First Street Gallery


Established in 1982

Our framing studio works with a sense of historical accuracy and style to define an approach to framing your art, photography and memorabilia. We have the ability to create a range of styles from modern minimalist to period reproductions or one of a kind designs.

We embrace technological advances in new materials and techniques but maintain a balance with proven historic methodology.

Quality custom framing will outlast the carpeting and furniture in your home as well as the clothing and accessories you purchase. It can pass from generation to generation and still look as good as the day it was done. Our framing studio uses only archival products and methods to ensure the safety, durability and longevity of your art.

Rotating Art in the Gallery

This month every wall displays a different local artist.
Hand painted rocks by Julie Ann Stricklin
Encinitas painting by Dan Harmer
Whimsical animal paintings and local scenery by Steve Webb
American Landscapes by Robert Kennedy
Puppy paintings for the young at heart by Jim Hornung
And Beach Photos by Neal Glasgow

Neal Glasgow

Neal Glasgow is a Cardiff / Encinitas native who is continuing his exploration in art through photography. Over his career as both an artist and an art educator, he has focused on a variety of creative pathways, subject matter and techniques. This exhibition explores the local environment with a focus on morning light and its impact on the merging (collision) of light, land, ocean, and air.

Reception on Friday May 11th from 4 to 6pm

Wood Work

Here is an old family desk in parts that was too far damaged to restore so the client requested some frames made out of remains to keep the family memory alive. Panels and structural parts were disassembled, squared, surfaced and  some frames were constructed using just the old wood.