I have had innumerable pieces of art (original oils, lithographs, memorobilia, etc.) framed by Fancy Art in downtown Barrington for the last several years.

In these days of careless or even shoddy workmanship, I can always count on George M Vodin for ideas on layout, frame, color and other variables that come into play when framing a special piece of artwork or cherished memory for me.

Additionally, when I married my husband several years ago, he also has had several pieces of work done here and has become an avid supporter of George’s quality workmanship and wonderful customer service as well.

Anyone desiring to have anything framed that is special or cherished by them, would be well pleased by the superior quality of work and timeliness done by Fancy Artwork.

Judy and Gary Leven

We took pictures to Fancy Art and had them framed to use in our funeral home and they came out great! They look wonderful and are definitely an asset to the space they’re in.

Thank you so much for the great work, we will definitely use and recommend Fancy Art in the future!

Jack Davenport

Jack & Lisa Davenport

Davenport Funeral Homes

Had a very nice experience in here today when I went in to have a Vargas girl framed; the owner/framer was helpful, informative, witty, and knew how to sell subtly. I spent more money there than I’d originally wanted to (I seem to be noting this quite often in reviews lately…) but that is fair enough.

On getting Vargas-girl back…she’s beautiful. The frame recommended for the colors and price range I gave is perfect, and the owner/framer did an exquisite job. I paid less than I might have at Michael’s or any other frame shop. Perfect for art gifts – worth the drive if you’re not local.

Beautiful selection of frames and prints at very competitive prices. I’ll certainly be back.

Eva H.

I wish I could give them more stars!  The glass in my frame broke and I needed to present framed art work early this afternoon.  I drove over to Fancy Art and the young lady behind the counter took charge.  Not only did she cut the glass to size, she followed every necessary step to properly frame art work and did it all in a few minutes.  Now I have a quality product to deliver two hours from now and I will be very proud to hand it over.

Thank you Fancy Art for saving my day and making me look good!  Fantastic service!!

Mary D.

I have taken countless expensive posters and other original non-replaceable art to NFP, have had nothing less than stellar experiences. The art was well handled, framed correctly, and the one time something was not perfect to my standards, Brent took care of me right away! Highly recommend this place!

John Dziewior

I had a Indian summer picture from the Chicago Tribune 1948 mounted and framed. Lisa helped to pick out the frame and helped mount and frame it. Outstanding job highly recommend Fancy Art NFP. Good job.

Mark Hansen

“Fancy Art provides a valued service for creating artistic frames suitable for the subject and the location. We are very pleased with the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of his ART.”

James O'Donnell

Pharma consultant

“Nice selection in various price ranges”

Chris Brady

Look This Way Photography

“Great product, great business idea!”

Rio Phior

Principal, Sagon Phior, Strategic brand marketing


JoAnn Lombardi

Principal, VR Business Brokers

“We went to Fancy Art to have a few family heirlooms framed together. It turned out amazing, it was completed on time for an event we needed it for and the price was exceptionally reasonable. “

Timothy Neighbors

President, ScanToFix, Inc

I just received the framed photo of my parents.  Oh my gosh…it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much.
Lauri R.
Carnation, WA

We are very satisfied with the framing work George and his staff at Fancy Art N.F.P. did for us. We had multiple projects and all were finished promptly and perfectly including a very complex and specific matte with 4 different sized openings that needed to be cut. With their craftsmanship and recommendation of archival materials, Fancy Art N.F.P. has helped create family heirlooms that will stand the test of time. Thank you George for all your help.

Matthew Benkert

I recently had a very special piece of family art framed by George at Fancy Art, NFP. I was unaware of the details that went into framing a piece, but George was really great about teaching me why each step was important, and giving me advice on how to properly frame the piece. The end result was just as nice as he described, and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Steve Cook

Just picked up a funky piece of art I had framed by Fancy Art. I am very happy with the end result, the piece looks finished and will make a great statement when mounted on the wall. I went with 4 out of 5 stars because I had less than a stellar experience working with one of the employees. The man I initially worked with was somewhat difficult but the woman who I picked up the completed project from was very kind. (The store closes at 5:30 pm and she stayed open until I arrived at 5:50 pm.)

Anna S.

They don’t have appetizers or a wine bar, but they have a GREAT staff and a huge selection of framing and matting. From simple and inexpensive to elegant and modern. Very creative help from the staff.

I have been coming here for a year and have done a dozen projects. From fine art to simple office prints and shadow boxes.

Don’t waste your time going to Michael’s… Just get in here. You can go next door for a snack at Trader Joe’s if you need a nosh!

Harley P

nice people, well done framing, thank you — I will be back.

Bruce Pfaff

I recently had my frame on my picture repaired & they did a beautiful job.

Rosemary Smith

The work you have framed for me is just beautiful. It’s nice to be across the street from you! Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving and holiday season.

Susan McConnell Photography

“We went to Fancy Art to have a few family heirlooms framed together. It turned out amazing, it was completed on time for an event we needed it for and the price was exceptionally reasonable. ”

Timothy Neighbors

Scan to Fix, Inc


Mark Rosenbloom, MD

Life Force Institute

Best prices, selection and quality. 40-60% less than Michaels or Hobby Lobby and they are more experienced with a vastly larger selection on site.

Jordan Lubbers

I LOVE Fancy Art – used them exclusively for years. Great Video http://bit.ly/ARTicul8

Jan Busse

Highly satisfied with the creativity and quality of framing. We have used Fancy Art for oils, water colors and counter cross stitch art pieces. Always happy with the results.

Fredrick Schick