Picture This Frame & Print is opening its doors at 1106 12th Street in Hood River with the help of a working capital loan from Mount Hood Economic Alliance (MHEA), a fund staffed by MCEDD. The gallery will focus on custom picture framing, scanning and large-format fine-art printing.
Terry Henderson started working at Boulder Street Gallery in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1980 and bought the business in 2000. He was in the process of steadfastly growing the business when he met the love of his life, Jennie. Together, they built the business and grew it from that small gallery to a footprint more than twice the original size, featuring the work of 28 artists and adding high quality, large format printing to their roster of services.
In 2019 Jennie developed a lung disease that caused the Henderson’s to sell their property and home to move to sea-level. The Henderson’s chose the Gorge to live and relocate the business because their daughter and her family live in The Dalles. Days before their move to Oregon, Jennie was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and died in the arms of her loving husband. “I want so much to do what we were going to do, in her honor, and that is to continue hers and our legacy in business helping people,” Terry said.
Terry will continue to apply his skill and experience to working with the customer to design the perfect complement of frame and materials for the customer’s artwork, keepsake, or photography. Scanning and printing will be the primary niche for the business. Terry has a scanner from Denmark that is able to scan large original art and reproduce on canvas up to 4 foot by 8-foot giclee prints with his 12-color archival printer. In the past, he has had customers from all over the country request his services. Artists prefer his system because it produces a perfect replica of the original. Terry also hopes to draw walk-in customers requesting a large canvas of their own file such as a wedding photo.
Picture This Frame & Print will offer in person services from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment on Mondays, as well as offering online services.
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District operates a number of business loan programs, including funds through the Mount Hood Economic Alliance. The MCEDD Loan Programs are available to entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing businesses doing business in the Mid-Columbia area.