About Us

I've Been Framed interior

I’ve Been Framed, Shop & Gallery interior


411 Ferry Street, Suite C, Martinez, CA 94553
PH: 925-228-7353
Fax 925-228-7387

Housed in a former antique store at 411 Ferry Street, in Historical Downtown Martinez, “I’ve Been Framed” has been open since April 2010. Cathy Riggs, owner, says people bring in an astonishing array of items to be framed. Looking around the shop, you see paintings, prints, posters, antique labels and rare photos, including one of the Vallejo Motorcycle Club dating back to the 1920s. “It’s the most fun,” says Riggs.

Owner Cathy Riggs

Owner/ Artists: “Cathy Riggs”

I’ve Been Framed is locally owned, serving Martinez (and beyond). Cathy specializes in fine custom preservation framing, with onsite design, delivery, and installation. She offers specialized framing packages, large format, Eco-friendly framing, and more. Be sure to look at examples of her work to preview the wide range of framing styles and techniques she uses. Whatever your framing needs, she is here to help!

I’ve Been Framed has evolved into more than a frame shop. With available instruction in: Drawing, Watercolor, Wood Carving, Photography, Clay, and more…the end result is a display of the created works. I’ve Been Frame, Shop & Gallery is Born.

The Gallery is hosting a number of exciting exhibits in 2014.

We will keep you updated…more to follow, soon.


Our Staff
Cathy Riggs – Proprietor
b jAXON – Gallery Operations Director
Carl Tilton – Production Supervisor

Jerry Ott – Photography                                                                                                 Aaron Cole – Photography
Jim Marierro – Wood Carving


2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi, a friend of mine was in your frame shop the other day and talked to you about displaying art in your gallery area. I am an artist/muralist in the area and would like to speak to you about possibly putting some of my pieces on display in your shop
    Thank you
    Kerry Broughton

    1. Sorry for the delayed response. I would love to speak with you on the possibilities of displaying your body of work @ I’ve Been Framed. Please give us a call to set up an appointment to review your work.

      Looking forward to working with you.

      -b jAXON, Gallery Operations Director
      PH: 925-228-7573
      Email: gallerydirectorIBF@aol.com

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