Melinda with her grandson, Bayano

A One Woman Shop

Melinda (Lyn) Portmess has been a custom picture framer for over 20 years.  She is a Central New York native with a degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University.  After working as a custom framer for a local business,  Melinda bought Art Etc..Framing and Gifts in LaFayette in 1993.  Five years later, she moved the business to her home on Tully Lake, south of Syracuse.  From 2007-2012 she was also the primary framer at Limestone Art & Framing Gallery in Fayetteville N. Y.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and to lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton