About Imagine It Framed
Everyone Has A Story…Here’s Ours
For over 16 years, Imagine It Framed has provided Port Angeles with award-winning picture framing and fine art. We are the largest full service frame center on the Northwest Peninsula. Our knowledgeable staff provides friendly service and creative design solutions for your unframed art. All work is done on-site so we can offer a huge selection and quick turnaround. We’ll help you find the perfect frame at the right price, guaranteed!
We Used To Be Named Karon’s Frame Center
In 1999, Karon Nichols opened Karon’s Frame Center in Port Angeles, Washington, and Rene’ Bauer was hired in 2007 as a Designer. In 2010 Karon decided to retire, so Rene’ and her husband Larry Bauer bought the business. Karon’s Frame Center was renamed Imagine It Framed in 2016 and continues Karon’s high standards of quality framing, personal & professional service, and building relationships by exceeding client expectations.
Rene’ & Larry Bauer
Rene’ has extensive experience in Design with over 10 years of working in graphic design, and a B.S. in Theatre Design Technology with a Fine Arts Major. When Larry & Rene’ met they found a common thread in exploring, love of the wilderness, the arts, and music. Once all the kids were fledged they jumped on the opportunity to pick a place to spend the rest of their lives, but they had no idea where that would be. They had both left their jobs, and with nothing tying them to the cold and heat of Minnesota, decided to explore America. Larry & Rene’ bought a 24’ trailer and headed South-South-East as fast as they could go.
Larry & Rene’ traveled to remote areas along the coast, the swamps of the Everglades, New Orleans, the Southwest, the West Coast, all the way to Sequoia National Park and up into the Hoh Rain Forest of Washington state. They spent almost a full year exploring, staying in remote areas Larry had the skill and nerve to squeeze the trailer into, and National Parks. They ran into Ken Burns at Everglades National Park in Florida. He was just starting on his documentary on National Parks of America. “We spoke a bit about his project and he was so kind to share his time with us. We met many people from many walks of life, all with their own story.”
The Bauers found the Peninsula truly unique: the wilderness, access to Seattle & Victoria (via a Ferry no less), the Ocean to the West and the Mountains right out the back door. It has a strong art community, diversity of climate, and the Mountains Rene’s heart longed for. Larry & Rene’ are happy to call Port Angeles home.