81 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 982-8080

About Us

excel v.- to surpass others or be superior in some respect or area; do extremely well.

We at Excel Art and Framing strive to do just that--we strive, every day, to be exceptional at providing our customers with the greatest caliber of museum quality custom framing in the industry. We have been in the business for more than 20 years, and with that time has come knowledge and experience with artwork and frames that is beyond compare.

At a Glance

We are located in the Lower East Side of New York City, at 81 3rd Avenue, between 11th and 12th street.
Excel Art and Framing III is the framer for many major art galleries all around New York City.
We provide both wholesale and retail services.
We are a wholesale distributor for many major moulding companies.

Artists & Photographers
Ed Heck
Ben Packer
Joan Lieber
and more!

Framing Services

Excel Art and Framing carries a wide variety of frames for all of your framing needs. From metal frames in almost every color of the rainbow, to hand-finished frames that are made-to-order for every customer, we are confident that you will find the perfect frame to highlight your artwork or photograph.

Need something framed quickly? Let us know! We don't charge any extra for rush jobs.

We will beat our competitor's prices. Come in for a free quote today!

Museum Quality Custom Framing

We carry frames from major distributors. Some companies we carry include, but are not limited to: Roma, Decor, Omega, Nurre Caxton, Nielsen, Studio, Rustic Creations, and more. We take pride in our selection and in the care we put into framing your artwork. All of our framing is done at our location, and the frames, glass and matboards are cut specifically to your needs straight from our stockroom.


Ready-made Frames

Looking to get something framed in a hurry or within a tight budget? If your photograph or artwork is of a standard size, we may have a frame ready for you when you walk in. Glass and backing can be cut to order. Frames of the following sizes are frequently available:

5 x 5
6 x 6
8 x 8
10 x 10
12 x 12
14 x 14
16 x 16
4 x 6
5 x 7
8 x 10
8 1/2 x 11
9 x 12
11 x 14
11 x 17
12 x 16
16 x 20
20 x 24
22 x 28
24 x 30
24 x 36
30 x 40

Hand-finished Frames

Excel Art and Framing offers a wide variety of hand-crafted frames that are made specifically for each order. These frames do take longer to arrive at our gallery (as they are made by hand) and the results may be different from the corner sample.

Glass & Plexi

Here at Excel, we carry different glass to meet the needs of any given piece of art. Whether you are looking for UV protection or to make the glass seemingly invisible, we have several different options to choose from.

We carry Tru Vue UV protected and museum quality glass and Plexi.

We carry: Regular, UV, Non-Glare, UV Non-Glare, and Museum (Optium) Plexi.
We also carry Regular, UV, Non-Glare, UV Non-Glare, Museum, and Art Glass


We carry Crescent, Bainbridge and Rising matboards. These matboards are cut to fix your frame and your artwork by our computerized mat cutter from Wizard. Our mat cutter can cut a variety of shapes and different window sizes to meet your needs for any piece of artwork. We can cut any combination of sizes and shapes to meet your framing needs.


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We offer an artist/photographer discount of up to 30% off of your order.

Coupons and offers cannot be combined. Limit one per customer. No discounts available on hand-finished frames, ready-made frames, museum glass or museum plexi. Must present coupon when you place your order.

Contact Us

 81 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003
 (212) 982-8080
 (212) 982-8087
 For orders: orders@excelnyc.com
 For Khalil Farooqi: khalil@excelnyc.com