e., Dadaism/Surrealism). Sculpting with clay and learning basic forms of drawing helps each student to see their learning through other mediums. Through each lesson we have wanted our students to focus more on the idea and the art making process. Having each student mentally engage in his or her art, rather than push how to make it “look right” in the eyes of others is one of our main aims in the essence of creativity.

As Bellcate art teachers, we have included students artwork that deals with Fiber/Folk art, “Up-cycled”, identity pieces. We have multiple visual arts classes where students have the opportunity to create individualistic forms of artwork. The students are using a variety of techniques/materials to discover methods to which they can achieve their desired outcome. This being said, the students of Bellcate have created an impressive collection based on diverse art movements/techniques. (image: YarHawk by RP (acrylic, 2016))


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Dostie Bros. 5 Year Anniversary Show/Art Hop Exhibition

9/9 to 9/30/2016

Explore Dostie Bros.’ Permanent Collection as well as featured artists Brian Deignan (photography) and (michael smith) (painting). Open all weekend for the South End Art Hop! Experience the Amazing Three Pendulum Rotary Harmonograph Drawing Machine! Built for the XYZ Sound and Vizualization Lab at the Glurt Institute, this machine will be fully operational and functioning at 100% Golgis for the Hop. Dr’s. X, Y & Z will be on hand to demonstrate the awesome power of art made by gravitational fields in declination! (image: Harmonograph Drawing by Dr. Z)


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Stephen Zeigfinger: “Works on Paper: 10 Years in Spain”

7/5 to 8/25/2016

Opening reception during August’s First Friday Art
Stephen Zeigfinger shows liquid acrylic abstract paintings from the his time living in Spain. (image: Chalice by Stephen Zeigfinger)


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Jeffrey Trubisz: “On the Trail Photography”

5/2 to 6/30/2016

Opening reception during June’s First Friday Art
For 35 years, the intrepid photographer Jeffrey Trubisz has hiked and scrambled hundreds of trails up mountains, through forests, into canyons, and along beaches in order to immerse himself in the natural world; not just to see it but to connect with its deeper spirit or essence. (image: Long Trail near Mt. Abraham)


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Thread, Color and Wax: Jef Hill

3/1/2016 to 4/30/2016

Jef Hill presents a vivid study of colors, shapes, textures and wax, with work in encaustic and textiles on panel. (image: untitled by Jef Hill (encaustic; 2016)).